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Jose Mondragon vs Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas
corres USA (1985) (correspondence)
Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: The player with the Black pieces is Victor Palciauskas, the Tenth World Correspondence Champion. His play helped popularize 3...Nc6!? as a popular move for declining White's gambit offer after 1. e4 e5 2. d5 exd4 3. c3!?

Note that the move 4...Nf6!? completes the transposition to a key variation of the Goering Gambit declined, which Palciauskas also popularized.

Premium Chessgames Member Apparently either "Victor" or "Vytas" is correct. A biography is here:
Dec-07-04  InspiredByMorphy: Outstanding game by black. 9. ...Kf7 and 14. ...c5 are great moves.
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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 <The Goering Gambit by transposition> 5. e5 Ne4 6. Qe2 f5 7. exf6 d5 <A sharp line where Black tolerates shaky King safety for an early ... d5 Opening Explorer > 8. Nxd4 <8. Nbd2 Qxf6 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. Qxe4+ Qe6 T Upton vs Hebden, 1988 ; 8. fg!? Bxg7 9. Nxd4 0-0 R Casafus vs J Boey, 1968 > Nxd4 9. cxd4 Kf7 10. fxg7 Bb4+ 11. Kd1 <11. Bd2?!/Nd2?! Re8 and the e file becomes a big problem> Re8 12. Be3 <12. Qh5+ Kg8 13. Be3 Be6 14. Bd3 Qd7 E Nordstrom vs C Erlandsson, 1976 > Kg8 <Black's King hides behind the White Pg7 to keep lines closed> <[last book move]<>> 13. a3 Ba5 14. Kc1 c5 <Black opens up the center against White's centralized King> 15. dxc5 <[15. Qf3 c4 16. Be2 =]<>> d4 16. Qc4+ Be6 17. Qxd4 Nxc5 18. Bc4? <18. Qxc5 Rc8 wins the Queen> <[18. Qxc5 Rc8 19. Qc3 Bxc3 20. Nxc3 ]<>> Rc8 19. Nc3 <19. Bxe6+? Nxe6+; 19. Qxd8? Nb3+!> Qxd4 <An exchanging combination nets Black a piece> 20. Bxd4 <20. Bxe6+ Nxe6 21. Bxd4 Nxd4 > Bxc4 21. Bxc5 Bxc3 <Clearer than 21 ... Rxc5!? 22. b4> 22. bxc3 Rxc5 23. Rb1 b6 24. Rb4 Re2 25. Rd1 Rxf2 0-1 <The endgame is an easy win> <[26. Rd7 Rf7 27. Rxf7 Kxf7 ]<>>

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  OhioChessFan: Fritz7 suggests: <[15. Qf3 c4 16. Be2 =] >

15...cxd4 16. Bxd4 Ng5 and White is in trouble.

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