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Thomas Espig vs Guenther Moehring
"Don't Be Espig" (game of the day Jun-03-2004)
Leipzig (1973), Leipzig GDR
Scotch Game: GŲring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice (C44)  ·  0-1



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Jun-03-04  soberknight: A very funny game which demonstrates the power of a desperado pawn. A similar, even funnier game features black sacrificing his queen to prevent white from capturing on b2: Rusakov vs Verlinsky, 1947, Moscow. I guess white should have captured on b2 on move 7 or move 10. Moral of the story: the pawn lives until the pig chomps!
Jun-03-04  MatrixManNe0: I believe white's FIFTH move was error!
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  kevin86: The fifth move was okay,10 ♘g5 is an error as blacks reply makes white unable to capture at b2 at the penalty of loss of his knight. Black is then very willing to loan his queen for a new one at a1.
Nov-24-04  HOTDOG: what about chess in the GDR?
Nov-28-04  dickweed: If 7) Qd5 instead, black is forced to respond with Qe7, cramping up his position, than white is clearly better I'd say, for instance 8) e5 and blacks position is totally cramped, white continues with 0-0 and should be better I think

I have found that Qd5 is often a key-move in this gambit

Feb-23-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 12...O-O-O!! Nerves of steel!
Nov-04-06  syracrophy: What a beautiful game! This game reminds me another game: Rusakov vs Verlinsky, 1947 where the power of the Black ♙ on b2 is crushing!
Feb-17-12  SamAtoms1980: This game appears in the book <The Joys of Chess> in the chapter "Castling". Christian Hesse gives the move 12....O-O-O!!! three exclams and IMO it deserves them all. This move is also No.19 on Tim Krabbe's list of Greatest Moves Played of All Time.
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  FSR: 12...0-0-0!! Such insouciance - you gotta love it!
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