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Kurtes vs Berta
Hungary (1958)
Sicilian Defense: Smith-Morra Gambit. Accepted Fianchetto Defense (B21)  ·  1-0



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Jan-15-06  syracrophy: After <10.Ne6+!!>:

<A)> 10...dxe6 11.Qxd8+

<B)> 10...Ke8 11.Qxg7

<C)> 10...Kf7 11.Nxd8+

Dec-05-08  Big Black Bug: How does white continue after?

8 ... Nf6

Dec-11-09  Dr. ADHAM: To answer the last question , I think white can continue 9.e5 attacking N which will move,then white advances 10.e6+ winning the Rook!
Dec-11-09  Aspirador: 8...Nf6 is the correct move and the bishop sac turns out to be incorrect, e.g. 9.e5 Nh5 10.e6+ Kg8!
Dec-11-09  kurtrichards: Who is Kurtes? And Berta?
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  Phony Benoni: I just submitted a game which may shed a little light on the opening variation. Or maybe not. But it sure was fun!

Leroy Dubeck - Raymond Allen Weinstein
New Jersey Open Championship, 1958

<1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Bc4 Na5>

I don't know about the strength of this whole 5...g6 line, but 6...Na5 definitely seems to be tempting fate. Dubeck now pursues a different idea than Kurtes; indeed, he never does get around to sacrificing the bishop on f7.

<7.Qd4 f6 8.0-0 Nh6 9.e5 Nf5 10.exf6>

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The fun begins; 10...Nxd4 is answered by 11.f7#.

<10...exf6 11.Re1+ Be7 12.Nd5>

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And now the idea is 12...Nxd4 13.Nxf6+ Kf8 14.Bh6#

<12...Kf8 13.Rxe7>

Same idea with a different order of moves: 13...Nxd4 14.Bh6+ Kg8 15.Nf6#

<13...Qxe7 14.Bh6+ Ke8 15.Qc3>

A quiet move, at least by the standards of this game. It only threatens queen, knight and a pawn with check.

<15...Qd6 16.Re1+ Kd8 17.Bf4 Qc6 18.Qxf6+> 1-0

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The appropiate conclusion would be 18...Qxf6 19.Bc7#, quite in the style of Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851

Hans Kmoch, in the October 1958 issue of <Chess Review> (p.313), wrote: "The game deserves to be followed with speechless admiration. We feel almost obliged to apologize for having made some annotations."

Jan-04-12  transpo: 5...g6??, much better is 5...d6. 5...g6? makes an eventual ...e6 impossible in case of White's Bc4; which will come as sure as the rain.
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  Stonehenge: White is perhaps Laszlo Kurtesch.
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