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  1. 04 Feb '12 16:41 / 1 edit
    I mentioned this game in Thread 144805 where I sac 3 pawns in an opening and then chuck everything at black and see what happens. Well this game has finally finished, so feel free to add feedback and missed move for either side.


    I've been in this position twice before Game 7953764 and Game 7201950 with one win and one lose. In the win I played 8.d4 next allowing my c1 bishop in the game, in the lose I played 8.Bxf7+ and ran out of steam very quickly.



    Here black has to move his queen to either e6 or e7 and I had a sneaky combo to Qe6:



    But, alas my opponent missed my super-trick and played the sensible Qe7



    This position terrified me at the time, black can now quite easily throw everything at my king and his h2 pawn starts to look a bit dangerous. Moves like Rg8, threatening Rg1 leading to mate where particularly worrying:



    24.Qf4 doesn't work as black can reply with 24...Rg1+ 25. Rxg1 hxg1=Q+ and my queen drops so I had to go for the stupid looking 24.Rf2 trying to take the h2 pawn asap after it served as my kings defence for a long time - cruel irony 😉.



    So there you have it, a kitchen sink attack that somehow led into quite a balanced endgame until my opponent blundered. Although I probably would have accepted a draw at move 24.
  2. 04 Feb '12 21:17
    What a fascinating game, and great work with putting together the article with all the boards and commentary
  3. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    06 Feb '12 06:47
    Thanks for this - awesome!
  4. 18 Feb '12 23:23
    Interesting. Thanks for the effort in the presentation.
  5. 19 Feb '12 14:06
    Brillant game and commentary!
  6. 19 Feb '12 15:28
    Hi I have opened a tournament for the Cunningham Gambit, which is move 7 (Kh1)in this game, rather than the Bertin Gamibt (5. g3). If you want to play or just watch the fun - It is run by Gambit Fantasy Club (Club 236), tournament Tournament 13940.

    raiox
  7. 21 Feb '12 13:37
    Thanks for the comments guys. For the next game I annotate, I'll make sure it has a grandstand finish - this one was a bit of an anti-climax!

    raiox: Good luck with the tournament, I'll keep an eye on it!
  8. 21 Feb '12 22:32
    Originally posted by VelvetEars
    Thanks for the comments guys. For the next game I annotate, I'll make sure it has a grandstand finish - this one was a bit of an anti-climax!

    raiox: Good luck with the tournament, I'll keep an eye on it!
    Cheers for the post. I am always on the look out for fun gambits. The tournament filled up quickly so it looks popular. I think we will run it again in the future.
  9. 22 Feb '12 00:56 / 1 edit
    I used this idea in a recent vienna game of mine.