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Sergio Mariotti vs Gennadi Kuzmin
October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977), Leningrad URS, rd 15, Jul-16
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit (B20)  ·  1-0

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Mar-03-07  jmrulez2004: sexy playing style by mariotti..me like
Mar-04-07  benba57: Is the wing gambit considered a sound opening??
Jan-11-20
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  Fusilli: <benba57: Is the wing gambit considered a sound opening??> I don't know, but from personal experience I can say that, in blitz, facing it is challenging (unless you have prepared against it, which is rare, right?)

Nice play by Mariotti.

Jan-11-20
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  areknames: <Nice play by Mariotti.> Yes, some lovely opening tactics in this unusual gambit. Thanks to his lead in development White can gobble up Black's two remaining Q-side pawns once the queens are off the board and enters the endgame with a slight advantage. If 18...b6 then 19.d5 exd5 20.Nd4 and Kuzmin keeps his pawns but loses the exchange which is probably fine for Black. Earlier he should have perhaps continued his development with 16...Ne7 with a small advantage. His queen is strong on e4 and doesn't need to move to g4 until it's kicked.

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