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Fred Berend vs Janez Barle
European Team Championship (1992), Debrecen HUN, rd 8, Nov-28
Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45)  ·  0-1



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The Knight sacrifice with 9...0-0!? represents an attempt to improve upon Barmen vs Berlin, 1873, played roughly 120 years earlier! Is that a record for greatest interval between a stem game and the game which attempts to improve upon the original play?

The game itself turns into a brawl of Q & 3 P vs. R & 2 Kn. Unfortunately, errors mar the game and White soon suffers material losses. Impossible to tell if the Knight sac is sound or not.

May-03-17  Iwer Sonsch: Actually, the Knight sacrifice with 9...0-0! is a beautiful example of a working sacrifice for development purposes: After White takes the Knight, Stockfish suggests 12.Bg5 Re2 13.Bh4 g5 14.Nxg5 Qxf6 15.Nf3 Qxc6 16.Qc1 Be3 17.Qxe3 Rxe3 18.fxe3 with Queen and two pawns for Rook and two Knights, but a -1.10 ranking by Stockfish @depth 30.

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White should have played 10.0-0 dxc3 11.fxg7 Kxg7 12.Nxc3 (-0.20 @depth 24) instead.

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