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Emanuel Lasker vs Mikhail Chigorin
Rice Gambit match (1903), Brighton ENG, rd 4, Aug-10
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39)  ·  0-1


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  Benzol: This match was arranged to prove the soundness of the " Rice Gambit ". What, however, was the conclusion? Sound or not.
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  Chessical: Chessical: Alekhine wrote: "This move (8.0-0) suggested by Prof.I.L.Rice, has not, truth to tell, any theoretical value, since Black can revert to a variation of the Kieseritski Gambit, not unfavourable to him, by 8...0-0. Moreover, he runs no risk in accepting the temporary sacrifice of the N, since white as master practice has shown, cannot hope for more than a draw after a long and difficult struggle". Alekhine goes onto say that the gambit does offer "a multitude of very complicated tatical possibilities" (Alekhine, My Best Games of Chess, Vol 1, game 32)
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  Benzol: <Chessical> Many thanks. So it is sound but it's an uphill struggle to draw. Worth trying perhaps on an unprepared opponent.
Jun-08-13  kitatomtadi: What if, 29.Qf6...??
Jun-08-13  Nerwal: 29. ♕f6 ♖xe5 30. ♕xe5 (30. dxe5 ♗e4) ♕xh4+ 31. ♕h2 and now either 31... ♕g5 or even 31... ♕xh2+ 32. ♔xh2 ♖e8 33. d6 (33. ♖f1 ♖e3) ♖e3 34. d7 g3+ 35. ♔h3 ♗f5+ 36. ♔h4 ♗xd7
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  TheFocus: Match game 4 of the Rice Gambit match, won by Chigorin +2=3-1.

This game was played in Brighton, England on August 10, 1903.

The opening repeated up to 15.Bf4.

Jul-27-17  Toribio3: It is a complicated game, but in the end; Chigorin find a way to outsmart his opponent!
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