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Mikhail Chigorin vs Allies
Petersburg (1900), St. Petersburg RUS
Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian Four Knights Variation (C50)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-29-04
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  akiba82: If 34...Rf5 35. Qf5 and Black has no defense. Eg. 35... Ng7 36 Qf8+ with an unusual mate.
Oct-28-05  n30: love the end position. the Q can't go anywhere.
Apr-09-11
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  Phony Benoni: <Checkmate>, February 1901, p.30, gives this as a consultation game on both sides, with Mikhail Chigorin and H Seyboth opposing A M Levin and Emmanuel Schiffers.
Dec-16-13
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  Phony Benoni: The final position:


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Is not quite a "true" zugwang, since White does have a threat. By moving his king to f5 and playing Rfg7 he can force Black to trade, whereupon the invasion via e6 is fatal.

But running Black out of moves is the neat way.

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