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Jack Rudd vs Martin Simons
"Hit the Rudd, Jack" (game of the day Oct-30-2015)
BCF-ch 87th (2000), Millfield, rd 9, Aug-09
Scandinavian Defense: Icelandic-Palme Gambit (B01)  ·  0-1



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  Phony Benoni: A neat, if unimportant point, arises after <29...Nb3+>

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White is getting inevitably mated in this position. The really interesting line is finding the mate in three after the computer-interposition <30.Qd6>.

Oct-30-15  syracrophy: <Phony Benoni> 30...♕d4+ perhaps? 31.♕xd4 ♖xd4+ 32.♔c2 ♘xa1# The clue lies in covering c4.
Oct-30-15  bcokugras: What happens if 11. dxc6 or dxe6 ?
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  Phony Benoni: <bcokugras> At move 11:

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If either 11.dxc6 or 11.dxe6, White loses his queen:

11.dxc6 Bxc4 and White can only save her by 12.Qxe7 Rxe7+ which runs into a quick mate.

11.dxe6 Qb4+ 12.Nbd2 Rxe6.

The Icelandic Gambit, like the Blackmar-Diemer or Morra Gambits for White, is speculative but can also lead to spectacular results against the unwary.

Oct-30-15  bcokugras: Thanks, Phony Benoni.
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  kevin86: A brilliant hopping performance by the knight!
Oct-30-15  Helios727: Would white have been better off playing "5. d3" in the opening?
Oct-30-15  rozzatu: Icelandic-Palme Gambit: never heard of it.

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