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Luke McShane vs Jesper Hall
"Deck the Hall" (game of the day Dec-23-2005)
European Team Championship (2005), Gothenburg SWE, rd 6, Aug-04
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Dec-23-05  alicefujimori: Yeah. "Deck" the " But the Trompowsky...hate it!! (Don't bash me, Hodgson).
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  WannaBe: I must say, white's queen was definitely more active than black's.
Dec-23-05  Tariqov: exciting game
Dec-23-05  hitman84: I feel after 13.Nb5 black was in trouble.I too hate trompowsky
Dec-23-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Excellent game!

I think 18...Bg5 was premature 19...Qxh3 was too greedy. The material advantage came at the expense of the crucial loss of control at the center of the board. I think that's the most instructive part about this game for patzers like me! :) Undoubtedly OTB I would have made the same mistakes (or worse ones!) as Hall did.

P.S.: My 1000th kibitz!

Dec-23-05  dakgootje: <P.S.: My 1000th kibitz!> congrats!!!

p.s.: nice game, strange opening...Well at least cant say its a game that ive seen a dozen times before =)

Dec-23-05  zen: the swindles are just great.the stuff that makes chess the most beautiful game,according to my oppinion that is.
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  patzer2: McShane's 16. f4! is an interesting positional sacrifice offering up a piece for three pawns and the initiative.
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  patzer2: McShane's neat deflection pseudo-sacrifice 23. Nxb7+! wins back his sacrificed material with decisive advantage.
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  patzer2: Fritz 8's 9... Bh6! 10. f4 O-O 11. Nf3 Qh5 12. Bg2 e4 13. Nh4 Na6 = looks like a good try for equality for Black.
Dec-23-05  JohnBoy: What we need is a game where McShane loses as white - "Luke, give in to the dark side!"
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  kevin86: Black's game will soon fall apart. White is two pawns and his attack looks deadly-black is forced into 32 ♖f8 after which 33♖(3)xf6 adds yet another pawn.
May-29-07  Silverstrike: <JohnBoy> LOL. That was fantastic!
May-25-08  ezmerin: The puns might have been simplier:

If he wins: "Luke McShine"
If he loses: "Luke McShame"

This time he was McShine.

Jun-10-10  siggemannen: A bit ironic, since Jesper Hall is an expert in the Trompowsky himself
Oct-28-11  sevenseaman: Starting from his game against <E. Bacrot> in 1992 Luke has shown a positional feel.

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