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Geoff Chandler vs John B Henderson
SNCL Div 1 Crowwood-Edinburgh (1994)
Lion Defense: Lion's Jaw (B07)  ·  0-1



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Jan-19-05  lronTigran: 2. f3? was pretty bad, but 2. ... d6?! just returned the favor, after which the game transposes to a sort of pirc. 2. ... e5 or 2. ... d5 would have instantly equalized.
Feb-02-05  aw1988: How can he have easily equalized if you say 2. f3 is a bad move?
Feb-14-05  lronTigran: In the opening black is looking to equalize. Theroretically, black should, eventually, be able to equalize, or at least draw. Any mistake by white makes the process much easier.

After 2. f3 black isn't better so any equalizing attempt is best.

Nov-07-07  ChesterTheJester: after 2.e5 black is better surely, threatening Nxe4. White then has to play Nc3 or more interestingly 2.f4! and a reversed Latvian Gambit has occurred.
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  GrahamClayton: 1.e5 e5 2.f3 was played back in the 1920's by the Viennese amateur Joseph Krejcik.

Source: Edward Winter Chess Notes #696

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  watwinc: Something's wrong here - white has a lead in development that has to be worth a pawn. And white could pick up an exchange with 25 Nc7 if the aim was material. Has anybody run a computer check on this line?
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  tamar: <watwinc> 15 Nc7 fails to 15...Qxa2 (threat of Qa1#) 16 Bf4 (16 Bc3 Bh6+ mating) Qa1+ 17 Kd2 Qa5+ and the knight on c7 falls.

Clever trap.

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  watwinc: I had the moves the wrong way round - Qxa2 16.Bc3 Qa1+ and the white king gets away. I still think white's lead in development must be good for more than this, though!
Jul-06-13  Abdel Irada: Looks as though White has to prepare his attack with 16. Kb1, when after 16. ...f6, chances look about equal.

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  Sally Simpson: Yes. The idea after 2...Nf6 is 3.f3-f4! a pure Latvian Gambit. Have played it a few times with success. A lot of Black's do not realise they are playing a Latvian

Correct. Kb1 needs to be played, thought I could handle the pin and save a tempo. Nice swindle attempt by me at the end. Some you win, some you lose.

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  offramp: <Sally Simpson> welcome to our little world.

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