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mage3070
Jan 26, 2011, 2:18 AM 0

I discovered a nice cache of old archived chess games while browsing the internet. The openings are interesting enough for a second look.

Game #1

[Event "Leipzig m2"]
[Site "Leipzig"]
[Date "1864.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Paulsen, Louis"]
[Black "Neumann, Gustav Richard"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[ECO "B00"]

1.e4 b6 2.Nc3 Bb7 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Nge2 c5 6.d3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.e5 Nd5
9.exd6 Qxd6 10.Ne4 Qd7 11.b3 Nc6 12.Bb2 e5 13.Qd2 f5 14.N4c3 Nd4 15.f4 Nxc3
16.Nxc3 exf4 17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.Qxf4 O-O 19.Rf2 Bf6 20.h4 Rae8 21.Rg2 Be5 22.Qf1 f4 23.Ne4 fxg3 24.Qc1 Nf3+ 25.Kh1 Qd7 26.Ng5 Nxg5 27.hxg5 Qh3+ 28.Kg1 Bf4  0-1

Now 1.e4 b6 2.Nc3 Bb7 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Nge2 c5 6.d3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.e5 Nd5
9.exd6 Qxd6 is a nice balanced opening. Chess Arena 3.0 calls it Alekhine's Defense: Samisch Attack. To my taste, 10.Nb5 could have led to a better game for White. 10...Qd7 11.c4 Nb4 12. Bxb7 Qxb7 13.Bf4 and I like white's chances a bit better.

Still White was doing ok until 10.Ne4 Qd7 11.b3 Nc6 12.Bb2 e5 13.Qd2 f5 14.N4c3 Nd4 15.f4? and here 15 Nxd4 makes a difference: 15...exd4 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 Qxd5 18.Rae1 is stronger. This has been a brief second look at an old game.

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