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Nxe7t Kh8 18. Nxg6t hxg6 19. Qxg6 Kg8 20. Qh7t Kf7 21. QhSt and wins. 17. Bb4 Bf6? d5 Qb4? S. Bd4! Qxe4 9. e4 Qb4 10. a3 Qa5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 Even worse is 11... exf6 12. exfS Bxf5 13. Bd3 etc. exf5 Bxf5 12. 13. Bd3 Bxd3 14. Qxd3 Nd7 Ne5 15. Nf3 Nxe5 fxe5 16. 17. ReS 0-0 Or 17... 0-0-0 18. dxc6 bxc6 19. b4 and 20. bS with a strong attack. IS. f4 RgS 19. Qf5! Qe5t Khl exd5 20. 21. fxe5 KdS 22. Qe6 1-0. For if 22 ... Rh8 23. NxdS dxe5 24. Rad1 and wins.  Almasi,I - Berkvens,J Better, but also in White's favor is 17...
Rxf2 Bc5 Ke7 13. Qh5t 14. Nxh7! Bxf2t 15. Kxf2 Qa5? This loses immediately. Probably 15 ... Be6 was a better defensive try. Bg5t Kd6 16. 17. Kc5 Qg6t 18. Be3t Also 18. b4t! wins. 18. Kc4 Kd5 19. Bd3t 20. c4# 1-0. 6. Nbd2! Best. The sharp position after 6. Nc3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. e4 Bb4!? 9. exf5 0-0 10. Nh4 Na6 11. g4 Qe7 is unclear. 6. e5?! Better is 6 ... g6 and 7 ... Bg7, leaving e7-e5 as an option in the middlegame. 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. e4!?  ECO recommends only 8. Nc4, Lilienthal,A-Steiner,H and if 8...
IS. Nf3 Be6 16. NfxeS! 17. BxeS IS. Be2! Or 18 ... Qc5 19. wins. Bxc4 19. Qh4! 20. NxeS BxeS Qxc4 Qxh6 and Bxc4 1-0. [3S] Gufeld,E-Gershman,S Kiev 1956 All this is given by ECO only as a proposition. This game shows that this continuation is worthy of attention, in our opinion even stronger than the book line 6. Nc3 Be67. cxd5 Bxd5=. 7. Bb4t S. Nbc3 0-0 Nd7 9. g3 Bg2 10. Nb6 11. 0-0 a6 12. Rel White stands clearly better. 12. Be6 13. Qb3 Qd6 14. Nf4 Bxc3 IS. Rxc3 Bt7 Rfel RfdS 16. 17. h4 Rd7 IS.