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Martijn Woudsma vs Rudy Bloemhard
Dutch Open (1998), Dieren NED, rd 8, Jul-28
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)  ·  1-0

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Nov-02-04
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  InspiredByMorphy: Does 21. ...Qc5+ 22.Kb1 Qf8 save black?
Nov-02-04  Saruman: <IBM> Nope because the f-pawn is pinned after;21.-Qc5+ 22.Kb1 Qf8 23.f6!. Of course if 23.-g6 24.Qxg6+ mates. Note that -Bxg1 doesnt change the result at all, since white just takes it Rxg1 and holds the balance.
Nov-02-04
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  InspiredByMorphy: <Saruman> Thanks. White has a more powerful position than I thought.
Nov-03-04  Cyphelium: <Saruman & IBM> After 21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8 23. f6 Bxg1 24. Rxg1, black must try 24.- Ne5. Then white can force a draw with 25. Qh5 g6 26. Rxg6+ Nxg6 27. Qxg6+ Kh8 28. Qh5+ etc, but does he have more? I guess he can play something like 25. Qxf4 g6 26. Qxe4 Qh6, when of course he has compensation and might even be winning somehow. Some fighting left there though.

So in my opinion, after 21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8, it might be simpler to play 23. Rxd4 Nxd4 24. Bf6, winning immediatly.

Nov-03-04  nikolaas: <Cyphelium> I suggest 26.Be1 in your line. The idea is to play Be1-c3xe5.

What can black do against that? His king and queen can't move, pawn moves don't make much difference (though it's interesting to note that after f3, white plays Rg5 followed by Bg3). It's obvious that the knight can't move because of Rxg6+. The rooks can move freely, but what can they change?

Nothing, I think.
But I might be wrong.

Nov-03-04  nikolaas: btw your second suggestion < Cyphelium: <Saruman & IBM> After 21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8 23. f6 Bxg1 24. Rxg1, black must try 24.- Ne5. Then white can force a draw with 25. Qh5 g6 26. Rxg6+ Nxg6 27. Qxg6+ Kh8 28. Qh5+ etc, but does he have more? I guess he can play something like 25. Qxf4 g6 26. Qxe4 Qh6, when of course he has compensation and might even be winning somehow. Some fighting left there though. So in my opinion, after 21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8, it might be simpler to play 23. Rxd4 Nxd4 24. Bf6, winning immediatly. > doesn't seem to win immediately. After 24.Bf6 Black plays Nxf5 25.Qxf5 g6 and black has three pawns and a rook for two bishops.

There seem to be much possibilities left.
But I might be wrong.

P.S.: Sorry that it is in two posts.

Nov-03-04  Cyphelium: <nikolaas> Your first kib: After 21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8 23. f6 Bxg1 24. Rxg1 Ne5 25. Qh5 g6, I hadn't considered your suggestion of 26. Be1, which indeed seems like a strong move. But what about 26.- Qg7? Then 27. fxg7 gxh5 doesn't seem good for white. Also 27. Qxe5 Rxe5 28. fxg7 g5!? doesn't seem entirely clear, and although I suspect that white is better, it's not the fast win I still claim 23. Rxd4 to be. ;-)

Your second kib: (21.- Qc5+ 22. Kb1 Qf8 23. Rxd4 Nxd4 24. Bf6) On 24.- Nxf5 25. Qxf5 g6, white has 26. Qxg6+ and mate on the next move.

Nov-03-04  clocked: <nikolaas> 25...g6? 26.Qxg6+ Qg7 27.Qxg7#
Nov-03-04  Saruman: Oops, my bad I should have typed 23.Rxd4! etc which wins easily, sorry for that.

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