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Walter Browne vs Robert Byrne
United States Championship (1977), Mentor, OH USA, rd 1, Sep-??
Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80)  ·  1-0



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Mar-02-05  Albertan: Maybe 10...fxg4 was better than playing 10...Qxb2. If Byrne had played 10...fxg4 then after 11.hxg4 O-O-O 12.O-O-O Bd6 he looks okay.
Mar-02-05  Albertan: In the above variation, 12.Bxg6!? was also possible ie.12...Ba3 13.Bf5 Bxb2 14.Rb1 Bxc3+ 15.Nxc3 Qa5 16.Bxe6 Qxc3+ 17.Kf1 Qxc2 leaves Black up a pawn.
Mar-02-05  Albertan: Maybe Byrne should have tried 14...Bxc3 ie. 15.Rb3 Qxa2!? 16.Rxc3 Rc8 17.Rb3 Rb7 +/
Mar-02-05  Albertan: 14...O-O-O? seems to be a mistake. Why not play the move 14...Bxc3 instead? ie 15.Rb3 Qxa2 16.Rxc3 Qa4 17.Rb1 Ke7
Mar-02-05  Albertan: 19.Rb6! was also good ie. 19.Rb6! Kc7 20.Nb5+ cxb5 21.Rxd6 Kxd6 22.Bxb5 Ke7 23.e4 dxe4 24.Qxe4+ Kf8 25.Qb7 leaves White on top.
Mar-02-05  Albertan: Why didn't Browne play 21.Nb5! instead?
ie.21.Nb5! cxb5 22.Rb6 dis ch Kc7 23.Rxd6 Kxd6 24.Bxb5
Mar-03-05  Abaduba: <Albertan> in your line, White has to give Black 2 rooks for the queen and some pawns (remember, he's already down the exchange, plus your knight sac). By playing e4! first, Browne allows his queen to get to the queenside quickly after Nb5, plus he gets to march the e pawn and bother black's queen and bishop
Feb-22-14  wrap99: I am not sure why Black resigned. For example, even after trading the Q for the B & R, is Black behind in material? Or is there a threat I am missing?
Feb-22-14  Granny O Doul: I don't see a Q for B&R trade coming here. If 25...Qb7 then 26. Qc6+ curtains.
Feb-22-14  wrap99: Right, thanks.
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  Domdaniel: In the mid-1970s, Robert Bellin wrote an otherwise excellent book on the Classical Dutch which devoted very little space to anti-Dutch systems such as 2.Bg5 and 2.h3. Apart from the Staunton Gambit (1.d4 f5 2.e4), such systems were little explored at the time. By contrast, recent books by Moskalenko and Williams devote a lot of space to these moves.

James Rizzitano ('Understanding your Chess') wrote that this game helped to popularize the anti-Dutch systems.

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