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Carl Schlechter vs Semion Alapin
Vienna (1908), Vienna AUH, rd 11, Apr-06
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31)  ·  1-0
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  vonKrolock: after <17.a5>


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<"Alapin, after expending an enormous amount of time over this move, said to Schlechter, <<'I have seen Your threat, and You must not expect me to give You an opportunity for the Rothschild prize for brilliancy.'>> As a matter of fact, the move Alapin thought would give his opponent the chance of a brilliant sacrifice might have won him the game, namely: 17...Qd6, maintaining the Pawn ahead. But he was afraid of 18.Nd4-f5 Qxd1 19.Bxc5 exf5 20.Nxf5 Qxf1+ 21.Rxf1 and the attack should be successfull. The simple move 20...Qg4, preventing Ng7 mate, would have won the game"> L. Hoffer, in "The Field"

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