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Emmanuel Schiffers vs Mikhail Chigorin
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Aug-09
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)  ·  1-0


Annotations by Harry Nelson Pillsbury.      [17 more games annotated by Pillsbury]

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Sep-06-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Even master like Chigorin can play blunder like 12...f6? I don't believe this!
Sep-06-05  Juan De Pisto: Add that Schiffers was a very old player! Maybe for this Chigo was overconfident.
Sep-13-06  Minty: <Juan De Pisto: Add that Schiffers was a very old player! Maybe for this Chigo was overconfident>

Schiffers was only 6 months older than Chigorin. They were both about 45 when this game was played.

Dec-22-06  ivanov90: Nice comments by Pillsbury
Dec-25-07  mistreaver: <Even master like Chigorin can play blunder like 12...f6? I don't believe this!> Well his score against Schiffers is pretty impresive but even the greatest players can be outplayed or have a bad day.
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  Knight13: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: Even master like Chigorin can play blunder like 12...f6? I don't believe this!> Even modern 2600 rated players play this type of blunder once in a while.
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  vonKrolock: Pillsbury:<" 8...Qf5 9.Rxe4+ Be7 10 Nxd4 Nxd4 11 Qxd4 Be6"> Or 9...♗e6 10.♘xd4 ♘xd4 11.♕xd4 ♖d8!

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And white should neither check in 'a4', nor take the 'a7' ♙

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  Knight13: Having gone over half of the games played between Schiffers and Chigorin from 1878-1880, it's almost as if Chigorin wasn't paying attention in this game. What the heck?
Oct-12-17  Straclonoor: After 12....f6? only 13.Bxf6! goes to win, as Pillsbury mentioned in comments. 13.Qe2? also was bad - 13....Bd6 gives for white only slight advantage.
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