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Henry Edward Bird vs Philipp Meitner
"Bird Watching" (game of the day Dec-04-12)
Vienna (1882)  ·  Italian Game: Classical. Closed Variation (C53)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: In-between moves...

Black should've removed the active a3 bishop with 20... Nxa3 followed by 21... Rc8, if neccesary.

Dec-04-12
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  der623: <Knight13> If Black plays 20...Nxa3, White plays Nxb6+ forking King and Rook.
Dec-04-12  shivasuri4: Black resigned in view of 22...Rc7 failing to 23.Re1+ Kf6 24.Nd5+. Alternatively, 22...Nxa3 23.Nxc8 wins, as the a3 knight will be trapped after a subsequent Rd3.
Dec-04-12  Moszkowski012273: An even more forcing line comes from 22...Rc7 23.d5+
Dec-04-12  randhomykchess: If 22...♖c7 23.♖e1+ ♔d7 24.♘d5 ♖c8 25.♖e7#
Dec-04-12
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  kevin86: The black king is exposed,the pieces scattered. The attack WILL come soon.

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