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Bill Wall vs Dewitt Stroud
Statesville (1977), Statesville, NC USA
Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: Come on, Black! 8 ... d5 9. exf6 dxc4 10. fg Rg8 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Qxb7 Rxg7 with a Max Lange position and you're still in the game. Granted, Black loses a Pawn after 8 ... d5 9. Bb3 Nd7 (9 ... Ne4?! 10. d3) 10. Qxd5/Bxd5 0-0 but there's no immediate loss. Yet it's hard to believe Bill "Trap Master" Wall missed 6 ... Bc5? 7. Bxf7+! Kxf7 8. Qh5+ & 9. Qxc5, or even 7. Qh5 Qe7 8. Bxf7+ Qxf7 9. Qxc5 snatching a button. C'est la vie.

tpstar0-rrc348 (Yahoo 7/22/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. 0-0 a5!? 6. c3 Nf6? 7. e5 Nd5 8. cd c6 9. Bc4 Nb6 10. Bb3 a4?! 11. Bc2 Be7 12. Nc3 0-0 13. Nxa4 Nxa4 14. Bxa4 b5 (14 ... Qb6 15. d5 cd 16. d4) 15. Bc2 Ba6 16. Re1 Bb4!? 17. a3 Ba5 18. b4 Bb6 19. Bb2 Qe7 20. Re3 Rfe8 21. Rg3 g6 22. Qh5 Qe6?! 23. Qh6 f5?? 24. Bb3 d5 25. ed Qxb3 26. Rxb3 Re4 27. d5 Rae8? 28. Qg7++ (1-0).

Jan-02-06  DeepBlade: hahaha <tpstar> nice game, some people never watch at the long ranged Bishops, I would rather call them ''Snipers''. The game was really balanced, and sudden you dominated with 2 deadly Bishops facing kingside. So did your opponent, but you had an Queen on h6, which was Black's downfall. Ive played an similar game at school, after some pawn exchanges, people never look at what the consequenses are.
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  tpstar: tpstar-joaoreis001 (QueenAlice 4/14/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4 5. 0-0 [last book move] a6 6. Bc4 b5? [6 ... Qh4 ] 7. Bxf7+! Kxf7 8. Qh5+ g6 (8 ... Ke7 9. Qe5+) 9. Qd5+ Kg7 10. Qxa8 c6 [10 ... Ne7 11. d3 ] 11. Qb8 Nf6 12. d3 Bc5 13. Qf4 Rf8 14. Qh4 d5?! [14 ... Ng8 15. Qxd8 Rxd8 ] 15. Bh6+ Kg8 16. Bxf8 Qxf8 17. Nd2 de 18. Nxe4 Be7 19. Nxf6+ Bxf6 20. Qe4 c5 21. Rfe1 Qf7 22. Qe8+ Qxe8 (22 ... Qf8 23. Qc6 Kg7 24. Re8; 23 ... Be7 24. Rxe7! Qxe7 25. Qxc8+) 23. Rxe8+ Kg7 24. Rxc8 and White won (1-0).
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  fredthebear: <tpstar: Come on, Black! 8 ... d5 9. exf6 dxc4 10. fg Rg8 11. Re1+ Be6>

tpstar's line begs for an exchange sacrifice to collect Black's bishop pair: 12.RxBe6+ fxRe6 13.Qh5+ Kd7 14.QxBc5. See diagram below:

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Position after 14.QxBc5.

White stands better, but will need to hurry to complete his queenside development.

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