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M Posern vs Joerg Roscher
corr (1989)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Ulvestad Variation (C57)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-23-07  psmith: Why not 13. gxh3?
Apr-19-12  dmac91: This is a bit of a stab in the dark but I'm guessing 13...Rh4 is the point. The threat is 14...e3 with a discovered attack on the white queen, and with 15...ef2+ to follow once the queen moves it looks like white is in big trouble. Of course, white gets moves too... and come to look at it, 14.Qb5 (for instance) looks hard for black to meet (not to mention that it might be possible for white to simply ignore the threat and play something like 14.Nc3)

So yeah, not sure why 13.gh3 is bad for white.

Apr-20-12  Shams: White is roughly +.65 prior to 12...Bh3?? according to Shredder but after the text move, 13.gxh3 is crushing for White at +4.4.

Perhaps 12...Bg4 was played instead.

May-27-12  dmac91: Thanks <Shams>. Although I do think 12...Bh3 was the actual move played in the game because otherwise 13...Bxg2 would be impossible. White apparently disagreed with Shredder's assessment of 13.gh3.
May-27-12  sneaky pete: 11.b3 .. is a typo in the original publication. That should be 11.g3 ..

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The game continued 11... Qe7 12.Be2 Bh3 13.d4 Bg2 14.Rg1 Rxh2 15.Bxg5 e3 16.Bxe3 ..

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16... Bxg3 17.Nc3 Qxe3 18.fxg3 Ne4 19.Nxe4 Bf3 20.Nd6+ Kf8

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and white resigned.

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