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Charles Reuben Gurnhill vs W H Banks
Whitby BCF Major op (1962), ENG
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)  ·  1-0

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Nov-09-03  Jack21221: I have played this exact game about a dozen times, but never OTB. Mostly in internet blitz chess.
Nov-09-03  PinkPanther: So have I, it's quite depressing really.
Nov-11-03  drukenknight: was Capablanca the first to show this trap? I know there is one of him and Tartakover in the carokann with an even more impressive trap.
Nov-11-03
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  Eggman: DK, are you sure you're not thinking of Reti vs Tartakower?
Nov-11-03  drukenknight: hmm maybe so....lessee..
Sep-21-04  PivotalAnorak: 5. Qe2 ? The Queen blocks the path of the Bf1, the only "justification" being this well-known trap. Uninteresting chess IMHO.
Nov-20-05
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  FSR: Keres won this way against Arlamowski in 1950. I think there might have been an earlier game Alekhine v. Five(!) Amateurs, too. Like Jack and PinkPanther, I've played this one many times in blitz games, too. In my experience, Black falls for it more often than he sees the trap (5...Ndf6! improves).
Dec-24-05  GannonKnight: Actually a dumb move. Someone played this against me in correspondence. Now excuse for not seeing anytime, let alone in correspondence chess. In most case, I would side with PivotalAnorak and use 5. Qe2?
Sep-04-06  biglo: According to Irving Chernev "Logical Chess" there was another specimen of this game played by Arnold and Bohm in Munich in 1932.
Jan-03-07  mkrk17: I just fell for this trap yesterday in internet blitz... felt like a dumb ass...
Oct-29-07
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  ketchuplover: There's a book coming out soon titled Chess Secrets:The Giants of Strategy that some of you may be interested in.
Dec-21-08  WhiteRook48: This is in one of Fred Reinfeld's books.
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Dec-21-08  ILikeFruits: caro...
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Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: this was also an Alekhine-NN game that looked like this. What kind of patzer would play 5...Nf6??
Feb-01-09  Kuraudo: It's in Seirawan's "Play Winning Chess" also.
Jun-22-09  gus inn: A true masterpiece :)
Feb-02-11  Lokaz: Being a Caro-Kann player, I've always distanced myself from playing the Karpov variation in fear of this intimidating trap. It's a tad bit silly, however, because it can be defended with ease.
Feb-03-11
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  HeMateMe: i lost with this in yahoo blitz last year. but, i was eating breakfast, talking on the phone and watching the news, all at the same time.
Oct-13-13  billyhan: "1947 Vogt vs Lehmann" is also the same game.
Mar-11-14  JureIvanusic: Gurn hill over banks!
Feb-03-20
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  sea7kenp: Looks like a Caro-Kann't to me!

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