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Geoff Chandler vs Alastair F White
Edinburgh (1980)
Pirc Defense: Kholmov System (B07)  ·  1-0



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  Sally Simpson: It was actually me who played this one against Alastair White, not Murray.

Murray does not spec-sac (13.Nf4 & 14.Bxd5) based on the theory: "That looks interesting - I'll try that."

Do you think if I ask them nicely they will move it to my bit.

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Or do I have to swap one of mine for one of his - is that how it works.

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  TheFocus: <Sally Simpson> Just send in a correction slip. They will change it.
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  Sally Simpson: Cheers Focus. Done.
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  perfidious: Ah, a familiar line from the past.

White does not have his way if his opponent plays the solid 6....Nd7 or razor-sharp 6....Ng4 instead of snatching the material on offer, though I thrice played 6....Nxd4 many years ago.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Perfidious.

Yes 5.Qe2 served me well letting me score some nice wins. Had something like 6-0 with it.

It was not 6...Nd7 (never met it) or 6...Ng4 that shut it down. It was the annoying 4...c6

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It ended a good relationship. I was not getting the postions I enjoy playing.

The first time I met 6...Ng4.

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"What's this? OK but I'm still saccing my Queen for three developed bits."

7. f3 Nxd4 8. Qe4 Nxe5

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9. Qxd4 Nxf3+ 10. Nxf3 Bxd4 11. Nxd4

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And that netted a few hapless souls (and also a few disasters).

So I gave up 5.Qe2. I recall writing an article about it somewhere saying a fond farewell to a variation. Still sneak it out in blitz.

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  perfidious: <Sally> The only time I ever essayed 6....Ng4, it reeled on 7.e6 Nxd4 8.Qxg4 Nxc2+ and ended in a draw.

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