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Mikhail Chigorin vs Carl Friedrich Schmid
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 3, Aug-31
King's Gambit: Accepted. Traditional Variation (C38)  ·  1-0


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Oct-12-04  iron maiden: A nice piece of tactics there at the end. King's Gambit, may you rest in peace.
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  tpstar: So what were the keys to the game? First, I think 7 ... Nc6 is better than 7 ... Ne7, waiting with the KN until White shows his hand. Second, 10 ... 0-0!? is extremely risky given that breezy Kingside plus White's Bishops pointed in that direction. Perhaps develop the Queenside pieces planning ... 0-0-0 or else ... Kf8 instead. White's attack was efficient.
Oct-12-04  Kean: Very curious, black avoided the trap once just to fall a move later. I like the way Chigorin builded a center and then attacked the advanced kingside pawns even after black castled short, though castling short was really bad and seems he considered his advanced pawn structure safe, but h3 was always there.
Mar-19-06  waddayaplay: <Kean> Yes. If 25...Kxh7 26.Qxg5 Ng6 and black should be able to hold on.
Dec-29-09  Windows 7: 25...Kxh7? runs into a quick mate after 26.Qxg5 Ng6 27.Rh1+ Kg8 28.Rh8+! Kxh8 29.Qh6+ Kg8 30.Qg7#. So no, Black can't hold on.
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  jnpope: The Chess Monthly gives a slightly different ending:

Chigorin,MI - Schmid,CF [C38]
GER Berlin, 1881.08.31
[Berlin Chess Congress]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.d4 d6 6.0-0 h6 7.c3 Ne7 8.g3 g4 9.Nh4 f3 10.Na3 0-0 11.Bf4 Nbc6 12.h3 Na5 13.Qd2 Nxc4 14.Nxc4 h5 15.Bh6 Ng6 16.Nf5 Bxf5 17.exf5 Nh8 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.hxg4 hxg4 20.Qf4 Rg8 21.Rae1 Kh7 22.Kf2 Rg5 23.Rh1+ Kg7 24.f6+ Kg6 25.Rh7 Qxf6 26.Rh6+ Kxh6 27.Qxf6+ Ng6 28.Rh1+ 1-0 [Chess Monthly, v3, Oct. 1881, p44]
[Baltimore American, 1881.10.23]

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