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Rene Gralla vs Mahmood Amini
Casual, Hamburg, Cafe Roxy (2010), Hamburg, Germany, May-09
King Pawn Game: Busch-Gass Gambit (C40)  ·  1-0



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  Nightsurfer: The first serious mistake of this match is 3. ... Nf6?, Black should have played 3. ... Nc6 instead.
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  Nightsurfer: History tends to repeat itself. OSTAD (meaning: "Master" in Iranian language) Massoud AMINI is a strong player in the community of amateur buffs in Hamburg, Germany. Iran-born Mr. Amini is dreaded for his weapons of surprise, therefore - when he first applied 2. ... Bc5!? against me, I assumed that this interesting move was Amini's invention - only to find out later that the thrilling idea 2. ... Bc5!? is a well-known gambit that has been first tested by German E. BUSCH at Nuremberg 1906 - please see J W Baird vs E Busch, 1906 - and that has been re-invented by German lawyer Ulrich GASS from Heilbronn in 1972. That 2nd stem game you will find in this great data bank here by surfing to C Schulz vs U Gass, 1972 - , therefore the strike 2. ... Bc5?! is labeled BUSCH-GASS GAMBIT now. Great minds tend to think the same! For those who can understand German: on August 7th, 2010, the Berlin-based daily NEUES DEUTSCHLAND has published a German-language interview with creative Mr. Ulrich GASS, the re-inventor of the BUSCH-GASS GAMBIT, please check out (and turn to a translation device, eventually): ! Apart from enriching the opening theory, BUSCH-GASS GAMBIT-promoter Ulrich GASS is one of the organizers of the prestigious ATP-tournament HEILBRONN OPEN since 1984. Chess-players do it standing up ... :-) ...
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  Nightsurfer: The turning point of the match is 10. ... Be6? because that move invites to 11.Bd3 ... that generates the matrix of the Classic-Bxh7 Sacrifice.
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  Nightsurfer: After 11. ... Qxc6, there we see the textbook constellation of THE CLASSIC GREEK SACRIFICE - namely: Bxh7+! ... - on the board now. Consequently White lets his Bishop smash into the walls of Black fortress - 12.Bxh7+! ... - having Greco's legendary pattern on his mind: Greco vs NN, 1620 - , and that is one more example that it makes sense to study historic games. That point has been the leitmotiv of a (German-language) interview that has been published by, please see ; therefore, in case that people would know just a little bit more about chess history, those rather unbelievable replays of old stuff would not happen, for sure. Two striking examples of an endless list of THE CLASSIC GREEK SACRIFICE are E Froehling vs B Raupach, 2004 or R Gralla vs H W Stark, 1972 ... :-) ...
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  Nightsurfer: With regard to OSTAD AMINI's try 15. ... f6!, the alternatives would not have saved Black King either, please have a look at the following. --> A. If 15. ... Kf6, then: 16.Nxh7+! Bxh7 17.Qg5# --> B. If 15. ... Bxd4!, then: 16.Ne6+ Kh7! (both 16. ... Kf6??? Qxg7# or 16. ... Kh5??? Dg5# would have failed too, of course!) 17.Nxf8+ Kg8 18.Qh4! ... and winning (18. ... Kxf8??? 19.Qh8#) --> C. If 15. ... Kh5, then: 16.Ne6! f6! (flops would be 16. ... fxe6 17.Qg5# or 16. ... Bxe6 17.Qg5#), that would have frustrated 17.Qg5+??? ..., but not the entertaining 17.Nxg7#! --> D.If 15. ... Rg8!, then: 16.Ne6+ Kh7! (16. ... Kf6? <16. ... Kh5? 17.Qg5#) and follow-up 17.Qg5#) 17.Qh4+ Kg6 18.Qg5+ Kh7 19.Qh5#
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  Nightsurfer: Having a second look at 16.Re7! ...: The alternate road to victory would have been 16.Ne6+ Kf7 (16. ... Kh7? 17.Qxg7#) 17.Qxg7+ Ke8 18.Qxf8+ Kd7 19.Qd8#
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  Nightsurfer: Instead of 16. ... Rg8!, the obvious 16. ... fxg5? would not have helped either: 17.Qxg5+ Kh7 18.Qxg7#
Oct-04-10  jacklovecaissa: Brilliant play by white! Black's mistake probably would be bringing the queen out too early into play, starting from 5. ... Qe7. White couldn't resist the temptation to hunt her which finally leads to the King's bunker.

(After seeing you posting 7 times, I decided to write something so it won't seem that you're talking to yourself)


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  Nightsurfer: You make me blush, JACKLOVECAISSA, thank you very much! Why those postings - as if I am talking to myself?! Since I would like to answer all those (eventual) questions that might arise with regard to certain moves - therefore my last remark now: 17. ... fxg5 loses, for sure - whereas the (thinkable) 17. ... Rh8!?! would have been no more than the stubborn posing of a true Desperado, by letting Black survive just one move longer: 18.Qxh8 fxg5 19.Qxg7+ Kh5 20.Qxg5# REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
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  Nightsurfer: For those who can read German I am happy to announce today that has published a lenghty interview with <Mr. Ulrich Gass>, the first one who has started to promote the re-launch of the Busch-GASS-Gambit in 1972 - please compare - , before <Mr. Massoud Amini> has now followed suit by starting the 2nd relaunch of the Busch-GASS-Gambit in 2010!
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  fredthebear: Hey <Nightsurfer>, send us some more miniatures, please!

How about the discovered check 16.Ne6+:

If 16...Bg4 17.QxBg4+ Kf7 18.Qxg7+ Ke8 19.QxRf8+ Kd7 20.Qd8#

If 16...Kf7, it's the same sequence given, one more shorter.

If 16...Kh7 17.Qxg7#.

If 16...Kh5 17.Nxg7#.

Once again, the queen and knight work well together!

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