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Johann Nepomuk Berger vs Henry Edward Bird
Hamburg (1885), Hamburg GER, rd 14, Jul-23
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation. Traditional (B34)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-23-08
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  Knight13: Black had very powerful bishops didn't he?
Jan-15-15  poorthylacine: Yes, but the poor aged Bird was I guess exhausted by this long fight, because he missed the drawing possibility of White at the move 67.

Instead of 66...g2??, 66...Kg5! was a winning move, let's see: 67.b4 Kf4!! and it's finished because the white Knight must then give way for the advance of the black "g" pawn...

Jan-15-15  poorthylacine: The final position is rather funny; Black has to play 73...Kxd4 in order to draw because if 73...Kf5?? 74.Kd7 (or 74.Ke7) ...Ke4 75.Kxe6 Kxd4 and the race of the pawns would be winning for White after 76.Kd6...

An amusing little lesson for beginners, but Berger had to much respect for his opponent to try this last trap...

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