Chess in the Wild, Part 4

batgirl
batgirl
May 19, 2010, 1:06 PM |
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    With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4  e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5

   White's historically questionable 4th move, 4. Ng5, gives Black a little lattitude and
4 . . . Bc5 supplies the perfect answer to that question.

 
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Here are some nice, fun Traxler games:

In this game our own Bill Wall invites 5. Nxf7?!

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The following was a correspondence game between Mikhail Tal and the readers of the Pionerskaya Pravda (a greatly circulated Russian newspaper especially popular with children). It ended in a draw.

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The next game shows the Hollywood Grandmaster and one-time US champion, Herman Steiner playing successfully against the many-times Italian champion and honorary grandmaster, Enrico Paoli's 5.Bxf7+ (This was NOT the famous Torneo di Capodanno, played in Reggio Emilia, Italy, that was later established by Enrico Paoli himself in 1958)


 
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Here, Enrico Paoli, who was also a great probleminst, loses again with 5.Bxf7+, this time against Nicolas Rossolimo and played at the Slovkian resort town of Trenčianske Teplice
 



 
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Anatoly Karpov is only able to exact a draw with 5.Bf7+ against Alexander Beliavsky

 
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This post started with a game from Bill Wall, and now it will end with a game from Bill Wall -