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Maurice Jago vs John Eric Littlewood
Minor Counties-ch corr (1964) (correspondence), ENG
King's Gambit: Accepted. Mason-Keres Gambit (C33)  ·  0-1



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Apr-21-05  Elrathia Kingi: This may be the wildest game I have ever seen.
Apr-21-05  Shokwave: Very wild opening for a correspondence game.
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  offramp: I thought Correspondence players often went for the wild openings.

This is really REALLY wild.

Apr-21-05  Shams: hey offramp, I want the answer to your puzzle! mike met juliet. what's the answer???



Apr-21-05  aw1988: ...the players soon died of heart attacks.
Apr-21-05  WorldChampeen: I've definitely have seen another King's Gambit very much like this; in fact, I don't think the theme here is all that rare. White has a huge material lead but Black dominates all other aspects I would venture. Additionally a correspondence game seems an interesting place to think this kind of game out.

Maybe a KG proponent might like to comment on this.

Apr-21-05  WorldChampeen: Wild is as Wild does ... Ol' Jago again in this one... but he comes up on the plus side in this other one, note, it is similar, Jago vs Thomas, 1953
Apr-22-05  aw1988: And then you have THIS: Janowski vs Edward Lasker, 1924
Apr-22-05  WorldChampeen: Yes, I am very familiar with those games, played in New Orleans
Apr-25-05  Bacchus: This game is a roller coaster knockout
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: Wow what a game. Littlewood manages to draw the king out, but istead of giving up his opponent just keeps fighting!
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  GrahamClayton: <Shokwave>Very wild opening for a correspondence game.

1. e4 e5 2. f4 ef4 3.♘c3 ♕h4+ 4.♔e2 is known by a couple of names - the Mason Gambit, after Irish master James Mason, or the Parnu Gambit, the Estonian town where a young Paul Keres and Martin Villemson analysed the opening.

14.♔e4 ♖e8 15.♔d3 ♗f5+ 16.♔c3 ♕a5+ seems to be the best option for White.

Jan-15-14  Mr Bigz: Yes a wild game, but nothing too wild and very in style with the kings gambit. I am a KG player as I am self taught and the lines of attack you get compared to say a Spanish or even a Queens Pawn wall, are just well astonishing. I find very good play with 3. Nf3 in most any scenario, and if black tries anything funny likes, Bd5(d4) (then amateur players will play Bb4+, c3, Ba5, (a4 if black skips a beat say Nf6 than b5! grabs the bishop) i have seen that line quite an awful lot. The book says that 2.d5 is the main threat to white playing the kg, but if that's it then I am not scared, it is only a temporary stop to the main aspects of the KG. I just won a correspondence game (1780 vs 1550) with KG and won in less than 15 moves after a bishop sac on an unguarded king position. Never had the cohones for this sort of opening though, would rather play 3.Bc5 or 3.Nf3 than 3.Nc3 as it is old an there is not much pressure being applied.
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  GrahamClayton: Game 23 in Tim Harding's book "64 Great Chess Games - Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess".

Harding says "This is essentially a tactical battle of some theoretical interest, which is very enjoyable to play through and analyse, evwen if the game has flaws. It represents a style of CC play that was very popular in the pre-computer era".

Wild position after 30...f1Q:

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