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Nigel Short vs Mark Bluvshtein
Montreal International (2007), Montreal CAN, rd 9, Jul-28
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Variation (C34)  ·  0-1

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Jul-29-07  Karpova: Not 35...Qxf7 36.Nxf7 Kxf7 allowing white to occupy a1 by Be5
Jul-30-07  dehanne: At least with the King's Gambit one goes down in style.

5.Bd3 is better. After exchanging on e4 and Ng6, white takes the knight and has a better position considering black's doubled g-pawn.

Jul-30-07  dbquintillion: But the king's gambit loses a pawn and weakens the kingside!
Aug-01-07  DrKurtPhart: NS v MB

w 24th move


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if N had played

24. Bxf4 Nxc4 25.bxc4 Qa5 26.Rb1 Qxa2 27. Rxb7 Qxc2+ 28. Nd2 Re8 29. Rxa7 Re2+ 30.Kg3 Rxd2 31.Bxd2 Qxd2 32.Ra8+ Ke7 33.d6+Kd7 34.Ra7+ Kc8 35.Rxf7 Qe1+ 36.Kf4 Qf2+ 37.Ke4 Qxh4 38.Rc7+ Kd8 39.Nf7+ Ke8 40.Kd5 Qf2 41.Re7+Kf8 42.c6 Qxh2+ 43.Kc5 Qf2+ 44.Kb5 g5 45.Ne5 Qb2+ 46.Kc5 Qa3+ 47.Kd5 Qa5+ 48.c5 Qa2+ 49.Ke4 Be6 50.Ng6+ Kg8 51.d7 Qd5+ 52.Ke3 Qxc5+ 53.Kd2 Qf2+ 54.Kd3 Bf5+ 55.Kc4 Qc2+ 56.Kb5 Qb2+ 57.Kc4 Qa2+ 58.Kd4.Qd2+ 59.Kc5 Qc3+ 60.Kb6 Qd4+ 61.Kc7 Qa7+ 62.Kd6 Qb7+ 63.c7 Qb6+ 64.Ke5 1-0

(Bxd7 65.Rxd7 Qb5+ 66.Kd6 Qd3+ 67.Ke7 Qa6 68.Rd8+ Kg7 69.c8Q Qf6+ 70.Kd7 Kxg6 71.Qc6)

[QxQ 72.KxQ h4 73.Kd5 Kf5 74.Rh8 Kf4 75.Kd4 Kg4 76.Ke3 Kg3 77.Ke2 h3 78.Kf1 h2 79.Rh6 g4 80.Rh4 Kf3 81.Rxh2 etc.]

he wouldve walked off wit thr brilliancy prize but gets top marks for having g go

Aug-02-07  Hesam7: <DrKurtPhart> in your line after 24. Bxf4 Nxc4 25. bxc4 Qa5 26. Rb1


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why should Black take the a2-pawn?? Instead 26. ... b6, keeping the White rook out of the 7th rank, seems much better.

Aug-02-07  Hesam7: Maybe an improvement for White would be 18. Nb5 with idea of trapping the Black queen, which forces 18. ... Qb4. Now a possible line would be 19. b3 a6 20. Nbd4 Qxc5 21. a4 Qa7 22. Ba3:


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Dec-08-10  rwbean: How about 10 ... Bxh4+ ...?
Jan-25-11  20MovesAhead: a most interesting variation of the king gambit
Feb-14-11
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  Phony Benoni: Negative immortality appears to be out of style.
Mar-07-13  pawnstar3: Surprised this game doesn't receive more attention. One of the better games to have been played over the last decade IMO.
Jan-29-21  ZoneChess: The KGA and white remains just short of a pawn...
Jan-29-21  ZoneChess: It appears that after the queen sac, white's plan is just not fully there. With correct play, black can defend which he did and had exactly the right resources. A failed immortal indeed. He was bluffing against the wrong opponent.

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