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Mile Dragicevic vs Rene Gralla
Serbian Cultural Center Hamburg-Blitz Casual (2005) (blitz), Hamburg, Germany, Dec-08
Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02)  ·  0-1



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  Nightsurfer: @#$% happens ... and not enough with that, this 5-mover-here seems to be the ill-mannered brother of >>MacBrayne vs Crichton<<, Scotland 1980, please check out at the databank by surfing to www dot chessgames dot com slash perl slash chessgame ? gid = 1243376, though Mr. MacBRAYNe has certainly got more BRAINs than poor Mr. Dragicevic versus R Gralla25 years later in Hamburg, Germany!
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  Nightsurfer: Now I will try to write in here the direct link to the parallel case - though being a somewhat extended version - of >>MacBrayne vs Crichton<<, Scotland 1980, that sholud be the direct link:, hopefully it works
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  Nightsurfer: Oops, it does not work!
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  whiteshark: Welcome to, Rene!

Here's the 'missing link': MacBrayne vs Crichton, 1980

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  Nightsurfer: Thank you for the nice welcome, <whiteshark>, and muchissimas gracias for posting the correct link!
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  Nightsurfer: Nothing's as mad as it can't happen twice! Poor Mile D. did not know that some hapless guy has tried out 5.h3??? ... before, and that try had not worked out either :-( , please check out Barney vs Mccrum, 1969 ... :-)!
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  FSR: I won this exact game against Peter Napetschnig (rated about 1700) in the 1977 Gompers Park Fall Championship in Chicago.
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  Nightsurfer: <FSR> That's cool! Congrats!
Nov-30-12  Abdel Irada: This variation (with 5. h3?? in the Fröm Gambit) is a well-known opening trap. I've collected a few wins against it myself, because the move superficially *looks* logical.
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  Nightsurfer: <Abdel_Irada> You are right by stating that <" ... this variation (with 5. h3?? in the Fröm Gambit) is a well-known opening trap ...">, but the problem with that trap is the fact that many books do not mention that trap (... maybe because they think that the trap is too obvious?!), and the result is that so many people get trapped by that trap! :-D
Apr-08-15  billyhan: Maybe Dragi was groggy?
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  Nightsurfer: <billyhan>

Hi <billyhan>, you're right ... I guess that <Dragi was groggy> on that very day back then ... and that goofy game was quite obviously such a big shock for him that he has given up chess playing in the meantime ... for the most dubious <"sake"> of <"investing"> all his money in betting ... ;-) ... on football games ... that is the sad truth, no kidding!!

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  sea7kenp: The funny thing about 5 h3? It doesn't even have a purpose, because Bg4 isn't even a threat, because White's f Knight wouldn't even be Pinned!
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