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David L Kuhns vs Spencer Lower
116th US Open (2015), Phoenix, AZ USA, rd 1, Aug-01
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  0-1



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  patzer2: Nice game by Black and a good example of the explosive potential of the main-line of the two knights defense for the second player.
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  tpstar: In the Main Line Two Knights Defense after 10. Ne5 Opening Explorer then Black scores well with 10 ... Bd6. Except Black scores even better with 10 ... Bc5 11. c3 Bd6 = Opening Explorer

Nice tactics here.

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  Nightsurfer: After <13. ... 0-0>, White player <David. L. Kuhns> - by playing <14.d4 ...> pp. - avoids the careless <14.0-0? ...>, as White commander-in-chief Mahmood Amini has quite nonchalantly tried out in a casual game against Rene Gralla at the well-known northern chess cafe <"Roxy"> in Hamburg, Germany, on <November 26th, 2018>, please see the moves of that most recent encounter as follows:

[Event "Cafe 'Roxy' Midnight Series"]
[Site "Hamburg, Germany"]
[Date "2018.11.26"]
[Round "?"]
[WhitePlayer "Amini, Mahmood"]
[BlackPlayer "Gralla, Rene"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C59"]

<1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5 11.c3 Bd6 12.Nc4 Nxc4 13.Bxc4 0-0 14.0-0? ...>

For <14.0-0? ...> provokes the immediate <Greco-Bishop-On-H-Corner-Of-The-Castle-Sacrifice- >, namely in this case here:

<14. ... Bxh2+!>, just have a look at the diagram as follows:

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... with the instructive finish <15.Kxh2 Ng4+ 16.Kg3 Qg5 17.d3? Ne3+ 18.Kh2 Qxg2#> 0-1

White has indeed to be on the alert, in this highly volatile line!

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