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Richard Edward Lean vs Fricis Apsenieks
"Lean on Me" (game of the day Sep-24-2020)
Bromley prel-B (1925), Bromley ENG, rd 6, Apr-14
Zukertort Opening: Reversed Mexican Defense (A06)  ·  1-0

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Mar-17-18
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  kenilworthian: A great long-term king chase, with nice echoes between 11.Nd6+ and the winning 23.Nd6+! And a great example of how the "Reversed Tango" can punish overly ambitious play by Black, as 3...f5?! is too weakening.
Sep-24-20
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  al wazir: I think Black would have been all right after 10...Bxf3.

For example, 11. Nxf6+ gxf6 12. Bxd5 Bxe2 13. Kxe2 O-O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Bf4 e5 16. Bg3 Bd6.

Sep-24-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Isn't this a Dunst Opening? Whatever the proper name, entertaining and creative play by Lean. 3...f5 looks too ambitious; 3...c5, 3...Nc6, even 3...Nf6 or 3...Bg4 might have fared better.
Sep-24-20  offramp: It's a whirlwind-like game, probably one of the best ever played in Bromley. The pun is a bit weak.
Sep-24-20  Honey Blend: I find the gamble 18. ... ♘xe5?! really interesting. Point being if White gets greedy with 19. ♗xg8? ♘xf3+ 20. ♔f1 ♕h3+ 21. ♖g2 ♘xg8, we have ♖ vs ♘♘♙♙ and a bunch of awkwardly placed pieces:


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Black definitely has an edge despite having three pieces at their home squares. Of course the simple 19. ♗xe5 keeps the advantage, but it's not as exciting.

Sep-24-20  Brenin: This was played in the last round of Preliminary Group B of the Bromley tournament; Apsenieks won the group with 6/7, this being his only loss. (It must have been irritating to miss 7/7, perhaps explaining why he played on to the bitter end.) This qualified him for the Premier, where he finished joint 3rd out of 4, behind Matinsons and Skalicka and level with Hromadka (whom he beat in their individual game). Possibly the strongest tournament ever held in Bromley?

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