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Wolfgang Unzicker vs Valter Heuer
Keres Memorial (1977), Tallinn URS, rd 12, Mar-09
Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40)  ·  1-0



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  Jambow: Always nice to finish with a pseudo exchange sack for the fork...
Apr-08-21  magic1949: A better try for White to keep an opening edge is 9.Nb3 Nxe4 10.Be3 Bb4+ 11.c3 Qxb5 12.Bxb5 Bd6 13.Nfd4 Bd7 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Bxc6+ bxc6 16.O-O-O a5 17.f3

In the game after 16 0-0 its = (16 Bg5 was a bit better.) 16...0-0? (Black should play Bd7 and aim for 0-0-0) now White gets an edge with 17.Bf4

20.Bxe7 Ndxe7 21.Bxf7+ Rxf7 22.Rfe1 would have kept small winning chances alive.

20...Rad8? better 20....Rfd8 is =
- 28 Nxc7 looks obvious but it cedes the d file to Black and loses initiative c3 and Rd1 seemed a better plan . After 28...Rd8 Black 's game is still playable. - 29...b6 - a mistake in a difficult position, but White then missed 30 Nb7! threatening a fork and thereby secures two strong advanced knights at d6 and e6.

30...Ra8 31.Nec7 Rd8 would have given Black some play but its already lost game

34....Nc3!? was worth a try - White is otherwise 2 pawns up anyway and winning.

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  Whitehat1963: Monday puzzle after 38...Ra8.

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Aug-26-21  Saniyat24: The gambit is elephant but the knight and rooks dominate...!

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