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Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs John Nunn
Dubai Olympiad (1986), Dubai UAE, rd 10, Nov-25
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit (C31)  ·  1-0



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Sep-02-04  Canto: A very instructive ushering of the wing pawns giving an ultimate win on the g file.I think KG is just flat out fun chess. A fight built on weakness and sacs from move two. It is my favorite opening mostly for the non drawing nature of it. I will grow out of this in time I am sure ... The Ruy Lopez is on my horizon as it is the mainstay of tourney play ...I always play some sort of Sicilian against e4. this was a fun one , I ran into it as a direct result of a video lecture on

featuring a game from '03 : J Rowson vs Illescas Cordoba, 2003(it was a Black win against the English attack in the Sicilian) and it led me to his page here and I love fighting chess and would be glad to lose every game I ever play from here on out just so long as the fight was sharp witted and spirited while asking nor giving no quarter.

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  IMlday: This game had a little scandal. At some point Nunn offered a draw. Illescas consulted his Captain who consulted Soviet trainer Tamaz Giorgadze (!) before telling Illescas to play on (and how to win?). The episode lead to the top matchs being roped off for rounds 11-13. England had been leading but losing 1/2 - 3 1/2 to Spain let the Soviets (led by Kasparov and Karpov)eventually take first.
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  perfidious: Most interesting; I had never heard about the behind-the-scenes action in this game.
Aug-17-14  zanzibar: <IMlday> any idea at what point in the game?
Oct-15-17  Whitehat1963: Great example of the Opening of the Day.
Oct-28-19  Ratt Boy: You want Dubai a win?
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  louispaulsen88888888: 26...R-Kt2, activating the rook and getting out of the pin is equal.

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