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Apollon Viakhirev vs Boris Verlinsky
All Russian Amateur (1909), St Petersburg RUE, rd 13, Mar-04
Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23)  ·  0-1

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Dec-15-07
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Well, it isn't a true Frank-Drac, due to the ...Qf6 move, but it is still a pretty impressive early example of Black's tactics in our Opening of the Day.
Dec-15-07  Shams: Ahh, well if you're familiar with Frank-Drac than your comment on the game D Pospisil vs T Florian, 1970 puzzles me. What innovation by black were you speaking of? And why does 8...Qf6 here instead of ...Qe7 nullify this as a F-D?
Dec-16-07
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It appears that we're conducting the same conversation over two different games!

I was thought that the true Frank-Drac began with Black's 10th move in the 8...Qe7; 9.Nxc7+,Kd8; 10.Nxa8,b6 line, but judging from your comments the "official" beginning is earlier.

Dec-17-07  Shams: <An Englishman> you're probably right. I thought anytime black snapped on e4 and had to meet Qh5 with ...Nd6, it was the F-DA. It seemed a distinctive enough position and so a natural place to name the branch.

Do you happen to know the genesis of the name?

Dec-18-07
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Shams>, Tim Harding came up with the name, reasoning that if those two distinguished gentlemen ever sat down to a game, it would look something like this.

Incidentally, a Word document called "Openings by Move" I once downloaded from Eric Schiller's website (http://www.ericschiller.com) claims that the Frank-Drac actually starts after *White's* 10th move, not Black's.

Whatever. These double King Pawn games hurt my brain too much--it took me years to figure out which side plays the Max Lange Attack, and now I've forgotten.

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