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Christoph Engelbert vs Bernd Stein
Ch Hamburg (1989), Hamburg (Germany)
Four Knights Game: Italian Variation (C46)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: Ah yes, ... Qc5+ picking up a loose Bc4. This motif shows up in the KGA if White busts it open via an early (premature) e4-e5. But I'm not convinced by this Boden-Keiseritzky transposition, gambiting a Pawn just so Black makes ugly Pawn moves like 6 ... f6 & 7 ... g6. The KB often does well on g7 anyway, plus the center is closed. Once Black plants that Ne5, it's smooth sailing.

ystar-tpstar (GameKnot 8/20/05) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Nc3!? Nxc3 6. dxc3 f6 7. Nh4 g6 8. f4 [last book move] Qe7 9. Re1?? [9. Rf2 =] Qc5+ 10. Be3 Qxc4 [ ] 11. fe!? Nxe5 (safer than 11 ... Qxh4 12. Bf2) 12. Nf3 Bc5 [12 ... d6 13. Nd4] 13. Kh1? [13. Bxc5 Qxc5+ 14. Qd4 ] Bxe3 14. Rxe3 d6 15. Qd2 0-0 16. Rae1!? Qxa2 17. b3 Qa6 [17 ... a5 18. c4] 18. Qd5+ Kg7 19. Nd4 Bd7 20. h3 Rae8 21. c4 c5 22. Nf3 Nxf3 [22 ... Bc6!? 12. Qd2] 23. Re7+ Rxe7 24. Rxe7+ Kh8 25. Qxf3 (25. Rxd7? Qa1+) Bc6 26. Qe3 Qa1+ 27. Kh2 Qf1 28. Qg3 g5 29. h4 Qf4 (29 ... gh?? 30. Qg7#) 30. hg fg 0-1.

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