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Alan Balkany vs John Longuski
"View from the Balkany" (game of the day Jul-28-2015)
Michigan Open (1973), Ypsilanti, MI USA , rd 2, Sep-01
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fried Liver Attack (C57)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-05  Milo: 11.Bxd5+ forces mate.
Apr-13-05  Marco65: Black should have played 10...Nxd4
Sep-05-06  AbhinavAsthana: <marco65> Correct.But even then black's position is not good. After 10..Nxd4, If black is not careful, 10...Nxd4 11.Bxd5+ Ke7 (betterKd6) 12.Qf7+ Kd6 13.Ne4# That's why its always good to play 5...Na5 to avoid all these things.
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  NM JRousselle: 5 ... Nd5?? is a known blunder.
Jul-28-15  greenfield67: I suspect that 5...Nd5 isn't nearly as bad a blunder as I used to think it was. I wouldn't play it, but it's possible to make White worried that the attack will fizzle out. I've never asked for a silicon assessment of the position after White's 8th move, though. Anyone got an engine handy?

Also, in a game where one of the players is called Longunski, what are the odds that his opponent gets the pun?

Jul-28-15  Eusebius: Reminds me of early chess lessons how not to play the Italian.
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  offramp: Balkany is a great surname. It is applicable to any human born in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, or Turkey.

Alan (as I know, because I am one) is vaguer. The alans have ranged from China to Portugal.

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  Once: The move I like in this game is 9. d4. It ignores the threat to c2, develops the Bc1 and opens up more lines against the exposed black king.

Silicon is unimpressed, thinking that black has an edge with 9...c6. But over the board an attack like this can be hard to meet. In today's game black gets greedy and goes for the rook on a1. Not the greatest decision he will ever make.

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  HeMateMe: Gunski Smoke? Then, we'll head over to the Long Branch and see what Miss Kitty is up to!
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  offramp: Night of the Longunski!
Jul-28-15  kevin86: THe Fried liver attacks another victim!
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  scormus: <Once: .... Silicon is unimpressed, thinking that black has an edge with 9...c6. But over the board an attack like this can be hard to meet.>

One those quirks of life and chess. Ever since I was a schoolboy and I lost spectacularly against the Fried Lover, I told myself that if I get a chance to play it as W, I will. And at last, 2 years ago I did. It was an internet game. And you know what I leaned. If your'e not playing OTB it really is better for B.

Jul-28-15  sakredkow: ♫ Fried liver, onions on the side, my social life has died, from yoooou...♪
Jul-28-15  sofouuk: isnt 5...Nd5 is inferior due to 6.d4!, holding the threat of Nf7 in reserve? not sure what the latest engines say but I seem to remember early Fritz versions having white at well over +1.0 here
Jul-28-15  tivrfoa: hi, what is the sequence after 10. ... Nxd4 11. Bxd5+ Kd6 please?
Jul-28-15  waustad: Higado appetizer.
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  scormus: <sofouuk: isnt 5...Nd5 is inferior due to 6.d4!>

Youre right. Setting up the Lolli attack.It's very strong, I can believe the +1.0 or more. It's what I should have played in the internet game, but I had a 40 year old promise to keep.

With 6. Nxf7, W shoots the bolt too soon. OTB at club level it takes some dealing with, but objectively it's not really sound.

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Ypsi is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn't count on seeing Elvis there. You might catch a game of chess at Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti, USA.

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  fredthebear: 5...Nxd5?! scores quite well for White.

White to move [Opening Explorer]

1) +0.66 (33 ply) 6.d4 Nxd4 7.c3 b5 8.Bd3 h6 9.Nxf7 Kxf7 10.cxd4 exd4 11.O-O Bb7 12.Nd2 Bd6 13.Bxb5 Nf4 14.Nf3 Qf6 15.Bc4+ Kf8 16.Bxf4 Qxf4 17.Qxd4 Bxf3 18.Qxf4+ Bxf4 19.gxf3 Bd6 20.Rae1 h5 21.Re4 Rh6 22.Rd1 Rb8 23.b3 Rf6 24.Kg2 g6 25.Rd5 Kg7 26.Ra5

2) +0.33 (33 ply) 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Nb4 9.Bb3 c6 10.a3 Na6 11.Nxd5 cxd5 12.d4 Kd6 13.Qxd5+ Kc7 14.Qxe5+ Qd6 15.Qe3 Bd7 16.Qc3+ Kb8 17.O-O Nc7 18.Qf3 a5 19.Bf4 Qg6 20.Bd5 Bd6 21.Bxd6 Qxd6 22.Bxb7 Rf8 23.Bxa8 Rxf3 24.Bxf3 Bc6 25.Bxc6 Qxc6 26.c3 Ne6 27.Rae1 Nf4 28.f3 Nd3 29.Re7 Nxb2 30.Rxg7 Qxc3

3) -0.23 (33 ply) 6.O-O f6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Bb5 Bc5 9.h3 Bh5 10.d3 O-O 11.c3 Bb6 12.Na3 Na5 13.Ba4 c5 14.Nc4 Nxc4 15.dxc4 Ne7 16.Qe2 Qc7 17.Bc2 a6 18.b3 Bxf3 19.Qxf3 f5 20.Qg3 Nc6 21.Bb2 e4 22.Qg5 Qf7

4) -0.26 (33 ply) 6.d3 f6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Ne4 Be6 9.O-O Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxc4 11.cxb4 Bd5 12.Bd2 O-O 13.f3 Bf7 14.Rf2 b6 15.a4 a5 16.bxa5 Nxa5 17.f4 exf4 18.Qg4 Bg6 19.Nc3 Re8 20.Qxf4 Nb7 21.Nb5 Nd6 22.Bc3 Bf7 23.Nxd6 Qxd6 24.Qxd6 cxd6 25.Bb2 d5 26.h3

5) -0.37 (33 ply) 6.Nc3 Qxg5 7.Bxd5 Nd4 8.d3 Qg6 9.Be3 c6 10.Bf3 Bd6 11.O-O Nxf3+ 12.Qxf3 Bd7 13.Ne4 Bc7 14.Qg3 Qxg3 15.fxg3 b6 16.a4 O-O 17.a5 f5 18.axb6 axb6 19.Ng5 h6 20.Nf3 Be6 21.Kf2 Kf7 22.Bd2 Rfd8 23.Be3 Rxa1 24.Rxa1

6) -0.62 (33 ply) 6.a4 Qxg5

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