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Jorge E Sammour-Hasbun vs Gregory Kaidanov
US Chess Championship (2013), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, May-03
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  0-1



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May-03-13  Shams: Hasbun must have really been disgusted with himself for this, a blunder in a quiet simplified position. He probably wasn't in much time trouble either.
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  chancho: 25.Nxa6 Rc6 26.Nb8 Rb6 and the Knight is kaput.
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  SteinitzLives: And 24 Nc3 and white is fine. A tough start considering how safe white was before 24 Nc7 against one of the top US GMs.
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  thegoodanarchist: A staggering blunder! My former coach gets the win - congrats to Greg.
May-04-13  vinidivici: <SteinitzLives: And 24 Nc3 and white is fine.>

I agree. After 24.Nc3 d4 25.Ne2! Re8 looks equal.

Another good move is 24.Nd6 Rb6 25.Nf5 Ne4 26.Ne3 Nc3 27.Nd1! Nxd1 (if 27...Ne4 28.Ne3...repeating move) (if 27...Na2 28.Nf2 Nb4 29.Re2 d4 30.Ne4 Re6 31.Kf2...both sides go nowhere) 28.Rxd1 d4 29.Kf2/ looks both side have equal position.

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  HeMateMe: Jorge lost his horse. Must have been distracted.
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  FSR: An amazing blunder, almost the knight equivalent of 29...Bxh2?? in Spassky vs Fischer, 1972.
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  thegoodanarchist: The coup de grace is

25.Nxa6 Rc6 26.Nb8 Rb6 0-1

and Hasbun is a has been...

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