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P Larsson vs Englund
"Merry Old Englund" (game of the day Feb-28-2012)
Stockholm - (1942), Stockholm SWE
King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36)  ·  0-1



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  OhioChessFan: 6. c4 Bb4+ 7. Kf2 Ne3 8. Bxe3 fxe3+ 9. Kxe3 and White is going to lose but can hang on a while.

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  whiteshark: MegaCor database give the following intro:

[Event "Sweden"]
[Site "corr"]
[Date "1942.??.??"]
[White "Larsson, Erik (SWE)"]
[Black "Englund, F."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C36"]
[Annotator "Dyckhoff"]

Dyckhoff's CC miniatures book attributed this game to the well-known chess organiser <Erik Larsson, <but this game was played by a different person of the same name.>> Possibly it was even an OTB game (Stockholm 1942) as Burgess book states.

Feb-28-12  sevenseaman: After the opening error White defended as well as he could but the horse had bolted.
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  whiteshark: Game of the Day
Feb-28-12  KingV93: Pathetic way to play the KG as White. Leaving the e1-c5 diagonal open gives away a large initiative in an opening where it's White who's supposed to be taking it to Black by giving up the pawn. I'd have went with 6.♗c4 and tried to continue with the classical theme using 0-0 and working in the beloved ♗xf7+ in an attempt to put Black on the back foot.
Feb-28-12  capablankka: What it happens if white play
12. Kb1 Ba4 13. bxc3 Bxb3 14.axb3 and after black lose the bishop of b4, white has enough compensation for the Quenn?
Feb-28-12  newzild: <capablankka: What it happens if white play 12. Kb1 Ba4 13. bxc3 Bxb3 14.axb3 and after black lose the bishop of b4, white has enough compensation for the Quenn?>

Well, first of all it's impossible for White to play 12. Kb1, because his king is on g1. Secondly, Black is threatening 12...Qe3#.

Feb-28-12  capablankka: Sorry,
12...Ba4 13.bxc3 Bxb3 14.axb3....and black lose bishop b4
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  Sastre: After 12.Nb1 Ba4 13.bxc3 Bxb3 14.axb3 Bd6 15.c5, Black has 15...Bxc5 16.dxc5 Qxc5+ 17.Nd4 Nc6 .
Feb-28-12  bvwp: gizmo: 11..Qe3 mate
Feb-28-12  gizmo: Sorry I am a beginner when it comes to chess so could anyone explain to me why white at 11 doesn't just capture the knight with his queen.
Feb-28-12  gizmo: Thanks for the quick response bvwp.
Feb-28-12  ProLogik: <gizmo: Sorry I am a beginner when it comes to chess so could anyone explain to me why white at 11 doesn't just capture the knight with his queen.>

If white plays 11. QxNd1, then black can play 11. ...Qe3#

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  TheTamale: I guess the real stinker is 6) c4...? Although I admit I wouldn't have seen that Black's simple reply ties up the White QB. Once that knight gets in, it's curtains!
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  FSR: Feeble play by White, but a very nice miniature by Englund - whoever he was. Fritz Englund, who I initially assumed this was, had been dead nine years by 1942.
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  kevin86: A real nightmare for white...just when he thought his king was safe,the queen comes to grief.

Quick:what famous killer was played by Robert Englund?

One,two Freddy's coming for you...

Feb-28-12  rapidcitychess: Truly a great game. Saying anything further is pointless.
Feb-28-12  scormus: <FSR> Yes, I never before saw a KG played with such ineptitude by W. Noone who chooses it should go down unless all their guns are firing
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  FSR: <scormus: <FSR> Yes, I never before saw a KG played with such ineptitude by W.>

I assume you are being hyperbolic. If not, you may wish to consult N Tchinenoff vs R Maillard, 1925, for starters,

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  FSR: <scormus> An addendum to my prior post: I highly recommend Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880, as explained in <Phony Benoni>'s comment of June 7, 2009.
Feb-28-12  theodor: <<FSR>: <scormus> An addendum to my prior post: I highly recommend Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880, as explained in <Phony Benoni>'s comment of June 7, 2009.> what's the name of the Wiede's game opening? - sepuko? kamikadze? both?
Feb-28-12  scormus: <FSR> Hyperbole? Maybe a little ;)

Maillard, of course is well known from beginner's books, so I supposed it had to have been played somwhere. Or was it for instruction only?

Goetz is neat, with the underpromtion #.
b3 was hardly the move I'd have expected, nor B I imagine. seppuko, yes. aka hara kiri

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  Penguincw: The purpose of 11...Nc3 was to interfere the queen from guarding e3, which would deliver mate.
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  FSR: <theodor><scormus> Wiede played as though he was smoking "weedy." But his 3.b3, though eccentric at best, might have fared better if he'd responded to 3...Qh4+ with 4.Ke2 rather than 4.g3. One often sees a sort of King's Gambit combined with b3 in the 1.e4 c5 2.b3 line of the Sicilian (christened the "Snyder Sicilian" by chess master/teacher/author/pederast Robert Snyder). Opening Explorer
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  GrahamClayton: 11...♘c3! is a dual purpose move - blocking the White Queen from defending e3 and setting up the trap with 12...♗a4.
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