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George Botterill vs Richard Thomas
BCF-ch (1974), Clacton-on-Sea ENG, rd 9, Aug-14
Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: An impressive attacking game showing the potential of the Scotch Opening.

The decisive and unexpected sacrifice <10.Nf6+!!> shows up Black's less than obvious inaccuracy <8..0-0>, rather than <8...d6>.

<12...Ng6> loses very quicky, 13.Qh6 Qxe4+ 14.Be2 Bxf2+ 15.Kf1

<14...c6> also loses, 15.Nd4 Bxd4 16.Rxd4 Qd8 (16...Ng6 17.Rd3 Qd8 18.Rh3) 17.Rd6 Ng6 18.Rxe6

The end would be: <18.Qxh4> Nf4 19.Qg5+ Ng6 20.Qh6 Qxe4 21.Qg7 mate.

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  Dionysius1: I like 15. Rd3. I grant you 16. Rg3 is easily prevented, but it's nice that if black allows it and takes with the bishop then 17. hxg3 opens the h file to deadly effect. That's a kind of "sacrifices a rook to open a file" that I haven't seen before :-)
Mar-12-18  N.O.F. NAJDORF: What is wrong with 14 Rd1. ??
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  fiercebadger: 14 Ra3 bit quicker

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