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Kalman Erdeky vs Carlos Torre Repetto
25th Western Championship (1924), Detroit, MI USA, rd 12, Aug-30
Spanish Game: Open. Open Variation (C80)  ·  0-1



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Jan-01-04  refutor: i don't get 21.Ng6+...was White trying to get Torre Repetto to open the h-file? there must be improvements all over the place here...
Jan-01-04  skakmiv: Maybe white forgot that black was threatning mate on g1.
May-17-04  xqdashi: The book "Life and Games of Carlos Torre" gives this game without the final move Ng6+. There it is Bxd5+ Kh8 resigns.
Mar-06-05  Open Defence: refutor we can use this game for the journal
Jun-18-05  Frankly: This is an excellent game to show possibilities for Black in the open defence when White plays Re1 instead of the more solid d4 on move 6, something often done at lower levels. I found this game in working through lines in opening explorer if White plays Re1 on move 6. I think the knight move at the end was pure desperation, the equivalent of resigning, which may explain its being translated as a resignation in the annotation referred to above! Note this is the *only* game in the chessgames database which follows up on Nd6 by Black in response to Re1. Hence elaborations would certainly be welcome! The way Black blocked up its own game in the centre is worrying for this defence in cases where the same moves do not follow.
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  Phony Benoni: The only point I can see to 21.Ng6+ is 21...hxg6 22.Qxh3+. Hope springs eternal. Unfortunaly, after 21...Qg6, hope springs a leak.
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  Phony Benoni: <American Chess Bulletin>, September/October 1924, p.174, gives <21.Ng6+ hxg6> as the finish.
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  fredthebear: <skakmiv: Maybe white forgot that black was threatning mate on g1.>

Furthermore, the pair of Black knights is threatening Nf2#. The White queen is the only defender of f2, so she's outnumbered.

White is desperate as he cannot defend two mating squares. 21.Ng6+ is as good a try as any in a lost position.

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