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Richard L Britton vs John Nunn
Islington (1978)
Modern Defense: Two Knights Variation (B06)  ·  0-1



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  plang: Quite an attractive game; both positionally and tactically. Blacks isolated, doubled pawns cover many squares after 16..fe. Whites dark square weakness after 20..ed is about as extreme as it gets. The final tactics starting with 32..Be4 are pretty and typical of Nunn. 37 Kg3..Qg1+ 38 Kh4..Qf2+ 39 Ng3..Ng2# is one possible finish.
Jul-24-11  Eduardo Bermudez: Good chessgame !!
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  woldsmandriffield: Very nice game with a positional exchange sacrifice and crisp tactical finish. One of the hardest moves to find though is 12..Rad8! with the idea of ..Ne5 and ..e6.

I remember this game being published in Chess magazine - John Nunn may even have written an article on 4..a6 in the Modern.

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