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Ralf Lau vs Armand Bastian
Mitropa-Cup (1983), Lienz, rd 4, Oct-22
Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Cordel Gambit (C64)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: If 7...exd4? than 8.Qh5+ und Bc5 is hanging.
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  whiteshark: After <11...Ne7 12.Nc4> Black is going to lose his ♙d6, as <12...d5? 13.Qh5+ g6 14.Qe5 00 15.Bh6 Rf7 16.Nd6> is already a lost position.

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  whiteshark: If <13...d5> than <14.Ne5+ Kg8 15.Bg5> and White will keep the advantage, e.g. <15...h6 16.Bh4 Bf5 17.Qd2 Qd6 18.f3>

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  whiteshark: After <17...Qxf6> White gets a pawn with <18.Qe8+ Qf8 19.Qxf8+ Kxf8 20.Nxd6>. Probably Black's best chance to go for this kind of endgame.

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day Ralf Lau
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  perfidious: <whiteshark: After <17...Qxf6> White gets a pawn with <18.Qe8+ Qf8 19.Qxf8+ Kxf8 20.Nxd6>. Probably Black's best chance to go for this kind of endgame.>

You are correct, in that the actual continuation was a massacre and it is not easy to improve for Black.

Recall seeing 9.exd6 mentioned in <Players Chess News> as an improvement in this, and had it at the ready when I faced John Curdo in 1985, though he avoided the line.

Apr-16-16  Howard: You might want to be careful about mentioning Players Chess News. That now-defunct publication left some people rather upset when it abruptedly folded.

There was a bit of good news though. Yasser Seirawan decided to fill the void that Players Chess News left, by launching Inside Chess in early 1988. It was a great publication while it lasted.

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