Monday, February 1, 2016

Haines Gambit Sicilian Defence Win

Ray Haines wins against the Sicilian Defence with his own 5.Bc4!? Haines Gambit. If Black accepts the gambit with 5...Nxe4, White gains time for a quick attack with his extra two tempi for the pawn. In the game below after move 7, White has developed Bc4, castled and played a rook to the half-open e-file. Black has only one piece developed with Nf6 (played twice).

I won a few games with this gambit myself. My personal favorite was a postal chess game in APCT played back in 1978 vs Ron Chaney.

Ray Haines plays at Chess24 online and wins a quick game even though time control was a standard Game 30. His opponent with the Black pieces was Mohamed Moufeed from Egypt. Haines offered Rybka analysis to show how Black could have equalized. Instead the game is over in 14 moves.

Haines - MOHAMED MOUFEED, Chess24 - Game 30, 28.01.2016 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nxe4 6.0-0 e6 7.Re1 Nf6 8.Qf3 Qa5 9.Bd2 Qc5 10.Bxe6 Bxe6 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Qxb7 Qc6?? [Rybka 4 w32: 12...Qd5 13.Rxe6+ Qxe6 14.Qxa8 0.05/16 Qc8 15.Nc3=] 13.Rxe6+ Kd8 14.Ba5+ 1-0

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