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Edwin Bhend vs Vlastimil Hort
"Ouch, that Hort!" (game of the day Jun-24-2007)
Kecskemet Zonal (1964), Kecskemet HUN, rd 3, Jan-13
Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16)  ·  0-1

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Dec-16-03  slapwa: Wasn't 24. ... Qe3 25. fe3 , Rb2+ quicker and neater?
Dec-16-03  ellipotrix: Slapwa surely a mate is nicer than a material advantage : )
Dec-16-03
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  kevin86: Hobson's choice:27♔e2 ♕xe3 28fxe3 ♖xa1 or 27♔xg1 ♕g4+ 28♔h1 or 2 ♕g2#
Jun-24-07
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  al wazir: I don't understand 18. Be2. What was wrong with 18. Bxg4 Rxg4 19. Nf1 ?
Jun-24-07  Wolfgang01: al wazir: Black will open the h-file and attack on line g or h with doubbled rooks, the queen and the knight. 18. Be2 I also don't understand.
Jun-24-07  Rodrigo Gutierrez: I think that white saw what was coming, and so maybe 18. Be2 is meant solely to incorporate the bishop to the defense via f1 (as in move 20). Not that this makes a difference in the end, though...
Jun-24-07  melv: wow What an insane opening variation its amazing to me that black can win with that pawn formation. i think that whites queen is misplaced. Shouldn't she be on the kingside? That is the direction that whites pawn chain is pointing.
Jun-24-07  thelawofmurhpy: Nice game...I think "Bhend it Like Hort" would have been a nicer title. But that's ok. :)
Jun-24-07  Chessmensch: I am not an experienced player but it seems white did something strategically unsound and black capitalized on it. Early in the game, white attacked black's king position and black went along with it opening the g-file. Then black intelligently castled queenside while white castled kingside into the open g-file. The moment white so castled, black put his rook on the open file. The rest was just bringing it off. A stronger player (white) might have done better but positionally it would be a challenge. From the ratings, Hort is the much stronger player.
Jun-24-07  euripides: <Chessmensch> I agree with what you say about the game. White's indecision on moves 17-18 doesn't help, but the position looks dangerous anyway. 17.Nf3 planning Nh4 restraining the h pawn might be worth considering but f5-f4 is another threat.

Bhend's rating in the database is probably misleading as his strongest period was probably before ratings. According to the bio he got the IM title in 1960, which suggests he was stronger than the peak rating in the database. Hort was young in 1964, but he is certainly much the bigger name.

Jun-24-07  whithaw: This is going to Hort, Bhend over.
Jun-24-07  wanabe2000: Why doesn't someone try 5.Ng5!? e6 6.N1f3 h6 7.Nf7 Kf7 8.Ne5+ Kg8 9. Bc4
Jun-24-07  refutor: <wanabe2000> after 5.Ng5 Black can play ...Bf5 before ...e6 and he is better
Jun-24-07
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  fm avari viraf: The most appropriate pun "Ouch that Hort" indeed 26...Rg1+ is very very Hot.
Jun-25-07
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  kevin86: Funny,I was going to comment that white had the grim choice of losing his inactive queen rook or be mated in two-but I see that someone beat me to it.

Great minds think alike-like me and me! lol.

White was Caro-Kanned.

Aug-29-07  sanyas: Hilariously bad pun. Was 10.♗d3 better?
Aug-29-07  Karpova: Beljavsky suggests 10.Be2 (10...Nd7 11.0-0 0-0-0)

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