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Harold van der Heijden vs Van Wanrooy
Waalwijk (1978), Waalwijk NED
Grob Opening: Grob Gambit. Fritz Gambit (A00)  ·  1-0



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Jul-16-04  Leviathan: An example of how disconcerting are the openings like 1.g4!? or 1.b4!? The guy clearly forgets his undefended Bishop on g4 and plays cxd5 without even thinking.

I am almost sure that 90% of the times 1.g4 is only an attempt to confuse the opponent, without any strategic purpose.

I tried it myself: it works well against beginners, but every time I tried it vs. a stronger player I regretted it!

But, obviously I may be wrong... :)

Oct-03-04  Karpova: 3....e6??
what a bad game
Feb-16-05  schnarre: <Leviathan> 5...Qd7 6. Qxg4 Nf6 with 7...Nc6 following looks to give Black a playable game for the lost Bishop.
Feb-16-05  Leviathan: <schnarre> why? black is just more developed because white has lost four tempi with his queen, but these are surely worth a bishop. And after 8.Qh3 I see no violent attack for black neither - he just wasted a piece for nothing (or very little).
Feb-16-05  schnarre: <Leviathan> After 8. Qh3 Nc6 Black has no "violent attack", but his position is by no means finished. As you pointed out Black is more developed & White has lost 4 tempi with Queen moves ("surely worth a Bishop"); any gambiteer worth their salt can capitalize on Black's lead in development (a Morphy should slaughter White). I still feel Black's resignation was premature.
Feb-17-05  Leviathan: If played correctly (= if white doesn't blunder), this game is an easy win for white.

Ok, maybe Morphy could have won it anyway if he played against a much inferior opponent (he often played odds games, as you probably know) but that's a specific case in which superior ability makes up for material disadvantage - If the player's strenght isn't that different (just like here and in most cases) white's decisive advantage is unquestionable.

Feb-17-05  schnarre: <Leviathan>Yes this game is a win for White (even I can win this as White). Black's careless reply moves gave him the defeat he deserved!
Feb-21-06  McCool: The funny thing is, is that black thought he was winning.
May-14-06  dakgootje: whats wrong with, or where is the trap if 5. ...exd5?
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  Benzol: 5...exd5 6.♕xb7 ♘d7 7.♕xc6 maybe?
May-14-06  dakgootje: <Benzol> Yes that might be a good reason ;-)
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  FSR: <Benzol> 5...exd5 6.Qxb7 Nd7 7.Qxc6 maybe?

<dakgootje> <Benzol> Yes that might be a good reason ;-)

On the contrary, after 7.Qxc6?? Rc8! White could resign.

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