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Carel van den Berg vs Jan Hein Donner
Noteboom Memorial (1965), Noordwijk NED, rd 7, Feb-28
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Jan-27-08  sneaky pete: Carel van den Berg vs Jan Hein Donner, Veenendaal 1955, had (after the same first 11 moves) continued 11... Be7 12.e5 b4 13.exf6 bxc3 14.Nxe6 1-0. 11... b4 was of course not a prepared improvement. Donner, with his legendary self-conscious attitude towards the rest of the universe, had erased the earlier game from his memory.
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  FSR: Well, you can hardly expect their second game in this line to be a marathon like the first one.
Sep-17-12  Olavi: Isn't this the game after which Donner said, yes it looked somehow familiar but I thought that was because your moves were of classic beauty.
Oct-23-12  newzild: 13. Bxa6 would make a great puzzle - maybe for a Thursday.
Oct-10-13  Abdel Irada: Mighty obliging of Donner to play 11. ...b4, more or less forcing the winning knight sac that Van den Berg already had in mind.

Apr-12-14  sneaky pete: Black could have spoiled everyone's fun by playing 12... Qc5

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when it's not clear if and how white can win.

Feb-13-21  nezhmet: 12...Qc5 13. Nb3 is easily winning for white. Earlier the terrible move 9...Rb8?? could have been punished immediately by 10. e5! and white is much better. One amusing example: 10. e5! dxe5 11. fxe5 Nxe5 12. Qg3 Nh5 13.Ndb5! and white wins.
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  FSR: Blitzin' Donner.

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