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Lynda Smith vs Yvette Nagel
9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985), London ENG, rd 5, Aug-25
Sicilian Defense: Four Knights Variation (B45)  ·  1-0



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Nov-20-03  Lawrence: A clear win for Black (unless Nagel ran out of time.)
Nov-20-03  AdrianP: <Lawrence> 10...Qxa1? 11. Nb3! wins the black queen. Anything else black is just a piece down.
Nov-20-03  Master of Sacrifice: good call. I say however that Nagel by no means had an automatic loss.
Nov-21-03  AdrianP: <Master of Sacrifice> Agreed, but I think I'd be too depressed to carry on after blundering a piece in 10 moves...!
Nov-21-03  Lawrence: Thanks, Adrian, now I see (said the blind man).
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  technical draw: In 1964 nagel lost a game in 11 moves. In 1985, 21 years later, he (or she) loses in 10 moves. Hmmm. I know a pub in London, Nagel,where they play Connect Four. Maybe you should consider switching.
Oct-26-05  chesscrazy: Nagel still had some chances to win. I don't know why he resigned. Taking the b4 pawn would have been fine.
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  ajk68: <chesscrazy: Nagel still had some chances to win. I don't know why he resigned. Taking the b4 pawn would have been fine.>

No. Black was going to get smashed.
Qxb4 Nxc6 bxc6 Nxe4 Qxd2 Bxd2 Nxe4 fxe4 O-O Bb4 Rd8 Kf2 Bb7 Bc5

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White is up a bishop for a pawn. White has completed development. White has a rook on an open-file. Black is left with a bad bishop, fixed by a blocked c-pawn. White's king is more active. White will soon take control of the open d-file.

Jan-10-22  Granny O Doul: I can feel for Black here; White's weak opening play thitherto dulled her sense of danger when White played the tricky/clever 9. a3.

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