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Gerard Welling vs Sandor Horvath
Budapest Spring op 12th (1996), Budapest HUN
Sodium Attack: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-05  supermanprime: Wow! This game is one of the cooler games I've run through!
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  Eggman: An unusal tactical finish: 19...Bxe6 20.Nf6+ Kh6 21.Nxe8 Bxf7 22.Nc7 or 19...Qxe6 20.Ng5+ Kg8 21.Nxe6 Kxf7 22.Nc7.
Jan-02-06  blingice: Gerard seems to play Sodium Attack well...
G Welling vs T Szakall, 1996
Jan-16-07  The Chess Express: <Gerard seems to play Sodium Attack well...>

I agree, but in this game black made it easy. 12. ... fxe4 was better, and why did black sac a pawn with 14. ... e3? Horvath must be a beginner.


Jun-11-07  Kleve: "Sodium Attack?" This is a salty game to be sure...
Jun-14-07  The Chess Express: Does anybody know how an opening gets named?
Oct-28-07  Manic: In this case, it is because the first move is Na3, and since Na is the chemical symbol for sodium, hence sodium attack. It's other name is "Durkin's opening" or something like that.
Oct-29-07  The Chess Express: Thanks for the clarification. Some openings have ridiculous names like 1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. Nc3 “The toilet variation.” I think it should be more regulated.
Feb-15-08  just a kid: <TCE>Horvath didn't "sac" a pawn.It was going to be lost anyway.
Mar-02-08  The Chess Express: That's true I guess, but there was still no point to 14. e3 as white just wanted to play Ne3 anyway. Better would have been something like 14. Be6 15. Ne3 Nd7 16. Bxe4 h5 17. Qd3 Kh7 18. b3 Qe7 ∞
May-29-08  prinsallan: <Eggman> I totally agree. Bold and beautiful tactic. I wouldn´t have seen the Bx-variation without you. Thanks m8.
Aug-21-08  WACG: The SODIUM attack! HA! Very cute. If you do not know anything about chemistry Na is the symbol for sodium hence Na3 is The Sodium Attack. Other than that this whole thing is rather silly.
Dec-29-13  EvanTheTerrible: Entertaining finish.

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