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Tamas Halasz vs Tanin
corres HUN/USSR (1985) (correspondence)
Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21)  ·  1-0



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Apr-16-03  Elrathia Kingi: What happens if 12...Kg7 13.Qh5 Rh8?
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  Honza Cervenka: Why not (after 12...Kg7) 13.Bxf7 instead of 13.Qh5?
Apr-16-03  Elrathia Kingi: 13...Nxd5
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  Honza Cervenka: If you have meant 13...Nxe5 (13...Nd5 is possible move, but very bad one), then what about 14.Qg3 N5g4 (what else?) 15.Re1? For example, 15...d6 does not seem to be a good idea for 16.Ne6+ Bxe6 17.Bxe6 etc.
Jun-01-04  zb2cr: Looks to me like after 12...Kg7, White's strongest might be 13 Nxf7. Black's got to do something about the threat to his Queen, but the most reasonable-looking move, 13 ...Rxf7, loses to 14 Bxf7, Kxf7; 15 Bxe3, dxe3; 16 Qd5+. In this line, if 14...Nxf1; 15 Kxf1 and Black still has to decide what to do about his B on c5, while being 2 Pawns down.

The alternative following 12...Kg7; 13 Nxf7, is 13...Qh4. I can't fathom the complications here.

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  whiteshark: White is Gyoergy Halasz, of course.
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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [20 MB]:

12 ... Kg7 13. Bxf7

a) 13 ... Rxf7 14. Nxf7 Qh4 15. g3 Qh3 16. Ng5 [1.22/16]

b) 13 ... Nxe5 14. Qg3 N5g4 15. Re1 Rxf7 16. Bxe3 [1.44/13]


So neither continuation is immediately decisive. Most likely Black saw <zb2cr>'s line with 12 ... Kg7 13. Nxf7 Rxf7 14. Bxf7 Kxf7 15. Bxe3 dxe3 16. Qd5+ picking up the Bc5 and Black is down the exchange plus two Pawns.

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