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Henri Grob vs Lenherr
"Grob the Reigns" (game of the day Aug-02-2006)
corr (1966) (correspondence)
Grob Opening: Spike. Hurst Attack (A00)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-06  RandomVisitor: Did White miss 22.Nxe5! Bxe5 (22...Qe8 23.Qb7+; 22...fxe5 23.Bg5+) 23.Bb4+
Aug-02-06  uscstudent: Great aggresive opening. Very nice game.
Aug-02-06  khense: Black was lost at move 39, but was he lost at move 34?.
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  al wazir: <RandomVisitor: Did White miss 22.Nxe5! Bxe5 23.Bb4+>. I don't understand. Why can't black just play 23...Bd6 ? If 24. Qc7+ then 24...Ke6 25. Bxd6 Nxd6 26. Rc6 Rhd8.

Aug-02-06  Gowe: <Al wazir> <<: Did White miss 22.Nxe5! Bxe5 23.Bb4+>. I don't understand. Why can't black just play 23...Bd6 ? If 24. Qc7+ then 24...Ke6 25. Bxd6 Nxd6 26. Rc6 Rhd8. >> Because after 23... Bd6 24.Qb7! Ke6 <Force> (Ke8 25.Qxa8+)25.Qe4+ Kd7 26.Qxf5+ <Winning the bishop and the match>
Aug-02-06  OtisTFirefly: (RandomVisitor)I think you had made a very promising spot.Well done.
Aug-02-06  Manequinho: What are the moves which distinguish Grob Opening?
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  kevin86: Does Grob have a dog named "SPIKE"?

The Grob's opening is simply 1 g4,also known as the Spike.

Black is threatened by mate and also the rook is under fire.

Aug-02-06  Goato: Gowe in your line what would happen if instead of 23...Bd6 23...Nd6 to block the check. This takes the e4 square away from whites queen.
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  al wazir: <Gowe: 23...Bd6 24.Qb7! Ke6 25.Qe4+ Kd7 26.Qxf5+> Qe6 27. Rg7+. Thanks.

And if instead 23...Nd6 then 24. Bxd6+ Bxd6 25. Qe4+ Kd7 26. Rg7! Qxg7 27. Qb7+, leaving white with ♕+♙ vs. ♖+♗.

Aug-02-06  The17thPawn: <Goato> - I think you're suggestion has merit Nd6 looks to be more resilient to me.
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  al wazir: <The17thPawn:> Read the post above yours.
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  al wazir: If black refuses the ♘ sac by playing 23...Qe6, then 24. Qb7+ K moves 25. Qxa8+.

And finally, if 23...Qe8 (best) then 24. Qb7+ Ke6 25. Nf3. White is a ♙ up, has a great positional advantage, and threatens to win the ♘ with Qe4+.

<RandomVisitor>, if there were a brilliancy prize for kibitzing you would win it.

Aug-04-06  The17thPawn: <al wazir> Qe4+ in you're line can be answered by Be5 and 26.Rg7+,Qxg7 28.Qb7+,Kf8 29.Qxa8+,Kf7 and blacks still in the game.
Aug-05-06  Gowe: <The17thPawn> In <Al wazir's line>: 23... nd6 24.Bxd6 Bxd6 <<25.Qe4+>> if Be5, then the simple 26.Rc7+ <winning the lovely queen>.
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  patzer2: White's 39. Be7! initiates a simple but instructive mating attack. After 39...Re8 40. Qg6+ Kh8 41. Bf6+ , mate follows.

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