Game with Morphy Attack of the Two Knights Defense

Dear Mr. Alterman

Here is my last effort with one of your gambit suggestions:

White: mrjoker (1681)

Black: ChessInProgress (1593)

Internet Chess Club, Blitz 2 12, October 2, 2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Re1 d5 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qa5 9.Nxe4 Be6 10.Neg5 O-O-O 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Rxe6 Bd6 13.Bg5 Rde8 14.Qe2 Kd7 15.Re1 Qxe1+ 16.Nxe1 Rxe6 17.Qg4 Re8 18.Nd3

So far this is Estrin-Krogius (USSR 1949) according to ECO, but I was unaware of this since this was my very first game with this line.

18…h5 19.Qh3 Nb4 20.Nxb4 Bxb4 21.g3 Kc6

After the more cautious 21…g6, White still seems fine, for example 22.g4 hxg4 23.Qxg4 c5 24.c3! dxc3 25.bxc3 Bxc3 26.Qb3.

22.Qxh5 Re1+ 23.Kg2 R1e2 24.h4

I must admit that I almost fell for 24.Be3?? (attacking both rooks with queen). Fortunately I saw 24…R8xe3! just when my mouse was about to move the bishop.

24…Be1+ 25.Qf3+ Kb6 26.Qb3+ Ka6 27.Qc4+ Kb6 28.Qxd4+ Kc6 29.Qxg7 Rxf2+ 30.Kh3 Ref8 31.h5 R2f3 32.Bh4

The key to White’s defense; 32.Bf4?? is another unfortunate blunder that I almost played.

32…R8f7 33.h6

Most elegant and simplest.

33…Rf8 34.h7 (1-0)

Thanks again for your marvellous videos on gambits

Louis Morin

Montreal, Canada

One Response

  1. good very good most marvellous

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