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Lewis Harkes vs Lorne Yee
Chrismas Open @ DCC Toronto (2001), ?, rd 5, Dec-30
Scandinavian Defense: Gubinsky-Melts Defense (B01)  ·  0-1

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Apr-10-02  Webmaster: Many thanks to Lorne Yee for providing the in-depth annotation to this game.
Jun-15-04  shr0pshire: Very nice game, and instructive analysis by Mr. Yee
Sep-15-05  Mating Net: I don't understand parts of this game. Black playing 9...Nc6?! is the same as allowing your opponent a free body blow because it invites the discovery on the Queen with 10.Ng6 which wins the exchange on h8.

The annotation to the game mentions that 14...Nd4 was awarded !! by Melts in his book on the Scandinavian Defense. The problem is that the best Black can do, with correct play by White, is draw by repetition. In the game White should have played 15.Ke1 whereby Black would play 15...Nf3+ and the game would end in a perpetual. The text move in the game allows Black the tempo move 15...Bf3+ and Black is back in business with compensation for the exchange.

I believe a better try at winning the game is 9...Qb6!? as in N Collazo vs R Araque, 2001

That allows Black to gain space on the Q side at the expense of the light square Bishop AND point his dark square bishop & Queen at the White Kingside.

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