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Ion Gudju vs Karl Behting
Paris Unofficial Olympiad final-B (1924), Paris FRA, rd 2, Jul-16
Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack (C40)  ·  0-1



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  playground player: Hmph! Every time I try this opening at chess club, my opponent shoves it right up my nose.
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  scormus: When in doubt, give check. When not in doubt, give check anyway. Seems it cant go wrong ;-)
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  scormus: Poison pawn variation. Yeah, but who for?
Jan-20-16  Christoforus Polacco: If 25.Q:d5?? Qd1
26.Nc3 Nd4+ and Q:c4

What about 11.Qe2 ? Maybe 11... Nf3+ 12.Kd1 O-O-O and we will see :)

Feb-03-16  Christoforus Polacco: P.S. 11.Qe2 Nf3+ 12.Kd1 Bg4
Oct-31-16  Christoforus Polacco: Or even simply : 11...Q:f1+
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  wwall: Besides 24...Qd4, Black could have won with 24...Nd4+ 25 Kc3 (25.Ka4 Qa6 mate) 25...Bb4+ 26.Kxb4 Nc2+ 27.Ka4 Qa6+ 28.Kb3 Nxa1+ 29.Kb4 (29.Kc3 Qa5+ 30.b4 Qe5 mate) 29...Qb6+ 30.Ka4 a5, threatening 31...Qb4 mate
Oct-07-17  Christoforus Polacco: Why this game hasn't been GOTD yet ? :)
Nov-19-17  Jean Defuse: ...

This game played in PARIS! at the Amateur Olympiad 1924 (Final-B Round 2).


Edward Winter 'Kings, Commoners and Knaves' p. 49-50:

'Ultra-sharp attack'

An ultra-sharp attack from a match between Romania and Latvia:

I Gudju vs K Behting, 1924, Paris, 16 July 1924... Source: Primera Olimpfada de Ajedrez, page 113.


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  GrahamClayton: Position after 28. Bb2:

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With both queen and rook attacked, Behting finds 28...Rb2!, which removes one of the key defenders of Gudju's king and allows his dark-squared bishop to enter the attack with decisive results after 29...Bd4+.

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