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Laszlo Szabo vs Alberic O'Kelly de Galway
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 4, Aug-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Austrian Defense. Gusev Countergambit (D06)  ·  1-0



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Mar-03-06  McCool: Game collections anyone?
Sep-08-07  wolfmaster: It wouldn't fit in my "Good Knight vs. Bad Bishop" one, but I bet somebody has a collection on opening mishaps.
May-17-10  Sem: The tournament book has Szabo walking away after the game grinning broadly.
Feb-05-12  backrank: According to Walter Arpad Földeak, this game has received a special prize for the quickest win. It seems difficult to find out where Black went wrong. It's true that 12. ... Bxc5 loses by force, but wasn't he already lost, without having committed any serious error so far? Strange game. Probably the opening variation chosen by Black isn't really playable.
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  Penguincw: If 16...♘e6 (16...♘ other, such as 16...♘xe4 results in 17.♘xe4 ♔e7 18.♖xh8) then 17.♖c8+ ♘d8 18.♖xb8 leaves white up a full knight.

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Alternatively, if 16...♘cd7 then 17.♖d8+ ♔f7 (17...♔e7 18.♘e5+ saves the knight) 18.♖xh8 black can try 18...♘f8 but fails after 19.♖c1 g6 20.♖c8. Best solution is to just grab the knight with 18...♘xb6.

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  sea7kenp: I'm thinking that the Bishop that Black Chomped on (via 14 ... Nxc5) was laced with Cyanide. Things went downhill from there.
Oct-26-19  sfm: The combi that loses.

Larsen once wrote that "It is OK that you can not calculate the consequences of a move, but it is not so good if you didn't even get the idea."

Here GM O'Kelly got the idea of 12.-,Bxc5??, but on this bad day he missed the full picture. Instead 12.-,Nbd7 is rated as equal by Stockfisk.

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