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J Coppola vs D Frank
corr (1982) (correspondence), cr
King's Gambit: Accepted. King's Knight Gambit (C34)  ·  1-0



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Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: [Site ""]
[White "EmperorAtahualpa"]
[Black "Atahualpa's honorable opponent"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1200"]
[BlackElo "1051"]

<1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 c5?> 3..c5 is the first move out of the book and not a very convincing one. Perhaps Black was trying to prevent d4? Who knows..The most standard move here is 3...g5 but Black has a couple of other options such as 3...d5 (Abbazia defense) or 3...Be7 (Cunningham defense) <4.Bc4 Nf6 5.O-O> Blasting through the f-file as soon as possible with the rook on f1. <5...Nxe4?> Too greedy. From now on White has the upper hand in the game. <6.Qe2! f5?!> Crafty suggests 6...d5 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Bxd7 Kxd7 9.Ne5+ Ke8 10.d3 Qe7 11.Nxf7+ Qxf7 12.dxe4 <7.d3 d5 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.Ne5?!> Although Crafty prefers the straight-forward 9.dxe4, this is also a good move. Basically, 9.Ne5 gives Black more chances to make a wrong move. <9...a6 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.dxe4 dxe4 12.Kh1?!> White needs to watch out for the queen-fork Qd4+! Another way to defend this was 12.Bxf4 but I was worrying about ...g5. <12...Qd5 13.Bxf4 Qd4? 14.Nc3?!> Here was too preoccupied with the defense of b2 and missed 14.Rd1! Qxb2? 15.Qh5+! <14...Qb4?> Hungry for the b-pawn and forgetting about everything else. <15.Qh5+! Ke7??> The only right move here was 15...g6. An entertaining combination could have followed: 16.Nxg6 hxg6 17.Qxg6! (not Qxh8) Kd8 18.Rad1+! After 15...Ke7?? follows mate. <16.Qf7+ Kd8 17.Nxc6#> 1-0

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  tpstar: <EmperorAtahualpa> Nice crush! Don't forget the Fischer Defense 3 ... d6 which aims for a dark square blockade. Beginners often grab material (5 ... Nxe4??) and look later, so good job refuting that. I also like 9. Ne5, but consider 12. Rd1 gaining the open file, then if 12 ... Qc7 13. Bxf4 or 12 ... Qb6 13. Qc4 is strong. Also note 12. Bxf4 and 12 ... g5? is out due to 13. Qh5+. Fine coordination of your pieces at the end. A tasty miniature. :-)

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