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Cris Campelli vs Bill Wall
Dayton (1983), Dayton, OH USA
Queen's Gambit Accepted: General (D20)  ·  0-1



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  Sneaky: Wall should have lost instantly with his beginner's mistake 5...Bb4?, as 6.Qa4+! wins a piece. Instead he ends up winning with a simple queen-check much like the one he overlooked.
Mar-12-06  notyetagm: Damn, <Sneaky>, this is unbelievable.

I am learning the Queen's Gambit Accepted and came across the comedy of Black tactical errors known as S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004. Clearly 5 ... ♗b4?? is a huge mistake which loses instantly to the <queen fork> 6 ♕a4+.

I then went into the Opening Explorer to examine this position to see what Black should have played (5 ... c6, breaking up the White pawn center) and was SHOCKED to see that Black had won a game from the position after the gross blunder 5 ... ♗b4??. How is that possible? 6 ♕a4+ wins on the spot.

The Black win is this game. Not only does White not play the winning <queen fork> 6 ♕a4+ but he also misses the exact same tactic from Black, the <queen fork> 11 ... ♕c5+. White appears to not see queen forks.

Truly unbelievable.

Mar-13-06  square dance: i wonder if it just didnt occur to either player since ♕a4+ is just met by ♘c6 in similar positions. of course that doesnt work here since the white pawn is on d5. i think these two were just on auto pilot or something.
Mar-13-06  notyetagm: <square dance> Yes, I commented on the not-applicable-here defense 6 ... ♘c6 in S Dian Cheri vs Y Makhlouf, 2004, the other game in the database that reached this same position after 5 ... ♗b4??.

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