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Bill Wall vs Norm Barsalou
Dayton (1980), Dayton, OH USA
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Oct-11-04  Knight13: 7... Qxb2?? What a move that is! 6... f6 might be better.
Apr-06-05  peanut: Nahhhh, he looks better losing his queen
Apr-06-05
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  TheAlchemist: <peanut> This might be a subtle positional Queen sacrifice. Black just didn't see the correct follow-up in all the variations...
Apr-06-05  Milo: But the queen sac is refuted:
8...Qd4!? 9.Qxd4!! winning in all variations.
Apr-06-05  dbquintillion: I think we can at least all agree that 8. Na4 was a weak move. Sure, white stands to gain a very modest material advantage by this move, but if the only way to gain such an advantage is by committing the serious postional error of placing a knight on the edge of the board, its hardly worth it.
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: 8. Na4 was not weak.
Jan-26-15
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  Bubo bubo: <dbquintillion> Moreover, White violates an opening principle by moving his knight twice!
Jan-26-15
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  FSR: <A knight on the rim is dim.>

<A knight on the side cannot abide.>

Note that even if White were permitted to carry out his "threat" of Nxb2, the knight would be grotesquely misplaced on that square.

Jan-26-15  rozzatu: A queen a day keeps the doctor away
Jan-26-15  rozzatu: Oooh! Indeed a player worse than me!
I had look for him so long.
Dec-31-18
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  OrangeTulip: Buckeye chess
Mar-30-19
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  sea7kenp: Poisoned Pawn?

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