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Nino Kirov vs Grigor Minchev
? (1988)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55)  ·  0-1

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Feb-10-04  Whitehat1963: Never resign.
Apr-04-04
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  tpstar: The Modern Two Knights, with Ne4 & Bc5. Not 7. Nxe5? Bxf2+ 8. Kh1 Qh4, or 8. Kf1 Qf6, both with potent mate threats. Black won a Pawn and prevented White from capturing again on c6 with 9 ... Nxf2! - if 10. Qd2 Qh4 11. Qxf2 Bxd4 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Qxe3 bxc6 - so overall 2 Pawns profit. 13. Re5 was forced to meet 13 ... Bg3 with 14. Rh5, as 14. h3 Bxh3! mates quickly. 17 ... Re1+! won the Queen, since 18. Bxe1? Qf1+ 19. Kh2 Qg1++. With R&N against Q&3P, it is unclear why White played it out.
May-14-04
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  tpstar: mypiexpo-tpstar0 (Yahoo 5/13/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 d5 6. Bd3 Bc5 7. Bxe4 dxe4 8. Rxe4 0-0 9. Nc3 (9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. Rxe5 Bxf2+!) Bf5 10. Re1 f6 11. d3 Qd7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. fxe3 Rad8 14. e4 Bg4 15. h3 Bh5 16. g4!? Bf7 17. Qe2 h5 18. Qg2 hg 19. Qxg4? (19. hg Be6 20. Nh2) Be6 20. Qh5 Bxh3 21. Nd5 Bg4 22. Qh1 Bxf3 23. Qxf3 Nd4 24. Qh5?! Nxc2 25. Re2? Nxa1 26. Rh2 c6 27. Qh8+ Kf7 28. Qh5+ Ke6 29. Qf5+ Kd6 and Black won (0-1).
Jul-31-04
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  tpstar: okeyninam-tpstar0 (Yahoo 7/30/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 d5 6. Bb5 Bc5 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. d4 ed 9. Nxd4 0-0 10. a3 Nxf2! 11. Kxf2 Qf6+ 12. Kg1 Bxd4+ 13. Kh1 Bxb2 14. Bxb2 Qxb2 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. c4 d4 17. Nf3 c5 18. Ne5 Rfe8 19. Qf3 Bg6 20. Nxg6 hxg6 and Black won (0-1).
Dec-11-04
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  tpstar: bekasah_wara-tpstar0 (Yahoo 12/11/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 d5 6. Bb5 Bc5 7. d4 ed 8. Nxd4 0-0 9. Bxc6 Nxf2! 10. Kxf2 Qf6+?! (10 ... Qh4+) 11. Kg1 Bxd4+ 12. Kh1 bxc6 13. Rf1 Bg4! 14. Qd3 Qe5 15. Bf4 Qe2 16. Nd2 Qxd3 17. cxd3 Bxb2 18. Rab1 Bf6 and Black won (0-1).
Jan-23-05
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  tpstar: sa_machine-tpstar0 (Yahoo 1/22/05): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 d5 6. Bb5 Bc5 7. d4 ed 8. Nxd4 0-0 9. Nxc6 Bxf2+ 10. Kf1 (10. Kh1 Qh4) bxc6 11. Bxc6 Qf6! 12. Rxe4 dxe4 13. Bxa8? Be3+ 14. Ke2 Qf2# (0-1).
May-08-05  aw1988: <tpstar> Very nice games. The TN is especially known for these nice attacking positions, and is a good weapon for the reckless player.
May-08-05
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  tpstar: <aw1988> You say reckless, I say dashing/You say feckless, I say smashing/Reckless, dashing; feckless, smashing/Let's call the whole game 0-1
Dec-11-05  misguidedaggression: <Black won a Pawn and prevented White from capturing again on c6 with 9 ... Nxf2!>

Not true. I just finished a game in which I played 9...bxc6. The point being that after 10.Nxc6? Black plays ...Qf6 when white cannot defend against both 11...Qxc6 and 11...Qxf2+ 12.Kh1 Qg1+ 13.Rxg1 Nf2# After 10.Be3 White was able to hang on, but I used my open lines, better minor pieces and central pawn mass to bring home the full point. That being said, 9...Nxf2! is still the better move.

Aug-13-06
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  tpstar: FRBL-tpstar (FICS 8/6/06) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Re1 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Bb5 0-0 9. Bxc6 [last book move] bxc6 (9 ... Nxf2! already ;>D) 10. Be3 Qf6 11. c3 Bb6 12. Nd2 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 c5 14. Nb3 Qc6 15. a4 a5 16. Red1 Bb7 17. f3 Rfe8 18. Qf2 [18. Re1 ] Rxe3? [A pity that Black didn't try 18 ... d4 19. cd Qe6 20. dc Qxb3 21. cxb6 Rxe3 22. bc Ree8 ] 19. Qxe3 [ ] Re8 20. Qd2 Re6 [20 ... c4+ 21. Nd4 Qf6 =] 21. c4 [ ] d4 22. Nxa5 Bxa5 23. Qxa5 Rg6 24. Kf2? [24. Ra3 ]


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24 ... Rxg2+! 0-1.

OK, so this one is g2 instead of f2. :p

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