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  • Willy Gross
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    Gross,Wilhelm – Merten,Rainer
    xii/25, 1985
    1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 a6 3.e3 d5 4.c4 Bg4 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.cd5 Nd5 7.a3 e6 8.Bc4 
    N5f6 9.d4 Be7 10.Nbd2 0–0 11.0–0 Nb6 12.h3 Nc4= 13.Nc4 Bh5 14.Nce5 Ne4 15.Qd3 
    Qd5=+ 16.g4 Bg6 17.Ng6 hg6 18.Rac1 Rac8 19.h4 Nd6 20.Qe2 f5 21.g5 f4 
    22.ef4?? Rf4–+ 23.Ne5 Rh4 24.f3 Bg5 25.Ng6?? Rh6–/+ 
    26.Rc5 Rg6 27.Rd5 ed5 28.Rf2 Re8 29.Qd3 Re1 30.Kg2? Kf7 
    31.f4?? Bh4 (31...Bh4 32.Qg6 Kg6–+) 0–1
    Dymek,Hans Peter – Gross,Wilhelm
    BdF, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nge7 6.a3 Bc5 7.0–0 d5 8.ed5 Nd5 9.d3 
    0–0 10.Nc3 Be6 11.Ne2 Qe7 12.Ng3 Rad8 13.Re1 Nf4 14.Be6 Qe6 15.Ne4 Bd4 16.Bd4 Nd4 
    17.Nd4 Rd4 18.Nc5?? Qd5–+ 19.Ne4 f5 20.g3 Nh3 21.Kg2 Nf2 
    22.Kf2 fe4 23.Kg1 ed3 24.c3 Re4 25.Qd2 Qc5 26.Kh1 
    Re1 27.Re1 Qc6 28.Kg1 e4 29.h3 Qc5 30.Kg2 e3 31.Re3 Qd5 32.Kg1 
    Rf1! (32...Rf1 33.Kf1 Qh1 34.Kf2 Qh2 35.Kf3 Qd2–+) 0–1
    Gross,Wilhelm – Matz,Burkhard
    corr, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e3 Nf6 4.c4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.d4 e4 7.Nfd2 d5 
    8.cd5+= Nd5 9.Bc4 f5= 10.Qb3 Be6 11.0–0 Nc6 12.Nc3 Nce7 13.f3 Ne3 
    14.Be6 Nf1 15.Kf1 e3 16.Bf7 Kf8+= 17.Nc4 Kf7?? 
    18.Nd6 Kf6 19.Nde4! fe4 20.Ne4 A beautiful mate combination 20...Kf5 
    21.Qf7 Bf6 22.Qf6 1–0
    Gross,Wilhelm – Suess,Stefan
    corr, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.f4 d6 6.f5 g6 7.c3 Ba5 8.Nh3 Nge7 
    9.0–0 Rf8 10.a3 d5 11.ed5 Nd5 12.Qf3 Nce7 13.fg6 hg6 14.d4 Bb6 15.Kh1 
    ed4 16.Re1 dc3 17.Nc3= Nc3 18.Bc3 Bc5 19.Rad1 Bd6 20.Bf6 Rf6 21.Qf6 a6 
    22.Qh8 Kd7 23.Be6 Kc6 24.Qd8 (24.Qd8 Be6 25.Qa8 (25.Re6?! Rd8 26.Rdd6 Rd6 
    27.Re7 Rd3+/–) 25...Bh3 26.gh3+–) 1–0
    Gross,Wilhelm – Dymek,Hans Peter
    corr, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb3 Bb7 6.Qh5 g6 7.Qh4 Nc6 8.Ne2 Be7 
    9.Nbc3 f5 10.Qh3 Bc5 11.ef5+/– Nf6 12.fg6+– Qe7 13.Bf7 Kd8 14.g7 Rg8 15.Bg8 Qg7 
    16.Bb3 Ne7 17.Ng3 Ng4 18.Nce4 Bb6 19.0–0 d5 20.Nc3 Bd4 21.Qh4 Kd7 
    22.Nh5 Qg6 23.Qg4! Qg4 24.Nf6 Ke6 25.Ng4 1–0
    Klein – Gross,Wilhelm
    BdF, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4 4.Bc4 Ne7 5.Qh5 g6 6.Qh4 Nbc6 7.Qf6 Rf8 8.Qg7 
    d5 9.ed5 Nd5 10.Nf3 e4 11.Qh7?? ef3–/+ 12.Qg6 Rf7 13.0–0 Nce7 14.Re1 c6 
    15.Bf6 Bf5 16.Qh5 Qd7 17.Bd5 Qd5?? 18.Nc3 Qd7–/+ 19.Be7 Be7 20.Re5 Bh7 
    21.Rae1 Kf8 22.Ne4 Kg8 23.g4 Be4 24.R1e4 Raf8?? 25.Re6?? Bf6–+ 26.g5 Rh7 
    27.Qg4 Bc3?? 28.dc3+– Qd1 29.Re1 Qc2?? 30.Re8 Qa2 31.Rf8 Kf8 32.Qc8 Kg7 33.Qd7 
    Kg6 34.Re6 Kf5 35.Qh7 Kf4 36.Qf7 (36.Qf7 Kg4 37.h3 Kh4 38.Qf4 Kh3 39.Qg3; 
    36.Rf6 Kg5 37.Qf5 Kh4 38.Rh6) 1–0
    Gross,Wilhelm – Merten,Rainer
    xii/17, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e3 Nf6 4.c4 Bf5 5.Nc3 c6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.Nf3= Be7 8.d4 ed4 
    9.ed4 0–0 10.0–0 Re8 11.Nh4 Bg6 12.Qb3 Bh5 13.Rfe1 Be2 14.Re2 Nh5 15.Nf3 Bf8 
    16.Rae1 Re2+= 17.Re2 Nf4 18.Re4 Ng6 19.d5 c5 20.a3 a6 21.Ne2 b5+= 22.Ng3 Nf6 
    23.Bf6 gf6 (better is 23...Qf6!? 24.Nd2 Rc8=) ½–½
    Gross,Wilhelm – Richter
    corr, 1985
    1.b4 e5=+ 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4=+ 4.Bc4 Ne7 5.Qh5 g6 6.Qf3 Nec6 7.a3 Bc5 8.Ne2 
    d6 9.0–0 Nd7 10.c3 a6 11.d4 Ba7 12.Nd2 Nb6 13.Bb3 f5 14.ef5 Bf5 15.de5 Rf8 
    16.ed6 Qd6 17.Ne4 Qe5 18.N2g3 0–0–0 19.Rfe1 Be4=+ 20.Qe4 Qe4 21.Ne4= 
    Nd7 22.Rad1 Nc5 23.Nc5 Bc5 24.Rd8 Rd8 25.Re2 Kb8 26.Kf1 Na5 27.Ba2 Rd1 ½–½
    Gross,Wilhelm – Merten,Rainer
    xii/19, 1985
    1.b4 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.b5 d5 4.e3 Nbd7 5.Nf3 Nb6 6.Ne5 Bd6 7.a4 0–0=+ 8.d3 
    a6 9.Nd2 ab5= 10.ab5 Bd7 11.c4 c5 12.Be2 Qc7 13.Nd7 Nbd7 14.Nf3 dc4 
    Black gets the initiative 15.dc4 Rfd8 16.0–0 e5 17.Qc2 e4=+ 18.Ng5 
    Bh2 19.Kh1 Be5 20.Ra8 Ra8 21.Be5 Qe5–/+ 22.Nh3 b6 23.Nf4 h5 24.Rd1 Ra1 
    25.Ra1 Qa1 26.Qd1 Qe5 27.Nh5= Nh5 28.Bh5 Nf6 (28...Qe6 29.Kg1=) ½–½
    Gross,Wilhelm – Klein
    corr, 1985
    1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 f6 3.e4 Bb4 4.Bc4 b5 5.Bb5 c6 6.Bc4 d5 7.ed5 cd5 8.Qh5 Kf8 
    9.Bb3 Be6 10.Ne2 Nh6 11.Qf3 Nc6 12.Nbc3 Ne7 13.h3 Nf7 14.0–0 Ng5 15.Qh5 Bf7 
    16.Qh4 d4 17.Nb1 Bb3 18.cb3= Nf5 19.Qg4 g6 20.f4?? h5–+ 21.Qf5 gf5 22.fg5 f4 
    23.gf6 Kf7 24.a3 Ba5 25.d3 Rg8 26.b4 Qd5 27.Rf2 Bd8 28.Nd2 Rc8 29.Ne4 Rc2 
    30.Nf4 Rf2 31.Nd5 Rgg2 32.Kh1 Rh2 33.Kg1 Rfg2 34.Kf1 Rb2 35.Kg1 Rbg2 36.Kf1 ½–½
    Gross,Wilhelm – Van Kerckvoorde
    Frankfurt am Main, 1984
    1.b4 e5=+ 2.b5 Nf6 3.c4 g6 4.Bb2 d6 5.e3 Bg7 6.h3 0–0 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.d4 Re8 
    9.Be2 ed4–/+ 10.ed4 Nb6 11.Qb3 Be6 12.d5 Bf5 13.Rd1 Nbd7 14.Na4 Qe7?? 
    15.g4+/– Ng4 16.hg4 Bg4 17.f3 Bb2 18.fg4 Bf6 19.Qh3 Nf8 20.Rd2 
    Qe4= 21.Qf3 Qc4 22.Kf1?? Qc1 23.Rd1=+ Qg5 24.Nh3 Qe5 25.g5 Bg7 26.Nf2 
    Qg5–/+ 27.Rg1 Qe3 28.Rg3 Qf3 29.Rf3 Re7 30.Ng4 Re4 31.Nf6?? Bf6 32.Rf6 Ra4 
    33.Rd2 Nd7 34.Rf3 Re8 35.b6 Nb6 36.Bb5 Rae4 37.Be8 Re8 38.Rdf2 
    Re7 39.Rd3 h5 40.Rf4 Re5 41.Rfd4 Kg7 42.Kf2 f6 43.a4 a5 44.Kg3 g5 
    (44...g5 45.Rb3 Nd5 46.Rb7 Kg6–+) 0–1


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