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Gerter vs Ibrahim Kapic
Zagreb-B (1955), Zagreb YUG, Nov-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Becker Defense (C34)  ·  1-0



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  InspiredByMorphy: Whites development is far superior after 11.O-O-O
Apr-25-05  aw1988: Ouch, Qxf7 Qd8#, or Kxf7 Qg6#.
Jan-08-07  Rubenus: Perhaps a good Monday puzzle? Or Tuesday if they need one.
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  fredthebear: Black opened with seven straight pawn moves. In the final position (facing mate in one either way the Bishop is captured), Black has six pieces sitting on the back rank. Black should have moved more pieces, not so many pawns.
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  Stonehenge: Reposted from a deleted game:

Premium Chessgames Member cro777:

The game Gerter – Kapic was played at the 1. International Chess Festival in Zagreb (Croatia) 1955 in the junior section (Zagreb-B). Interestingly, one of the participants in this section was Bent Larsen.

In the masters section (Zagreb-A) the winner was Smyslov in front of Ivkov and Matanovic.

Of course, the second attribution (Herter – Kapic, 1965) is wrong.

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  cro777: The 1st International Chess Festival Zagreb (1955)

Only selected games from the Junior tournament (Zagreb-B) were published:

Gerter – Ibrahim Kapic

King's Gambit Accepted: Becker Defense (3.Nf3 h6)

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 h6 <Becker's move> 4.d4 g5 5.g3

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The idea behind Becker Defense is to create a pawn chain on h6, g5, f4 to defend the f4 pawn while avoiding the Kieseritzky Gambit. See most recent game Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2020

5...d6 <The more popular move here is 5...fxg3 as Leko played against Ivanchuk>

6. Bc4 <Better is Nc3> 6...g4 7.Nh4 f3 8.Bf4 Nd7 9.Qd3

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9...Qf6? <The decisive mistake. Black should have played 9...Be7 or 9...Nb6 followed by ...Be7>

10.Nc3 c6 11.O-O-O Nb6 12. e5 dxe5 13. dxe5 Qe7 14. Bxf7+ 1-0

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