The “Lesser” Bishop Gambit?

Most chess players know the moves leading to the Bishop Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4). But how many of them know the moves leading to the “Lesser” Bishop Gambit?

Well, the moves are 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2. The main ideas seem to be preventing Black from checking on the e-file and placing the bishop on a square where it could not be easily taken or exchanged.

It seems strange that a player who would play a risky, tactically filled, opening, would want to play conservatively so soon in the game.

Nevertheless, we have this gambit.

So, let’s do a little research into it.

Black has several ways of responding to 3.Be2.

At the start, 3…Nf6 might seem to be a reasonable move. After all, it develops a piece and makes it easier for Black to castle. But after 4.e5, it is White that gains the advantage.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Nf6 4.e5

John Shaw-IM Peter Wells
London, 1993
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Nf6 4.Nc3 d5 5.e5 Ne4 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.d3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 d4 9.O-O dxc3 10.d4 Bg4 11.Bb5 Qd5 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Bxf4 c5 14.Be3 Rd8 15.dxc5 Bxc5 16.Qe1 Qc4 17.Rb1 O-O 18.Rb3 Bxf3 19.Rxc3 Qg4 20.Rxf3 Bb4 21.Rg3

21…Rd1 0-1

Philippe Jaulin-Frederic Coudray
Avoine Open, 1996
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Nf6 4.e5 Ne4 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.d3
(A move that is often overlooked.) 6…Ng5 7.Bxf4 Nxf3+ 8.Bxf3 d6 9.Bxc6+ bxc6 10.O-O (Even better is 10.Qf3! as White gains a tempo or two.) 10…dxe5 11.Bxe5 Bd6? 12.Bxg7! Qh4 13.Qe2+ [Black’s best is 13…Be6. (not 13…Kd7? 14.Rxf7+). But even stronger is 13.Qe1+! as 13..Qxe1 14.Rxe1+ is check and the White’s has the attack and the material advantage.] 1-0

Black also has 3…Qh4+. And like in the Bishop Gambit, the White is dislodged from a good hiding square. The downside, again copying from the Bishop Gambit, is the Black queen is slightly out of play and facing all of White’s pieces on her own.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1

HITECH-REBEL
World Computer Ch., 1986
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.e5 Bxc3 7.dxc3 Ng8 8.Nf3 Qh6 9.Qd4 g5 10.h4 Nc6 11.Qe4 Qg6 12.Nxg5 Qxe4 13.Nxe4 f3 14.gxf3 Nxe5 15.Bf4 d6 16.Re1 Bd7 17.Bc4 Kf8 18.Bxe5 dxe5 19.Nc5 Bc6 20.Rxe5 Rd8 21.Kf2 Nf6 22.Rf5 Rd2+ 23.Ke3 Rd6 24.Ne4 Bxe4 25.fxe4 Rg8 26.e5 Rc6 27.exf6 1-0

T. Winterbach-F. Llane
South Africa Open, 1986
[Gluckman, “Levitt Triumphs in 1986 Oude Meester S. A. Open”, The South African Chess Player, May/June 1986, pg. 73]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Nc6 5.d4 d6 6.Nc3 g5 7.Nf3 Qh6 8.Nd5 Kd8 9.h4 f6 10.g3 Qg6 11.Qd3 fxg3 12.hxg5 fxg5 13.Nxg5 g2+ 14.Kxg2 h6 15.Qf3 Nge7 16.Kf1 Be6?? 17.Nf4 +-
(and White won in 28)

Herter-Klenk
Wurttenburg League 1987
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Bc5 5.d4 Bb6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Nd5 g5 8.Nf3 Qh6 9.h4 c6 10.Nxb6 axb6 11.Nxg5 Qf6 12.Bh5 Nh6 13.e5 dxe5 14.Ne4 Qe7 15.dxe5 Qxe5 16.Nd6+ Ke7 17.Nxc8+ Rxc8 18.Qf3 Ra4 19.g3 Qb5+ 20.Kg2 Qd5 21.Re1+ Kf8 22.Bxf4 Qxf3+ 23.Bxf3 Ng8 24.Rad1 Rxa2 25.Bg4 Re8 26.Bd6+ 1-0

Fegan (1872)-Lazarevic (1416)
Southend Open, Apr. 21 2000
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qe7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d3 d6 8.Bxf4 Qd8 9.d4 Be7 10.d5 Nb8 11.h3 Nh5 12.Bh2 f5 13.Nd4 Nf6 14.exf5 O-O 15.Kf2 c5 16.Ne6 Bxe6 17.dxe6 Nc6 18.Rf1 a6 19.Kg1 b5 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.Qxd5 Qc7 22.Qxc5 dxc5 23.Bxc7 Nd4 24.Bf3 Rac8 25.Bh2 c4 26.Be4 Bf6 27.c3 Nc6 28.Bd5 Kh8 29.a4 1-0

Klaus Bolding (2309)-Bruno Wagner (1943) X25
Rhone Open
Lyon, Apr. 27 2003
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qf6 6.Nc3 Bc5 7.Nd5 Qd6 8.d4 Bb6 9.Bxf4 Qg6 10.Bxc7 Qxe4 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Bd3 Qe6 13.Qd2 Nge7 14.Re1 Qxa2 15.Qg5
(Even after 15…O-O White wins with 16.Bxh7+ Kxh7 17.Qh5+ Kg8 18.Ng5 +-) 1-0

3…f5 does amazing well.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 f5

Mr. H. Jones & Sir Geo. Newnes – Blackburne
Manchester, England, Nov. 1878
[Blackburne, “Blackburne’s Chess Games”, #159]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 f5 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Qh5 7.Nc3 Kd8 8.Bxg8 Rxg8 9.Nd5 Bd6
(An unnatural-looking move but necessary to defend the Gambit Pawn.) 10.d4 fxe4 11.Qxe4 Re8 12.Nxf4 Qg4 13.Ne5 (The Allies have nothing better; their position is hopeless.)


13…Nxe5 14.dxe5 Bxe5 15.Qf3 d6 16.Qxg4 Bxg4 17.Nd5 Kd7 18.c3 Re6 19.Bd2 Rf8+ 20.Kg1 Be2 21.Re1 Bc4 22.Ne3 Bd3 23.g3 Be4 24.Ng2 d5 25.Rf1 Rxf1+ 26.Kxf1 Rf6+ 27.Kg1 d4 0-1

Mr. Sutton-Blackburne
Simpson’s Chess Divan
London, 1884
[Blackburne, “Blackburne’s Chess Games”, #176]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Qh4+ 4.Kf1 f5
(Although a favorite defence of mine I do not recommend it to the young amateur.) 5.Nc3 (Qe2 is stronger.) 5…Nf6 6.d3 g5 7.Nf3 Qh5 8.h4 h6 9.Kg1 g4 10.Ne5 Rh7 11.Ne2 (An attack on the Queen persistently followed up in White’s succeeding play.) 11…fxe4 12.Bxf4 Qf5 13.Qc1 d5 14.Bb3 Nbd7 15.Ng3 Bc5+ 16.Kh2 Nxe5 17.Nxf5 (Now White has attained his object, but the fruit is of the Dead Sea.) 17…g3+ 18.Bxg3 (Any other move is equally fatal.) 18…Neg4+ 19.Kh3 Ne3 20.Bf4 Bxf5+ 21.Kh2 Neg4+ 22.Kh3 Nf2+ 23.Kh2 N6g4+ 24.Kg1 Nxd3+ 25.Kf1 Nxc1 26.Rxc1 O-O-O 0-1

Bird-Zukertort
London, 1896?
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 f5 4.e5 d6 5.exd6 Qh4+ 6.Kf1 Bxd6 7.d4 Ne7 8.Nf3 Qf6 9.c4 c6 10.c5 Bc7 11.Nc3 Be6 12.h4 Nd7 13.Qa4 h6 14.Bd2 g5 15.d5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Bc3 Ne5 18.Qd4 O-O-O 19.Qa4 Kb8 20.Rh3 g4 21.Nxe5 Bxe5 22.Bxe5+ Qxe5 23.Ra3 Bxg2+ 24.Kxg2 Qxe2+ 25.Kg1 a6 26.Qxf4+ Ka8 27.Re3 Qxb2 28.Rf1 Rd2 0-1

Mieses-Maroczy
Vienna 1903
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 f5 4.e5 d6 5.d4 dxe5 6.dxe5 Qh4+ 7.Kf1 Bc5 8.Nh3 Be3 9.Nc3 Be6 10.Nd5 Bxd5 11.Qxd5 Nc6 12.Bc4 Qe7 13.Nxf4 Rd8 14.Bxe3 Rxd5 15.Nxd5 Qh4 16.Nxc7+ Kd7 17.Bxg8 Rxg8 18.Nd5 Qc4+ 19.Kf2 Qxc2+ 20.Kg3 h5 21.Rhd1 h4+ 22.Kh3 Ke6 23.Nc7+ Kf7 24.Rd7+ Kg6 25.Nd5 f4 26.Nxf4+ Kh7 27.g4 Qe4 28.Nd5 Qf3+ 29.Kxh4 Nxe5 0-1

Crowl-C. Purdy
corres.
Australia, 1946/8
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 f5 4.exf5 Qh4+ 5.Kf1 d5 6.Nc3 c6 7.d4 Bd6 8.Bd3 Ne7 9.Qe2 O-O 10.Nf3 Qf6 11.g4 fxg3 12.Bg5 Qf7 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Qxe7 Bxe7 15.Re1 Bd6 16.Kg2 gxh2 17.Nh4 Nd7 18.Ne2 Nf6 19.Ng3 Ng4 20.Rhf1 Bd7 21.Kh3 h1=Q+ 22.Nxh1 Nh6 23.Kg2 Rf7 24.Re5 Re7 25.f6 Bxe5 26.fxe7 Bxd4 27.Rf8+ Rxf8 28.Bxh7+ Kf7 29.exf8=Q+ Kxf8 30.c3 Bf6 31.Ng6+ Kf7 32.Nf2 Bf5 33.Nh8+ Ke6 34.Ng6 Kd6 35.Kf3 Bb1 36.a3 Kc5 37.Ke2 Bf5 38.Nf8 Kc4 39.Bxf5 Nxf5 40.Kd2 Kb3 41.Kc1 d4 42.cxd4 Bxd4 43.Nd3 g5 44.Ne6 g4 0-1

Thoeng-Hector
Antwerp 1994
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 f5 4.exf5 Qh4+ 5.Kf1 d5 6.Nc3 c6 7.d4 Bxf5 8.Nf3 Qh6 9.Bd3 Bxd3+ 10.Qxd3 Bd6 11.h4 Ne7 12.g4 Nd7 13.Bd2 O-O-O 14.Re1 Qf6 15.h5 h6 16.Rh2 g6 17.hxg6 Qxg6 18.Qxg6 Nxg6 19.Re6 Ndf8 20.Rf6 Be7 21.Rf7 Ne6 22.Na4 Rde8 23.b4 Rhf8 24.Rxf8 Bxf8 25.b5 Ng5 26.Nxg5 hxg5 27.bxc6 bxc6 28.Rh5 Be7 29.Rh6 Rg8 30.Nb2 c5 31.dxc5 Bxc5 32.Nd3 Bd4 33.Nb4 Ne5 34.Nxd5 Rd8 35.Ne7+ Kb7 36.Nf5 Bc5 37.Rh7+ 0-1

But perhaps the best response is 3…d5, aggressively opening up more lines for an attack. White meets this best with 4.exd5 Nf6, and usually 5.Nf3.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 (5.Nf3)

Tartakower-Capablanca
New York 1924
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.c4 c6 6.d4 Bb4+ 7.Kf1?! (7.Bd2) cxd5 8.Bxf4 dxc4 9.Bxb8 Nd5 10.Kf2 Rxb8 11.Bxc4 O-O 12.Nf3 Nf6 13.Nc3 b5 14.Bd3 Ng4+ 15.Kg1 Bb7
16.Bf5?! (White’s king needs some breathing room and a chance for activating his rook. He can do both, and even attack a piece, with 16…h3!) 16…Bxc3 17.bxc3 Ne3 18.Bxh7+ Kh8 (Even after 18…Kxh7? 19.Qd3+ Kg8 21.Qxe3 Black still has the advantage due to his more secured king.) 19.Qd3 Bxf3 20.gxf3 Nd5 21.Be4 Nf4 22.Qd2 Qh4 23.Kf1 f5 24.Bc6 Rf6 25.d5 Rd8 26.Rd1 Rxc6 27.dxc6 Rxd2 (Even Capablanca is known to make mistakes as Black does even better with 27…Qh3+ 28.Kf2 Qg2+. ) 28.Rxd2 Ne6 29.Rd6 Qc4+ 30.Kg2 Qe2+ 0-1

Shapiro-Devorak
corres., 1947
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Qh4+ 5.Kf1 Nf6 6.c4 g5 7.Nf3 Qh6 8.d4 Ne4 9.Kg1 g4 10.Ne5 Qh4 11.Qf1 f3


(If 12.gxf3, then 12…gxf3 13.Nxf3 Rg8+ is painful. Even after the better 13.Bxf3 Rg8+ 14.Bg2 Bh3! 15.Qxf7+ Kd8 White is still lost. And 12.Bd1? f2+ is even worse.) 0-1

Norman Littlewood-Levente Lengyel
Hastings, 1963
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Ne7 5.Bf3 Nxd5 6.Ne2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 Nf6 9.d4 g5 10.Nbc3 Kh8 11.b4 Nbd7 12.Bb2 Re8 13.d5 Ne5 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 Bf6 16.Nxf4 gxf4 17.Qh5 Ng6 18.Rxf4 Bxb2 19.Rxf7 Bd4+ 20.Kh1 Bg7 21.Bxg6 h6 22.Rxg7 Kxg7 23.Bxe8 Qf6 24.Re1 Bf5 25.Rf1 Bg6 26.Qd1 Qc3 27.Bxg6 1-0

J. Meyer-Dickson
corres. 1983
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.c4 c6 7.d4 Bb4+ 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.O-O cxd5 10.c5 Ba5 11.Nb3 Bc7 12.Ne1 Re8 13.Bxf4 Qe7 14.Nc1 Bxf4 15.Rxf4 Qe3+ 16.Rf2 Ne4 17.Ned3 Nxf2 18.Nxf2 Nc6 0-1

Biaux-Buj
corres. 1984?
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.c4 Ne8 8.d4 g5 9.Bd3 Ng7 10.Qc2 f5 11.Nc3 Bf6 12.c5 Nd7 13.Re1 g4 14.Ne5 Bxe5 15.dxe5 Nxc5 16.Bxf4 Nxd3 17.Qxd3 c6 18.Rad1 cxd5 19.Nxd5 Be6 20.Nf6+ Kh8 21.Qg3 Qe7 22.Qh4 Ne8 23.Bg5 Qf7 24.Bh6 Nxf6 25.Bxf8 Ne4 26.Bh6 Qg6 27.Rd8+ Rxd8 28.Qxd8+ Bg8 29.Qf8 Qb6+ 30.Re3 1-0

Mark F. Bruere (2250)-J.M. Vaassen
corres., WT/M/GT/284
ICCF, 1990
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.dxc6 Nxc6 7.d4 Bd6 8.O-O
(Castling seems to be overdone in the King’s Gambit Accepted. Better is 8.c4 claiming a stake in the center and still holding the possibility of castling on either side.) 8…O-O 9.c4 Bg4 10.Nc3 Rc8 11.Nb5 Bb8 12.b3 (12.d5!? needs to be investigated.) 12..a6 13.Na3?! (13..Nc3) 13…Re8 14.Nc2 Qc7 15.Bb2 Ba7 16.Kh1 Ne7 17.d5? (Opening attacking lines where Black is the only one who profits. And it also drops a pawn.) 17…Nexd5! 18.cxd5 Qxc2 19.Bxf6 Rxe2 20.Bd4 Bxf3! 0-1

Muth-Janson
Hessen 1991
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Bd6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.c4 c6 7.dxc6 Nxc6 8.d4 O-O 9.O-O Bg4 10.Nc3 Nh5 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 Qh4 13.Nf3 Qg4 14.Nd5 Rfe8 15.Qd3 Re6 16.h3 Qg3 17.Bd2 Rg6 18.Ne1 Qxd3 19.Nxd3 Nxd4 20.N3xf4 Nxf4 21.Nxf4 Rf6 22.Rae1 Bxf4 23.Rxf4 Rxf4 24.Bxf4 Nc6 1/2-1/2

Shaw-Mannion
Scottish Ch. 1993
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 c6 8.d4 Nxd5 9.Nxd5 cxd5 10.Ne5 f6 11.Nd3 g5 12.c3 Be6 13.Bf3 Nc6 14.Bd2 Qd7 15.b4 Kh8 16.Qb3 Qf7 17.Rae1 Rfe8 18.a4 Rad8 19.Rf2 g4 20.Bd1 f3 21.Bf4 Bf5 22.Rxe8+ Qxe8 23.Bxd6 Bxd3 0-1

C. Sánchez-A. Alexander
IECC 2000
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.c4 O-O 7.d4 b6 8.Ne5 c5 9.dxc6 Qc7
(9…Ne4, threatening, …Qh4+ is a possibility.) 10.Bxf4 Nxc6 11.Nc3 a6 12.Nxc6 (12.Bf3!?) 12…Qxc6 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.O-O Bb7 15.d5 Rae8 16.Qd2 Ne4 (> 16…c5.) 17.Nxe4 Rxe4 18.Bd3 Rh4? (Black is having problems and he needs to play 18…Re5. The text is simply a waste of time.) 19.g3 Rd4 20.Bxh7+ 1-0

Georg Schweiger (2187)-Martin Markl X25
Regionalliga SO
Bayern, 2000
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2 d5 4.exd5 Qh4+ 5.Kf1 Qd8 6.d4 Nf6 7.c4 c6 8. dxc6 Nxc6 9.d5 Ne5 10.Bxf4 Ng6 11.Be3 Bd6 12.Nc3 O-O 13.Qd2 Re8 14.Re1 Bf5 15.Nf3 Ng4 16.Bd3 Qd7 17.Nd1 Re7 18.Qc2 Bxd3+ 19.Qxd3 Rae8 20.Bd2 Rxe1+ 21.Bxe1 Nf4 22.Qd4 Qe7 23.Qd2 Bb4 24.Qxf4 Qxe1+ 25.Nxe1 Rxe1mate 0-1

The Hennig-Schara Gambit

I briefly touched on the Hennig-Schara Gambit in my last post (an opening named after two players).

But after I reviewed it, I thought it might be a fascinating subject to share. So here are some surprising opening moves for you, the good reader.

The gambit starts with the moves, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4. White gets an early advantage while Black develops. The game can easily enter lines where tactics and unclear continuations come into play.

Basically, with the c-file and d-file open, Black’s dream position would be one that he would castle queenside and have the enemy king stuck in the center. This obviously cannot happen in all games as can White castle kingside and Black often has a problem developing his b8-bishop, necessary for him to castle queenside.

But before going over the main lines, let’s first take a look at well-known trap that many Black players fall into, especially in speed chess.

Fidlow-I. Mayer
Berlin, 1950
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.dxe6 dxc3?

6.exf7+ Ke7 7.fxg8=N+! Rxg8 8.Bg5+ 1-0

Instead of 5…dxc3? Black should have responded with 5…Bxe6 and gain a tiny, minute advantage.

Zeljko Mackovsek-FM Sergey Trussevich
Josipa Ipavca Memorial
Sentjur, Slovenia, Sept. 14 2011
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.dxe6 Bxe6 6.Ne4 Nf6 7.Nxf6+ Qxf6 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.g3 Bc5 10.Bg2 O-O 11.O-O Rfe8 12.Bg5 Qg6 13.a3 h6 14.Bf4 Rad8 15.Ne1 Bg4 16.Bf3 Bh3 17.Bg2 Bg4 18.Bf3 Bxf3 19.Nxf3 d3 20.exd3 Rxd3 21.Nd2 Nd4 22.Qb1 Ne2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 24.Qc1 Qc6+ 25.f3 Re2 0-1

Which leaves White with taking the pawn. He can either take it immediately with 5.Qxd4 or the move after with 5.Qa4+ Bd7 (played to disrupt Black’s development and close the d-file, at least for the moment).

White’s first plan, 5.Qxd4 is an obvious move. Black’s response is overwhelmingly in favor of 5…Nc6, if only because 5…Nf6 fails.

Marshall-Howard
Sylvan Beach, 1904
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nf6?! 6.e4 exd5 7.exd5 Be6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.d6 Nc6 10.Qd3 Be6 11.Bf4 a6 12.Bxc6+ bxc6 13.Nf3 Qb6 14.O-O Rd8 15.Rfe1 Nh5 16.Rad1 Qb7 17.Be5 Nf6 18.Bxf6 Rxd6 19.Nd4 gxf6 20.Ne4 c5 21.Nxd6+ Bxd6 22.Nxe6 1-0

And White almost has to play, after 5.Qxd4 Nc6, the move 6.Qd1, as 6.Qa4 fails spectacularly.

Rejfir-Menchik
Maribor, 1934
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qa4 exd5 7.Nf3 Bc5 8.Qb5 Qd6 9.g3 Nf6 10.Bg5 Ne4 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Nd2 O-O 13.Nxe4 Bb4+ 14.Bd2 Bxd2+ 15.Nxd2 Nd4 16.Qc4 Be6 17.Ne4 Qb6 18.Qd3 Rac8 19.Nc3 Qxb2 20.Rb1 Qxc3+ 0-1

R. Q. Martin-Radoicic
New York Open 1967
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qa4 exd5 7.Nf3 d4 8.Nb5 Bd7! 9.a3 Rc8 10.Nbxd4


10…Bb4+!! 11.Kd1 Nxd4 12.Qxb4 Nc2 13.Qe4+ Be6+ 0-1

And now with the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1, a tabiya has been reached, with chances for both sides.

Smyslov-Aramanovic
Moscow Ch., 1945
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.Qxd5 Be6 8.Qxd8+ Rxd8 9.e3 Nb4 10.Bb5+ Ke7 11.Ke2 Nc2 12.Rb1 a6 13.Ba4 Bc4+ 14.Kf3 Ne1+ 15.Kg3 Rd6 16.f4 Rg6+ 17.Kf2 Nd3+ 18.Kf3 Ne1+ 1/2-1/2

Smyslov-Estrin
Chigorin Memorial
Leningrad, 1951
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.Qxd5 Be6 8.Qxd8+ Rxd8 9.e3 Nb4 10.Bb5+ Ke7 11.Kf1 Nf6 12.Nf3 Nc2 13.Rb1 Bf5 14.Bd2 g5 15.Rc1 h6 16.e4 Nxe4 17.Rxc2 Nd6 18.Nd4 Nxb5 19.Nxf5+ Kf6 20.Nxb5 Kxf5 21.Ke2 1-0

J. Breytenbach-M. O’Sullivan
South Africa 1982
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.e3 Nf6 8.Nf3 Bc5 9.Bb5 O-O 10.h3 a6 11.Ba4 Qd6 12.O-O b5 13.Bc2 Be6 14.b3 Rad8 15.Bb2 d4 16.exd4 Nxd4 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 f5 19.Nxd4 fxe4 20.Nc2 Bxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qg3 22.Qh5 Rd5! 23.Qe2 Bxh3 24.Qxe4 Bxg2+! 0-1
(25.Qxg2 Rh5+)

Thompson (2189)-Jepson (2412)
Copenhagen Open
Denmark, 2001
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.e3 Nf6 8.Nf3 Bb4 9.Bd3 O-O 10.O-O Bg4 11.Nb5 Qb6 12.a3 Be7 13.Nc3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Ne5 15.Qe2 Rfd8 16.Bc2 Rac8 17.Bf5 Rc6 18.e4 Qa6 19.Qxa6 Rxa6 20.Nxd5 Nxd5 21.exd5 Rxd5 22.Be4 Rd7 23.Bf4 Bf6 24.Rfe1 Ng6 25.Bxg6 hxg6 26.Re8+ Kh7 27.Be5 Rd2 28.Rb1 Re2 29.f4 Rc6 30.Rf1 Rcc2 31.Rf3 Rxg2+ 32.Kf1 Rxh2 0-1

Bayram (2308)-Essing (2253)
European Ch.
Batumi, Georgia, 2002
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.e3 Nf6 8.Nf3 Bb4 9.Be2 Ne4 10.Bd2 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 O-O 13.O-O Be6 14.Nd4 Na5 15.f4 Qf6 16.Qe1 Bf5 17.Nxf5 Qxf5 18.Rd1 Rfe8 19.Bd3 Qe6 20.Rf3 f5 21.Qh4 g6 22.h3 Rac8 23.g4 Rxc3 24.gxf5 gxf5 25.Kh2 Kh8 26.Rg3 Rc7 27.Rdg1 Qf7 28.Qg5 Rcc8 29.Bxf5 Rcd8 30.Rg4 1-0

One line which we DO NOT recommend for White is: 6.Qd1 exd5 7.Qxd5 Bd7 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.Qd1 Bc5 10.e3? Qe7 11.a3 O-O-O 12.Be2? Bh3!

The following games demonstrate the reasons why.

Dr. A. A. Mengarini-M. Radoicic
Third Forum Open
New York, 1967
[Hans Kmoch, “Games from Recent Events”, Chess Review, July 1967]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.Qxd5 Bd7 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.Qd1 Bc5 10.e3 Qe7 11.a3
(11.Be2 is urgent.) 11…O-O-O 12.Be2 (Now White returns the Pawn for no obvious reason. 12.Bd2 is indicated. White has a difficult job then but does after the text move also.) 12…Bh3 13.Qc2 Bxg2 14.Rg1 Bxf3 15.Qf5+ Kb8 16.Qxf3 Ne5 17.Qf5 g6 18.Qc2 Rd7 19.b4 Bb6 20.Bb2 Rc8 21.Rd1 Rdc7 22.Qb3

22…Bxe3!! (This brilliant breakthrough destroys whatever dreams of safety White has.) 23.fxe3 (On 23.Nb5, Black probably continues with 23…Bxf2+ 24.Kxf2 Ne4+) 23…Nf3+! 24.Bxf3 (Or 24.Kf2 Rxc3! 25.Bxc3 Rxc3 26.Qxc3 Ne4+, etc.) 24…Qxe3+ 25.Be2 (White has nothing better.) 25…Qxg1+ 26.Kd2 Qg5+ 27.Kc2 (Or 27.Ke1 Qh4+ 28.Kd2 Rxc3! or 28.Kf1 Qh3+ 29.Ke1 Ne4 30.Rd3 Qh4+ with a winning attack.) 27…Ne4 28.Rd3 Rxc3+! 29.Bxc3 Rxc3+! 30.Rxc3 Qd2+ 0-1

Eric Marathee (2068)-Herve Daurelle (2230)
Paris Ch.
France, July 24 1999
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.a3 Nf6 9.Qd1 Bc5 10.e3 Qe7 11.Be2 O-O-O 12.Nf3 Bh3 13.Qb3
(13.Qa4 may be the only move here – RME.) 13…Bxg2 14.Rg1 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Ne5 16.Bh1 Rhe8 17.Na4 Nd3+ 18.Ke2 Ne4 19.Bxe4 Qxe4 20.Bd2 Nf4+ 21.Ke1 Qf3 22.Qd1 Nd3+ 0-1

White has better luck with 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 as Black’s counter attack is slowed down by his bishop on d7.

Bill Wall-P. McKone
Palo Alto, CA, 1989
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Nc6 9.Qe3+ Be6 10.O-O-O Be7 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Qh6 Qc7 13.e4 Nb4 14.Kb1 O-O-O 15.Nd4 dxe4 16.Be2 Rxd4 17.Rxd4 Bxa2+ 18.Nxa2 Qc2+ 19.Ka1 Nxa2 20.Rc4+ 1-0

A main line goes 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nf6. Now the question is, “Can White take the b7-pawn?” The answer is yes. But it’s not recommended.

C. Ford-P. Herbers
CalChess Ch.
Stade, CA, 1994
[The reason not to grab the “b” pawn.]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nf6 8.Qxb7?


7…Nc6 9.e3 Nb4 10.Bb5 Nc2+ 11.Kf1 Nxa1 12.Bxd7+ Nxd7 13.Qe4+ Be7 14.Qb1 Ne5 15.Qxa1 Rc8 16.Nge2 Qd3 17.Qb1 Rxc3 0-1

“weiran” (1775)-“mrjoker” (1778)
Blitz Game
ICC, September 6, 2008
[The reason not to grab the “b” pawn, part 2. Louis Morin is presumably “mrjoker”.]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nf6 8.Qxb7 Nc6 9.Bf4 Nb4 10.O-O-O
(10.Rc1! was much better.) 10…Rc8 11.Kb1 Rxc3 (A little too fancy. I saw 11…Bf5+! 12.e4, but simply missed 12…Qxd1+! 13.Nxd1 Bxe4+.) 12.bxc3 (I was expecting 12.Rxd7. Even with the help of Fritz I cannot find anything better than a perpetual check after 12…Qa5 13.a3 Qf5+ 14.e4 Nxe4 15.Ka1 Nc2+ 16.Ka2 Rc5 17.Bb5 Nc3+ 18.bxc3 Nb4+ 19.axb4 Qc2+ etc.) 12…Bf5+ 13.Kb2 Qxd1 14.Qb8+ Kd7 15.Qxa7+ Kc6 16.Qc7+ Kb5 17.c4+ (Again it seems as if a perpetual check should be the logical outcome after 17.Qb7+ Kc4 18.e4+ Qxf1 19.Nf3 Nd3+ 20.Kc2 Nb4+ 21.cxb4 Qd3+ 22.Kc1 Qc3+ 23.Kd1 Nxe4 24.Nd2+ Nxd2 25.Qxf7+ Kd3 26.Qxf5+ Ne4 27.Qh3+ etc.) 17…Ka6 (Sorry, no more checks.) 18.Kc3 Qc2+ 19.Kd4 Qb2+ 20.Ke3 Qc3mate 0-1

White’s best is to ignore the offered pawn.

Neuman (247)-Kasper (1948)
Marienbad Open
Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic, Jan. 15 2011
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nf6 8.Qb3 Bc5 9.Nf3 Bc6 10.Bg5 O-O 11.e3 h6 12.Rd1 Qe7 13.Bh4 g5 14.Bg3 Ne4 15.Nxe4 Bxe4 16.Bd3 Bb4+ 17.Ke2 Nc6 18.Bxe4 Qxe4 19.Qd3 Qe6 20.Qb3 g4 21.Nd4 Qxb3 22.Nxb3 Rad8 23.a3 Be7 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Rd1 Bf6 26.Rxd8+ Nxd8 27.Nd4 Kg7 28.Kd3 Kg6 29.b3 Be7 30.a4 h5 31.Ke4 Bb4 32.Kd5 1-0

Jorczik-S. Buecker (2345)
Staufer Open
Germany, Jan. 5 2010
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nf6 8.Qd1 Bc5 9.Nf3 O-O 10.e3 Nc6 11.Be2 Qe7 12.O-O Rfd8 13.a3 a6 14.Bd2 b5 15.b4 Bd6 16.Qc2 Rab8 17.Rfd1 Rb6 18.Be1 Bg4 19.g3 Rc8 20.Rac1 h5 21.Ng5 g6 22.Bxg4 hxg4 23.Nge4 Nxe4 24.Nd5 Qe5 25.Nxb6 Rc7 26.Nd5 Ng5 27.Nxc7 Ne7 28.Ne8 Nf5 29.Nxd6 Nxd6 30.Rxd6 Qxd6 31.Qc8+ Kh7 32.Qxg4 Qd5 33.Qh4+ Kg7 34.Qd4+ 1-0

So Black usually plays 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6, and after 8.Qd1, another tabiya is reached. Let these be a starting point for your analysis!

Vasja Pirc-Alexander Alekhine
Bled, 1931
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Qd2 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.e3 O-O-O 12.O-O-O Bg4 13.Nd5 Rxd5 14.Qxd5 Ba3 15.Qb3 Bxd1 16.Qxa3 Qxf2 17.Qd3 Bg4 18.Nf3 Bxf3 19.Qf5+ Kb8 20.Qxf3 Qe1+ 0-1
(21.Kc2 Rc8 22.Qg3+ Ne5+ 23.Kb3 Qd1+ 24.Ka3 Rc5 25.b4 Rc3+)

M. Fenollar Jorda (2129)-Jo Molina (2341)
Mislata Open
Spain, Aug. 27 2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Bxe7 Ngxe7 10.Qd3 O-O 11.O-O-O Qa5 12.Qxd7 Rad8 13.Qg4 Nb4 14.Rd3 Nxa2+ 15.Nxa2 Qxa2 16.Nh3 Rc8+ 17.Kd2 Qxb2+ 18.Ke3 Ng6 19.f4 Qb6+ 20.Kf3 Qf6 21.Qg5 Qc6+ 22.Kg3 Rfe8 23.e3 Qc1 24.Kf3 Rc3 25.Rxc3 Qxc3 26.Bb5 Qxe3+ 27.Kg4 Rc8 1-0

Kashlinskaya (2288)-Solovjova (2275)
Russian Women’s Cup
St. Petersburg, Nov. 4 2009
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Qd2 h6 10.Qe3+ Be6 11.Rd1 Qe7 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.Nd5 Bb4+ 14.Nxb4 Nxb4 15.Qd2 Nxa2 16.Nf3 O-O 17.e3 Bb3 18.Ra1 Rad8 19.Nd4 Rfe8 20.Be2 a5 21.O-O b6 22.Bf3 Nb4 23.Rfc1 Qg6 24.Rc7 Nc2 25.Rxc2 Bxc2 26.Qxc2 Qxc2 27.Nxc2 Rd2 28.Nd4 Rxb2 29.g3 Re5 30.Nc6 Rc5 31.h4 Rcc2 32.Rd1 g6 33.Rd7 Rxf2 34.Bd5 Rfd2 35.Bxf7+ Kf8 36.Rxd2 Rxd2 37.Bb3 Rb2 38.Ba4 b5 0-1

Voloshin (2411)-Koziak (2484)
Niki Open
Nachod, Czech Republic, July 8 2011
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Qd2 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 Bb4 12.f3 Qa5 13.e4 Rd8 14.Bd3 Be6 15.Nh3 Bc4 16.Nf2 Bc5 17.Nd5 Qxd2+ 18.Kxd2 Nxd5 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Rhe1+ Kf8 21.Ke2 f5 22.Rac1 Bb6 23.Rxc6 Bxc6 24.Bxf5 Bb5+ 25.Bd3 Bxd3+ 26.Nxd3 Rh7 27.Nf2 Bxf2 28.Bxf2 Rc7 29.Bxa7 Rc2+ 30.Kf1 Rdd2 31.b4 Rxg2 32.a4 Rxh2 33.Bc5+ Rxc5 34.bxc5 Rh1+ 0-1

GM Karpov-IM J. Hector
Haninge, 1990
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qb3 Bc5 10.Nf3 O-O 11.Be2 Be6 12.Qa4 Qc7 13.O-O Rad8 14.Bd2 Ng4 15.Rfd1 Bd6 16.g3 Qe7 17.Be1 f5 18.Nd5 Qf7 19.Ng5 Qh5 20.h4 Bc8 21.Nf4 Bxf4 22.Rxd8 Nxd8 23.Qxf4 Nc6 24.Qc7 1-0

K. Strand – H. Sabel
corres.
Norway vs. Finland, 1990
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.e3 Nf6 9.Qb3 Bc5 10.Nf3 Qe7 11.a3 O-O-O 12.Qc2 Kb8 13.Be2 g5 14.b4 g4 15.Nh4 Bb6 16.Bb2 h5 17.O-O-O Rc8 18.Nf5 Bxf5 19.Qxf5 a5 20.b5 Nb4 21.Kb1 Rc5 22.Qf4+ Bc7 23.axb4 Bxf4 24.bxc5 Be5 25.Na4 Bxb2 26.Nxb2 Ne4 27.Rc1 Nxf2 28.Rhe1 Rc8 29.e4 Rxc5 30.Rxc5 Qxc5 31.Bc4 Qb4 0-1

Where do the Names of the Openings Come From?

Sometimes the opening is named after the pieces. The King’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4), the Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4), the Two Knights Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6), the Three Knights Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6), the Four Knights Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6), the Bishop Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4), and the Bishop Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4).

Pawns are featured in the Two Knights Variation of the Caro-Kann (1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3), the Three Pawns Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 fxg3 6.O-O), and the Four Pawns Variation in the King’s Indian Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4) and the Four Pawns Attack in the Alekhine’s Defence (1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4).

Escalante-“Krazy1234”
Smart Phone Game, July-Aug., 2016
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 g5!?
(Too aggressive – more like reckless.) 6.d5 gxf4 7.Bxf4 Bf5 8.Nf3 h6 9.Nh4 e6 (9…Bh7 10.e6 fxe6 11.dxe6 Qc8 12.Be2 Qxe6 13.O-O Nxc4 14.Bg4) 10.Nxf5 exf5 11.Bd3 Rg8 12.O-O N8d7 13.e6 Nf6 14.exf7+ Kxf7 15.Bxf5 (+/-, but now almost winning.) 15…Nxc4 16.Be6+ Kg7 17.Qc1! Rh8 18.Qxc4 Be7 19.Nc3 Nh5 20.Be3 Rf8 21.Qg4+ Bg5 22.h4 Nf6 23.Bd4

1-0 (White has a piece, two pins, and all the attacking chances; Black has nothing.)

But this, the opening names – not the opening play – can get boring.

So …

Some openings are named after the first person who was successful with the opening moves. Others are named after a player or student of the game who first published the analysis.

Opening names such as Alekhine’s Defence (1.e4 Nf6), Fischer’s Defence in the King’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 and now 3…d6 instead of the usual 3…g5), Larsen’s Opening (1.b3), the Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 Bb5), the Marshall Attack (a variation of the Ruy Lopez going 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d5), the Albin Counter- Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5), Anderssen’s Opening (1.a3), the Najdorf (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6), and the Benko Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5).

And that’s just for starters.

We also have the Smith-Morra (1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 – actually named after two players), the Caro-Kann (1. e4 c6, another opening named after two players), the von Hennig-Schara Gambit (yet another opening named after two players):

Anton Schara-Ernst Gruenfeld
Vienna 1918
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Qd1 exd5 7.Qxd5 Bd6 8.Bg5 Nge7 9.Qd2 f6 10.Bh4 Qb6! 11.Nf3
(11 Qxd6? Qxb2) 11…Bb4 12.e3 Bf5 13.Bc4 Na5 14.Bd3 Rd8 15.Nd4 Nac6 16.Nxf5? Nxf5 17.Bg3 Nxg3 18.hxg3 Ne5 19.Bb5+ Qxb5 0-1.

The Greco-Counter Gambit, by the way, is named after Greco who the first known person to write about the openings. The opening moves are 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5!?. And the opening is also known as the Latvian Gambit.

This is a good time to segue into another area where chess openings are named after not just one or two players, but after a group of localized players who studied and popularized these openings. Not only do we have the Latvian, but also the Budapest (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5), the French (1.e4 e6), and the English (1.c4).

Making things interesting is that some openings are named after cities and countries. We have the Catalan (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3), the Saragossa (1.c3), the Italian (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4), the Berlin Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6), the Vienna (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3), and the London (1.d4 Nf6 and White will play an early .Bf4).

Openings are also named after animals. Most players know of the Dragon (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 and Black will soon play …g6, …Bg7, and usually …Nf6).

GM Jaan Ehlvest (2532)-Margeir Petursson (2513) X25
Puhajarve Rapid
Estonia, Nov. 25 2016
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.O-O Nc6 8.Nb3 O-O 9.Re1 a6 10.Bg5 b5 11.Bf1 Bb7 12.Qd2 Re8 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Ne5 15.a4 Nc4 16.Bxc4 bxc4 17.Na5 c3 18.Nxb7 cxd2 19.Nxd8 dxe1=Q+


0-1

And some might even know the Chameleon (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nce2, and now White can continue with the Closed Sicilian with .d3 and .g3, or the Open Sicilian with .d4 cxd4 .Nxd4).

But how many players are familiar with the Elephant Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5), the Orangutan (1.b4), the Pterodactyl Variation (1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 c5 5.Nf3 Qa5), or the Vulture Defence (1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.c4 Ne4)?

Some players would mistakenly add the Bird (1.f4). But this opening was named after the English player, Henry Edward Bird (1830–1908).

But there are some opening names that are mysterious.

For example, the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 are collectively known as the Indian Defences, such as the King’s Indian Defence, the Queen’s Indian, the Nimzo-Indian, the Old Indian. But why? We don’t know either.

And who knows where the Fried Liver Attack (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7)? It is said that Black, playing this variation, is dead as a piece of fried liver But, why Fried Liver and not, say, Fried Chicken or even Fried Zucchini? Surely, more people know what chicken and zucchini than Fried Liver? Maybe Fried Liver is less desirable or digestible? And Black is surely not dead after taking the knight on f7 – there are ways for him to fight on, and even to win. Ok, back to tropic.

We also have the Benoni (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5). Where did that name come from and how did it become popular? We know the latter comes from “a Hebrew term meaning “son of my sorrow” (cf. Genesis 35:18) – the name of an 1825 book by Aaron Reinganum about several defenses against the King’s Gambit and the Queen’s Gambit”, as least according to Wikipedia. But why and how did it become popular if it concerns itself with the Queen’s Gambit?

Finally, we have the Halloween Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5), where it is said that this gambit is scary. We agree – but to which side?

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 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

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!

Swiss Gambit

Most players know of Froms’ Gambit [1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3), with continuation of either 4…g5 (to drive away the knight) or 4…Nf6 (to defend and ready to redeploy the knight to g4 or e4)].

 

But White can also offer a similar gambit after 1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3. This gambit is known as the Swiss Gambit. Because of its rarity, most players are not aware of it or it’s thematic ideas.

 

Let’s take a look the gambit after the opening moves (1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3).

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If Black was to take the pawn, he would be a pawn up in the game. However, it would be hazardous to do so as both of White’s bishops (after 3…exd3 4.Bxd3) would be activated and his own kingside would be vulnerable. There are two things that slow down White’s attack. The first is the f-pawn, which unlike in the From’s Gambit (which does not have such an advanced pawn), blocks the bishop from going to f4 or g5. The second thing is that Black usually plays an early 4…Nf6, to stop the h5 checks.

 
Now, lets look at some games.

 

First, Black does not have to take the pawn. But such a plan can be risky as the d3-pawn can easily capture the e4-pawn and White has a nice center, without having to sacrifice a pawn.

 

Ranniku-Karakas
Briansk, 1965
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 g6 4.dxe4 e5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bc4 Qe7 7.Nc3 exf4 8.Qe2 d6 9.Bxf4 Be6 10.O-O-O Nc6 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Bg5 Bg7 13.Nd5 Qd8 14.e5 dxe5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Qxe5+ Kf7 17.Nxf6 1-0

 

Priehoda (2404)-Cyprian
Kubin Open, 1978
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 e3 4.Bxe3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d5 6.d4 Bf5 7.Bd3 e6 8.Nf3 c6 9.O-O Bb4 10.Ne2 Nbd7 11.Ng3 g6 12.Qe2 O-O 13.Bd2 Bxd2 14.Qxd2 Qc7 15.Rae1 Rae8 16.h3 b6 17.Nh1 Nh5 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.fxe5 c5 20.Bb5 Rc8 21.g4 cxd4 22.gxf5 exf5 23.Qxd4 Rcd8 24.e6 Qe7 25.Bd7 Nf6 26.Qh4 Qc5+ 27.Nf2 Qe7 28.Nd3 Kg7 29.Qd4 Kh6 30.Ne5 Ne4 31.Qe3+ Kg7 32.Nc6 Qh4 33.Nxd8 f4 34.e7 Rf6 35.Qf3 Nd2 36.Qg4 1-0

 

Petran (2341)-Veselsky (2200)
Slovakia Ch.
Dolny Kubin, 1979
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e3 5.d4 e6 6.Bd3 Bb4 7.Bxe3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 O-O 9.Nf3 d6 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Bd2 Qe8 12.Qe2 Rf7 13.Rae1 Nf8 14.f5 h6 15.Nh4 Bd7 16.Qf3 Qc8 17.Qg3 Nh5 18.Qh3 Nf6 19.Ng6 N6h7 20.fxe6 Bxe6 21.Rxf7 Bxh3 22.Ree7 Nxg6 23.Rxg7+ Kf8 24.Ref7+ Ke8 25.Bxg6 1-0

 
If Black wants to decline the pawn offer, he must play an early …d5.

 

Heinola-Lehtivaara
Tampere Hervanta, 1987
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 d5 4.dxe4 dxe4 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Be3 c6 8.Nge2 Bf5 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Bd4 Kc7 11.Ng3 e6 12.Be5+ Nxe5 13.fxe5 Ng4 14.Ncxe4 Nxe5 15.Be2 g6 16.h3 h5 17.Kb1 h4 18.Nxf5 gxf5 19.Ng5 Re8 20.Rhe1 Rh6 21.Rd2 Bc5 22.Bf1 Nd7 23.Bc4 e5 24.Red1 Nb6 25.Bb3 Be3 0-1

 

And he must play it accurately.

 

R. Oberlin-R. Berggren
US Open
Los Angeles, 1991
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 d5 4.Nh3 Nf6 5.Nf2 exd3 6.Bxd3 Nc6 7.O-O b6? (This setup of the knight on c6 and the bishop going to b7 seems too slow and out of touch with a tactical opening such as this one. Black soon finds himself short of moves.) 8.Nd2 Bb7 9.Nf3 Qd7 10.Ng5 Nd8 11.Bxh7 e6 12.Bg6+ Ke7 13.Re1 Kd6 (Let the King Hunt begin!)

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4.f5 exf5 15.Nd3 Qa4 16.Bf4+ Kc6 17.Ne5+ Kc5 18.Qd2 d4 19.b4+! Kd5 20.c4+ 1-0

 

It is only after 1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 that the real battle begins.

De Groot-Anderssen
Amsterdam, 1875
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Ne4 Nc6 8.c3 d6 9.Nfg5 Nxe4 10.Nxe4? (>Bxe4) 10…g6 11.Qe2 e5 12.O-O Bf5 13.Ng5 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 Bxg5 15.fxg5 Qe7 16.Qh3 Qd7 17.Be3 Qxh3 18.gxh3 0-1

 

After the moves 1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6, White has three excellent choices of 6.Ng5 (A brazen attempt at an attack, probably best for a blitz game), 6.Ne5 (a more cautious and shy approach to an attack), and 6.Be3 (a developing move that allows White to castle queenside if the need arises).

 

Bird+Dobell-Gelbfuhs
Vienna, 1873
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 (a very good move as the knight usually finds itself involved in White’s attack.) 5…e6 (this move is the most common as it allows his bishop to develop and bolsters his defense of his weak point on f7.) 6.Ng5!? g6 (not 6…Bc5? because of 7.Bxh7 Kf8 8.Nxe6+, winning) 7.h4 Bh6 8.h5 Bxg5 9.fxg5 Nd5 10.hxg6 Qe7 11.Rxh7 Rxh7 12.gxh7 Qb4+ 13.Kf1 Qh4 14.Bg6+ Ke7 15.Qh5 1-0

 

Popp-Jørgensen
corres.
IECC, 2000
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Ng5 c6 7.h4 Bg4 8.Be2 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 g6 10.Qe6 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qf5 12.Qf7+ Kd7 13.h5 gxh5 14.Rxh5 Qc5 15.Rh1 Qxc2 16.Ne6 Qe4+ 0-1

 

Christian Maltais (2134)-Daniel J. Freire (2047)
corres.
DE10A /pr 48
ICCF, 2016
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Ng5 d5 7.Qe2 Bc5 8.Nd2 O-O 9.Ndf3 Qd6 10.h4 Nc6 11.c3 h6 12.Ne5 hxg5 13.hxg5 Ne4 14.Bxe4 dxe4 15.g6 Rf5 16.Nf7 Rxf7 17.Qh5 Qf8 18.Qh8mate 1-0

 

Ivar Jakobsson-Hakan Johansson
Stockholm, 1974
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Ne5 d6 7.O-O b6 8.Ng4 Ba6 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.Re1 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 Nc6 12.Qf3 Kd7 13.Nd2 d5 14.c4 Bc5+ 15.Kh1 Nd4 16.Qh3 Rae8 17.cxd5 Nc2 18.Ne4 Qh6 19.dxe6+ Kc8 20.Qf3 Kb8 21.Nxc5 bxc5 22.Qb3+ Nb4 23.a3 a5 24.axb4 cxb4 25.Rxa5 1-0

 

Schirmer-Schleipen, 1956
1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.d3 exd3 4.Bxd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Be3 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.Nbd2 Nd5 9.Ng5 Bxg5 10.fxg5 Rxf1+ 11.Nxf1 Nxe3 12.Bxh7+ Kf8 13.Nxe3 Qxg5 14.Qf3+ Qf6 15.Qh5 Ke7 16.Rf1 Qh6 17.Qf7+ Kd6 18.Rd1+ Kc6 19.Be4+ d5 20.Bxd5+ exd5 21.Qxd5+ Kb6 22.Nc4+ 1-0

Calling all Smith-Morra Players

Most players are aware of the Smith-Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 ). And some of them actually use the gambit. And a few even win their majority of the games with it.

 

But not too many know about this sideline of the gambit. Here, White insists on giving up third pawn. He can do this by either playing 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 or 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3.

 

Results are mixed; you might want to first try these ideas out on a blitz game.

 

 

~~~~ 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 ~~~~

 

Andrew Cooper (2175)-J.L. Foster (2040)
Barnstaple, England, 1972
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Nxc3 d6 6.Nf3 e5 7.O-O Be7 8.b4 Nf6 9.h3 O-O 10.b5 Na5 11.Bd3 Qc7 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 b6 14.Be3 Nb7 15.Rc1 Nc5 16.Qc2 f5 17.Be2 Qd8 18.Rfd1 Bd7 19.a4 Rc8 20.Qa2 Bf6 21.Ne1 Qe8 22.Nc2 Kh8 23.Nb4 Qf7 24.Bd3 g5 25.Be2 Rg8 26.Kh1 Ra8 27.Rg1 f4 28.Bd2 g4 29.Qa3 Ne4 30.Be1 gxh3 31.gxh3 Rxg1+ 32.Kxg1 Rg8+ 33.Kf1 Qg6 34.Bf3 Bxh3+ 35.Ke2 Nc5 36.Kd1 Bf5 37.Be2 Qg1 38.Nd3 f3 39.Bxf3 Nxd3 40.Qc3 Rc8 0-1

 

Gustavo Celis (2379)-Juan Pablo Seminara (2326)
FMDA (A)
Buenos Aires, 1992
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.O-O Be7 7.Nxc3 d6 8.Qe2 a6 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.Bf4 Nf6 11.e5 Nh5 12.Bg5 Bxg5 13.Nxg5 Nf4 14.Qf3 Nxe5 15.Qxf4 Qxc4 16.Nce4 O-O 17.Rac1 Qxa2 (White’s two knight are well-placed, but they have do something before Black fully develops.)

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18.Nxh7! Ng6 19.Nhf6+ gxf6 20.Nxf6+ Kg7 21.Nh5+ Kg8 22.Qf6 1-0

 

Xavier Pinero Fernandez (2277)-Lionel Gachon (2275)
Active Chess, 1992?
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nf3 Qc7 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.O-O Nf6 8.e5 Ng4 9.Nxc3 a6 10.Bf4 b5 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.h3 Nh6 13.g4 Be7 14.Rac1 Qa5 15.Rfd1 Ng8 16.Ne4 h6 17.Nc5 Bxc5 18.Rxc5 g5 19.Bd2 Qxa2 20.Bc3 h5 21.Nxg5 hxg4 22.Nxf7 Kxf7 23.Bg6+ Kxg6 24.Qxg4+ Kf7 25.Rxd7+ Nge7 26.Kh2 0-1

 

Francisco Adell Corts (2196)-Alexis Cabrera (2502)
Cullera International
Spain, 2003
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Qc7 7.Qe2 Nf6 8.Nb5 Qb8 9.e5 Ng4 10.Bf4 Bb4+ 11.Kf1 a6 12.Nd6+ Bxd6 13.exd6 b5 14.Bb3 Nf6 15.Rd1 a5 16.Ng5 Nd8 17.Be5 Bb7 18.Bc2 Ra6 19.Bxh7 Kf8 20.Be4 Bd5 0-1

 

GM T. Gareev (2618)-Scott White
Blindfold Simul, Dec. 3 2016
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Nxc3 a6 7.Bf4 Nge7 8.O-O Ng6 9.Bg3 b5 10.Bb3 Be7 11.Nd5 exd5 12.exd5 O-O 13.dxc6 dxc6 14.Qc2 Qb6 15.h4 c5 16.Bd5 Bb7 17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.h5 Nh8 19.Rfe1 Rad8 20.a4 c4 21.axb5 axb5 22.Qf5 Bf6 23.Be5 Qd5 24.Rad1 Qe6 25.Rxd8 Qxf5 26.Rxf8+ Kxf8 27.Bd6+ Be7 28.Rxe7 Qd3 29.Re6+ 1-0

 

“Ziryab” (1940)-“Nomen Nescio” (1978)
Blitz Game
ACS, Mar.5 2018
[“Ziryab”]
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 c6 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O Nf6 7.Qe2 Bg4 8.Rd1 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Be7 (9…c2 and White is busted.) 10.e5 Ng8 (10…O-O 11.exf6 and White is better ; 10…c2 still works.) 11.Qxf7+ Kd7 12.exd6 Nf6 (12…Kc8 13.Be6+ Nd7 14.dxe7) 13.Be6mate 1-0

 

~~~~ 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 ~~~~

 

Lukes-Jan Holub (2020)
Czechoslovakia Army Ch.
Prague, Aug. 24 1955
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Ne2 Nf6 7.O-O e6 8.Nbc3 Na5 9.Bd3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.Nf4 Qg5 13.Nh3 Qe7 14.Qh5 Nc6 15.Ng5 g6 16.Qf3 e5 17.Bc4 Be6 18.Nxe6 fxe6 19.Bb5 Qc7 20.Rac1 Rc8 21.Qf6 1-0

 

Xavier Pinero Fernandez (2277)-Victor Vehi Bach (2365)
Active Chess
Barcelona, 1996
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nf3 cxb2 6.Bxb2 Qa5+ 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Rc1 Nf6 9.O-O Nc6 10.e5 Ng4 11.Nb5 O-O 12.Bd3 f5 13.exf6 Nxf6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Rc4 Rf7 16.Rg4+ Kh8 17.Qa1 e5 18.Qb1 d5 19.Rh4 e4 20.Bxe4 dxe4 21.Qxe4 Bd7 22.Qg6 Raf8 23.Rh5 Qxb5 24.Qxf7 Qxf1+ 25.Kxf1 Rxf7 26.Rb5 b6 0-1

 

Lucio Maurino (2235)-Juan Pablo Hobaica (2368)
Argentina U26 Ch., 1997
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 e6 6.Nf3 d6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Nc3 Be7 9.Qe2 O-O 10.Rfd1 Qa5 11.Nb5 d5 12.exd5 exd5 13.Qxe7 dxc4 14.Bxf6 Nc6 15.Qd6 Qxb5 16.Rd5 Qb4 17.Qg3 g6 18.Rh5 c3 19.Rh4 Qc5 20.Rxh7 Kxh7 21.Ng5+ 1-0

 

Handigol (2008)-Chernobilskiy (1883)
Neil Falconer Tournament
Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco, Sept. 24 2013
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 Qe7 7.Nge2 Nf6 8.O-O O-O 9.Qb3 Nc6 10.Nd5 Nxd5 11.Bxd5 Bd6 12.f4 Bc5+ 13.Kh1 Kh8 14.Qg3 f6 15.e5 f5 16.Rac1 Nb4 17.Bb3 d5 18.a3 Nc6 19.Nc3 Nd4 20.Nxd5 Qf7 21.Rxc5 Nxb3 22.Rxc7 1-0

 

~~~~ 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3!? ~~~~

 

Bernd Oltersdorff-Geyer
corres.
East Germany, 1962
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Qa5+ 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nf6 6.Bc4 Nxe4 7.Qd4 Nxc3 8.b4 Qb6 9.Qxc3 e6 10.a3 Nc6 11.Be3 Qd8 12.O-O-O a6 13.Rhe1 b5 14.Bg5 Ne7 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Rxe6 dxe6 17.Rxd8+ Kxd8 18.Qc6 Ra7 19.Ne5 Bd7 20.Qb6+ Rc7+ 21.Kb2 Kc8 22.Qxa6+ Rb7 23.Nxd7 Nd5 24.Qa8+ Kc7 25.Qd8+ 1-0

 

Rafael Leitao (2360)-Aron Correa (2390)
Brazil Ch.
Americana, 1995
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Qa5+ 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 d6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Bf4 a6 9.Rc1 Ne5 10.Nxe5 dxe5 11.Bd2 Qd8 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 g6 14.Bc3 Bg7 15.f4 Qd6 16.Qe2 f6 17.fxe5 fxe5 18.a3 Bd7 19.Bb4 Qb6+ 20.Kh1 Rc8 21.d6 e6 22.Qg4 Rxc4 23.Qxc4 Qe3 24.Qh4 1-0

 

Kontra-Slavomir Gulvas
Slovakia Ch.
Bratislava, June 2004
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nxc3 d6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.h3 a6 8.O-O  b5 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.e5 e6 11.Ng5+ Ke7 12.exf6+ gxf6 13.Nd5+ exd5 14.Qxd5  Kd7 15.Ne6 Qb6 16.Be3 Qb8 17.Qf5 Be7 18.Rac1 Bb7 19.Bb6 Ke8 20.Qh5+ Kd7  21.Qf5 Ke8 22.Rfd1 Kf7 23.Qd5 Ke8 24.Qh5+ Kd7 25.Nc5+ 1-0

 

 

~~~~ 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3!? e5 ~~~~

 

Eugenio Szabados-Giovanni Emilio Rottigni
Venice, 1923
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.Ng5 Bb4 8.Nxf7 Qa5 9.Bd2 Rf8 10.a3 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 Qc5 12.b4 Qb6 13.Nd6+ Kd8 14.O-O a6 15.Rb1 Qc7 16.a4 Nd4 17.f4 Qxd6 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Bxd4 Qc7 20.Rc1 1-0

 

Igor Bondarevsky-Genrikh Kasparian
USSR Ch.
Tbilisi, 1937
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 d6 7.Ng5 Nh6 8.O-O Bg4 9.Bxf7+ Nxf7 10.Qxg4 Nxg5 11.Bxg5 Be7 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Nd5 Qd7 14.Qh5+ g6 15.Qh4 Qg7 16.Nf6+ Kd8 17.f4 Rc8 18.Nd5+ Ke8 19.Qh3 Ne7 20.Rac1 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Nc6 22.Qe6+ Kd8 23.Qxd6+ Ke8 24.Nc7+ 1-0

 

Igor Bondarevsky-Peterson
USSR Ol.
Moscow, 1959
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 d6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Ng5 Nh6 8.O-O Bg4 9.Bxf7+ Nxf7 10.Qxg4 Nxg5 11.Bxg5 Be7 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Nd5 Qd7 14.Qh5+ g6 15.Qh4 Qd8 16.Qh6 Qa5 17.b4 Nxb4 18.Qg7 O-O-O 19.Rab1 1-0

 

Fidel Albertoni-Roque Eckenfels
corres.
Argentina, 1977
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 d6 7.O-O Be7 8.Nd5 Nf6 9.Ng5 O-O 10.Nxf6+ Bxf6 11.Qh5 Bxg5 12.Bxg5 Qe8 13.f4 Be6 14.f5 Bxc4 15.Bf6 Ne7 16.Rf3 Ng6 17.Bxg7 Qd8 18.Bxf8 Qh4 19.Qxh4 Nxh4 20.Rc3 d5 21.Be7 1-0

 

Joseph Gallagher (2531)-Jim Plaskett (2450)
Commonwealth Ch.
England, 1986
1.d4 c5 2.e4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 d6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Qb3 Qd7 8.Ng5 Nh6 9.Bd5 Nd4 10.Qd1 Be7 11.Nf3 Nxf3+ 12.Qxf3 Qg4 13.Nb5 O-O 14.Be3 Qg6 15.Bxa7 Be6 16.Bxb7 Bc4 17.a4 d5 18.b3 Bb4+ 19.Kd1 Rxa7 20.Nxa7 Qb6 21.bxc4 Qxa7 22.Bxd5 Qd4+ 23.Kc2 Qd2+ 24.Kb3 Bc3 0-1

 

~~~~ 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3!? cxb2 ~~~~

 

Gaudin-de Gency
corres., 1925
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3 cxb2 5.Bxb2 e6 6.Bc4 b6?! 7.O-O Ba6 8.Nbd2 Bxc4 9.Nxc4 Nf6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.e5 Qf4 (One can criticize this move as White has more pieces developed than Black. But if the Black queen goes back to d8, then Black has a very cramped game. But after the text move, he still has a very cramped game.) 12.Rc1 Nc6 13.Nd6+ Bxd6 14.Qxd6 (From this point onward, White’s game almost plays itself due to the cramped position of Black’s game.) 14…Rd8 (Not 14…f6, in attempt to flee to f7 or at least break the bind imposed by the e5 pawn, due to 15.Rxc6! dxc6 16.Qxe6+) 15.Rfd1 Qe4 16.Nd4 Nxd4 17.Rxd4 Qe2 18.h4 Qh5 19.a4 1-0

 

Rothgen-G. Meystre
corres.
Europe Tournament, 1961
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 e5 4.c3 dxc3 5.Bc4 cxb2 6.Bxb2 Nc6 7.O-O d6 8.Nc3 Be6 9.Nd5 Nf6 10.Qe2 Be7 11.Ng5 Nd7 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Nf4 exf4 14.Bxg7 Nde5 15.Bxh8 f3 16.Qc2 Bf6 17.Bxf6 Qxf6 18.Rfc1 Nd4 19.Qa4+ Kf8 20.g3 Nxc4 21.Qxc4 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nxc1 23.Rxc1 Qb2 24.Rc3 Qb1+ 1/2-1/2

 

Helgren-Soderlung
Uppsala, 1967
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3 cxb2 5.Bxb2 e6 6.Bc4 Qa5+ 7.Nbd2 Nf6 8.O-O Nc6 9.Bb3 Qh5 10.e5 Ng4 11.Nc4 b6 12.Nd6+ Bxd6 13.Qxd6 Bb7 14.Rfd1 Rd8 15.Ba4 Nh6 16.Ba3 Nf5 (Black is dodging mating threats. But this strategy cannot be sustained for long.) 17.Qc7 Ba8

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18.Rxd7! Rxd7 19.Qc8+ 1-0 (19…Rd8 20.Bxc6+ Bxc6 21.Qxc6+ Rd7 22.Rd1 +-)

 

An. Meszaros (2286)-M. Orso (2328)
Caissa IM
Kecskemet, Hungary, Nov. 16 2013
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nf3 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Bc4 d6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Nc3 e6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Rc1 O-O 11.Ng5 a6 12.Kh1 b5 13.Bb3 Na5 14.Bc2 Nc4 15.Ba1 Bb7 16.f4 h6 17.Nf3 Rc8 18.Re2 Re8 19.Qe1 Bf8 20.Nd4 d5 21.e5 Nh5 22.Qf2 b4 23.Nd1 a5 24.g4 Nxf4 25.Qxf4 Be7 26.Rf2 Rf8 27.Qg3 Bh4 28.Qd3 g6 29.Rxf7 Nxe5 30.Rg7+ Kxg7 31.Nxe6+ Kg8 32.Bxe5 Qe8 33.Nxf8 Qxe5 34.Qxg6+ Qg7 35.Qe6+ Kxf8 36.Bg6 Rd8 37.Nb2 Qf6 38.Qxf6+ Bxf6 39.Rc7 Bxb2 40.Rf7+ Kg8 41.Rxb7 d4 42.Bd3 Bc3 43.h4 a4 44.g5 hxg5 45.hxg5 Rc8 46.Kg2 a3 47.g6 Be1 48.Kf3 Rc6 49.Kg4 Rc3 50.Bf5 Re3 51.Bc2 Rg3+ 52.Kf5 Rc3 53.Bb3+ Rxb3 54.axb3 Bc3 55.g7 Kh7 56.Kf6 d3+ 57.Kf7 Bxg7 58.Rxb4 Kh6 59.Rb6+ Kh7 60.Rb4 Kh6 61.Rb6+ Kh7 1/2-1/2

 

 

 

 

The Albin Counter Gambit

After a brief time of not playing or studying this gambit, I’ve returned to this interesting line of play. Here are some games which you might enjoy (esp. if you also experiment with the Albin).

 

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Curt Jones-Doug Ralston
Nashville Invitational
Tennessee, 1974
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 dxe3 7.Bxb4 exf2+ 8.Ke2 Qxd1+ 9.Kxd1 Nxb4 10.a3 Nc6 11.Nc3 Bg4 12.Be2 O-O-O+ 13.Kc2 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Nd4+ 0-1

George Murphy-Robert Beacon
SCCA Premiers, 2000
[Robert Beacon]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 (Normal here is 5.g3, but the game soon transposes.) 5…f6 6.exf6 Nxf6 7.g3 Bg4 8.a3 Qe7 (Normal would be 8…Qd7 as mentioned. The text is an idea of Nikolay Minev in Inside Chess. I’m following the game Lignell-Niemela 1941.) 9.Bg2 d3! 10.e3 Nd4 11.O-O (11.h3 was obligatory according to Minev.) 11…Ne2+ 12.Kh1 O-O-O 13.Qa4 [13.b4 was played in the above mentioned game (if 13.h3 h5! ). I’m now on my own!] 13…Kb8 14.b4 h5 15.Bb2 h4 16.Nxh4 Bd7 17.Qa5 Ng4 18.Ndf3 Qe8 19.Ne5 (19.Qg5!? with the idea of 20 Qg6!?) 19…Rh5 20.Nxd7+ Rxd7 21.Qa4 g5 (For me it is “all or nothing” in this position. It is difficult to say what the alternatives are.) 22.Bf3 Qe6 23.Kg2? (The game now swings in Black’s favor. Possibly 23.Qb5 to bring the Queen into the game would be better.) 23…gxh4 24.h3 Nxe3+ (Forced ) 25.fxe3 Rg5 26.Bg4 Qe4+ 27.Rf3 Rf7 (The pressure now builds on White.) 28.Raf1 Nxg3 (With hindsight 28…Rxg4 followed by 29… h3+ looks stronger.) 29. R1f2 Nf5 (Black throws away some of his advantage – 29…Ne2 is the move!) 30.Kg1 Bd6 31.Rxf5 (This is probably the decisive mistake At this point the game was finely balanced. 31.c5!? looks better.) 31…Rfxf5 32.Rxf5 (32.Bd4 prolongs the game.) 32…Qxe3+ (32…Rxg4+ 33.hxg4 Qxg4+ 34.Kh1 Qh3+ 35.Kg1 Qh2+ 36.Kf1 Qh1+ 37.Kf2 Bg3# would be more precise.) 33.Kf1 Rxf5+ 34.Bxf5 Bg3! (In a lot of lines in the Albin White’s Queen goes to a4 to pressure Black’s queenside. In this instance it was his undoing as it remained out of the game The back rank threat was an illusion!) 35.Bd4 (The Bishop threat comes too late.) 35…Qe1+ 36.Kg2 Qe2+ 37.Kg1 Qh2+ 0-1

Solis (1934)-WFM Horn (2012)
Women’s Ol.
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, Oct. 3 2010
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.g3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nge7 6.Bg2 Ng6 7.Nbd2 Ngxe5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.Nf3 Bb4+ 10.Bd2 Bxd2+ 11.Nxd2 O-O 12.O-O Be6 13.b3 c6 14.Nf3 Nxf3+ 15.Bxf3 Qb6 16.Qc2 c5 17.Rfe1 Rad8 18.Rad1 g6 19.Rd2 Rfe8 20.Red1 Bf5 21.Qb2 g5 22.Bd5 Rd7 23.Bf3 g4 24.Bg2 Rde7 25.Bd5 a5 26.a4 h5 27.Bg2 h4 28.gxh4 Qh6 29.Re1 Qxh4 30.Qc1 Qg5 31.Qb2 Re6 32.Bxb7 Rh6 33.Kg2 Ree6 34.Rh1 Rh3 35.Qc1 Rxb3 36.Ra2 Qxc1 37.Rxc1 Rxb7 0-1

“sergiydazhura”-Escalante
Blitz Game
chess.com, July 16 2018
[chess.com computer and Escalante]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bg5 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Nge7 7.a4 (7.g3 is more common and the game could follow many different paths.) 7…h6 (This move allows an escape square just in case an attack gets too hot – I still don’t know what White’s plans are. In addition, the move …h6 also prepares a kingside attack by Black if White was to castle on that side or plays weakly.) 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.e3 (The chess.com computer calls this an inaccuracy and claims a better move with 9. Qc2 Nxe5 10.Nxd4 O-O 11.e3 Bg4 12.Be2 Rad8 13.Bxg4 Nxg4. I consider this move a little passive, after all, Black intentions are clear – he wants to attack.) 9…dxe3 10.fxe3 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Qxe5 12.Qb3 Bxd2+ [Mistake. The best move was 12…Bg4!! (The !! are mine – the move wins outright – RME.) See, computer analysis does have its good points!] 13.Rd1 Qg5 14.h4 Qe5 15.Kf2 Bxd1 16.Qxb4 O-O-O 17.Nf3.) 13.Kxd2 Bf5 (Inaccuracy. A better move was 13…O-O. How true! In general, the more pieces involved in an attack, the better!) 14.Bd3 [The best move was 14.Qb5+ (and blunting Black’s attack.) Qxb5 15.axb5 O-O-O+ 16.Ke1 Rhe8 17.Ra3 Kb8 18.Be2 Be4.] 14…O-O-O 15.Rhd1 Rxd3+ 16.Qxd3 Bxd3 (Inaccuracy. A better move was 16… Qxb2+ 17.Ke1 Bxd3 18.Rxd3 Qxa1+ 19.Kd2 Qb2+ 20.Kd1 Qxg2 21.h3.) 17.Kxd3 Rd8+ (The best move was 17… Qxb2 18.e4 Re8 19.a5 Qb3+ 20.Kd4 Rd8+ 21.Ke5 Rxd1 22.Rxd1.) 18.Ke2 Qxb2+ 0-1

Win a Battle and Hope to Winawer

I enjoy correspondence chess. Even more so if the tournament is thematic one.

Thematic tournaments (where everyone plays the same opening moves) are a good way to test an opening of your choice.

Right now I am involved in a French thematic tournament. And despite what I know about the French, there is always something new to learn.

One of my opponents has chosen a rare sideline of Winawer French, namely, 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4!?, which can lead to an interesting gambit.

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Now Black, of course, can refuse to give up his “g” pawn by either 4…Kf8 or 4…g6.

 

4…Kf8 is not to be recommended as Black is not gaining anything by his King move.

 

For example, Zsivko Bratanov (2408)-Stephan Bardel (2219), Grenoble, France, June 2005 went 1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 Kf8?! 5.Bg5 (ECO gives 5.exd5 exd5 6.Qg3 +/-.) 5…f6 6.Bd2 Nc6 7.O-O-O Nxd4 8.exd5 e5 9.Qg3 Bf5 10.Bd3 Ne7 11.f4 Bxc3 12.Bxc3 Qxd5 13.fxe5 Rd8 14.Bxd4 Qxd4 15.Ne2 Qc5 16.Bxf5 Nxf5 17.Qf4 Rxd1+ 18.Rxd1 Ne3 19.Rd2 Kf7 20.e6+ Kg6 21.Qg3+ Qg5 22.Nf4+ Kf5 23.Qxe3 1-0

 
4…g6 is a possibility that needs to be further investigated:

 

A COMPUTER-GM Artur Yusupov (2640)
Match
Ischia, Italy, 1997
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 g6 5.e5 b6 6.Nf3 h5 7.Qh3 Ba6 8.Bxa6 Nxa6 9.O-O Bxc3 10.bxc3 c5 11.Bg5 Qd7 12.Rfd1 Rc8 13.c4 cxd4 14.cxd5 Qxd5 15.Rxd4 Qc5 16.Rad1 Ne7 17.Rd6 Nc6 18.Rxe6+ Kf8 19.Rxg6 Re8 20.Rh6 Rg8 21.Rh7 Rxg5 22.Qd7 Re7 23.Qc8+ Re8 24.Rh8+ 1-0

 

Jim Berry-IM Michael Brooks (2510)
North America Open
Oklahoma, 2003
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 g6 5.e5 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Bg5 Qb6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.Nf3 h6 10.Bf6 Nxf6 11.exf6 Bxf2 12.Bd3 e5 13.Bb5 Qxb5 14.Nxb5 Bxg4 15.Nc7+ Kd7 16.Nxa8 Bxf3 17.gxf3 d4 18.c3 Nc6 19.cxd4 exd4 20.Nb6+ axb6 21.a3 Re8 22.Rhf1 Re2 23.Rd3 Be3+ 24.Kb1 Ne5 25.Rb3 Nc4 0-1

 

Daniel Campora (2538)-Antonio Morillo (2105)
Coria del Rio Open
Spain, Feb. 11 2005
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 g6 5.Bg5 f6 6.Bd2 e5 7.Qe2 dxe4 8.dxe5 f5 9.Nxe4 Qe7 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.Nf3 Be6 12.a3 Ba5 13.Qb5 O-O-O 14.Bg5 Nd4 15.Bxe7 Nxb5 16.Bxd8 Nxc3 17.Bg5 Ne4+ 18.Bd2 Bb6 19.Be3 Bxe3 20.fxe3 Nh6 21.Bd3 Ng4 22.O-O Bd5 23.Rfe1 Re8 24.Rad1 Nxe5 25.Bxe4 Bxe4 26.Nxe5 Rxe5 27.Rd2 c6 28.Kf2 Kc7 29.Red1 Re7 30.c4 g5 31.Rd6 g4 32.Rf6 a6 33.b4 Rg7 34.c5 b6 35.Rf8 Kb7 36.Rdd8 bxc5 37.bxc5 a5 38.Ra8 Rd7 39.Rfb8+ Kc7 40.Ra7+ Kxb8 41.Rxd7 h6 42.h4 gxh3 43.gxh3 h5 44.Rh7 Bc2 45.h4 Bd1 46.Kg3 Bg4 47.Kf4 Ka8 48.Ke5 Kb8 49.Rf7 1-0

 
But I decided to go with the main line. After all, I am here to learn this opening and I can’t learn the main line if I avoid it.

 
So, we continue with gambiting the” g” pawn.

 
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 Nf6 5.Qxg7 Rg8 6.Qh6 Rg6 7.Qe3

 

Now here come some competing plans. One is to play 7…c5, gaining a move to challenge the center. This is ECO’s recommendation.

 

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qg4 Nf6 5.Qxg7 Rg8 6.Qh6 Rg6 7.Qe3 c5 8.Bd2 Ng4 9.Qd3 Nc6 10.Nge2 (10.h3? c4 -+) 10…cxd4 11.Nxd4 Nxf2 12.Kxf2 Bc5 -/+ 13.Be3 Qf6+ -/+

 
But surely my opponent is not going to play into this line. It is too simple and he can probably find a TN or even a better move. One can’t rely on books alone. A little investigation and a decent amount of imagination can show equally, or even better, alternate ideas.

 

If the purpose of the main line is for Black to gain a tempo by attacking the center with 7…c5, why does he have to wait for the intermediate moves of 6.Qh6 Rg6 7.Qe3? In other words, can Black play 5.Qxg7 Rg8 6.Qh6 c5 at this point? Not too many games with this sequence of moves. Is it because it is bad or because it is unknown?

 

 
Let’s find out!