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Carl Schlechter vs Isidor Gunsberg
Vienna (1903), Vienna AUH, rd 8, May-12
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Defense (C39)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-05  aw1988: This game is actually pretty hilarious. Two of the best players in the world come together and compose this horrible game. White's attack is obviously unsound, yet Black seems to want it to succeed. I haven't counted the errors, but in 1903 more pennies were put on attack than anything else...
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  Honza Cervenka: 8.Nxf7!? is not probably completely sound but also not easy to refute. Maybe 9...d5 would have been better than Gunsberg's 9...Ke8. After that white's initiative seems to be a sufficient compensation for material. 18...Qxd4 19.Qf2 Nh5 20.Qf7 Qe5 21.Nf5 Nf6 22.Nxd6! looks quite dangerous for black. Also 19...Qxd4 20.Qf4 is okay for white: 20...Be6 21.Qxg3 Bxc4 22.c3! Qe5 23.Qxe5 dxe5 24.Bxc4 but it was probably the best chance of black. After 20.Re3 (20.Qa5+ b6 21.Nxb6 was also possible) white's attack is very strong. If 20...Qxh4, then 21.e5 d5 22.Qa5+ etc.
Aug-07-16  Christoforus Polacco: What is the best white's move after: 17....N:e4 ? 18.N:g4 or is something better ? 18.N:g4 d5 and black is still alive :)

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