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Antero Harju vs Martti Liimatta
FIN-ch UKM/A13 corr (1986) (correspondence)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Fischer Defense (C34)  ·  0-1

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Jan-04-05  Dave Murray: I got this one :)!
Jan-04-05  Gowe: Easy puzzle, very poor play by white. Probably 7.gxf4 was the move that gave black the victory. Harju played very bad the king's gambit. I think 6. 0-0 would be much better than g3. 14.Bg5! was The move. Good for liimatta
Jan-04-05  Gowe: I think that the trick that we all use to resolve monday, tuesday... thursday puzzles is just watching the most incredible sacrifice and then how you can use it.
Jan-04-05  CFC rating: I see that after 17... Ng4+ 18.Kg2 Ne3+ 19.Kf2 Nxd1 20.Ke1 White wins the black Knight and I think that the game is far from over.
Jan-04-05  weirdoid: <CFC rating> I have never played correspondence chess, but I think after 20 ... Nxb2, it is perhaps a tad unrealistic to expect black to blunder enough not to win from pawn+exchange up in a correspondence chess, although admittedly I used to play on from worse position / material (im)balance than that in rapid chess where errors were/are more common.
Jan-04-05  blunderqueenagain: <CFC rating> After 20. Ke1, black plays 20 ... Ne3 and the knight escapes, so black is still up a rook.
Jan-04-05  chesslearning: <blunderqueenagain> 20. Ke1 Ne3 21. Bxe3
Jan-04-05  jkiipli: after 20. Ke1, besides 20...Nxb2 black may play 20...Nxd4
Jan-04-05  erikcu: <CFC rating> I saw the same line; I wonder what Crafty sees as the advantage of black at that point. It looks as if white' king is a little more exposed than black's, but I know I could still lose the game as black... However I am a total patzer.
Jan-04-05  maxundmoritz: 20...Nxd4 and White can't take back with the Knight on e2 because of 21...Rxg1.
Jan-04-05  cade: 17... Ng4+ 18.Kg2 Ne3+ 19.Kf2 Nxd1 20.Ke1 Nxd4 21.Kxd1 Nxe2 22.Kxe2 Rxg1

If 21.Nxd4 then Rxg1+

Jan-04-05  MindlessOne: wow, that was easy, im always on the alert of queen sacs. Ive noticed that some of the most beautiful games ive seen have been in the kings gambit
Jan-04-05  vangogh228: One thing is for sure here... Do NOT play the King's Gambit unless you know what you are doing. You cannot 'think' your way through it and expect to win.
Jan-04-05  shortsight: <cade> if i'm not mistaken, after 21. ... Nxe2, white can relpy by 21. Nxe2 without losing the knight at g1 to the rook at g8. but still, white is material down anyway.
Jan-04-05  ArturoRivera: easy puzzule, i saw it right away
Jan-04-05  Novice713: After 18. Kg2 Ne3+, it's clear that Black is going to capture the queen. What happens if 18. Kg3.
Jan-04-05  Skylark: Kg3 Ne3+ still works because of the g8-rook.

I got it; an easy win of a rook.

Jan-04-05  Novice713: <Skylark> oh yes, of course
Jan-04-05  erimiro1: Nice and easy, and a very sad end to the King's Gambit. I still hope, that one day someone will find the way to refresh that classical openning, like Bronstein and Spassky did during the 50's and the 60's.
Jan-04-05
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  Willem Wallekers: <a very sad end to the King's Gambit> Not if white plays 6. 0-0 in stead of 6.g3
Jan-04-05  Ed Caruthers: Why not 13...Qxh2+ winning the exchange a few moves earlier? Were there chances to win more if White went wrong between the 13th & 17th moves?
Jan-04-05
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  beenthere240: 16 Rxd2 isn't any better for white, since after 16...Qh4+ the R has to return to h2 and the sac is back in place.
Jan-04-05  cuendillar: <Ed Caruthers> It has been tried before where white eventually managed to win. Obviously black should have won that one too, but the line played was obviously better. Spassky vs Portisch, 1967
Jan-04-05
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  mahmoudkubba: I do'nt understand why the white resigned so early?? any news on that??
Jan-04-05  themindset: because he is down a rook.
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