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Gerard Welling vs Tamas Szakall
Boedapest Springfestival (1996), ?
Sodium Attack: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Jan-30-06  you vs yourself: Strange opening, but even more bizarre is that white has good results with the "Sodium Attack".

In this game, after 50...Rd7, white could also have won with 51.a7 Rxb7 52.a8=Q+

Jan-31-06  Holden: Gerard Welling is an awesome player if you like strange openings. He is a strong player who is not afraid to play openings that even a beginner would call unsound. And he quite often wins using them!

An advantage to this is there is no way to "prepare" for a match with him. There's no telling what he'll open with!

Apr-04-06  Luckyicekiller: A little trouble here. Got a little trouble with why there is not 51...Rxb7. Please a little help here. I still fail to see the problem and I have looked over and over again!!!!!!!!
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  tpstar: <Luckyicekiller> Hello! Welcome to the group! We're all here to learn and improve, so it's good that you're working on your tactics. 51. Nc3! sets the trap 51 ... Rxb7? 52. axb7 and Black has no way to prevent 53. b8=Q+ except to give up Black's Queen for White's new Queen, so White wins a Rook. See you around.
Jun-23-06  McCool: Sodium attack. Huh?
Jun-23-06  Petrocephalon: <McCool> Somebody explained it before: the first move is Na3, and Na is the symbol for sodium.
Jun-25-06  McCool: Interesting.
Jul-22-06  ruinme: Why does black sac his knight near the end?
Aug-10-06  aazqua: This just goes to show that if your opponent is bad enough you can play absolute crap and come back from any position.
Aug-10-06  apawnandafool: <aazqua>what kind of crap was played in this one? (his opponent is rated 260 points higher.) G Welling vs Tregubov, 2005
Sep-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Why does black sac his knight near the end?>

<ruinme> Probably he was hoping for draw by perpetual check with his queen, but miscalculated.

Dec-16-07  newtonbag: This opening has the highest winning percentage for white in the database, but i think that black forgot about his queenside somewhat
Jan-26-08  TigerG: I don't ever want to try this opening against my opponent.
Feb-15-08  just a kid: This is actually a pretty good game.
Jul-06-09  smalldreams: <This opening has the highest winning percentage for white in the database,> With only 16 games played, that's not a realistic number.

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