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Sigurd B Justinussen vs David Smerdon
Politiken Cup (2014), Helsingor DEN, rd 1, Jul-21
Scandinavian Defense: Portuguese Variation (B01)  ·  0-1



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  bright1: Very entertaining game
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  FSR: Hilarious!
Jul-22-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Smerdon dropped by the commentator room and gave some entertaining post-game remarks. He said e.g. he is the strongest player in the World to play this line for Black because it isn't really any good!
Sep-02-15  qqdos: He <David Smerdon> has now written a book to prove it- Smerdon's Scandinavian, recently published by Everyman Chess!
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  perfidious: Re Smerdon's post-game comments: I well remember when this enjoyed some popularity for Black and actually tried 1....d5 a few times myself, though the one game featuring the Portuguese (3....Bg4) was nowhere near as amusing as this.

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