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James Mason vs Mikhail Chigorin
Berlin (1881), Berlin GER, rd 5, Sep-02
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 24.c5 it was much better to play 24.Rfc2! Qd7 25.cxd5 Rxc2 26.Rxc2 Bxd3 27.dxe6 and 28.Qxd3 with sound extra Pawn.

Black's decisive mistake was 44...Re7? He should have played 44...Rf7 with fine position.

Jan-18-17  goser: It looks that Mason was uncomfortable opponent for Chigorin for a long time. However, eventually Chigorin managed to adapt to him.
Jan-19-17  Straclonoor: <goser: It looks that Mason was uncomfortable opponent for Chigorin for a long time.> Because they both drink-:) But Chigorin do this after game, Mason after, before and till the game-:) Chgorin's style - be fine at the game, but not all time in the rest. Mason's style - drink every time, when he want.
Jan-20-17  goser: Maybe Chigorin was envy and thus got irritated during their first games.:) Anyway, it is not so easy to beat a drunk opponent if one is nervous and too self-assured.
Jan-20-17  Straclonoor: Russia actor Grigory Ge (friend of Chigorin) wrote in his memories, that Chigorin got nervous, when played with drunk Mason.
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