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Richard Teichmann vs Mikhail Chigorin
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 15, May-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07)  ·  0-1


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Feb-09-04  Whitehat1963: Is this a good combination or just a blunder?
Feb-09-04  panigma: Whitehat must be trying to set the world record for most posts in one day.
Feb-09-04  Whitehat1963: Nope, just boredom.
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  Calli: "Is this a good combination or just a blunder?"

Yes :-)

Oct-02-04  misguidedaggression: same game: Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904
Oct-03-04  Kean: what a fierce attacking player was chigorin, since move 8..bb4 black has advantage till the end, 8.a3 would have avoided this, i guess teichmann never settle a good defense, he castles long and prepares and attack but his position was vulnerable inmediatly
Jul-23-05  fred lennox: Note the position after move 15. White is strong on the dark sqrs., black is strong on the light, 2 major pieces on the queenside for white, 2 on the kingside for black. The opaque is noticably absence in Chigorin and i doubt if one will find murkiness which can be found in Alekhine. Rather a Matisse-like clarity aid in making his games be dynamic and fresh. Is it a wonder that he was one of Fisher's favorite players? Ater move 15 black's pawn structure is superior. The f5 pawn has the double function to guard the knight against e4 and to block the b1-h7 diagonal. The b5 pawn can advance exposing the king more. A fine showing of chigorin's playing.
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  IMlday: 11..Qg5 is pretty surrealistic
Aug-04-05  Castle In The Sky: <IMlday>What is the objective of the 11...♕g5 move? I understand the pressure on the kingside, but it seems that black backtracks at that point. Is it to prevent a kingside castle?
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  IMlday: 11..Qg5 threatens ..Nxe3 (after ..Bxc3). It sort of refutes 11.Bd3?! instead of Be2. Soon White suffers from 'diagonalitis'
on the light squares. This game was way ahead of its time.
Aug-09-05  Castle In The Sky: <IMlday>Thanks for the response
Jul-22-06  weisyschwarz: Nice seeing the Chigorin in its better light. Is it a feasible defense? Does it have a future?
Aug-17-07  outplayer: Better is 5.gxf3!
Dec-01-11  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 12 Qc2, 12 0-0 unpins the N on c3 without delay and makes the move Ne4 possible
Dec-01-11  paul1959: <Ulhumbrus> 12 o-o Bb4xc3 13 b2xc3 Nxe3! wins at least a pawn
Dec-02-11  Ulhumbrus: <paul1959: <Ulhumbrus> 12 o-o Bb4xc3 13 b2xc3 Nxe3! wins at least a pawn> That explains why Teichmann plays 12 Qc2. An alternative is 12 e4 evading the attack of the N and on 12...Nxc3 13 bxc3 Be7 Black's bishop has lost a tempo for development.
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  whiteshark: Game annotated:
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  Phony Benoni: Position after <21.Qa1>:

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Perhaps White is not using his heavy pieces to their best advantage.

Jun-03-19  Ulhumbrus: 9 Qb3 does not pin Black's king's bishop to the b7 pawn because that pawn is defended by the bishop on c6. Later the queen has to lose a move coming back to c2, and this in a sharp position where a single tempo may decide who wins or loses. Three alternatives are 9 Qc2 at once, 9 Bd3 and 9 Be2.
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