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Jan Timman vs Jonny Hector
Sigeman & Co (2007), Malmo SWE, rd 2, Apr-19
Slav Defense: Winawer Countergambit (D10)  ·  0-1



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Apr-20-07  yunis: a good game' i ask u for the correct name of this defense 3...e5 got a special name!!
Apr-20-07  Eurotrash: I believe this is the QGD Slav Winawer Counter-Gambit. Fun game this.
Apr-20-07  Prugno: As a former Winawer Gambit player, I was very impressed by this game, and in particular by 7... Ne5!?, which looks like a typically creative Hector novelty, instead of the usual 7... fxe6. Surely Timman could have played much better, but perhaps Kasparov's 6. Bd2 is safer after all?
Apr-20-07  ColonelCrockett: I've only played against this gambit once in a correspondence game, I won quite easily as I was playing a very weak player. I didn't know Masters even considered the move, it looks like Hector is the Frank Marshall of his day.
Apr-20-07  artemis: This gambit is a very interesting one. Usually, one has a realistic choice concerning a gambit this early, but if white does not accept the gambited pawn, it appears that black has already equalized.

Prugno: 6. Bd2 Qxe5 7. Ng3 Nf6 8. Nf3 Qd6 9. Qc7 Be7 10. 0-0-0. This looks like a good way for white to give back the gambited pawn. Infact, white is now back on top in development, and can play for e3 and Bd3 soon.

After 6. ... Nd7 7. e6 (Ngf3 looks playable, but then 7. ... Nxe5 8. Nxd4 Nxc4 and I dont dislike black's position). 7. ... Ne5 is a very strong novelty, since, for one thing, it demands refutation. 8. exf7+ (how else to justify the awkward placement of white's pieces?) Kxf7 9. g3 This pawn move is a little odd, but the bishop wants to get in the game, and perhaps white is hoping that after castling kingside, his extra pawn and/or safe king (c4 is looking weak here) will be good enough. 9. ... Nf6
still developing and bringing his pieces into the center 10. Bh3?! The idea is interesting, and the creativity merits the exclam. The over-all effect deserves the quesitonmark. This bishop is not really helping out here. I am not sure what is wrong with Bg2 and Nf3. As it is, if Bxc8 then white is forcing black to develop his rook from the a file towards the center. If he doesn't take, then his knight cant move from g1 and at anytime, If black wants to divert attention from the center, Bxh3 Nxh3 drives the knight to the edge of the board. I have other things I need to do, so I cant continue, but the opening is fascinating indeed.

Apr-20-07  acirce: Was 7..Ne5 really a novelty? It looks pretty good to me. It's not clear where White is supposed to be able to get an edge. I am pretty sure I would actually already prefer Black.

Always thought 6.Nd2 felt awkward to begin with. Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 is Kasparov's famous model treatment of the gambit from White's side.

Apr-20-07  kellmano: According to o.e. it's a novelty, the other four games in the line prefering fxe6. I think this is a bit surprising as the kind of player to play .....e5 shouldn't be worried about losing a pawn with check!
Apr-20-07  luzhin: Not only was 7..Ne5 a novelty, the most recent GM game in this variation was Timman vs Nikolic , which he won after Nikolic played 7..fxe6.

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