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Rudolf Spielmann vs Vasja Pirc
Match (1931), Rogaska Slatina YUG, May-??
Slav Defense: Czech. Lasker Variation (D18)  ·  1-0
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Jul-16-05  bomb the bishop: Fantastic Game, both sides attempted to play actively, great insight by Spielman in playing 11. ♘xf7
Oct-10-08  Antonius Blok: Exactly!

The ♘xf7 sac is great, followed by the double pin on the Bishop and the Knight !

But the most amazing is how Pirc ripost, an "eye for an eye" answer, It's the Talion law, Spielmann should know it...

Simply great !!!

Apr-13-09  WhiteRook48: 11. Nxf7!!
Mar-10-10
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  patzer2: While 11. Nxf7!! is an excellent example to illustrate Spielmann's category of sham sacrifices for positional advantage, I'm putting it in my demolition of pawn structure collection.

After 11...Kxf7 12. Qf3! Spielman recovers his "sacrificed piece" with advantage, due to:

1. the pin of the Bishop on f5, and

2. the fact that the Knight on e4 is attacked twice but defended only once.

Here's some analysis played out move-by-move (sliding back and forth) with Fritz 10:

<11. Nxf7!! Kxf7 12. Qf3! g6>

12... Nxc3 13. Qxf5+! Qf6 14. Qxf6+ gxf6 15. bxc3 Nd5 16. Bd2 ;

12... Ke8 13. Nxe4 Bxh2+ 14. Kxh2 Qh4+ 15. Kg1 Bxe4 16. Qd1 Nc2 (16... Bd5 17. Be2 Kf7 18. f3 Rhd8 19. e4 Ba2 20. a5 b5 21. Be3 Bc4 22. Bxc4 bxc4 23. Qc1 ) 17. f3 Bg6 18. Ra2 Rd8 19. b3 Nb4 20. Rd2 Kf7 21. e4 ;

12... Kg6 13. Nxe4 Bxh2+ 14. Kxh2 Qh4+ 15. Kg1 Bxe4 16. Qe2 Nc2 (16... a5 17. f3 Bd5 18. e4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Rad8 20. Qxe6+ Qf6 21. Qg4+ Kf7 22. Bg5 Qxd4+ 23. Kh2 Qd6+ 24.f4 ) 17. f3! Nxa1 18. fxe4 Rhf8 19. e5 Rxf1+ 20. Qxf1 Qe7 21. Bd2 Rf8 22. Qxa1 .

Mar-10-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <13. Nxe4 Bxh2+ 14. Kxh2 Qh4+ 15. Kg1 Qxe4 16. Qg3!>

This unassuming but strong move (16. Qg3!) leaves Black with a near lost (if not already lost) position.

<16..Rhe8 17. Bd2 Qc2 18. Bc3 Nd5>

18...Nd3 19. Qf3! Nxb2? 20. Rfc1 traps the Queen.

18...a5 19. f3! Bd3 20. Rf2 also snares Black's Queen.

< 19. Rfc1 Qe4 20. Bd2!>

After this prepatory move, Black can do nothing to save his game and stop White's coming pawn fork.

<20...g5 21. f3 Qh4 22. Qxh4 gxh4 23. e4 Bg6 24. exd5 exd5 25. Bf1> 1-0

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