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Ossip Bernstein vs Oldrich Duras
Prague (1938), ?
Duras Gambit: General (B00)  ·  0-1

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Aug-17-04  InspiredByMorphy: By move 10 black has a great position. The Freds defense (1. ... f5) must not truly be that bad as Bernstein got beat with it.
Aug-17-04  acirce: Well, Bernstein conducts the opening in a pretty weird way that seems to outweigh the weirdness of 1..f5. No top player would do that today. Black get a quite fine position very quickly with obvious compensation for the pawn.
Aug-17-04  InspiredByMorphy: <acirce> In the following game Bernstein plays Duras with 1. ... f5 , in a more controlled fashion and wins. However I think Duras's queenside castling instead of king side castling as in this game, was a mistake. O Bernstein vs Duras, 1938
Aug-17-04  InspiredByMorphy: Heres another game with the same players and opening in which a draw resulted. O Bernstein vs Duras, 1938
Dec-03-04  ruylopez900: hmm, the fred.... I've always heard it called the Richler Gambit.
Dec-14-04  Knight13: I use the move 1... f5 a lot because it's a very good gambit!
Mar-15-05  DanielBryant: I'm considering trying it.
Mar-04-06  DeepBlade: I looks like a early Blacks King's Gambit
May-21-06  ibenrooked: Perhaps, 10. h3 to prevent the bishop pin would have been better for white. After all the queen is really stuck in there, and the pin was a killer in the game.
Nov-25-07
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  ketchuplover: Sorry but this isn't The Fred.
Nov-25-07  Jim Bartle: Isn't 4. Bd3 sort of bad on principle, shutting in the d-pawn?
Sep-19-10
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  OBIT: Where is the win after 27. fxe3? Black can't play 27...Qxa1 because of 28. Qxh7+! Kxh7 29. Rh5#. The same goes for 27...Nf4+ 28. exf4 Qxa1 29. Qxh7+! Kxh7 30. Rh5#.

To win, it would appear Black has to make mating threats. However, 27...Nf4+ 28. exf4 seems to go nowhere. That leaves 27...Qh2+ as the only try, but I don't see where White is in danger of getting mated after any king move to the first rank.

Sep-19-10
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  Calli: Obit -- I think you are right. The win was on the previous move ( 26...Nf4+ 27.Kd2 dxe3+ 28.fxe3 Qh2+ 29.Kc1 Nxh5 ).
Mar-17-12  OrigamiArtist: Basically <acirce> is completely right. Having toyed with the Fred defence (or Duras gambit as it is more glamorously known) in blitz, I would opine that 3.g4 is the best move. I think Duras used to gambit the knight here (3...d5 4.g5 e5) but there is hardly any compensation. Duras was a great player but, truth be told, 1.e4 f5 might be the worst possible first move for black.
Dec-06-19
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Crazy game. The Computer states that white would have had a winning advantage after the not at all obvious 29 Kd1.
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