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Bastian Behrend vs Jan Rudloff
Ch Germany (juniors) (under 20) (1993), Hamburg (Germany)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense (C57)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: aaaae-tpstar0 (InstantChess 10/3/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Na5 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Nxd5 8. d3 Be7 9. Nf3 Qd6 10. 0-0 0-0 11. Bd2 Be6 12. Qe4 f6 13. a3 c5 14. Nc3 Nxc3 15. Bxc3 Bd5 16. Qg4 Rad8 17. Rad1 Qc6 18. Nh4 Rf7 19. Nf5 Kh8 20. Ne3 Be6 21. Qg3 Bd6 22. Nc4 Bc7 23. Qh4 Rfd7 24. Ne3 a5 25. Ng4 Bf7 26. f4 ef 27. Nxf6!? gxf6 28. Bxf6+ Kg8 29. Qg5+ Bg6 30. Bxd8 Rxd8 31. h4 Qd5 32. Qh6 Qh5 33. Qxh5 Bxh5 34. Rde1 Re8 35. Rxe8+ Bxe8 36. Kf2 Bc6 and Black won (0-1).
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  tpstar: diego2907-tpstar (QueenAlice 7/5/05): 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Na5 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Nxd5 8. Qb5+?? c6 9. Qe2 Qxg5 10. Nc3 Nf4 11. Qe4 Qxg2 12. Qxe5+?! Be7 13. Rf1 Bh3 14. d4 Qxf1+ and Black won (0-1).
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  tpstar: How did we ever live without computers. On the rare 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Fritz has the very practical suggestion 7 ... Qxd5 which I never looked at twice due to 8. Qxc7 and f7 is threatened. But Black has 8 ... Qxg2 forking Rh1 & Ng5; 9. Qxe5+ Be7 10. Rf1 Bh3 is already decisive. Lots of improvements for both sides here, but I missed a clear piece win (20 ... b5 21. cb Bb3) which would have shortened matters considerably. A previous one was Knights Over Bishops A Anastasian vs P Nikolic, 2001 and this was Bishops Over Knights; even though the Pawn formations became blockaded, his Knights had no scope.

alib2004-tpstar (QueenAlice 3/30/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Na5 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Nxd5 [7 ... Qxd5 8. Qxd5 Nxd5 ] 8. Nf3 [8. d3 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 c6 ] f6 9. 0-0 c5 10. Nc3 Be6 11. Qb5+ Qd7 12. Qxd7+ Kxd7 [ ] 13. d3 Nb4 14. Ne1 g5 [14 ... c4!? ] 15. a3 Nc6 16. Be3 Be7 17. Na4 [17. Ne4 c4 =] Nd4 18. c4 Rad8 [18 ... Rhb8 19. Nc3 ] 19. Bxd4 exd4 20. Nf3 [20. b4!? b6 21. f4 ]

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20 ... Bf5 [20 ... b5 21. Nxc5+ Bxc5 22. b4 ] 21. Rad1 Kc6 22. b3 a5 [22 ... g4 23. Ne1 ] 23. Nb2 h5 24. h4 g4 [24 ... Bg4 25. Rde1 Rde8 26. Re4 ] 25. Nh2 Bd6 26. g3 Rhe8 27. Rfe1 Bg6 28. a4 f5 29. Kg2 f4 30. Nf1? [30. gf!? Bxf4 31. Nf1 ]

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30 ... f3+ [30 ... Re2 31. Nd2 f3+ 32. Kg1 Rde8 33. Rxe2 Rxe2 ] 31. Kh2 Re2 32. Rxe2 fxe2 33. Re1 exf1=Q 34. Rxf1 Re8 35. Rd1 Re2 0-1.

Aug-30-06  Where is my mind: I tried the above mentioned 7...Qxd5 line and it worked the game continued 11.Nxh3 Qxh3 12.Nc3 [12.Rg1 00 ] 12...00 13.d3 [13.Qxe7 Rfe8] 13...Rfe8 14.Be3 Bb4 15.Qg3 Qc8 16.000 [ 16.Kd2 Qc6 17.Rg1 g6 18.Rae1 Red8 19.Bg5 Bxc3+ 20.bxc3 Rac8 21.Qe5 ] 16...Bxc3 17.bxc3 Qxc3 18.Rg1 Nh5? [ 18...Nd5 19.d4 g6 20.Kb1 Re6 21.Bh6 Rb6+ 22.Kc1 Qa5 Fritz. ] 19.Qg4 Rac8 20.Qe2? Nf4 21.Rxg7+ Kh8 22.Rxh7+ Kxh7 white resigns 01
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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [20MB]:

7. Qxc4 Qxd5 8. Qxc7 Qxg2

1) 9. Qxe5+ Be7 10. Rf1 h6 11. Qg3 Qc6 12. Nxf7 [-3.37/13]

2) 9. Qxf7+ Kd8 10. Rf1 Qxg5 11. Nc3 Qg2 12. Ne2 [-3.50/13]

<Where is my mind> Congratulations on your nice win. However, I am embarrassed to admit that I missed how the Ng5 covers h3, so I ran it through Fritz to find us a better line for next time. =)

In (1), note 12. Nf3 Qe4+ 13. Kd1 Bg4 wins.

Sep-01-06  Where is my mind: <Tpstar >Thanks for the update on the 7...Qd5 line.
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  tpstar: <Where is my mind> This line is supposed to be rare, yet I faced it 2 days in a row. #1 was the Queen trade where my KN & QB quickly attacked their Queenside, slowing White's development and eventually snatching the Pa2. #2 was (2) which won easily.

Ejax-tpstar (FICS 9/7/06): 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Qxd5 8. Qxd5 Nxd5 9. 0-0 Bf5 10. d3 Nb4 11. Na3 f6 12. Nf3 0-0-0 13. Be3 a6 14. Nh4 Be6 15. Bd2 Nxa2 16. Rfd1 (16. c3 Rxd3 & 17 ... Bxa3) Nb4 17. Bxb4 Bxb4 and Black won (0-1).

YCTD-tpstar (FICS 9/8/06): 6. Qe2!? Nxc4 7. Qxc4 Qxd5 8. Qxc7 Qxg2 9. Qxf7+ Kd8 10. Rf1 Qxg5 11. Nc3 Qg6 (11 ... Qg2) 12. Qb3 Bd6 13. d3 Bh3 14. Qxb7 Bg2 15. Qxa8+?! Bxa8 0-1.

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