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Robert Gantt vs Bill Wall
Hickory (1978), Hickory, NC USA
Sicilian Defense: General (B20)  ·  0-1



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Jun-30-04  BlazingArrow56: What an oversight. If these guys are GMs this gives me great hope lol.
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  cu8sfan: I think 11.e5 just prolongs the struggle here but might be the only move available.
Jun-30-04  zb2cr: Well, I see 11 e5 as actually reasonably effective, since 11 ... Bxe5 fails against 12 Qxg4. Thus the play continues 11 ... Nxe5; 12 Qf4. White has staved off immediate disaster. Whether he can save the game being a Pawn down and with his center Pawns off the board is an open question.
Jun-22-05  DP12: Believe me I can tell you without much prior knowledge that white is not a grandmaster and it turns out that black is not either, just someone very good at making early threats to catch the opponent off guard.
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  fredthebear: Black is a well-known chess author who specializes in miniatures. Here Black executes his plan nicely. He avoids an early Nc6 so the White queen stays relaxed in the center (a good fisherman is careful not to scare off the fish) where she and her king will be simultaneously threatened later. However, it appears to FTB that perhaps Black was inviting 4.e5 Nc6 initially.
Mar-20-18  morfishine: While White's display of pathetic chess is hard to top, he actually outdoes himself in the game below managing to lose 2 moves faster against the same opponent:

B Wall vs R Gantt, 1978


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