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Laszlo Szabo vs Stanko Kosanski
Sarajevo (1972), Sarajevo YUG, rd 10, Mar-31
Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-04  tacticsjokerxxx: cool so whats the hawk, Nakumara countergambit and the Hawaii countergambit?

I like the benoni but haven't heard of those variations.

I'm guessing something like 1.d4-c5 2.dxc4-Na6 and 2.-f5 and stuff like that.

Aug-02-04  weary willy: Wonderful. But there's really no need to get too excited about the names of openings. It's just a bunch of people moving their plastic and wanting a convenient bit of shorthand. And as for national stereotyping ...

Here's a useful site: openings.html

and here's another

Aug-02-04  weary willy: Apologies - the URL for the first site got a bit mangled - it should be

Aug-02-04  CrackerSmack: Bill Robertie must be eating his lunch.
I think that would be humble pie for desert.
Aug-02-04  weary willy: Cracker
<Sounds like no-one here understands the Benoni. or indeed the difference between the King Ind-jun & the Benoni.>

You sound very definite on this point. How would you distinguish the two? And why does ignorance of the Woozle indicate someone is an American (Milne has his readers across the globe)

Aug-02-04  weary willy: A pedant writes:

<I think that would be humble pie for desert>

Generally thought to refer to the umbles - or innards of deer and similar animals ... so more a savoury dish than a pudding ... and definitely not a desert <sic>

Aug-02-04  Knight13: Nice Knight fork here.
Aug-02-04  cincinnatifan: Someone please tell me what yesterday's game/puzzle was. I missed it. Thanks.
Aug-02-04  rochade18: <cincinnatifan> I don't know but have a look at the game collection "sunday puzzles" or so by
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  cu8sfan: <cincinnatifan> I think it was Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 <20.... Black to play and win> It's the last in the tactics archive and it has tons of posts dated August 1st.

I only answer your question because you're not called "Cardsfan"! (-:

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  kevin86: This is the usual Monday "Give em confidence puzzle" It will be a lot harder to run the gauntlet through the latter half of the week. Strange,here,'running the gauntlet' and 'running the gamut' are identical-usually they aren't.

cubsfan,redsfan,cardsfan-to me are all the same;lately their teams have been turning my Phillies into empties.Not to mention the Marlins-it's like bassmasters only we are at the bass-end.

Aug-02-04  azaris: Chessmaster 9000 gives the following:

Nakumara Countergambit: 1. d4 c5 2. b4 cxb4
Hawaii Countergambit: 1. d4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. e3
Hawk (Habichd) Defense: 1. d4 c5 2. d5 ♘f6 3. ♘f3 c4

Aug-02-04  DanielBryant: I solved this one immediately... then I remembered it was Monday.
Aug-02-04  Wallyllama: It is possible to begin with a certain opening, such as the KI, and then 'transform' it into another, such as a Benoni. This is the whole idea behind an opening such as Pirc, which can be formed into other openings depending on the defense.
Aug-02-04  Whitehat1963: Must be Monday.
Aug-02-04  ChessPraxis: This puzzle shows that a King cannot dominate an opposing Knight all by itself - he needs at least a pawn or so to help out. What I mean is if 41 ... Kf7 42. Nxh7 then both ... Kg7 and ... Kg6 will allow the Knight to wriggle away. No getting around this. But if Black had a pawn at h6 he could at least recover the Knight with ... Kg7. Although in this position, the white pawn at e6 would still win the day.
Aug-02-04  CrackerSmack: In certain parts of Europe humble pie is actually a dish served for desert, perhaps this is only known to Free Thinking Cosmopolitan Men of the world.
Aug-02-04  masterwojtek: Where are you from CrackerSmack?
Aug-02-04  Whitehat1963: <masterwojtek> CrackerSmack is from somewhere where they spell dessert desert. A desert country perhaps, CrackSmoker?
Aug-02-04  BiLL RobeRTiE: <CrackerSmack> What?? Did you even read my post, you illiterate trolling mongoloid? Instead of addressing it, you go off on a silly tangent about your "woozle" garbage again. Like it or not, this opening is a Benoni, whether it started out with ...g6, ...Bg7 first or not. If the game had instead started 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 e6 4 Nc3 exd5 5 cxd5 d6 6 e4 g6 7 Nf3 Bg7 8 Be2 O-O 9 Bf4, thus reaching the same position, would you be so quick to call it a King's Indian? Apparently the concept of a "transposition" is too much for your meager mind to handle. Of course, you probably won't admit that you're wrong, but that's OK - I won't hold it against you. I had trouble doing the same when I was 10 years of age too. ;)
Aug-02-04  notyetagm: I solved this puzzle so fast it made my head spin. So far, so good this week.
Aug-02-04  misguidedaggression: Looks like The web page crackersmack got the variation list from was slightly incorect, looks like all of those openings are from the "Old Benoni" opening. This is clearly a Modern Benoni. Obvious mistake for someone whose knowledge of the Benoni is limited to how to do a google search on it. >:) Thanks for finding the page for me weary willy. (I knew he just copied and pasted it from somewhere!)
Aug-03-04  CrackerSmack: Did anyone else notice a word in Bill's text? It was 10 miles high you can't miss it.


Aug-08-04  misguidedaggression: No, but I saw the word "transposition".
Aug-15-04  patzer2: White's 38. Qh5+ initiaties the winning Knight Fork combination sequence by forcing the King into a position where the fork will be effective.

The passed pawn on d6 plays an essential role in the combination, by cutting off squares and by preventing 39...Qg7 to block the fork due 40. Qxg7+ Kxg7 41. d7 followed by 42. d8Q.

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