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Johann Nepomuk Berger vs Jean Taubenhaus
Hamburg (1885)  ·  Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Variation (C77)  ·  0-1
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  Honza Cervenka: Taubenhaus pressed his opponent sorely but he missed the winning shot 38...Ng3+! 39.Nxg3 hxg3 40.Qxg4+ (40.Nxg4? Rh8+ 41.Kg1 Qh7 42.Nxe5+ Bxe5 43.Qg4+ Kf7 and black wins.) 40...Rg5 41.Qf3 gxf2 42.Rxf2 Bf5 with decisive advantage of black.

Later he overlooked a simple fork and instead of giving up an exchange he decided to sac the Queen. It was not sound but with a little (or rather big) help of the opponent he finally turned the table and won the game.

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  whiteshark: After <55.Qe2!> Fritz gives it +11. Threats are either Qe6+ or Qe8+.

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