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Fried Liver Attack

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White: John P. Pratt
Black: Dave Wolford
Date: 14 Sep 1976
Location: Hill Air Force Base, Utah

This is a modification of the famous Fried Liver Attack of Paul Morphy. I had memorized the entire game because I knew that Dave loved the Two Knights Defense. Dave didn't know the attack, but he played it perfectly for nine moves! I had to improvise the ending, but it worked neatly.

1. e2-e4, e7-e5. 
2. Ng1-f3, Nb8-c6. 
3. Bf1-c4, Ng8-f6. This is the classic Two Knights Defense.
4. Nf3-g5, d7-d5. 
5. e4xd5, Nf6xd5. 
6. Ng5xf7! Ke8xf7. Snatching the pawn is where the Fried Liver begins.
7. Qd1-f3+, Kf7-e6. The King must try to save his trusty knight!
8. Nb1-c3, Nc6-d4. Dave surprised me by following Morphy's game perfectly!
9. Bc4xd5+, Ke6-d6. The threat of Qf3-f7+ keeps Dave in the center.
10. Qf3-f7, Kd6-c5. Dave sees the Nc3-e4 mate threat. Here he departs from the classic game.
11. Nc3-a4+, Kc5-b5. 
12. Na4-c3+, Kb5-a5. I have no plan; just keeping up pressure!
13. b2-b4+, Ka5xb4. A gambit to develop my rook. I didn't see Bf8xb4.
14. Ra1-b1+, Kb4-c5. Now I'm glad he didn't play Kb4-a5.
15. Bc1-a3 mate. Or Nc3-e4 mate.