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Oliver Jackson vs Michael Adams
"It Don't Matter If You're Black or White" (game of the day Aug-12-2021)
Sheffield (1991)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Variation (C33)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: Another battle of US Presidents, Adams winning the rubber match.
Aug-12-21  Brenin: The pun, via the singer of the song, is a nice reference to both players, though here it does matter whether (not "if") you're black or white.
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  Teyss: In the end the threat is 32...Ng3+ 33.Kg2 h1=Q+ or 33.Rxg3 fxg3 and White is stuck so all he can do is 32.Bxf1 Kxg6 with a lost endgame.
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  Teyss: <Brenin> Well spotted, it took me two minutes to understand the mix Jackson + Michael. No pun this time about presidents (Andrew and John).
And yes, here it does matter (a draw would have better fit the pun, which is still OK imho).
Aug-12-21  Ironmanth: We just knew that the knights were going to slay the bishops in this King's Gambit! Thanks for this one, chessgames. Y'all stay safe, and cool(!), out there today.
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  offramp: There are two (2) important rules about the standard King's Gambit.

Firstly, White must give up at least one (1) piece right at the start. Otherwise he will be soon one (1) pawn down AND Black will have a stonking attack.

Secondly, White's chances are <increased> if he gives up a second piece as quickly as possible. His development will give an attack that wins something back and there'll be a big mish-mash of material and the stronger player will win.

4.Nc3 was a wrong step right off the bean. The idea is to aim at f7, and give up as much AP ASAP.


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