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Eugenio Torre vs Robert Eugene Byrne
Leningrad Interzonal (1973), Leningrad URS, rd 5, Jun-08
Hungarian Opening: Dutch Defense (A00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-12-07  halloween: It's fascinating how the white king gets chased "coast to coast".

When Byrne chose the exchange sacrifice on move 23, he could not have seen all the way ahead to the end, but on general principles it must have "felt right".

Feb-19-12  King Death: With a pawn for the exchange and lots of play against White's king, I'm guessing that Byrne didn't think too long about sacrificing with 23...Re5. The only danger might have been if White could've managed to play h4-h5 but his own king was so exposed that there was never time.
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  GrahamClayton: <halloween>
When Byrne chose the exchange sacrifice on move 23, he could not have seen all the way ahead to the end, but on general principles it must have "felt right".

Definitely felt right - for the exchange Byrne gets an open f-file, an active Queen, Bishop attacking the backward pawn on d3, and most important of all, Torre's king stuck in the centre of the board.

Interesting to note that not only has Torre's king been chased down the board to be mated, but Black actually has a material advantage as well.

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