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Albert Becker vs Hermanis Mattison
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 9, Aug-10
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  1-0



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Apr-12-14  john barleycorn: a little dashing game.
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  fredthebear: Declining the White knight clearance sacrifice after 26.Nh5 does not save Black either. White is prepared to promptly play 27.Qh6 (29.Qh6 is actually played) creating a different mating net with the knight still on board.
Jun-07-18  guilleon: I have '500 Master Games of Chess' and there Becker only castles at move 8 and here he castles at move 4, are you guys sure this is the right notation? Here I've 4. P-B4 P-Q3 5.P-Q4 P x P 6. P x P B-Kt3...
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  Infohunter: <guilleon> I assume you mean "4. P-B3" etc. I also have that book. Note that after Black's eighth move the position comes out the same, both in the book's version and in the <cg> version. So whom do we believe?
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  Retireborn: In the tournament book the game is annotated by Becker himself and he does indeed give the move order with 4.0-0 d6 5.c3 Nf6 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 Bb6, as here.
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  perfidious: One would imagine that Herr Becker's pride was still smarting over becoming the charter inductee of the Vera Menchik Club.
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  GrahamClayton: After 13...Ne3 14. fe3, even Blind Freddy could see that White's plan was to double rooks on the f-file, and build pressure on f7 in combination with the bishop on the a2-g8 diagonal.

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