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Sergei Rublevsky vs Christian Gabriel
Wch U18 (1992), Duisburg GER, rd 4, Jul-??
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Krause Gambit (C47)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-03  rochade18: Wow, what a tactical firework! I don't know if I was couraged enough to sacrifice my rook with a king on c3.

And after 17...Ke7 then 18.Bg5 Kd6 19.Qf6 and Bf4, right?

Dec-31-05  Whitehat1963: Wild 18th century-style game won by the latest Russian champ. Great fun!
Jun-20-06  Stevens: And people say the Four Knights is boring! Proof that the game is what you make it.
Jun-20-06  borisbadenoff: Up to including 12. Bc4 this is "known ground".
White decided to play the Scotch instead of the Spanish variation of the four knights by 4. d4 normally here black should play 4. .. exd4 with really equal chances for both. But instead plays the 4. .. Bb4 Bogoljubow variation. This allows white to play the for attacking players favorable Krause variation of the scotch.

Up to 8. a3 everything fine here I consider 8. .. Ba5 superior to 8. .. Nxd4 and after 11. Kxc3 it looks like white is down in material but in reality has 2 pieces (the knight is trapped) for the rook.

12. .. Qe7 may look like a good idea but is not. Better to mantain something like equality would be 12. .. bxa4+ So here white is already in a superior position. And 16. .. Qe4 is the first step which black takes on his way to hell. Still better is bxc6.

And after 20. Qd6+ the black queen is lost. 20. .. Ka7 21. Be3+ Qxe3 22. fxe3. And white is a piece (the trapped knight) up

Oct-26-21  Whitehat1963: Currently sits atop the Guess the Move 40 most difficult games list.

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