The Chess Archive Journal

The Chess Archive Journal

Jan 26, 2011, 11:44 AM |

I found a cache of old archived chess games on the internet. The openings are interesting enough for a second look.

[Event "Frankfurt MT"]
[Site "Frankfurt"]
[Date "1878.??.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Fritz, Alexander"]
[Black "Stern, Adolf"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo ""]
[BlackElo ""]
[ECO "B00"]

1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Be3 Nf6 5.Nd2 c5 6.Ne2 c4 7.Nxc4 Nxe4 8.Bf4 d6
9.f3 Nf6 10.Ng3 Nc6 11.c3 Nd5 12.Bd2 Qh4 13.O-O Nxd4 14.Ne4 Nf4 15.Ncxd6+ Bxd6
16.Nxd6+ Ke7 17.Bxf4 Qxf4 18.Nxb7 Nc6 19.Be4 Rac8 20.Qa4 Qc7 21.Qa3+ Kf6
22.Bxc6 Qxc6 23.Nd6 Rcd8 24.Ne4+ Kg6 25.Rad1 f5 26.Rd6 Qc8 27.Nf2 Rxd6 28.Qxd6 Rd8
29.Qe7 Re8 30.Qh4 Qa6 31.Nh3 h6 32.Nf4+ Kh7 33.Qh5 Re7 34.Qg6+ Kh8 35.Qh5 Kg8
36.Ng6 Rd7 37.Ne5 Rd2 38.Qf7+  1-0

Chess Arena 3.0 calls this opening B00 - The Matinovsky gambit. This 6...c4 idea - I don't like it. Had Black developed normally - Nc6, Be7, OO - then White would have had much more trouble.