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Larry Melvyn Evans vs Bela Berger
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)  ·  Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B19)  ·  1-0
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Jul-16-04  zb2cr: For those who don't get why Black resigned, after 22 ... Nxf6; 23 Rd7+. Now there are several variations:

(a) 23 ... Nxd7; 24 Rxd7+, Qc7; 25 Qxc7#.
(b) 23 ... Qc7; 24 Rxc7+, Kb8; 25 Qc8#.
(c) 23 ... Kc6; 24 Rc7#.
(d) 23 ... Kc8; 24 Rc7+ (double check), Kd8; 25 Rxc5, Bxc5; 26 Ne4. White has 2 Pawns and the Queen against 2 Rooks, but it seems as if after a few checks, Black will lose one of his Rooks.

Jul-16-04
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  suenteus po 147: Thanks, <zb2cr>, that is most helpful in understanding this game. Also, you meant to write: (a) 23...Nxd7; 24 <Qxd7+,> Qc7; 25 Qxc7#
Jul-16-04  zb2cr: <suenteus_po_147>, so I did. Thanks for the correction.
May-23-07  nhat8121: I dont see any problem with Qxf5
Jan-29-09  jrofrano: I think the problem here was 15. ... a6? this just seems to waste a tempo and lose the game. It seems also his idea of c5, was perhaps a move premature, instead on 13. ... 0-0-0 then the thematic c5 break. Black wastes too much time and white does a fine job of punishing him for his innacuracies.
Jul-04-09  WhiteRook48: after 22...Qxf5 23 Rxf5. Black's a piece down
Sep-03-14  sls: How come? Only two pawns down.
Jan-26-16  jerseybob: I've always had trouble believing this sac is totally sound. Since black's a piece up, why not try and maximize that advantage, even if it costs a few pawns? After 19.Re6, the black king is semi-safe for the time being, so why not 19..Bd6!? blocking the d-file and threatening things like Nf8 or Nc5. Now if 20.Qg7,Rg8 grabs an open file. Black's pieces might actually start working together!(if he's not mated of course)
Feb-18-16  thegoodanarchist: The GOTD pun could be:

Berger Meister

Feb-18-16  thegoodanarchist: < WhiteRook48: after 22...Qxf5 23 Rxf5. Black's a piece down>

Nope. Try again.

22...Qxf5 23.Rxf5 Nc6 and Black is two pawns down but maybe.... Ah, forget it. Two pawns down in the endgame? Resignation was sensible.

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