#82, 83 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#82 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 687 (QRKNNRBB)

Time control: 15+5

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SP687

1. f4 f5 2. g3 g6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 e5 5. fxe5 Nxe5 6. Nxe5 Bxe5 7. e4 a5 8. exf5 O-O-O 9. O-O-O gxf5 10. d4 Bg7 11. a4 Nd6 12. Nd5 Qa6 13. Qa3 Rfe8 14. Qc5 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 Re2 16. Bf3 Re7 17. Rfe1 Rde8 18. Rxe7 Rxe7 19. Bf2 Kb8 20. Kb1 Qa7 21. Qd5 Qb6 22. Rd3 Ka7 23. Rb3 Qa6 24. Qc5+ Kb8 25. Rb5 b6 26. Qd5 Re8 27. Ka2 Nxb5 28. axb5 Qa7 29. Qxd7 Rg8 30. Qf7 Rd8 31. Qxg7 a4 32. Qe7 Rc8 33. Qd7 a3 34. b4 Rf8 35. Be3 Rc8 36. Bf4 Qa4 37. Qc6 Qa7 38. h3 Rd8 39. Bxc7+ { Black resigns } 1-0


 

#83 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337

Chess960 start position: 687 (QRKNNRBB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/wI35q1YD

SP687

1. f4 g6 2. e4 Nc6 3. Nf3 a5 4. Nc3 Qa6 5. O-O-O a4 6. d4 f5 7. e5 Bc4 8. Rfe1 e6 9. Kb1 Bd5 10. g3 Ne7 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. b3 Ng7 13. Qb2 Ne6 14. Bg2 c6 15. Bf1 b5 16. b4 Kc7 17. c3 Nc8 18. Be3 Nb6 19. h3 Bg7 20. Qd2 Bh6 21. Bd3 Rf7 22. Re2 Rg8 23. Rg1 Qc8 24. Rf2 Qf8 25. Rgf1 Qe7 26. Nh2 Rgf8 27. g4 Nc4 28. Bxc4 bxc4 29. gxf5 Rxf5 30. Ng4 Qh4 31. Qd1 Bxf4 32. Qxa4 Bxe3 33. Qa7+ Kd8 34. Qb8+ Ke7 35. Qd6+ Ke8 36. Rxf5 gxf5 37. Nxe3 Qxh3 38. Re1 Qg3 39. Re2 Qf3 40. Re1 f4 41. Nc2 Qg2 42. b5 cxb5 43. Nb4 Qd2 44. Rc1 f3 45. Nxd5 Qg5 46. Nf6+ Rxf6 47. exf6 Qxf6 48. Rg1 f2 49. Rf1 Qf5+ 50. Kb2 Qf3 51. Qb8+ Ke7 52. Qe5 d6 53. Qxb5 Qe2+ 54. Ka3 Qxf1 55. Qb7+ Kf6 56. Qf3+ Kg5 57. Qg3+ Kf5 58. Qf3+ Nf4 59. Qe3 Qe1 { White resigns } 0-1

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#80, 81 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#80 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 407 (RQBNNKRB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/uJQLnUW3

SP407

1. d4 c5 2. dxc5 Qxh2 3. g3 d6 4. cxd6 Nxd6 5. Bf3 Nc6 6. c3 Bf5 7. e4 Bh3+ 8. Bg2 Bxg2+ 9. Nxg2 Ne5 10. Ne1 Qh3+ 11. Ke2 O-O-O 12. b3 g6 13. Qc2 f5 14. exf5 gxf5 15. Bf4 Ng6 16. Bxd6 Rxd6 17. Nf3 f4 18. Nb2 Rgd8 19. Nd4 Bxd4 20. cxd4+ Kb8 21. Nc4 Rxd4 22. Rad1 Qe6+ { White resigns } 0-1


 

#81 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337

Chess960 start position: 407 (RQBNNKRB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/CTYSoLV7

SP407

1. c4 Nf6 2. O-O O-O 3. g3 c5 4. Nd3 d6 5. b4 cxb4 6. Nxb4 Be6 7. Ne3 Qc7 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. Nbd5 Bxd5 10. Nxd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Rab8 12. Rc1 e6 13. Bg2 Rfc8 14. h4 Qb6 15. Bc3 Qc5 16. e3 Qh5 17. Qb5 Qg4 18. Qb2 Qxc4 19. Bxg7 Bxg7 20. Qxg7+ Kxg7 21. Rxc4 Na5 22. Rg4+ Kf6 23. Be4 h6 24. Rf4+ Ke7 25. Bd3 Rc5 26. Rb1 b6 27. Kg2 Rbc8 28. g4 Rd5 29. Ba6 Rc2 30. d4 Nc4 31. Kg3 Ra5 32. Bxc4 Rxc4 33. Rb2 b5 34. h5 b4 35. f3 f6 36. Re4 Rb5 37. Rf4 a5 38. Kf2 a4 39. Ke2 b3 40. axb3 Rxb3 41. Ra2 a3 42. d5 Rxf4 43. exf4 Rb2+ 44. Rxb2 axb2 { White resigns } 0-1

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#76, 77 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#76 Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 468 (RBBNNKRQ)

Time control: 15+5

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SP468

1. c4 c5 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Be5 4. Nc3 Ne6 5. e3 Nd6 6. f4 Bf6 7. Nf3 b5 8. cxb5 Nxb5 9. Be4 Rb8 10. Rc1 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Ba6+ 12. Kf2 O-O 13. g4 Rfd8 14. Ba5 d5 15. Bb1 Rd7 16. h4 d4 17. Qh2 dxe3+ 18. dxe3 c4 19. f5 Rf8 20. fxe6 fxe6 21. Qh3 Be5 22. g5 Rd6 23. Be4 c3 24. Rgd1 Re8 25. h5 Qg7 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Rh1 Rf8 28. Kg2 Be2 29. Nxe5 { Black forfeits on time } 1-0

 


#77  Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Grabinsky, Aaron (NM) FIDE: 2337

Chess960 start position: 468 (RBBNNKRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/9SH1sKFm

SP468

1. c4 b6 2. d4 g6 3. Bh6+ Ng7 4. Be4 c6 5. Nc3 f5 6. Bd3 Nf7 7. Bd2 e5 8. dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O-O Ne6 11. h4 Ng4 12. Rdf1 Bb7 13. h5 c5 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. cxd5 Nd4 16. e3 Nxf3 17. gxf3 Ne5 18. Bc2 Nc4 19. Bc3 Be5 20. hxg6 hxg6 21. Rxg6+ Kf7 22. Qxh8 Rxh8 23. Bxf5 Rh5 24. Bc2 Rah8 25. Rfg1 Rh1 26. f4 Rxg1+ 27. Rxg1 Bxc3 28. bxc3 Rh2 29. Rf1 d6 30. Bd3 Na5 31. Kd2 c4 32. Bc2 Nb7 33. Ke2 Nc5 34. Rg1 b5 35. Rb1 a6 36. Ra1 Rh5 37. e4 Rh4 38. Ke3 Rh3+ 39. Ke2 Rxc3 40. Kd2 Rf3 41. e5 Rxf4 42. e6+ Kf6 43. Ke3 Rh4 44. Rg1 Rh3+ 45. f3 Rh5 46. Rg6+ Ke7 47. Rg7+ Kf8 48. Rf7+ Ke8 49. Bg6 Re5+ 50. Kd4 Nxe6+ 51. dxe6 Rxe6 52. Rf6+ Ke7 53. Rxe6+ Kxe6 54. Be4 a5 55. Bc6 b4 56. Kxc4 Ke5 57. Kb5 Kd4 58. Kxa5 Kc5 59. Be8 d5 60. Ka4 d4 61. Bb5 { Black resigns } 1-0

 

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#70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508

#70 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508

Chess960 start position: 260 (NBBRKNQR)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/7e9axu1P

SP260

1. Nb3 Nb6 2. d4 d5 3. c3 c6 4. f3 f5 5. Qf2 Qf7 6. Nfd2 Ng6 7. e4 fxe4 8. fxe4 Qxf2+ 9. Kxf2 O-O+ 10. Nf3 e5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Bxg6 hxg6 13. Bg5 Rde8 14. dxe5 Rxe5 15. h4 Ree8 16. Rhe1 Bc7 17. Rxe8 Rxe8 18. Re1 Rxe1 19. Nxe1 Kf7 20. Nf3 Nf6 21. Nbd2 Be6 22. a3 c5 23. Ke2 Ng4 24. Ne4 b6 25. Be3 Bc4+ 26. Kd2 Nxe3 27. Kxe3 Ke7 28. Neg5 Bd5 29. Nh3 b5 30. Nf4 Bf7 31. Ke4 Bxf4 32. Kxf4 Kd6 33. Ne5 Be8 34. Ke4 c4 35. g3 a6 36. Kf4 Kd5 37. Nf3 a5 38. Ne1 Kc5 39. Ke5 b4 40. axb4+ axb4 41. Ng2 Kb5 42. Kd4 Bf7 43. Ne3 Be6 44. Ke5 Bg8 45. Kd4 Be6 { Draw } 1/2-1/2


 

#71  Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 260 (NBBRKNQR)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/XI1IlTNz

SP260

1. c4 f6 2. b3 d5 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Bb2 c5 5. f3 Ng6 6. Be4 Qg5 7. g3 O-O 8. f4 Qh5 9. Ne3 Bh3 10. Bxb7 Nb6 11. Bf3 Qh6 12. Ng4 Bxg4 13. Bxg4 e5 14. Be6+ Kh8 15. f5 Ne7 16. Qxc5 Bd6 17. Qf2 Bb4 18. e3 Rd3 19. Nc2 Bc5 20. O-O Rfd8 21. b4 Na4 22. Bc1 Bd6 23. Bc4 e4 24. Bxd3 exd3 25. Nd4 Bxb4 26. Ne6 Rc8 27. Qf4 Qxf4 28. Rxf4 Nd5 29. Rd4 Nab6 30. Rxd3 Ne7 31. e4 Nc6 32. Bb2 Nc4 33. Rc1 Nxb2 34. Rxc6 Rb8 35. Rd8+ Rxd8 36. Nxd8 Bxd2 37. Rc8 Kg8 38. Ne6+ Kf7 39. Rc7+ Ke8 40. Rxg7 h6 41. Kg2 Be3 42. Kf3 Bb6 43. e5 Nd3 44. exf6 Ne5+ 45. Ke4 Nf7 46. Kd5 Bg1 47. h4 Bf2 48. g4 Bxh4 49. Rg8+ Kd7 50. Nc5+ { Black resigns } 1-0


#72 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508

Chess960 start position: 474 (RNNKBBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/A9R0sRPR

SP474

1. Nb3 e5 2. g3 c6 3. f4 g6 4. Nc3 d6 5. O-O-O Nb6 6. d4 N8d7 7. fxe5 f5 8. e4 O-O-O 9. exd6 fxe4 10. Nxe4 Nf6 11. Nbc5 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Bxd6 13. Bh3+ Kb8 14. Ba5 Bf7 15. Kb1 Rge8 16. Qf3 Bd5 17. Qc3 Re7 18. Rgf1 Rde8 19. b3 Qg7 20. Qb4 Bc7 21. c4 Be4+ 22. Nxe4 Rxe4 23. Qd2 Re2 24. Rde1 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 26. Qxe1 Qxd4 27. Qe8+ Bd8 28. Qe2 Na4 29. bxa4 Bxa5 30. Qe8+ Kc7 31. Qe2 Bb4 32. Bg4 Kb6 33. Bf3 Ka5 34. Qc2 Qg1+ 35. Bd1 Qd4 36. Qb3 Bd6 37. a3 Bxa3 38. Kc2 Bb4 39. Qd3 Qf2+ 40. Kb1 Qe1 41. Qd7 Qc3 42. Qxb7 Bc5 43. Qxc6 Qb4+ 44. Kc2 Qxc4+ 45. Kb1 Qb4+ 46. Kc2 Qc4+ 47. Kb1 a6 48. Qc7+ Kb4 49. Qb7+ Ka5 50. Qc7+ Kb4 51. Qb7+ Ka5 52. Qc7+ { Draw } 1/2-1/2


 

#73  Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 474 (RNNKBBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/JBgeVdfw

SP474

1. Nb3 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. f4 f6 4. Nc3 a5 5. Bf2 a4 6. Nc5 Bxc5 7. Bxc5 d6 8. Bf2 Bd7 9. a3 N8e7 10. Bg2 g6 11. O-O-O Qg7 12. d4 O-O 13. d5 Na5 14. e4 b5 15. Rge1 Nc4 16. Bf1 Bg4 17. Bxc4 Bxd1 18. Bxb5 Bg4 19. h3 Bc8 20. Be3 Ba6 21. Bxa4 Rfb8 22. Bb3 Nc8 23. h4 Nb6 24. h5 Nc4 25. Bxc4 Bxc4 26. Qh3 Re8 27. hxg6 Qxg6 28. Rh1 Re7 29. Qh4 Rf8 30. f5 Qf7 31. Qg4+ Kh8 32. Rh6 Rg8 33. Qh4 Qg7 34. b3 Ba6 35. Kb2 Rf7 36. Bf2 Qg4 37. Qh1 Rg5 38. Rh4 Rfg7 39. Rxg4 Rxg4 40. a4 Kg8 41. a5 R7g5 42. b4 h5 43. b5 Bb7 44. a6 Ba8 45. Qf1 Rg7 46. Qc4 h4 47. gxh4 Rf4 48. b6 cxb6 49. Qc8+ Kh7 50. Bxb6 Rg8 51. Qd7+ { Black resigns } 1-0


 

#74 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508

Chess960 start position: 758 (RKBNNBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

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SP758w

1. g4 e6 2. d3 g5 3. h4 gxh4 4. Qxh4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. g5 d5 7. Rh1 Rg7 8. f4 f6 9. Nf3 fxg5 10. fxg5 Bd7 11. Bf4 Rf7 12. Qh2 O-O-O 13. g6 Rg7 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. Bxe5 Bf6 16. gxh7 Bxe5 17. Qxe5 Nd6 18. Qh2 Rf8 19. O-O-O Ne8 20. e4 Nf6 21. exd5 Rxh7 22. Bh3 exd5 23. Bxd7+ Kxd7 24. Qg2 c6 25. Rhf1 Qg7 26. Qf3 Rhh8 27. Qf5+ Kc7 28. Qe5+ Kc8 29. Rf5 Qh6+ 30. Kb1 Nd7 31. Rxf8+ Rxf8 32. Qe7 Qf6 33. Qxf6 Rxf6 34. Kc1 { Draw } 1/2-1/2


 

#75  Deviatkin, Andrei (GM) FIDE: 2508 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 758 (RKBNNBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/gJPrN0aU

SP758w

1. Nc3 g6 2. g4 Bg7 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Qg2 Nc7 7. Ng5 Rf8 8. Bc4 e6 9. Nb5 Nxb5 10. Bxb5 Bd7 11. c3 a6 12. Be2 d5 13. d4 cxd4 14. cxd4 Ka7 15. Bd2 Rac8 16. Nf3 f6 17. g5 e5 18. Nh4 Be6 19. O-O exd4 20. Nf3 f5 21. exd4 Nxd4 22. Bc3 Nxe2+ 23. Qxe2 Bxc3 24. bxc3 Bd7 25. Ne5 Bb5 26. Qe3+ Ka8 27. Rfd1 Qg8 28. a4 Bc6 29. Rd4 Qe6 30. Rb1 Qd6 31. Nc4 Qc7 32. Nb6+ Kb8 33. Nxc8 Qxc8 34. Qd2 Re8 35. Re1 Re4 36. a5 Qe6 37. Rdxe4 fxe4 38. Qe3 Qg4+ 39. Qg3 Qf5 40. h3 Bd7 41. Kh2 Kc8 42. Qe3 Bc6 43. Rf1 Bd7 44. Rf2 Bc6 45. Rb2 Kb8 46. Qg3 Bd7 47. Rb6 Bc6 48. Qg4 Qf8 49. Qg1 Kc8 50. Kg3 Qa3 51. Qd4 Qe7 52. Qh8+ Kc7 53. Qe5+ Qxe5 54. fxe5 Kd7 55. Kf4 Ke6 56. h4 Ke7 57. Rb2 Ke6 58. Rb1 Bb5 59. c4 dxc4 60. Kxe4 Bc6+ 61. Kd4 Bb5 62. Rf1 Bc6 63. Rf6+ Ke7 64. Kxc4 Bh1 65. Kc5 Bg2 66. Rb6 Bf3 67. Rd6 Bh1 68. Kd4 Bg2 69. Rf6 Bh1 70. h5 gxh5 71. Rh6 Bf3 72. Rxh7+ Ke6 73. Ke3 Bg4 74. Kf4 Be2 75. Rxb7 { Black resigns } 1-0

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#64, 65, 66 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#64 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 754 (BRKNNBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/N2IA1cKCfAlG

SP754

1. b3 e6 2. Bb2 d5 3. e3 Nd6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. h4 O-O-O 7. Qh3 Kb8 8. d4 g6 9. a3 b6 10. Ba6 f5 11. Ng5 Qf6 12. g3 h6 13. Nf3 Ne4 14. Qf1 g5 15. hxg5 hxg5 16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. Ne5 Bd6 18. Nxc6+ Bxc6 19. a4 Rgf8 20. Rg2 e5 21. a5 exd4 22. axb6 axb6 23. Bb5 Bb7 24. Ba6 Be5 25. Bxb7 Kxb7 26. Ra1 Ra8 27. Qb5 c6 { White resigns } 0-1


 

 

#65 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 638 (RNKQRBBN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/RmiENboferiq

SP638

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Ng6 3. f3 f6 4. d4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Nc6 6. Qd2 Bb4 7. Bb5 a6 8. Ba4 Qe7 9. Bf2 Qe5 10. O-O Bc5 11. Ng3 O-O-O 12. a3 Nge7 13. Rad1 Bxf2+ 14. Rxf2 g6 15. f4 Qc5 16. b4 Qa7 17. Nd5 b5 18. Nxf6 Rf8 19. Nxg8 bxa4 20. Nxe7+ Nxe7 21. c4 h5 22. e5 h4 23. Ne4 Nf5 24. c5 { Black resigns } 1-0


 

 

#66 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 947 (BRKRNNQB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/EtWqeDJ3DhBD

SP947

1. f4 b6 2. g3 d5 3. b3 g6 4. Bxh8 Qxh8 5. Nf3 Nd6 6. d3 Nd7 7. N1d2 e5 8. fxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5 10. Nf3 Qc3 11. Qd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 c5 13. Nf3 d4 14. Nd2 Bxh1 15. Rxh1 Re8 16. Re1 Rb7 17. Nc4 Nxc4 18. bxc4 Rbe7 19. Kd2 Kc7 20. Rbd1 Re3 21. a4 a5 22. c3 dxc3+ 23. Kxc3 Rxe2 24. Rxe2 Rxe2 25. Rf1 f5 26. g4 Re6 27. gxf5 Rf6 28. Re1 gxf5 29. Re7+ Kd6 30. Rxh7 f4 31. Kd2 f3 32. Ke1 Ke5 33. Rh4 f2+ 34. Kf1 Rf3 35. Re4+ Kf5 36. Re2 Rxd3 37. Rxf2+ Ke5 38. Rb2 Rd6 39. Re2+ Kf4 40. Kg2 Rg6+ 41. Kf2 Rh6 42. Kg2 Rd6 43. Kf2 Rd4 44. Rb2 Rxc4 45. Rxb6 Rxa4 46. Rb5 Ra2+ 47. Kg1 c4 48. Rc5 Kf3 49. Rf5+ Ke4 50. Rc5 Kd3 51. h4 c3 52. h5 Ra4 53. Kf2 Ra2+ 54. Ke1 a4 55. Ra5 Ra1+ { White resigns } 0-1

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#53, 54, 55 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

#53 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 754 (BRKNNBRQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/lJpCbmQMashw

SP754

1. e4 g6 2. b3 Bg7 3. Bxg7 Qxg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bb5 O-O 7. h3 b6 8. O-O e5 9. Bxc6 dxc6 10. Rfe1 Nh5 11. g3 Rbd8 12. Ne2 c5 13. d3 f5 14. Nd2 Nf6 15. f3 fxe4 16. fxe4 Qh6 17. Nf1 b5 18. c4 Rxd3 19. cxb5 { White resigns } 0-1


 

 

#54 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 669 (RNKBRNBQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/UnFIwP25d53r

SP669

1. g3 c6 2. e4 e5 3. f4 f6 4. Nc3 Ne6 5. Be3 Bb6 6. fxe5 Bxe3 7. Nxe3 fxe5 8. Nc4 Kc7 9. Nxe5 g6 10. Nf3 d6 11. Be2 Nd7 12. O-O-O b5 13. Bxb5 cxb5 14. Nxb5+ Kc6 15. Qf1 Nb6 16. d4 Nc7 17. d5+ Ncxd5 18. exd5+ Bxd5 19. Nfd4+ Kd7 20. Qh3+ Kd8 21. Ne6+ { Black resigns } 1-0


 

 

#55 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 816 (BBRKNQRN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/dwM1xS6aeR6V

SP816

1. c4 Nf6 2. b3 c5 3. Ng3 Ng6 4. Nf3 e6 5. e3 Qe7 6. Qe2 O-O 7. O-O b6 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Bb2 Qb7 12. f3 Be5 13. a3 Qe7 14. Rfd1 Qg5 15. Nf1 h5 16. Bxg6 Qxg6 17. Rxc8 Rxc8 18. Qd3 Qxd3 19. Rxd3 Bb7 20. Rd2 Ba6 21. Ne2 Bxb2 22. Rxb2 f5 23. Kf2 Kf7 24. g3 Ke7 25. Nd2 Bxe2 26. Kxe2 Rc3 27. Nf1 a5 28. Kd2 Rc7 29. Rc2 Rd7 30. Ke2 g6 31. Nd2 b5 32. e4 Nf6 33. exf5 exf5 34. Rc5 Rd5 35. Rxd5 Nxd5 36. Kd3 f4 37. Kd4 fxg3 38. hxg3 Kd6 39. Ne4+ Kc6 40. Ke5 Ne3 41. Kf6 Nc2 42. Kxg6 Nxa3 43. f4 Nc2 44. f5 Nd4 45. Nd2 a4 46. bxa4 bxa4 47. Nb1 Kb5 48. f6 Kc4 49. f7 Ne6 50. Kf6 Nf8 51. Ke7 Nh7 52. Kd6 Kd4 53. Ke7 Ke3 54. f8=Q Nxf8 55. Kxf8 Kf3 { White resigns } 0-1

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An interview with Jan Gombac (FM) Part 2

chess959: Hello Jan, thanks again for accepting us for the second part of the interview we already made the first part.

jangombacJan Gombac: Yes, you are welcome.

 

 

 

chess959: Today we’ll touch some sensible topics and most probably someone will manipulate that information into some other, first things first: we don’t have any intention to attack someone’s religious beliefs or something else.

Chess is a “waste of time” and causes enmity between players, according to the grand mufti of S. Arabia. This is not the first time that a spiritual leader has denounced chess as a distraction from religious devotions. An Italian sage of the 11th century, Saint Peter Damian, scolded the bishop of Florence for his weakness for the game. Chess was initially outlawed by Iranian Revolution which prevailed in 1979; however in 1988, Ayatollah Khomeini said it was permissible as long as it is not combined with gambling. However a contemporary Shia leader, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani of Iraq, has emphatically forbidden all forms of chess, whether played online or with physical pieces, and regardless of whether betting is involved. Why do fundamentalist religious leaders feel threatened by chess?

Jan Gombac: Well, there are several options here. Firstly I would like to say that I don’t agree with the statement that chess is a waste of time-chess (despite the fact that nowadays needs an improvement in terms of its randomization) is a highly educative tool for people and it develops capability of critical thinking. The first possibility is that those leaders who prohibit it simply aren’t aware of it, but it is also possible that they are aware of it, but don’t want their nation to be capable of critical thinking. Than there is of course also the fact that every religion has it’s restrictions. Here we need to distinguish between faith/belief and religion-faith is always ok, it’s a personal belief in God, while religion is actually just a political movement. On this planet-above all-we need to be afraid of egoism, racism and chauvinism, in my opinion.

chess959: Did you know that there are 64 squares on the chessboard and 64 codons in human DNA?

Jan Gombac: No, I didn’t know. I did know about the first part, of course.

chess959: Here is my connection possibly labeled as absurd, but anyway here it is:

There is a secret code located on chessboard that allows humanity to achieve immortality. The most dramatic discontinuity (of religious traditions) will surely be when we achieve effective human immortality, which, whether it’s achieved by biology or digitally is not clear, but that is something that inevitably will be achieved.

Jan Gombac: Well, I do know that there is already a practice of freezing people when they die. In order to bring them back to life after some medical progress will be made. Anita Ryskin is such an example, but not the only one. And yes, I agree, this will be the most dramatic discontinuity of religious traditions.

chess959: Ok, lets continue with Kasparov.

Jan Gombac: Aha, here we go.

chess959: “I remember in the late seventies Tigran Petrosian was complaining, he was annoyed about the Chess Informant and all these new magazines, telling us younger players that chess is losing its beauty because there is too much preparation being done, there is so much information you should look for. It was really a different game he used to play twenty years before. And he called my generation the “Chess Informator generation”. And when I look today at the top one hundred list, of the best players, I guess that more than half of the players from that list – the top one hundred list from FIDE rating – they were some of them born, and most of them learned how to play chess after the creation of ChessBase. So I think this generation can be called the “ChessBase generation”.” ~ Kasparov

It really is hard to believe that Kasparov can so fundamentally misunderstand what Tigran Petrosian was saying:

Kasparov goes on to say how chess databases have helped chess to become more “sophisticated” and advanced. Can he be serious? I shake my head sometimes but also respect how beautifully asleep the chess world is. Tiger Petrosian was not talking about the beauty of Chess being destroyed, but that the beauty of how Chess used to be played is being destroyed. In the early days of Chess, players had to be creative and think through the moves from the start as they played. They also had to be very disciplined and creative in their study as well, because many judgement errors could be made simply in the analysis. But modern readily available database information is washing that “beautiful” way of playing and studying clean away. That was Petrosian’s point. That was Bobby Fischer’s point as well. When will Kasparov understand that?

Jan Gombac: Haha. Well, the point is that Kasparov already understands that. I don’t want to discredit his creativity as a chess player, but he is well-known for his deep opening preparation. Also, it would be interesting to know on which side is he politically-on Israeli/U.S.A. or on the Arab? And it would also be interesting to know who is taking away the oil from Arabic people? And there is of course the connection: oil-electricity-computer​s-chess engines/databases-chess opening preparation. I would also like to say that we, promoters of the random chess, aren’t anti-chess propaganda, but pro-chess propaganda. I would like to invite readers to watch Fischer’s videos about Fischer-random chess, they are on youtube, the title of videos is “Bobby Fischer is travelling from Japan to Iceland”. And, please, don’t pay any attention to his long beard or so, but instead just close your eyes and listen to his deep words. And Petrosian was also correct with his judgement, of course.

chess959: Wow Jan, you prepared well.

Jan Gombac: Well, I consider it to be my duty, but also my pleasure.

chess959: Kasparov goes on in a wishy washy fashion about the benefits of “Advanced Chess” which he has been pushing for the last fifteen years. He probably has some idea that teams of kids can play Advanced Chess together and use databases in open competition. I think that is a consistent idea, but what message is it teaching kids? That we have almost complete information to solve the problems of the future world that these kids will inherit?

The problems that these kids will have to face, cannot be solved with databases alone, because they are going to have to deal with many unresolved questions of perception. When we stare into a database we tend to see only what is familiar to us conceptually, no matter how big the information store is. Problems we will have to face right now and in the future will have to be resolved by creative and skeptical thinking, where kids should be taught not to be afraid of the genuine unknown and the complex, but in fact to actually embrace it and be challenged by it. Do Kasparov’s ideas to have kids looking up a chess database actually help that?

It is a bit like saying that giving a pocket calculator to a team of children will help them think better. He then concludes with a warning to Chessbase.com, which will be perfectly obvious to them already, that if they do not innovate they will go under…. Kasparov simply states the obvious but offers no real ideas. He has been doing this for years. He did it with Chess960 when he offered a solution to play a few Chess960 positions but never followed it through despite that he knows that it has much to offer (just as a very simple example, SP534 is just as deep as SP518). His other idea was to create another chess superstar as he himself was by promoting Magnus Carlsen very openly. But how good an idea was that when you actually think about it?

Jan Gombac: I don’t think that Kasparov’s ideas are actually helping kids. First of all, we need to be aware that Kasparov is a very political person. He supports this so called neo-liberalism very much. He is very much pro-capitalist. It is, of course, another question how liberal the capitalism really is. I don’t think it is. But Kasparov has, of course, always his economic calculation on his mind. And then there is a problem of selection of the nature, or-maybe better to say-law of the evil: people are very open when some comfort is offered to them, but very conservative when some discomfort is offered to them. And, unfortunately, they consider chess databases/analysis to be the comfort, while they consider chess960 to be the discomfort. In reallity is of course, the other way around. After all-chess should be mostly about critical thinking. And if chess is mainly just about following computer analysis (and it goes into this direction) then I would prohibit it myself. And about Carlsen-yes, he is also mainly Garry Kasparov’s product. As we can see, he also doesn’t play/promote chess960. Anyway-the main rule for big majority of people in capitalism is the following: don’t think, just obey and everything will be alright.

In chess960 computers could be used as well, but their usage wouldn’t be essential (like in chess) and that bothers people like Kasparov, because it would ruin their economical calculation.

chess959: Interesting analysis Jan. It seems to be you’re not a regular chess player but have deep knowledge on economics and current politics. You’re very correct on capitalism and liberal ideals misconnection. And you’re totally correct on the connections of oil, electricity, computer systems and here it is ICCF. Did you know engine usage is allowed there?

Jan Gombac: You mean in correspondence chess? Yes, I knew it. It is totally ridiculous in my opinion.

chess959: Yes human correspondence chess is dead already. Only centaurs compete each other in correspondence chess.

And actually we’re talking about same things over and over: More money!

It won’t be a surprise to see a next world correspondence chess champion will be an oil-rich Arabian Sheikh or a South American drug lord or a Russian oil oligarch. The last one at least culturally chess-rich.

Jan Gombac: Yes, it’s dead already because it doesn’t really represent anything but the strenght of engines. Some will argue, of course, that it is important how a human directs a chess engine, but consider this-give a thousand times stronger processor to a non-chess player and he/she will win against anybody in correspondence chess. Of course it won’t be a surprise, since this world is all about money (power). No room for fairness, honesty and really constructive creations, when you think about it. Haha, Russia is really culturally chess rich. However, it is also true that chess comes from Arabic world-just look at the above mentioned connection from oil to chess opening preparation.

chess959: Jan thanks for your time. We know how busy you’re, hopefully we can make the third part of this interview not too distant future.

Jan Gombac: You are very much welcome and I look forward to the third part.

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#44 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 487 (QRBNKNRB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/QUW7Lu9UxWiu

SP487

1. g3 g6 2. c4 d6 3. Nfe3 e6 4. Nc3 a6 5. b4 c6 6. Bb2 b5 7. Ne4 Bxb2 8. Qxb2 Ke7 9. Qf6+ Kd7 10. Qd4 { Black resigns } 1-0


 

#45 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 650 (RNKRBBQN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/SSvsiYAzYoxC

SP650

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 f6 3. f3 Nc6 4. Bf2 Ng6 5. Bb5 a6 6. Ba4 Nf4 7. Ng3 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Bb3 Bf7 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Ne4 Nd4 12. Nc3 Bf7 13. Bxf7 Qxf7 14. Qf1 Rd7 15. Ne2 Nc6 16. Nc3 g6 17. a3 O-O-O 18. b4 Bh6 19. Be1 Nd4 20. b5 axb5 21. Nxb5 Nxb5 22. Qxb5 Qd5 23. Qb4 Qc6 24. a4 Rd4 25. Qb5 Rc4 26. Qxc6 Rxc6 27. Kb2 Rb6+ 28. Ka2 Rd4 { White resigns } 0-1


 

#46 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 783 (QRKNRNBB)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/aE6PXzpbWMYM

SP783

1. g3 (In case of 1.b3?! (Trying to prevent opening of black’s h8-bishop.) black might well reply 1…e5 and then continue his development with g6, a5, etc., while white would only have dark-squared weaknesses on his queenside in this case.)

1… g6 2. f4 f5 (There is nothing more natural than the first two moves of both players. Also, since all the pawns were protected at the starting position, there was no big point in developing knights first.)

3. a4 (Already at this point I began hoping for the stratagem that lead me throughout the entire game: successfully closing in the black’s queen. However, it is possible that position demanded an immediate strike in the center by 3.e4, leading to some small spatial advantage for white. In that case after 3…fe4 4.Be4a5 5.a4!? black would still need to play precisely in order to achieve equality.)

3… Nc6?! (This is the so called “natural” developing move, but in my opinion position demanded a very concrete response. It was possible to strike in the center with 3…e5 and after 4.fe5Be5 5.a5d5 6.Nc3c6 we would reach a position where black has a clear spatial advantage in the center, but also a practical problem how to include his queen into play. Personally I would prefer white in that situation. However, I do believe that the simplest solution for black was to just play 3…a5, giving some scope to his queen, and after 4.e4 position could transpose into 3.e4.)

4. a5 a6 (It needs to be said that after this move it will be extremely difficult for black to ever move the b-pawn and how else to include black’s queen into play? But, understandably, black was probably worried about allowing the a5-a6 push since it would strengthen white’s bishop on h1. But nevertheless, the move 4…d5 was an alternative, since after that black could later play himself b7-b6, and in case of axb6 he could recapture with the a pawn, or, in case of 5.a6 b6 he would still preserve some hope to get with his queen into play, but, of course, it has to be said that light-squares on the black’s queenside would be weakened plus the knight somehow doesn’t belong to c6 in this position, since it is a loose piece on the diagonal of white’s h1-bishop. But due to the fact that black would have extra space in the center, all the battle would still be ahead.)

game46a

 

 

 

position after 4…a6

 

 

 

 

5. Qa4 (White takes control of the d4-square, preventing any Bh8-d4 and activates his queen.)

5… e5 6. e4?! (It was my intention to castle on queenside in this game, since it is much easier to achieve it than kingside castling, so I didn’t want to continue with 6.fe5Re5 7.b4, which would weaken my castling position on the queenside. But it looks like white doesn’t really need to castle so urgently in this position and besides-where will black castle now? In case of castling, of course, the b4-b5 push becomes extremely dangerous. So, 6.fe5 was the way to go and it would be very difficult for black to play, despite having spatial advantage in the center.)

6… fxe4! (During the game I was actually much more afraid of 6…ef4 7.gf4fe4 8.Re40-0-0, etc. And indeed white has a weak pawn on f4 in this case, but his pieces are very active, so that this shouldn’t be to big of a problem, or-better to say-lesser evil for white than in the game.)

7. fxe5 Rxe5? (I was totally unaware of the danger at this point, but black actually had a very strong possibility here: 7…Be5!, where it would be insufficient for white to sacrifice the exchange by 8.Re4?…(Not to mention 8.Be4?d5 9.Bg2Bb2! and black wins.) 8…Bd5 9.Nfe3Be4 10.Be40-0-0 and black has a clear advantage. So, in order to regain a central pawn, white would need to play the “ultra-ugly” move 8.c4 and after 8…Ne6 9.Re4 he would still preserve active pieces, but the d4-square would be terribly weakened, and thanks to the possibility of putting his bishop on d4 (making possible further development with Qa7), black would be better.)

game46b

 

 

 

position after 7… Rxe5?

 

 

 

 

8. Rxe4 O-O-O 9. Rxe5 Bxe5 10. Nc3 (Here I was thinking about playing for the direct squeeze of black’s position by means of advancing the central pawn with 10.d4Bg7 11.d5, but 11…Bh6 bothered me, since I didn’t want to put anything on e3 in order to not lose the bishop’s control of the a7-square and 12.Nd2, going into the pin, didn’t appeal to me neither. Also, black has an additional option of 10…Qa7!? 11.c3Bg7 12.Be3d5 13.Nf2, but here white is also better, since black’s queen-despite being already on a7-is still in a cage. Finally, I have decided that quick development and castling is more important than grabbing space by d4-d5.)

10… Ne6 11. Ne2 (Of course, not 11.0-0-0?Bd4 and black will continue with Qa7, with approximate equality. This is a good example how one “natural”, but imprecise move can ruin everything.)

11… Bg7 12. O-O-O Rf8? (It was essential to play 12…d5, obtaining space in the center.)

13. d4 Ng5 14. d5 Ne5 15. d6? (After the simple move 15.Nd2 white would have had a clear advantage. But I was eager to squeeze black even more, being once again totally unaware of the danger in this game.)

15… c6? (Looks like a miracle, but thanks to the unprotected position of white’s bishop on h1 (and white’s queen on a4) it was possible for black to attack my bishop with his queen, but-and that is the strange part-diagonally! So, after 15…b5!! the great irony would appear on the board-throughout the entire game white has played against black’s inactive queen, but at the “culmination” of his strategy, this would blow into his face. Here black would be clearly better after both, 16.ab6 Qh1, or 16.Ba8 ba4, because all his pieces are very active.)

game46c

 

 

 

position after 15… c6?

 

 

 

 

16. Bd4 (Not 16.Bb6?Nc4,etc. By first pinning the knight on e5, white provokes black’s next move, which will prevent black to play Nc4 later.)

16… Ne6 17. Bb6 Ng5 18. Ne3 (This position is very picturesque, because black’s queen is totally boxed-in. Of course, white is now winning.)

game46d

 

 

 

position after 18. Ne3

 

 

 

 

18… Nh3? (More stubborn was 18…Ne6.)

19. Nf4? (I didn’t pay the attention to the “long” move 19.Qh4-in connection with the weak square on d8-, but it would win on the spot, because after 19…Nf2 20.Rf1 the threat is Rxf2 Rxf2, Qd8mate, and 20…Nh1 doesn’t help in view of 21.Rf8 Bf8 22.Qd8mate. The move played in the game, however, doesn’t really spoil anything.)

19… Nf2 20. Rf1 Nxh1 21. Rxh1 Rf6?! (There is no time to pick up the d6-pawn, so more stubborn, but still insufficient was 21…Qb8.)

22. Re1 Rxd6?! (22…Rf8)

23. Ng4 Qb8 24. Nxe5 Bxe5 25. Rxe5 (Actually white can win here even more quickly by 25.Ng6! Rg6 26.Qh4)

25…Rd1+ 26. Kxd1 Qxe5 (Finally black’s queen is out, but black’s minor piece as well. :-) )

27. Qd4 Qb5 28. Qd6 Qf1+ 29. Kd2 { Black resigns } 1-0

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#41 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 362 (NRKRBBQN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/7vkLwnSpJL8l

SP362

1. f3 f6 2. Nb3 Nb6 3. e4 d5 4. d4 g6 5. Bd2 Nf7 6. g3 Nd6 7. Bh3+ Bd7 8. Bxd7+ Nxd7 9. Qe3 Nc4 10. Qe2 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Qe6 12. Nf2 Bg7 13. O-O O-O 14. Rbe1 Rfe8 15. exd5 Qxd5 16. Qa5 Qxa5 17. Nxa5 e5 18. Nb3 f5 19. Rd1 Nb6 20. dxe5 Bxe5 21. c3 Nc4 22. f4 Bd6 23. Rb1 Re2 24. Nd3 Rbe8 25. Rf2 R2e3 26. Rd1 a5 27. Kg2 b6 28. Nd4 R3e4 29. Nf3 Ne3+ { White resigns } 0-1


 

 

#42 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 954 (RKRNBBNQ)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/M6GlsFhroJWo

SP954

1. g4 d6 2. d3 Bc6 3. Bg2 Bxg2 4. Qxg2 h5 5. g5 g6 6. Bc3 Bg7 7. Bxg7 Qxg7 8. Nc3 Nc6 9. e3 e6 10. Ne4 f5 11. gxf6 Nxf6 12. Ng5 Re8 13. Ne2 O-O-O 14. Rg1 Kb8 15. Nf4 Qg8 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Ne5 18. O-O-O Ng4 19. Rg2 e5 20. Nd5 c6 21. Nc3 d5 22. Qf3 Rf8 23. Qg3 Rde8 24. h3 Nh6 25. Qxg6 Qxg6 26. Rxg6 Nf5 27. Rg5 Nd6 28. Rf1 Rf5 29. Rxf5 Nxf5 30. Rg1 Nd6 31. Rg5 Rf8 32. Rxe5 Rxf2 33. Rxh5 Nf5 34. Nd1 Rf1 35. Kd2 Ng3 36. Rg5 Rg1 37. h4 Kc7 38. Nf2 Nf1+ 39. Ke2 Rxg5 40. hxg5 Ng3+ 41. Kf3 Nh5 42. Kg4 { Black resigns } 1-0

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#32 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 96 (BBQNRNKR)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/sRW9gpu2l3Gd

SP96

1. c4 b6 2. Nc3 c5 3. Be4 Bxe4 4. Nxe4 e6 5. b3 f5 6. Qc3 e5 7. Neg3 d6 8. d3 Nc6 9. e3 Qe6 10. Nd2 Nd7 11. O-O-O O-O-O 12. Kb1 Nf6 13. f3 d5 14. e4 fxe4 15. fxe4 d4 16. Qc1 Ng4 17. Rdf1 Ne3 18. Rf2 Nb4 { White resigns } 0-1


 

 

#33 Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250 vs Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132

Chess960 start position: 452 (RBBNNKQR)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/glyDTsfeSf91

SP452

1. d4 d5 2. c3 Nd6 3. Ne3 c6 4. Nd3 b6 5. a4 a5 6. f3 f6 7. Qf2 Qf7 8. b3 O-O 9. Qh4 Nf5 10. Nxf5 Bxf5 11. e4 dxe4 12. fxe4 g5 13. Qe1 Be6 14. O-O Qh5 15. e5 Bxb3 16. Rf3 g4 17. Rg3 Rf7 18. Nf4 Qh4 19. exf6 e6 20. Qe2 Bxf4 21. Rxg4+ { Black resigns } 1-0


 

 

#34 Yuce, Aytac ICCF: 2132 vs Gombac, Jan (FM) FIDE: 2250

Chess960 start position: 337 (BNRBKQRN)

Time control: 15+5

Site: http://en.lichess.org/9kCPfJnhoH0H

SP337

1. e3 b6 2. f3 e5 3. Nc3 Qb4 4. g3 O-O 5. a3 Qe7 6. Be2 d5 7. Ba6 Nxa6 8. Qxa6 Qd7 9. Nf2 d4 10. Nb5 dxe3 11. dxe3 Bxf3 12. Nc3 Bg5 { White resigns } 0-1

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