In the recent Australian Chess Championship, IM David Smerdon, leading the tournament with GM Ian Rogers, was playing white against FM Igor Goldenberg in the final round. In this position

he played 10. Bxf7+ which looks like a theoretical novelty - in the other six games with this position on chesslive White played 10. d4. But how can Bxf7+ be a good move in this position? Black does not really have any weaknesses and both players have four pieces developed. White reached a worse position by move 20 and it looks like 23. d4 and particularly 26. Rxd4 were further mistakes. It really wasn't such a good TN; perhaps he just wanted to play Bxf7+ again after it worked in his game against Lane?


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