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Alan J Walton vs Thomas E Rendle
British Championship (2004), Scarborough ENG, rd 2, Aug-03
Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80)  ·  1-0



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  Zenchess: Black's Q incursion (9...Qa5, 11...Qa3?!) was a classic example of a one-horse open attack. A one-horse open attack is one in which a single piece, usually a Q, penetrates deep into the heart of enemy territory without any support whatsoever from the rest of the army.

In contrast, White's Q incursion (20. Qg6) was supported by the light-squared Bishop and the Rf1.

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  tpstar: <Zenchess> Yes, coaches would also call it a Queen Sortie, with completely negative intonations (= don't do this), although here Black had the Kingside pieces out and won a piece over there in the meantime in return for White's attack. What was the refutation of 23 ... Qxe2 anyway? On 24. Re1 Qd3, or 24. Rd2 Qe4, chopping wood and Black is 2 pieces up for the moment. Or even 24. Re1/Rd2 Bxf3!? 25. Rxe2 Bxe2 with lots of material for that wayfaring Queen, eh?
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  Zenchess: <tpstar> 23...Qxe2 is met by 24. Re1 Qd3 25. Rfxe7 and White will capture either the Nf8 or the Bg7. And 24. Re1 Bxf3 loses to 25. Rxe2 Bxe2 26. Qe6 and White will win the Ra8.

White has full compensation for the sacrificed piece; he has several pieces out and the Black king is exposed to attack while White's is safe.

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