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Luke McShane vs Humpy Koneru
18th North Sea Cup (2003), Esbjerg DEN, rd 3, Jul-06
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  1-0



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Aug-11-03  pkspks: i remeber seeing this game live on icc and talking about it, there was a simul by fischer where he was white and played a rook sac in this openings just a few moves differnt. i dont undersatdn why humpy took c2? it dont work. great game by mcshane
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  patzer2: If black plays 15. ..Be7 (instead of 15. ..Qd7), the computer gives the following winning white variations:

(5.83) 16. Rxf7 Rxf7 17. Qxf7+ Kd7 18. Qf5+ Kd6 19. Qe6+ Kc7 20. Qxe5+ Qd6 21. Qxe7+ Qxe7 22. Bxe7 Re8 23. Bf6 Kd6

(5.44) 16. Rxf7 Qxd3+ 17. Bxd3 Rxf7 18. Qxe5 Rd8 19. Kd2 Rf2+ 20. Ne2 Rd7

(5.24) 16. Rxf7 Qxd3+ 17. Bxd3 Rxf7 18. Qxe5 Rd8 19. Kd2 Kf8

(5.50) 16. Rxf7 Qxd3+ 17. Bxd3 Rxf7 18. Qxe5 c5 19. Nd5

(2.12) 16. Rxf7 Rxf7 17. Qxf7+ Kd7 18. Qf5+ Kc7 19. Qxe5+ Kd7 20. Be6+ Ke8 21. Qh8+ (Note that after 21. ..Bf8 BxQ the evaluation favors white much more than the 2.12 computer evaluation)

Mar-24-04  ruylopez900: Good Job McShane.

P.S. - patzer2, why is this game in you Opening Blunders section if the game goes on for 30 moves and into the endgame?

Mar-29-21  Timwestlund: "strike me down" that's what that knight said multiple times in this game.

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