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Robert Durkin vs Spielman
?? (1957), USA
Sodium Attack: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Mar-24-08  satch boogie: Looks like Black tried to go for a French setup.
It also looks like 8...0-0 was the losing move for Black. He's already cramped in position, and White siezed the Kingside attack opportunity. That Castle was a blunder.
May-29-08  prinsallan: Yeah, it was a good and swift attack after the bad castle by black.
May-29-08  prinsallan: Oh, my friend here asked why black didnt just take the Rook with: 17.. Kxf7. The reason is of course mate:
17... Kxf7
18. Bxg6+ Kg8 (or Kf8= mate(Qh8#))
19. Qh7+ Kf8 (forced)
20. Qh8#
Nov-20-08  thebribri8: Haha. Sodium attack. Anyone get it?
Nov-21-08  Resignation Trap: <thebribri8> I used to play 1.Nh3, and I called it the Ammonia Attack. Everyone else thought it was a fitting name simply because it stinks!
Dec-22-08  shintaro go: <Looks like Black tried to go for a French setup.> Pawn structure and piece placement resembles that of a Slav/Semi-Slav, IMO.
Dec-29-08  satch boogie: <shintaro go> It does, thanks for the correction.
Feb-25-09  TheTamale: I assumed it was the Sodium Attack due to Na3--sodium is Na.
Feb-25-09  parisattack: Looking at the final position it is clear the sodium knight played a key part in the attack.
Oct-22-09  kilv: Hey, what about after 12. Qh5; black moves to g6? Seems like it would slow or stop the onslaught??!
Jan-07-11  dobryninda: <kilv>

13. Qxh7

Mar-05-12  zakkzheng: what does the knight do on a3?
Aug-20-12  satch boogie: <zakkzheng>
The Knight doesn't really do much on a3. It's just one of those uncommon openings you can use to (hopefully) throw your opponents game off a bit. It can lead to trench warfare style games, or it can get pulled back into better known positions. Example:

1.Na3 e5
2.Nc4 Nc6
3.e4 Nf6
4.d3 ... etc with the Knight being able to safely retreat back to d2.

Dec-20-12  goodevans: The mate after <17...Nf8> is equally pleasant: 17...Nf8 18.Rxf8+ Kxf8 19.Qh8+ Kf7 20.g6+ Kf6 21.Qh4#
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  FSR: Truly pathetic play by Black.

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