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Kazoks,A - Frederiks,R [C89]
Corr. OL XII finale, 1999

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 [A modern example is here: 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Qd3 Rae8 17.Nd2 Re6 18.a4 bxa4 (18...f5 For the refution of the Marshall gambit see also the article from Tim Harding The Marshall is busted. 19.axb5! Quigley. Strange enough in the latest openings works we don't find any information about this strong move. 19...f4 20.Bxf4 Rxf4 (20...Bxf4 21.Rxe6 Bxe6 22.bxc6?! (22.bxa6! After my lost below I had the chance to try position again and see this easy move is winning! 22...Bxd2 23.a7! Nf4 24.Bxe6+ Qxe6 25.gxf4 Ra8 26.Qxd2 Qg4+ 27.Kf1 And Black is lost! Elburg J. - Lannaioli A.corr.2000. A game for The Steeplechase by Victor Charushin Pickard & Sons 1999 ) 22...Bxd2 23.Qxd2 Nf4 24.Bxe6+ Qxe6 25.f3 Nd5 26.c4 Nb6 27.c5 Nd5 28.Rxa6 Rxf3 And Black did recieve the upperhand and won. Elburg J. - Lannaioli A corr. 1999.) 21.Qf1 (21.Rxe6 Bxe6 22.bxa6! Rxf2 ) 21...Qh5 22.bxc6 Kf8 23.Bxd5 Qxd5 24.Rxe6 Qxe6 25.gxf4 Bxf4 26.Qxa6 1-0 Simmelink Joop - Jaumandreu Antonio IECG corr. 1999.) 19.Rxa4 f5 20.Qf1 Qh5 21.Rxa6 (21.c4?! f4 22.cxd5 Rxe3 23.fxe3 fxg3 24.dxc6+ Kh8 25.hxg3 Rxf1+ 26.Rxf1 Qh6!? 27.Nc4 Qh3 28.Nxd6 Qxg3+ 29.Kh1 Qh3+= ; 21.f4 Kh8 22.Bxd5 cxd5 23.Rxa6 Rfe8 24.Qb5 Rh6 25.Nf1 Bf3 26.Bf2 Rf8 27.h4 Bxf4 28.Rxh6 Bxh6 29.Nh2 Be4 30.c4 Bd2 31.Rf1 dxc4 32.Qxc4 Qg6 33.Ra1 Be3 34.Qc7 f4 35.g4 Qf6 36.g5 Bxf2+ 37.Kxf2 Qxd4+ 38.Kf1 Qd3+ 39.Ke1 f3 40.Nxf3 Qe3+ 0-1,Kane K. - Elburg J. corr.1999.) 21...f4 22.Bxf4! A bright idee from Ivanchuk see Ivanchuk - Short Riga 1995 Informator 65/336 22...Rxe1!? 23.Qxe1 Bxf4 24.Rxc6 Re8 25.Bxd5+ Kf8 26.Be6! (26.Qxe8+?! Qxe8 27.gxf4 Qe2 28.h3 A recommendation from AC van der Tak from New in Chess issue 38 but it is all a big mistake. 28...Bxh3 29.Nc4 Qf1+ 30.Kh2 Bd7 31.Bg2 Qxf2 ) 26...Bxd2 27.Qxd2 Bxe6 28.Rc5 Qf7 (28...Qh3!? Is this a option for Black?) 29.Re5 Ra8 30.Re1 Bd5 31.Qd3 Kg8 32.f4 h6 33.Qb5 Bc4 34.Qc5 Ra2 35.Re7 Qd5 36.Qxd5+ Bxd5 37.Rd7 Be4 38.Rd8+ Kf7 39.Rb8 Bd5 40.Rb4 Be4 41.c4 Ke6 42.Kf2 Kd6 43.Ke3 Bc2 44.Rb6+ Kc7 45.c5 Ra5 46.g4 g6 47.h4 h5 48.Kd2 Bb1 49.gxh5 gxh5 50.Rh6 Ra2 51.Kc3 Ra8 52.b4 Rf8 53.b5 Rxf4 54.d5 Rf3+ 55.Kb4 Rf5 56.d6+ Kc8 57.c6 Be4 1-0 Simmelink Joop - Elburg John corr.1999 ]

15...g5
[15...Bb7 Granski - Vitomskis CC Yearbook 15/264. White did not play the real test 16.Bc2 (Nunn) But 15....Bd7 is a option.; 15...Qd7 16.Nd2 f5 (16...Nf6 17.Rh4 Bb7 18.Nf3 c5 19.Bf4+/= ECO; 16...Bb7 17.Re1 c5 18.Ne4 c4 19.Bc2 Be7 20.Ng5+/- Nunn-Sokolov,Wijk aan Zee 1991) 17.Re1 f4 18.Ne4 (18.Qh5!? ) 18...Qh3 19.Qe2? (19.Ng5 ) 19...Bg4 20.Qf1 Qh5 0-1 Adams,M-Sokolov,I/Wijk aan Zee 1991 (40)]

16.Qf3 Bf5 17.Bxd5 cxd5 18.Re3 Rad8
From the famous game Timman - Short Tilburg 1991.

19.Nd2
[19.Qe2 Bg6 20.Qf1 Qd7? (20...Qxf1+ 21.Kxf1 f5<=> ) 21.Re1! Duncan - Moinihan Dublin Zonal 1993.]

19...Rfe8 20.b3!
[20.a4 b4 21.c4 dxc4 22.Nxc4 Bd3! 23.Nd2!? (23.Rxe8+ Rxe8 24.Ne3 Bf4!=/+ Timman-Short, Tilburg 1991) 23...Rxe3 24.fxe3 f5 25.b3! h5? 26.e4 fxe4 27.Nxe4 Bxe4 28.Qxe4+- Bxg3 29.Ra2! Rd6 30.Re2 1-0 Ernst,T-Wegner,H/Gausdal 1992 (30)]

20...Bg4
[20...Be6 21.Nf1 h6 22.Bd2 Bf8 23.b4 Ra8 24.a4 1-0 (32) Cornelis -Ojanes Siegen 1970.; 20...Re6 21.Qxd5!? Rde8 22.Nf1 ; 20...Kg7 21.Qxd5?! (21.Bb2 Bg4 22.Qg2! Qh5 23.Rae1+/= ) 21...Bf4!? ; 20...Rxe3 21.Qxe3+/= Vitomskis - Maliankay OL.XII-finale 1999]

21.Qf6 h6 22.a4? Rxe3 23.Qxd8+ Kh7 24.fxe3
With draw!

24...Bxg3 25.hxg3
[25.Nf1?? Bf2+ 26.Kxf2 Qf3+ 27.Kg1 Bh3 With mate in two.]

25...Qxg3+ 26.Kh1
[26.Kf1 Qh3+ 27.Kg1 (27.Kf2 Qh2+ 28.Kf1 Be2+ 29.Ke1 Bd3 ) ]

26...Qh3+
[26...Bh3? 27.Qxd5 ] 1/2-1/2













Sveinsson,J (2000) - Elburg,J (2335) [C40]
Training game, 1999

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 Bc5 One of my most interesting lines in the Latvian Gambit!

4.Nxe5!? Bxf2+!? 5.Kxf2 Qh4+ 6.Kf3
[6.g3 Qd4+ 7.Kg2 Qxe5 8.Qe2 d6 9.Qxe5+ dxe5 10.g4 h5 11.h3 b6 12.Bb5+ c6 13.Be2= Hassenzhal - Keffler corr.1973]

6...b5!?
One of my new ideas in this variation.

7.d4
[A new try is here from white is here 7.Qe2!? Bb7+ 8.Ke3 Ne7 9.Nf3 Bxf3 10.Kxf3 Nbc6 11.g3 Nd4+ 12.Kg2 Qf6 13.Qe4 0-0 14.Bd3 d5 15.Qh4 Qxh4 16.gxh4 Nexf5 17.Na3 c6 18.c3 Nxh4+ and white is better but Black is not without play! Derecho Inaki - Elburg John corr.2000]

7...Nf6 8.Nc3 Bb7+ 9.Ke3!?
[After the White player this is much better than the move from Hagen Tiemann: 9.Ke2 b4 10.Nf3 Bxf3+ 11.Kxf3 bxc3 12.Qe2+ Kd8 13.bxc3 Re8 14.Qd3 Ne4 15.g3 Nxg3 16.hxg3 Qxh1+ 17.Bg2 Qh5+ 18.g4 Qh4 19.Bf4 h5 20.gxh5 Qxh5+ 21.Kf2 Nc6 22.Bf3?! (After Hagen he had to play here 22.Rh1!? Qg4 23.Bg3 and draw on move 27. Tiemann - Elburg corr.1994.) ]

9...b4 10.Ne2 Nd5+ 11.Kd2 0-0 12.Nf3 Qe4 13.Qe1 Re8 14.Kd1 Qxf5 15.Qf2 Nf6 16.Nf4 Ne4 17.Qg1 g5!? 18.Nd3 g4 19.Nfe5 d6 20.Nc4 g3
Even Fritz6 could not find this move!

21.Be3 Nd7 22.Be2 Ndf6 23.Bf3 Rab8 24.Nd2
[24.hxg3 Nxg3 25.Bxb7 Nxh1 26.Bc6 Qg4+ 27.Bf3 Qh4 28.Bd2 Ne4 29.Bxe4 Rxe4 30.Be3 Rbe8 31.Kd2 Ng3 32.Re1 Nf5 33.Nxb4 Nxe3 34.Nxe3 c5 35.Nd3 cxd4 36.Nc4 Qg5+ 37.Kd1 Qg4+ 38.Kc1 Rxe1+ 39.Nxe1 Qe6 Is even better for Black!]

24...Ng4 25.Bxg4 Qxg4+ 26.Kc1 c5 27.dxc5 dxc5 28.Nf3 Rbd8 29.Kb1 c4 30.Nde5 Qf5 31.Nxc4 Rc8 32.Nd4 Qf6 33.Na5 Nf2 34.Qc1 Be4 35.Rg1 Ng4 36.Rf1 Qb6
Here White did resign because of [36...Qb6 37.Nab3 Nxe3 38.Qxe3 Bxc2+ 39.Nxc2 Rxe3 40.hxg3 Qg6 41.Nbd4 Rd3 42.a3 Rxd4 43.Rf3 Rxc2 44.Ka2 Qe6+ 45.Kb1 Rxb2+ 46.Kc1 Qc4+ 47.Kxb2 Rd2+ 48.Kb1 Qc2# ] 0-1



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