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Ruger vs Hans Gebhard-Elsass
Dresden (1915)
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)  ·  1-0



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  sisyphus: Black's first mistake is 7.... O-O. Accepting the pawn sacrifice (7.... Nxe4) is best, but it leads to some sharp lines which Black better know.

Chernev ("Logical Chess, Move by Move") endorses 8. d5, though Black can fight back with 8.... Nxe4 9. Qc2 Nd6 10. Bd3 Re8+. Perhaps White can preserve his options with 8. Bg5 d6 9. O-O.

Aug-02-06  Severn: ...and to quote Pillsbury: "Castle because you want to or because you must, but not because you can." Chernev's books are full of great quotes!
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  keypusher: <Chernev's books are full of great quotes!> Only because he made them up.
Jun-21-11  vettukal: <Only because he made them up.> He didnt make this up..
William Ewart Napier has also qouted Pillsbury.
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  alligator: Here's a short 'modern' game using this opening with a similar theme. Estrin (White) was an open games expert and a correspondence chess champion.

Estrin vs Libov, 1945

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  alligator: In his notes to Game #5Ruger vs Gebhard, 1915 in Logical Chess, Move by Move, Chernev gives the following amusing variation. If on move 6 Black plays the passive Bb6 (instead of 6..., Bb4+) 6..., Bb6 7 d5 Nb8 (for 7.., Ne7 see my kibitz below) 8e5 Ng8 9 0-0 Ne7 10 d6 Ng6 11 Ng5 0-0 12 Qh5 h6 13 Qxg6 hxg5 14 Bxg5 Qe8 15 Bf6 1-0
Jan-12-12  Xeroxx: alligators gonna alligate
Sep-15-13  NMCharlotteTan: "alligators gonna allegate"
Jan-07-21  joeld: I learned this game from Power Chess by Sierra On-Line.

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