The Three Pawns Gambit

A couple of decades ago I was reading a short story titled, “The Three Pawns Gambit”. It featured mysticism and the usual crazy chess hero.

But what is the Three Pawns Gambit? Does is lead to insanity? Or, perhaps more important to the average chess player, can you win with it?

Let’s look into it.

To get to the starting point of the three pawn gambit (3PG), you have to begin with the Kings’ Gambit Accepted (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4). Then we move onto the Cunningham 3.Nf3 Be7). And then onto one of the many main lines of the Cunningham with 4.Bc4 Bh4+)

And now White usually continues with 5.Kf1.

If White continues instead with 5.g3, then we have reached with position that leads to the 3PG.

Now, wait, you might say, “White has only gambitted only one pawn, not three.

You are correct. But Black almost always takes the second pawn with 5…fxg3. And why not? He is ahead by two pawns and is ready to invade White’s kingside with his pieces.

And now White castles with 6.O-O, offering up a third pawn.

Let’s review all the moves so far as we’ll proceed rapidly from this point.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O

Black does not have to take the third pawn. He can decline a number of ways. But surprisingly, he doesn’t score that well.

The best move to decline the third pawn is with 6…d5. But that does not guarantee victory.

Three Pawns Gambit-1
3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O

J. Lutes-Connors
Illinois Open, 1980
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Nh6 7.d4 O-O 8.Bxh6 gxh6 9.hxg3 Bxg3 10.Qd2 d5 11.Bxd5 Qd6 12.Nc3 Bf4 13.Qg2+ Kh8 14.e5 Qg6 15.Be4 Qh5 16.Kf2 Rg8 17.Qxg8+ Kxg8 18.Rh1 Bg3+ 19.Kxg3 Qg4+ 20.Kf2 Qf4 21.Nd5 1-0

M.C. Martinez-J.J. Barreto, 1983
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Qe7 7.Bxf7+ Kd8 8.Nc3 c6 9.d4 Nh6 10.hxg3 Nxf7 11.Nxh4 d6 12.Qh5 g6 13.Qf3 Ng5 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15.Qf6+ Qxf6 16.Rxf6 Ke7 17.Raf1 Bf5 18.exf5 Kxf6 19.fxg6+ Ke6 20.Re1+ Kd7 21.g7 Rg8 22.Nf5 d5 23.Re7+ Kd8 24.Rxb7 Nd7 25.Na4 Kc8 26.Rb3 Kc7 27.Re3 Rae8 28.Rf3 Re6 29.b3 Rf6 30.Kg2 Re6 31.c4 Re2+ 32.Kh3 dxc4 33.bxc4 Rxa2 34.Nc3 Ra1 35.d5 Ne5 36.Rf4 Re1 37.dxc6 Nxc6 38.Nd5+ Kd8 39.Nf6 Rxg7 40.Nxg7 a5 41.Nd5 Kd7 42.c5 Ne5 43.Rf6 Rc1 44.Rd6+ Kc8 45.Ne6 h5 46.Ne7+ Kb8 47.Rb6+ 1-0

Vjekoslav Vulevic-W. Seibel
San Bernardino, 1985
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Nh6 7.hxg3 Bxg3 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 O-O 10.Bxh6 gxh6 11.Qd2 Qd6 12.Qg2 Kh8 13.Nc3 Rg8 14.Kh1 Qg6 15.Nh2 Rg7 16.Bxf7 Qd6 17.e5 Qxd4 18.Rad1 Qh4 19.Bb3 Nd7 20.e6 Nf6 21.Rd8+ Ng8 22.Rff8 Qg5 23.Ne4 1-0

Eric Cooke-Mark Dutton
Philadelphia, 1991
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Nh6 7.d4 Rf8 8.Nc3 d6 9.e5 Bh3 10.Bxh6 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 gxh6 12.exd6 gxh2+ 13.Kh1 cxd6 14.Bb5+ Nd7 15.Qe2+ Be7 16.Nd5 f5 17.Re1 Rf7 18.Qe6 a6 19.Nxe7 axb5 20.Ng6+ Re7 21.Nxe7 Nf8 22.Qxf5 Qa5 23.Nc6+ Qxe1+ 24.Nxe1 bxc6 25.a3 Nd7 26.Qe6+ 1-0

Newton-V. Jurgenson, 1994
[Escalante]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d6
(6…gxh2+ is considered best. But no matter how good accepting a sacrifice, some players will still decline it.) 7.Bxf7+ (White says, “So if Black won’t take my pawn, he might not take my bishop”. Actually taking the bishop is dangerous due to 7…Kxf7 8.Nxh4+.) 7…Kd7 8.e5 gxh2+ 9.Kh1 Nc6 10.e6+ Ke7 11.Nxh4 Bxe6 12.Bxe6 Kxe6 13.Qg4+ Kd5 14.Nc3+ Kc5 15.d4+ [Interesting is 15.Rf5+!? Kb6 (better, but still leading to mate is 15…Ne5 16.d4+ Kc6 17.d5+ Kd7 18.Rxe5#) 16.Rb5+ Ka6 17.Qa4+ Na5 18.Qxa5#.] 15…Kb6 16.d5 Nf6 17.Be3+ Ka6 18.Qc4+ 1-0

Arnaud Jossien (2040-Yann Thevenet (2140)
France Open Ch. A, 1998
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Nh6 7.d4 d6 8.Bxh6 gxh6 9.Bxf7+ Kd7 10.e5 c6 11.d5 dxe5 12.Nc3 Bg5 13.dxc6+ Kxc6 14.Nxe5+ Kb6 15.Nd5+ Ka6 16.Qd3+ b5 17.a4 Bd7 18.Nb4+ Kb6 19.Qd4+ 1-0

Paul Rusan (2225)-Carmen Voican Sandu
Romania Ch., ½ Final
Tusnad, 2000
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O g2 7.Kxg2 Nh6 8. d4 O-O 9.Nc3 d5 10.Nxd5 c6 11.Nf4 Bg4 12.Be3 Qe7 13.h3 Bxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Nd7 15.Nh5 Bg5 16.Bg1 Rfe8 17.Rae1 g6 18.Ng3 c5 19.c3 cxd4 20.cxd4 Rac8 21. Bb3 Kg7 22.e5 Bh4 23.Be3 Bxg3 24.Qxg3 Ng8 25.Bd2 Nb6 26.Bc3 Red8 27.Qf3 Nh6 28.d5 Nf5 29.d6 Nh4+ 30.Kh1 Nxf3 31.dxe7 Nxe1 32.e6+ 1-0

Ferenc Frink (2203)-Istvan Toplak
Hungary Open Ch.
Zalakaros, 2001
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O Qe7 7.Bxf7+ Kd8 8.Nc3 c6 9.d4 Nh6 10.hxg3 Nxf7 11.Nxh4 g6 12.Qf3 Ng5 13.Qg4 Ne6 14.d5 Qc5+ 15.Kh2 Rf8 16.Bh6 Rf2+ 17.Ng2 Nf8 18.Qh4+ Ke8 19.d6 g5 20.Rxf2 Ng6 21.Rf8+ Nxf8 22.Qh5+ Ng6 23.Rf1 Qxd6 24.Rf8+ Qxf8 25.Bxf8 Kxf8 26.Qxh7 Ne7 27.e5 Na6 28.Ne4 d5 29.exd6 Nd5 30.Qh8+ Kf7 31.Nxg5+ 1-0

“sillygambits”-N.N.
Internet Game 2017?
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O g2 7.Kxg2 d6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Nxh4+ Ke8 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Nxg6 Nf6 12.Rxf6 Qxf6 13.Nxh8+ Kd8 14.d3 Qxh8 15.Bg5+ Kd7 16.Qf7+ Kc6 17.Bf6 1-0

Three Pawns Gambit-2
3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5

D. Biggs-G. Benner
Columbus, OH, 1962
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 c6 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.Bxg8 Kxg8 10.Qe2 Bg4 11.Qc4+ 1-0

Attila Horvath (2085)-Imre Matyas
Hungary University Ch.
Budapest, Apr. 19 2001
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 gxh2+ 8.Kh1 Bf6 9.d4 c6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.e5 Be7 13.c4 Nd7 14.Nc3 Nb6 15.b3 Qd7 16.Ng5 Nh6 17.Qh5+ Kd8 18.Nce4 Kc7 19.Nc5 Bxc5 20.dxc5 Nc8 21.Be3 Nf5 22.Rxf5 exf5 23.e6 g6 24.Qxh2+ 1-0

Attila Horvath (2096)-Robert Veress (2225)
Cerbona Open
Kaposvar, July 13 2001
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 Nf6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Nxh4 Qd4+ 10.Kg2 Qxe4+ 11.Nf3 gxh2 12.d3 Qg4+ 13.Kh1 Re8 14.c3 Kg8 15.Rf2 Nbd7 16.Rg2 Qe6 17.Bf4 b6 18.Nbd2 Bb7 19.Kxh2 Qf5 20.Bxc7 Ng4+ 21.Kg1 Ne3 22.Rg5 Qxd3 23.Qa4 Nc5 24.Qh4 Ne6 25.Ne5 Qxd2 26.Rg3 Nf5 0-1

Jose Maria Cazorla Alvesa-
Jose Ramon Rodriguez Marcos
Benidorm Open B, 2002
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Be7 4.Nf3 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 Nf6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Nxh4 Qd4+ 10.Kh1 Qxe4+ 11.Nf3 Rf8 12.d3 g2+ 13.Kxg2 Bh3+! 14.Kg1 Qg4+ 15.Kf2 Qg2+ 16.Ke3 Re8+ 17.Kd4 Qg4+ 18.Kc3 Nd5+ 0-1

Emery Peterson (2170)-Tri Hoang (2095)
First Saturday, FM
Budapest, Sept.2002
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 Nf6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Nxh4 Qd4+ 10.Kg2 Qxe4+ 11.Nf3 gxh2 12.Nc3 Qg6+ 13.Kh1 Re8 14.Nd5 Qg3 15.Nxf6 gxf6 16.d4 Kg8 17.Nxh2 Kh8 18.Bf4 Qh4 19.Qf3 Bf5 20.Bg3 Qe4 21.Kg1 Qxf3 22.Rxf3 Bxc2 23.Rxf6 Nc6 24.Rc1 Nxd4 25.Kf2 Re2+ 26.Kg1 Rg8 27.Nf1 Be4 28.Rf4 Rg2+ 29.Kh1 Re2+ 30.Rxe4 Rxe4 31.Rc4 h5 32.Rxd4 Rxd4 33.Be5+ Kh7 34.Bxd4 Rg4 35.Bc3 Kg6 36.Kh2 h4 37.Ne3 Re4 38.Ng2 Kh5 39.Kh3 Rg4 40.Be1 Rd4 41.Bxh4 Rd2 42.Nf4+ Kh6 43.Bf6 Rd6 44.Be5 Rc6 45.Kg4 a6 46.Kf5 b5 47.Ne6 a5 48.Bxc7 a4 49.a3 Rc4 50.Bd6 Rc2 51.Be5 Rf2+ 52.Ke4 Kg6 53.Bc3 Rf7 54.Nd4 Rb7 55.Kd5 Kf7 56.Kc6 Re7 57.Kxb5 Ke8 58.Kxa4 Kd7 59.b4 Kc7 60.Kb5 Kb7 61.a4 Re3 62.Kc4 Kb6 63.a5+ Kb7 64.b5 Rh3 65.Nc6 Rh6 66.Kc5 Rh1 67.a6+ Ka8 68.b6 Rh5+ 69.Kd6 Rd5+ 70.Ke7 Rd7+ 71.Ke8 Rh7 72.Ne7 Rh6 73.b7+ Ka7 74.Bd4+ 1-0

Tomas Ramos Orea-Leopoldo Suarez Prieto (1872)
Internacional Patrimon Open
Alcala de Henares, Oct. 9 2007
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 Bh3! 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.d4 g2 10.Rf2 Bxf2+ 11.Kxf2 Nf6 12.Nc3 Ng4+ 13.Kg3 Qf6 14.Bg5 Qxf7 15.Kxh3 Nf2+ 0-1

It seems that Black, having the attack, also has gaps that are not easy to cover.

So, what to do?

Most of the time Black takes the third pawn as he doesn’t have to worry about any White attack for at least another move.

Three Pawns Gambit-3
3.Nf3 Be74.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1

Von Bilguer-Mayet
Berlin, 1838
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Nxh4+ Nf6 10.d4 Bh3 11.Rf3 Bg4 12.Rxf6+ Qxf6 13.Qxg4 Qf1+ 14.Kxh2 Qxc1 15.Nc3 Qxa1 16.Qf5+ Ke8 17.Qc8+ Ke7 18.Qxc7+ Ke8 19.Qc8+ Kf7 20.Qxb7+ Ke8 21.Nf5 1-0

J.L. Van Eck-C. Tinholt
corres., 1869
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Qe7 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bxf7+ Kd8 10.Bh5 b5 11.d4 b4 12.Ne5 g6 13.Nf7+ Ke8 14.Qg4 Bf6 15.Nxh8 Bxh8 16.e5 Qe6 17.Qf3 Bg7 18.d5 cxd5 19.Nxd5 Na6 20.Bg4 Qxg4 1-0

J. Krejcik-Deutsch
Olomouc prosinec, 1906
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bg3 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Ne5+ Ke6 10.Qg4+ Kd6 11.Nc4+ Kc5 12.d4+ Kxc4 13.Qe2+ Kxd4 14.Qd3+ Kc5 15.Be3+ Kb4 16.a3+ Ka5 17.b4+ Ka4 18.Nc3mate 1-0

Savanto-Molder
Helsinki, 1950
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Be7 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Ne5+ Ke6 10.Qg4+ Kxe5 11.Qf5+ Kd6 12.Qd5mate 1-0

J. Lutes-Koehl
Columbus, OH, 1961
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Ne5+ Ke8 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Nxg6 Nd7 12.Nxh8+ Ke7 13.Qf7mate 1-0

I. Zarcula-Calugaru
Timisoara, 1965
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Qe7 8.Nc3 c6 9.d4 Bg3 10.Ng5 d5 11.Rxf7 Qb4 12.Bxd5 cxd5 13.Nxd5 Bg4 14.Bf4 Bxd1 15.Nc7+ Kd8 16.Nce6+ Ke8 17.Nxg7+ Kd8 18.N5e6+ Kc8 19.Rc7mate 1-0

Armando Martinez-Jorge Datola
corres.
Juvenil Chileno, 1966
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 g5 8.Nxh4 Qe7 9.Bxf7+ Kd8 10.d3 gxh4 11.Qh5 Nf6 12.Rxf6!
(Black can’t get out of troubles. Here’s a sample line: 12…Qf8 13.Bh6 Qe7 14.Bg7 Re8 15.Bxe8 Qxe8 16.Rf8 +-) 1-0

Artur Frolov-A. Uzunov
corres., 1969
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.O-O gxh2+ 8.Kh1 Ke8 9.b3 d6 10.Bb2 Bf6 11.d4 Nc6 12.Nc3 Nge7 13.Nd5 Bg4 14.Ne3 Bh5 15.Qd3 Bxf3+ 16.Rxf3 Qd7 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.exd5 Ne7 19.Re1 Kf7 20.Re6 Nxd5 0-1

J.L. van Eck-C. Tinholt
corres., 1969
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Qe7 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bxf7+ Kd8 10.Bh5 b5 11.d4 b4 12.Ne5 g6 13.Nf7+ Ke8 14.Qg4 Bf6 15.Nxh8 Bxh8 16.e5 Qe6 17.Qf3 Bg7 18.d5 cxd5 19.Nxd5 Na6 20.Bg4 Qxg4 1-0

Randy Bullock-D. Gilmore
Dayton, OH, 1982
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 g5 8.Nxh4 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Qh5+ Ke6 11.Qxg5 Rg8 12.Qf5+ Kf7 13.Qxh7+ Rg7 14.Qh5+ Kg8 15.Qf5 Kf7 16.e5 1-0

Zoltan Eberth-I. Ban
Mezokovesd, 1984
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bg3 8.d4 d6 9.Ng5 f6 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Qh5+ Ng6 12.Nxh7 Qe7 13.Qxg6+ Kd8 14.Ng5 Qe8 15.Nf7+ Ke7 16.Qxg7 Qf8 17.Qxf6+ Ke8 18.Qd8mate 1-0

Bullock-Wall
Dayton, OH, 1985
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d6 8.Nxh4 Qxh4 9.Bxf7+ Ke7 10.d4 Nh6 11.Bxh6 gxh6 12.Qf3 Rf8 13.Nc3 Be6 14.Nd5+ Kd8 15.Qf6+ Qxf6 16.Rxf6 Bxd5 17.exd5 Ke7 18.Raf1 Nd7 19.Re6+ Kd8 20.Rxh6 Nb6 21.b3 Nxd5 22.Rxh7 Nb4 23.Rxh2 a5 24.a3 Nc6 25.d5 Ne5 26.Rhf2 Ke7 27.Be6 Rh8+ 28.Rh2 Rxh2+ 29.Kxh2 Rh8+ 30.Kg3 c6 31.c4 Rh7 32.Rf2 Rg7+ 33.Kh3 Nd3 34.Rf3 Rh7+ 35.Kg2 Nc5 36.Re3 Rg7+ 37.Kf3 Kf6 38.Kf4 Rg1 39.Rf3 Nxe6+ 40.dxe6 Kxe6 41.Re3+ Kf6 42.Ke4 Rg4+ 43.Kd3 Rf4 44.Kc3 Kf7 45.Kd3 c5 46.Kc3 Rd4 0-1

Martin Sippl-Volker Seibert
Mittelfranken U17 Ch., 1996
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d6 8.Nxh4 Qxh4 9.Bxf7+ Kd8 10.Qf3 Nf6 11.d3 Bg4 12.Qe3 Nbd7 13.Bd2 c6 14.Bc3 Kc7 15.Nd2 Rhf8 16.Bb3 Nh5 17.Kg2 Nf4+ 18.Kh1 Nh3 19.a4 Nf2+ 0-1

“Lyubimov”-“guest43”
Blitz Game
Internet game, Sept. 24 1998
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Qe7 8.Bxf7+ Kd8 9.Kxh2 Bf6 10.Bd5 Nh6 11.Nc3 Ng4+ 12.Kg1 Qc5+ 13.d4 Qd6 14.e5 Bxe5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Bg5+ Ke8 17.Rf5 Nbc6 18.Nb5 Qxd5 19.Nxc7mate 1-0

Xan Guillen Lorenzana (2079)-
Laura Martinez Fernandez
Galiza U18 Ch.
Padron, Apr. 12 2001
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d6 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.Nxh4 Qxh4 10.Be6+ Nf6 11.Bxc8 Qxe4+ 12.Qf3 Qxf3+ 13.Rxf3 1-0

“Ben_Dubuque”-“subhankars”)
Blitz Game
Chess.com, July 14 2017
[“Ben_Dubuque”]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1
(The Three Pawns Gambit or the Bertin Gambit whichever you prefer.) 7…Be7 (Any move other than d5 is a mistake but d5 still allows White some compensation. Most engines will evaluate the position after d5 as maybe -1 which is surprisingly good considering White is down 3 pawns. 7…d5 8.exd5 Bg4 9.d4.) 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Ne5+ Ke8 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Nxg6 Nf6 12.Rxf6 Bxf6 13.Nxh8+ Ke7 14.Qf7+ Kd6 15.d4 Bxd4 (15…Qxh8 16.Bf4+ Be5 17.Bxe5+ Qxe5 18.dxe5+ Kxe5 19.Nc3) 16.Bf4+ Be5 17.Qd5+ Ke7 18.Qxe5+ Kf8 19.Bh6+ Kg8 20.Qg7mate 1-0

Two popular responses after 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 are 7…Bf6 and 7…Nh6

Three Pawns Gambit-4
3.Nf3 Be74.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6

Von Guttceit-Kieseritzky, 1832
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.e5 d5 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.d4 Ne4 12.Bf4 f5 13.Nbd2 O-O 14.c4 c6 15.Rc1 Nd7 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.Ng5 Qe7 19.Qh5 Nf6 20.Qxh2 Rad8 21.Bc7 Rd7 22.Ba4 h6 23.Nxe6 Qxe6 24.Bxd7 Qxd7 25.Be5 1-0

von der Lasa-Carl Jaenisch.
Berlin Congress, 1842
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.Ne5 Bxe5 9.Qh5 Qe7 10.Rxf7 Qc5 11.Rf8+ Ke7 12.d4 Qxd4 13.Bg5+ Nf6 14.Bxf6+ gxf6 15.Qf7+ Kd6 16.Nc3 Rxf8 17.Qxf8+ Kc6 18.Qb4 d5 19.Bb5+ Kb6 20.Na4mate 1-0

Carl Jaenisch-von der Lasa
Berlin Congress, 1842
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.Ne5 Qe7 9.Bxf7+ Kd8 10.d4 Bxe5 11.dxe5 Qxe5 12.Nc3 Nf6 13.Bf4 Qe7 14.e5 Qxf7 15.exf6 gxf6 16.Be5 Rf8 17.Rxf6 Qg7 18.Bxc7+ Ke8 19.Qe2+ Qe7 20.Re1 Nc6 21.Qh5+ Rf7 22.Qxf7mate 1-0

von Der Lasa-Carl Jaenisch
Berlin Congress, 1842
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.Ne5 Bxe5 9.Qh5 Qe7 10.Rxf7 Qc5

11.Rf8+ Ke7 12.d4 Qxc4 13.Qe8+ Kd6 14.Qxe5+ Kc6 15.Na3 d6 16.d5+ Kc5 17.Be3+ Kb4 18.c3+ Ka4 19.b3+ Kxa3 20.Bc1mate 1-0

Dr. Hugo-Leonhard Von Guttceit – Kieseritsky
Dorpat, 1832
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.e5 d5 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.d4 Ne4 12.Bf4 f5 13.Nbd2 O-O 14.c4 c6 15.Rc1 Nd7 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.Ng5 Qe7 19.Qh5 Nf6 20.Qxh2 Rad8 21.Bc7 Rd7 22.Ba4 h6 23.Nxe6 Qxe6 24.Bxd7 Qxd7 25.Be5 1-0

Edwards-N.N.
corres.
England, 1963
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Ne5+ Ke6 8.Qg4+ Kxe5 9.O-O gxh2+ 10.Kh1 Bf6 11.d4+ Kxd4 12.Be3+ Kxe3 13.e5 Bxe5 14.Re1+ Kf2 15.Qg2+ Kxe1 16.Nc3mate 1-0

Gianfranco Massetti-Mario Pessina
Amichevole Lampo, 1976
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Bf6 8.e5 Be7 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Ng5+ Kg6 11.Nf7 Qe8 12.Qg4+ Bg5 13.Qxg5mate 1-0

Howard Goldberg-Kevin McManus
Cape Town, 1982
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Qe7 8.Nc3 c6 9.a4 d5 10.exd5 Bh3 11.d3 Bxf1 12.Qxf1 Nd7 13.d6 Qf6 14.Qe2+ Kf8 15.Ne4 Qd8 16.Bxf7 Bf6 17.Neg5 Qb6 18.Bxg8 Re8 19.Be6 Ne5 20.Be3 Qxb2 21.Rf1 Nxf3 22.Qxf3 Qe5 23.Qh5 g6 24.Qh6mate 1-0

Three Pawns Gambit-5
3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6

Bilguer-von Der Lasa
Berlin, 1839
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 Ng4 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Ne5+ Kg8 11.Qxg4 d6 12.Qh5 g6 13.Nxg6 Qe8 14.Qd5+ Kg7 15.Nxh4 Rg8 16.Qg5+ Kh8 17.Qf6+ Rg7 18.Bh6 Qxe4+ 19.Nf3 Qg6 20.Bxg7+ Qxg7 21.Qd8+ Qg8 22.Ne5 Qxd8 23.Nf7+ Kg7 24.Nxd8 Na6 25.Nc3 Nb4 26.Rf7+ Kg6 27.Raf1 Bg4 28.R1f6+ Kg5 29.Ne4+ 1-0

Reshevsky-Doery
Simul
Berlin, 1920
[American Chess Bulletin, Nov. 1920, p.170]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Be7 4.Nf3 Bh4+ 5.g3
(A lively continuation that is classified as Capt. Bertin’s Gambit. Steinitz was wont to play 5.Kf1 against Bird, one of the few masters who ever resorted to the Cunningham.) 5…fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 (Not to be recommended. The correct move is 7…d5) 8.d4 Qe7 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 Bf6 [The removal of Black’s King’s Knight has left the King’s Bishop’s pawn woefully weak and Rzeschewski (i.e. Reshevsky RME) knows full well how to take advantage.] 11.Qh5 Rf8 12.Nxf7 (In this fashion does the little fellow make the chess the “child’s play” which is beyond the comprehension of many who are highly accomplished along other lines, but cannot quite grasp the fundamentals of chess strategy.) 12…Qxe4+ (Rzeschewski had calculated upon the sacrifice of a piece and the gain of more than it’s equivalent a few moves later, viz.: 12….RxN; 13.BxR+ QxB, 14.QxQ+ KxQ 15.e5, etc.) 13.Kxh2 Qxc2+ 14.Kg3 (Fearlessly the White King marches out into the open. He does not dread Rg8+, for in that case the Knight is withdrawn with discovered check.) 14…Bh4+ (Black is in desperation, but if, to avoid the discovery, he were to play …Ke7, then Re1+ would force mate.) 15.Qxh4 Qxc4 16.Qd8mate (Short shift is meted out to the presumptuous one who takes a chance on anything escaping the keen eyes of the small “grand-master” as he was dubbed in Vienna two years ago.) 1-0

B. Larsen-W. Lauridsen
Hostelbro/Herning, 1948
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 O-O 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 Qe7 11.Nc3 c6 12.Bxf7+ Kg7 13.Bh5 Rxf1+ 14.Qxf1 d6 15.Nf3 Bg5 16.Qf2 Be6 17.d5 cxd5 18.exd5 Bf7 19.Nxg5 hxg5 20.Re1 Qf6 21.Qxf6+ Kxf6 22.Rf1+ Kg7 23.Bxf7 Nd7 24.Be6 1-0

Dragoljub Baretic-Uremovic
Yugoslavia, 1957
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 Bh3 10.Bxh6 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 O-O 12.Qg2 Qf6 13.Be3 c6 14.Nc3 cxd5 15.Nxd5 Qd8 16.Nxh4 Qxh4 17.Bg5 Qh5 18.Nf4 1-0

D. Biggs-R. Trattner
Indianapolis, 1959
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 d6 9.Bxh6 Bh3 10.Bxf7+ Kd7 11.Bxg7 Bxf1 12.Qxf1 Bf6 13.Qh3+ 1-0

Jairo Gutierrez-Hernan Rincon
Colombia Ch., Oct. 22 1963
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 Bh3 10.Bxh6 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 c6 12.Bxf7+ Ke7 13.Bxg7 Bf6 14.Bxf6+ Kxf6 15.Ne5+ Ke7 16.Qf2 Kd6 17.Qf4 Kc7 18.Nc4+ Kc8 19.Be6+ Nd7 20.Nd6+ Kc7 21.Nf7+ 1-0

Isnardo Lopez-Carlos Hinestrosa
Colombia Ch.
Barranquilla, Dec. 1972
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d3 d5 9.Bxd5 c6 10.Bb3 O-O 11.Bxh6 gxh6 12.Ne5 Be6 13.Bxe6 fxe6 14.Qg4+ Bg5 15.Qxe6+ Kg7 16.Rf7+ Rxf7 17.Qxf7+ Kh8 18.Qxb7 Qd4 19.Nf7+ Kg8 20.Nc3 Bf4 21.Rf1 Qg7 22.Qc8+ Kxf7 23.Rxf4+ Ke7 24.Ne2 Kd6 25.Qd8+ Qd7 26.Rf6+ Ke5 1-0

B. Dykes-Morata
New Hampshire, 1980
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 Bh3 10.Bxh6 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 gxh6 12.Bxf7+ Kxf7 13.Ne5+ Ke7 14.Qf7+ Kd6 15.Nc4+ Kc6 16.Qe6+ Kb5 17.Nc3+ Kb4 18.a3mate 1-0

J. Mical-Sabalo, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 O-O 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 Kg7 11.Nxf7 Qe7 12.Nc3 d6 13.Qh5 Bg5 14.Nxg5 Qe8 15.Nf7 Qe7 16.Qxh6+ Kg8 17.Rg1+ 1-0

R. Miotto (1900)-Herbert Schild (2000)
Caorle Open
Italy, 1998
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d3 O-O 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 Qe7 11.Qh5 Qg5 12.Bxf7+ Kg7 13.Nc3 Qxh5 14.Bxh5 Bf6 15.Ng4 Bxc3 16.Rxf8 Kxf8 17.Rf1+ Ke7 18.bxc3 d6 19.Rf7+ Kd8 20.Rf8+ Kd7 21.Nf6+ Ke7 22.Rf7+ Kd8 23.Nd5 Be6 24.Rf8+ 1-0
(Avoiding 24…Kd7 25.Be8mate.)

J. Mical-Sabalo, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 O-O 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 Kg7 11.Nxf7 Qe7 12.Nc3 d6 13.Qh5 Bg5 14.Nxg5 Qe8 15.Nf7 Qe7 16.Qxh6+ Kg8 17.Rg1+ 1-0

Abdulzuhoov-Phiri
Elista Ol.
Russia, Oct. 12 1998
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 d5 9.Bxd5 O-O 10.Bxh6 gxh6 11.Ne5 Be6 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Qg4+ Bg5 14.Qxe6+ Kh8 15.Nf7+ Rxf7 16.Rxf7 Nc6 17.Qf5 Qg8 18.d5 Qxf7 19.Qxf7 Ne5 20.Qf5 Ng6 21.Nc3 Rf8 22.Qxf8+ Nxf8 23.Kxh2 Bf4+ 24.Kg2 Kg7 25.Ne2 Be5 26.c3 Ng6 27.Rf1 h5 28.Kh3 a6 29.Nd4 Kg8 30.Ne6 Bd6 31.c4 b6 32.b4 Be5 33.Rf5 h4 34.c5 bxc5 35.bxc5 a5 36.a4 Bg3 37.c6 Bd6 38.Nd4 Bg3 39.Nb5 Nf4+ 40.Rxf4 Bxf4 41.d6 1-0

Hugo ten Hertog (1861)-Justin Gunther (1443)
Hengelo, Aug. 9 2005
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 8.d4 Ng4 9.Bxf7+ Kf8 10.Nxh4 Qxh4 11.Qf3 Nf6 12.e5 Kxf7 13.Qd5+ Ke7 14.exf6+ gxf6 15.Bf4 d6 16.Nc3 Re8 17.Rae1+ Kd8 18.Rxe8+ Kxe8 19.Qg8+ Kd7 20.Qf7+ Kd8 21.Nd5 1-0

But probably his best response is 7…d5. Now White has to choose between 8.exd5 and 8.Bxd5.

Three Pawns Gambit-6
3.Nf3 Be74.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+
7.Kh1 d5 8.exd5

Dus Chotimirsky-Robine
Hamburg, 1910
[Escalante]
[White has a won game after his 12th move. But how he wins it is spectacular.]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.exd5 Bf6 9.d4 Ne7 10.Ng5 h6? 11.Nxf7! Kxf7 12.d6+ +- Kf8 13.Qh5 Qe8

14.Rxf6+! gxf6 15.Qxh6+ Rxh6 16.Bxh6mate 1-0

Bill Wall-Ray Bell
Statesville, NC, 1979
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.exd5 gxh2+ 8.Kh1 Bg4 9.Qe2+ Ne7 10.Bb5+ c6 11.dxc6 Nbxc6 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Nc3 O-O 14.Qc4 Bxf3+ 15.Rxf3 Nd5 16.Qxc6 Nxc3 17.bxc3 Qg5 18.Ba3 Rfe8 19.Raf1 f6 20.Qc4+ Kh8 21.d4 Bg3 22.Bc1 Qh4 23.Qd3 Re1 24.Rxe1 Bxe1 25.Rh3 1-0

David Bronstein-E. Brisum
Simul, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.exd5 Bh3 9.Qe2+ Kf8 10.d4 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 Bf6 12.Nc3 Nd7 13.Bf4 Nb6 14.Bb3 Ne7 15.Bxh2 Nexd5 16.Ne4 Qd7 17.c4 Ne7 18.d5 Bxb2 19.Rd1 Nf5 20.Qf2 Bf6 21.c5 Nc8 22.d6 cxd6 23.cxd6 Nb6 24.Nfg5 Nh6 25.Nxf6 gxf6 26.Qxf6 Qc6+ 27.Nf3 Rg8 28.Qe7+ Kg7 29.Be5+ Kg6 30.Qg5mate 1-0

Ryszard Sternik (1966)-Fernando Hervás (1885)
corres., 2002
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.exd5 Bf6 9.d4 Nd7 10.Bb3 Nb6 11.c4 Bh3 12.Re1+ Ne7 13.Ne5 Bc8 14.Bf4 O-O 15.Bxh2 c6 16.d6 Nf5 17.c5 Nd7 18.Nxf7 Rxf7 19.Bxf7+ Kxf7 20.Qh5+ g6 21.Qxh7+ Bg7 22.Be5 Nxe5 0-1

Three Pawns Gambit-7
3.Nf3 Be74.Bc4 Bh4+
5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+
7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5

H. Buckle-N.N.
London, 1849
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Nc3 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 Bg4 11.Ne3 Bxf3+ 12.Qxf3 O-O 13.c3 Bf6 14.Nf5 Nd7 15.d4 Bg5 16.Qg3 h6 17.e5 Kh7 18.Rf2 Rg8 19.Bxg5 Qxg5

20.Qxg5 hxg5 21.Rxh2+ Kg6 22.Ne7mate 1-0

Morphy-Bird
Simul
London, 1859
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Bh3 12.Qh5+ Kg8 13.Rxf6 gxf6 14.Nc3 Re5 15.Qf3 Qd7 16.Bf4 Nc6 17.Kxh2 Bg4 18.Rg1 h5 19.Bxe5 fxe5 20.Nd5 Nd4 21.Nf6+ Kh8 22.Qe3 Qg7 23.Nxh5 Qh7 24.Rxg4 Qxh5 25.Qh3 Kh7 26.c3 Ne6 27.Rg6 Re8 28.Rxe6 Rxe6 29.Qxe6 Qxh4+ 30.Qh3 Qxh3+ 31.Kxh3 c5 32.Kg4 Kg6 33.Kf3 Kf6 34.Ke3 Ke6 35.d4 exd4+ 36.cxd4 cxd4+ 37.Kxd4 Kd6 38.e5+ Ke6 39.Ke4 Ke7 40.Kd5 Kd7 41.e6+ Ke7 42.Ke5 a6 43.a3 Ke8 44.Kd6 Kd8 45.e7+ Ke8 46.Kc7 1-0

Isidor Gunsberg (playing as Mephisto)-N.N.
Exhibition
London, 1879
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Nc3 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 Bh3 11.Nxh4 Bxf1 12.Qg4 O-O 13.Nf5 g6 14.Nfe7+ Kh8 15.b3 Nd7 16.Bb2+ f6 17.Rxf1 c6 18.Qxd7 Qxd7 19.Rxf6 h5 20.Rf7mate 1-0

G. Gossip-Lawrence
London, 1892
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Kg8 12.Nc3 Nxe4 13.Qf3 Nf6 14.Bg5 Bd7 15.Bxf6 Qxf6 16.Qxf6 gxf6 17.Rxf6 Bc6+ 18.Kxh2 Nd7 19.Rg1+ Kh8 0-1

N.N.-Friedmann
Vienna, 1899
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Ke8 11.e5 Qd5+ 12.Ng2 Bh3 13.Rf2 Ng4 14.Re2 Rf8 15.Qe1 Qf3 0-1

Pillsbury-Hageman, 1900
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Bf6 9.Nc3 Ne7 10.Bb3 Nbc6 11.e5 Nxe5 12.Nxe5 Bxe5 13.Bxf7+ Kf8 14.Be6+ Bf6 15.Bxc8 Rxc8 16.Ne4 Qd5 17.Qf3 Kf7 18.c4 Qc6 19.d4 Rhf8 20.d5 Qd7 21.Nxf6 gxf6 22.Bh6 f5 23.Qh5+ Kg8 24.Bxf8 Rxf8 25.Qxh2 Ng6 26.Rae1 c6 27.Qg2 Rf7 28.dxc6 bxc6 29.Rd1 Qe6 30.Rd4 Qe3 31.Rd8+ Kg7 32.Rf3 Qe1+ 33.Kh2 Qh4+ 0-1

Jan Johansson-Hannus
Finland, 1952
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Bf6 9.Nc3 c6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.d4 Nd7 13.e5 Be7 14.Ne4 Qc7 15.Nfg5 Bxg5 16.Nd6+ Ke7 17.Rf7+ Kd8 18.Bxg5+ Ngf6 19.exf6 Qxd6 20.fxg7+ 1-0

Herluf Nedergard-Georg Jorgensen
Copenhagen, 1957
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Kg8 12.Bg5 Rf8 13.Nc3 Qd6 14.Bxf6 Rxf6 15.Qh5 Bd7 16.Nd5 Rh6 17.Qf7+ 1-0

K. Feiler-Dan Kumro
1st Natl-WE Indians, 1977
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nh6 9.d4 c6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.Bxh6 gxh6 13.Ne5 Rg8 14.Qh5+ Rg6 15.Nxg6 hxg6 16.Qxg6+ Kd7 17.Rf7+ Be7 18.d5 cxd5 19.exd5 exd5 20.Qf5+ Kc6 21.Qe6+ Bd6 22.Nc3 Qa5 23.Qc8+ Kb6 24.Rxb7+ Ka6 25.Rxb8mate 1-0

N.N.-Donisthorpe, 1980
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bb3 Bg3 10.e5 Nd5 11.Nc3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Bh3 13.Bxf7+ Kxf7 14.Ng5+ Kg6 15.Nxh3 Qd5+ 16.Qf3 Rf8 17.Qxd5 Rxf1+ 18.Kg2 h1=Q+ 19.Kxg3 Qxd5 0-1

Bill Wall-T. Magee
corres., 1980
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Rf8 11.Qf3 Nc6 12.d3 Kg8 13.Bg5 h6 14.Ng6 hxg5 15.Nxf8 Qxf8 16.Qg3 Qd6 17.Qxg5 Bh3 18.Rf3 Nxe4 19.Qh4 Qg6 0-1

Bill Wall-R. Bullock
Dayton, 1981
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nh6 9.d4 Be6 10.Nc3 Ng4 11.Bxb7 Nd7 12.Nxh4 Rb8 13.Nf5 Bc4 14.Qxg4 Bxf1 15.Nxg7+ Ke7 16.Bg5+ f6 17.Nd5+ Kf7 18.Rxf1 Rxb7 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Rxf6+ 1-0

H. Multhopp-R. Bullock
Columbus, OH, 1982
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bb3 O-O 10.Nxh4 Nxe4 11.Qe1 Nd6 12.Nc3 Re8 13.Qg3 Be6 14.d3 Nc6 15.Bh6 g6 16.Nd5 Bxd5+ 17.Bxd5 Re5 18.Nxg6 hxg6 19.Qxg6+ 1-0

Robert Finta-Rcoh Morin
Montreal Open
Canada, 1984
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Bh3 12.Qh5+ Kg8 13.Rxf6 gxf6 14.Nc3 Nc6 15.Bf4 Ne5 16.Kxh2 Bg4 17.Rg1 Kh8 18.Rxg4 Nxg4+ 19.Qxg4 Rg8 20.Qf3 Qd4 21.Qe3 Qxe3 22.Bxe3 Rg4 23.Nf5 Rag8 24.Bd4 Rg2+ 25.Kh3 h5 26.Nd5 c5 27.Bxf6+ Kh7 28.Be5 R8g5 29.Nf6+ Kh8 30.Ng4+ 1-0

Horst Schumacher-Patrick Steiner
Landes-Einzelmeister, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 c6 9.Bxf7+ Kf8 10.Nxh4 Qxh4 11.Be6+ Nf6 12.Bxc8 Qxe4+ 13.Qf3 Qxf3+ 14.Rxf3 Kf7 15.Bxb7 g5 16.Bxa8 g4 17.Rxf6+ Kxf6 18.b4 Re8 19.Bb2+ Kg5 20.Nc3 g3 21.d3 Kh4 22.Kg2 Rf8 23.Ne4 1-0

Vivianne Muris-Karg Brunner
Netherlands U20 Ch.
Hengelo, 1994
[White gets a little greedy in the opening and pays the price.]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nh6 9.Ne5 Bh3 10.Bxb7? Qg5 11.Qf3 Bxf1 12.Qxf1 Qxe5 13.Qh3 Qf4 14.Nc3 Ng4 0-1

Rafal Malecki (2175)-Nikolaj Osipow (2225)
Zabrzanski Wrzesien Open, 1994

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Bh3 9.Bxf7+ Kf8 10.Nxh4 Bxf1 11.Qxf1 Qxh4 12.Bd5+ Nf6 13.e5 Qd4 14.Bxb7 c6 15.Nc3 Nbd7 16.exf6 gxf6 17.b3 Rg8 18.Ba3+ Ke8 19.Qe2+ Ne5 20.Bxc6+ Kd8 21.Bg2 Rc8 22.Rf1 Rc7 23.Nb5 Qb6 24.Nxc7 Kxc7 25.Bb2 Ng4 26.Qc4+ Kb8 27.Qxg8+ 1-0

John Rummel-Ed Limayo
CompuServe, 1995

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bb3 Nxe4 10.Qe2 Qe7 11.Bxf7+ Kf8 12.Nxh4 Ng3+ 0-1

Heikel Huistra-Michiel Bouwhuis
Hengelo U16 Ch., 1997

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Kg8 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Qf3 h6 14.Bd2 Ne5 15.Qg2 Nfg4 16.Nc3 Qxh4 17.d4 Nc4 18.b3 Nce3 0-1

Pete WilsonRolf Bruehlmann
CompuServe, 1997

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Kg8 12.Bg5 Rf8 13.Nc3 Bh3 14.Rxf6 gxf6 15.Bh6 Nd7 16.Kxh2 Be6 17.Qh5 Kh8 18.Bxf8 Nxf8 19.Rg1 c6 20.Qh6 Qc7+ 21.Kh1 Qf7 22.Ne2 (with the idea of Nf4, Nfg6+) 1-0

Peter De Bortoli (2216)-Florin Popa (2206)
Verona Open
Italy, 1997

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Nxh4 Nxd5 10.exd5 Qxh4 11.Re1+ Kd8 12.Re3 Re8 13.Rxe8+ Kxe8 14.Qe2+ Qe7 15.Qxe7+ Kxe7 16.c4 Bf5 17.d4 Bxb1 18.Rxb1 Na6 19.b4 Re8 20.b5 Nb8 21.c5 Nd7 22.Bf4 Kd8 23.d6 cxd6 24.Bxd6 Nf6 25.Bb8 Kc8 26.Bxh2 Nd5 27.Rg1 g6 28.Rf1 f5 29.Be5 f4 30.a4 g5 31.a5 Nc3 32.a6 bxa6 33.bxa6 Re6 34.Rf3 Nd5 35.Rb3 Rxa6 36.Rb4 Kd7 37.Rb7+ Ke6 38.Rxh7 Ra1+ 39.Kg2 g4 40.Rh6+ Kf5 41.c6 Rc1 42.c7 Ne3+ 43.Kf2 Rc2+ 44.Kg1 g3 45.Rf6+ Kg5 46.Bxf4+ Kxf6 47.Bxe3 Rxc7 48.Kg2 Rc3 49.Bf4 a5 0-1

Heikel Huistra-Michiel Bouwhuis
Hengelo U16 Ch., 1998

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.Nc3 Kg8 12.d3 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Qxh4 14.Qf3 Be6 15.Ng5 Qg4 16.Qxb7 Nd7 17.Nxe6 Qxe6 18.Qxc7 Qd5+ 19.Kxh2 Re2+ 20.Kg3 Qg2+ 0-1

Attila Horvath (2085)-Imre Matyas
Budapest, Apr. 19 2001

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O d5 7.Bxd5 gxh2+ 8.Kh1 Bf6 9.d4 c6 10.Bb3 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.e5 Be7 13.c4 Nd7 14.Nc3 Nb6 15.b3 Qd7 16.Ng5 Nh6 17.Qh5+ Kd8 18.Nce4 Kc7 19.Nc5 Bxc5 20.dxc5 Nc8 21.Be3 Nf5 22.Rxf5 exf5 23.e6 g6 24.Qxh2+ 1-0

Sylwia Karbowiak (1600)-Kaja Kacprzyk (1761)
Polish Girls U16 Ch., Mar. 31 2006

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Bf6 9.Nc3 Ne7 10.Bxf7+ Kxf7 11.e5 Ke8 12.exf6 gxf6 13.Nh4 Ng6 14.Qh5 Ke7 15.d3 Be6 16.Rxf6 Kd7 17.Bg5 Qe8 18.Raf1 Nxh4 19.Qxh4 Nc6 20.Re1 Nd8 21.Rh6 Qg8 22.Qd4+ Kc8 23.Qxd8+ 1-0

D. Marianidis (1850)-A. Karlovich (2211)
Summer Cup
Porto Carras, Greece, July 21 2009

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O gxh2+ 7.Kh1 d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxh4 Re8 11.d3 Bh3 12.Rf3 Qd7 13.c3 Qg4 14.Kxh2 Qxh4 15.Rxh3 Ng4+ 0-1

Who should win this crazy opening? The answer, like in so many other openings, is the better player should win. All that you must do is to become the better player.

The epaulette mate

Epaulette mate involves a king, flanked and blocked by two pieces on both sides of him, and cannot move backwards, facing a queen that is mating him.

This is a long definition of the epaulette mate, but trust me, it is necessary.

Like many attacking motifs, the best person to start it all off is Morphy. He appears to be the first master to use it in a game.

Just one little twist before we start. Please remove that knight on b1 prior to that start of the game. Otherwise, White can’t play his twelfth move, which helps setting up the final combination.

Morphy-N.N.
New York, 1857
[Nb1]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.d4 gxf3
(Morphy was known for his attacking abilities. He starts off with a piece down before the game even starts and then proceeds to give up another piece.) 6.O-O Bh6 7.Qxf3 Nc6 8.Bxf7+ (And now a third piece.) 8…Kxf7 9.Qh5+ Kg7 10.Bxf4 Bxf4 11.Rxf4 Nh6 12.Raf1 Qe8 13.Qh4 d6 14.Qf6+ Kg8 15.Qxh6 Bd7 16.R4f3! Ne7 17.h4 Ng6 18.h5 Bg4 19.hxg6 hxg6


20.Rf8+! Qxf8 21.Rxf8+ Rxf8 22.Qxg6mate

1-0

This mating pattern has been used, reused, and enhanced in the more than 150 years of chess since this first game. Two of the more well-known games (other than Morphy’s) are given below.

Wilhelm Rautenberg-Friedrich Nuernberg
BRD (West Germany) Ch.
Bad Pyrmont, 1949
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Bc5 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.Re1+ Kf8 9.Bg5! gxf6 10.Bh6+ Kg8 11.Nc3! Bf5

[Black has to be careful here as 11…dxc3? 12.Qxd8+ leads to mate. Here’s another short way for Black to lose.

Bozidar Kazic-B. Vukovic
Yugoslavia, 1940
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Bc5 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.Re1+ Kf8 9.Bg5 gxf6 10.Bh6+ Kg8 11.Nc3 Bg4 12.Ne4 b6 13.c3 Ne5?

14.Nxe5! Bxd1 15.Nd7 Be7 16.Nexf6+ Bxf6 17.Re8+ Qxe8 18.Nxf6mate 1-0.]

12.Ne4 Bf8 13.Qd2 Ne5 14.Nxd4 Bxe4 (14…Bg6 15.Bxf8 Kxf8 16.Qh6+ Kg8 17.Nf5!) 15.Rxe4 Qd5 16.Rae1 Re8 17.Bxf8 Rxf8 (Or 17…Kxf8 18.Qh6+ Ke7 19.f4.) 18.Rxe5! fxe5 19.Qg5mate

1-0

GM Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov-GM Alexander Lastin
Perm, 1997
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 Qd7?! 5.Be3 h6 6.h3 e6 7.Nf3 Bb4 8.Qd2 Ne7 9.a3 Ba5 10.b4 Bc7 11.Be2 Qd8 12.O-O Nd7 13.Nh4 Bh7 14.f4 Nb6 15.Bd3 Qd7 16.Qe2 O-O-O 17.a4 Kb8 18.a5 Nc4 19.Na4 b6 20.axb6 axb6 21.Rfb1 Kc8 22.Nf3 f6 23.Nd2 Bxd3 24.Qxd3 Qe8 25.Nxc4 dxc4 26.Qxc4 Nd5 27.Qa6+
(White wants to bring Black’s king back into the center where it will be easier to attack.) 27…Kd7 28.Bd2 Qg6 29.Qc4 fxe5 30.fxe5 Qe4 31.Re1 Qh4 32.b5 c5 33.Nc3 Rhf8 34.Ne4 Ke8 35.dxc5 Nf4? (You can probably figure out the rest of the game by now.)

36.Bxf4! Qxf4 37.Qxe6mate 1-0

While it may seem that Black’s king on must be stuck on back rank for the epaulette mate to occur, this is not necessarily true. The mate can also occur sideways. Here is an example.

IM Magnus Carlsen-Sipke Ernst
Wijk aan Zee
Netherlands, 2004
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bf4 Ngf6 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Ne4 Qa5 14.Kb1 O-O 15.Nxf6+ Nxf6 16.Ne5 Rad8 17.Qe2 c5 18.Ng6 fxg6 19.Qxe6+ Kh8 20.hxg6 Ng8 21.Bxh6 gxh6 22.Rxh6+ Nxh6 23.Qxe7 Nf7 24.gxf7 Kg7 25.Rd3 Rd6 26.Rg3+ Rg6 27.Qe5+ Kxf7 28.Qf5+ Rf6 29.Qd7mate

0-1

And who said the two pieces blocking the king need to be rooks?

Kramstov-Waxberg
Saratov, 1938
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5 Nd5 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 d6 7.Qb3 dxe5 8.Bg5 Qd7 9.Rd1 Qf5 10.Bc4 Nd7 11.Nf3 c6 12.O-O e6 13.Rxd7 Kxd7 14.Qd1+ Kc7 15.Qd8+ Kb8 16.Rd1 f6 17.Rd7 Qb1+ 18.Bf1 a6

19.Rxb7+! Kxb7 20.Qb6mate 1-0

Three more examples to round off this post.

Tarrasch-Chigorin
St. Petersburg, 1893
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nd5 Ba5 7.O-O b5 8.Bb3 d6 9.d3 Bg4 10.c3 Ne7 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Nxf6+ gxf6 13.Qxg4 Ng6 14.Bd5 Rb8 15.f4 c6 16.Bxc6+ Ke7 17.Bd5 b4 18.fxe5 Qb6+ 19.Kh1 Nxe5 20.Qh5 Ng6 21.Rxf6 Kxf6 22.Bg5+ Kg7 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Rf1 Rf8 25.Bf6 Qxf6 26.Rxf6 bxc3 27.Rxg6+ hxg6 28.Qxg6mate 1-0

Albin-Bernstein
Vienna, 1904
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 d6 5.d3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be6 7.Nd5 Bxd5 8.Bxd5 h6 9.Bxc6+ bxc6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.c3 Rb8 12.b4 Bb6 13.Qa4 d5 14.exd5 e4 15.dxe4 Qxc3+ 16.Ke2 Qc4+ 17.Ke1 Qxe4+ 18.Kf1 O-O 19.Qxc6 Rfe8 20.Kg1

20…Re6! 21.Qd7 Rd6 22.Qa4 Qe2 23.Rf1 Qxf3 24.gxf3 Rg6mate 0-1

Coultas-Stenhouse
Melbourne, 1929
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3 Nb6 4.f4 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 g6 8.Be3 Bg7 9.Bd3 d6 10.N3.xc6 bxc6 11.exd6 exd6 12.O-O d5 13.Bc5 Be6 14.f5 gxf5 15.Bxf5 Qg5 16.Qe2 Kd8 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.Qxe6 Re8 19.Qxc6 Rc8 20.Bxb6+ axb6 21.Qd6mate 1-0

The AMAR Gambit

The AMAR gambit is a rarity in chess.

First, let’s talk about the name of the gambit. Many players are convinced that AMAR is an acronym for Absolutely Mad And Ridiculous. And they are at least half correct, it is an absolutely mad and ridiculous opening. But the opening is named after Charles Amar, a 1930s player from Paris.

What makes this opening so bad? Well, the opening starts with 1.Nh3. And with this move White gives up his claim for the center, loses a tempo with his knight, and retards his own development.

Black probably has the advantage after either 1…e5 or 1…d5.

After 1.Nh3 d5, the game can continue with 2.g3 e5 3.f4, and the position of the AMAR gambit has been reached. Let’s see what White has done. With 2.g3 and 3.f4, he not only has the same problems as before, but has also tacked on a few more problems. His kingside is considerably weakened, he has open lines to his king, namely the d8-h4 diagonal (the same one used in Fool’s Mate), and he has sacrificed (lost?) a kingside pawn.

What has White gotten for all this mess? If Black plays 3…exf4, then White can win back the f-pawn with 4.Nxf4. He then has an OK position for his knight. And White can try castling.

Black, however, doesn’t have to play 3…exf4, leaving White with an entirely lost position. White can still try to castle kingside and maybe have some play along the f-file. But he usually doesn’t have the time to castle or make any long-term plans.

Really, White does better with the King’s Gambit.

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AMAR Gambit

1) 3.f4
2) 3.f4 exf4 4.Nxf4
3) 3.f4 Bxh3

AMAR-1
3.f4

Black can decline the gambitted pawn. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, Black has stronger moves.

B.C. Allison-M.H. Stubbs
Australia Ch. (reserves)
Cooma, 1974
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 e4 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.e3 Nf6 6.O-O Bg4 7.Qe1 Nc6 8.Nf2 Be6 9.c4 Nb4 10.Qd1 Qd7 11.cxd5 Bxd5 12.Nc3 Qe7 13.a3 Nc6 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Nxe4 Bb6 16.b4 O-O-O 17.Qc2 Kb8 18.Rb1 Nf6 19.Nc5 Rd6 20.a4 a6 21.Nxb7 Kxb7 22.b5 axb5 23.axb5 Qd7 24.Qa4 Ra8 25.Bxc6+ Rxc6 26.bxc6+ Qxc6 27.Qxc6+ Kxc6 28.Bb2 Ne4 29.Rbc1+ Kd5 30.Rc2 Ra2 31.Rfc1 f6 32.Kf1 Ba5 33.Bc3 Nxc3 34.dxc3 Rxc2 35.Rxc2 Kc4 36.Rd2 Bxc3 37.Rd7 c5 38.Ke2 Kb3 39.Kd1 c4 40.Rxg7 Bb4 41.Rxh7 c3 42.Rb7 1-0

Arthur Stobbe (1835)-David Hillery (2274)
corres.
Golden Knights, 1999
1.Nh3 e5 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.f4 e4 5.Nf2 Bc5 6.e3 h5 7.d4 exd3 8.Nxd3 Bb6 9.Nc3 Bg4 10.Bf3 d4 11.Na4 Nc6 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.e4? Nxe4 14.Bxg4 hxg4 15.Qxg4 Qf6 16.O-O Kf8 17.b3 Qh6 18.Qe2 Nxg3 19.Qg2 Nxf1 20.Kxf1 Qxh2 21.Bb2 Ra5 22.a4 Rah5 23.c3 Rh3 24.Nf2 Qxf4 25.Qxh3 Rxh3 0-1

Stephan Mueller-Christoph Jablonowski
Oberliga Nord N 0506
Germany, Oct. 23 2005
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bd6 4.fxe5 Bxe5 5.d4 Bf6 6.Bg2 Ne7 7.O-O Ng6 8.Qd3 O-O 9.Nd2 Be6 10.Nb3 Nd7 11.c3 Rc8 12.Be3 Be7 13.Na5 c6 14.b4 b6 15.Nb3 Nf6 16.Nf4 Bd7 17.Kh1 Qc7 18.Bg1 Rce8 19.Rae1 Bd6 20.Nh3 Ne4 21.Bf2 Bf5 22.Qf3 Qd7 23.Nf4 Bg4 24.Qd3 Bxf4 25.gxf4 Nxf4 26.Qe3 Nxg2 27.Kxg2 Nxf2 28.Qxf2 Bh3+ 29.Kh1 Bxf1 30.Qxf1 Re3 31.Qg2 Qf5 32.Nd2 Rd8 33.c4 Qg6 34.Qf2 Qc2 35.Rf1 f6 36.Nf3 Qxe2 37.cxd5 Qxf2 38.Rxf2 cxd5 39.Ng1 Rd3 0-1

AMAR-2
3.f4 exf4 4.Nxf4

Certainly Black can take the pawn. Well, he ends up with a much better position than White, who finds himself on the defensive. It is not known if this is a forced win for Black, but it is close to one.

N.N.-N.N.
British Jr. Ch., 1965?
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 exf4 4.Nxf4 Bd6 5.d3 h5 6.Bg2 h4 7.e4 Nf6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.Qd2 hxg3 10.hxg3 Rxh1+ 11.Bxh1 g5 12.Nfxd5 Bxg3+ 13.Kf1 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 c6 15.Qg2 Qd6 16.Nc3 Qf6+ 17.Kg1 Qd4+ 0-1

AMAR-3
3.f4 Bxh3

It took a while for Black to figure out the winning strategy. And that strategy to attack first, and then continue to attack, attack, and attack.

Tartakower-Lilienthal
Paris, 1933
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.hxg3 Nf6 7.d3 Nc6 8.Nc3 Bd6 9.Bg5 Bxg3 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.e4 Rg8 12.Nxd5 Be5+ 13.Kh1 Qd6 14.c3 Rg3 15.Qh5 Rxd3 16.Rad1 Rxd1 17.Rxd1 Ne7 18.Ne3 Qc5 19.Qxh7 Nc8 20.Qg8+ 1-0
(Forced is 20…Qf8 21.Rd8+ Kxd8 22.Qxf8#.)

H. Meyers-T. Alvarez
Dominican Republic, 1966
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.e4 gxh2+ 7.Kh1 dxe4 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.d3 exd3 10.Bg5 dxc2 11.Qf3 Be7 12.Qxb7 Nbd7 13.Bxd7+ Nxd7 14.Bxe7 Kxe7 15.Nd5+ Kf8 16.Nxc7 Nc5 17.Ne6+ Nxe6 18.Qxf7mate 1-0

Harnett-Muller
Guernsey Open, 1980
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.e4 gxh2+ 7.Kh1 dxe4 8.d3 Nf6 9.Nc3 exd3 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Qf3 O-O 12.Rae1 Nc6 13.Qg2 Nh5
(> 13…Kh8) 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Bg4 d2 16.Re5 Nf6 17.Rxf6 gxf6 18.Rd5 Qb8 (> 18…Qxd5) 19.Rh5 Kg7 20.Qxd2 Rh8 21.Ne4 1-0

William Preston-Roelof Westra
Hull Congress Open, Sept. 14 1996
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.e4 dxe4 7.d3 Bc5+ 8.Kh1 Qh4 9.Qg4 Qxg4 10.Bxg4 Nf6 11.Bc8 Nbd7 12.Bxb7 Rb8 13.Bxe4 Nxe4 14.dxe4 gxh2 15.Nc3 O-O 16.b3 Bd4 17.Bb2 Ne5 18.Rad1 c5 19.Kxh2 Ng4+ 20.Kg3 Ne3 21.Rxd4 Nxf1+ 22.Kf2 cxd4 23.Nd5 Ne3 24.Ne7+ Kh8 25.Bxd4 Nxc2 26.Bb2 Rbd8 27.Nf5 f6 28.Kg3 Rd3+ 29.Kf4 g5+ 30.Kg4 Ne3+ 31.Nxe3 Rxe3 32.Kf5 Re2 33.Ba3 Rf7 34.Ke6 Kg7 35.Kf5 h5 36.Bc5 h4 37.a4 h3 38.b4 h2 0-1

William Preston-A. Bulbeck
Hull Congress Open, Sept. 15 1996
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O Bd6 6.e4 fxg3 7.d4 Qh4 8.Qf3 Qxh3 -+ 9.Qxf7+ Kd8 10.Bg5+ Ne7 11.Rf3

11…Qxh2+ 12.Kf1 g2+ 13.Ke1 g1=Q+ 14.Rf1 Qxg5 15.Qf3 Qc1+ 16.Qd1 Qe3+ 0-1

Igor Glazyrin-Artur Gataullin
Russia U26 Ch.
Ufa, May 10 2004
1.Nh3 d5 2.g3 e5 3.f4 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O fxg3 6.e4 gxh2+ 7.Kh1 dxe4 8.d3 Nf6 9.Nc3 exd3 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Qf3 Nc6 12.Rae1 O-O 13.Qg2 Kh8 14.Rxe7 Qxe7 15.Nd5 Qe2 16.Nxf6 Qxg2+ 17.Bxg2 h6 18.Bh4 dxc2 19.Kxh2 Nb4 20.Nh5 Nxa2 21.Nxg7 f6 0-1

Correspondence Quickies

Fjolnisson-Ballschuh
corres., 1989/91
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4
(The Urusov Gambit. This gambit can also arise from the Bishop’s Opening: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nf3.) 4…d5 5.exd5 Bg4 6.O-O Be7 7.Qd3 c6 8.Nxd4 Nxd5 9.Re1 O-O 10.Bxd5 cxd5 11.h3 Bh5 12.Nc3 Nc6 13.Nxd5 Qxd5 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Rxe7 Rad8 16.Qe4 Rd1+ 17.Kh2 Qf6 18.Rxb7 Bg6 19.Qf3 Qxf3 20.gxf3 Bxc2 21.b4 Rc8 22.Rxa7 h6 23.b5 Bf5 24.b6 g5 25.b7 1-0

Joe Ei-Ken Scott
corres.
Golden Knights, USCF, 1982
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 c6 8.Bd2 Qd8 9.Bc4 e6 10.O-O-O Qb6?! 11.Ne4 Qxd4? 12.Ba5 Qxc4


13.Qxf6! gxf6 14.Nxf6+ Ke7 15.Bd8mate 1-0

Majewski-Szamrej
corres.
Poland Ch., 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Ne7 9.d4 exd4 10.Nxd5 Nxd5 11.Qe4+ Kf6 12.Qxd4+ Kg6 13.Qxd5 Qe7+ 14.Be3 c6 15.Bd3+ Kf6 16.Qf3+ 1-0

S. Chasin-G. Bucciardini X25
corres.
European Masters Tournament, 1990/3
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.O-O Bc5 6.c3 Nxe4 7.cxd4 d5 8.dxc5 dxc4 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Rd1+ Bd7 11.Be3 Ke7 12.Na3 Be6 13.Nd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Rhd8 15.f3 Nf6 16.Rac1 c3 17.b3 Nd5 18.Nb5 c2! 19.Re1 a6 20.Nc3 Nb4 21.Re4 f5 22.Rh4 Kf7 23.Ne2 h6 24.g3? Bd5! 0-1

You must treat the Ruy Lopez with respect!

Philip Williams-Kenneth Jemdell
corres.
Golden Knights, 1986
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nd4 5.Nxe5 b5 6.Bb3 Qg5 7.Ng4 d5 8.Bxd5 Bxg4 9.f3 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Qg2 11.Rf1 Be7! 0-1

Alex Dunne (2183)-Juan Ortiz (1706)
corres.
Golden Knights, 1996
[C62]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.Nc3 f6 6.Be3 a6 7.Bc4 Nge7 8.Qe2 Bg4 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 1-0

Snyder-Kohler
corres., 197?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 a6 5.Ba4 b5 6.Bb3 h6 7.c3 Nf6 8.Bc2 Bb7 9.O-O exd4 10.cxd4 Be7 11.Re1 O-O 12.Nbd2
(White keeps developing. The knight move is defending his king and can opens the way for the knight to play a part in a kingside attack.) 12…Na5 (This knight is not doing anything useful here. When Black brings it back he has lost two tempi.) 13.Nf1 (This knight is heading for more active duties on the kingside.) 13…Nc4 14.Ng3 Re8 15.Nf5 Nb6 16.Bxh6 gxh6 17.Nxh6+ Kf8 18.Ng5 Qd7 19.Ngxf7 Kg7 20.Qd3 Nxe4 21.Rxe4 (Black has floated into a lost position. White sacrifice is easy as he has his eyes on the king.) 21…Bxe4 22.Qg3+ (Because of 22…Kf6 23.Qg5+ Ke6 24.Qg4+ Kf6 25.Qxe4) 1-0

Neal Moenich (1606)-Z. L. King (1706)
corres.
ASPCC, 2004
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bd7 6.Nc3 Qf6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Bc4 g6 9.O-O Bg7 10.Re1 Nh6 11.f4 Ng4 12.Qe2 Qh4 13.h3 Bd4+ 14.Kh1 Nf2+ 15.Kh2 Nxh3 16.g3 Qh6 17.Kg2 Nxf4+ 18.Bxf4 Qh3+ 19.Kf3 Bg4mate 0-1

And I have to do a blog post on this opening!

Anker Aasum-Lothar Frenzel
corres., 1989
1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.g5 exf3 7.Qxf3 Qd4 8.Qxb7 Ng4 9.Qxa8 Qf2+ 10.Kd1 Ne3+ 0-1

There is no Time

There are a number of ways to lose a game of chess. There is checkmate, there is resignation, and there is running out of time.

Losing on time is perhaps the most embarrassing as it feels your opponent has not beaten you. Instead you beat yourself; you didn’t make your all moves in time, even when you only had to make legal moves.

Now this is forgiven if you are playing a blitz game, as even the best can lose on time. Maybe you can blame you didn’t have enough time to begin with or you have arthritis.

But we are talking about a tournament game where the time limit is typically two hours.


GM Bent Larsen-A.J. Mestel
Hastings 1972/3
England, Jan. 10 1973
[Notes based on Mestel, The Chess Player 4 / # 332]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Nbd7 5.d4 e6 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6
(8…Bb7!? Larsen) 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 axb5 12.exf6 Qb6 13.fxg7 Bxg7 14.O-O O-O 15.Re1 e5!? TN (15…Nc5 16.Bf4 +=) 16.Bf5 Qd6 [This is not a bad system for Black. Jo1 Horvath (2536)-M. Ragger (2670), Vienna Open A, Aug. 17 2012 continued with 17.Bd2 Nb6 18.Be4 Rb8 19.a3 f5 20.Bb4 Qf6 21.Bxf8 Kxf8 22.Bd3 e4 23.Bxb5 Nd5 24.a4 Bb7 25.Nd2 Nf4 26.Bf1 Qh6 27.Nc4 Ba6 28.Ra3 Bxc4 29.Bxc4 d3 30.g3 Nh3+ 31.Kg2 Nxf2 32.Rb3 Rc8 33.Qa1 Qh3+ 34.Kg1 Bd4 35.Qa3+ Rc5 36.Rb8+ Kg7 37.Re3 Ng4 0-1.] 17.Qc2 h6 18.Bd2 Bb7 19.a3 (19.Bxd7? Qxd7 20.Nxe5 Qd5 21.Nf3 d3 =+) 19…Rfc8 20.Qd1 (20.Bb4? Rxc2! 21.Bxd6 Rxb2! =+) 20… Rc7 21.Rc1 Rxc1 22.Qxc1 Nb6 23.Qc2 Re8 24.Bb4 Qf6? 25.Nxd4 e4 (25…Qg5 26.Nc6!) 26.Bc3 Qg5 27.Bh3 (27.h4! Qxh4 28.Nxb5 +/-) 27…Nd5 28.Bd2 e3! 29.Nf3


29…Bd4!! (29…exf2+? 30.Kxf2 Bd4+ 31.Nxd4 Qh4+ 32.Kf1 Rxe1+ 33.Bxe1 Ne3+ 34.Ke2 +/-) 30.Kf1! (30.Nxg5?? exf2+ 31.Kf1 fxe1=Q+ 32.Bxe1 Ne3+ -+) 30…Qf6! 31.Qd3 e2+!? 32.Rxe2 Rxe2 33.Qxe2 Bxb2 34.Bxh6 (34.Qxb5?? Ba6 -+) 34…Bxa3? 35.Qe8+ Kh7 36.Bg5 Qa1+ 37.Ne1 Kg7 38.Bg4 Bb4 39.Bf3?? (It appears both players are short of time here. 39.Bh5! Qxe1+ 40.Qxe1 leads to +/- or +- for White. The problem for Black is that White makes his 39th move, even if it is a blunder, and Black doesn’t. He loses on time here.) 1-0 Time/Zeit (Mestel also noted that 39…Ne7! 40.Bd2 Bxd2 41.Qxe7 Ba6 -+ wins for Black, if he had the time.)


GM Donald Byrne-GM Pal Benko
US Ch.
New York, 1966
[IM Hans Kmoch, “Catastrophic U-Turns”, Chess Review, June 1967]
1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 e5 4.Nc3 Ne7 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Nbc6 7.Nge2 f5 8.Nd5 O-O 9.Be3 h6 10.Qd2 g5 11.Nxe7+ Nxe7 12.f4 gxf4 13.gxf4 Ng6 14.O-O-O Qh4 15.Rdf1 fxe4 16.Bxe4 Nxf4 17.Bxf4 exf4 18.Nxf4 Bf5 19.Ng2 Qh5 20.Bf3 Qg5 21.Nf4 Bd4 22.h4 Qg7 23.Ne2 Kh7 24.Bxb7
(White takes the Pawn with no loss of tempo: his advantage is decisive.) 24…Rae8 25.Nxd4 Qxd4 26.Rf3 Bg4 27.Rg3 h5 28.Be4+ Rxe4 (… 28…Kg7 fails against 29. Qg5+ and 30.Bd5+.) 29.dxe4 Qe5 30.Rhg1 Rf4 31.Qd5 Qe7 (31…Qxd5 32.exd5 Rxc4+ 33.Rc3) 32.Rxg4! hxg4 33.Qh5+ Kg7 34.Rxg4+ Rxg4 35.Qxg4+ Kh6 0-1

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(But there is hope beyond hope. White exceeds the time limit. A must peculiar U-Turn. After 36.b4, White can victoriously trade Queens by force: 37.Qg5+ or 36…Qe8 37.h5.)


Just like any other field of competition, there are bad sports. Some players, who in finding out that they are losing, walk out of the game. Then the game is recorded as a time loss.


Steinitz-Von Bardeleben
Hastings 1895
[Tartakower, 500 Master Games, #7]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.O-O Be6 9.O-O Be6
(After this move which, to all appearances, is perfectly sound, Black loses his chance of castling. He should, at all costs, have played 9…Bxc3, and then completed his development.) 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Bxd5 Bxd5 12.Nxd5 Qxd5 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Re1 f6 15.Qe2 Qd7 16.Rac1 c6 17.d5 (A fine vacating sacrifice. The square d4 is made available to the Knight, thus greatly intensifying the attack.) 17…cxd5 18.Nd4 Kf7 (Black has almost castled, but not quite.) 19.Ne6 (Threatening 20.Rf7) 19…Rhc8 20.Qg4 g6 21.Ng5+ Ke8 22.Rxe7+ [An amazing continuation! All of White’s pieces are en prise and Black threatens Rxc1#. Yet he cannot take the checking Rook, 22…Qxe7 23.Rxc8+, Rxc8 24.Qxc8+, and White remains a piece ahead. The variations resulting from 22…Kxe7 show an astounding degree of precision, which was required of White, before he could venture on the move in the text, e.g. 22…Kxe7 23.Re1+ Kd6 24.Qb4+ Rc5 (24…Kc6 25.Rc1# ; 24…Kc7 25.Ne7+ Kb8 26.Qf4+) 25.Re6+, and wins. In this beautiful combination the Rook remains en prise for several moves until Black, compelled to capture it, succumbs to a mating attack.] 22…Kf8 23.Rf7+ Kg8 24.Rg7+ (Tartakower doesn’t mention this, but at this point von Bardeleben walked out of the hall and did not return. His game was forfeited after his clock ran out of time fifty minutes later. Steinitz demonstrated immediately afterward following forced moves which Tartakower now refers. “Mate in eleven moves can be prevented only at ruinous cost in materials. 24…Kh8 25.Rxh7+ Kg8 26.Rg7+ Kh8 27.Qh4+ Kxg7 28.Qh7+ Kf8 29.Qh8+ Ke7 30.Qg7+ Ke8 31.Qg8+ Ke7 32.Qf7+ Kd8 33.Qf8+ Qe8 34.Nf7+ Kd7 35.Qd6#”.) 1-0

But is it important to note if a game has been decided by a time loss? Let’s take a look at the following game.

IM Richard Leyva Proenza-Mario Merrit
General Ezequiel Zamora Memorial
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 9 2013
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 d6 10.f4 Bd7 11.Bb3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 Bc6 13.Qd3 Rad8 14.Rad1 Nd7 15.Kh1 e5 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.Rxf7 Rxf7 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Qc4+  Ke7 20.Be3 Qa6!?

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21.Qb4+ Kf7 [21…Ke8 22.Qb3 (with the idea of Qg8+) Ke7 23.Qb4+ starts another perpetual checking sequence, while 21…Kf6!? 22.Rd6+ Kf7 23.Qb3+ Kf8 24.Kg1 (not 24.Qb4? Kg8!) is probably another draw.] 22.Qb3 Ke7 23.Qb4+ 22.Qb3+ Ke7 23.Qb4+ Kf7 24.Qb3+ Ke7 25.Qb4+ 1-0 (This position is drawn and the game should be declared a draw. So, why is the result given as White win? Did Black actually resign? It is difficult to believe Black lost on time. What happened?)


So, what to do? At least for games where the result is based on time, and not necessarily position? Do we continue to present games that are time losses without indicating that this is exactly what happened? It seems a giant waste of time to analyze a position when there is no clue why a player lost. A little symbol indicating a time loss would be welcomed.

Using Time/Zeit is a good start, as Mestel did. But even better is just using a capital T (as Z is the symbol for Zugzwang).

A Game … and a Mystery

Back in 1993, when correspondence chess was played on postcards, Alina Markowski (a well-practiced organizer) set up a correspondence team to compete in the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA) team championship.

The team was known as the Kalifornia Kings. Jeff Arnold (an extremely likeable young man) took first board. I took second board, and the team finished third (if my memory is correct).

Jeff was not only a Master in correspondence chess, but also one in OTB.

This is perhaps his most famous game. Unfortunately, there is a little confusion about the exact date and location. NM Jerry Hanken suggests it was played in the Southern California Open, which means the game must have been played in Los Angeles in September of that year. Mr. Hanken has since passed away.

The account given in the Chess Correspondent (the magazine of the CCLA) of the same year (1997) claims the game was played at a North County Open, which would put that game in Oceanside, California. Personally I think the game was probably played in Oceanside, but I don’t know.

Does any reader know the details of the game? Please share your insights here.

Thank you!

And now the game (hold on to your seatbelts – it’s quite a ride! 🙂

NM Jeff Arnold-Harish (1975)
California, 1993
[Jerry Hanken, Rank and File, March/Apr. 1997 (JH) ; The Chess Correspondent, 1997 (CC)]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.Nc3 b4 11.Ne2 Nb8 (11…Na5 12.Ba2 would return to the more usual continuations in this variation. – CC) 12.Ng3 (Considering the problems Black is likely to face before he can get his bishop to g7, namely a knight settling on g5, he probably would have done better to regroup with 12…Nfd7 only playing …g6 after his bishop was sitting on f6. – CC) 12…g6 (? Up to now, Back’s moves, though not the best, have been reasonable.12…Nbd7, followed by 13…Nc5 allows White only a tiny edge. – JH) 13.Bh6 [!? 13.c3!? (Arnold). I like 13.Bh6 better, although it will involve some hazardous sacrifices. 13.Bh6 lets Black know that his f7 also requires defending. – CC] 13…Re8 14.Ng5 d5 (What else can Black do? White now wins the pawn on e5. – JH) 15.exd5 Nxd5 [? “15…Bxd5 is better.” (Arnold) True, although Black hasn’t escaped all his problems. After 16.c4 bxc3 (also 16…Bb7 doesn’t quite work. 17.Rxe5 Nfd7 18.Re3 Bxg5 19.Rxe8+ Qxe8 20.Bxg5 just nets a pawn although it is bit backward!) 17.bxc3 Bf8 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 (or 18…Rxf8 19.Rxe5 Bxb3 20.Qxb3 the pawn on d3 is taboo: 20…Qxd3 21.Rd1) 19.N3e4, Black’s position is still under considerable pressure. – CC] 16.Rxe5 f6 (Black does not believe White has won a pawn and avoids 16…c6 in what now becomes a classic attack! – JH) 17.Qf3 (! – JH) 17…c6 (Too late! – JH.)

18.Nh5 [! “Good Knight!” (Arnold) – CC ; ! White has two pieces en prise. So, of course, he puts a third one into the pot! If 18…fxe5 19.Qf7+ and if 18…gxh5 19.Ne6 decides quickly. So …- JH] 18…fxg5 [If 18…gxh5 I had planned 19.Bxd5+ (Here Chess Life’s Jerry Hanken analyzed wrong. 19.Ne6 does not decide quickly. What about 19…fxe5 20.Nxd8 or 20.Qg3+ Kf7? Although this looks winning it is a lot slower.) 19…cxd5 20.Qf5 fxg5 21.Qe6+ Kh8 22.Qf7 Rg8 23.Rxe7 +- (Arnold)] 19.Nf6+ (! – CC) 19…Kh8 (If 19…Bxf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Qxf6 then it’s mate on g7 or f8. – JH) 20.Nxd5 Nd7 (If 20…cxd5 21.Qf7 and crunch! – JH) 21.Qf7 (Crunch anyway! – JH) 21…Bf8 22.Nf6 (Mate threat on g8! – JH ; ! Of course, the knight can’t be taken. If 19…Bxf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Qxf6 Black can’t defend the threatened mate on g7 without allowing an equally unpleasant fate on f8. – CC) 22…Nxf6 23.Rxe8 Qd7 24.Bg7mate 1-0

The same game in PGN

[Site “California”]
[Date “1993”]
[White “NM Jeff Arnold”]
[Black “Harish (1975)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Source “Jerry Hanken, Rank and File, March/Apr. 1997 (JH) ; The Chess Correspondent, 1997 (CC)”]
{Jerry Hanken, Rank and File, March/Apr. 1997 (JH) ; The Chess Correspondent, 1997 (CC)} 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.Nc3 b4 11.Ne2 Nb8 {11…Na5 12.Ba2 would return to the more usual continuations in this variation. – CC} 12.Ng3 {Considering the problems Black is likely to face before he can get his bishop to g7, namely a knight settling on g5, he probably would have done better to regroup with 12…Nfd7 only playing …g6 after his bishop was sitting on f6. – CC} g6 {? Up to now, Back’s moves, though not the best, have been reasonable.12…Nbd7, followed by 13…Nc5 allows White only a tiny edge. – JH} 13.Bh6 {!? 13.c3!? (Arnold). I like 13.Bh6 better, although it will involve some hazardous sacrifices. 13.Bh6 lets Black know that his f7 also requires defending. – CC} 13…Re8 14.Ng5 d5 {What else can Black do? White now wins the pawn on e5. – JH} 15.exd5 Nxd5 {? “15…Bxd5 is better.” (Arnold) True, although Black hasn’t escaped all his problems. After 16.c4 bxc3 (also 16…Bb7 doesn’t quite work. 17.Rxe5 Nfd7 18.Re3 Bxg5 19.Rxe8+ Qxe8 20.Bxg5 just nets a pawn although it is bit backward!) 17.bxc3 Bf8 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 (or 18…Rxf8 19.Rxe5 Bxb3 20.Qxb3 the pawn on d3 is taboo: 20…Qxd3 21.Rd1) 19.N3e4, Black’s position is still under considerable pressure. – CC} 16.Rxe5 f6 {Black does not believe White has won a pawn and avoids 16…c6 in what now becomes a classic attack! – JH} 17.Qf3 {! – JH} 17…c6 {Too late! – JH.} 18.Nh5 {! “Good Knight!” (Arnold) – CC ; ! White has two pieces en prise. So, of course, he puts a third one into the pot! If 18…fxe5 19.Qf7+ and if 18…gxh5 19.Ne6 decides quickly. So …- JH} 18…fxg5 {If 18…gxh5 I had planned 19.Bxd5+ (Here Chess Life’s Jerry Hanken analyzed wrong. 19.Ne6 does not decide quickly. What about 19…fxe5 20.Nxd8 or 20.Qg3+ Kf7? Although this looks winning it is a lot slower.) 19…cxd5 20.Qf5 fxg5 21.Qe6+ Kh8 22.Qf7 Rg8 23.Rxe7 +- (Arnold)} 19.Nf6+ {! – CC} Kh8 {If 19…Bxf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Qxf6 then it’s mate on g7 or f8. – JH} 20.Nxd5 Nd7 {If 20…cxd5 21.Qf7 and crunch! – JH} 21.Qf7 {Crunch anyway! – JH} 21…Bf8 22.Nf6 {Mate threat on g8! – JH ; ! Of course, the knight can’t be taken. If 19…Bxf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Qxf6 Black can’t defend the threatened mate on g7 without allowing an equally unpleasant fate on f8. – CC} 22…Nxf6 23.Rxe8 Qd7 24.Bg7# 1-0

A Gambit for Halloween

You might not find it in a magazine. And you might not find it in a book. But there is a gambit that seems appropriate for Halloween. It is known as the Frankenstein-Dracula Variation (or FDV for short).

In this gambit (perhaps attack would be more descriptive), Black gives up a rook and a few pawns and then proceeds to gain control over a large portion of the board and threatens White’s queen in numerous ways.

Is it any good? Let’s check it (sorry, bad pun) out.

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Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6
5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5
8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8

10) 10.Nxa8
20) 10.Nxa8 b6
30) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6
40) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7
50) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6
55) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3
60) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7
66) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4
70) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6
80) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
90) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6
100) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4
110) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6
120) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4
130) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4
140) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7
150) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6
160) 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5

ECO : C27

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FDV-10
10.Nxa8

Legree-Lige
corres., 1980
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 Ne4 11.d3 Qb4+ 12.Ke2 Nd4+ 13.Kf1 Nxb3 14.axb3 Nd2+ 15.Bxd2 Qxd2 16.Qxe5 1-0

FDV-20
10.Nxa8 b6

Prins-Pietzsch
Helsinki Ol., 1952
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.a4 Bb7 12.a5 Nd4 13.Qxb7 Nxb7 14.axb6 a5 15.Ne2 Nxb3 16.cxb3 f4 17.O-O f3 =/+ 18.gxf3 Qf6 19.Kg2 Bc5 20.b4 Rf8 21.Ng1 Bxb4 22.d3 g5 23.Be3 Qf5 24.h3 h5 25.Rac1 g4 26.fxg4 hxg4 27.h4 Qxd3 28.Rfd1 Qe4+ 29.Kg3 Be7 30.Rc7 Bxh4+ 31.Kxh4 g3+ 32.f4 Rh8+ 33.Kxg3 Qxe3+ 34.Nf3 Rg8+ 0-1

Chernishev-Kuzin
USSR, 1957
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nf3 Bb7 12.d4 Nxd4 13.Bg5 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Qxg5 15.Bd5 e4 16.Qc3 Bxd5 17.Qxh8 Qe7 -/+

Pete-Despotovic
corres., 1968
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d4 Bb7 12.Nf3 Nxd4 13.Bg5 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Qxg5 15.Bd5 Ba6 16.Qb3 e4 17.Qc3 Bh6 18.h4 Qg4 19.Qf6+ 1-0

Fillip-Keller
corres., 1974
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qd3 Bb7 12.Ne2 Bxa8 13.Nc3 f4 14.Ne4 (Nd5!?) 14…Nd4 15.Nxd6 Qxd6 16.f3 Bg7 17.O-O Re8 =/
(unclear)

Huisjes-De Milliano
corres., 1978
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Ne2 Bb7 12.Qf3 Nd4 13.Qh3 h5 14.Nxb6 axb6 15.c3 Nxe2 16.Kxe2 f4 17.Re1 Bg7 18.g3 Ne4 19.gxf4 exf4 20.Kf1 g5 21.d4 Re8 22.Bxf4 gxf4 23.f3 Ba6+ 24.Kg1 Bxd4+ 25.cxd4 Qg7+ 26.Qg2 Qxd4+ 27.Kh1 Nf2+ 28.Kg1 Nd1+ 0-1

Hoiberg-Brautsch, 1986
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nf3 Bb7 12.Kf1 e4 13.Nd4 Ne5 14.Ne6+ Qxe6 15.Qxb7 Nxb7 16.Bxe6 dxe6 17.d3 exd3 18.Bg5+ Be7 19.Bxe7+ Kxe7 20.f4 Ng4 21.Nxb6 axb6 22.cxd3 Rc8 23.h3 Nf6 24.Kf2 Rc2+ 25.Kf3 Nc5 26.a4 Nb3 27.Rae1 Rxb2 28.Re5 Nd4+ 29.Ke3 Nd5+ 30.Rxd5 Nc2+ 31.Kd2 exd5 32.Kc3 Ra2 33.Kb3 Ra1 34.Rxa1 Nxa1+ 35.Kb2 Kd6 36.d4 Kc6 0-1

Prins-Zsinka
Cattolica Open
Italy, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nf3 Bb7 12.d4 Nxd4 13.Bg5 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Qxg5 15.Bd5 e4 16.Qb3 Bg7 17.Nxb6 axb6 18.Qxb6+ Ke7 19.Bxb7 Rb8 20.Rd1 Qf6 21.Qc5 Rxb7 22.O-O Rb5 23.Qc7 Qe5 24.f4 Qc5+ 25.Qxc5 Rxc5 26.c3 Nc4 27.Rf2 Rb5 28.b3 Ne3 29.Re1 Ng4 30.Rc2 Rc5 31.h3 Nf6 32.c4 Nd5 33.g3 Bd4+ 34.Kh2 Nb4 35.Rce2 Kf7 36.Rd1 Nd3 37.Red2 Ke6 38.Rxd3 exd3 39.Rxd3 Bf6 40.Re3+ Kf7 41.Re2 d5 42.cxd5 Rxd5 43.Kg2 Bc3 44.Kf2 Rd3 45.Rc2 h5 46.h4 Ke6 47.Re2+ Kd7 48.Kg2 Rd2 0-1

FM Tom Rydstrom-FM H. Logdahl
Sweden Master Elite
Eskilstuna, July 8 2019
1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Ne2 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Qd3 f4 14.O-O e4 15.Qh3 g5
(Perhaps 15…f3, with the idea of opening a diagonal for his Bb7, is best.) 16.d3 Ne5 17.d4 Ng6 18.Qc3 Nf5 19.Qc4 Nfh4 20.Nc3 Nxg2 21.Qb5 Qf6 22.Bd5 Bxd5 23.Qxd5 Ne7 24.Nxe4 Nxd5 25.Nxf6 Nxf6 26.Kxg2 Bd6 27.Bd2 h5 28.c4 g4 29.f3 gxf3+ 30.Kxf3 Ng4 31.Rh1 Rg8 32.h3 Ne3 33.Rag1 Re8 34.Bxe3 Rxe3+ 35.Kf2 Rd3 36.Rd1 Rg3 37.Rhg1 Rxh3 38.Rh1 Re3 39.Rxh5 Re4 40.c5 bxc5 41.dxc5 Be5 42.Rh7 Rd4 43.Rxd4 Bxd4+ 44.Kf3 Bxb2 45.Ke4 Bf6 46.Rf7 Bg5 47.Kd5 Bh4 48.a4 Bg3 49.a5 Kc8 50.a6 Kb8 51.Kd6 f3+ 52.Kxd7 f2 53.c6 (53.Kc6!) 1-0

FDV-30
10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6

Chistyakov-Estrin
USSR, 1957
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qf3 Bb7 13.Qd1 Nd4 14.Kf1 Qg5 15.f3 f4 16.c3 N4f5 17.Nh3 Qh5 18.Qe2 Nh4 19.Nf2 Nf3 -/+

Chistyakov-Dzanoev
USSR, 1965
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qf3 Bb7 13.Qd1 Nd4 14.Kf1 Qg5 15.f3 f4 16.c3 N4f5 17.d3 Bg7 18.Nh3 Qh5 19.Nf2 Rf8 20.Qe2 Nh4 21.Ne4 Ndf5 =/
(unclear)

Rossetto-Szmetan
Argentina, 1972
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.d3
[12.c3 Bb7 13.Qd3 Nd4! 14.cxd4 (14.f3 e4!) Bxg2 +/-] 12…Bb7 13.h4 f4 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg4 N6f5 (Bg7!?) 16.Bd2 Qf6 17.c3 h5 (unclear)

Godoy-Cano
corres., 1973
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Nh3 Nd4 13.Qa8 Kc7 14.f3 Bb7 15.Qa4 Nc6 16.Bd5 Bg7 17.d3 e4 18.dxe4 fxe4 19.Bxe4 Nd4 20.Kf2 Ra8 21.Qb4 Nxe4+ 0-1

Kaidanov-Bareev
Lvov, 1987
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.d3 Bb7 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qh3 h5 15.f3 f4 16.Bd2 Bg7 17.O-O-O N6f5 18.Re1 Kc7 19.Ne2 Nxb3+ 20.axb3 Qd6 21.Nc3 Nd4 22.Ne4 Ra8 23.Bc3 Bxe4 24.fxe4 f3 25.Bxd4 Qb4 26.Bxb6+ Kxb6 27.Kb1 Qa5 28.c3 Qa2+ 29.Kc2 Ra3 30.Ra1 1-0

IM Kaidanov-GM Lputian
Lvov, 1987
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.d3 Bb7 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qh3 h5 15.f3 f4 16.Bd2 Bg7 17.O-O-O N6f5 18.Re1 Kc7 19.Ne2 Nxb3+ 20.axb3 Qd6 21.Nc3 Nd4 22.Ne4 Ra8 23.Bc3 Bxe4 24.fxe4 f3 25.Bxd4 Qb4 26.Bxb6+ Kxb6 27.Kb1 Qa5 28.c3 Qa2+ 29.Kc2 Ra3 30.Ra1 1/2-1/2

Kleszczewski-IM James Rizzitano
US Open
Boston, 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qf3 Nd4 13.Qa8 Kc7 14.Nf3 Bb7 15.Qa7 Bg7 16.Qa4 f4 17.d3 Re8 18.Qb4 Nxf3+ 19.gxf3 Bxf3 20.Rg1 g5 21.a4 e4 22.d4 e3 23.fxe3 g4 24.a5 Qh4+ 25.Kf1 Qh3+ 26.Ke1 Qxh2 27.Qxb6+ Kc8 28.Qa6+ Kd8 29.Rf1 fxe3 30.Rxf3 Qh4+ 31.Ke2 gxf3+ 32.Kxf3 Qf6+ 33.Kg4 Re4+ 0-1

Boronyak-Deak
Zalakaros, 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qd3 Bb7 13.c3 e4 14.Qe3 Kc7 15.d4 h5 16.Qg5 Qe8 17.Bf4 Bh6 18.Qg3 Bxf4 19.Qxf4 Qe7 20.h4 Ba6 21.O-O-O Bd3 22.Nh3 Ra8 23.Rhe1 Qf8 24.Ng5 Kb7 25.Nh7 Qb8 26.Nf6 Qc7 27.Nd5 Qb8 28.f3 Na5 29.Bc2 Bxc2 30.Kxc2 Nac4 31.Nb4 Ra4 32.fxe4 Nxb2 33.Rb1 Nbc4 34.e5 Ne4 35.Rxe4 fxe4 36.Qxe4+ Kc8 37.Rf1 Qb7 38.Rf8+ Kc7 39.Qxb7+ Kxb7 40.Kd3 Nb2+ 41.Ke4 Nd1 42.Kd3 Ra3 43.Nd5 Rxa2 44.Rf7 Nf2+ 45.Kc4 b5+ 46.Kxb5 Rb2+ 47.Kc4 Kc8 48.Rf8+ Kb7 49.Rd8 Ne4 50.Rxd7+ Kc8 51.e6 g5 52.Rc7+ Kb8 53.e7 Nd6+ 54.Kc5 Ne8 55.Rd7 1-0

Porubszky Angyalosine-Kovacs
Hungarian Teams Ch., 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qf3 Nd4 13.Qh3 e4 14.c3 Nc6 15.Qe3 Ne5 16.Qxb6+ Ke8 17.Ne2 Nd3+ 18.Kd1 e3 19.fxe3 Nf2+ 20.Ke1 Nxh1 21.Nf4 Bb7 22.d3 Qh4+ 23.Kd1 Nf2+ 24.Kc2 g5 25.Qd4 gxf4 26.Qxh8 Nxd3 27.Qd4 Ne1+ 28.Kd1 Bxg2 29.Qe5+ Be7 1/2-1/2

Gdanski-Raetsky
Biel Open, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qd3 Bb7 13.Ne2 Bg7 14.Qh3 f4 15.d3 h5 16.Bd2 g5 17.f3 Nd4 18.Nxd4 exd4 19.O-O-O Nf5 20.Ba4 Bd5 21.Rhe1 Qg6 22.g4 hxg4 23.Qxg4 Rh4 24.Qg2 Qh5 25.Re4 Rxh2 26.Qg1 Ng3 27.Be1 Rh1 28.Qg2 Bxe4 29.Qd2 Bxf3 30.Qb4 Qg6 31.Qb5 Bg4 32.Qd5 d6 33.Qb7 Be5 34.Bc6 Rg1 35.a4 Qg7 36.Qb8+ Ke7 37.b4 Kf6 38.a5 bxa5 39.bxa5 Bxd1 40.a6 Rxe1 41.Kb2 Bg4 42.a7 Qxa7 43.Qxa7 Be6 44.Qa5 Re3 45.Qd8+ Kf5 46.Qf8+ Kg4 47.Qh6 Bf5 0-1

Hansen-Dulba
corres.
ICCF, 1999
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Qd3 Bb7 13.Ne2 Nd4 14.O-O Qg5 15.f3 N6b5 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Kh1 Bg7 18.Qe3 f4 19.Qf2 Kc7 20.c3 Nf5 21.Re1 h5 22.a4 h4 23.h3 Qg3 24.Qxg3 hxg3 25.Kg1 Nh4 26.Bd1 g5 27.a5 Re8 28.axb6+ Kxb6 29.d3 d5 30.Bc2 Rd8 31.Ra2 Bc6 32.Ba4 Bb7 33.Rd1 Bf8 34.b4 Ra8 35.Bb3 Rc8 36.Bb2 e4 37.dxe4 dxe4 38.fxe4 Bxe4 39.Bd5 Bxd5 40.Rxd5 Re8 41.Kf1 Nxg2 42.Kxg2 Re2+ 43.Kf3 Re3+ 44.Kg4 g2 45.Ra1 Rg3+ 46.Kh5 g1=Q 47.Rxg1 Rxg1 48.c4 Rg3 49.Bf6 Rxh3+ 50.Kxg5 Rb3 51.c5+ Kb5 52.Rd8 Bxc5 1/2-1/2

L. Janse-GM J. Hector
Paskturneringen Open
Sweden, Apr 20 2019
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.d3
(White wants to develop his Bc1. As events will show White will not have the time to develop this bishop. 12.Ne2 is the better choice.) 12…f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qd1 Bb7 15.Nf3 Nxf3+ 16.gxf3 Nf5 17.h4 Nxh4 18.Rh3 Qg5 19.Qe2 Bc5 20.Kd2 Qh5 21.Rxh4 Qxh4 22.Qxe5 Re8 23.Qb8+ Bc8 24.Bc4 Bb4+ 0-1

FDV-40
10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7

Chistyakov-Kamishov
USSR, 1935
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qd1 Nd4 13.Kf1 f4 -/+

Schroeder-Fuglie
corres. 1945
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qh3 Bxa8 13.c3 e4 14.Ne2 Ne5 15.Kd1 Nd3 16.Rf1 f4 17.Bc2 Qg5 18.f3 Bh6 19.b3 Nf5 20.Ng1 Re8 21.fxe4 Bxe4 22.Nf3 Qe7 23.Bxd3 Bxd3 24.Re1 Be4 25.Rh1 Bg7 26.d4 Ng3 27.hxg3 Bxf3+ 0-1

Evans-Santasiere
US Open, 1946
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.d3 Nd4 13.Qh3 f4 14.c3 N4f5 15.Ne2 g5 16.Rf1 h5 17.g4 Qg7 18.f3 hxg4 19.Qxg4 Rxh2 20.Nxb6 axb6 21.Qg1 Rxe2+ 22.Kxe2 Ng3+ 23.Ke1 Nxf1 24.Qxf1 Qh6 25.Bd1 Nf5 26.b4 Be7 27.a4 g4 28.fxg4 Qh2 29.Qe2 Qg3+ 30.Qf2 Qxd3 31.gxf5 Qxc3+ 32.Bd2 Qxa1 33.Qxb6+ Kc8 34.f6 Bf8 35.b5 Qa3 36.Qf2 Bc5 37.Qh2 Qg3+ 38.Qxg3 fxg3 39.f7 g2 40.Be3 Bxe3 41.f8=Q+ Kc7 42.a5 g1=Q+ 43.Ke2 Bd4 44.b6+ Bxb6 45.axb6+ Qxb6 46.Qf5 Qd4 47.Bc2 Ba6+ 48.Ke1 Qe3+ 49.Kd1 Be2+ 0-1

Adams-Hesse
US Ch., 1948
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qh3 Nd4 13.c3 Ne6 14.Bxe6 Qxe6 15.Ne2 Bg7 16.O-O g5 17.d4 g4 18.Qh4+ Kc8 19.dxe5 Bxe5 20.Nf4 Qc4 21.Qg3 Bxa8 22.Rd1 Ne4 23.Qd3 Qc7 24.Nd5 Bxh2+ 25.Kf1 Qb7 26.g3 h5 27.Qc4+ Kd8 28.Bf4 h4 29.Bc7+ Ke8 30.Qd4 Rh6 31.Qe5+ Re6 32.Qh8+ Kf7 33.Qh7+ Kf8 34.Qxd7 Bxg3 35.Qxe6 Qa6+ 36.Kg1 Bxf2+ 37.Kh1 1-0

Revich-Rovner
USSR, 1955
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Ne2 Nd4 13.Qh3 Bg7 14.c3 Nxe2 15.Kxe2 Bxa8 =/+

Vakulenko-Petrov
USSR, 1971
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.h4 Bg7 13.Qh3 f4 14.c3 e4 15.Ne2 f3 16.Nf4 Ne5 -/+

Armas-Vera
Cuban Ch., 1981
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qh3 Bxa8 13.Ne2 h5 14.O-O g5 15.Bd5 g4 16.Qa3 Qh7 17.d3 h4 18.Nc3 g3 19.h3 gxf2+ 20.Kh2 Qg7 21.Qa4 Qg3+ 22.Kh1 f5 23.Ne2 Qg7 24.c3 f4 25.Rxf2 Nf5 26.Qe4 Nfe7 27.d4 Nxd5 28.Qxd5 Kc7 29.Nxf4 exf4 30.Bxf4+ Kc8 31.Be5 Qg8 32.Rf7 Nxe5 33.Qxa8+ Kc7 34.Qxa7+ Kc6 35.Qa8+ Kc7 36.Rxf8 Qxf8 37.Qxf8 Rxf8 38.dxe5 1-0

Ray Bott-Roger D de Coverly
Match, Game 7
London, 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Qh3 Nd4 13.c3 Bg7?!

14.Bd1? (White has to play 14.cxd4 and while Black runs wild over the board with his pieces, he is doing so with one less piece. White’s sole developed piece, his queen, is stuck in the open and becomes a target. The end is swift.) 14…Ne6! 15.d3 Bxa8 16.Ne2 f4 17.Kf1 Ng5 18.Qh4 Nf5 0-1

Tears-Llorens
corres.
World. Ch., 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.h4 Nd4 13.Qh3 Bh6 14.Nxb6 axb6 15.Ne2 f4 16.Nc3 N6f5 17.d3 d5 18.O-O Nxh4 19.Bxd5 Bc8 20.Qh1 Bg5 21.Bd2 Nhf5 22.Be4 f3 23.Bc1 Rf8 24.Re1 Ng3 25.Nd5 Nxh1 26.Nxe7 Bxe7 27.Be3 fxg2 28.Bxg2 Nxf2 29.Bxf2 Rxf2 30.Kxf2 Nxc2 31.Rh1 Nxa1 32.Rxa1 h5 33.Rf1 h4 34.Be4 g5 35.Ke2 Bg4+ 36.Kd2 Be6 37.a3 g4 38.Ke2 h3 39.Kf2 Bh4+ 40.Kg1 Bg5 41.Re1 Bd2 42.Re2 Bf4 43.Rc2 g3 44.b4 b5 45.Re2 Bg4 46.Re1 Bd2 47.Rf1 Be3+ 48.Kh1 Ke7 49.Bb7 Bf2 50.Ra1 Kf6 51.a4 bxa4 52.Rxa4 Be2 53.Ra6+ Kg5 54.Be4 g2+ 55.Bxg2 hxg2+ 56.Kxg2 Bd4 57.Ra3 Kf4 58.b5 Ke3 59.Rb3 Bb6 60.Rc3 Bxd3 61.Kg3 Ke2 62.Rc6 Bf2+ 63.Kg4 e4 64.b6 Ba6 65.Rc7 Kd2 66.b7 Ba7 67.Rc8 Bxb7 68.Rc7 e3 69.Rxb7 1/2-1/2

FDV-50
10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6

Rosa-János Balogh
corres., 1939
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Qd1 Bg7 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.O-O


15…Nf3+!! (Willing to give up a piece for open lines against an undefended king. White commits suicide if he takes the offered knight.) 16.Kh1 Qh4 17.h3 Ne4 18.Ng1 Neg5 19.d4 Nd2 20.d5 Nxf1 21.Qxf1 f4 22.Qe2 Nf7 23.c4 Bf8 24.Nf3 Qf6 25.Bd2 Bd6 26.a4 Re8 27.Bc2 h5 28.a5 g5 29.axb6 g4 30.Ng1 Bc5 31.b4 Bd4 32.Ra3 Rg8 33.Be4 d6 34.Ra5 Qe7 35.Rb5 Ba6 36.Ra5 Bb7 37.Bf5 Nh6 38.Be6 Rg5 39.Kh2 Qg7 40.g3 h4 41.Qf1 Rg6 42.Ne2 fxg3+ 43.fxg3 Rf6 44.Qc1 Rf2+ 45.Kh1 Qf8 0-1

Von Feilitzch-Wildegans
corres., 1939
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Qd1 Bg7 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.O-O Nf3+ 16.Kh1 Qh4 17.h3 Ne4 18.Ng1 Neg5 19.d4 Nd2 20.d5 Nxf1 21.Qxf1 f4 22.Qe2 Nf7 23.c4 Bf8 24.Nf3 Qf6 25.Bd2 Bd6 26.a4 Re8 27.Bc2 h5 28.a5 g5 29.axb6 g4 30.Ng1 Bc5 31.b4 Bd4 32.Ra3 Rg8 33.Be4 d6 34.Ra5 Qe7 35.Rb5 Ba6 36.Ra5 Bb7 37.Bf5 Nh6 38.Be6 Rg5 39.Kh2 Qg7 40.g3 h4 41.Qf1 Rg6 42.Ne2 fxg3+ 43.fxg3 Rf6 44.Qc1 Rf2+ 45.Kh1 Qf8 0-1

Fabricius-Poulheim
corres., 1953
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.d3 Nd4 14.Qh3 f4 15.c3 N4f5 16.f3 e4 17.fxe4 Nxe4 8.dxe4 Bxe4 19.Ne2 Nh4 20.Rg1 g5 21.Bd2 h5 22.Nxf4 gxf4 23.Bxf4 Bh6 24.Bxh6 Rxh6 25.O-O-O Qg5+ 26.Rd2 Rd6 27.Rgd1 Rd3 28.Qxh4 Qxh4 29.Rxd3 Bxd3 30.Rxd3 Qxh2 31.Bd5 1/2-1/2

Chistiakov-Estrin
USSR Ch., 1955
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Qd1 Nd4 14.Kf1 Qg5 15.f3 f4 16.c3 N4f5 17.Nh3 Qh5 18.Qe2 Nh4 19.Nf2 Nxf3 20.Bd1 Nh4 21.Qxh5 Bxg2+ 22.Ke1 gxh5 23.Rg1 e4 24.a4 Nc4 25.Rxg2 Nxg2+ 26.Kf1 e3 27.Kxg2 exd2 28.Bb3 Rg8+ 29.Kh3 Rg1 30.Bxd2 Rxa1 31.Bxc4 Rxa4 32.Bb3 Ra5 33.c4 Re5 34.Bxf4 Re2 35.Nd3 Re4 36.Bd1 Rxc4 37.Bxh5 Rd4 38.Be2 Re4 39.Bg4 Rd4 40.Bf5 h6 41.Be3 Rd6 42.Kg4 Bg7 43.h4 Ke7 44.h5 Rc6 45.b4 Bd4 46.Bf4 Rc4 47.Kf3 Bg7 48.Be3 Rc6 49.b5 Rc3 50.Bxb6 Rb3 51.Bc5+ d6 52.Bb4 Bc3 53.Bxc3 Rxc3 54.Ke4 Rb3 55.Nf4 Rb4+ 56.Kf3 Rxb5 57.Bg6 1/2-1/2

Hilbert-Weissleder
corres., 1964
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.d3 Nd4 14.Qh3 e4 15.Kd1 Bg7 16.Be3 Re8 17.Kd2 Be5 18.f4 exf3 19.Nxf3 Nxf3+ 20.gxf3 Bc3+ 0-1

Hora-Toth
Moscow, 1965
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.d3 Nd4 14.Qh3 f4 15.c3 e4 16.Bxf4 exd3+ 17.Be3 d2+ 18.Kxd2 Ne4+ 19.Ke1 Nf5 20.Ne2 Bg7 21.Bxb6+ Kc8 22.Qd3 Re8 23.Rd1 Nfd6 24.f3 Qh4+ 25.Kf1 Rf8 26.Kg1 Bc6 27.Bd5 Kb7 28.Bxe4 Nxe4 29.Be3 Ng5 30.Bxg5 Qxg5 31.h4 Qc5+ 32.Nd4 Re8 33.b4 Qb6 34.Kh2 Be5+ 35.g3 g5 36.hxg5 Rf8 37.Rhf1 Ba4 38.Qe4+ Kc8 39.Qxe5 Bxd1 40.Rxd1 Qg6 41.Qc5+ 1-0

Dobos-Zude
Wiesbaden, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.Qh3 Nd4 14.d3 f4 15.Bd2 h5 16.O-O-O g5 17.f3 Rh7 18.g4 hxg4 19.Qxg4 Rh4 20.Qg2 g4 21.c3 Nxb3+ 22.axb3 Nf5 23.Qf2 Qc5 24.d4 exd4 25.Bxf4 dxc3 26.Qxc5 cxb2+ 27.Kxb2 bxc5 28.Bg5+ Be7 29.Bxh4 Nxh4 30.Ne2 Bxf3 31.Ng3 Bxd1 32.Rxd1 Nf3 33.Nf1 Bf6+ 34.Ka3 Be5 35.Rd5 d6 36.Ne3 Nxh2 37.Nc4 Ke7 38.Nxe5 Ke6 39.Rd2 Kxe5 40.Rxh2 g3 41.Rd2 d5 42.b4 cxb4+ 43.Kxb4 Ke4 44.Kc5 Kf3 45.Rd3+ Kf2 46.Rxg3 1/2-1/2

Rufenacht-Bezzola
corres.
Dr. Blass Memorial, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.Qf3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.d3 Nd4 14.Qh3 f4 15.c3 N4f5 16.Bd2 h5 17.O-O-O g5 18.f3 Qg7 19.g4 hxg4 20.Qxg4 Kc7 21.Re1 Rh4 22.Qg2 g4 23.Qe2 Ne3 24.Bxe3 fxe3 25.Kb1 Qh8 26.Qxe3 Nf5 27.Qg5 Ng3 28.hxg3 Rxh1 29.fxg4 Bh6 30.Qf5 Be3 31.Ba4 Rxg1 32.Rxg1 Bxg1 33.Qxd7+ Kb8 34.Bc6 Bxc6 35.Qxc6 Be3 36.Qe4 Bg5 37.Qf5 Qh1+ 38.Kc2 Qc1+ 39.Kb3 Qe3 40.Qh7 Bd8 41.Qd7 Bc7 42.Qf5 Bd8 43.Ka4 Qxg3 44.Qd7 Bc7 45.Kb5 e4 46.Qe8+ Ka7 47.Qxe4 Qh2 48.b4 Qxa2 49.Kc6 Qh2 50.Qe7 Kb8 51.Qf8+ Ka7 52.c4 Qh7 53.Qf5 Qg7 54.Qd7 Qxd7+ 55.Kxd7 Bf4 56.c5 1-0

FDV-55
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3

Prins-Rellstab
Travemunde, 1951
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Nd4 12.Nh3 h6 13.c3 Bb7 14.Qxb7 Nxb7 15.cxd4 Qh4 16.O-O Bd6 17.Nf4
(unclear)

FDV-60
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7

Ivanov-Khavsky
Leningrad, 1967
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nh3 f4
(12…h6 13.Qf3 g5 14.Qh5 Bg7) 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.c3 N4f5 16.O-O Nh4 17.d4 h5 18.Qg5 Bxg2 19.Qxe7+ Bxe7 20.dxe5 Bxh3 21.exd6 Nf3+ 22.Kh1 Bxd6 23.Rd1 Re8 24.Bd5 Ng5 25.b4 Bg4 26.f3 Nxf3 27.Rf1 Bh3 28.Bxf4 Bxf1 29.Bxd6 Re1 30.Rxe1 Nxe1 31.Bg3 Nd3 32.Bf7 g5 33.Bxh5 Nf4 34.Bg4 Ne2 35.Be1 b5 36.Bd2 Ke8 37.a3 d5 38.Bxe2 Bxe2 39.Bxg5 Kf7 40.Kg2 Kg6 41.Kf2 Bd1 42.h4 d4 43.cxd4 Kf5 44.Ke3 Bh5 45.Be7 a6 46.d5 1-0

Delacroix-Palffy
corres., 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nh3 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.c3 N4f5 16.O-O Nh4 17.f3 Bg7 18.Nf2 h5 19.Qh3 g5 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.dxe4 g4 22.fxg4 Bxe4 23.Rf2 hxg4 24.Qxg4 Rh6 25.Bxf4 exf4 26.Re1 Nf5 27.Rxf4 Qc5+ 28.Kh1 Bd3 29.Rxf5 Qxf5 30.Qxg7 Rf6 31.Qe7+ Kc8 32.Qe3 Be4 33.Kg1 d5 34.Bd1 Rg6 35.g3 1-0

Swallow-De Coverly
Leeds, 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nf3 f4 13.c3 Bxa8 14.O-O Bb7 15.Re1 Bg7 16.Bxf4 Nd4 17.Qxd4 Bxf3 18.gxf3 exf4 19.Qd5 Qf6 20.Qa8+ Nc8 21.Bd5 Qd6 22.Re4 g5 23.Rae1 Bf6 24.Bb7 Qc7 1-0

Zama-Vivo
Bologna, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nf3 Nd4 13.Bg5 Nxf3+ 14.gxf3 Qxg5 15.Qxe5 Qe7 16.d4 Bxa8 17.O-O Bxf3 18.Qf4 Qe4 19.Qg3 Qg4 20.Rfe1 Qxg3+ 21.hxg3 Bh6 22.c3 Ne4 23.Bd5 Bd2 24.Bxe4 fxe4 25.Reb1 h5 0-1

Orosz-Liedl
Budapest, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Qf3 Nd4 13.Qh3 e4 14.Be3 Bg7 15.dxe4 Nxe4 16.O-O-O Nxb3+ 17.axb3 Qe5 18.Bd4 Qa5 19.Kb1 Bxd4 20.Qd3 Qb4 21.Nh3 Nf6 22.Ng5 Bc5 23.Nf7+ Ke7 24.Nxh8 Bxa8 25.Rhe1+ Kf8 26.Qg3 Be4 27.f3 Bd5 28.Qe5 Be7 29.c3 Qc5 30.b4 Qd6 31.Qxd6 Bxd6 32.Rxd5 Nxd5 33.Rd1 Bxh2 34.Rxd5 d6 35.c4 Kg7 36.c5 bxc5 37.bxc5 dxc5 38.Rd8 h5 39.Ra8 g5 40.Kc2 g4 41.Kd3 h4 42.fxg4 fxg4 43.Rxa7+ Kxh8 44.Ra4 Be5 45.b3 Bd4 46.Ra2 g3 47.Ke4 Kg7 48.Kf4 Bf2 49.Kg4 Kf6 50.Re2 Kg6 51.Re6+ Kf7 52.Ra6 Bd4 53.Kxh4 Be5 54.Rc6 1-0

McLaughlin-Andrew
corres.
BCCA, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nf3 f4 13.O-O Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 exd4 16.Bxf4 Qf6 17.Bd2 Qf5 18.Bf3 g5 19.c4 dxc3 20.Bxc3 Rg8 21.a4 g4 22.Bd1 Nf7 23.a5 b5 24.a6 Bd6 25.Bb3 b4 26.Bd4 Bxh2+ 27.Kxh2 Qf4+ 28.Kg1 Qxd4 29.Bxf7 Rf8 30.Rae1 Rxf7 31.Re4 Qxb2 32.Rxg4 Rf8 33.Rc4 Rf6 34.Nc7 Rc6 0-1

Hawelko-Czerwonski
Lublin, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Qf3 Nd4 13.Qh3 f4 14.c3 N4f5 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.Bd2 h5 17.O-O-O g5 18.f3 Qg7 19.g4 hxg4 20.Qxg4 Nh4 21.Rf1 Kc7 22.Nh3 Be7 23.Rhg1 Nf7 24.d4 Bf6 25.Bxf7 Qxf7 26.dxe5 Qxa2 27.exf6 Qa1+ 28.Kc2 Qa4+ 29.Kc1 Qa1+ 30.Kc2 Qa4+ 31.Kb1 Nxf3 32.Bxf4+ Kc8 33.Nf2 gxf4 34.Qf5 Rxh2 35.Rg8+ Kc7 36.Qc2 Be4 37.Qxe4 Nd2+ 38.Kc1 Nxe4 39.f7 Qa1+ 40.Kc2 Qxf1 41.f8=Q Rxf2+ 42.Kb3 Nc5+ 0-1

Tepper-Almeida
corres., 1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.h4 Nb4 14.Qxb7 Nxb7 15.Bg5 Nc5 16.Bxe7+ Bxe7 17.O-O-O Nxb3+ 18.axb3 Bc5 19.Nh3 d5 20.c3 Nc6 21.Ng5 Ke7 22.d4 exd4 23.b4 Bd6 24.Rhe1+ Kd7 25.b5 Na7 26.Rxd4 Nxb5 27.Rxd5 Kc6 28.c4 Bf4+ 29.Kc2 Nd6 30.Re6 Rd8 31.Nxh7 Rh8 32.g3 Rxh7 33.gxf4 Rd7 34.Rxg6 1-0

FDV-66
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4

Adams-Jackson
Ventnor City, 1943
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 Kc8 13.Bg5 Qg7 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 f4 16.h5 h6 17.hxg6 Qxg6 18.Qh5 Qxh5 19.Rxh5 Bg7 20.Be7 N6f5 21.Bb4 Bxg2 22.c3 Bf8 23.Bxf8 Nxb3 24.axb3 Rxf8 25.f3 Kb7 26.Kf2 Ne3 27.Nc7 Kxc7 28.Rxa7+ Kc6 29.Rxh6+ d6 30.Rhh7 Rg8 31.Rhg7 Rxg7 32.Rxg7 Bf1 33.Ne2 Bh3 34.Ke1 Be6 35.b4 Bd5 36.Ng1 Be6 37.Re7 Bf5 38.Kd2 Nf1+ 39.Ke1 Bxd3 40.Nh3 Ne3 41.Nf2 Bf5 42.Ke2 Bc8 43.Ra7 Be6 44.Ne4 Bc4+ 45.Ke1 Ng2+ 46.Kd2 Nh4 47.Ng5 Bd5 48.Ke2 Bc4+ 49.Kf2 Nf5 50.Ne4 Ne3 51.Ke1 Ng2+ 52.Kd1 Nh4 53.Nd2 Bd3 54.b3 d5 55.c4 Nf5 56.cxd5+ Kxd5 57.Rd7+ Nd6 58.Nc4 Bxc4 59.bxc4+ Kc6 60.Rxd6+ Kxd6 61.Ke2 Kc6 62.Kd2 Kd7 63.Kd3 Ke7 64.Ke4 Ke6 65.c5 bxc5 66.bxc5 Kf6 67.Kd5 Kf5 68.c6 e4 69.fxe4+ Kg5 70.c7 1-0

Mosionzhik-Karacharova
Baku, 1964
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 Bg7 13.Bg5 Bf6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Qf3 Nd4 16.Qh3 Bxa8 17.O-O-O e4 18.dxe4 Nxe4 19.Qe3 Nxb3+ 20.axb3 Re8 21.Nf3 Nc5 22.Qf4 Kc8 23.Rhe1 Ne4 24.Ng5 Re7 25.f3 Nc5 26.Nxh7 Rxh7 27.Re8+ Kb7 28.Rb8+ Ka6 29.Qc4+ Ka5 30.b4+ Ka4 31.bxc5+ Ka5 32.Rxa8 d5 33.Rxd5 b5 34.Qa2+ 1-0

M. Keller-Kenez
corres.
ICCF, 1968
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 Kc8 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qh3 Bg7 15.Bg5 Qf8 16.Nxb6+ axb6 17.Be3 Kc7 18.Bxd4 exd4 19.O-O-O Qa8 20.Nf3 Bd5 21.Kb1 Qa5 22.Qg3 Ra8 23.a3 Qc5 24.Nd2 Kb7 25.Bxd5+ Qxd5 26.Qf3 Kc6 27.Rde1 Bf6 28.Re2 b5 29.g3 b4 30.Qxd5+ Kxd5 31.Nc4 Nxc4 32.dxc4+ Kxc4 33.axb4 Kxb4 34.Rd1 Kc5 35.Rd3 h6 36.h5 f4 37.hxg6 Rg8 38.gxf4 Rxg6 39.Rg3 1-0

Piwowarow-Klompus
corres., 1970
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 Ne7 13.Bg5 Nxd5 14.Bxf6+ Nxf6 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.f3 Bh6 0-1

Howlett-Homan
LERA Open
California, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 Bg7 13.Bg5 Bf6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg3 Bxa8 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Qg5 Qxg5 18.hxg5 Bxg2 19.Rh2 Bf3 20.c3 Nxb3 21.axb3 Bc6 22.Rxa7 e4 23.d4 f4 24.Ne2 f3 25.Ng3 b5 26.Kd2 Nf7 27.c4 bxc4 28.bxc4 1-0

FDV-70
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6

Cherepkov-Korelov
Leningrad, 1964
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3
(14.Qh3!?) 14…Bxa8 15.c3 f4 16.Qxg6 Nxb3 17.axb3 Bd5 18.Rh2 Rg8 19.Qh5 Bxg2 20.Rxg2 +/- Rxg2 21.Kf1 Rg8 22.Rxa7 Nc8 23.Rb7 Qg7 24.Nf3 e4 25.dxe4 Bc5 26.Ke2 Qg2 27.Bd2 Bxf2 28.Kd1 Be3 29.Kc2 Rg7 30.Qf5 Nd6 31.Qf8+ Ne8 32.Rb8+ Kc7 33.Rxe8 Qxf3 34.Qxg7 Bc5 35.Qe5+ 1-0

Zuckmann-Schulz
corres. 1969
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg3 f4 16.Qxg6 Rh7 17.c3 Rg7 18.Qh5 Bxg2 19.Rh2 Bc6 20.cxd4 Rxg1+ 21.Kd2 Nb5 22.Qxe5 Qb4+ 23.Kc2 Nxd4+ 24.Kb1 Bd6 25.a3 Bxe5 26.axb4 Nxb3 0-1

Cipev- Ľubomír Ftáčnik
Czechoslovakia Team Ch. 1973
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 Bxa8 15.Bd2 e4 16.O-O-O Bg7 17.Bf4 N6b5 18.Bg5 1-0

Harding-Taylor
corres. 1974
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 f4 15.Qxg6 N4f5
(15…Rh7 16.c3!) 16.Nxb6 axb6 17.Bd2 +/-

Carleton-Moore
corres.
BPFC 1976
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 f4 15.Qxg6 Rh7 16.c3 Rg7 17.Qh5 Bxg2 18.Rh2 Bxa8 19.cxd4 Rxg1+ 20.Kd2 Nb5 21.Qxe5 Qb4+ 22.Kc2 Bd6 23.Qh8+ Kc7 24.Qxa8 f3 25.Rh3 Nxd4+ 26.Kb1 Rxc1+ 27.Kxc1 Qe1+ 28.Bd1 Bf4+ 29.Kb1 Qxd1mate 0-1

Hengeveld-den Heyer
corres. 1976
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Ba4 Nd4 0-1

Mercuri-Renna
New York 1978
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 f4 15.Qxg6 Rh7 16.Rh2 Rg7 17.Qh5 Bxg2 18.Bd2 Nf3+ 19.Nxf3 Bxf3 20.Qxf3 Rg1+ 21.Ke2 Rxa1 22.Bb4 Qg7 23.Rg2 Nf5 24.c3 Nd4+ 25.cxd4 Bxb4 26.Bd1 Qh8 27.Nxb6 e4 28.Qxf4 exd3+ 29.Kf3 d6 30.Qf7 axb6 31.Rg8+ Qxg8 32.Qxg8+ Ke7 33.Qg7+ Kd8 34.Ba4 1-0

Burke-Clarke
corres.
Great Britain 1980
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 f4 15.Qxg6 Rh7 16.Qh5 Bxg2 17.c3 e4 18.cxd4 exd3+ 19.Qe5 Bxh1 20.Qxe7+ Rxe7+ 21.Kf1 f3 22.Be3 Bg2+ 23.Ke1 Rxe3+ 24.fxe3 Ne4 25.Nxf3 Bb4+ 26.Kd1 Bxf3+ 27.Kc1 Bd2+ 28.Kb1 Bxe3 29.a3 Nd2+ 30.Ka2 Nxb3 31.Kxb3 d2 0-1

Fiorito-Gershberg
corres.
Netherlands 1980
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 f4 15.Qxg6 Rh7 16.Rh2 Rg7 17.Qh5 e4 18.Bxf4 exd3+ 19.Qe5 dxc2 20.Ne2 Nxe2 21.Qxe2 Nf5 22.Bc7+ Ke8 23.Be5 Bf3 24.Nc7+ Kd8 25.Ne6+ Qxe6 26.Bxe6 Bxe2 27.Bxf5 1-0

Fiorito-Booij
corres.
Netherlands Ch. 1982
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Bg7 14.Qg3 e4 15.d4 Bxd4 16.Bf4 e3 17.f3 Bxb2 18.Bxd6 Qf6 19.Rd1 Qc3+ 20.Kf1 Ba6+ 21.Ne2 Nd4 22.Rxd4 Qxd4 23.c4 Bxc4 24.Bxc4 1-0

Stippekohl-Gerigk, 1983
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Bg7 14.Qg3 Qf6 15.Bd2 Nd4 16.O-O-O Bxa8 17.Bc3 f4 18.Qg4 f3 19.Bxd4 fxg2 20.Rh2 h5 21.Qh3 exd4 22.Rxg2 Nf5 23.Rh2 Re8 24.Nf3 Bh6+ 25.Kb1 Re2 26.Ng5 Kc8 27.Ne4 Qe5 28.a3 Qc7 29.Ng3 Nxg3 30.fxg3 Re3 31.Rg1 Bf3 32.Rf2 b5 33.Qf1 Qb7 34.Bf7 b4 35.axb4 Bf8 36.c3 Rxd3 37.Bxg6 Re3 38.Qc4+ Qc6 39.Qxd4 Qxg6+ 40.Ka2 Qa6+ 41.Kb3 Qe6+ 42.Kc2 Be4+ 43.Kd2 Bh6 44.Rf4 Bxf4 45.gxf4 Rd3+ 46.Qxd3 Bxd3 47.Kxd3 Qh3+ 0-1

Company-Gea
corres., 1984
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 e4 15.Be3 exd3 16.cxd3 Bg7 17.O-O-O Qf6 18.Bxd4 Qxd4 19.Rd2 Be5 20.Qe3 Bxg2 21.Rh3 Bxa8 22.Qxd4 Bxd4 23.Ne2 Bf6 24.f4 Nc8 25.d4 d5 26.Ng1 Re8 27.Rg3 Nd6 28.Rxg6 Ne4 29.Nf3 Nxd2 30.Kxd2 Be7 31.a3 h5 32.Bc2 Bb7 33.Rh6 b5 34.Rxh5 b4 35.Rxf5 bxa3 36.bxa3 Bxa3 37.Re5 Rf8 38.Ng5 Kd7 39.Ba4+ Kd6 40.Ne6 Rf6 41.Ng7 Bc6 42.Bxc6 Kxc6 43.f5 Bd6 44.Re6 Rxe6 45.fxe6 Bf4+ 46.Kd3 Kd6 47.h5 Bg5 48.h6 Bf6 49.Kc3 a5 50.Kb3 Bxd4 51.Nf5+ Kxe6 52.Nxd4+ Kf6 53.Ka4 Kg6 54.Nf5 1-0

Skeels-Vasiliev
corres., 1987
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 f4 15.Qxg6 Rh7 16.Rh2 Rg7 17.Qh5 Bxg2 18.Bd2 Bxa8 19.O-O-O Ne8 20.Re1 Nf6 21.Qd1 Ng4 22.Bxf4 exf4 23.Rxe7 Bxe7 24.Nh3 Bf3 25.Qd2 Ne2+ 26.Kb1 Nxh2 27.Bd5 Bd6 28.Bxf3 Nxf3 29.Qd1 Nfg1 30.c3 f3 31.Qa4 Nxh3 32.Qxa7 Bc7 33.Qa8+ Ke7 34.Qe4+ Kf6 35.Qb7 d6 36.Qc8 Nhf4 37.Qf8+ Kg6 38.Qe8+ Rf7 39.Qg8+ Kf6 40.Qh8+ Ke7 41.Qxh6 Ne6 42.Qe3 d5 43.d4 Bg3 44.h5 Bh4 0-1

Simmelink-Engbersen
corres., 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bg7 16.Be3 g5 17.O-O-O g4 18.Qh2 Rf8 19.c3 f4 20.cxd4 fxe3 21.fxe3 exd4 22.e4 h5 23.Ne2 Rf2 24.Rhe1 Be5 25.Qh1 Nxe4 26.dxe4 Qc5+ 27.Kb1 Bxe4+ 0-1

M. Becker-Feher
Szekszard Open, 1989
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 e4 15.dxe4 Bxe4 16.Be3 Bxa8 17.O-O-O Nxb3+ 18.axb3 Kc8 19.Nf3 Ne4 20.Qe5 Rg8 21.Qb5 d5 22.Rxd5 Nd6 23.Rxd6 1-0

Kalivoda-Jerabek
Czechoslovakia Ch., 1989
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg3 Qf6 15.f4 e4 16.c3 Ne6 17.d4 Bxa8 18.Be3 Rh7 19.O-O-O Nb5 20.d5 Nc5 21.Bc4 Nc7 22.h5 gxh5 23.Qh4 Qxh4 24.Rxh4 b5 25.d6 bxc4 26.Bxc5 Ne6 27.Be3 Rg7 28.Rxh5 Rg3 29.Bxa7 Rd3 30.Rxd3 cxd3 31.Rxf5 Bxd6 32.Be3 Ke7 33.Nh3 Ng7 34.Ra5 Bc6 35.Kd2 Bc7 36.Rc5 Bd6 37.Rxc6 dxc6 38.Nf2 Nh5 39.Nxe4 1-0

GM Shabalov-Parker
Lloyds Bank
London 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Bg7 15.Qh3 e4 16.Ne2 exd3 17.cxd3 Re8 18.Bd1 f4 19.Bxf4 Nf5 20.O-O Nxh4 21.Nc3 Nd4 22.Ne4 Bxe4 23.dxe4 g5 24.Bg3 Qxe4 25.Rc1 Re6 26.Bg4 Nhf5 27.Bc7+ Ke7 28.Bxb6 h5 29.Bxh5 Qf4 30.Qa3+ Nd6 31.Rce1 Be5 32.g3 Qd2 33.Qa8 1-0

Cherevatenko-Nurkiewicz
Polanica Zdroj, 1995
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Qf3 Bg7 14.Qg3 e4 15.d4 Bxd4 16.Ne2 e3 17.Bxe3 Bxb2 18.Nxb6 Bxa1 19.Nd5 Qf8 20.c3 f4 21.Bxf4 Nf5 22.Qd3 Qa3 23.O-O Ba6 24.Bc4 Bxc4 25.Qxc4 Qb2 26.Nf6 1-0

Laesson-Starr
Woman’s Ol.
Yerevan, 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 h6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 e4 16.Be3 exd3 17.O-O-O Nxb3+ 18.cxb3 Ba6 19.Bxb6+ Kc8 20.Rxd3 Kb8 21.Bd4 Rg8 22.Bc5 Qe4 23.Re3 Qc6 24.Rc3 Ne4 25.Bxf8 Qd5 26.Bxh6 g5 27.Qe3 f4 28.Qe1 Re8 29.Rc2 Bd3 30.Qb4+ Ka8 31.Rc7 Ba6 32.Nf3 Nxf2 33.Qd4 Qxd4 34.Nxd4 Nxh1 35.Bxg5 d5 36.Rd7 Re4 37.Rxd5 Ng3 38.Rd8+ Kb7 39.b4 Rxd4 40.Rxd4 Ne2+ 41.Kd2 Nxd4 42.Bxf4 Bf1 43.g3 Bh3 44.h5 Ne6 45.Ke3 Bg4 46.h6 Nf8 47.Bd6 Nh7 48.Kf4 Be6 49.b3 Kc6 50.Ke5 Bg4 51.Bc5 Bh3 52.Be3 Bf1 53.Ke6 Bd3 54.Kf7 1-0

FDV-80
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4

Hardman-Dunkle
corres., 1983
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bg7 14.c3 e4 15.Qe2 Ne5 16.d4 Nd3+ 17.Kd1 Bxa8 18.Bc2 Nxc1 19.Rxc1 Bb7 20.Bb3 Nf5 21.Rh2 Qd6 22.Rh3 Re8 23.Kc2 f3 24.Qf1 Nxd4+ 25.Kb1 e3 26.fxe3 Be4+ 27.Ka1 Nxb3+ 28.axb3 Re5 29.b4 b5 30.b3 Qxb4 31.Kb2 Rc5 32.Rxf3 Rxc3 0-1

Blosze-Johnsen
Gausdal, 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 h5 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Bh6 17.Nf3 Nxf3 18.gxf3 Nf5 19.Bc3 Bg7 20.Rde1 Qc5 21.Qg2 Rh6 22.Bf7 Qf8 23.Bxg6 Ne7 24.Be4 d5 25.Bxd5 Bxd5 26.Bxe5 Rg6 27.Bxg7 Qxg7 28.Qh3 Qd4 29.Re2 Rc6 30.Rhe1 Rc7 31.Qg2 Qxd3 32.Qg7 Qf5 33.Qh8+ Bg8 34.Rd2+ Kc8 35.Rxe7 Rxe7 36.Qxg8+ Kb7 37.Qd5+ Qxd5 38.Rxd5 Re1+ 39.Kd2 Rf1 40.Ke2 Rc1 41.Kd2 Rf1 42.Ke2 Rc1 43.Kd3 Rf1 44.Rxh5 Rxf2 45.Rf5 Rxf3+ 46.Ke2 Re3+ 47.Kf2 Rh3 48.Rxf4 Rh2+ 49.Kg3 Rxc2 50.Rf2 Rc1 51.Rh2 Rg1+ 52.Kf3 Rf1+ 53.Ke3 Re1+ 54.Kd2 Re6 55.h5 Rh6 56.Ke3 Kc6 57.Kf4 Kd6 58.Kg5 Rh8 59.Kg6 Rg8+ 60.Kf7 Rg1 61.h6 Rf1+ 62.Kg6 Rg1+ 63.Kh5 1-0

FDV-90
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7
12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6

Nielsen-Enevoldsen
Copenhagen, 1945
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 h5 15.c3 Nd4 16.Qh3 Nxb3 17.axb3 Nf5 18.Nf3 e4 19.O-O exf3 20.Bxf4 Qxh4 21.Qxh4+ Nxh4 22.Rfe1 Bh6 23.Be5 Rf8 24.Bd6 fxg2 25.Be7+ Kc8 26.Bxh4 Bf4 27.Ra4 g5 28.Bg3 Bxg3 29.fxg3 Rf3 30.Re8+ Kc7 31.Rc4+ Bc6 32.Kxg2 Rxd3+ 33.Rxc6+ dxc6 34.Re5 Rd2+ 35.Kf3 Rxb2 36.b4 g4+ 37.Ke4 Re2+ 0-1

FDV-100
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4

Nielsen-Boettger
corres., 1958
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 h6 16.Ne2 N6f5 17.Nc3 e4 18.dxe4 Bxe4 19.O-O Bc6 20.Bd2 Qxh4 21.Qxh4+ Nxh4 22.Bd5 Bxd5 23.Nxd5 Nhf3+ 24.gxf3 Nxf3+ 25.Kg2 Nxd2 26.Rh1 f3+ 27.Kg3 Bg7 28.Rae1 h5 29.b3 Rf8 30.Re5 d6 31.Re6 Kd7 32.Rhe1 b5 33.Rxg6 Kc6 34.Nb4+ Kc5 35.c3 Bf6 36.Re6 h4+ 37.Kh3 Bxc3 38.Nd3+ Kd5 39.Rxd6+ Ke4 40.Rge6+ Kf5 41.Nc5 1-0

Honfi-Kallinger
corres., 1960
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bh6 16.Ne2 Re8 17.Bd2 N6f5 18.Nc3 d5 19.O-O-O b5 20.g4 Nxb3+ 21.axb3 Nd4 22.g5 Bc8 23.Qf1 Bf8 24.Nxd5 Qa7 25.Bc3 Nf3 26.Kb1 Re6 27.Bb4 Ra6 28.c3 Be6 29.Bxf8 Bxd5 30.Ba3 b4 31.cxb4 Qc7 32.b5 Ra5 33.Qe2 Nd4 34.Qd2 Rxb5 35.Qc3 Qxc3 36.bxc3 Bxb3 37.Bb2 Bc2+ 38.Kc1 Bxd1 39.Rxd1 Nf3 40.Rh1 Kd7 41.c4 Rb7 42.Bc3 1/2-1/2

Nielsen-Brazda
corres., 1961
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bh6 16.Ne2 Nxe2 17.Kxe2 e4 18.Re1 Re8 19.Bd2 exd3+ 20.Kf1 Ne4 21.Kg1 Nxf2 22.Kxf2 Qc5+ 23.Kf1 Re2 24.Rxe2 dxe2+ 25.Kxe2 f3+ 26.gxf3 Qe5+ 27.Kf1 Bxd2 28.Rd1 Qd4 29.Qg2 Ba6+ 30.c4 Bxc4+ 31.Bxc4 Qxc4+ 32.Qe2 Qxe2+ 33.Kxe2 Bf4 34.Rd4 Be5 35.Rb4 Kc7 36.Kd3 d5 37.h5 g5 38.b3 h6 39.Rg4 Kc6 40.Rg2 1-0

Nielsen-Weiss
corres., 1961
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bh6 16.Ne2 Nxe2 17.Kxe2 f3+ 18.gxf3 Bxc1 19.Raxc1 Rf8 20.Rhg1 Rf4 21.Rce1 Nf5 22.Kd1 Nxh4 23.Re3 Nxf3 24.Rg3 Nd4 25.Qh2 Nf5 26.Re1 Nh4 27.c3 Bf3+ 28.Rxf3 Nxf3 29.Qxf4 exf4 30.Rxe7 Kxe7 31.Bd5 Ng5 32.a4 Kd6 33.Bh1 h5 34.b4 Ne6 35.Be4 g5 36.Bg6 Ng7 37.f3 Kc6 38.Ke2 d6 39.Kf2 Kc7 40.c4 Kb8 41.d4 Kc7 42.d5 Kb7 43.Ke2 Kc7 44.Kd2 Kb7 45.Kd3 Kc7 46.a5 bxa5 47.bxa5 Kb7 48.c5 dxc5 49.d6 Kc6 50.a6 Ne6 51.Bxh5 Kxd6 52.a7 Nc7 53.Bg6 Ke5 54.Kc4 1-0

Rossetto-Szmetan
Argentina Ch.
Buenos Aires, 1972
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg4 N6f5 16.Bd2 Qf6 17.c3 h5 18.Qh3 Nxb3 19.axb3 Qc6 20.Nf3 d6 21.Ng5 Kc7 22.Qf3 Qd7 23.Ra7 Kb8 24.Rxb7+ Qxb7 25.Qxb7+ Kxb7 26.Nf3 Be7 27.Kd1 Bf6 28.Kc2 Kc6 29.Be1 Ra8 30.Kb1 Re8 31.Kc2 Ra8 32.Bd2 Re8 33.Rh3 Ra8 34.g3 fxg3 35.fxg3 d5 36.Ng1 e4 37.dxe4 dxe4 38.Ne2 e3 39.Bc1 Re8 40.Rh1 Be5 41.Rg1 Bc7 42.Kd3 Rd8+ 43.Nd4+ Nxd4 44.cxd4 e2 45.Bd2 Be5 46.Bc3 e1=Q 47.Rxe1 Bxg3 48.Re4 Kd5 49.Be1 Bd6 50.Re3 Rg8 51.Bg3 g5 52.Bxd6 Kxd6 53.Re5 gxh4 54.Rxh5 Rg3+ 55.Kc4 h3 56.Rh6+ Kc7 57.b4 Rg2 58.Rh7+ Kb8 59.Rxh3 Rxb2 60.Kb5 Kc7 61.Rh6 Rd2 62.Rc6+ Kd7 63.Rc4 Kd6 64.Kxb6 Kd5 65.Rc8 Rb2 66.b5 Kxd4 67.Rc5 Rh2 68.Rg5 Kc4 69.Ka6 Ra2+ 70.Kb7 Ra5 71.Kc6 Kd4 72.Rg4+ Ke5 73.b6 1-0

Karsten-Kluver
Hjorring, 1976
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg4 Bg7 16.Nf3 Nxf3+ 17.gxf3 Re8 18.Bd2 e4 19.fxe4 Nxe4 20.Qe2 f3 21.Qe3 Bh6 22.Qxb6+ Kc8 23.O-O-O Nxd2 24.Rxd2 Qe1+ 25.Rxe1 Rxe1mate 0-1

Bodrogi-Miroshnichenko
Zuglo Hotel Open
Budapest, 1999
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Qf3 Nd4 15.Qg4 Bg7 16.c3 Nxb3 17.axb3 h5 18.Qh3 Rf8 19.Bd2 e4 20.O-O-O Qf7 21.c4 Kc7 22.Ne2 f3 23.gxf3 exd3 24.Bf4 Qf6 25.Rxd3 Qxb2+ 26.Kd1 Be5 27.Bxe5 Qxe5 28.Qg3 Qa1+ 29.Nc1 Qf6 30.Rh3 Re8 31.Rh1 Re5 32.Re1 Rf5 33.Ree3 g5 34.hxg5 Rxg5 35.Qh2 Rf5 36.Ke2 Bc6 37.Na2 Rf4 38.Nc3 h4 39.Nd5+ Bxd5 40.Rxd5 Kc8 41.Red3 Nf7 42.Qh3 Ne5 43.Rxd7 Ng4 44.Rd8+ Kb7 45.R3d7+ 1-0

FDV-110
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7
12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6

Sibbett-Lester
USCCC, 1972
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Nh3 e4 15.dxe4 Nd4 16.Qg4 Qxe4+ 17.Kd1 Nc4 18.Re1 Qd5 19.Nc7 Kxc7 20.Bxf4+ Kc8 21.Kc1 Bg7 22.Rd1 h5 23.Bxc4 Qxc4 24.Qxg6 Be4 25.Qxe4 Ne2+ 26.Qxe2 Qxe2 27.g3 Qb5 28.Rb1 Re8 29.Be3 d5 30.Nf4 d4 31.Bd2 Kb7 32.Nd3 Rc8 33.Bf4 Qc4 34.Rd2 Qxa2 35.Re2 Qc4 36.Kd1 Bf8 37.Rc1 Qc6 38.Kd2 1/2-1/2

O.S. Larsen-Svendsen
corres.
Denmark, 1974
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 e4 15.Bxf4 exd3+ 16.Kf1 Bxf4 17.Qxf4 Rf8 18.Qg3 Ne4 19.Qc7+ Ke8 20.Nf3 Qc5 21.Kg1 Qxf2+ 22.Kh2 Rxf3 23.Rhf1 Qxh4+ 24.Kg1 Rxf1+ 25.Rxf1 Ng3 26.Rf7 Ne2+ 27.Kf1 Qh1+ 28.Kf2 Qg1+ 29.Kf3 Ne5mate 0-1

Hansen-Nunn
Student Ol.
Teesside, 1974
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 e4 15.Bxf4 exd3+ 16.Kf1 Bxf4 17.Qxf4 Rf8 18.Qg3 Ne4 19.Qc7+ Ke8 20.Nh3 Nxf2 21.Nxf2 Qe2+ 22.Kg1 Qxf2+ 23.Kh2 Qxh4+ 24.Kg1 Qd4+ 25.Kh2 Ne5 -+ 26.Rhf1 Ng4+ 27.Kg3 Qe3+ 28.Kxg4 h5+ 29.Kh4 g5+ 30.Kxh5 Rh8+ 31.Kg6 Be4+ 32.Rf5 Bxf5+ 33.Kxf5 Rf8+ 34.Kg6 Qe4+ 35.Kg7 Qe7+ 36.Kg6 Qf6+ 37.Kh5 Qh8+ 38.Kg4 Qh4mate 0-1

Wijnand-Spierings
IBM Open
Amsterdam, 1977
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qh3 e4 15.d4 Nxd4 16.Bd2 Nf3+ 17.gxf3 exf3+ 18.Be6 Ne4 19.O-O-O Nxf2 20.Bb4 Qxb4 21.Rxd7+ Ke8 22.Nc7+ Kf8 23.Rf7+ Kg8 24.Qf1 Qd4 25.Rd7+ Kf8 26.Rxd4 1-0

Skeels-Vehre, 1978
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 e4 15.Nh3 exd3+ 16.Kf1 d2 17.Bxd2 Ba6+ 18.Kg1 Be2 19.Re1 Bxg4 20.Rxe7 Nxe7 21.Nxf4 Be2 22.Bc3 Bxf4 23.Bxh8 Ne4 24.Bd4 Nf5 25.Bxb6+ axb6 26.Nxb6 Bd2 27.Bd5 Nfd6 28.Rh3 Be1 29.Bxe4 Nxe4 30.Nd5 Bxf2+ 31.Kh2 Bc4 32.Nc3 Nxc3 33.Rxc3 Be6 34.b3 Bxh4 35.a4 Be1 36.Re3 Bd2 37.Re2 Bb4 38.Kg3 g5 39.Kf3 h5 40.Re5 g4+ 41.Kf2 h4 42.Rh5 h3 43.g3 d5 44.Kg1 Kd7 45.Kh2 Kd6 46.Rh8 Bf5 47.Rd8+ Ke5 48.Re8+ Kf6 49.Rd8 Ke5 1/2-1/2

F. Ryan-Mitchell
corres.
Great Britain, 1979
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Nxb6 axb6 15.Nh3 Qxh4 16.g3 Qe7 17.O-O Nd4 18.Qg4 Nf3+ 19.Kg2 Nf5 20.Ng1 Nd2+ 21.f3 Ne3+ 0-1

Wibe-Bryson
corres., 1984/5
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4? e4!
(with the idea of 14…Nd4 15.Nh3 +/-; 14.Ne2 – Harding) 15.Bxf4 exd3+ 16.Kf1 Bxf4 17.Qxf4 Rf8 18.Qg3 Ne4 19.Qc7+ Ke8 20.Nf3 (20.Qxb7? Nd2#) 20…Qc5 -+ 21.Kg1 Rxf3 22.Kh2 Qh5 23.Rhf1 Nd4 24.Rae1 d2 (with the idea of dxe1=Q) 0-1

Ludigk-Doudon
corres.
France, 1985
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Nxb6 axb6 15.Nh3 Qxh4 16.g3 Qf6 17.Qg4 Nd4 18.O-O Bf3 0-1

Boer-Gouw
corres. 1985
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 e4 15.Nh3 Ne5 16.Qd1 e3 17.d4 exf2+ 18.Nxf2 Ba6 19.c4 Nf3+ 20.Kf1 Nxc4 21.Nd3 Ne3+ 22.Bxe3 Qxe3 23.gxf3 Bxd3+ 24.Kg2 Be2 25.Qg1 Qxf3+ 26.Kh2 Qh5 27.Qf2 Rf8 0-1

Marfia-Vandenburg
corres.
US National Team Ch., 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd5 Nd4 15.Bxb7 Nxf3+ 16.Bxf3 Nf5 17.c3 Nxh4 18.Be4 Bg5 19.Bd2 Nf5 20.Nf3 Bf6 21.O-O-O Qc5 22.Kb1 d5 23.Bxf5 gxf5 24.d4 exd4 25.cxd4 Qc8 26.Rh6 Ke7 27.Rc1 Qxa8 28.Bb4+ Kd7 29.Rxf6 1-0

Pupols-Edwards
NWC, May 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Ne2 Rf8 16.Bd2 e4 17.O-O-O e3 18.fxe3 fxe3 19.Bc3 Rf2 20.Rde1 Ne5 21.Bxe5 Qxe5 22.Rhg1 Nf5 23.c3 Qh2 24.Qc4 Bxg2 25.Bd1 Bf3 26.d4 Nxh4 27.Qg8+ Kc7 28.Qxh7 Nf5 29.Ba4 Rxe2 30.Qxd7+ Kb8 31.Qe8+ Kb7 32.Rxe2 Qxg1+ 33.Kc2 Nxd4+ 34.cxd4 Bxe2 35.Qc6+ Ka6 36.Qc8+ Ka5 37.Qc3+ Kxa4 38.b3+ Ka3 39.Qb2+ Kb4 40.Qc3+ 1/2-1/2

Liiva-Svendsen
Oslo Jr. Ch., 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 e4 15.dxe4 Nd4 16.Qd3 Nxe4 17.O-O-O Nxb3+ 18.axb3 Bxa8 19.Nf3 Re8 20.Rhe1 Qf7 21.Qa6 Nxd2 22.Qxa7 Nxb3+ 23.cxb3 1-0

Wieringen-Simmelink
corres., 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Bxa8 21.Nxe2 Re8 22.Nf4 Qe5 23.Rf2 Qd4 24.Rff1 Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Qxf4+ 26.Qxf4 Bxf4+ 27.Kb1 Bxg2 28.Rhg1 Bh3 29.Ka2 Bf5 30.Ra1 Be3 31.Rgf1 Bd4 32.Rf4 Be5 33.Ra4 Nc8 34.Re1 d6 35.Rf1 d5 1/2-1/2

Marcinkevicius-Bobel
corres.
Lithuania, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Bxd2+ 21.Kxd2 Re8 22.Nxe2 Bxa8 23.Nf4 Qe3+ 24.Kd1 Nf5 25.Bd2 Qf2 26.h5 Nd4 27.hxg6 hxg6 28.Qg5+ Kc7 29.Qxg6 Bf3+ 30.Kc1 Rh8 31.Re1 Rh2 32.Qf7 Kc6 33.Nd5 Ne2+ 34.Kb1 Rxg2 35.Nb4+ 1-0

Hudoba-Podoba
Slovakia, 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qg4 Rf8 15.f3 Nf5 16.Bd2 Ng3 17.Rh3 Qc5 18.O-O-O Bc8 19.Qxg3 fxg3 20.Bxh6 d5 21.Bg5+ Ne7 22.d4 exd4 23.Rxg3 d3 24.Nh3 Bxh3 25.gxh3 Kd7 26.f4 dxc2 27.Re1 Nf5 28.Rc3 Qf2 29.Ba4+ 1-0

Walczak-Tomalak
corres., 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Bxd2+ 21.Kxd2 Re8 22.Nxe2 Qe3+ 23.Kd1 h5 24.Qg5+ Qxg5 25.hxg5 Bxg2 26.Rh2 Bxa8 27.Nf4 Bf3+ 28.Kd2 Rg8 29.Rf2 Bg4 30.Nd5 Bf5 31.Rf4 Be6 32.Nf6 Rh8 33.d4 Ke7 34.c4 Nf5 35.d5 Bf7 36.Ke2 d6 37.b4 h4 38.Kf1 h3 39.Kg1 h2+ 40.Kh1 b5 41.Rf3 bxc4 42.Ra3 Ra8 43.b5 Kd8 44.b6 a6 45.Rh3 Ke7 46.Ba5 Rb8 47.Kxh2 1-0

Marks-Eckert
corres., 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Re8 21.Nf3 Bxa8 22.Ng5 Nf5 23.Bf2 Bxg5 24.hxg5 e1=Q+ 25.Bxe1 Qxe1+ 26.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 27.Rd1 Ne3 28.Rxe1 Nxg4 29.Rh1 Ke8 30.Kd2 Bd5 31.c4 Be6 32.d4 Nf2 33.Rxh7 Ne4+ 34.Ke3 Nxg5 35.Rh8+ Ke7 36.d5 Bf5 37.Ra8 Kd6 38.Rxa7 Ke5 39.Rb7 Ne4 40.Rxb6 Nf6 41.Rxf6 Kxf6 42.Kd4 d6 43.b4 Ke7 44.b5 Kd7 45.b6 Kc8 46.b4 Kb7 47.c5 Bc8 48.Ke4 Ka6 49.cxd6 Kxb6 1/2-1/2

Liiva-Norri
corres.
Finland Team Tournament, 1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Bxd2+ 21.Kxd2 Re8 22.Qg5 Bxg2 23.Rh2 Bxa8 24.Nxe2 Nf5 25.Bf2 Rf8 26.Nd4 Nxd4 27.Bxd4 Bf3 28.Rf2 Qxg5+ 29.hxg5 Rf5 30.Ke3 1/2-1/2

Whyte-Sasata
IECG, 1997
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Bd2 Nd4 15.Qg4 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Bxa8 21.Nxe2 Re8 22.Nf4 Qe5 23.Rf2 Qd4 24.Kd1 Nf5 25.Rh3 Qxb2 26.Bd2 Qb1+ 27.Bc1 Nd4 28.h5 Bd5 29.Rd2 Bxb3 0-1

Hermlin-Luukkonen
Estonia, 1998
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Qd1 Nd4 15.c3 N4f5 16.Nf3 Re8 17.Qe2 Qf6 18.Kf1 Bxa8 19.Bd2 Bg7 20.Re1 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Nxh4 22.Qa8+ Ke7 23.Qxa7 Ndf5 24.Bxf4 Kf8 25.Bxe5 Qc6 26.Qa3+ 1-0

FDV-120
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4

Nielsen-Granberg
corres., 1979
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.Qg4 Nxe2 16.Kxe2 e4 17.dxe4 Nxe4 18.Be3 fxe3 19.f3 Ba6+ 20.Ke1 Qd6 21.Rd1 Qd2+ 22.Rxd2 exd2+ 23.Kd1 Nf2mate 0-1

Engbersen-Simmelink
corres., 1979
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.Qg4 Nxe2 16.Qxe2 Bxg2 17.Rh2 Bxa8 18.Bd2 Nf5 19.O-O-O Nxh4 20.Rxh4 1/2-1/2

Roberts-Grimsey
corres., 1985
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.Qg4 Nxe2 16.Kxe2 e4 17.Kd1 e3 18.Nxb6 axb6 19.fxe3 fxe3 20.Re1 Rf8 21.Ba4 b5 22.Bb3 Rf4 23.Rxe3 Rf1+ 24.Ke2 Bxe3 25.Bxe3 Rxa1 26.Kd2 Kc8 27.Qd4 Nf5 28.Qh8+ Kc7 29.Qc3+ Bc6 30.Qa5+ Kc8 31.Bf2 Rf1 32.Qa6+ Bb7 33.Qb6 Bxg2 34.Qa6+ Bb7 0-1

King-Marsick
corres., 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.Qh3 Nxe2 16.Kxe2 Bxa8 17.Bd2 Nf5 18.Rae1 f3+ 19.Kd1 Bxd2 20.Kxd2 fxg2 21.Rh2 Qb4+ 22.c3 Qf4+ 23.Ke2 g5 24.Rxg2 Nxh4 25.Rg3 Rf8 26.Kd1 Qxf2 27.Rge3 Rf3 28.Qg4 Rf5 29.Kc1 Bf3 30.Qg1 Qxg1 31.Rxg1 g4 32.Ree1 d5 33.Ref1 h5 34.Kd2 Ke7 35.Ke3 Kf6 36.Rf2 Kg5 37.a4 Rf4 38.Kd2 Rf5 0-1

Quakkelaar-Nielsen
corres.
European Team Ch., 2000
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Bh6 14.Ne2 Nd4 15.Qh3 Bxa8 16.Bd2 Nxe2 17.Kxe2 Nf5 18.Bc3 Rf8 19.Kf1 Ng3+ 20.Kg1 Nxh1 21.Kxh1 Rf5 22.Re1 Rh5 23.Kg1 Bg7 24.Ba4 a5 25.d4 Rxh4 26.Qd3 Bxg2 27.Kxg2 Qg5+ 28.Kf1 Qh5 0-1

FDV-130
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7
12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4

W. Adams-Lyman
Boston, 1946
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qh3 Bh6 15.Bd2 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.Bc3 exf2 18.Nf3 Ne2+ 19.Kb1 Nxc3+ 20.bxc3 Nb5 21.Kb2 Qa3+ 22.Ka1 Qa5 23.Ng5 Qxc3+ 24.Kb1 Re8 25.Qg4 Na3+ 26.Kc1 f3 0-1

Panzel-Holcomb
Ohio Congress, 1981
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qh3 e4 15.Bxf4 exd3+ 16.Qe3 Qxe3+ 17.Bxe3 Nxb3 18.axb3 Bxg2 19.Rh2 Bxa8 20.Rxa7 Be4 21.Bxb6+ Ke7 22.cxd3 Bxd3 23.Rh3 Bf5 24.Re3+ Kf7 25.Nf3 Nc8 26.Ng5+ Kg8 27.Rb7 Nxb6 28.Rxb6 Bc5 29.Rb8+ Kg7 30.Rxh8 Bxe3 31.Rxh7+ 1-0

Elliot-Sarapu
North Shore Ch., 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Bg7 16.O-O-O N6f5 17.Re1 Qc5 18.Nh3 Rf8 19.h5 gxh5 20.Qxh5 Bxg2 21.Qg5+ 1-0

Wibe-Oosterom
corres., 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Bg7 16.O-O-O Bf6 17.h5 g5 18.Bb4 a5 19.Bxd6 Qxd6 20.c3 Nxb3+ 21.axb3 Bd5 22.c4 Be6 23.Qe2 Qb4 24.Qc2 e4 25.dxe4 a4 26.e5 Bxe5 27.Nf3 Bf6 28.Nd4 Bxd4 29.Rxd4 axb3 30.Qc3 Qxc3+ 31.bxc3 Kc7 32.Kb2 Rf8 33.Ra1 Rf5 34.f3 Re5 35.Kxb3 Re2 36.Ra2 Re1 37.Re4 Rxe4 38.fxe4 Kd6 39.Ra6 Ke5 40.Rxb6 g4 41.Kc2 g3 42.Kd3 f3 43.gxf3 g2 44.Rb1 Kf4 45.h6 Kxf3 46.c5 Kf2 47.Kd4 g1=Q 48.Rxg1 Kxg1 49.Ke5 Bg4 50.Kf6 Kf2 51.Kg7 Ke3 52.Kxh7 Kxe4 53.Kg7 Bf5 54.Kf6 Bh7 1/2-1/2

Maros-J. Sorsak
Slovakia Ch., 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Bg7 16.O-O-O Bc6 17.Nh3 a5 18.a3 Nxb3+ 19.cxb3 Qf7 20.Kc2 a4 21.bxa4 Bxa4+ 22.Kb1 Nb5 23.Bb4 Bxd1 24.Rxd1 Nd4 25.Rc1 Qe6 26.Qd1 h6 27.Qa4 Ke8 28.Rc7 Qd5 29.f3 Nb5 30.Rc8+ Kf7 31.Rxh8 Qxd3+ 32.Ka2 Qc4+ 33.b3 Qc2+ 0-1

Smolovic-Lengyel
Budapest, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Ne8 15.c3 Nf6 16.Qh3 Nf5 17.Bd2 h5 18.O-O-O Ng4 19.Rf1 Bh6 20.Kb1 Bxa8 21.Bd1 Qd6 22.d4 Nf6 23.Nf3 e4 24.Ne5 Rf8 25.Nxg6 e3 26.f3 Ne4 27.fxe4 Bxe4+ 28.Ka1 Qxg6 29.Be1 e2 30.Bxe2 Ne3 31.b3 Bxg2 32.Qh2 Qc2 0-1

Hudoba-Masar
Slovakia Team Ch., 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Bh6 16.O-O-O N6f5 17.Ne2 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 d5 19.d4 f3 20.Bxh6 Nxh6 21.Qxf3 Rf8 22.Qg3 Nf5 23.Qxe5 Qxe5 24.dxe5 Ke7 25.h5 g5 26.g4 Nh6 27.Rhg1 Rxf2 28.Rde1 Bb7 29.Kd2 Ba6 30.Ke3 Rxe2+ 31.Rxe2 Bxe2 32.Kxe2 Ke6 33.Kf3 Kxe5 34.Re1+ Kd6 35.Re8 Nf7 36.Ra8 a5 37.Ra7 Ke6 38.Rb7 Ne5+ 39.Kg3 Nd7 40.Rc7 Kd6 41.Rc8 Ke5 42.Kf3 d4 43.Re8+ Kd5 44.Re7 Nf6 45.Rf7 Ke6 46.Rxf6+ Kxf6 47.Ke4 Ke6 48.Kxd4 Kd6 49.c3 h6 50.b4 a4 51.b5 Ke6 52.c4 Kd6 53.c5+ bxc5+ 54.Kc4 Kc7 55.Kxc5 Kb7 56.Kb4 1-0

Wieringen-Miethke
corres., 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Ne8 16.O-O-O Nf6 17.Qh3 Qc5 18.Bc3 Bh6 19.Bxd4 Qxd4 20.Nf3 Qxf2 21.Rde1 Re8 22.Rhf1 Qc5 23.h5 Bxf3 24.Qxf3 1-0

Wibe-Minge
corres.
Norway Ch., 1996
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 Ne8 16.O-O-O Bg7 17.Re1 Nf5 18.Qg5 Nf6 19.Nf3 d6 20.Bb4 Bh6 21.Rxe5 dxe5 22.Bxe7+ Kxe7 23.Nxe5 Bxg5 24.hxg5 Nh5 25.Re1 Re8 26.Ba4 Rc8 27.g4 fxg3 28.fxg3 Nhxg3 29.Nxg6+ Kd6 30.Ne5 Bd5 31.c4 Nd4 32.Kd2 Be4 33.Nf7+ Ke7 34.Bd1 Kxf7 35.dxe4 Ne6 0-1

Alkaersig-Lindfeldt
Aarhus City Masters
Denmark, Feb. 13 1998
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bxa8 15.Bd2 N6f5 16.c3 Nxb3 17.axb3 d6 18.Qg5 Kc8 19.Qxe7 Bxe7 20.Rxa7 Bxg2 21.Rh2 Bb7 22.h5 Nh4 23.hxg6 Rg8 24.Rxb7 Kxb7 25.gxh7 Rxg1+ 26.Ke2 f3+ 27.Ke3 Rg4 0-1

FDV-140
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7

M. Keller-Katona
corres.
Europe, 1968
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Nh3 Bf6 16.Bd2 N6f5 17.Ng5 h5 18.Qh3 Bxg5 19.hxg5 Qxg5 20.Rh2 Nf3+ 21.gxf3 Qg1+ 22.Qf1 Qxh2 23.O-O-O Bxa8 24.Qe1 d6 25.Bb4 Kd7 26.d4 Bxf3 27.Ba4+ Bc6 28.Bxc6+ Kxc6 29.dxe5 d5 30.e6 d4 31.Qe4+ 1-0

Lagland-Vailahti
corres., 1970
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.c3 h5 17.Qh3 N4f5 18.O-O-O Bf6 19.Nf3 e4 20.dxe4 Nxe4 21.Rhf1 Qc5 22.Be1 Re8 23.Ng5 Nxg5 24.hxg5 Bxg5 25.Kb1 d6 26.Bd2 Re2 27.g4 Ng3 28.Rfe1 Qxf2 29.gxh5 Be4+ 30.Ka1 Bf5 31.hxg6 Bxh3 32.g7 Rxd2 33.g8=Q+ Kc7 34.Qf7+ Kc6 35.Bd5+ Rxd5 36.Qxd5+ Kc7 37.Qxd6+ Kb7 38.Qd5+ Ka6 39.Qxg5 Nf5 40.Qh5 1-0

Lagland-Brilla Banfalvi
corres., 1974
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Bf6 17.h5 g5 18.Nf3 Nxb3+ 19.axb3 Nf7 20.h6 Rg8 21.d4 e4 22.Ne5 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Nxe5 24.Qe2 Rg6 25.Bc3 Nf7 26.Qa6 d6 27.Bb4 e3 28.f3 g4 29.Rd4 gxf3 30.Rc4 Qd7 31.gxf3 Bxf3 32.Re1 Rf6 33.Bc3 Rf5 34.Bd4 Ne5 35.Bxb6+ axb6 36.Qxb6+ Ke7 37.Rc7 Bh5 38.Rxd7+ Nxd7 39.Qd4 Nf6 40.Rg1 e2 41.Rg7+ Ke6 42.Qc4+ Nd5 43.Kd2 f3 44.Qc8+ Ke5 45.Qh8 Ke4 0-1

R. Chess-P. Brandts
US Open
Nebraska, 1975
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O N6f5 17.h5 Nh6 18.Qh3 g5 19.f3 Qc5 20.Bc3 Nhf5 21.Bxd4 Nxd4 22.h6 Bf6 23.c3 Nxb3+ 24.axb3 Bd5 25.Qf5 Ke7 26.c4 Be6 27.Qe4 b5 28.Qe1 bxc4 29.bxc4 Rb8 30.Qc3 d5 31.Ne2 d4 32.Qa3 Rb4 33.Kd2 Kf7 34.Ra1 Be7 35.Rhb1 Qb6 36.Qa2 g4 37.b3 gxf3 38.gxf3 Qb7 39.Ng1 Bc5 40.Qa5 Qe7 41.Ra4 Bd7 42.Qa6 Bxa4 43.Qc8 Bd7 44.Qh8 Bf5 45.Nh3 Qf6 46.Qa8 Be7 47.Rg1 Qxh6 48.Qg8+ Kf6 49.Qh8+ Ke6 50.Qc8+ Kd6 51.Qxf5 Bf6 52.c5+ Kxc5 53.Qe6 Rxb3 54.Qxb3 Qxh3 55.Rc1+ Kd6 56.Qb8+ Kd5 57.Qb7+ 1-0

Iskov-Keller
Bern, 1976
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Nh3 Bf6 16.Bd2 N6f5 17.Ng5 h5 18.Qh3 Bxg5 19.hxg5 Qxg5 20.f3 Bxa8 21.c3 Nb5 22.O-O-O Bc6 23.Rhe1 Re8 24.Qh2 Ng3 25.Qg1 d6 26.a4 Nc7 27.a5 bxa5 28.Qxa7 Kd7 29.d4 e4 30.d5 Bb5 31.c4 Ra8 32.Qb7 a4 33.Ba2 e3 34.cxb5 exd2+ 35.Rxd2 Kd8 36.b6 Rc8 37.Rc2 1-0

Fiorito-Timmerman
corres.
Netherlands Ch., 1980/2
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.h5 g5 17.c3 N4f5 18.Rh2 Nh6 19.Qe2 g4 20.O-O-O Ndf5 21.d4 Bb7 22.Re1 Re8 23.d5 Bf6 24.Bc2 g3 25.fxg3 Nxg3 26.Qf3 Qc5 27.Bb3 Nhf5 28.Kb1 Nd6 29.Be3 Qb5 30.Bf2 Ngf5 31.Rd1 h6 32.Qe2 Qxe2 33.Nxe2 Ba6 34.Re1 Rg8 35.Kc1 Bg5 36.Kd1 e4 37.Rg1 Nc4 38.g4 Nfe3+ 39.Ke1 f3 40.Nd4 Nxb2 41.Bc2 Nxc2+ 42.Nxc2 Nd3+ 43.Kd1 Rf8 0-1

Hardman-Muir
Virginia, 1980
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Bf6 17.Bb4 a5 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.Nh3 Qc6 20.c3 Qxg2 21.Qxg2 Nxb3+ 22.axb3 Bxg2 23.Rh2 Bf3 24.Re1 h6 25.Ng1 Bg4 26.Ne2 Re8 27.Rhh1 Bf5 28.Kd2 Re6 29.f3 Rd6 30.Nc1 b5 31.h5 g5 32.Rh2 Bg7 33.Kc2 Rf6 34.Ne2 Rd6 35.Rd1 Kc7 36.Ng1 Rc6 37.Nh3 d5 38.Nf2 Kb6 39.Kd2 Bf8 40.Re1 Re6 41.Kd1 Kc6 42.Rg2 Bd6 43.Kd2 Bc7 44.Kd1 Bb6 45.Kd2 Bc5 46.Rh2 Bxf2 47.Rxf2 g4 48.fxg4 Bxg4 49.d4 e4 50.Rxf4 Bxh5 51.c4 Bg6 52.c5 Kd7 53.Ke3 Ke7 54.Rh1 h5 55.Rhf1 Ra6 56.Rf8 a4 57.Rb8 Be8 58.Rb7+ 1-0

Barry-Karch, 1983
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Nh3 Bxa8 16.O-O N6f5 17.Ng5 h5 18.Qh3 Ne2+ 19.Kh2 Rf8 20.Re1 Nxc1 21.Raxc1 Nh6 22.c3 Ng4+ 23.Kg1 Bf6 24.Bd1 Bxg5 25.hxg5 1-0

Ekebjaerg (2575)-Timmerman (2630)
corres.
NBC
Netherlands, 1991/3
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Bf6 17.Bb4 a5 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.Nh3 Qc6 20.Ng5 a4 21.Bc4 b5 22.Nf7+ Kc7 23.Nxh8 Bxh8 24.h5 g5 25.c3 bxc4 26.cxd4 cxd3+ 27.Kb1 Qc2+ 28.Ka1 a3 29.Rb1 Be4 30.Qd1 exd4 31.Qf1 d6 32.f3 Bf5 33.Qc1 d2 34.Qxc2+ Bxc2 35.Rhd1 d3 36.Rxd2 Kb6 0-1

Wibe-Timmerman
corres.
NBC
Netherlands, 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Nxb6 axb6 16.Bd2 N6f5 17.c3 Nxb3 18.axb3 Bf6 19.h5 Nh6 20.Qe2 g5 21.f3 Nf5 22.Qf2 Kc7 23.Ne2 g4 24.fxg4 Bh4 25.Rxh4 Nxh4 26.Kd1 Rf8 27.c4 Nxg2 28.Nc3 Ne3+ 29.Kc1 Qc5 30.Nb5+ Kb8 31.Qg1 d5 32.Ra4 d4 33.Bb4 f3 34.Bxc5 f2 35.Bd6+ Kc8 36.Qxf2 Rxf2 37.Bxe5 Rf1+ 38.Kd2 Rf2+ 39.Kc1 1/2-1/2

Kuipers-Verduyn
World U16 Ch.
Duisburg, 1992
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 N6f5 16.O-O-O h5 17.Qxg6 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 Nxh4 19.Rxh4 Rh6 20.Bb4 d6 21.Bxd6 Rxg6 22.Bxe7+ Kxe7 23.Nc7 a6 24.c4 Rxg2 25.Nd5+ Bxd5 26.cxd5 Rxf2 27.Rxh5 e4 28.dxe4 Bxb2+ 29.Kb1 Bc3 30.d6+ 1-0

Okkes-Timmerman
corres.
Amstelveen vs. Volmac, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Bf6 17.Re1 Qg7 18.Kb1 h5 19.Qh3 N6f5 20.Ne2 Nxe2 21.Rxe2 Nxh4 22.g3 Nf3 23.Bc3 Ng5 24.Qh2 Bxh1 25.gxf4 Bf3 26.fxe5 Qf8 27.exf6 Qc5 28.Re5 Qc7 29.Qf4 1-0

Carleton-Tait
British Postal Teams Ch., 1994
1.Nc3 Nf6 2.e4 e5 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bg7 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.Nh3 N6f5 17.Ng5 h5 18.Qh3 Rf8 19.c3 Nxh4 20.Qxh4 Nxb3 21.axb3 Bf6 22.Rxa7 Bxg2 23.Qh2 1-0

FDV-150
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6

Wachtel-Baisley
New York, 1966
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.c3 N4f5 16.Bd2 e4 17.Bxf4 exd3+ 18.Kf1 Rf8 19.Bxh6 Nxh6 20.Qb4 Nhf5 21.Nf3 Ng3+ 22.Kg1 Nxh1 23.Nxb6 axb6 24.Qxb6+ Kc8 25.Qc5+ Kd8 26.Bd5 Bxd5 27.Qxd5 Nxf2 28.Kxf2 Qe2+ 29.Kg1 Qxb2 30.Rd1 Rf6 31.Qd4 Ke7 32.Rxd3 Qxa2 33.Ng5 Qb1+ 34.Rd1 Qf5 35.Re1+ Kd8 36.Qb6+ Kc8 37.Rb1 Nb5 38.Qxb5 Qf2+ 39.Kh1 Qxh4+ 40.Nh3 Qg3 41.Qb7+ Kd8 42.Qb8+ Qxb8 43.Rxb8+ Kc7 44.Rb1 Kc6 45.Kg1 d5 46.Rb4 Kc5 47.Ng5 h6 48.Nf3 Ra6 49.Nd4 Ra3 50.Nb3+ Kc6 51.Kf2 1-0

Lohrman-Neuer
Vermont, 1966
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.c3 Re8 16.Bd2 e4 17.cxd4 exd3+ 18.Kf1 f3 19.Nxf3 Qe2+ 20.Kg1 Bxd2 21.Ne5 Rxe5 22.f3 Rh5 23.Rh3 Nf5 24.Kh1 Be1 25.Qf4 d6 26.d5 Qf1+ 27.Kh2 Bg3+ 28.Rxg3 Qxa1 29.Qd2 Nxg3 30.Qc3 Qh1+ 0-1

Ruuttula-Molarius
corres.
Finland, 1970
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 Ne8 16.Ng5 Rf8 17.c3 Nf6 18.Qh3 Nf5 19.Bd2 Nh5 20.O-O-O Bxg5 21.hxg5 Qxg5 22.g4 Bxh1 23.Rxh1 1-0

Wilhelm-Bareiss
corres., 1971
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 Rf8 16.Ng5 Rf5 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.dxe4 Bxe4 19.c3 Ne6 20.Bxe6 Qxe6 21.O-O Bxa8 22.b3 Rg5 0-1

Lagland-Brilla Banfalvi
corres., 1974
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 Rf8 16.Bd2 Ne8 17.Ng5 Rf5 18.c3 Bxg5 19.hxg5 Rxg5 20.Qh4 Nf3+ 21.gxf3 Rg1+ 22.Ke2 Qxh4 23.Rxh4 Rxa1 24.Rxh7 Bxa8 25.Ba4 Nc7 26.Rxd7+ Kc8 27.Rd6 Rxa2 28.Bd7+ Kb8 29.Rxg6 Rxb2 30.Rg8+ Kb7 31.Bf5 a5 32.Be4+ Ka7 33.Bxa8 Nxa8 34.c4 a4 35.Kd1 a3 36.Bc3 Rxf2 37.Bxe5 a2 38.Rf8 Rxf3 39.Kc2 Rf1 40.Rf7+ Ka6 41.Bb8 b5 42.cxb5+ Kxb5 43.Be5 Nb6 44.Kb3 Rf2 45.Bd4 Nd5 46.Rb7+ Kc6 47.Ra7 Rd2 48.Rxa2 Rxa2 49.Kxa2 Nb4+ 50.Kb3 Kd5 51.Ba7 Nxd3 52.Kc3 1/2-1/2

O.S. Larsen-F. Jensen
corres.
Denmark, 1974
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.c3 N4f5 16.Bd2 e4 17.Bxf4 exd3+ 18.Kf1 Rf8 19.Nf3 Qe2+ 20.Kg1 Ne4 21.Rf1 Bxa8 22.Bd1 Qxb2 23.Ne5 Bxf4 24.Qxf4 Ke8 25.Nxd3 Qxa2 26.Bf3 Nfd6 27.Qe5+ Qe6 28.Re1 Qxe5 29.Nxe5 Kd8 30.Rh3 a5 31.Bxe4 Nxe4 32.Rd3 Nc5 33.Rd6 Kc7 34.Red1 Re8 35.Nxd7 Ne4 36.R6d3 Bc6 37.f3 Rd8 38.fxe4 Rxd7 39.Rxd7+ Bxd7 40.Kf2 Kc6 41.Ke3 Be6 42.Kd4 b5 43.Ke5 Bg4 44.Ra1 a4 45.c4 b4 46.Rxa4 Kc5 47.Ra7 b3 48.Rb7 Kxc4 49.Rxh7 1-0

Barry-Lawrence, 1980
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 Rf8 16.Nxb6 axb6 17.O-O N6f5 18.c3 Nxh4 19.cxd4 Bxg2 20.f3 Bxf1 21.Kxf1 Nf5 22.d5 Ng3+ 23.Ke1 Rf5 24.d6 Qxd6 25.Nf2 Rh5 26.Bd2 Qd4 0-1

Frankle-Chesnay
US Open, 1981
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.c3 N4f5 16.Nf3 e4 17.Ng5 exd3+ 18.Kf1 f3 19.Nxf3 Qe2+ 20.Kg1 Ne4 21.Bxh6 Nxh6 22.Qf4 Qxf2+ 23.Kh2 Re8 24.Rhf1 Qc5 25.Ng5 Bxa8 26.Nxe4 Rxe4 27.Qb8+ 1-0

Frankle-Schonhaut
CA, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 Re8 16.Bd2 e4 17.O-O e3 18.Bb4 Bxa8 19.c3 exf2+ 20.Rxf2 Ne2+ 21.Rxe2 Qxe2 22.Qxe2 Rxe2 23.Bxd6 Rxg2+ 24.Kf1 Rh2 25.Nf2 Rxh4 26.Re1 g5 27.Bf7 1-0

Smolovic-Norri
Hallsberg, 1991
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Bd2 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Re8 21.Nf3 Bxa8 22.Ng5 Nf7 23.Qf4 Nd6 24.Qg4 Nf7 25.Qf4 Nd6 26.Qg4 1/2-1/2

Reinaldo-Lorca
corres.
Spain, 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Bd2 e4 16.O-O-O e3 17.fxe3 Nxb3+ 18.axb3 fxe3 19.Be1 e2+ 20.Rd2 Nf5 21.Qxe2 Qc5 22.Nf3 Re8 23.Qf2 Be3 24.Qf1 Bxa8 25.Bf2 Qa5 26.c3 Bxf2 27.Kb1 Be3 28.Re2 Ng3 29.Qe1 Nxe2 30.Qxe2 Bd5 31.c4 Bh6 32.Ne5 Bf4 33.Re1 Rxe5 0-1

Cook-B Goodwin
SCCA Candidates
England, 2000
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Bd2 Bxa8 16.O-O-O Nxb3+ 17.axb3 Ne8 18.Nf3 Nf6 19.Qh3 d6 d5 20.Rhe1 e4 21.dxe4 dxe4 22.Bxf4+ Ke8 23.Bxh6 20.Rhe1 Re8 21.d4 e4 30.Bc3 Nf5 31.Qf4 Qe4 32.Bf6+ Kc8 33.Qxe4 Rxe4 34.c4 Kb8 35.Rc3 Ne3! 36.Rxe3 Rxe3 37.Kb1b5 38.Kc2 Bb7 39.Bd4 Re7 40.Bg1 Kc8 41.Kd3 a6 42.Bh2 Rc7 43.Bxd6 bxc4+ 44.Kd4 Rd7 45.bxc4 Rxd6 46.Rxe2 Kd8 47.b4 Bb7 48.Re4 Rd7 49.Rf4 Ke7 50.Rf6 Ke8 51.g3 Re7 52.c5 Bc8 53.Rf4 Rb7 54.Kc4 Re7 55.c6 Re3 56.Rh4 Ke7 57.Rxh7+ Kd6 58.Rxa7 Re4+ 59.Kb5 Rg4 60.Ra8 Bf5 61.Rd8+ Kc7 62.Rf8 Rxg5 63.Rf7+ Kd6 64.Kb6 Rg4 65.b5 Rxg3 66.Rf8 Kxd5 67.c7 Rc3 68.Kb7 Bd7 69.Rd8 Ke6 70.b6 Ke7 71.c8=Q Bxc8+ 72.Rxc8 Rg3 73.Rc5 Kd7 74.Rg5?? 0-1

FDV-160
10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4
13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5

Nielsen-Llorens
corres., 1964
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 d5 17.c3 Nb5 18.Bd2 Bxa8 19.O-O-O Re8 20.Rhe1 Qc7 21.Kb1 Bf8 22.d4 h5 23.Qe2 a6 24.Bxf4 Kc8 25.Bxe5 Qd7 26.g3 Bc6 27.Qd3 Kb7 28.Bf4 Nbd6 29.Rxe8 Qxe8 30.Qd2 Bg7 31.Re1 Qd7 32.Qe2 Nc8 33.Qe6 Nce7 34.Qxd7+ Bxd7 35.Ne6 Bf6 36.Be5 Bxe5 37.Rxe5 Bxe6 38.Rxe6 Kc7 39.Bc2 1-0

Nielsen-Altshuler
corres.
5th CC World Ch. Final, 1965/6
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 f3 18.g3 e4 19.Be3 Nxe3 20.fxe3 f2+ 21.Kf1 Nf3 22.Qf4 d6 23.Qf6 Nd2+ 24.Ke2 Qxf6 25.gxf6 Nxb3 26.axb3 exd3+ 27.cxd3 Bxh1 28.Rxh1 Kd7 29.g4 h5 30.gxh5 gxh5 31.e4 Rxa8 32.Rxh5 Ke6 33.Rf5 Kf7 34.Rxf2 Rh8 35.b4 Rh5 36.Ke3 Rb5 37.Kd4 1-0

Barry-Wood, 1978
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 f3 18.g3 e4 19.Be3 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Nf5 21.Qf4 Bxa8 22.Qb8mate 1-0

Miller-Statham
corres., 1979
[For a very detailed analysis of this game, please see Acers+Cianarra, in Informant 29, Game #210]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 d5 17.O-O Bxg5! 18.Qxg5 Qxg5 19.hxg5 Ne2+ -+ 20.Kh2 h6 21.g3 hxg5+ 22.Kg2 d4+ 23.f3 Nexg3 24.Rd1 g4 0-1

Barry-Waddell, 1981
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 f3 18.g3 e4 19.Be3 Ne2 20.dxe4 Bxe4 21.Rd1 Nexg3 22.Qf4 d6 23.fxg3 f2+ 24.Kd2 Bxh1 25.Rxh1 Re8 26.Bxf2 Qb7 27.Re1 Qxa8 28.g4 1-0

Barry-Edgar, 1983
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 f3 18.g3 Qb4+ 19.Kd1 Nxc2 20.Qxb4 Nxb4 21.Bc4 Bxa8 22.Bd2 Nd5 23.Bxd5 Bxd5 24.Bc3 d6 25.Kd2 Ng7 26.Rh6 Ne6 27.Rah1 Nf8 28.R6h4 Rg8 29.d4 e4 30.Re1 Kd7 31.Kc2 Rg7 32.Rhxe4 Bxe4+ 33.Rxe4 Rf7 34.d5 Rf5 35.Rf4 Ke7 36.Rxf5 gxf5 37.Kd3 Ng6 38.Ke3 Kf7 39.Bf6 h6 40.Kxf3 hxg5 41.Bxg5 Ne5+ 42.Ke2 b5 43.Be3 a6 44.b3 Ng4 45.Kd3 Nf6 46.Kd4 Ne4 47.Bf4 Nxf2 48.Bxd6 Ne4 49.Be5 Ke7 50.g4 1-0

Etman-W. Schiller
corres., 1989
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 f3 18.g3 Qb4+ 19.Kd1 Nxc2 20.Qxb4 Nxb4 21.Bc4 Bxa8 22.Bd2 Nd5 23.b4 d6 24.b5 Bb7 25.a4 Kc8 26.Rc1 Nde7 27.Bd5+ Kb8 28.Bxb7 Kxb7 29.Bb4 Nc8 30.Rxc8 Rxc8 31.g4 Nd4 32.Bxd6 Ka8 33.Rxh7 Nb3 34.Rc7 Rxc7 35.Bxc7 Nc5 36.Kd2 e4 37.dxe4 Nxe4+ 38.Ke3 Nxg5 39.Bf4 Ne6 40.Kxf3 Nc5 41.Bd2 Nxa4 42.Bb4 Kb7 43.Ke4 a5 44.bxa6+ 1/2-1/2

Kovar-Petr
corres.
Czech Republic, 1995
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6 11.d3 Bb7 12.h4 f4 13.Qf3 Nd4 14.Qg4 Bh6 15.Nh3 N6f5 16.c3 Nxh4 17.cxd4 Bxg2 18.Ng5 exd4+ 19.Ne6+ 1-0


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I errored in stating that you might not be able to find this opening in a book. But here is a link to such a book. The book is a few years old, and yet still relevant.

Happy H(a)unting!

The Rare Cozio

Carlo Cozio was an 18th century Italian player was the first to explore 3…Nge7 in the Ruy Lopez. It has never been as popular as the main Ruy Lopez lines as Black often faces multiple weaknesses.


Nevertheless, it still remains on the radar of things to know when studying the Ruy Lopez.


This can be due to many factors. Players may want to avoid the main lines (too much to study they say), or people make a finger (or mouse) slip (right knight, wrong square), or maybe a strong player once suggested this move in a book titled, “HOW TO BEAT THE RUY LOPEZ USING WITH THE CORIZO!”.


The question then, how to deal with it?


First of all, it is also nice to have a copy of ECO around when analyzing your game. Such as this line.

[ECO, C70]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 5.Nc3 d6 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 Bd7 8.Bb3 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Nc6 10.Qe3 Be7 11.Bd2 O-O 12.O-O-O +/- (Nenarokov)


Just my suggestion!

Ok – Let’s get to the games!

Escalante (1744)-J.H. (1447)
Blitz Game
LCI
Anaheim, CA, Feb. 21 1988
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4
[ECO gives 5.Bc4 (which changes the game from C70 to C60) 5…d5 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.O-O Nb6 8.Bb3 Bd6 9.d4 O-O 10.Bg5 Qd7 11.dxe5 Nxe5 =/+ 12.Nbd2 Nxf3+ 13.Nxf3 Qb5! 14.a4 Qa5 15.Bc2 Bg4! 16.Qd3 g6 =/+, quoting the game Psahis-Sydor, Naleczow, 1980.] 5…b5 6.Bb3 d6 7.O-O Bg4 8.Bxf7+! Kxf7 9.Ng5+ Kg8 10.Qxg4 h6 11.Qe6mate 1-0

Escalante-“AmirSae”
Blitz Game
Chess.com, Sept. 2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.O-O h6 9.Nc3 g5 10.Be3 Ng6 11.Nf5 Nge5 12.f4 gxf4 13.Bxf4 h5 14.Nd5! Ne7?? 15.Nf6mate 1-0


Escalante-“rosti_k”
Blitz Game
chess.com, Oct. 18 2020
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.d4
[Both this and 4.O-O are good moves here. Luke McShane-James Cobb, British Ch., Wales 1995, continued with 4.O-O g6 5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4 Bg7 7.Be3 O-O 8.Re1 d6 9.Nc3 f5? (Bjarke Kristensen, writing in the Jan. 1996 issue of Chess Life noted, “Mr. Cobb needs to develop a stronger sense of danger. The move 9…Ne5 would have been better than the text.”) 10.exf5 Bxd4 11.Bxd4 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 c6 13.fxg6 cxb5 14.gxh7+ Kf7 15.Rxe7+! Kxe7 16.Qg7+ Ke6 17.Re1+ Kf5 18.g4+ Kf4 19.Nd5+ Kf3 20.Re3#.] 4…exd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bb3 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Nc6 (Black can’t try 8…c5?!, hoping for 9.Qd1? c4!, with a variation on the Noah’s Ark trap. Instead, White can simply play 9.Qxc5, with an advantage.) 9.Qd5 Qe7 10.Nc3 Bb7 11.O-O O-O-O 12.Be3 (12.Bf4!?) 12…Qe6 (White doesn’t want to trade queens – his is better placed than Black’s.) 13.Qd3 Qd6 14.Qe2 Qg6 (14…Nd4!? 15.Bxd4 Qxd4 16.Rad1, with the idea of 17.Bxf7, leads to a complicated position, but White is obviously better.) 15.Rfd1 Bd6 16.f3 h5 17.a4 (I wanted to open the queenside, but 17.Nd5 is better.) 14…b4 18.Nd5 h4 19.Bc4 h3 20.g4 (White could probably get away with 20.Bxa6. The text move would normally be considered weakening. But Black’s pieces are not in a position to do anything about it.) 30…Rde8 21.Bxa6 f5 (Black gives up attacking on the kingside and strikes in the center. It’s a good move – White can’t play 22.gxf5 because it is illegal and 22.exf5 fatally opens the e-file for White. White, however, doesn’t need to respond to this threat – he has one himself!) 22.Bxb7+ Kxb7 23.Qb5+ (This position deserves a diagram.)

23…Kc8 [This move seems, at least on this surface, to be Black’s best move as his pieces and pawns offer protection. In fact, it is a blunder as his defenders keep him locked inside a box. Better is the counter-intuitive 23…Ka8! and White must work to find the win; 24.Nxc7+! (the key move) 24…Bxc7 25.Qa6+ Kb8 26.Rd5! fxg4 27.Rb5+ Bb6 (only move!) 28.Qxb6+ Kc8 29.Bg5!! +-.] 24.Qa6+ Kd8 25.Qa8+ 1-0

So, what brought up this interest in the Cozio?

The correspondence game, Escalante-N.N., Team Match, chess.com, 2020 just started. The opening moves were:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 5.c3 g6 6.d4 Bg7.

It’s Greco, not Greco-Roman!

Greco-Roman [adj. of or having both ancient Greek and Roman characteristics.]


Many players refer to the traditional Bxh7+ sacrifice against Black’s castled position as “The Greek Gift”.

This, they proudly claim, pays homage to the giant wooden horse left at outside of the city of Troy. When the Trojans pulled it inside their gates, the Greek soldiers inside the wooden horse remained hidden until nightfall. They then emerged during the night and massacred the inhabitants.

They also opened the gates so more Greek soldiers could take part in the slaughter. Not a pinnacle of military might, but an underhanded and shrewd tactic.


Others point out the term Greco-Roman also pays homage to the ancient civilizations.


Both explanations are wrong. First, the sacrificial material left at the city of Troy, was a horse, not a bishop. And “Greco” refers to the Italian player/promoter, who was born about 3,000 years after the fall of Troy.


I prefer to call the underhanded and shred tactic, the “Greco sacrifice” or simply the “Bxh7+ tactic”.


Let’s go to the first example of this sacrifice. First of all, it does seem to be a manufactured game, or rather study material, as there are subtleties involved that would seem out of place during Greco’s time (the game was more of either that of a slow crawl, or attacking like a demon.)

Greco-N.N.
Rome, 1619?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.h4
(Here’s where the subtly occurs. White is not castling to make eventual use of the h-file. Most players then, as now, would castle in this position. How do we know that White can castle in a time a time when castling was not widely known? Well, Black castles the next move. So we know White could also castle, if he wanted to do so.) 5…O-O (To make the Bxh7+ sacrifice possible, or at least playable, the knight on f6 needs to move. So…)

6.e5! Nd5 7.Bxh7+ Kxh7 8.Ng5+ Bxg5 9.hxg5+ Kg8 10.Qh5 f5 11.g6 Re8 12.Qh8mate 1-0

Here is are two more typical examples, without the h-pawn push. :

Bosco-Rawlings
Phoenix, 1972
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Bd3 O-O 9.Bxh7+ Kxh7 10.Ng5+ Kg8
(10…Kg6 11.h4 f5 12.h5+ Kh6 13.Nxe6) 11.Qh5 Re8 12.Qxf7+ Kh8 13.Qh5+ Kg8 14.Qh7+ 1-0

“erikido23” (1728)-“april1973” (1671)
10 minute game
http://www.chess.com, July 17 2015
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5
(This move I consider suspect as the bishop seems better placed on e7. To make matters worse, Black’s pawn grab on b2 by his queen loses valuable tempi.) 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Bf4 Qb6 (This move forces White to castle. But it also forces Black to justify this queen move. For after White castles, his knight threatens to move to a4. Another possibility is 8…f6?!, as in Curdo-Tabell, corres., 1959. That game continued as 8.Bf4 f6 9.Qe2 a6 10.O-O-O Ndxe5 11.Nxe5 fxe5 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Bxg6+ Kd7 14.Nxd5 Bd6 15.Nb6+! Qxb6 16.Rxd6+ Kxd6 17.Rd1+ 1-0) 9.O-O Qxb2 10.Nb5 (The knight goes to a better square and threatens to invade Black’s defences.) 10…O-O 11.Rb1 Qxa2

12.Bxh7+ Kh8

[Of course not 12…Kxh7? 13.Ng5+ Kg6 14.Qg4 f5 15.Qg3, and White wins.

Here are some lines.

12…Kxh7 13.Ng5+ Kg6 14.Qg4 f5 15.Qg3;

(A) 15…Rh8 16.Ne4+ Kf7 17.Ned6+ Ke7 (17…Bxd6 18.Nxd6+ Ke7 19.Qg5+ Nf6 20.Qxg7+ Kd8 21.Qxf6+ Kc7 22.Qxh8 +-) 18.Qxg7+ Kd8 19.Bg5+ and mate next move.

(B) 15…Nf6 16.Ne4+ Kh7 17.Qh4+ Kg8 18.exf6 dxe4 19.fxg7 Kxg7 20.Bh6+ Kg8 (20…Kf7 21.Qh5+ Ke7 22.Bg5+ Kd7 23.Rfd1+ Bd4 24.Qh7+ and mate next move) 21.Qg5+ and mate next move. Even worse, at least for Black, is 12…Kxh7 13.Ng5+ Kh6 14.Qd3 f5 15.Qh3+ Kg6 16.Qh7#.]

13.Ng5 Ncxe5 14.Qh5 Nf6 15.Qh3 Nc6 16.Nc7 [Another possibility is 16.Nd6! Bxd6 (16…Rg8? 17.Ndxf7#) 17.Bxd6 Rd8 18.Nxf7#] 16…Rb8 17.Ne8 e5 18.Bf5+ 1-0

Since Greco’s time the theory of this tactical theme has been greatly enhanced. White, to achieve his goal of mating the enemy king, would sometimes have to sacrifice, trade, or give additional material to make this tactic work.

Emil Schallopp-George H. Gossip
Manchester, England, 1900
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Nf3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Be7 7.d4 O-O 8.Bd3 Bg4? !9.Rb1 b6 10.O-O c5 11.h3 Bh5 12.Bxh7+! Kxh7 13.Ng5+ Bxg5 14.Qxh5+ Bh6

15.Bxh6 [Even stronger is 15.Rf6!! Nd7 (15…gxf6 16.Qxh6+ Kg8 17.exf6) 16.Rxh6+ gxh6 17.Bxh6 Rh8 (17…Rg8 18.Bf8#) 18.Rf1 Qe8 19.Rxf7+ Qxf7 20.Qxf7+ Kxh6 21.Qe6+ +-.] 15…gxh6 16.Rf6 Kg7 17.Qxh6+ Kg8 18.Qg5+ Kh7 19.Rh6mate 1-0

Kurt Pahl-C. Deiszner
Berlin, 1920
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Nf3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 c5 7.d4 Nc6 8.Be2 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Qe1 Be6 11.Qg3 Kh8 12.Bd3 c4 13.Bxh7
(Not a check, but Black is more or less forced to take the Greek bishop.) 13…Kxh7 14.Ng5+ Bxg5 15.Bxg5 Qd7 16.Bf6 gxf6 17.Rf4 Bg4 18.Qh4+ Kg7 19.Rxg4+ Qxg4 20.Qxg4+ Kh6 21.Rf1 Rg8 22.Qh4+ 1-0

Skaperdas (2197)-Hatzileonidas
Korinthos Open
Greece, July 25 2000
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.f4 Be7 8.Nf3 O-O 9.a3 c4 10.Ng3 Nb6 11.h4 Bd7 12.b4 cxb3 13.Bd3 Qc8


14.Bxh7+ Kxh7 15.Ng5+ Kg8 16.Qh5 Bxg5 17.hxg5 1-0 (White mates on the h-file.)

Engler-Wiese
corres.
BRD, 1971
[Black forgets that most of the time in the French …Nc6 is a mistake. This game also illustrates that point as it leads to a disaster.]
1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 e6 5.fxe4 Bb4 6.Bd3 Nc6? 7.Nf3 O-O?
(11…e5 would prevent the catastrophe that is about to unfold.)

8.e5! Nd5 9.Bxh7+ Kh8 10.Ng5 g6 11.Qd3 (While 11.Qg4 would also work, it is also a bit slower.) 11…Kg7 12.O-O f5 13.Qh3 Qe8 14.Nxd5!? (14.Nxe6, with the idea of Qh6 seems better.) 14…exd5 15.c3 Ba5 16.Ne4 f4 17.Qh4 dxe4 18.Bxf4 Rxf4 19.Rxf4 Qd8 20.Rf6! Bf5 21.Rf1 Nxd4 22.cxd4 Bb6 23.Kh1 Qxd4 (Better is 23…Qd7.But White still wins after 24.Bxg6! Rh825.Qg5 +-.) 24.Rf7+ 1-0

Not all Bxh7+ tactics need to end in mate. Winning back the material, with interest, or simply having an overwhelming attack, can also win the game.

Stopa (2462)-Vanloon
US Open
Irvine, CA, Aug. 5 2010
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 cxd4 6.axb4 dxc3 7.bxc3 Qc7 8.Nf3 Qxc3+ 9.Bd2 Qc7 10.Bd3 Nc6
(This certainly invites the Bxh7+ sacrifice. But White wants to improve his position and gain a few tempi before attacking the h7-pawn.) 11.Qe2 Nge7 12.b5 Nb8 13.O-O O-O 14.Bb4 Re8 15.Bd6 Qb6 16.Bxh7+! (There we go! ) 16…Kxh7 17.Ng5+ Kg6 18.Qg4 Nf5

19.Ra3! (The threat is strong, and Black will find it impossible to stop all the threats.) 19…Qd4 (19… Nxd6? 20.Ne4+ Kh7 21.Nf6+ mates.) 20.Ne4+ Kh7 21.Rh3+ Nh6 22.Ng5+ (If not the king, then the queen with an overwhelming position!) 1-0

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