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Jorge Szmetan vs Kenneth Frey Beckman
Bogota (1977)
Three Knights Opening: Steinitz - Rosenthal Variation (C46)  ·  1-0



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  Fusilli: 17.Bd3 is very pretty and wins, and the way the game went, it wins beautifully. Black had a better defense with 17...Nf5 though:

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White still wins with 18.Qxe4 Qxh1 19. Nxa8 Nxg3 20.Qe5! (computer-checked line).

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The cold computer prefers either 17.Be2 or 17.Bc4. But we mere mortals are glad that Szmetan played 17.Bd3 and the game continued as it did. We like beauty.

Mar-07-22  Gaito: 13...Qd5?? was the losing mistake. Komodo 13 suggests 13...Qa5 and White would be only slightly better
Mar-07-22  Gaito: According to the engine, White missed several moves that would have finished the game off in short order, for example: 16.Bc4! Likewise, 19.Nxd5 was mate in six, according to the engine, whereas 19...Qxh8+ was mate in ten.
Mar-07-22  Gaito: Komodo 13 doesn't like the move 7...c6? Instead, the engine recommends 7...h6 with equality.

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