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Anthony Miles vs John Nunn
Islington Junior A (1970), Islington ENG, rd 5, Dec-19
Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: Nunn beats the Danish with a rather simple and straight-forward strategy. He declines it with 3. d5!? ( an old idea of Horowitz according to kasparov and keene in BCO), and then proceeds to create, pressure and then win the isolated White pawn on d4. After going up a pawn, Nunn quickly defeats Miles in the ensuing Rook and Pawn ending.
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  perfidious: Somehow, I doubt Black's idea of 3....d5 was invented by Horowitz-see the game Marshall-Capablanca, Lake Hopatcong 1926, which also featured 9....Qc4.
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  keypusher: <perfidious> Kasparov and Keene probably meant Horwitz.
Oct-17-05  elh: My chess program calls 3. d5 the Sörensen Defense.
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  gambitfan: Ending: ♖+6 ♙ vs. ♖+4 ♙
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  gambitfan: Probably the best Defence against the Danish gambit, isn't it ?
Apr-01-07  Timothy Glenn Forney: Yes declining the Danish with d5 is the best move.I have done a little study of it myself,the Sorensen defense is the best.Miles and Nunn are 15 yo when they played this game.
Apr-23-07  siggemannen: Weirdly enough this opening can e reached from Chigorin Defence, ie. d4 d5 c4 Nc6 cxd5 Qxd5 e3 e5 Nc3 Bb4 Nf3!? Bg4 Be2 Bxf3 Bxf3 Qc4 and black is fine.
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  perfidious: <keypusher: <perfidious> Kasparov and Keene probably meant Horwitz.>

On reflexion, sounds right to me.

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  wordfunph: <perf> finally after 8 years.
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  perfidious: <wordfunph>: Better late than never, I always say!
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