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Erwin Spaete vs Heinz Strater
"This is Spaete!" (game of the day Feb-16-2022)
Niederrhein-ch (2000), rd 8, Apr-14
Indian Game: Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit. Stummer Gambit (A45)  ·  1-0



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Nov-05-11  lemaire90: Nice game, never seen the gambit before. Might try it !
Mar-24-21  dhotts: This should be GOTD today, since this Spaete guy only plays this opening...All 25 of Spaete's games in CG's database are this opening (A45). A good pun for this game for those who understand German would be "Zu Spaete" (too late).
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  al wazir: 29...Be6 would have been better than Bd7.
Feb-16-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: If you're going to introduce a fake R for punning purposes ... well, "spaeter" is German for "later".
Feb-16-22  Brenin: <al wazir>: 29 ... Be6 30 Rdf1, and the N falls, e.g. 30 ... Bxe6 31 exd6 Qf7 (intending Rf8) 32 Rxf6 Qxf6 33 Rg7+, winning the Q. I think Black was already lost many moves earlier than this.
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  MissScarlett: I always choose my words carefully.
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  perfidious: One of the oldest morality plays: Black snatches the gambit pawn on offer and never gets his queenside developed until the enemy is a-knockin' at the gates.
Feb-16-22  hilfsmatt: Erwin Sp├Ąte b. 1922-03-31 d. 2016-11-25
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  ajk68: What's interesting is that the computer analysis up to this move had black even farther behind (for good reason). The ending position is the best one black had had for many moves! And that's when he chose to resign?!

There's a certain psychology about losing the queen, not always warranted.

Going for the queen was a bad decision. White trades a rook and bishop for the queen, but completely dissipates the attack. Black has a somewhat unassailable position (temporarily). White has to do new work to create weaknesses. It's a won position, but 30. Rdf1 would have been much better - getting another piece into the attack.

Feb-16-22  goodevans: The Lichess database calls this the Bronstein Gambit. When accepted it has about a 50% success rate but among players of master level that falls to about 35%.

If Black finds good moves he'll emerge with the better game but here he plays a bunch of decent-looking natural moves and gets squashed.

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  igiene: Very subtle pun
Feb-16-22  Captain Hindsight: Hindsight is always 20/20.

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