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Rudolf Spielmann vs Oldrich Duras
Scheveningen (1905), Scheveningen NED, rd 12, Aug-09
French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Another pretty game of these two chess wizards. Duras had problems with finding a satisfactory shelter for the King and Spielmann exploited it for a fierce attack. 27...Na3 seems to be a mistake but it was difficult to find any good defence. For example, if 27...Na5, then 28.Bc3 Qc5+ 29.Kh1 Nb3 30.Rb1 Nd4 31.Bxd4 Qxd4 32.Bxc6 bxc6 33.a5! Nd7 34.Rd1 Qa4 35.Qa6+ Kc7 36.Rxd7+! Kxd7 37.Qb7+ Kd6 38.Ne4+ with winning attack. Spielmann's finish was excellent.

Chessgames.com, final position is a mate.

Aug-13-04  marekg248: Incredible game! Look at the position after 34.Nf5! White bishops are like beasts in lair waiting to strike.
Aug-13-04  Saruman: In my opinion probably Rudolf's best game ever.
Jul-05-06  danilsafin: Was there a better move than 17... Kd8? Like maybe Nd7? If not then I am inclined to believe black's 11 ... Qxc5 is questionable (instead 0-0, or even Na6) since it leaves his king in the dangerous middle for sometime.
Jul-06-06  Cyphelium: <danilsafin> Duras probably didn't like 17.- ♘d7 18. ♘f5, threatening both the queen and the fork ♘d6-♘xf7. For example 18.- ♕f4 (not 18.- exf5? 19. ♖e1 of course) 19. g3 ( to drive the queen away from covering the f-pawn) 19.- ♕c7 20. ♘d6+ ♔d8 21. ♘xf7+ ♔c8 22. ♘xh8 . I guess black can try playing ♕b8 and then walk into the discovered check, but if nothing else white will win the knight on c3.
May-12-14  tranquilsimplicity: One of Spielmann's greats. Duras I suppose makes the error of foregoing castling in view of an attack on Spielmann. Spielmann on the other hand ensures that Duras will not castle ie. 13.Ba3!

From thereon after Duras' attack loses direction, he has nowhere to hide his King. The rest is ART!#

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