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G Robinson vs C Davie
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Russian Game: Urusov Gambit (C42)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-04  Morty: People shouldn't play the Petroff if they don't understand it. It can lead to some pretty sharp lines. I must say, though, white had some good ideas in this game.
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  benveniste: Black's mistake is simple greed. Instead of 7 ... dxe5, a simple 7 ... Qf6 holds things together for black.
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  whiteshark: Davie's on the road again ...
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  Infohunter: <benveniste: Black's mistake is simple greed. Instead of 7 ... dxe5, a simple 7 ... Qf6 holds things together for black.>

This is consistent with my instinct that 4.Bxf7+ just *can't* be a forced win of and by itself.

Aug-27-16  The Chess Express: <<<<<infohunter>>>>:This is consistent with my instinct that 4.Bxf7+ just *can't* be a forced win of and by itself.>

I would say it's a forced loss.

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  sea7kenp: I see another alternative for Black: 5 ... Ke8. No Mate threat here. And, unlike the original Petroff trap, Black has a Bishop for a Pawn so, instead of losing material, might be giving some back.
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  Defiant Knight: 5 ... Ke8 runs into 6 Qh5+
Oct-25-19  Granny O Doul: 7...dxe5 is no greedier than 7...Qf6, as both moves attempt to leave Black a piece up. It's just that one move allows mate and the other doesn't.
Oct-25-19  Granny O Doul: If you want to ascribe every lost game to one of the Seven Deadly Sins, I'd say black succumbed either to sloth (stopped calculating once he decided he was simply a piece up) or pride (smug assumption that he'd already won the game).
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  sea7kenp: Good point, <Defiant Knight>!

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