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S Idels vs Daren L Dillinger
Jacksonville (1992)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Defense McCormick Defense (C35)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: Hunting Dillinger.
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  fredthebear: An entertaining game that took it's own course.

4...Bh4+ is far and away the most common Black move.

4...Nf6 is the McCormick Defense, a.k.a. Euwe Defense. 5.e5 is a common White response.

Idels and Dillinger play it their way. 5...Nxe4 attempts to set up the center pawn fork trick 6.NxNe4 d5 etc. White avoids this by first playing 6.Bxf7+.

7.Ne5+ does not look correct, but it does clear the diagonal for the White queen to fly out. Instead 7.NxNe4 seems best.

9.0-0!? is nervy, offering a third minor piece sacrifice. The Black king declines the offer, and is persecuted thereafter by 7 additional checksV!!

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham defence

C35 Sub-variants:

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham defence
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, Bertin gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Bh4+ 5. g3

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, three pawns gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Bh4+ 5. g3 fxg3 6. O-O gxh2+ 7. Kh1

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, Euwe defence 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Nf6


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  fredthebear: This is what happened to the other Dillinger, Public Enemy #1:

I confess to having "watched" the 1973 movie "Dillinger" starring Warren Oates and Ben Johnson a handful of times while wading through a chess game in the evening. If I'm up doing chess and the Mrs. has gone to bed, I prefer an old movie that I've already seen so as not to be distracted by an unknown plot.

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  fredthebear: If Black returns material, 14...RxNh7 15.QxRh7 it's a game. Black must hurry to complete development.

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