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Hans-Joachim Hecht vs Gyozo Forintos
"The Hecht With It" (game of the day Jun-16-2004)
Hoogovens (1974), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-16
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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Jun-16-04  ramdaz: Did Black have slippery hands? Won't 25 Bg6 give it a chance to move forward with the game?

Correct me if I am wrong.

Jun-16-04  Shadout Mapes: I guess black loses the exchange after 26.Ne7+
Jun-16-04  Woodpusher: I think that 22...Bh5 was the lemon because everything is forced after that.
Jun-16-04  Cyphelium: I agree. 22.- Ne6? 23. Nxf7 Kxf7 24. Rd3 loses as well, but after 22.- Ng6! black seems to hold, for example 23. Nxf7 Kxf7 24. Rd3 d5.
Jun-16-04  artemis: <woodpusher> I think that Bf7?? was not forced at all. I think that this may be one of those cases where an incredibly high rated player makes a mistake. Time pressure may very well have been an issue here. A very "Hechtic" finish, no?
Jun-16-04  artemis: by the way, this is the sicilian Rossolimo, a very intersting opening to play in a tournament. The lines generally show a clearer advantage for white than in many open sicilians. Playing this and the moscow (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+) will throw many players from their pet sicilians, and will give a quick, efficient opening system that can deal with most sicilians and cuts down significant preparation.
Jun-16-04  WarehouseMan: In my opinion the Black side wasted too much time playing questionable moves in the opening. Never even had the chance to play d5.
Jun-16-04  gorilliad: Yo players! I am a goober so take what I have to say with a grain of salt... The retaliation for 21 Nf4 was obvious and possbly Hecht should have been scheming to remove the deep & central pawn guarded white knight f5 ... possibly with Bg6 @ move 21 >>> ?
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  kevin86: Bess Truman:"Give 'em heck,Harry!"

25...♗f7??? What a dog!!!

Jun-16-04  ConspTheory06: Yeah the double attack on both the bishop and the fork that will win the rook make the game pretty much over.
Jun-16-04  notsodeepthought: I think the last chance for black to stay (barely) alive was 23 ... h6, losing "only" a pawn after 24 g:f4 h:g5 25 f:g5.
Jun-16-04  Spudds: It was a triple threat really. Unguarded bishop, Fork, or mate. Tough choice. H6 would have covered two of these but still leaves the fork.
Jun-16-04  Geronimo: Hey <artemis> (or anyone else): Is this a standard response to the Rossolimo for black? I'm no expert (neither figuratively nor literally) and maybe this is a matter of preference/style, but black seems doomed to slow development and weak pawns as early as 3...d6.
Jun-16-04  acirce: I think 3...g6 is the most usual move, and also often recommended. Example: Svidler vs Kasparov, 2004

3...d6 and especially 3...e6 are also common though, but I think 4...Bg4 is relatively rare.

Jun-16-04  Geronimo: Tusand tak! I miss the opening explorer :(
Jun-16-04  acirce: So do I...
Jul-29-07  engmaster: 18) Bg5 a very strong move, putting the pieces that protect the weak black pawns at d6 and c6 under pressure. Also d6 is now attacked twice and defended once.

19) Rc1 switches the attack to the c pawn.

20) Rc3, now white can double up on the c or d file with the rook.

Great game that shows how to convert an advantage in development into attacking the weak pawns, to shifting the attack from wing to center.

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  kerpa: Michael Stean in his fine book Simple Chess shows that black lost because of his weak pawns on c6 and d6. Great explanation of how White forced Black to commit his resources to th eir defense, permitting he decisive kingside attack.
Feb-20-17  Wulebgr: After 20.Re3, I cannot see a way for Black to defend. Black's pieces must defend weak pawns and lack mobility. White is prepared to create a battery on the c-file, d-file, or shift the rook to g3 for action against the king.
May-05-18  tigreton: 12 d4 is a nice move. At first sight it makes no sense to free Black from his doubled c-pawns, and to open lines when Black has the pair of bishops. But White is ahead in development, his knights have strongpoints to jump on, and the course of the game reveals the deep understantding of the white player, foreseeing the weaknesses on c6 and d6. Bg5 and Rc3 are also great moves, the former exchanges the defender of the d6 pawn, the latter has several purposes such as to double rooks or attack from g3.
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  kingscrusher: Weak pawns example in Stean's "Simple Chess"

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