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Henrique Mecking vs Orestes Rodriguez Vargas
4th Ruy Lopez Memorial (1975), Las Palmas ESP, rd 13, Apr-??
Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense. Dyckhoff Variation (C63)  ·  1-0


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  Chessical: Rodriguez goes straight for the throat of his significantly higher rated opponent by playing the risky counter-attacking Schliemann Defence. He plays with admirable gusto.

Rodriguez shuns a draw on move 19, playing a risky h5;

(a) <19...h6> would have kept the white B from the useful g5 square; or

(b) <19...Rxg3+> 20.fxg3 Rxf1+ 21.Qxf1 Qxg3+ 22.Qg2 Qe1+ 23.Kh2 Qh4+ 24.Kg1 Qe1+ 25.Kh2 Qh4+ 26.Kg1 Qe1 would have drawn.

Instead Rodgriguez plays for more with <20...Rxf2> trying to smash his way through to Mecking's king.

<22...Bxd1!?> might have drawn 23.Bf4 (23.Rxd1 Qg4 24.Rdf1 Qxg5) 23...Qg4

As Rodriguez had such an initiative throughout most of the game,was Mecking's opening set up the best?

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