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Mikhail Chigorin vs Emmanuel Schiffers
Chigorin - Schiffers Third Match (1879), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 9, Apr-24
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  1-0


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Aug-02-03  PVS: 29...Ne7 is atrocious. Much better is 29...Qd4+.
Oct-05-03  Kenkaku: Unfortunately 29...Qd4 is not check. I think black was pretty much done for.
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  Calli: Check or not, 29...Qd4! looks good. At least I don't see a clear win after 29...Qd4! 30.fxg8Q+ Kxg8

The point is that Ne7? unguards h6.

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  crafty: 29...♕d4 30. fxg8=♕+ ♔xg8 31. ♖b1 ♔g7 32. ♕g3 c5 33. ♔f1 =   (eval 0.33; depth 14 ply; 1000M nodes)
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  AdrianP: 29... Qd4! 30 fxg8Q+ Kxg8 31. Rg3 Qxb2+ 32. Kf1 Rd6 33. Qf5 Kg7 34. Rhg1 Qc1+ 35. Kg2 Qf4 36. Qc8 Qf7+ (with a slight advantage to White) is Kasparov's analysis in OMGP.

29. Ne7?? is a blunder.

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  penguin496: What is OMGP?
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  Jim Bartle: "on MY great predecessors" by Kasparov.
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  whiteshark: 'Old moon goddess, pity!' I think, or not?
Apr-30-10  just a kid: Just another boring Ruy Exchange right? Wrong!
Mar-29-14  capafischer1: Nice tactical fireworks with the power of initiative.
Apr-21-14  tranquilsimplicity: Chigorin at his best!#
Nov-30-14  Knight13: 14... a5 is a waste. 14... Bd6 is better.

<tranquilsimplicity: Chigorin at his best!#> You probably wouldn't have said that if Black had found 29... Qd4!.

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