1995-97: A gambit variation

Game Hall,RVM - Humpreys,D British Correspondence Chess Championship. 1995-97

A Gambit Variation

"Richard Hall, a 51 year old solicitor specialising in licensing law, has won the British CC Championship. Richard receives a prize of £200, the title of British CC Champion until the next championship is decided, and the British Master title for life." — Reg Gillman, British Chess Magazine

[Richard has since been made a judge and an International Master. — DR]

Danish Gambit

1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.Nf3 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Bc4 cxb2 6.Bxb2 d6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.Qb3 Nh6 9.Nd5 f6 10.Nf4

Much stronger than:

[10.0–0 Na5 Csom-Barczay, Hungary 1967]

10...Bf8 11.0–0 Ne5 12.Nd4 Nxc4 13.Qxc4 c6 14.Rae1 Nf7 15.Nfe6 Ne5 16.Qb3 Bxe6 17.Nxe6 Qd7 18.f4 Ng6

+-----------------+
|r+.+kg.4|
|0p+q+.0p|
|.+p0N0n+|
|+.+.+.+.|
|.+.+P).+|
|+Q+.+.+.|
|PG.+.+P)|
|+.+.$RI.|
+-----------------+

19.e5

This, coupled with White's next, completely breaks up Black's defensive set-up.

19...fxe5 20.Ba3 Be7 21.Nxg7+ Kd8 22.fxe5 d5 23.e6 Qc7 24.Bxe7+ Nxe7 25.Qa3 b5 26.Rf7 b4 27.Qf3 Qd6 28.Qf6 Qc5+ 29.Kh1 h6 30.Qf4 1–0

[Notes by Richard Hall, BCM 117 (8), pp.438-439]

Chess Quotes

"It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men."
— -- TARTAKOVER