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Hugh Courtney vs Richard Hilary Newman
Paignton (1956), Paignton ENG, rd 7, Sep-15
Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Defense (C21)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  InspiredByMorphy: Why is this a draw???!
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  InspiredByMorphy: Black should have played 53.Qh5
Jan-29-04  TrueFiendish: White has a kind of fortress going, which prevents black from forming a net. The rook sits at f4 and therefore black cannot move the king in to assist the mate.

By the way, black can't play 53...Qh5...

Jan-29-04  fatbaldguy: Perhaps the previous post meant 54 ... Qh5, but the problem is that once the rook sits on f4, I cannot find a way for the king to enter the f4-h4-h1-f1 square. And I think the white king can always defend g3, the only undefended pawn or piece. Black should have probably advanced the c pawn instead of trading knights (which lead to the immediate loss of the pawn), I don't see how white would have stopped the pawn's progress.
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  InspiredByMorphy: sorry for the typo. Thanks for the input fatbaldguy.
Apr-28-04  ychjae: What do you think about Danish Gambit?Good or bad?
Apr-28-04  iron maiden: The final verdict of the Danish Gambit is that White has a very strong attack which Black must play extremely accurately to defend against if he tries to hold onto the material. If, however, Black plays 5...d5! and returns the two pawns right away, he can gain a slight advantage (though, as here, usually not enough to win).
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  tpstar: <iron maiden> What do you think of Chigorin's idea 5 ... Qe7 6. Nc3 c6 preventing tricks on b5/d5 while enjoying the 2 Pawns? Opening Explorer
Dec-12-09  newzild: There's another Helen Courtney chess player, in New Zealand.

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