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William Palmkoeck vs Jan Willem van Willigen
EM/MN/011 (1999) (correspondence), ICCF Email, Mar-15
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Variation (C40)  ·  1-0



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Sep-19-07  gambitfan: 10... ♘e7? imprisons the ♔ing's ♗ishop which will be imprisoned until the end of the game!!

Le fou roi noir est hors-jeu!

10... ♗d6! instead

Sep-19-07  gambitfan: 10... ♘e7? imprisons the black bishop which imprisons itself the rook until the end of the game!!
Oct-17-09  DoneMac: Your correct that 10... Ne7 blocks in the Bishop for awhile but the idea of 10...Bd6?? is bad as it allows 11.Nf5! which threatens Rxe6 & then Nxg7 check which picks up the Queen (if it takes the Rook on e6)- and a Bishop retreat back to f8 would see 12. Nd4 followed by Knight or Rook taking the Bishop on e6 - so 10...Ne7 to cover the King as it prepares Queenside castle (which was probably due to 9... Be6?!, an idea suggested by GM Tony Kostens) prevents the nasty 11.Nf5!

Unfortunately, this whole line is at best problematic for Black and is just too slow ... 13. Ng4 looks winning -- in the game, Black could have found some counter chances with 17... b4 but 17.... bxa4 allowing open lines against the King - Black was doomed

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