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Ludek Pachman vs Alan Ludgate
"Opening the Ludgates" (game of the day Sep-04-2011)
Haifa Olympiad (1976), Haifa ISR, rd 1, Oct-25
Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57)  ·  1-0



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Feb-10-06  Arpit Deliwala: If Kg8,Then, Qf7+,Kh8 Kf2 followed by Rh1#
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  FSR: 31.Nxg5! opened the Ludgates for White's major pieces.
Aug-31-11  tonsillolith: <31.Nxg5! opened the Ludgates for White's major pieces.>


Yes, not only that, but it really highlighted the awful placement of most of Black's pieces.

Sep-04-11  Oceanlake: Black;s queen-side is well-defended. Maybe Black should have played 27. Qe8
Sep-04-11  Yodaman: If I was black I would never allow 27. e6. It traps all of black's pieces way too well.
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  FSR: That was quick! I nominated this for GOTD four days ago, when Ludgate was player of the day.
Sep-04-11  redwaz: Yodaman, you beat me too it, 27. e6 is bad for black.
Sep-04-11  swr: After the knight sac and exchange of rooks, all of White's remaining pieces have an easy way onto the scene of battle, while all (!) Black's pieces are trapped elsewhere.
Sep-04-11  swr: 26...Qd7? is really quite a ridiculous move.
Sep-04-11  Ferro: La Napolitana
Sep-04-11  Oceanlake: Since Black shouldn't take the e5 pawn, he should (I think) move Ba6...that is, if he'd moved the rook to somewhere other than c7.
Sep-04-11  erniecohen: <Oceanlake: Black;s queen-side is well-defended. Maybe Black should have played 27... Qe8>

27...♕e8 is no better: 28. ♗b5 ♕d8 29. f5 g5 30. h4 ♔h8 31. hxg5 ♖g8 32. ♖e4 with K-side slaughter to follow.

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