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I Maclellan vs D Thompson
Denver (1984)
King's Gambit: General (C30)  ·  0-1



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May-28-03  Reverser: Anyone could help me on this line after 4 .. Bg4, i often get in trouble. If i castle then the other player usually play Nd4 and i'm forced to take back with g pawn which usually leads to Bh3 with black getting a big attack on my king(which is not really the idea when playing the king's gambit as white :p). The best move i've found so far is d3 followed by Nd2 but i don't really like this line either, too passive from my point of view. Of course i could play 5 h3 but after 5 BxN QxB 6 Nd4 6 Qd1 i still lose a tempo. So i really don't know what to do. Any advice welcome.
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  Honza Cervenka: 5.h3 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 Nd4 7.Qd1?? is bad for 7...Qh4+. Try 5.c3 with next 6.h3.
May-28-03  actual: play to take over the center...c3 and d4 look good...

I like 4 Bb5...then if 4...Bg4, 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Qxd4 8. Nxd4 threatening the pinned knight, you can castle king side and own the half open f's king side isn't developed yet

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