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Mark Hebden vs Julian M Hodgson
Guernsey op (1985)
Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: Hodgson's 18...gxf3 with intention 19.gxf3 Qxe4 or 19.Bxf3 Nxf3 20.gxf3 Qxe4 was probably a big surprise for white. In the final position the game could continue 22.Rg1 Qxf3+ 23.Bxf3 Bxf3+ 24.Rg2 Rxg2
Oct-08-03  Phoenix: Wow, that was a nice shot!
Oct-08-03  Halfpricemidge: So what happens if Pawn x Queen?
Oct-08-03  drukenknight: what if it goes: 22.Rg1 Rxg1+?
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  Honza Cervenka: <Drukenknight> Why 22.Rg1 Rxg1+? 22...Qxf3+ leads to the win (see my previous comment).

<Halfpricemidge: So what happens if Pawn x Queen?>

If 21.fxe4, then 21...Bxe4+ 22.Rg2 Rxg2 (threatening with a mate) 23.Bd3 [23.h4 Rdg8 (threatening Rxe2#) 24.Bg5 (what else?) 24...R2xg5+ 25.Bf3 (or 25.Kh2 Rg2+ 26.Kh3 Bf5+ 27.Bg4 R2xg4 with a mate in few moves) 25...Rg4 (threatening Rxh4#) 26.Qe1 Bxf3+ 27.Kh2 Rg2+ 28.Kh3 Bc6 29.h5 Bd7+ 30.Kh4 Rh2#] 23...Nxd3 24.Qxd3 Rg4+ 25.Qxe4 Rxe4

Oct-10-03  drukenknight: Oh BLACK won the game? Duh I was thinking black had resigned, I am totally out of it, obviously.

SOrry to confuse people there, I will look at this again and try to figure out what went wrong.

Jan-25-04  lordhazol: f3 move is risky and causes this kind of variations.Mark Hebden is strong player and resigned on time or else someone can laughts (see upside comments and questioners as drukenknight)
Feb-16-04  karlzen: Hebden definitely didn't resign due to time! It's a completely winning situation for black and the threats along the long diagonal combinde with the power of the rook(s) on the g-file is decisive.
Mar-30-04  Halfpricemidge: Thanx Honza, you're a gem.
Jan-13-05  Halfpricemidge: White should've moved 20.Bxf3
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  Everett: <Halfpricemidge> Same thing happens after 20...Nxf3 21.gxf3 Qxe4!
Mar-03-07  ChesterTheJester: Apparantly (according to Hodgson) after Qxe4 Hebden sat down (after having left the table previous move), stared at position for about a minute then said "Mine's a pint".
Sep-10-09  PAWNTOEFOUR: <Honza Cervenka>...if 21.fxe4,black simply mates with 22...Bxe4+ 23.Bxf3 Bxf3#
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  Octavia: it's game 4 on Hodgson's video 'ten lethal weapons' called: the long range bishop
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  fredthebear: fredthebear: Ah, the Guernsey Gibbet of '85!! Had the game continued with the White pawn accepting the sacrifice of the Black queen (22.fxQe4 Bxe4+ 23.Bf3 BxBf3#), this would be an example of Morphy's Mate by the bishop on the long diagonal w/the cornered king cut-off from the open g-file by the rook.
Aug-08-21  Nosnibor: I was playing in the same event at Guernsey in October 1985 and witnessed this remarkable game. My travelling companion Mark was truly trounced.

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