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Paul Keres vs Andre Lilienthal
USSR Absolute Championship (1941), Leningrad- Moscow URS, rd 19, Apr-27
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: In the final position, Black resigns in lieu of 19...cxd6

[19... Nxg5 20. Bxg5 Qxg5 21. d7 ;

19... Nxc3 20. Qd3 ;

19... Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Qg4 ;

19... b6 20. Rxf7 Rxf7 21. Qd5 ]

20. ♕d5 ♘xg5 (20... Nxc3 21. Qc4 Bh3 22. Qxc3 Bxf1 23. Rxf1 Qe8 24. Bd4 dxe5 25. Bxe5 )

21. ♗xg5 ♕xg5 22. ♖xf7 1-0

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  alexrawlings: nice analysis <patzer2>.
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  offramp: I am not certain <patzer2>'s analysis is right. After 19...cxd6 white would immediately play 20.Rxf7 with a crushing attack.
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  whiteshark: <offramp: 20.Rxf7 with a crushing attack.> Could you show us the line?
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  whiteshark: <20.Rxf7!!> looks like a weekend puzzle:

Just for the galery: <20...Rxf7 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qxd5+>

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- <22...Be6 23.Rf1+ Nf6 24.Qxb7+ Qd7 25.Qxa8 dxe5 26.Qa7! >

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- <22...Kg6 23.Rf1 Nxg5 24.Qd3+! Kh5 25.Rg1 Bg4 26.h3 >

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  offramp: <whiteshark> Superb stuff! Well done. I had not seen all of that - but I don't suppose Lilienthal did either!
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