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N Peterson vs Victor Hector Ortiz
WK Latvian gam corr (1970) (correspondence), ?
Latvian Gambit: Mayet Attack (C40)  ·  0-1



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Feb-19-04  drukenknight: oh no, he just couldnt stop to castle now could he? Oh no, he just had to keep attacking. I wonder how many years it took to play this one in the mails, anyhow?
Feb-19-04  J dawg: What a game! Not only gives up the rook, but performs a combinational beauty to wrap it up.
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  tpstar: Sweet crush, impressive for a postal game! Maybe 8. Bh5+ g6 9. Nxg6 chopping wood? Although White needs to trade carefully, otherwise ... Bg4 wins the Qd1. And how about 12. Qf7+ Qxf7 13. Nxf7 Nxc2+ 14. Kf1 Kxf7 15. Be3 instead?
May-03-04  Chesspatch: Looks like White got greedy and forgot to castle .. 8 0-0
Sep-20-05  John Doe: mm he last move looks counter intuitive to me... I would've played Nd2. I guess the king and queen "fork" makes it seem even more crushing.

Does anyone think white could've bailed out earlier and maintained material advantage?

Oct-16-05  Averageguy: <John Doe>My oppinion is that white should have played 8.0-0, like <Chesspatch> said.From then on, white's game just got worse and worse, until it finally cracked under the strain.
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  OBIT: Hey, I remember studying this game once, back when I went through a phase of hating all forms of positional chess. Checking my old notes, Black's flashy attack can be refuted by 11. Qf7+! Qxf7 12. Nxf7 Kxf7 13. Bc4+ Ke8 14. O-O, with advantage to White. (Tpstar's suggestion, which looks similar, isn't as effective, IMO - after 15...Nxa1 Black has regained everything he sacrificed and now seems to have a positional edge.)
Sep-08-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <5.Nf7?> is not too smart since it seriously abandons the control of the centre. Black shouldn't have too much trouble winning when white plays that line.
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  OBIT: White was doing fine until he played 12. Qh5+?? Instead, 12. Bh5+! is crushing. After 12...g6 13. Bxg6+ hxg6 14. Qxg6+ Kd7 15. O-O Black is dead; for example, 15...Nxc2 16. Nc3 Nxc3 17. bxc3 Nxa1 18. Bg5 with a brutal attack.
Jul-11-14  LawrenceBernstein: Memorable variation.

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