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Semion Alapin vs Mikhail Chigorin
Petersburg (1877), St. Petersburg RUS
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Variation (C33)  ·  0-1
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Given 13 times; par: 33 [what's this?]

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Sep-12-05
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  wwall: Perhaps better is 21.gxf3

After 21...g4, if 22.Rxe3, then 22...fxe3 22.Qd1 Qf2+ 23.Kh1 Nf4 24.Nxf4 Qxf4 25.g3 Qf3+ 26.Kg1 Qf2+ 27.Kh1 Qxb2 28.Qxg4+ Kf8 29.Qh3 Re6 30.d5 Qd2 31.Rg1 Qxd5+ 32.Qg2 Qd2 33.Qf1 Bxg3, winning.

Mar-05-16  SimplicityRichard: Indeed. Better would have been gxf3 but even so, White is already lost, Black has a won game after 18...Re3. #
Mar-05-16  lentil: I don't see the win. Would somebody stronger than me please explain?
Mar-05-16
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  whiteshark: <Mar-05-16 lentil: I don't see the win. Would somebody stronger than me please explain?>

After some forward sliding here's white's best line:

<22.Rff1 f3 23.Ng3 Nxg3 24.Rxe3 Rxe3 25.Rxf3 Ne2+ 26.Qxe2 Qxf3 27.Qxf3 gxf3>


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some -12. evals

Mar-05-16
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  whiteshark: <22.Rff1 f3 23.Ng3 Nxg3 24.Rxe3 Rxe3 25.Rxf3 Ne2+ 26.Qxe2 Qxf3 27.Qxf3 gxf3>

But the really cool [maschine] move (refusing white ♕-offer but offering your own ♕) came after <26.Qxe2>:


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<26... Qxf3!!>, and that's it

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