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Em. Lasker / I Rice vs Hoffer / Maroczy
Consultation game (1900), London ENG, Nov-16
King's Gambit: Accepted. Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39)  ·  1-0


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  offramp: Perhaps play was curtailed for some dinner or something. I would rather have played on, because there is a rather good finish in prospect:

30.Qf3 bxc3 31.e7 cxb2 32.e8Q b1Q 33.Rxb1+ Qxb1+ 34.Qf1 Qb3 35.Qxa8+ Kxa8 36.f8Q+ and wins.

Jul-13-05  paul dorion: Better
30 ...bxc3
31 e7 cxb2
32 e8Q b1Q
33 Qxa8+ Kxa8
34 F8Q+ Nb8
35 Qxb8+ Kxb8
36 Qe8+ mates
Jul-13-05  paul dorion: 36 Qf8+ i meant

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  offramp: <paul dorion: Better
30 ...bxc3
31 e7 cxb2
32 e8Q b1Q
33 Qxa8+ Kxa8
34 F8Q+ Nb8....>

34...Qb8 looks better.

Jul-13-05  paul dorion: Good point
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  GrahamClayton: Rice didn't miss the opportunity to play his own gambit with the White pieces!
Aug-18-12  Karpova: Chigorin suggests 16...bxc4 instead of 16...Be6

After 16.Re4 [diagram]

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16...bxc4 17.Bxf4 Qxf4 18.Rxf4 Bxf4 19.Re1+ Ne3 [diagram]

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He gives the following possible continuations:

a) 20.Ne5 cxd5 21.Qc5 Bd7 22.Qd6 Be6 23.Qc7 0-0 24.Qb7 Nd7 25.Nxd7 Bxd7 26.Qxd7 Rab8 27.Re2 Rb6 and Black wins

b) 20.Qc5 Nd7 21.Qxc6 Rb8 22.Ne5 0-0 and White loses

c) 20.dxc6 Be6! 21.Qc5 Na6 22.Qb5 Nc7 23.Qc5 Rb8 and Black consolidated is position and threatend Rxb2

From pages 156-157 of the 1903 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

May-15-13  CapitanJowy: Beautiful
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: The computer points out 25...Rd5! with a winning queen trap:

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If 26.e7 Qh5! and the double threat of ...Qd1# and ...Qxf7 stops White's pawns.

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  Phony Benoni: Games with the Rice Gambit simply do not follow the normal principles of chess.
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  TheFocus: Consultation game played in Claridge's Hotel in London, England on November 16, 1900 at 10 moves an hour.
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