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Luis Fernando F Horta vs Marcos Antonio Dos Santos
BRA-chT corr (1984) (correspondence)
Borg Defense: General (B00)  ·  0-1



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Nov-07-05  SneechLatke: This game is undeniable proof that the Borg Defense wins for black after 1.e4?! g5! ( ). I only wonder why we did not see it in San Luis...
Nov-07-05  SneechLatke: I wonder why no one is interested in debating this point with me? I guess it must be obvious that I'm right, beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Nov-07-05  SneechLatke: White is already tempting fate with the dubious 1.e4?!, leaving a gaping hole on the f4 square, which cannot be covered by a later g3 for fear of weakening f3 and h3! Black accurately exploits this misscue with 1...g5!, with a theoretically won position ( / ).

But not 1.e5?!, meeting mistake with mistake and creating the same weakness, this time on f5.

The apparant weakness on h5 after 1...g5! is of no consequence, as it can be covered easily after 2.d4 f6! 3.Nc3 (what else?) h5! (compared to black's already near-decisive kingside expansion, white has been uselessly fiddling around with his center pawns, and could even resign in this position with a clear conscience).

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  WannaBe: Ah, my dear <SneechLatke>... You are forgetting the infamous 4. Nf3 upon which black must answer with immediate 4...g4, forcing the knight to retreat back to g1 and have a total control over h3 & f3 for black. Clearly a resignation position for white.
May-10-06  Chessography: <SneechLatke> Perhaps nobody is debating because you give the line 1.e4 g5 2.d4 f6?? as winning for Black when White plays Qh5# immediately. I'm very much hoping you were being sarcastic.
May-10-06  SneechLatke: Don't worry I was :) (Note the rather pointed "what else" comment after 3.Nc3[??] in the above line).
Nov-09-06  schnarre: Letting Black get a Rook into his rear was a mistake for White as well..
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  Benzol: "The Devil In The Dark" for you Star Trek fans.
Nov-09-06  GrandPatzerSCL: The Pun Title for this game should be:

Resistance is Futile!!

Jan-16-07  raydot: Where is the pun in "Resistance is Futile"? (Ok, that's almost a cheap shot, but my grammar is MUCH better than my chess.)
Feb-28-07  charms: SneechLake: I agree that 1.e4? is losing, but 1...g5!? is maybe not the clearest way to refute it. 1...a6! gives Black a winning advantage.
Mar-05-07  hedgehog: <charms>Also 1...b5! practically leaves White looking foolish to continue.
Aug-16-08  DarthStapler: Double Star Trek reference
Aug-16-08  IT4L1CO: What about 19 .. Bxe3 ?
Feb-08-09  TheTamale: With all due respect to Horta, this is some pretty poor play for a correspondence game. Perhaps he should have responded to 1) ...g5!! with 2) b4!!? in order to challenge Black's supremacy on the long diagonal.
Feb-24-21  Nosnibor: I think White ought ta have known better.

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