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Laszlo Barczay vs Lajos Portisch
Hungary (1969)
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54)  ·  0-1

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Dec-06-03  Resignation Trap: Until today, I believed that 13...h6 gave Black an advantage, based on this game.

More recently, Tim Harding stated that White's move, 17. Qe2, was an error, and that 17. Qxb7 was the correct move.

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Dec-06-03
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  Calli: Yes, Harding played 17.Qxb7 in a correspondence game. Since that game is not on Chess games, I'll give the last part of it here:

12Bxg5 13. Nxg5 h6! 14. Bb5+ Bd7 15. Qe2 Bxb5! 16. Qxb5+ Qd7 17. Qxb7 [17. Qe2 Kf8 18. Re1 Nxd5; 17. Qd3 hxg5 18. Rae1 O-O] 17O-O 18. Rae1 Ng6 [18Rab8!?] 19. Nf3 Rfb8 20. Qa6 Rxb2 [20...Qb5!?] 21. Nd4! [21. g3 Qb5; 21. a4!?] 21Ne5 22. h3 Qc8 23. Qa3 Qb7 24. Nf5 Kh7 25. Qg3 Rg8 26. Ne7 Re8 27. Nf5 Rg8 - Tim Harding Per Lindblom, 5th European Corr Ch preliminaries, board 1, 1994~1996.

Jun-26-04  kamiel: 17.Qxb7 has been refuted too now. It loses to 18. ... Rab8 instead of Ng6 and after 19.Qxa7 Nxd5 gives black winning advantage.

The most recent try white has in this opening is 14.Qb3! which seems to give white positional compensation for the pawn. Extensive analysis of all lines after 7. Nc3!? can be found at the website http://sorrowdy.mysteria.cz/

Jun-10-10
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  tpstar: [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nxe4 8. 0-0 Bxc3 9. d5 Bf6 10. Re1 Ne7 11. Rxe4 d6 12. Bg5 Bxg5 13. Nxg5 h6 14. Bb5+ Bd7 15. Qe2 Bxb5 16. Qxb5+ Qd7 17. Qe2 Kf8 18. Nxf7 Kxf7 19. Re1 Ng8 20. Re6 Kf8 21. f4 [last book move] Nf6 22. Re7 Re8 23. Rxe8+ [23. Rxd7 Rxe2 24. Rxe2 Nxd7 ] Qxe8 24. Qf2 [24. Qxe8+ doesn't improve anything Nxe8 25. Re4 Nf6 ] Qb5 0-1 [25. Qxa7 Kf7 ]

I was hoping Fritz would have lots to say about one of the most critical games for Giuoco Piano chess theory, but everything up to Move 21 was all book. ;>D

22 ... Re8 is a nice cross-pin:


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