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Spyridon Skembris vs Sergio Mariotti
Budva Zonal (1981), Becici YUG, rd 3, Oct-??
Grob Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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  OhioChessFan: Wow, turning down a draw offer on the perpetual and then losing the game 6 moves later?! If someone can explain Rh7, I'd love to hear it.
Aug-01-05  Sydro: The point of 23...Rh7 would be to protect g7. This move is not bad.

21...g6! would be very good for black.

27...b5 or g6 is good.

30...Qc4 would be good.

After 33...bxc5+? white is winning.

33...Qc4 might have worked.

Jan-22-08  Xuorarch: I think 13...Qe7 is an interesting possibility.

13...Qe7 14. Bxf4 exf4 but now white can't develop the knight because of Rh3, and black threatens Qc5. In fact I see a Qc5 fork in several lines if white loses the dark squared bishop. e.g. 14. Ne2 Ne6 15. Ng3 Nc5 16. Nxc5 Qxc5. Taking the f2 pawn in several circumstances may be dangerous due to Rdf1 or Rhf1, so I dunno. Black stands good in this opening, and I think Mariotti's play refutes 2.Bg2.

May-27-08  prinsallan: I definatly agree with <OhioChessFan>. A quick glance at the board sugest that White is clearly better. Drawing by perpetual here is more than recommended.
Dec-30-11  the eel: In this line 2 Bg2 is a mistake, white should play 2 d3 to answer h5 with g5.
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  OhioChessFan: "Spy Ring"
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  GrahamClayton: 3. h3 hxg4 4. hxg4 Rxh1 5. Bxh1 Qh4 6. Bf3 Qh2 7. Kf1 d5 8. d3 Nf6 9. g5 Ng4 10. Bxg4 Bxg4 seems to give Black an advantage - the Grob is not the sort of opening you would expect to see at a zonal tournament.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Despite the result of the game, Black's play is a serious threat to the viability of the Grob.

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