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|Jan-11-03|| ||ughaibu: Here's another Schiffers-Chigorin game, famous for Chigorin missing a beautiful winning combination. The opening is normally called Damiano's Gambit. |
|Jan-12-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: Yes, he missed 22...Rh1+!! 23.Nxh1 Bh2+! 24.Kxh2 Rh8+ 25.Kg3 Nf5+ 26.Kf(g)4 Rh4#. |
|Jan-12-03|| ||mdorothy: I saw this as a puzzle after Qxa7 before, and I thought on it for a while, but never got it quite right.. so I can completely understand him missing it. |
|Jun-14-03|| ||Jonber: What a peculiar game. First Chigorin blunders with Qg6, then he finds the brilliant equaliser Nf3+, only to miss the forced mate. It’s as sign of weakness on Schiffers part that he lets Chigorin back into the game so easily though. |
|Aug-22-03|| ||patzer2: The following web site contains a complete analysis of this game, along with a draw by an amateur in simul against Fischer using this opening, Damiano's gambit: http://www.chesscafe.com/mcgrew/mcg... |
|Feb-13-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: What a game! Not only does Chigorin achieve a draw using the Damiano, but does it after losing his queen in the opening! Black had 9.Qe6 or e7. The outcome of this game doesent totally surprise me though, as I have always thought Chigorin was genius. |
|Feb-13-04|| ||Catfriend: Yet pity he didn't find the absolutely stunning combination to win this mad game.|
|Feb-13-04|| ||capanegra: And he missed it twice! After 23.e3 he still could have played h1+!! |
|Feb-14-04|| ||Catfriend: Thanks! That's something I didn't notice before!|
|Feb-16-04|| ||sisyphus: Of course, White still should have won. 31. e3 h3+ 32. d4 d2+ 33. d3 and White is still ahead. |
|Apr-28-04|| ||Calli: "No one knows how many liters of vodka the combatants had consumed
before coming to the board..." Tim MrGrew in the Chess Cafe article.|
I'll post a new link because it has been moved to a PDF.
<sisyphus> 30.Kf4 Rh4+ 31.Ke3 Rh3+ 32.Kd4 Rd2+ 33.Kc5 Rxc2+ is drawn.
|Apr-28-04|| ||Calli: OOPS Actually <sisyphus> is correct 30.Kf4 Rh4+ 31.Ke3 Rh3+ 32.Kd4 Rd2+ 33.Qd3! and white should win |
|Aug-26-04|| ||BadTemper: How in the hell did Schiffers accept a draw? What a wimp. |
|Aug-26-04|| ||acirce: Urgh.... Chigorin is well-known enough and Schiffers is #18 on the Chessmetrics list of 1897. Imagine Dreev-Kramnik playing such a stupid game. |
|Sep-11-04|| ||Knight13: 9...Qg6 is blunder. |
|Nov-17-04|| ||DanielBryant: What the heck is Chigorin doing playing Damiano's Defense? |
|Nov-17-04|| ||Whitehat1963: A wild game that features the opening of the day. |
|May-04-05|| ||schnarre: <DanielBryant> Good question! I doesn't seem to fit his style.|
|Nov-02-05|| ||knightsillver: the opening
is the easiest way to win
|Jan-13-06|| ||schnarre: <knightsillver> Missing some text?!|
|Mar-05-06|| ||patzer2: The move 22...Rxh1+! is a decoy tactic Chigorin failed to play for a mate-in-six, as pointed out by <Honza Cervenka>.|
The combination with 22...Rxh1!+ is listed as the solution to number 1170 in Chess Informant's 1980 "Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames," and is categoriezed there as a decoy (spelled "dicoying" in this multi-language reference book).
Black's first two moves are decoys in the combination <22...Rxh1+! 23. Nxh1 Bh2+! 24. Kxh2 Rh8+ 25. Kg3 Nf5+ 26. Kg4 Rh4#>.
P.S. Black also missed this same mate by not playing 23...Rxh1+!
|Feb-23-07|| ||beenthere240: Or is 9...Qg6 a deep deep sac? Black sure gets a lot of play for his queen vs B + N. Psychologically whte has to feel like he has a win. Chigorin certainly had all the fun in the game!|
|Jul-05-09|| ||sileps: I found the forced mating combination after around 10 minutes with my board. It's an absolutely priceless combination, it's a pity it wasn't played. This is one of the best examples of how a puzzle-state of mind can outplay the best. I'm 100% positive that chigorin is a much better player than I am, but because he was unaware that there existed a mating combination he didn't bother to look for an alternative to his actual move!|
|Jul-05-09|| ||sfm: 14.Ne4 looks like a mistake. 14.Bf4 seems to be the way.|
|Aug-28-09|| ||melianis: Bet Chigorin didn't like this game.|
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