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Tom Farrand vs Darryl K Johansen
Hastings (1980), Hastings ENG
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Muzio Gambit (C25)  ·  0-1



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Feb-08-05  patzer2: Although White may not be a strong Master rated opponent, Black prepares a good Opening setup against White's Muzzio variation of the King's Gambit. After accepting White's thematic gambit of a Knight, Black counters with several piece offers of his own in order to mount a decisive attack on the White King.

Note that by transposition, this game improves early in the Opening over Maroczy vs Chigorin, 1903.

Feb-08-05  patzer2: 8...Nd4!? initiates a fascinating counter attacking deflection combination, which concedes the Knight Fork and the "win of the exchange" for a strong Kinside attack.
Feb-08-05  patzer2: The cool, calm and collected clearance move 15...d5! leaves the Black Rook untouchable. For after 16. Nxa8?, Black's 16...Bh3+! is decisive.
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  al wazir: Why 9. Qd1? Besides being retrograde, it does nothing to parry black's attack. I suggest 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Qc3, or else the immediate 9. Qc3. Both of black's rooks are threatened and his king is insecure.
Apr-20-06  HappyFriend: White is DEFINATELY NOT a strong master! Why is this game here?
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  pawn to QB4: Well, Prof. Farrand - I recall seeing him many a time playing on top boards for Manchester clubs when I was a kid - did have his moments. Agreed, this wasn't one of 'em. Sometimes you play a dashing gambit and the other guy gets all the fun.

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