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!

From England, with Love

Martin Severin From (Apr. 8 1828-May 6 1895), an English player, came up with an intriguing gambit to deal with Bird’s opening (1.f4). It has proven to be so popular that it now the most common response to 1.f4 and is played in blitz chess, OTB games, and correspondence games.

 

But why this gambit so popular after 150 years? For one, it can lead to a quick mate for Black. Second, even if the game does not end in a quick mate, the initiative can quickly pass to Black. And all for the price of a pawn.

 

Many players have studied From’s Gambit and contributed to the it’s theory. It’s a labor of love, and because it’s chess, it is a complicated and forever friendship. Some players actually do fall in love with this opening.

Here is one of the earliest games played by it’s creator.

 

Mollastrom-From
Copenhagen, 1862
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e4 Ng4 6.g3? (White falls into a thematic trap of the From’s.)

 

2020_06_25_A

6…Nxh2! 7.Rxh2 Bxg3+ 8.Ke2 Bxh2 9.Nxh2 f5 10.Bg2 fxe4 11.Bxe4 Qh4 12.Qh1 O-O 13.Bd5+ Kh8 14.Qg1 Qh5+ 15.Bf3 Rxf3 16.Nxf3 Bg4 17.d3 Nc6 18.Bf4 Rf8 19.Bg3 Rxf3 20.Ke1 Qh6 21.Nc3 Nb4 0-1
Let’s look at some problems and early traps that can trouble and entrap White.

1.f4 e5

 

[White does not need to accept the offered pawn. He can play 2.f4 and the game is now a King’s Gambit. Which is another opening White having to learn. In any case, he is no longer playing a Bird’s. Or he can attempt other moves. But declining the gambit, unless it’s 2.f4, usually backfires.

 

Wageneder-Acs
Balatonbereny, 1992
1.f4 e5 2.Nf3 e4 3.Ng5 d5 4.e3 h6 5.Nxf7 Kxf7 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qe5 Bg7 0-1

 

Hart-Vehre
corres., 1986
1.f4 e5 2.Nh3 d5 3.g3 Bxh3 4.Bxh3 exf4 5.O-O Bd6 6.d3 fxg3 7.hxg3 Nf6 8.Kg2 h6 9.c4 c6 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Nc3 Qb6 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.dxe4 O-O 15.Rf3 Na6 16.Qe2 Rae8 17.Be3 Rxe4 18.Bf5 Re5 19.Qd2 Bc5 20.Bxc5 Nxc5 21.Qc2 Rfe8 22.Rf2 Qc6+ 23.Kh3 g6 24.Bg4 Ne4 25.Rg2 Ng5+ 26.Kh2 Nf3+ 0-1

 

N.N.-Sternberg
Berlin, 1959
1.f4 e5 2.d3 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.fxe5 dxe5 5.Nxe5?? Qd4 6.Nf3 Qf2+ 7.Kd2 Be3+ 8.Kc3 c5 9.Bxe3 Qxe3 10.Kb3 c4+ 11.Kc3 [11.Kxc4 b5+ 12.Kc3 b4+ 13.Kxb4 (13.Kb3 Be6+ 14.c4 bxc3+ 15.Kxc3 Nd7 16.b3 Nb6 17.Kb2 a5) Nf6 14.c4 Nc6+ 15.Kc3 Ne4+ 16.Kc2 Nf2 is unclear.] 11…b5 12.a4 b4+ 13.Kxb4 Qb6+ 14.Kc3 Qa5+ 15.Kd4 (15.b4 cxb3+ 16.Kxb3 Be6+ 17.c4 Nc6) 15…Nf6 16.e4 Ng4 17.Qd2 Nc6+ 18.Kxc4 Be6mate 0-1.]

 

2.fxe5 d6

 

(Black can play 2…Nc6, delaying …d6, for a change of pace.)

 

3.exd6 Bxd6

 

 

[White now has a pawn but the pressure on his kingside is enormous. He can lose instantly with 4.h3?? Bg3#. He can also try the much stronger move, 4.d4. But even then, he has some problems.

 

Bird-Steinitz
London, 1866
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.e3 Qd7 8.Bb5 O-O-O 9.Bxf6?! gxf6 10.d5 Qe7 11.Bxc6 Qxe3+ 12.Qe2 Qc1+ 13.Qd1 Rde8+ 14.Bxe8 Rxe8+ 15.Kf2 Qe3+ 16.Kf1 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Bc5 18.Kg2 Rg8+ 0-1

 

Warland-E. Eliassen (1758)
Norway U20 Ch.
Oslo, Apr. 12 2003
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Kd2 Qxd4+ 6.Ke1 Qh4+ 7.Kd2 Bf4+ 8.e3 Qf2+ 9.Qe2 Bxe3+ 10.Kd3 Bf5+ 11.Kc3 Qxe2 12.Nxe2 Bxc1 13.Nxc1 Nf6 14.b3 O-O 15.Kb2 Nc6 16.Nc3 Nb4 17.Nd3 Nxd3+ 18.Bxd3 Bxd3 19.cxd3 Rad8 20.Rhd1 Rfe8 21.Rac1 c6 22.Kb1 Nd5 23.Kb2 Nb4 24.a3 Nxd3+ 25.Kc2 Nxc1 26.Rxd8 Rxd8 27.Kxc1 f5 28.Ne2 g5 0-1. So he, White, has to try 4.Nf3.]

 

4.Nf3

 

[Now Black has a couple of very popular choices; 4…g5 (an aggressive attacking move) and 4…Nf6 (a more secure move, securing some initiative, but allowing White to breathe a little).

 

Just in case you were interested in the other moves, here are few more.

 

Rothgen-Lochner
corres.
Thematic Tournament, 1961
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 f5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Bg5 O-O 7.e3 Qe8 8.Bc4+ Kh8 9.Qe2 Ne4 10.Nbd2 c6 11.O-O-O b5 12.Bd3 Qe6 13.c4 Ba6 14.Kb1 bxc4 15.Nxc4 h6 16.Bf4 Bxf4 17.exf4 Nd7 18.Nce5 Rfb8 19.Ka1 Bxd3 20.Rxd3 Ndf6 21.Rc1 Rb6 22.Ra3 Nd5 23.Qc4 Nd6 24.Qc5 Ne4 25.Qc4 Nd6 1/2-1/2

 

Warren-Wall
North Carolina, 1975
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 h5 5.g3 h4 6.Nxh4 Rxh4 7.gxh4 Qxh4mate 0-1

 

K. Zeh-Elm
Germany, 1963
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.g3 h5 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.c3 h4 8.Nxh4 Rxh4 9.gxh4 Qxh4+ 10.Kf1 Qf6+ 11.Ke1 O-O-O 12.Qb3 Re8 13.e3 Qh4+ 14.Kf1 Re6 0-1

 

Leroy-Tonoli
Liege, 1965
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.g3 h5 6.Bg2 h4 7.Nxh4 Rxh4 8.gxh4 Qxh4+ 9.Kf1 Bc5 10.Qe1 Qf6+ 0-1

 

Krause-Bohringer
corres., 1966
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.g3 h5 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.d3 Qe7 8.Bg5 f6 9.Bf4 Bxf4 10.gxf4 Qb4+ 11.Nc3 Qxf4 1-0.

 

Now let’s take a look at 4…g5!?. Obviously the pawn wants to advance to g4, driving the knight away so the queen can come to h4, giving check and creating a mess of White’s position.

 

White must do something about this threat.
5.e4 does not work.

 

N.N.-Bier
Hamburg, 1905
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.e4 g4 6.e5 gxf3 7.exd6 Qh4+ 8.g3 Qe4+ 9.Kf2 Qd4+ 10.Ke1 f2+ 11.Ke2 Bg4mate 0-1

 

Natapov-Razdobarin
USSR, 1969
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.e4 g4 6.Ng1 Qh4+ 7.Ke2 g3 8.Nc3 Qxh2 9.Rxh2 gxh2 10.Nf3 h1=Q -+

 

G. Stark-R. Buchanan
Colorado, 1980
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.e4 g4 6.e5 Qe7 7.Kf2 gxf3 8.exd6 Qh4+ 9.Ke3 Nf6 10.Qxf3 Nc6 11.Bb5 Qd4+ 0-1

 

Christoph Bohn-Michael Uhl
Multicoop Open
Budapest, 1992
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.e4 g4 6.e5 Bc5 7.d4 gxf3 8.dxc5 f2+ 9.Kxf2 Qxd1 10.Bb5+ Qd7 11.Bxd7+ Nxd7 12.Be3 Ne7 13.Re1 O-O 14.Bh6 Re8 15.Nc3 Nxc5 16.b4 Nd7 17.Nb5 Nd5 18.c4 a6 19.cxd5 axb5 20.e6 fxe6 21.Re3 e5 22.Rg3+ Kf7 23.Rg7+ Kf6 24.Kg1 e4 25.Rf1+ Ke5 26.Rxh7 Rxa2 27.Bg7+ Kxd5 28.Rd1+ Kc4 29.Rd4+ Kb3 30.Rh3+ e3 31.Rd3+ Kc2 32.Rdxe3 Rxe3 33.Rxe3 Ra4 34.Rc3+ Kd2 35.Rxc7 Nb6 36.h4 Ke3 37.Bh6+ Ke4 38.Bd2 Kd3 39.Be1 Ra1 40.Kf1 Ra2 41.h5 Bg4 42.h6 Nd5 43.Rc3+ Nxc3 44.Bh4 Ra1+ 0-1

 

Emily N. Patterson-Morgan Mahowald
Polgar Girls Open
Lubbock, 2009
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.e4 g4 6.e5 Qe7 7.Nd4 Bxe5 8.Ne2 g3 9.h3 Nc6 10.Nbc3 Bd4 11.Ne4 Qxe4 12.d3 Bf2+ 13.Kd2 Qe3+ 14.Kc3 Qc5+ 15.Kd2 Bf5 16.b3 O-O-O 17.Bb2 Bxd3 18.cxd3 Qe3+ 19.Kc3 Qe5+ 20.Kc2 Nb4+ 21.Kb1 Qe3 22.Nc1 f6 23.Qg4+ Rd7 24.Qxb4 Ne7 25.Bxf6 Nd5 26.Qh4 Rf8 27.Bb2 Qe1 28.Qe4 Be3 29.Qg4 Nc3+ 30.Bxc3 Qxc1mate 0-1.

 

But 5.d4 has promise as after 5…g4, he has 6.Ne5 and has some compensation for the pawn.]

 

5.d4 g4  6.Ne5

Lochner-Negyesy
corres., 1962
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.e4 gxf3 7.Qxf3 Be6 8.Nc3 c6 9.Be3 Qh4+ 10.g3 Qg4 11.Qf2 Bb4 12.Bg2 Ne7 13.O-O Qh5 14.d5 Bd7 15.Ne2 Bd6 16.Bd4 Rf8 17.Bf3 Bg4 18.e5 Bb4 19.Nf4 Qf5 20.Bxg4 Qxg4 21.Ne6 Nxd5 22.Nxf8 Qg8 23.e6 1-0

 

Bird-Em. Lasker
Match
England, 1892
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1 Nc6 9.Bf4 Be6 10.e3 Nge7 11.Bb5 O-O-O+ 12.Kc1 Bd5 13.Rg1 a6 14.Be2 Be6 15.Nc3 h6 16.Bd3 Ng6 17.Bxg6 fxg6 18.Rd1 Rde8 19.e4 g5 20.Bg3 Rhf8 21.b3 h5 22.Rd2 h4 23.Bf2 Nxe5 24.Be3 h3 25.Bxg5 g3 26.hxg3 Rf1+ 27.Kb2 Rxa1 28.Kxa1 h2 29.Rd1 Ng4 30.Rh1 Bf7 31.Kb2 c6 32.Kc1 Bg6 33.Kd2 Rxe4 34.Nd1 Rd4+ 35.Ke2 Rxd1 36.Rxd1 Be4 37.Rd8+ Kc7 38.Rd1 Bxg2 39.Bd8+ Kc8 40.Bb6 Bd5 41.c4 h1=Q 42.Rxh1 Bxh1 0-1

 

Gigas-Popp
corres.
Thematic Tournament, 1961
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1 Nc6 9.Bg5 Nge7 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.e4 Be6 12.Bb5 O-O-O+ 13.Ke1 Rhg8 14.Bh4 Rd7 15.Bxe7 Rxe7 16.Bxc6 bxc6 17.Rf1 Rg5 18.Kf2 Rxe5 19.Kg3 f5 20.exf5 Bxf5 21.Rf2 h5 22.Raf1 Bh7 23.Rd2 Rc5 24.Rf6 Rg7 25.Rh6 Bg6 26.Ne2 Rxc2 27.Rxc2 Bxc2 28.Rxh5 Rd7 29.Rh8+ Kb7 30.Kxg4 Bd1 31.Re8 Rd2 32.Kf3 Rxb2 33.h4 c5 34.Kf2 c4 35.Ke1 Bxe2 36.Rxe2 Rb1+ 37.Kd2 Kb6 38.h5 Kc5 39.Kc3 Rc1+ 40.Rc2 Rh1 41.g4 Rh3+ 42.Kb2 Kb4 43.Rg2 Kc5 1/2-1/2

 

Gergel-V. Zilberstein
Leningrad Izt., 1973
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ne5 Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1 Nc6 9.Bf4 Nge7 10.e3 Ng6 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.e6 Bxe6 13.Bxc7 Bd5 14.Rg1 Nh4 15.Bf1 Ne7 16.Nc3 Bc6 17.e4 f5 18.Bd3 fxe4 19.Bxe4 Bxe4 20.Nxe4 O-O 21.c3 Nd5 22.Bg3 Nxg2 23.Kc2 Rae8 24.Nd6 Re2+ 25.Kb3 Nde3 26.Nxb7 Rf6 27.Nd6 h5 28.Nc8 Kh7 29.a4 a6 30.a5 h4 31.Bd6 Rff2 32.Rgb1 Nf5 33.Ra4 Nge3 34.Bc7 Rxh2 35.Bxh2 Rxh2 36.Re4 g3 37.Ne7 g2 38.Nxf5 Nxf5 39.Rg1 h3 40.Ree1 Nh4 41.c4 Nf3 42.c5 Nxg1 43.c6 Nf3 44.Re7+ Kh6 45.c7 g1=Q 0-1
(Another try for White is 5.g3, securing h4 for his knight. Black could try 5…f5, but it doesn’t work too well.)

 

5.g3 f5

Kirrinis-von Sadern
corres., 1954/6
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 f5 6.d4 f4 7.e4 g4 (7…fxe3 8.Bxe3 g4 9.Bc4!) 8.e5 Be7 9.Bxf4! gxf3 10.Qxf3 Be6 (10…h5 11.Bd3!) 11.Nc3 Bb4 12.O-O-O c6 13.d5! cxd5 14.Nxd5 Qa5 15.Nxb4 Qxb4 16.Bh3! Bf7? 17.e6! 1-0

 

Klaus Bernhard-F. Felgentreu
Bundeswehr Ch.
Stetten, 1988
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 f5 6.e3 Qf6 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.Bc4 h5 9.Rf1 h4 10.g4 fxg4 11.Ne4 Qg7 12.Nfxg5 Bxh2 13.Nf6+ 1-0
[But 5…h5, applying more pressure on White’s kingside, seems to work to keep the balance, with Black still having a slight advantage in the Initiative department and White still keeping his extra pawn.]

 

5.g3 h5

 

Oliver Meschke (2007)-Joseph Nadrowski (1688)
Sparkassen Open B
Dortmund, 2006
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 h5 6.d4 g4 7.Nh4 Be7 8.Ng2 Nf6 9.Qd3 Qd5 10.c4 Qf5 11.Nc3 Nc6 12.e4 Qf3 13.Be3 Bb4 14.Rg1 Qxe4 15.O-O-O Bxc3 16.Qxc3 Qe7 17.Bd3 Nb4 18.Qb3 Nxd3+ 19.Rxd3 Bf5 20.Qb5+ c6 21.Qxf5 Ne4 22.Re1 Nd6 23.Qc5 Kd7 24.Bg5 1-0

 

Rolando Fesalbon (2113)-Mark Ozanne (1961)
Turin Ol.
Italy, 2006
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 h5 6.d4 g4 7.Nh4 Be7 8.Ng2 h4 9.Qd3 hxg3 10.Qxg3 Nf6 11.Nc3 Rh3 12.Qf2 Nc6 13.Be3 g3 14.Qg1 Bd6 15.Nf4 Rxh2 16.Rxh2 gxh2 17.Qxh2 Bf5 18.O-O-O Qe7 19.Bg1 O-O-O 20.e3 Re8 21.Bh3 Ng4 22.Bxg4 Bxg4 23.Nce2 Kb8 24.Kd2 Nb4 25.a3 Nc6 26.c3 Na5 27.Ke1 Nc4 28.Qg2 Bxe2 29.Nxe2 Nxe3 30.Bxe3 Qxe3 31.Kf1 a6 32.Qf2 Qg5 33.Rd3 Rh8 34.Ng3 Qc1+ 35.Kg2 Rg8 36.b4 f5 37.c4 f4 38.c5 fxg3 39.Qe2 Bf4 40.Rf3 Qd2 41.Qxd2 Bxd2 42.b5 axb5 0-1
[And Black still has 5…g4.]

 

5.g3 g4

 

 

White can still fail spectacularly with 6.Ng1? h5! 7.Bg2 h4! -/+ (Analysis by O’ Connell)

 

R. Runas-Escalante
Blitz Game (5 min to 1 minute)
Buena Park, CA, Nov. 7 1987
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nd4 h5! 7.Bg2 h4 8.Nc3 hxg3 9.hxg3 Bxg3+ 10.Kf1 Qf6+ 11.Kg1 (11.Nf3 Rxh1+ 12.Bxh1 Qh6 13.Bg2 gxf3 14.Bxf3 Bh3+ 15.Kg1 Bg4 -+) 11…Qf2mate 0-1

 

Eduard Konovalov (2125)-Seit Karaev (2003)
Anapa Open, 2007
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nd4 h5 7.Nc3 h4 8.Bg2 h3 9.Bf1 Bxg3+ 10.hxg3 Qxd4 11.e3 Qe5 12.Ne2 Nf6 13.d4 Qe4 14.Rh2 Bf5 0-1

 

Sorenson-Jacobsen
Denmark, 1971
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 h5 7.d4 Be7 8.Ng2 Nf6 9.Nf4? (9.Bg5) 9…h4 10.Rg1 Nc6 11.e3 Ne4 12.Bd3 Ng5 13.Be2 hxg3 14.hxg3 f5 15.Nd2 Nxd4! 16.exd4 Qxd4 17.Rg2 Qe3 18.Rf2 Bc5 19.Nd3 Ne4!

2020_06_25_B

20.Nf3 (20.Nxe4 Rh1+ 21.Rf1 Rxf1+ 22.Kxf1 Qg1# ; 20.Rg2 Nxd2 21.Nf2 Nf3+ 22.Kf1 Qxf2+! 23.Rxf2 Rh1+ 24.Kg2 Rh2+ 25.Kf1 Rxf2#) 20…Rh1+ 21.Rf1 Qf2+ 22.Nxf2 Bxf2mate 1-0

 
[But White should still be OK. He does win some games after all!]

 
E. Koscielny (1876)-Fabian Bouche (1588)
Cappelle la Grande Open
France, 2013
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 f5 7.d4 f4 8.Qd3 Qe7 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.Bxf4 Bxf4 11.gxf4 Nc6 12.O-O-O Nb4 13.Qg3 Nh5 14.Qf2 Rf8 15.e3 Bf5 16.Nxf5 Rxf5 17.Bb5+ c6 18.Bd3 Ra5 19.a3 Nd5 20.Nxd5 cxd5 21.Qe2 Rc8 22.Qxg4 Kd8 23.Qxh5 Rxa3 24.Qxd5+ Ke8 25.Qg8+ Kd7 26.Bf5+ Kd6 27.Qxc8 Qxe3+ 28.Kb1 1-0

 

Uwe Ritter (1991)-Jens-Ole (1676)
12th Lichtenberger Sommer
Berlin, 2013
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 f5 7.e3 Qe7 8.Qe2 Nf6 9.Ng2 Bxg3+ 10.hxg3 Ne4 11.Rh2 Nxg3 12.Qf2 Ne4 13.Qh4 Qxh4+ 14.Rxh4 Nc6 15.Bb5 Bd7 16.Bxc6 Bxc6 17.Nf4 O-O-O 18.d3 Ng5 19.Nd2 g3 20.Nh3 g2 21.Ng1 Rdg8 22.Kf2 Rg7 23.Nb3 Rhg8 24.Nd4 Bd7 25.Ndf3 Nxf3 26.Kxf3 Rg3+ 27.Kf2 R8g7 28.Rxh7 Rxh7 29.Kxg3 Bc6 30.Bd2 Rh1 31.Kf2 Kd7 32.Re1 Rh2 33.e4 fxe4 34.dxe4 b5 35.Nf3 1-0

 

[Now let’s look at at the more conservative 4.Nf3 Nf6. White has choices here. He can play 5.d4, which is again, equal in chances.]

4.Nf3 Nf6  5.d4

Nyman-Larsen
Denmark, 1966
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 (5.e4 Ng4 leads back to our first game.) 5…O-O 6.Bg5 Re8 7.Qd3 Nc6 8.a3 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bf2 Ne4 11.h3 Bf5 12.Qd1 Bf4 13.g4 Nxf2 14.Kxf2 Be3+ 15.Kg2 Nxd4 16.gxf5 Nxf3 17.Qxd8 Nh4+ 18.Kg3 Raxd8 19.Nc3 Nxf5+ 20.Kg2 Rd2 21.Rc1 h5 22.Nd1 Bb6 23.Kh2 Rexe2+ 24.Bxe2 Rxe2+ 25.Nf2 Rxf2+ 26.Kg1 Re2+ 27.Kf1 Ng3mate 0-1

 

R. Phillips-Escalante
1 minute game
Anaheim, 1986
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 (6…Bg3+!? 7.Kd2 Bxf3 8.exf3 Qxd4+ 9.Ke2) 7.gxf3? (>7.exf3 Bg3+ 8.Ke2 Nc6) 7…Bg3+ 8.Kd2 Qxd4mate 0-1

 

R. Klein-S. Mueller
PF Open
Eisenberg, Germany, 1993
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 b6 6.Bg5 Bb7 7.Nc3 Qe7 8.Qd3 O-O 9.O-O-O Re8 10.g3 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Bg2 Qe7 13.Rhe1 Bb4 14.Nh4 Qg5+ 15.e3 Bxg2 16.Nxg2 Bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qd5 18.Nf4 Qxa2 19.d5 Qa4 20.Rd4 Qd7 21.e4 Qe7 22.e5 Na6 23.h4 Rad8 24.Nh5 Nc5 25.Rg4 Kh8 26.Rxg7 Rxd5 27.e6 Na4 28.Rh7+ Kxh7 29.Qg7mate 1-0

 

Bird-Steinitz, 1867
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bg4 7.e3 Qd7 8.Bb5 O-O-O 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.d5 Qe7 11.Bxc6 Qxe3+ 12.Qe2 Qc1+ 13.Qd1 Rde8+ 14.Bxe8 Rxe8+ 15.Kf2 Qe3+ 16.Kf1 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Bc5 18.Kg2 Rg8+ 0-1

 

Fried-Schlechter
Vienna, 1897
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bf2 Ne4 9.e3 g4 10.Bh4 gxf3 11.Bxd8 f2+ 12.Ke2 Bg4+ 13.Kd3 Nb4+ 14.Kxe4 f5+ 0-1

 

Bird-Blackburne
London, 1879
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Ne4 6.Nc3 f5 7.Qd3 Qe7 8.Nb5 Nc6 9.Nxd6+ Qxd6 10.c3 O-O 11.g3 Re8 12.Bg2 Qe7 13.O-O Nd6 14.Re1 Bd7 15.Bg5 Qf8 16.Bf4 Rad8 17.Ng5 g6 18.Bxd6 cxd6 19.Bd5+ Kg7 20.Qd2 Ne7 21.Be6 Ng8 22.d5 Nf6 23.Bxd7 Rxd7 24.Ne6+ Rxe6 25.dxe6 Re7 26.Qxd6 Qe8 27.Rad1 Rxe6 28.Qc7+ Re7 29.Qd8 Qf7 30.Rd6 Re8 31.Qa5 b6 32.Qb5 Qe7 33.Qd3 Qf7 34.c4 Re7 35.Rd1 h5 36.Qc3 Rc7 37.b3 Qe7 38.Qd4 Kf7 39.b4 g5 40.c5 bxc5 41.bxc5 Ne4 42.Qd5+ Kg7 43.Rd7 Rxd7 44.Qxd7 Kf6 45.Qxe7+ Kxe7 46.c6 1-0

 

Bird-Blackburne
England, 1892
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Ne4 6.Qd3 f5 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Nxe4 fxe4 9.Qxe4 Bf5 10.Qxb7 Nd7 11.Qb3+ Kh8 12.Bg5 Qe8 13.Qe3 Qh5 14.c3 Rab8 15.Qd2 Nb6 16.b3 Nd5 17.Rc1 h6 18.Bh4 Bf4 19.Qb2 Ne3 20.Bf2 Rbe8 21.Bxe3 Bxe3 22.c4 Be4 23.Rc3 Bxf3 24.Rxe3 Rxe3 25.gxf3 Qxf3 26.Kd2 Qxh1 27.Kxe3 Qxf1 28.Kd3 Rf3+ 29.Kd2 Rf2 30.Kd3 Qh3+ 0-1

 

Guischard-Gedult
Paris, 1972
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4 Ng4 6.Nc3 Bxh2 7.Bg5 Bg3+ 8.Kd2 f6 9.Bh4 Nf2 10.Qc1 Nxh1 0-1
[He can play 5.g3, which is more complicated, but still equal in chances.]

4.Nf3 Nf6  5.g3

 

Deppe-Spohr
corres., 1960
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.d4 Bf5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.c3 O-O-O 10.Nbd2 Rhe8 11.Qa4 (11.Nc4 Be4!) 11…Bd3 12.Kd1 Bf5 13.Bg2 Qe7 14.Re1 Qe3 15.Ng1 Ne5 16.Qxa7 c6 17.Nh3 Nd3 18.Nc4 Nxb2+ 19.Nxb2 Bb4 20.Bxc6 Rxd4+ (20…Bc2+) 21.Qxd4 Rd8 22.Bxb7+ Kc7 23.Bd5 1-0

 

Krause-Schutt
corres., 1968
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Bg5 f6 8.Bf4 Bxf4 9.gxf4 Nd4 10.Na3 O-O 11.Qd2 Re8 12.Ng1 Ne3 13.h3 Qd6 0-1

 

Kremer-Lungmuss
corres.
Thematic Tournament, 1961
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bg4 7.d3 Bc5 8.Nc3 a6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Qd2 O-O-O 12.Rf1 Rhe8 13.Qf4 Qe6 14.e4 Nb4 15.O-O-O g5 16.Qd2 Nxa2+ 17.Kb1 Bb4 18.h3 Nxc3+ 19.bxc3 Ba3 20.Ka1 Qb6 21.Rb1 Qa5 22.Rb3 Bc1+ 0-1

 

Kny-Grusman
corres.
European Ch., 1973/4
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bg4 7.c3 Qe7 8.O-O O-O-O 9.d4 Rde8 10.Re1 Ne4 11.d5 Ne5 12.Bf4 Bc5+ 13.Nd4 Nc4 14.b3 Ncd6 15.Qd3 Qf6 16.Nd2 Nxc3 0-1

 

Hip-Abunan
Moscow Ol.
Russia, 1994
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bf5 7.d3 Qd7 8.O-O h5 9.Nh4 Bg4 10.Qe1 O-O-O 11.e3 Nh7 12.Qf2 g5 13.Nf5 h4 14.Nxd6+ Qxd6 15.gxh4 gxh4 16.h3 Be6 17.e4 Rdg8 18.Kh1 Qd7 19.Kh2 Ng5 20.Bxg5 Rxg5 21.Nd2 Rhg8 22.Rg1 Rg3 23.Nf3 Bxh3 24.Nxh4 Bxg2 25.Rxg2 Qh3+ 26.Kg1 Qxh4 27.Qf5+ Kb8 0-1

 

Hanegby-Maria Perez
corres.
WCCF, EQ2389, 2002
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.g3 Ng4 6.Bg2 h5 7.O-O h4 8.h3 Bxg3 9.d4 Qd6 10.Qd3 Nh2 11.Qe4+ Kf8 12.Nxh2 Bxh2+ 13.Kh1 Bg3 14.Bf4 Bxf4 15.Rxf4 Nc6 16.Nc3 g5 17.Rf2 Qxd4 18.Raf1 Qxe4 19.Rxf7+ Ke8 20.Nxe4 g4 21.Rxc7 gxh3 22.Bf3 Rh6 23.Bh5+ Rxh5 24.Nf6+ Kd8 25.Rg7 Bg4 26.Nxg4 Rh8 27.Rff7 1-0

 

B. Sharwood (1878)-T. Greco (2155)
corres.
1992 USCF Team Ch.
1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.g3 g4 6.Nh4 Ne7 7.d4 Ng6 8.Nxg6 hxg6 9.Qd3 Nc6 10.c3 Bf5 11.e4 Qe7 12.Bg2 O-O-O 13.Be3 Rxh2 14.Rxh2 Bxg3+ 15.Kf1 Bxh2 16.exf5 Re8 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Bd2 Qh4 19.Na3 Bg3 20.Be3 Qh1+ 21.Ke2 Qxa1 22.Nc2

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22…Qc1! (Z) 23.fxg6 fxg6 24.Qxg6 Rxe3+ 25.Nxe3 Qe1+ 26.Kd3 Qb1+ 27.Nc2 Qf1+ 28.Ke3 Bf4+ 29.Ke4 Qf3+ 30.Kf5 Bd2+! 31.Ke6 Qd5+ 32.Ke7 Qg5+! 33.Qxg5 Bxg5+ 34.Ke6 Bd2 35.d5 c5 0-1

 
So, is this the end of From’s Gambit? No, just the start of the beginning.
“…I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Humphrey Bogart, “Casablanca”

Chess and Checkers

When I was in High School, and just beginning to understand the theories of chess, an old man came to visit us at the table. This episode probably then happened a park.

 

He watched with some intensity, as I and my opponent were engrossed in our game. After the game ended (I think I won), he asked, almost with a sneer, “so what is the difference between checkers and chess?”

 

 

I didn’t exactly why he was asking this question. But I gave him my best answer and replied, “Chess is more complicated”.

 

 

With that, the old turned around and departed. Maybe he thought I was rude and me being a male teenager, that may be true. Or is because he didn’t expect the conversation to go that way. Or he may have thought he has interacting with younger teens (after all, when I was 14 I could still pass for a 12 year-old).

 

 

So, I got to thinking, what are differences between chess and checkers. And I drew up a list. Which I promptly lost. But I remember most of it. And now with the magic of the Internet, and blogging in particular, here is my list (corrected for spelling and grammar).

 

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WHAT IS THE SAME

 

The boards are identical in size (8 x 8).

 

Each board has 64 squares.

 

A man moving to the 8th rank is promoted.

 

 

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It is a game usually played by only two competitors.

 

 

WHAT IS DIFFERENT

 

Checkers is played on a red and black board. Chess is typically played on a white and black board.

 

In checkers, each player starts with only 12 men. In chess, each player starts with 16 men.

 

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In checkers, all the men look the same, move the same way, and are of equal value. In chess, the pieces look different, move differently, and are worth different values.

 

 

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In checkers, Black moves first. In chess, White moves first.

 

In checkers, a man reaching the 8th rank can only be promoted to a King. In chess, a man reaching the 8th rank can be promoted to a Queen, a Rook, a Bishop, or a Knight. But never to a King.

 

In checkers, players use only 32 squares of the board. In chess, both players use all 64 squares.

 

In checkers, players may only move their men diagonally. In chess, players may move their pieces diagonally, forward, backwards, and horizontally.

 

In checkers, a player captures a man by jumping over them. In chess, a player can capture a man by occupying their place on the board.

 

In checkers, only a king can move backwards. In chess, Knights, Bishops, Rooks, Queens, and Kings can move backwards. Pawns are the only units that may only move forward.

 

 

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In chess, there are rules for en passant and castling. No such rules exist for checkers.

 

In checkers, captures are mandatory. In chess, players may decline a capture.

 

In checkers, openings are decided by lot. In chess, opening play is determined by the players.

 

 

And for us chess enthusiasts:

 

Chess has a high cultural value. People equate us chess players as possessing great intelligence, a fantastic memory, and in its purest form; grace.

 

It is possible to be a prodigy in math, music, or chess.

 

Two examples;

 

Frank Brady wrote “Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy”.

 

 

 

Wikipedia has an article titled, “Chess Prodigy”.

 

 

No checkers player has ever been known or labeled as a prodigy.

 

Dallying with the Dilworth

Recently I had an opportunity to analyze to the Dilworth variation of the Open Ruy Lopez.

 

To begin, let us look up the moves that lead up the Dilworth.

 

 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 (This move defines the Ruy Lopez, named after the 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura.) 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 (The Open Variation of the RL. Black’s objective is to get good piece play by advancing his d-pawn and giving his pieces the freedom to roam across the board as well as pushing and protecting his d-pawn.) 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 (9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 d4 11.Ng5 leads to interesting Karpov Gambit. I’ve researched this line and IMHO, White’s attack is almost worth the pawn he sacrificed.) 9…Bc5 (Black can also play 9…Be7, which will give him a more closed game.) 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2!? (With this move Black gives up a knight for White’s f2-pawn and in return, gets a pinned White Rook and misplaced White King. And the Dilworth fight is on!) 12.Rxf2 (A forced move. The real analysis begins here.)

 

Black can certainly play 12…Bxf2+ at this point. But better is delaying this capture as not only is rook pinned, but it’s fixed position temporarily hinders the movement of White’s pieces.

 
Bobby Fischer-W. Stevens
US Open
Oklahoma City, July 24 1956
[White gets a small advantage but can’t do anything with it.]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 13.Kxf2 f6 14.exf6 Qxf6 15.Kg1 Rae8!? (15…Bg4 16.Nf1 Bxf3 17.Qxf3 Qxf3 18.gxf3 Rxf3 19.Be3 Ne7 20.Bg5! +/- ECO.) 16.Nf1 Ne5 17.Ne3 Nxf3+ 18.Qxf3 Qxf3 19.gxf3 Rxf3 20.Bd1 Rf7 1/2-1/2

 
Black must play 12…f6, or at least transpose into it.

 

We now continue.

 

12.Rxf2 f6

 
Two moves White should now avoid are 13.Nb3 and 13.Qe2. Again, not necessarily bad, but he has a better alternative.

 

Hennie Daniels-T. Farrell
England, 1943
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.Nb3 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 fxe5 15.Nc5 Bg4 16.Bb3 Ne7 17.h3 Bxf3 18.gxf3 Qd6 19.Ne4 Qd7 20.Ng5 h6 21.Ne4 c6 22.Be3 Qxh3 23.Bc5 Qh4+ 24.Ke2 Rxf3 25.Nf2 Raf8 26.Qg1 e4 27.Qg2 Ng6 28.Qf1 Nf4+ 29.Kd2 Nd3 30.Nxd3 Rxf1 31.Rxf1 Rxf1 0-1

 

Gyula Kluger (2250)-Laszlo Szabo
Hungary Ch.
Budapest, 1946
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.Qe2 fxe5 14.Nb3 Bxf2+ 15.Qxf2 e4 16.Qe1 Bg4 17.Nfd4 Ne5 18.Nc5 Qf6 19.Be3 Rae8 20.Qg3 h5 21.Bb3 Kh8 22.h3 Qd6 23.Qh4 Ng6 24.Qe1 Bc8 25.Ne2 Bxh3 26.Rd1 c6 27.gxh3 Rf3 28.Bd4 Rxh3 29.Qf2 Nh4 30.Nf4 Nf3+ 31.Kf1 Qxf4 32.Be3 Qg4 0-1

 

13.exf6! And now Black has to play 13…Qxf6 or 13…Bxf2+ .

 
We’ll look at 13…Qxf6 first.

 
White’s best is 14.Nb3! He wins most of the games as his knight move solidifies his position.

 

Ramon Ardid Rey-Jan Kleczynski X25
Paris Ol.
France, 1924
[This game appears to be the first time the Dilworth variation was played in a master game.]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6

 

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13…Qxf6 14.Nb3 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 Ne5 16.Nc5 Bg4 17.Qxd5+ Kh8 18.Qe4 Qh4+ 19.Kg1 Nxf3+ 20.gxf3 Rae8 21.Bg5 Rxe4 22.Bxh4 Re5 23.fxg4 g5 24.Ne6 1-0

 

M. Paragua (2521)-C. Acor (2246)
Foxwoods Open
Ledyard, US, Mar. 20 2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Nb3 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 Ne5 16.Kg1 c6 17.Be3 Bg4 18.Nbd2 Rae8 19.Bc5 Rf7 20.a4 Qh6 21.axb5 axb5 22.Kh1 Nd7 23.Bg1 Qh5 24.Qf1 Nf6 25.Re1 Rfe7 26.Rxe7 Rxe7 27.h3 Bf5 28.Bd1 Qe8 29.Bc5 Re6 30.Qf2 Ne4 31.Nxe4 Bxe4 32.Qg3 h6 33.Qc7 Kh7 34.b4 Rg6 35.Bd4 Qe6 36.Be5 Qf5 37.Kh2 Qf8 38.Bg3 Qf6 39.Qe5 Qf7 40.Nd4 Rg5 41.Qe6 Qa7 42.Bg4 Qa1 43.Qf7 Qb2 44.Nf3 1-0

 

Z. Abdumalik (2428)-N. Khomeriki (2347) X25
World Junior Girls Ch.
Tarvisio, Italy, Nov. 20 2017
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Nb3 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 Ne5

 
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16.Kg3!? (A brave king! The usual move is 16.Kg1.) 16…g5 17.Qd4 h5 18.Bxg5 h4+ 19.Qxh4 Qg7 20.Nbd4 Nxf3 21.gxf3 1-0

 

White also can experiment with: 14.Qf1.

 

Smilov-Botvinnik
USSR Ch.
Moscow, 1943
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Qf1 Bg4 (14…g5 15.h3 h5 16.Nb3 Bxf2+ 17.Qxf2 g4 18.hxg4 hxg4 19.Qg3 +- ECO ; 14…Ne5 15.Nd4 Qh4 16.N2f3 Nxf3+ 17.Rxf3 Bg4 18.Rf2 Rae8 19.Bf4! +- Suetin.) 15.Kh1 Bxf2 16.Qxf2 Rae8 17.Qg3 Ne5 18.Bd1 Nd3 19.h3 Bh5 20.Bc2 Nf4 21.Ng1 c5 22.Ndf3 Ne2 23.Nxe2 Rxe2 24.Bd1 Re6 25.Bd2 h6 26.Kh2 Re4 27.Ng5 hxg5 28.Bxh5 Re5 29.Bf3 Qe7 30.a4 Kh7 31.axb5 axb5 32.Ra7 Qd6 33.Bg4 Rd8 34.Kh1 d4 35.cxd4 cxd4 36.Bf4 Re1+ 37.Qxe1 Qxf4 38.Rd7 Rxd7 39.Bxd7 d3 40.Bg4 d2 41.Qe2 b4 42.Qd3+ g6 43.Kg1 Kh6 44.b3 Kg7 45.Bf3 Qf7 46.Kf2 Qe6 47.Qe3 Qd6 48.Bd1 Qd5 49.g4 Kh7 50.Ke2 1-0

 

So Black almost has to play 13…Bxf2+ and come up with a plan after 14.Kxf2

 
He can try 14… fxe5!?

 

Edward Sergeant-George Thomas
Guildford, England, 1944
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.Nf1 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 fxe5!? 15.Kg1 e4! (The point of Black’s last move. More testing is needed for this line.) 16.Bg5 Qd7 17.Nd4 Bg4 18.Qd2 Ne5 19.Ne3 c6 20.Nxg4 Qxg4 21.Bd1 Qd7 22.Be2 Rf7 23.Bf4 Nc4 24.Bxc4 bxc4 25.Be3 Raf8 26.h3 h6 27.Ne2 Rf6 28.Kh2 g5 29.Ng3 Qd6 30.Bd4 Rf5 31.Qe3 R8f7 32.Kh1 Rf3 33.gxf3 Qxg3 34.fxe4 Rf3 35.Qg1 Qh4 36.Be5 Rxh3+ 37.Bh2 g4 38.Re1 Rxh2+ 0-1

 

But more common is 14…Qxf6.

 
White can go totally wrong after 15.Kg1

 
GM Ljubojevic-GM Yusupov
Interpolis
Tilburg, Sept. 27 1987
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Kg1 Rae8 16.Qf1 Bf5 17.Bxf5 Qxf5 18.b3 d4 19.cxd4 Nxd4 20.Nxd4 Qc5 21.Bb2 Rxf1+ 22.Rxf1 Re2 23.Rf2 Rxf2 24.Kxf2 Qd5 25.Ke3 Qe5+ 0-1

 

GM E. Matsuura-FM Guilherme De Borba
Floripa Open
Florianopolis, Brazil, Jan. 25 2020
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Bc5 10.c3 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Kg1 Rae8 16.Qf1 Bf5 17.Bxf5 Qxf5 18.Nb3 Ne5 19.Nbd4 Nxf3+ 20.Nxf3 Qc2 21.h3 Re2 22.b3 Qxc3 23.Qxe2 Qxa1 24.Qe6+ Kh8 25.Qc6 Qxa2 26.Qxd5 Qb1 27.Qc5 Re8 28.Qc6 Rf8 1/2-1/2

 

But 15.Kf1 Ne5 keeps the game going. It is doubled-edged and White just has to find the correct 16th move. He didn’t in this game.

 

Lee-Hanley
La Palma C.C., 1982
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Ng3?! (Too slow.) 16…Rae8! (Taking advantage of the extra tempo.) 17.Kg1 Bg4 18.Qxd5+?! (It is not a good idea to open lines when your opponent is the one doing the attacking, even if it is a check.) 18…Kh8

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19.Be4 (Not 19.Qe4? Nxf3+! -+) 19…Rd8 20.Qc5 Rd1+ 21.Kf2 Bxf3 22.gxf3 Nd3+! 0-1

 

 
16.Kg1 is flashy and may not be the best for White. But it does lead to lots of excitement and can be a real crowd pleaser.

 

 
IM Nelson Mariano-IM Sophia Polgar
World Jr. Ch.
Matinhos, Oct. 1994
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Bc2 O-O 11.Nbd2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Kg1 Rae8 16.Nf1 Ne5 17.Be3 Nxf3+ 18.Qxf3 Qxf3 19.gxf3 Rxf3 20.Bd4

 
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20…Bh3 21.Ng3 Re6 22.Rd1 h5 23.Bb3 c6 24.Nxh5 Bg4 25.Nxg7 Rg6 26.Kg2 Rf7 27.Re1 c5 28.Be5 c4 29.Bc2 Bf5+ 30.Bg3 Bxc2 31.Ne8 Be4+ 32.Kg1 Rf3 33.a3 Kf8 34.Nc7 Rf7 35.Rf1 Rxf1+ 36.Kxf1 Ke7 0-1

 

Milan Babula (2323)-Jesper Skjoldborg (2274)
Czech Republic Open
Marianske Lazne, Jan. 29 2004
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Kg1 Rae8 17.Be3 Nxf3+ 18.Qxf3 Qxf3 19.gxf3 Rxf3 20.Bd4 Bh3 21.Ng3 Re6 22.Rd1 h5 23.Bd3 h4 24.Nh1 c5 25.Bxc5 Re5 26.Bd6 Rg5+ 27.Ng3 hxg3 28.hxg3 Rf6 29.Bb8 Bf5 30.Bf4 Rgg6 31.Be2 Bg4 32.Kf2 Bxe2 33.Kxe2 Rf5 34.Kd3 Rc6 35.Re1 Kf7 36.Rh1 g5 37.Bb8 Rf2 38.g4 Rxb2 39.Be5 Rxa2 40.Rh7+ Kg6 41.Rg7+ Kh6 42.Rg8 Ra3 43.Rh8+ Kg6 44.Rg8+ Kf7 45.Rg7+ Ke6 46.Rg6+ Kxe5 47.Rxc6 b4 48.Rg6 Kf4 49.Kd4 bxc3 50.Kxd5 Kxg4 0-1

 

 

16.Be3 is better. White’s defences are improved with a flexible bishop.

 
Balashov-Tukmakov
USSR Ch., 1977
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Be3 Rae8 17.Bd4 Bg4 18.N1d2 Qf4 19.Kg1 Nxf3+ 20.Nxf3 c6 21.Bd3 Bxf3 22.Qxf3 Qxf3 23.gxf3 Rxf3 24.Rd1 a5 25.Kg2 Rf4 26.Kg3 +/-

 

Kupreichik-Shereshevski
Sokolsky Memorial
Minsk, 1978
[ECO?]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Be3 Rae8 17.Bc5 Nxf3 18.gxf3 Rf7 19.Kg2 h5 20.Qd3 Qg5+ 21.Kh1 Bf5 22.Qxd5 c6 23.Qxc6 Bd7 24.Qg6 Qxc5 25.Bb3 +/- Ree7 26.Ng3 Qe3 27.Qxh5 Be6 28.Nf5 Rxf5 29.Qxf5 Bxb3 30.axb3 Qe2 31.Qd5+ Kh7 32.Qh5+ Kg8 33.Qd5+ Kh7 34.Rg1 Re5 35.Qf7 1-0

 

Kupreichik-Stoica
Kirovakan, Armenia, 1978
[ECO]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Be3 Qh4+ (16…Bg4? 17.Qxd5+ Kh8 18.Qe4 g6 19.Bd4 +-) 17.Kg1 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 Rf6 19.Bd4 Qg5+ 20.Kh1 Bh3 21.Ne3 Rf7 22.Qg1 +/- Qf4 23.Qg3 Qxg3 24.hxg3 Rxf3 25.Bb3 Be6 26.Kg2 Rf7 27.Nxd5 Rd8 28.Nf4 Bxb3 29.axb3 c5 30.Ne6 Re8 31.Nxc5 Re2+ 32.Kh3 h5 33.Rxa6 Rf1 34.Kh4 Rf5 35.g4 hxg4 36.Ra7 Rf7 37.Rb7 Rxb2 38.Rxb5 Rh2+ 39.Kg3 Rh3+ 40.Kxg4 Rhf3 41.Ne6 1-0

 

GM Vassily Ivanchuk-GM Artur Yusupov
Linares, Feb. 21 1990
[Inside Chess?]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Be3 Rae8 17.Bc5 Nxf3 18.gxf3 Rf7 19.Ng3 Bg4 20.Kg1 Qxf3 21.Qxf3 Bxf3? 22.Rf1! +/- Rf6 23.b4! c6 24.Bf5? (>24.Bd4 Rf4 25.Bf5 with the idea of Bd7 +-) 24…Be2 25.Re1 Bh5 26.Rxe8+ Bxe8 27.Be7 Rh6 28.Bg5 Rd6 29.Be7 Rh6 30.Bc8 Bf7 31.Bc5 Be6 32.Bxa6 Bd7 33.Bb7 Kf7 34.Ne2 Ke6 35.Nd4+ Ke5 36.Nb3 Ke4 37.Bf2 Bh3 38.Nd4 Rg6+ 39.Bg3 Rf6 40.Bf2 Rg6+ 41.Bg3 Rf6 42.Bf2 Rg6+ 1/2-1/2

 

FM C. Olivares Olivares-FM W. Cuevas Araya (2187)
Chile Ch.
Santiago, Feb. 20 2019
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 f6 13.exf6 Bxf2+ 14.Kxf2 Qxf6 15.Nf1 Ne5 16.Be3 Rae8 17.Bc5 Qh4+ 18.Kg1 Rxf3 19.gxf3 Qh5 20.Nd2 Bh3 21.Kh1 Nc4 22.Bb3 Nxd2 23.Qxd2 Qxf3+ 24.Kg1 Qg4+ 25.Kh1 Qe4+ 26.Kg1 Qg4+ 27.Kh1 Qe4+ 28.Kg1 Qg6+ 29.Kh1 Qe4+ 30.Kg1 Re5 31.Be3 Qg4+ 32.Kh1 Qf3+ 33.Kg1 Qg4+ 34.Kh1 Qe4+ 35.Kg1 Qg6+ 36.Kh1 Qe4+ 37.Kg1 Qg4+ 38.Kh1 c6 1-0

 
And that’s where we stand. More analysis is needed!

The Lousy Lolli

Some gambits are good for a surprise value only. Or they are thought to be simple enough to defend; no prior research is necessary to find a win.

 

But what if you really had to defend such a gambit? You never seen it before, you never analyzed it, but there it is, over the board and your clock has been started. You have a feeling that you should be able to beat it. But your clock is still ticking and you know you just have win this game, if for nothing except one’s own pride.

 

The Lolli Gambit is one of those gambits. You just know there is a defence. But what is the strategy? What are the moves?

 

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I call it the Lousy Lolli. I originally called it that as it seems to be lousy for White. But if Black doesn’t find the right moves, then it can easily become very lousy for him.

 
According to Wikipeida, Giambattista Lolli (1698 – 4 June 1769) was an Italian chess player and one of the most important chess theoreticians of his time.

 
Let’s first define the gambit:

 

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+. White has sacrificed a piece in a position that resembles the Muzio. But he sacrifices his bishop too early.

 
Obviously Black can  decline the gambit. But he has lost a pawn, cannot castle, and his king is misplaced. White has at least a “+/-”.

 

Ioan Panait (1680)-Silvia Poenariu
Deva Team Tournament, 1999
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Ke7 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 7.O-O gxf3 8.Qxf3 Bh6 9.Nc3 c6 10.d4 Qf8 11.e5 d5 12.exd6+ Kxd6 13.Ne4+ Kc7 14.Qh5 Qg7 15.Rf2 Bg4 16.Qxh6 Qxh6 17.Bxf4+ Qxf4 18.Rxf4 Be6 19.Nf6 Rh8 20.Re1 Bxa2? (Black has to try 20…Bc8 or 20…Bd7) 21.b3! +/- h6 22.Ra1 Bxb3 23.cxb3 Na6 24.Ng4 h5 25.Rf7+ Kb6 26.Ne5 Rhd8 1-0

 

 

So Black is forced to take the offered bishop. Now the natural 6.Ne5+, causing further disruption of Black’s defensive plans, is almost automatically played. White played 6.O-O in the following game, winning mainly, and possibly only, because of Black’s greed.

 
William Wallace Young-Frank Marshall
15 Board Simul
Bordentown, NJ, Apr. 28 1913
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.O-O gxf3? 7.Qxf3 Qf6 8.d4 Qxd4+ 9.Be3 Qf6 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Bxf4 d6 12.Qh5+ Kg7 13.Bh6+ 1-0

 
So let’s get back to 6.Ne5+, White’s best continuation.

 
Greco-N.N.
Italy, 1620?
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke6 7.Qxg4+ Kxe5 8.Qf5+ Kd6 9.d4 Bg7 10.Bxf4+ Ke7 11.Bg5+ Bf6 12.e5 Bxg5 13.Qxg5+ Ke8 14.Qh5+ Ke7 15.O-O Qe8 16.Qg5+ Ke6 17.Rf6+ Nxf6 18.Qxf6+ Kd5 19.Nc3+ Kxd4 20.Qf4+ Kc5 21.b4+ Kc6 22.Qc4+ Kb6 23.Na4mate 1-0

 

George B. Spencer-N.N.
Minneapolis Chess Club, 1893
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke6 7.Qxg4+ Kxe5 8.d4+ Kxd4 9.b4 Bxb4+ 10.c3+ Bxc3+ 11.Nxc3 Kxc3
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12.Bb2+! Kxb2 (If Black was to play 12…Kd3!?, then White would castle queenside to continue the attack.) 13.Qe2+ Kxa1 14.O-Omate 1-0

 

By now, you have probably figured out that 6…Ke6? puts the Black in the way of further harm. The alternate move, 6…Ke8 makes White’s mating efforts much hard as Black can now put his pieces in front of his king, instead of behind him where they become mere spectators.

 

 

Let’s look at a few games with the idea of seeing additional opening themes and tactical possibilities. Black can win if he can sidestep the complications. And if he can’t …

 

Murcey De Villette – Maubuisson
Paris, 1680
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 (The most common continuation. White needs to continue his attack and maybe win some material back. This move does both.) 7…Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nc4 Qe7 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.O-O Bg7 12.d3 Rf8 13.Qg5 Be6 14.Ne3 Kd7 15.Bd2

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(Black needs to either tuck his king in the queenside with 15…Rae8 and 16…Kc8 or try to simplify the board. He can’t do the first as he doesn’t have enough tempi. But his alternate plan is possible and probably even good. 15…Ng4! is his best move.) 15…Rae8?! 16.Ncd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Ne5 18.Nf5 Qf7 19.Nxg7 Re7 20.Qf5+ Kd8 21.Ne6+ Ke8 22.Nxf8 Kxf8 23.Qxf6 1-0

 

Staunton-N.N.
London, 1846
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.d4 Qe7 11.O-O Bd7 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Nd5 14.Qe4 Be6 15.Bg5 Qc5+ 16.Kh1 Ncb4 17.c4 Nb6 18.b3 Be7 19.Nd4 Bg8 20.Bxe7 Qxe7 21.Nf5 Qd7 22.Qh4 Rd8 23.Qf6! (with the idea of Ng7+) 1-0

 

von Heydebrand und der Lasa-Nielsen Govert
Copenhagen, Feb. 19 1869
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.O-O Bg7 10.Nf3 Nc6 11.d4 Bg4 12.Be3 Ne7 13.Nc3 Qd7 14.e5 Nfd5 15.Qg5 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 d5 17.Ng5 Be6 18.Qf3 h5 19.Nb5 Bf5 20.c4 Bh6 21.e6! Qc6 22.Nf7 Rh7 23.Ne5 Qb6 24.Nd7 1-0

 

Blackburne-N.N.
Simul
Canterbury, England, June 1903
[Based on the tactical ending, there is a good chance this game was played blindfolded. But I am unable to confirm this.]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Qf6 (The less aggressive, but stronger, move is 7…Nf6. Now White has a growing advantage.) 8.d4 Bh6 9.O-O Qg7 10.Qh5+! +- Ke7 11.Bxf4 Bxf4 12.Rxf4 Nf6 13.Qh4 d6 14.Nc3 c6 15.Raf1 Rf8 16.Nf7 Rxf7 17.e5 dxe5 18.dxe5 Nd7 19.exf6+ Nxf6

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20.Ne4! Be6 21.Nxf6 Kf8 22.Nxh7+ Kg8 23.Rxf7 Bxf7 24.Nf6+ Kf8 25.Qb4+ 1-0

 

S. Shaw-P. Sokol
corres., 1943
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nc4 Rg8 10.O-O Be7 11.d4 Rg4 12.Qh6?! (Perhaps a little too aggressive. Better is 12.Qe2, with about an equal game.) 12…Rg6 13.Qh4 Qd7 14.Ne3 Qh3 15.Qf4 Qh5 16.Nc3 Nc6 17.Ncd5 Nxd4 18.Qf2

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18…Ne2+ 0-1 (White rightfully resigns due to 19.Kh1 Qxh2+!!)

 

N. Lelen-K. Marzec
US Open
Los Angeles, 1991
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Qe7 10.Nc3 Nc6 11.O-O Rg8 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 Rg4 14.Qxg4 Bxg4 15.Re1 Ne5 16.Nxe5 dxe5 17.d4 Kd7 18.dxe5 Qc5+ 19.Be3 Qxd5 20.h3 Bc5 21.hxg4 Bxe3+ 22.Rxe3 Qc5 23.Re1 Re8 24.Kh2 Qxc2 25.e6+ Kc8 26.R1e2 Qg6 27.e7 Qxg4 28.Rf3 Rxe7 29.Rxe7 Qh4+ 0-1

 

Firas Al Hantouli (2200)-Khaled
Asia Ch.
Dubai, 1996
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Qe7 10.Nc3 Nbd7 11.O-O Kd8 12.d4 b6 13.e5 Ne8 14.Qe4 Rb8 15.Bg5 Ndf6 16.exf6 Qxe4 17.f7+ Qe7 18.Bxe7+ Bxe7 19.Nd5 c6 20.Nxe7 Kxe7 21.Rae1+ Kd8 22.Ng5 Rf8 23.fxe8=Q+ Rxe8 24.Rxe8+ Kxe8 (and 25.Nxh7) 1-0

 

Juerg Gruber-Ioan Avram
Pizol Open, 1997
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.O-O Ng4 11.h3 Rf8 12.Qg3 Be5 13.Nxe5 Rxf1+ 14.Kxf1 Nxe5 15.Qg8+ Kd7 16.Qxh7+ Kc6 17.Qg7 b6 18.d4 Ba6+ 19.Kg1 Ned7 20.Qf7 Nf6 21.Bg5 Nbd7 22.Nc3 Qe8 23.Qb3 Rc8 24.Re1 Qg8 25.Qa4+ Kb7 26.Bxf6 Nxf6 27.b4 Qc4 28.Ne2 Nxe4 29.c3 Nxc3 30.Nxc3 Qxc3 31.Qd1 Qxb4 32.Qf3+ Kb8 33.Qd5 0-1

 

Nikolai Nasikan-Vitaliy Pasemko
Stepichev Memorial
Kiev, Dec. 28 2004
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.O-O Kf8 11.d4 Kg8 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Nd5 14.Qg3 h6 15.c4 Nb6 16.b3 Nc6 17.Bb2 Be6 18.Nc3 Bxc4 19.Rad1 Qe7 20.bxc4 Nxc4 21.Nd5 Qc5+ 22.Kh1 Nxb2 23.Nf6+ Kf7 24.Nd7 Qe7 25.Nh4+ Ke8 26.Qg6+ Kd8 27.Nb6+ Nxd1 28.Rxd1+ Qd6 29.Rxd6+ cxd6 30.Qxd6+ Ke8 31.Nxa8 Bxe5 32.Nc7+ Kf7 33.Qe6+ Kg7 34.Nf5+ Kf8 35.Qe8mate 1-0

 

Fahad A. Al Turky (1903)-Abdulrahman A. Masrahi (1863)
World Rapid Ch.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 26 2018
[Black defends accurately, picks up more material, and the concludes with a fine sacrifice. A Black player’s dream!]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke8 7.Qxg4 Nf6 8.Qxf4 d6 9.Nf3 Qe7 10.O-O Bg7 11.Nc3 Rf8! (The right ratio of defence and attacking possibilities.) 12.Qh4 Bg4 13.e5 Bxf3 14.Rxf3 dxe5 15.d3 Nbd7 16.Bg5 Qc5+ 17.Be3 Qd6 18.Raf1 c6 19.Bg5 Qd4+ 20.Qxd4 exd4 21.Re1+ Kf7 22.Ne4 Kg8! (If the king can’t find refuge on the queenside, then he should go to the kingside!) 23.Nd6 Nd5 24.Rg3 Kh8 25.a3 Be5 26.Rxe5 Nxe5 27.b3 Nf7 28.Nxb7 Nxg5 29.Rxg5 Rae8 30.h3 Rg8 31.Rf5

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Poisoned Pawn?

The term “Poisoned Pawn” appears twice in the opening naming lexicons. It can also be used in a more broader sense.

 

In general, the pawn on b2 is attacked by Black’s queen. If he does, he sure to face a massive, and sometimes very long, attack by the White’s pieces.

 

The question is, not can he take the pawn. But rather, can he withstand the attack? If he can, then he’ll be up a pawn in the endgame.

 
In a more literary sense, can Black eat the pawn without suffering indigestion? Now you know where the word, “poisoned” comes from.

 
Let’s get started.

 

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The Poisoned Pawn in the Najdorf is defined by the moves; 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6.

 

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White usually continues with 8.Qd2, allowing Black to take his b2 pawn. He knows that if nothing else, he’ll be one attacking. But how best to attack? And what to do when Black, as he typically does, counterattack?

 

Fischer was the main advocate of this Najdorf version, who played it from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s. Here is Fischer in his prime.

 

GM Bruno Parma-GM Fischer
Rovinj/Zagreb, Croatia, Apr. 12, 1970
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Be2 Bg7 12.O-O f5 13.Rfd1 O-O 14.exf5 exf5 15.Nd5 Nc6 16.Nxc6 bxc6 17.Ne7+ Kh8 18.Nxc8 Rfxc8 19.Qd3? (>19.Qxd6 Qxa2 20.Qc5, with the idea of Bd3) 19…Qc5+ 20.Kh1 Re8 -/+ 21.Qc4 Qxc4 22.Bxc4 Re4 23.Bxf7 Rf8 24.Bh5 Rxf4 25.Rb6 (>25.Rxd6 Rh4 with the idea of Be5 -/+. With the text move, White falls further behind.) 25…Be5 26.Rxa6 Rh4 27.Bf3 Rxh2+ 28.Kg1 c5 29.Ra8 Rxa8 30.Bxa8 Rh4 31.Bc6 Rb4 32.a4 Rb2 33.c4 Kg7 34.Rd3 Ra2 35.Kf1 Kg6 36.Re3 h5 37.Re2 Ra3 38.Rd2 h4 39.Ke2 Bf4 40.Rd3 Ra2+ 41.Kd1 Kf6 42.Rf3 Be5 43.Rd3 Ke7 44.Rd2 Ra3 45.Ke2 Bc3 46.Rd3 Ra2+ 47.Kd1 Bd4 48.Rh3 Bf6 49.Re3+ Be5 50.Rd3 Kd8 51.Rd2 Ra1+ 52.Ke2 Kc7 53.Bd5 Bf4 54.Rc2 Ra3 55.Rb2 Be5 56.Rd2 Rg3 57.Kd1 f4 0-1

 
It wasn’t until Fischer played in the World Championship that he met his equal, at least in this variation.

 

GM Spassky-GM Fischer
World Ch. Game #11
Reykjavik, 1972
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Nb3 Qa3 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Be2 h5 12.O-O Nc6 13.Kh1 Bd7 14.Nb1 Qb4 15.Qe3 d5 16.exd5 Ne7 17.c4 Nf5 18.Qd3 h4 19.Bg4 Nd6 20.N1d2 f5 21.a3 Qb6 22.c5 Qb5 23.Qc3 fxg4 24.a4 h3 25.axb5 hxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Rh3 27.Qf6 Nf5 28.c6 Bc8 29.dxe6 fxe6 30.Rfe1 Be7 31.Rxe6 1-0

 
To be sure, the response was cooked up by Spassky’s team both before and during the match. It was a quick defeat, and it’s no wonder that Fischer didn’t again in the match. Or ever again.

 

After winning the World Championship, Fischer disappeared for a couple of decades. During his absence several improvements were found for both sides. But without it’s chief proponent the variation is played by only a few top players.

 

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Black can also offer a poisoned pawn. In  this case the pawn is on g7.

 

The Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Winawer, offers a richer variation of play than the Najdorf. And it is played often.

 
The variation is triggered by the moves; 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4. Black has a number of ways to attempt to gain the upper hand.

 

Haritonenko-Gorin
USSR, 1965
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f5!? 8.Qg3 Ne7 9.Qxg7 Rg8 10.Qxh7 cxd4 11.Kd1 Bd7 12.Qh5+ Ng6 13.Ne2 Nc6 14.cxd4 O-O-O 15.g3

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15…Ncxe5! 16.dxe5 Ba4 17.Ra2 d4 18.Bg5 d3 0-1

 
White gets even here.

 

Escalante-NM Adaar
Thematic Tournament – Winawer Variation, Round 2
chess.com, Aug.-Sept. 2018
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 (The usual route to the Winawer. All games in the tournament began with this position.) 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 O-O (Some years ago Van der Tak wrote an article in NIC 8 titled, “Castling Into It?” where he explored Black’s kingside castling possibilities in the Poisoned Pawn Variation of the Winawer, and if it was a viable option for Black. I don’t think the resulting positions favor Black.) 8.Bd3 (Thanks to GM Van der Tak, and his article, I am convinced this is best move for White.) 8…Nbc6 9.Nf3 cxd4?? (This loses the game in a hurry.)
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10.Bxh7+! 1-0 [Black resigns due to 10…Kxh7 11.Qh5+ (stronger than the traditional Ng5+ as the potential escape square, g6, is denied to Black) 11…Kg8 12.Ng5 and White mates.]

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The term “Poisoned Pawn”, in a more general term, can be defined as a pawn on the b2 or g7 square that is offered to the enemy queen to lure her out of defending her king or deflecting her to an irrelevant area of the board.

 

The term can be used in the general sense.

 
GM Bent Larsen-IM Bela Berger
Amsterdam Izt.
Netherlands, 1964
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 d5?! 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.O-O Bg4?! 7.Re1 Be7 (Not 7…f6? because of 8.Nxe5! and Black is in a lot of trouble,) 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Nd4!? 10.Qg4!

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11…O-O [Castling into the same area as the enemy queen is already attacking is usually not a good idea (see above). One has to think about self-preservation in addition to attacking factors. But in this case, Black is forced into it. White’s queen breaks in on both the center and kingside after 10…Nxc2 11.Rxe5 Nxa1 (hopeless is 11…Nf6 12.Qxg7 Kd7 13.Qxf7) 12.Qxg7 Rf8 13.Rxd5 Qc8 14.Qxh7 c6 15.Rf5. Even worse is 10…Bf6? The move is not only passive but it also loses a piece after 11.Qxd4. So Black has to risk it.] 11.Rxe5 Nf6 12.Qd1 (White has the extra pawn and better position.) 12…Bd6 13.Re1 Re8 14.Be3 c5 15.Nd2 Bc7 16.Nf3 Qd6 17.Bxd4 cxd4 18.Rxe8+ Rxe8 19.c3 dxc3 20.bxc3 Nh5 21.Qa4 Re7 22.Qxa7 Nf4 23.Qxb7 h5 24.Qc8+ Kh7 25.h4 1-0

 

 

Here, each side can offer their poisoned pawns, but don’t as they have nothing to compensate for their lost material. Material and and tempi are the requisites for giving up the pawn.

 

 
Ashraf Salimov-Vadim Razin
Ukraine U16 Ch., ½ Finals
Dnipropetrovsk, Nov. 11 2004
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Qb6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.O-O Ba6 8.Re1 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.Be3 Bxd4 11.Qxd4 Rb8 12.b3 Ne7 13.Qc5 Nf5 14.g4 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 c5 16.Qg5 O-O 17.Nd2 Qb4 18.Nf1 f5 19.exf6 Rxf6 20.h3 Rbf8 21.Qe5 Rxf2 22.Qxe6+ Kh8 23.Qxa6 Qd4 24.Ne3 (24.Qe6 Rxf1+ 25.Kg2 Qf2+) 24…Qf4 25.Nf1 Qf3 (Black has too much pressure on White’s weak point and she has to concede the point.) 0-1

The French Problem

Many years ago. I was playing a tournament. Sometime between my morning game and afternoon game I met a young guy.

 

He was asking for help against the French Defence, saying he had a problem trying to figure it out so he could win as White.

 

He didn’t have a board or a set. I set up my pieces on my board so I can both see the moves. By the way, if you ever attend a tournament, ALWAYS bring a set with you. You want to show off you are making some investment in learning more about the game.

 

Anyway, I set up the board.

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I then asked if he knew the Advanced Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5).

 

 

He said, “It’s been analyzed to death and the only way for White to try to gain an advantage was to play the Milner-Barry.” “But,” he continued, “White still loses”.

 

I don’t completely understand what he was trying to tell me. It sounded like he was repeating someone who knew the names of the variations, but little else. Maybe I’ll unravel it.

 

I figured we both have the time. Let’s keep the conversation going.

 

 

I replied, “Ok, how about the Classical Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5)?”

 

He answered me, “But it’s even more drawish than the Advanced Variation!”

 

“Ok. So what do you think of the Winawer (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4)?”

 

“Too much stuff to remember! And I don’t have the time to study all the lines.”

 

It turns out he didn’t want an improvement it the main lines. He wanted a brand-new way to counter 1.e4 e6.

 

 

I told him the French Defence got its name from a correspondence game between the cities of London and Paris in 1834.

 

 

London Chess Club-Paris Chess Club
corres. 1834
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.Qe2+ Be7 7.dxc5 O-O 8.Be3 Re8 9.Bb5 Nc6 10.Nd4 Bxc5 11.Bxc6 bxc6 12.c3 Bxd4 13.cxd4 c5 14.Qd3 Qb6 15.O-O Ba6 16.Qb3 Qxb3 17.axb3 Bxf1 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.dxc5 Nxe3+ 20.fxe3 Rxe3 21.Nd2 Rae8 22.b4 Rd3 23.Rxa7 Rxd2 24.b5 Rxb2 25.b6 d4 26.b7 d3 27.Ra8 Kf8 0-1

 

 

But the basic ideas go way back to Greco.

 

 

Greco-N.N.
Rome, 1620?
1.e4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.Nf3Be7 5.h4 O-O 6.e5 Nd5 7.Bxh7+! (yes, this famous sacrifice originated with Greco.) 7…Kxh7 8.Ng5+ Bxg5 9.hxg5+ Kg8 10.Qh5 f5 11.g6 Re8 12.Qh8mate 1-0

 

 

And I concluded, “To find a new way to combat the French may not be possible.”

 

“Please anything! Even if it might be bad for White. I want something to at least try.”

 

OK, the opened the door a little.

 

The Schlechter Variation is defined by the moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3. White’s bishop gets an early start in the game. However, it can be almost immediately challenged by Black’s knight.

 

But let’s not get too far ahead. Black can quickly lose the game (which is what my friend wanted to hear) if he falters.

 

 

Tarrasch-Kuerschner
Nuremburg, 1893
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.e5! Nfd7 5.Nf3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.O-O f6 8.Re1 f5 9.Be3 c4?!(9…Be7, with the idea of 10…O-O is definitely better.) 10.Bc2 Be7 (Black plays this move a bit late and it doesn’t coordinate well with his previous move.) 11.b3 b5 12.a4 bxa4 13.bxc4 dxc4 14.d5 Ncxe5 15.dxe6 Nxf3+ 16.Qxf3 Nb6 17.Qxf5 Bf6 [Black has serious problems here. If 17…Rf8, then 18.Qh5+ g6 19.Bxg6+ hxg6 (or 19…Rf7 20.Bxf7+ Kf8 21.Bh6#) 20.Qxg6+ Rf7 21.Qxf7#.] 18.Bc5 Bb7 19.Qg6+! hxg6 20.Bxg6mate 1-0

 

Vega Gutierrez (2236)-Korneev (1630)
La Laguna Open
Spain, May 6 2009
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 c5? 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Nc3 Qd6 6.Nb5 Qb6 7.Bf4 Na6 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.Ne5 Qa5+ 10.c3 Nd5 11.Bg5 Qb6 12.Qa4 Bd7 13.Nd6+ Qxd6 14.Nxd7 Be7 15.dxc5 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Qxd3 17.Ne5+ b5 18.cxb6 1-0

 

Whitfield-Belson
Toronto, 1934
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nf3 O-O 8.O-O Nc6 9.c3 (Seems solid and reasonable.) 9…e5?! (There are not too many games with this position. But even with lack of games, this move seems to weaken Black too much for further consideration by other French players.) 10.Bg5 Re8 11.Qc2 h6 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.Nbd2 Bb6 14.Ne4 Qe7 15.Ng3 g6 16.Bxg6 fxg6 17.Qxg6+ Kf8 18.Nh5 Qf7 19.Qxh6+ Ke7 20.Ng5 Qf5 21.Rad1 Bd7 22.Qd6+ Kd8 23.Ng7 Qg4 24.N5e6+ 1-0

 

 

 

But Black can equalize in the main line after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nf3 Nc6.

 

 

 

Tartakower-Torre
Moscow, 1925
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.O-O Qc7 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.Bg5!? (A move that may be slightly too aggressive.) 10…O-O-O 11.Qe2 e5 (ECO evaluates this position as equal. Personally, I think if any player has the advantage, it is Black.) 12.Be4 Bg4 13.Bxc6  Qxc6 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Qxf3 16.gxf3 Bd4 17.Nd1 Rd6 18.c3 Bb6 19.Ne3 Nh5 20.Nf5 Rd3 21.Rad1 Rxf3 22.Nd6+ Kc7 23.Kg2 e4 24.Nxe4 Rf5 25.Be3 Re5 26.Ng3 Nxg3 27.Bxb6+ Kxb6 28.fxg3 Re2+ 29.Rf2 Rhe8 30.Rd2 1/2-1/2

 

Ruiz Sanchez (2455)-Gallego Alcaraz (2448)
Guillermo Garcia Elite
Santa Clara, Cuba, May 17 2017
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 c5 4.Nf3 dxe4 5.Bxe4 Nf6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.O-O Qc7 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.a3?!  (A move that may be slightly too passive.) 10…a6 11.Ne4 Ba7 12.Qe1 Ng4 13.h3 h5 14.Qc3 Bd4 15.Qd2 f5 16.Neg5 Ba7 17.hxg4 hxg4 18.Qf4 Qxf4 19.Bxf4 gxf3 20.Nxf3 O-O-O 21.Rfe1 Rh5 22.Bc4 Rdh8 23.Kf1 g5 24.Bxg5 e5 25.Be3 e4 -/+ 26.Ng1 Bb8 27.f4 Rh2 28.b4 R8h4 29.g3 Rg4 30.Re2 Rh7 31.Bf2 Ne7 32.Rd1 Bc7 33.Red2 Bc6 34.Be6+ Kb8 35.Re1 Rh1 36.c4 Ba4 37.Re3 Bb6 38.c5 Bc7 39.Bd7 Bc6 40.Bxc6 bxc6 41.Rb3 Nd5 42.Re2 Kb7 43.Kg2 Rh7 44.Kf1 Rg6 45.a4 Nf6 46.b5 a5 47.b6 Bd8 48.Rd2 Nd5 49.Ne2 Bf6 50.Bd4 Bxd4 51.Rxd4 Rh1+ 52.Kf2 Rgh6 53.Rxd5 cxd5 54.Ke3 Rc6 55.Rb5 Rd1 56.Rxa5 d4+ 57.Kf2 Rd2 58.Ra7+ Kb8 59.a5 d3 60.Ke3 Rxe2+ 61.Kd4 d2 62.Kd5 Rxc5+ 0-1

 

 

Here’s a game which shows my suggestion to my friend is not so unique after all.

 

 

IM Yan Teplitsky instructed his women team competing in the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled to play this variation. Maybe there is something more about this opening.

 

 

Dina Kagramanov-Elenoara Ambrosi
Women’s Ol.
Bled, 2002
[IM Yan Teplitsky, “35th Chess Olympiad – Bled, Slovenia”, En Passant (Canada’s leading chess magazine), Apr. 2003]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 (A rare line that does not have a very good reputation.)3…dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bf3 c5 6.Ne2 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.b3 cxd4?![Now White gets to untangle her pieces. Much better is 8…Nxd4 (also for Black is to develop her queenside with 8…Bd7) 9.Nxd4 e5 10.Ne2 e4.] 9.Nxd4 Qa5+(While 9…Ne5 10.O-O Bc5 11.c3 Bd7 12.b4 Nxf3+ 13.Qxf3 Bxd4 14.Bxd4 Qc6 15.Qg3 is just as bad for Black, here 9…Bc5 10.Nxc6 Bxe3 11.fxe3 bxc6 12.Kf2 led to comfortable position for Black in Sirlett-Benggawanm Bled ol f (2) 2002, from the same match.) 10.Qd2 Qxd2+ (A funny continuation is 10…Nxd4 11.Qxa5 Bb4+ but White can just recapture the knight.) 11.Nxd2

 

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11…Nxd4?[Black is behind in development, and has a much better way of playing by depriving White of the bishop pair with 11…Ne5! 12.Nb5 Nxf3+ 13.Nxf3 Nd5 14.c4 (but not 14.Bxa7? Bd7 15.a4 Bxb5 16.axb5 Bc5 and Black wins.) 14…Nxe3 15.fxe3 Bb4+ and Black is better.]12.Bxd4 Bd6 13.Nc4 Be7 14.O-O O-O 15.Na5! Nd5 16.c4 Nb4?(Black now loses a pawn. Much better is 16…Bb4 although Black still isn’t happy after  17.cxd5 Bxa5 18.dxe6 fxe6 19.Rac1.)17.Nxb7 Nc2 18.Na5 Nxd4 19.Bxa8 Bd7 20.Rad1 e5 21.Bd5 Rb8 22.Rfe1 Bd6 23.Nb7 Bc7 24.Nc5 Bg4 25.f3 Bc8 26.Rxd4 1-0

 

 

Attacking by Castling, Part 2

You probably want to again read the first part of this series. I have greatly updated and enlarged Part 1 to cover more games and ideas. I hope you enjoy the additions.

 

And now onto Part 2.

 

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Perhaps the best well-known, as well as the first known case of mating, while is this game.

 
Please remove the R on a1 as the combination at the end does not work with the extra rook.

 

Morphy-N.N.
New Orleans, 1858
[Ra1]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 (The Fried Liver Attack was more popular in the 19th century. It’s largely due to the idea that the sacrifice is too strong for Black to survive. But strangely, it now appears that Black is doing O.K.) 6…Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Nd4 9.Bxd5+ Kd6 10.Qf7 (with the idea of Ne4#) 10…Be6 11.Bxe6 Nxe6 12.Ne4+ (White has a large advantage here. The only question is whether position is a +/- or a +-.) Kd5 13.c4+ Kxe4 14.Qxe6 Qd4 15.Qg4+ Kd3 16.Qe2+ Kc2 17.d3+ Kxc1 18.O-Omate! 1-0

 

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George B. Spencer-N.N.
Minneapolis Chess Club, 1893
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Bxf7+ (The Lolli Gambit. It’s unclear if Black should play 5…Ke7 or the text move. In this case, Black can expect little respite from the checks.) 5…Kxf7 6.Ne5+ Ke6 7.Qxg4+ Kxe5 8.d4+!?

 

[Greco-N.N., Italy, 1620?, continued with 8.Qf5+ Kd6 9.d4 Bg7 10.Bxf4+ Ke7 11.Bg5+ Bf6 12.e5 Bxg5 13.Qxg5+ Ke8 14.Qh5+ Ke7 15.O-O Qe8 16.Qg5+ Ke6 17.Rf6+ Nxf6 18.Qxf6+ Kd5 19.Nc3+ Kxd4 20.Qf4+ Kc5 21.b4+ Kc6 22.Qc4+ Kb6 23.Na4mate 1-0. Both moves seem good enough to win the game.]

 
8…Kxd4 9.b4 Bxb4+ 10.c3+ Bxc3+ 11.Nxc3 Kxc3

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12.Bb2+! Kxb2 (If Black was to play 12…Kd3!?, then White would castle queenside to continue the attack.) 13.Qe2+ Kxa1 14.O-Omate 1-0
Black get his revenge in these games.

 

N.N.-C. Meyer
Ansbach, Germany, 1931
1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Bg4 3.h3 Bh5 4.Qc1 Nd7 5.e3 e5 6.Be2 Ngf6 7.Bxh5 Nxh5 8.Qd1 g6 9.f4 Qh4+ 10.Ke2 Ng3+ 11.Kd3 Nc5+ 12.Kc3 Nge4+ 13.Kb4 Nd3+ 14.Ka4 b5+ 15.Ka5 Bb4+ 16.Ka6 Qf6+ 17.Kb7 Qb6+ 18.Kxa8 O-Omate 0-1

 

Lodewijk Prins-Lawrence Day
1968 Lugano Olympiad
Switzerland, 1968
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 a6 4.Be2 Nc6 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nc3 Qc7 7.a3 b6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bb7 10.Be3 Bd6 11.h3 Be5 12.Qd3 h5 13.Rfc1 Bh2+ 14.Kf1 Ne5 15.Qd1 Nxe4 16.Na4 Nc5 17.Nxb6 Qxb6 18.Nf3 Qc6 19.Bxc5 Bf4 20.Be3 Bxe3 21.fxe3 Ng4 22.hxg4 hxg4 23.Ne1 Rh1+ 24.Kf2 g3 25.Kxg3 Rxe1 26.Qxe1 Qxg2+ 27.Kf4 g5 28.Ke5 Qe4+ (There are some sources which claim that White resigned here. Personally, I prefer that the game continued to the mate.) 29.Kf6 Qf5+ 30.Kg7 Qg6+ 31.Kh8 O-O-Omate 0-1

 

 

Now you might believe that mating by castling can only happen when the enemy king is on your first rank. But that isn’t true.

 

 

Antonin Kvicala-N.N.
[B20]
1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nc3 a6 5.d4 b5 6.d5 bxc4 7.dxc6 d6 8.e5 d5 9.Bg5 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.Ne5 h6 12.c7 Qxc7 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Qh5+ Ke7 15.Qf7+ Kd6 16.Qxf6 Be7 17.Ne4+ dxe4 18.O-O-Omate 1-0

 

N.N.-Ryan Marcelonis
Internet Game, Sept. 15 2015
[Believed to be the fastest game ending in a castling mate.]
1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.e5 Qc7 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.d4 dxe5 7.Nxe5 Nxe5 8.dxe5 Bxb5 9.a4 Qxe5+
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10.Kd2? (White has the better 10.Be3 Qxb2 11.axb5 Qxa1 12.O-O e6, and while he is losing, he is not completely lost.) 10…O-O-Omate 0-1

STOP BRAGGING!

There must be something between large egos and chess players. They, the players, are known for bragging and boasting for the prowess in the game, sometimes even justified. But really, do we need all this boasting, bragging, arrogance, crowing, cockiness, after every game?? What ever happened to just being a gentleman? Isn’t that what tutors and teachers of the game (try to) install into their students?

 
But such attitudes go at least far back as the 19th century. Morphy faced some pretty big egos and when he traveled to Europe and some American players were apparently doing the same in the states.

 
Maybe it’s now just part of the game.

 

It was back in the 1980’s when I was first started to study and learn chess, as opposed to just playing the game. Labate’s Chess Centre held a blitz tournament every Friday night and I took part in many of these tournaments.

 

During this particular Friday night there was an expert chess player. He was slightly tall, and slightly skinny lad in his 20s. He had dark hair and walked around the room with an air of arrogance. He was also my first-round opponent.

 
We walked to the table and even before we shook hands he said he was better than me and was going to beat me. I remembered replying, “Shall I resign now?”

 

He didn’t expect that. But we still had a game to play.

1.e4 c5 2.f4 (The Grand Prix attack. It was very popular in the latter part of the 1980s. Black has a number of ways to combat this King’s Gambit version of the Sicilian, including 2…d5. Which is the main reason I gave up on this Sicilian sideline.) 2…d6 3.Nf3 Bg4?! (This is not the best as the game now mirrors the Kings’ Gambit more closely; a opening I knew- and still know – very well.) 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.e5!? (I am guessing my opponent would have difficulty with this move as he was playing very, very fast, trying to be beat me on time as well as position. All is fair in a 5 minute game.) 5…dxe5 (My opponent actually laughed at this point. He whispered to me, “I’ve won a pawn.” Then he looked at me before continuing, “Now what?”) 6.Nxe5 (I remember thinking, and maybe I did respond to him with, “But I’ve won a piece”. He looked at the free queen and smiled and smiled and excitedly asked me, “How are going to win without your queen?” He grabbed it quickly.) 6…Bxd1 (I just sat there for a little while as my opponent basked in his glory and gluttony. Have to admit it, but I did enjoy savoring the moment before playing my move.) 7.Bxf7# 1-0

 

And my opponent stood up and walked away without saying a word or shaking my hand. What did all his boasting do for him? Nothing but a source of a amusement for his opponent.

 

 

It was in 1991 that the US Open was last held in Los Angeles, CA. I played in that tournament and remembered playing chess morning, noon, and night. I know I shipped at least a few meals during that tournament.
Anyway…

 

One of my opponent was slightly drunk when he and I sat down to play in the Open. Unfortunately, he slightly squiffy. He walked with a off-balance gait, spoke in a slurred speech and I smelled alcohol on his breath when he sat down. Yup, he was drunk.

 

Gomez Baillo-Escalante
US Open
Los Angeles, Aug. 6 1991
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 (We’ve reached the Marshall Attack. This Black defence was more popular in the early 1990s and I was keen to try it out in this Open.) 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.d4 (More common is 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5.) 10…exd4 11.Nxd4 Nxd4 12.cxd4 (12.Qxd4 is better.) 12…Be6 13.Nc3 c6 14.Qh5 Qd7 15.Nxd5 cxd5 16.Bc2 g6 17.Qe5 Bd6 18.Qg5 Be7 19.Qh6 Bf6 20.Bg5 Bg7 21.Qh4 Bf5 22.Rac1 Rac8 23.Bxf5? Rxc1! 24.Rxc1 Qxf5 25.g4? Qe4 26.Be3 Bxd4 -+ 27.Bh6 Re8 28.Bg5 Bxb2 29.Qh6 Bxc1 30.Bxc1 Qxg4+ 31.Kf1 Qe2+ (with the idea of Re4) 0-1

 

Now, it was good game. But I didn’t feel right about getting it published. After all, I beat someone who was clearly not at his best. I wanted to be humble.

 

Well, two years later, a CD collection of chess games titled, Déjà vu, had this game in it. To this day, I don’t know how it ended up in there.

 

So much for being humble. I didn’t brag, but still, somehow, it got published.

 
But does such a thing as misplaced bragging happen in Master chess? I found this game in Chernev’s excellent “The Fireside Book of Chess”.]

 
Frank Marshall – Duz-Hotimirsky
Carlsbad, 1911
[D30]
[Chernev spelled “Carlsbad” as “Karlsbad”, a more popular form of spelling the city name in the 1940’s. All other notes by Chernev.]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.e3 a6 5.Ne5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.Bxc4 Bc6 8.O-O Bd6 9.Nc3 Qh4 10.f4 Nf6 11.Bd2 Ng4 12.h3 Qg3

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(Black threats are 13…Qh2# and 13…Qxg2#. Dus had already run into the next room, exclaiming excitedly in his broken German, “Poor Marshall dead! Must be mate!” …) 13.Qxg4 (… One minute later he returned with “I am dead”.) 1-0