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Jens Hohmeister vs Patrick Wolff
Hessen-ch MVT (1993), Bruchkoebel GER, rd 11
Spanish Game: Open Variation. Skipworth Gambit (C80)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-27-03  dippel: This could be little trick against much stronger players: 8...Bxh2+ Black sacrifices his bishop and if White takes, itís a forced draw! But be prepared for a tough fight if the stronger player suddenly finds out that itís a trap and want more than just a draw. I tried that against this guy: Jens Ove Fries-Nielsen in a simultaneous exhibition. The game continued: 9.Kf1 Qh4 10.Qf3 0-0! 11.d3 Bg4 12.Ne7+ Kh8 13.Nf5 Qh5 14.Nxg7 (panic) Kxg7 15.Qe3 Bf4! and White resigned!
Feb-07-09  Xeroxx: "Skipworth Gambit"
Mar-30-16  Exploding: <dippel> Good job, the line you metioned. Sadly, after 9...♕h4 white has the strong move 10.♘d4+! When after 10...b5!, attacking the bishop on a4, white has 11.♗e3! (The only move to keep the game going, otherwise black will be winning). Now after 11...ba4? White still one bullet left: 12.♘f3! When the tables have turned.

So what should black play after 11.♗e3? Best, among other chioces, is 11...♗g4!, attacking the white queen, preparing ...0-0-0, and bring another pieces to the attack. After 12.♘f3 ♗f3 13.♕f3 ba4 14.g3 ♗g3 (Best) 15.fg3 ♕g3 16.♕g3 ♘g3 17. ♔g2 ♘e4= (-0.07 Depth=21 Houdini 3 x64) Black has 4 pawns for the Bishop, but the many of its pawns is very weak, so this gambit is playable for white, but if you have to win this game in order ro win the tournment better not to play this gambit since white can force a draw!

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