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Spencer Crakanthorp vs H N Maddox
Australia (1933), Auckland NZ
Sicilian Defense: Morphy Gambit. Andreaschek Gambit (B21)  ·  1-0



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Mar-28-04  iron maiden: This is why I sometimes play 2. d4 against a Sicilian; hoping to reach a position like the one after 5. Nxc3. Of course 6...Be7?? was tragic, but in any case White has enough pressure for the pawn.
Mar-29-04  BiLL RobeRTiE: Other possible opening improvements were 3...a6! and 4...Nc6. Taking the pawn was bad but of course the losing move was 6...Be7??, as was already pointed out.
Sep-15-06  Chess Carnival: Ughh! Terror for Maddox's Sicilian! For a moment I thought this would be the author of Chessbase's CD "King's Indian Attack", but in 1933 he was probably trying to figure out how he would get into existence..
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  SonOfSteel: ~
My first uscf-rated victory over an expert opened this way. My opponent varied with 7...d6 8. ♕xf7+ ♔d7 and
as I could not find a forcing line continued
9. ♕xg7 ♘f6 10. 0-0 ♔c7 11. ♗g5 ♔b8 12. ♗xf6 ♗xf6 13. ♕f7... when, with some difficulty, I exploited the undeveloped ♖a8 more than the extra pawn.

1-0 in 28.
Quite exciting for a class-B player.

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  Phony Benoni: Would White actually be Lawrence Spencer Crakanthorp?

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