Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NN triumphs!

Contrary to the impression you may have gotten from my prior posts, I also fall into opening traps and lose games, occasionally spectacularly. And sometimes NN is the router, not the routee. In the game below, he selects the tricky Budapest Gambit. It gives White a small advantage in the main line, but he must also reckon with trappy lines like the Fajarowicz Variation, 3...Ne4!?, beloved by Dean Arond, and gambit lines with ...d6 and ...f6. The last of these proves my undoing here.

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