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Another thing I can't find at chessdryad dot com

Another thing I can't find at chessdryad dot com

May 17, 2015, 6:03 PM 0
My interest in this game isn't as much the 4-pattern drawn by …Qb6xb2-d4xa4 but the pawn formation after move 2.

Around 1977 or '78, master Martin Sullivan beat class player Thomas Boyd with an idea of the Austrian master Josef Krejcik: 1. e4 e5 2. f3 Bc5 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. b4 with an Evans Gambit of sorts (chessgames dot com gives the move order 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.f3 Bc5 4.Ne2 Nc6 5.b4 as "Bishops Opening: Krejcik Gambit"). I recall that the adults discussing Krejcik's idea said Krejcik mentioned his experience with this gambit — perhaps in one of his books or the magazine Wiener Schachzeitung — in a comically brief fashion, like "4. b4 und gewinnt". 

Sullivan was going to beat Boyd in any case, but at the time, I thought it was most fortunate for Marty that Tom fell right into Krejcik's line. With 37 years of experience, I figure 2. f3 was Krejcik's bait — any club player will see the g1-a7 diagonal open, and pounce on it with …Bf8-c5, setting it up for Evans' b2-b4! — which makes 2. f3 more effective than the Evans move order 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 because Black is likelier to play 3...Nf6 then.

So, you say, where's that game?

I can't find it. It's not in the legendary ChessDryad CalBase (given search terms sullivan or boyd or the position after 1. e4 e5 2. f3 or 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. f3), and a Google search of chessdryad.com doesn't fetch the corresponding Daily Review chess column.

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