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NN vs William H Lacey Jr.
Detroit (1941), Detroit, MI USA
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  0-1



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Mar-13-17  Duracell: The "faux brillant" pawn sacrifice 8...♕h5 is a blunder, because after 9.♗xf7+ ♕xf7 10.♕xb7, white holds the game.
But the safe move 8...0-0-0 leaved all the options open.
Morality: before tactical operations, put your king in safety!!
May-19-19  sea7kenp: Who needs Queens anyway?
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  Phony Benoni: This game ws printed in "Chess Review", December 1941, p. 234, in the Reader's Games section with notes by Fred Reinfeld. He does not mention the possibility of 9.Bxf7+ at all, instead regarding 6.Qb3 as a losing blunder and saying of 9.Qxb7 "As good or bad as anything else."

Perhaps he had given up his copy of Stockfish for the war effort.

Reinfeld also quotes Lacey to the effect that he had won the same game from three different players in the last six months. Apparently, at that time nobody in Detroit knew how to play the King's Gambit.

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