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Gerard Welling vs Adam Hunt
Australian Masters (2000), Melbourne AUS, rd 3, Jul-26
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Dec-21-06  dbquintillion: I think I read somewhere that one of the hypermodernists (Spraggett, maybe?) believes that f2 is the ideal square for the white kingside knight in a lot of positions. That belief is used to justify the ordinarily odd move Nh3 in the opening. I think there must be something to that, at least in cases where black has a kingside fianchettoed position. Even though it was the Qside knight that initiated the attack in this game, it did so from the g4 square. g4 is really a great place for a knight to be against a fianchetto because of strong attacks that, such as the one in this game, flow from moves Nf6 or Nh6. And the fastest way to get a knight to g4 is to play Nh3-Nf2-Ng4.

Anyway, I don't really know what I'm talking about, but this seems to me to be a very solid idea leading to interesting attacking chances in at least a sizeable subset of positions in which black has played g6. Which is interesting to me as a weaker player, because I don't intuitively think of g4 as a square I should usually be trying to get a knight to.

Dec-21-06  dbquintillion: And to clarify, my understanding is that Spraggett (or whoever) argues mainly that the value of a N at f2 is chiefly that it can support an e4 pawn, but I'm suggesting this is another feature of a N at f2 that can be surprisingly strong.
Aug-10-07  syracrophy: My favorite variation at the end is: 31...♔g4 <Trying to escape?> 32.♗h3+! <Not so fast, your majesty!> 32...♔xh3 <Going back?> 33.♕h6+ ♔g4 <At the same square by second time?> 34.f5#! <Not really! Now the g5-pawn is protected by the queen and the discovered check is mate!>

Simply delightful!

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