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Mikhail Chigorin vs Rudolf Spielmann
Karlsbad (1907), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 10, Sep-02
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  1-0


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Feb-13-04  ughaibu: Drukenknight: Have a look at this. The pawn structure'll drive you mad.
Feb-13-04  drukenknight: this is way better than that Dutch vs Rubinstein.
Nov-15-05  capanegra: This was a very deep and complicated game. Highly interesting lines that might have occurred were shown by Marco & Schlechter:

a) 17.Nf3 Nxh1 18.Ng5 Rf1+!! 19.Kd2! Bd7! 20.Qh7+ Kf8 21.Qh8+ Ke7 22.Qxg7+ Kd8 23.Qg8+ Kc7 24.Qxa8 Qb5!

b) 18Nxb2+ 19.Kc2? Nc4 20.Nxc4 (20.Nf3? Bd7) dxc4 21.e4 (look at the Pawn structure!) Rf2 22.Bd2 Rxd2 23.Kxd2 Qb2+ 24.Ke3 Qxc3+ 25.Kf4! Qd2+! 26.Kf3! Qd3+ 27.Kf4 Qd2+ and perpetual check.

c) 18Nxb2+ 19.Bxb2! Qxb2 20.Ke2! (threatening 21.Rxg7+ Kxg7 22.Rg1#) and Black has two possible continuations: 20Rf7 21.Raf1 Qb5+ (21Rxf1 22.Rxf1 Qb5+ 23.c4 Qd7 24.Rf4! ) 22.c4 Qe8 23.Rf6 Qd7 24.Rh6 Kf8 25.Rh8+ Ke7 26.Qh4+ Rf6 27.Rxg7#; or 20Qb5+ 21.c4 Qd7 22.Rg6 Rf7 23.Rag1 dxc4 24.Rh6 Qd3+ 25.Kd1 Kf8 26.Rh8+ Ke7 27.Qg5+ Kd7 28.Rd8+

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  tamar: <b) 18Nxb2+ 19.Kc2? Nc4 20.Nxc4 (20.Nf3? Bd7) dxc4 21.e4 (look at the Pawn structure!)>

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Nov-17-05  capanegra: They also state that Spielmann missed a spectacular win when he played 32Rg8? The right move was 32Rf2+ with the following continuations:

a) 33.Kd1 e3!!

a.i) 34.Rxe3 Rf1+ 35.Rxf1 (35.Kd2 R8f2+ 36.Re2 Rxg1) Rxf1+ 36.Ke2 Rf2+ 37.Kd1 Kxg7

a.ii) 34.Ne2 Rf1+ 35.Kc2 (35.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 36.Kc2 Bf3) Rxg1 36.Nxg1 (36.Rxg1 Rf2) Rf2+ 37.Kb1 Rf1+ 38.Ka2 Rxg1 39.Rxg1 e2

b) 33.Ke3 R8f3+!!

b.i) 34.Nxf3 exf3 35.Rg4 (35.Re1 Rc2) Re2+ 36.Kd4 f2 37.R1g3!! Re4!! (37f1=Q 38.Rh4+ Kg8 39.Bf6+ Kf8 40.Rh8+ Kf7 41.Rg7#) 38.Rxe4 Bxe4

b.ii) 34.Rxf3! exf3 35.Bf6 Rg2 36.Rxg2 fxg2 37.Ne2 Kg6 38.Ng1 Kf5 39.Kd4 Kf4 (threatens Kg3-Kf2) 40.Bh4 Nxe5 41.Bf2 Nd3! (not 41Nf3? 42.Nxf3 Kxf3 43.Bg1 Kg3 44.Ke3!! =) 42.Bh4 Nc1! 43.Kc5 Ke4 44.Bg5 Nb3+ 45.Kd6 Kd3 46.Bf6 Nc1

Dec-23-05  capanegra: After <32Rg8?> Chigorin took the initiative with <33.Bf6> and played an artistic endgame. <37.Rf4!!> is the finest move. The answer 37Kg6 would have lead (always according to Schlechter & Marco) to a very pretty conclusion: 38. Rxf6+ Rxf6 39.exf6 Kxf6 40.b5!!

a) 40e5 41.Nc6 a6 42.Nb4!

b) 40Bb7 41.Nc6 a6 42.Na5

But what happens if Black responds with 40Ke7? 41.Nc6+ doesn't work anymore due to 41Bxc6 42.bxc6 a5

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