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Jonny Hector vs Paul Boersma
Dinard open (1986), Dinard FRA
Kadas Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0

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Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: 29...Qxd3??
Feb-02-09  WhiteRook48: lively game
Feb-24-09  WhiteRook48: I thought Black was winning this game.
Jul-25-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Did Jonny Hector really play 1.h4 here? If Black was a total beginner one could imagine him playing an awful opening, as if to say, "the opening doesn't matter" -- but Paul Boersma is no weak player.
Nov-26-09  Whitehat1963: Winning with Turkey openings.
Oct-16-10  Xeroxx: crazy.
Dec-25-10
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  al wazir: 1. Qf4+

A) 1...Kc3 2. Qa5+
A1) 2...Kb2 3. Qfb4+ Kc1 4. Qa1#.
A2) 2...Kb3 3. Qfb4#.
A3) 2...Kd3 3. Qb5+ Kc3 (3...Rc4 4. Qbxc4#) 4. Qfb4#.

B) 1...Kd3 2. Qb5+
B1) 2...Kc3 3. Qbb4+ Kd3 4. Qd4#
B2) 2...Rc4 3. Qbxc4#

C) 1...Ke1 2. Qh1#.

D) 1...Re3 2. Qd4+
D1) 2...Kc1 3. Qhxd1#
D2) 2...Ke1 3. Qdxd1+ Kf2 4. Qh2#.
D3) 2...Rd3 3. Qh2+ Kc1 (3...Ke1 4. Qdg1#) 4. Qa1#.

Dec-25-10  sevenseaman: Opening aside, Boersma's Fide rating is 2304; no push over. If 29...Qxd3 was a slip, why is this game here on cg.com?
Dec-25-10
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  al wazir: My previous post belongs somewhere else -- but the time limit to delete it has elapsed. Sorry.
Dec-26-10
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  al wazir: Why not 28. Ne4 ?
Dec-26-10  sneaky pete: <al wazir> Because of 28... Qe3+.
Dec-26-10
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  al wazir: <sneaky pete: Because of 28... Qe3+.>

That's a pretty good reason. Although, considering the trouble black got himself into when he played 28...Qe3 in the actual game, maybe not enough of a reason.

Thanks.

Apr-23-17  chessgame901: <why h4???>
May-06-19  Gejewe: <chessgames.com> <chessgame901> Why 1.h4.. :-)
In the Budapest Spring festival in 1985 where Jonny Hector was also playing, a lot of attention was attracted by the Hungarian player Gabor Kadas(2280) who scored an IM norm and defeated IM Leon Pliester (2370) with 1.h4.. The opening went as follows. 1.h4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Pf3 Pf6 4.c3 dxc3 5.Pxc3 d5 6.e4 Pxe4 7.Dxd5 Pxc3 8.Dxd8+ Kxd8 9.bxc3 Le6 10.Pg5 Ld6 11.Pxe6+ fxe6 12. Lg5+ Kd7 13.O-O-O and White was able to develop some compensation and later even won in fine style. During that event I shared a room with Leon and thus I know that he was impressed by Kadas' play. From Kadas' friends we got some additional information and game samples from this remarkable player. Once regarded as a talent, he never had the serious attitude to be able to break through, but instead always played at lighting speed and liked to play 1.h4.. and 1..h5 which he often followed up by some pawnsacrifices to muddy the waters. Because he had a sharp eye for tactics.. In Hungary he was a wellknown player and had legendary status in his hometown of Szolnok. Somewhere in the 1970ties Smyslov was invited to play an international tournament in Szolnok and the story goes that the organisers had a problem to solve. They wished their hero to play in that tournament, but did not want to insult their noted guest and former world-champion by letting him be confronted with 1.h4.. So the organisers tried to make a deal with Kadas, he was invited to play on the condition that he would play a normal first move against Smyslov. But Gabor Kadas did not give in and at the end he was not invited. That is a story that went around in those days, I do not have a clue if it was true or apocryphal :-) But back to our friend Leon Pliester who annotated the 1.h4.. loss of his for New in Chess Yearbook, adding some of the Kadas opening snippets he got from the man's friends. And our Swedish hero read the book in Dinard, was reminded of that game in Budapest and analysed this game and notes. As he told me in that particular tournament in Dinard in april, about a year later - yes I was playing there as well - is that he had an idea to improve White's gambit play by 7.Nxe4 dxe4 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Ng5 and he had burnt some midnight oil to find compensation. He was sure this would shock Paul Boersma, a strong but a bit of a traditional player. Though he eventually won, the game did not go well for Jonny, and when he soon tried 1.h4.. again, with a gambit, in the all-decisive last round game of a southern French open , his play was refuted. He lost, and has never played 1.h4 again as far as I know.
Feb-13-21
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  kingscrusher: The Kadas game in question :)

[Event "Budapest"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Kadas, Gabor"]
[Black "Pliester, Leon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2280"]
[BlackElo "2370"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "1985.??.??"]

1. h4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. c3 (4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qa4 a6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. Qb3 Be7 9. Nc3 $15) 4... dxc3 5. Nxc3 d5 6. e4 Nxe4 7. Qxd5 Nxc3 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. bxc3 Be6 (9... Bc5 10. Bg5+ f6 11. O-O-O+ Ke7 12. Bc4 Nc6 (12... fxg5 13. Rhe1+ Kf6 14. hxg5+ Kg6 15. Ne5+ Kxg5 16. Nf7+ Kf6 17. Nxh8 $16) 13. Bf4 $15) 10. Ng5 Bd6 (10... Bd5 11. Be3 Ke8 12. O-O-O Bxa2 13. Kb2 Be6 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Bc4 $11) 11. Nxe6+ fxe6 12. Bg5+ Kd7 13. O-O-O Rf8 14. Be3 Nc6 15. Bd3 h6 16. h5 Ne5 17. Be2 Ke7 18. Rh4 Nd7 19. Kc2 Rf5 20. Rg4 Kf7 21. Ra4 Nf6 22. g4 Re5 23. Bf3 Nd5 24. Bd4 Rg5 25. c4 Nb4+ 26. Kc3 Nc6 27. Be3 Re5 28. Rb1 Nd8 29. Bxb7 Nxb7 30. Rxb7 Re4 31. Rbxa7 Rxa7 32. Rxa7 Rxg4 33. Bb6 Be5+ 34. Kb4 Kf6 35. Bxc7 Bd4 36. Bd8+ Ke5 37. Rf7 Rg1 38. a4 Rb1+ 39. Ka5 Ke4 40. Ka6 Kd3 41. a5 Kxc4 42. Bb6 Bc3 43. Rc7+ Kd3 44. Rxc3+ Kxc3 45. Kb7 g6 46. hxg6 Rg1 47. Kc8 Rxg6 48. a6 Rg8+ 49. Bd8 Rg1 50. Ba5+ Kd3 51. a7 Rc1+ 52. Kb7 Rb1+ 53. Ka6 1-0

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