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Mikhail Chigorin vs Louis Paulsen
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 10, Sep-09
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0


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  fred lennox: 13...Rad8 an inferior move by this great defender, indicating a faulty play of opening the d file, a plan black failed to cooperate. The c file has a stronger future. What's more, the rook on d8 cramps the mobility of 2 minor pieces, allowing chigorin to make a wonderful kingside attack.
Oct-06-10  madhatter5: so what would be a better plan for black at his 13th move?
Oct-06-10  morphy2010: Paulson played notoriously slow and his defense here is feeble to say the least.
Jan-27-15  john barleycorn: Impressive combination starting with 36.Rxh7. Good for a tuesday/wednesday puzzle.
Jan-22-17  elephant eater: <madhatter5 so what would be a better plan for black at his 13th move?> The position calls for queenside counterplay with 13...b5 followed by putting the rooks on the c file and the b file or d file. d5 is bad for black because it allows white to close the centre and dislodge black's best defensive piece on the kingside (his KN), with the move e5.
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