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Evans Gambit

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White: John P. Pratt
Black: Bob Garn
Date: 22 Nov 1976
Location: Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Black tries a creative response to the Evans Gambit, which wins him a rook. But then he focuses too much on offense, ignores defense, and loses quickly to two queens.

1. e2-e4, e7-e5. 
2. Ng1-f3, Nb8-c6. 
3. Bf1-c4, Bf8-c5. 
4. b2-b4, Nc6xb4. Black tries a novel response to the Evans Gambit.
5. Nf3xe5, Qd8-f6. White is curious to see what he has in mind.
6. Ne5-g4, Qf6xa1. Whoops! Now White sees what Black's plan was.
7. Qd1-f3, f7-f6. Trading knights would bring the White Queen too close!
8. e4-e5, Nb4xc2+. Unimpressed, Black counterattacks.
9. Ke1-d1, Nc2-d4. Black focuses on attacking, but ignores defense.
10. Qf3-e4, d7-d6. Black can't prevent the coming check, so he develops a bishop.
11. e5xf6+, Ke8-d7. White has his own attack in mind.
12. Ng4-e5+, Kd7-d8. White doesn't want the king escaping through the side door.
13. f6xg7, Ng8-f6. White cannot save the rook, but hopes to trade queens.
14. g7xh8Q+, Kd8-e7. The second queen's check foils Black's planned trade.
15. Ne5-c6++, Ke7-d7. The double check forces the king to make his only possible move.
16. Qh8-d8 mate. Black's queen had to watch the whole battle from the corner!