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Max Weiss vs Mikhail Chigorin
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 1, May-22
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Calli: Terrific hard-fought draw. I thought Chigorin was winning with 26...b4! Maybe Alekhine learned all those little pawn sacs from games like this one. However, Weiss eventually turns him back with 41.Rh8+! So perhaps Chigorin missed some tactics in there, but I don't know where. Any comments are appreciated.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another fine game from the Weiss-Chigorin rivalry. White's position looks horrible after 30 moves, but he manages to avoid loss long enough to come upon a saving resource in 41.Rh8+.
Apr-16-14  MUNGOMYERS: What is wrong with just Kxd1 on move 41 for white doesn't that win for white ?
Dec-08-14  Knight13: <MUNGOMYERS: What is wrong with just Kxd1 on move 41 for white doesn't that win for white ?> 41. Kxd1 Qxf3+ 42. Qe2 Bxe4 with White's g-pawn about to fall (a Bishop and three Pawns for a Rook), gives Black a winning position; 42. Kc1 Nxg4 and if 43. Rh8+ Kg7 44. Qd8 Qc1+ 45. Kc2 Bxe4+ 46. Kc3 Qc1+ or 46. Kb3 Qe3+, Black has a completely winning endgame; 42. Ke1 Nxe4 wins immediately.
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