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Jan Viberg vs Hector Horta
"Horta Culture" (game of the day Jul-18-2005)
WT/M/GT/262 (1989) (correspondence), ICCF, Nov-01
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Trifunovic Variation (C43)  ·  0-1

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Jul-18-05  Counterpoint: 34.Ne5 is a mistake, correct would have been 34.Nxb4
Jul-18-05  farrooj: Hey guys! does anyone know if there is a variant with 4.dxe5 instead of Bd3?
Jul-18-05  Runemaster: <farrooj> after 4.dxe5, 4... Bc5 5.Be3 Bxe3 is annoying for white.
Jul-18-05  farrooj: well what about dxe5 Bc5 5 Bc4 with threat of sacrifice on f7. does it work?
Jul-18-05  DanRoss53: <Counterpoint> Most definitely... does anybody have any idea why White would play 34. ♘e5?? instead of 34. ♘xb4 which seems much more reasonable?
Jul-18-05  admiralnemo: anyone remember the Star Trek episode with the creature called the Horta? It was a "silicon-based life form". Dr. McCoy was asked to heal the injured Horta and grumbled, "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!" The Horta was great...looked like the spawn between a carpet and a pepperoni pizza...
Jul-18-05  Vavilov: <DanRoss53> I think Viberg doesn't see how big a threat the black knight moving to e2 is. Of course he must have seen the threat of 35. bxc3 bxc3 36. Rc1 Ne2+, winning the rook and queening the pawn. But it is less obvious, to me at least, that even if white leaves the rook on e1 and plays 36. Kf1 or 37. Kf1, black can still follow with 36 ... c2 and 37 ... Ne2 and win at least the white rook.
Jul-18-05  Knight13: <Oh how I hate the Petroff.> I hate Petrof as White because the Knight stays on e4 for a long time with an outpost. And if you take it with the bishop it gives black bishop-pair, which is bad.
Jul-18-05  YouRang: <DanRoss53> I presume that white was hoping to save his passed pawn on f7. As Vavilov says, he probably didn't recognize the threat of the black pawns.
Jul-18-05  weary willy: You can take to a horta culture but a pencil must be lead
Jul-18-05  RSD770: nineteenth! (just kidding)
Jul-18-05
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  kevin86: The black goal is not the queen,but the fork that follows. Weren't the HORTA the natural diggers that acted first as an enemy-but later as an ally to the Star Trek crew?
Jul-18-05  mymt: <farrooj> Simagin vs A Khachaturov, 1959
Jul-18-05  mymt: <farrooj> Istvan Vargha vs K Darga, 1979
Jul-18-05  Hincho: <SMF> Oh but there is a gambit in the Petrov. A very interesting Petrov opening variation does exist but I will leave you to find it. I suggest looking at quite recently games involving Leko...I think you'll enjoy the moves and definitely find them to be interesting.
Jul-18-05  Rocafella: Leko vs Anand, 2005 Is this the gambit? lol
Jul-18-05  horticulture: Hey! A game named after me, LOL! And to think that as late as 1928, according to Tarrasch, 3 d4 was considered the "refutation" to the Petrov Defence...
Jul-18-05  mark1800: 10.Qc2? appalling move if you ask me.
Jul-18-05  weary willy: <Rocafella: Leko vs Anand, 2005 Is this the gambit? lol>. Not very gambity, is it?! lol yourself
Jul-18-05  Rocafella: <weary willy> I know, thats why I put <lol> :)
Jul-18-05  OneBadDog: Horta says, "No Kill I".
Jul-18-05  admiralnemo: <OBD> lol
Jul-18-05  OneBadDog: Usually when people talk about losing to a "silicon monster", they're talking about a computer!
Jul-21-05  Hincho: <Rocafella> <Wearywilly> The gambit I refer to is the Cochrane gambit.Check it out. I believe it was Topalov who played it most recently in top chess.
Jul-21-05  OneBadDog: The only way to describe this game is "Pain! Pain!".
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