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George Botterill vs Norman Littlewood
British Championship (1968), Bristol ENG, rd 9, Aug-14
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Unzicker Attack (B09)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: Black gets a good game playing the interesting 6...Ne8 in response to 6. e5 in the Pirc Austrian attack, seemingly giving up development, center control and space to White. Yet, Black's counterattack against the extended White center works to secure a slight Black advantage and a pretty win for Littlewood. Black's tactical display in securing the win after 25. Qc5+! and 26. Rg8!! (offering the exchange sacrifice for both defense and a strong counter-attack) in this game is fascinating.
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  matey: White's 16th, Qg5 looks like a scoresheet error as black can just take the bishop on c4,he might have played Qg4 thratening Bh6. By the way Patzer2, why can't white play RxN on his 23rd or 24th move?
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  patzer2: <matey> The position at white's 16th may indeed be the result of a scoresheet error as I see no reason black can't simply capture with 16...NxBc4 winning a piece.

In any event, if 23. RxN Black can equalize with 23...Qe1+ 24. Kh2 Rxg2+ 25. Kxg2 Rg8+ 26. Kh2 Be5+ 27. Rf4 Bxf4+ 28. Nxf4 Qg3+ 29. Kh1 Qe1+ 30. Kh2 per Fritz 8 (0.00 @ 14/38 depth & 725kN/s).

And if 24. RxN Qe1+ 25. Kh2 Bxh4 26. Qxh4 Qxh4 is a decisive Black win per Friz 8 (-7.28 @ 14/45 depth & 731kN/s).

Mar-31-05  quovadis: why not 16.... NxBc4 instead of 16.... Kh8 , winning a piece .
Apr-02-05  aw1988: Yes, it must be a scoresheet error; there is nothing wrong with Nxc4.
Apr-02-05  offramp: <> I would suggest 16.Qg4 as the right move. That is, an old Q-N4/N5 error.
Premium Chessgames Member Looks much better now.
Apr-02-05  Broon Bottle: Who was this Botterill chap?
Oct-09-15  karthick2229: why not 30. f* e4 ? any one please help . Thank you

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