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Niclas Huschenbeth vs Jan Gustafsson
82nd German Chess Championship (2011), Bonn GER, rd 6, May-31
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Anderssen Variation Cordel Line (C51)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-11  parmetd: Black's position was very bad before this Luzhin. Apparently this line is analyzed on Gusti's DVD. I guess he siad he missed 12. Nb5
Feb-29-12  hilfsmatt: Huschenbeth's helpful analysis can be found on his website under
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  whiteshark: < hilfsmatt: Huschenbeth's helpful analysis can be found> He also youtubed it in English here:



Aug-22-16  fisayo123: One chess24 guy beating the holy crap out of another.
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  FSR: From Huschenbeth's part 1 video, starting at 1:41: <And I played the Evens Gambit here with b4, named after an old, well not maybe not old, named after a captain, Larry Evens.>
Oct-23-19  stacase: 26.Re1 and not 26.Qxh8 Because (and I didn't see it) 26.Re1 threatens mate 27Nd6#. Black chose to save his Rook and lose. Well he already lost & should have tipped his king over.
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  al wazir: 26. Re1 is the best move, but 26. Rxh8+ also wins convincingly:

26...Ke7 27. Qf6+ Kf8 (27...Ke8 28. Re1, etc.) 28. Qh6+ Ke7 (28..Kg8 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. Qxh7#) 29. Qg5+ Kf8 (29...Ke8 30. Re1, etc.) 30. Nf6 Bb5 31. Nxh7+ Ke8 32. Re1+ Kd7 33. Qe7+ Kd8 34.Qf8+ Kd7 35. Nf6#.

Oct-23-19  Walter Glattke: Hopeless position, 24.-Qg7 25.Qxc7+ Ke7 26.Re1 Rhd8!? 27.Qd6+ or 24.-Qg7 25.Qxc7+ Ke8 26.Re1 Be6 27.Nd6+ Kf8 28.dxe6 fxe6 29.Rf4+ Kg8 30.Rg4 Qxg4 31.Qf7# 30.-Kf8 31.Qxg7#
Oct-23-19  Stale.Mate: 28. .,, Rf8
Really? Even a patzer wannabe wouldn’t make that move.
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  drollere: nice puzzle. black was on the ropes from around move 12, if not move 5. the sequence of moves is very pretty. he couldn't castle Qside at 21 because Nd6+ wins the Q.
Oct-23-19  saturn2: 24 Qh4 can be answered by f6 so I found the deviation

24. Rxc4 Qb6 (Qxc4 25 Qf6) 25. d6 

Oct-23-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I whiffed horribly, settling for 24 Qh4+ f6 25 Qxf6, which turns out not to even give White the advantage.

But hey -- at least I got the pun of the day, and it was even in a foreign language!

Oct-23-19  NBZ: <Stale.Mate> I found 28. ... Rf8 strange too, initially, but now I think Black was being a sport and allowing White to play the prettiest mate.
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  patzer2: For today's Wednesday puzzle (24. ?), I got as far as 24. Rxc4 Qxc4 25. Qf6+ Ke8 +-.

However, instead of the strongest follow-up and game continuation 26. Re1! +- (M25 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10), I went with the second best winning alternative 26. d6 +- (+22.02 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10).

Third best and also winning is 26. Rxh8+ Ke7 27. Qf6+ Kf8 28. Re1 +- (+21.35 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10).

P.S.: So where did Black go wrong in the Evans Gambit, invented by Captain William Davies Evans (not Larry Melvyn Evans) and memoralized in its famous debut with a win for White in Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1825?

Black's game goes bad with 12...Nd5? allowing 13. c4! ± to +- (+1.75 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 12...Rg8 13. Qxc7 Bg4 = (-0.07 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10) holds the game level.

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  patzer2: In the analysis provided by the winner of this game at, GM Huschenbeth recommends the improvement <12...Nac6!!> which gives Black a level game after 12...Nac6 13. Nxc7+ Qxc7 14. Qxc7 Be5 15. Qxe5 Nxe5 16. Nd2 Bf5 17. 0-0 <17. f3 Nd3+ 18. Bxd3 exd3 19. Nc4 Be6! => 17...Rg8 18. Rd1 0-0-0 = (+0.00 @ 31 ply, Stockfish 10).
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White has a knight for a bishop.

The black queen is defenseless. This suggests 24.Qh4+ but Black has 24... f6 (24... Kc(e)8 25.Nd6+ wins). Therefore, 24.Rxc4:

A) 24... Qxc4 25.Qf6+ Ke8 (25... Kc8 26.Qxh8+ Be8 27.Qxe8#) 26.Qxh8+ Ke7 27.Qf6+ Ke(f)8 28.Qh8+ Ke7 29.Qxa8 Qxe4 30.Qxb7 + - [R+2P vs b].

B) 24... Qb6 25.Rxc7

B.1) 25... Qxc7 26.Qf6+ Kc8 (26... Ke8 27.Qxh8+ Ke7 28.Qxa8 + - [R+N+2p vs b]) 27.Qxh8+ Qd8 28.Rc1+ Bc6 (28... Kb8 29.Qxd8+ wins) 29.Qxd8+ Kxd8 30.dxc6 Bxc6 31.Rxc6 Rxa2 32.g3 + - [N+P].

B.2) 25... Re8 26.d6 (26.Rxd7+ Kxd7 27.Nf6+ is interesting)

B.2.a) 26... Re6 27.Qg5+ f6 28.Qg8+ Re8 (28... Be8 29.Qxe6 wins) 29.Qf7, with the double threat Qxd7# and Qxf6+, wins decisive material.

B.2.b) 26... Rxe4 27.Qf6+ Re7 28.Qxe7#.

C) 24... Qg7 25.Qxc7+

C.1) 25... Ke7 26.Qd6+ followed by 27.Nd6 wins.

C.2) 25... Ke8 26.Nd6+ Kf8 (26... Ke7 27.Nf5+ wins) 27.Qxd7 + - [N+2P].

Oct-23-19  malt: Gone for diversionary tactics with
24.R:c4 Qb6
(24...Q:c4 25.Qf6+ Ke8 26.Re1 )

25.d6 Re8 26.R:c7

Oct-23-19  Sally Simpson: ***

If ever you need an example for sitting on your hands and looking for a better move then this is it.

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The trouble being you could lose on time deciding which one to choose:



Oct-23-19  mel gibson: That was easy -
Black can't take the poisoned Rook but even if he doesn't Stockfish 10 says:

24. Rxc4

(24. Rxc4 (♖c1xc4
♕d4-b6 d5-d6 ♔d8-c8 ♖c4xc7+ ♔c8-b8 ♘e4-c5 ♗d7-h3 g2xh3 ♖a8-a5 ♘c5-d7+ ♔b8-a7 ♘d7xb6 ♔a7-a6 ♕f4xf7 ♖a5-g5+ ♔g1-h1 ♖g5-b5 ♖c7xb7 ♖h8-a8 ♕f7-c7 ♖b5-b2 ♖f1-a1 ♖a8-g8 d6-d7 ♖g8-g6 d7-d8♕ ♖b2xf2) +31.79/30 108)

score for White +31.79 depth 30

Oct-23-19  erimiro1: Captain Evans invented Benko gambit,Sgt. Pepper invented Evans gambit, and Major Major invented Marshall attack.
Oct-23-19  TheaN: Bit sloppy, as I obviously saw <24.Rxc4> being possible, but wanted to go for 24....Qxc4 25.Qf6+ Ke8 (Kc8 26.Qxh8+ Be8 27.Qxe8#) 26.Qxh8+!? Ke7 27.Qxa8?!, basically ignoring the Re1 threat entirely. It wins but yeah, if you see a good move blabla.

Declining the sac I only saw Qb2 and Qg7, after which Qxc7+ is disastrous. Of course 24....Qb6 is the best move after which 25.d6! decides in a swift fashion. I do feel this move is necessary for a solve; on move 25 an alternative gives White just a pawn and a good position.

Oct-23-19  faulty: If anyone cares,
Oct-23-19  N0B0DY: <faulty: If anyone cares, GUSTAFSSON WON THE TOURNAMENT :)> N0B0DY really cares.
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  whiteshark: <faulty> Despite having equal points with Jan Gustafsson, Igor Khenkin won the German championship!
Oct-23-19  Momentum Man: whiteshark showed that the other post was faulty
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