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Georg Salwe vs Mikhail Chigorin
Lodz (Match) (1906), Lodz RUE
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  0-1


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  Chessical: One of Chigorin's pioneering efforts with the Old Indian.

Chigorin found most of the themes for this defence, 70 years later his recipe was still being used:

F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1977

Salwe's <14.Kf1> is hard to explain, it certainly was not better the 0-0-0. After his g4 push, Salwe seems unsure how to continue with his "attack" and he is overcome in the centre,

After <29.a3?> a losing positon becomes a lost one.

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  Gypsy: <Salwe's <14.Kf1> is hard to explain,> Quite possibly a 'touch penalty'. At that time, if a player touched a piece that could not move the player had to make a punitive move with his king (and I think castle was not alowed).
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