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Julian M Hodgson vs Mark Hebden
10th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1986), London ENG, rd 4, Aug-23
Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Variation (A45)  ·  1-0



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Apr-12-06  Silman: 3.h4, this move seems good if black takes on g5; but otherwise it would be a wasteful move, preferable would be 3.Bf4,

4.Nd2, this move seems to help persuade black to take on g5.

5...,e5;?! A strange choice by black opening the centre when behind in development.

8.e4! Whereas white is happy to open the centre further.

13...,Bd7;? played with the intention of ...,0-0-0; Despite the half open h file the rest of this game shows that trying to castle kingside was the better option.

14.e6!, Intuition alone decides this is a candidate move...

15.Rxd7, as does this.

16.Bb5, back to basics, a pinned piece is a paralysed piece.

31.Rd7!, taking advantage of the pinned g pawn. A pinned pawn is a paralysed pawn.

33.Nd6, played with tempo, intending to further pressurise the paralysed g pawn. This wins quickly.

A fine example of how to maintain and increase the initative.

Oct-02-07  notyetagm: A tremendous attacking game by Hodgson, which is annotated in FM Steve Giddins new GAMBIT book "50 Ways To Win At Chess" (
Oct-27-07  notyetagm: A beautiful attacking game by Hodgson.
Dec-29-07  Glossu2000: Superb play by Julian!. Typical of many of his games. When would we have a collection of his gems!?
May-02-10  Wyatt Gwyon: This is good stuff!

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