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I Tannenwurzel vs John Duryea Elwell
Brooklyn CC-Rice CC (1909), New York, NY USA, Mar-13
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance Variation (B00)  ·  0-1


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  InspiredByMorphy: <Crafty> What does your analysis provide regarding 41.Rxd5 ?
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  InspiredByMorphy: White wins with 41.Rxd5!. 41. ...cxd5 42.Qxd5+ Kf8 43.Ne6+ Ke8 44.Nc7+ Rxc7 45.bxc7 Qxc7 (forced) 46.Qg8+ Kd7 47.Qxg6 and with so much central pressure it seems incredibly difficult to defend the remaining a-pawn of blacks. White has gained four pawns (and possibly soon a fifth), and an attacking position for a minor piece.
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  crafty: 41. ♖xd5 cxd5 42. ♕xd5+ ♔f8 43. ♘e6+ ♔e8 44. ♘f4   (eval 4.82; depth 13 ply; 100M nodes)
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  InspiredByMorphy: Craftys analysis:

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Thanks Crafty.

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  Phony Benoni: There's a little question about White's 22nd move, in this position:

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At this point, the score in the American Chess Bulletin (May 1909, p. 115) reads <22.R-Q3> (22.Rd3), obviously a typo. Our score interprets this as 22.Rd1, but this seems a very unlikely move to me.

So I'm thinking <23.Rc1> may be correct. In ACB-speak, that would be <22.R-QB>, and it seems to me that 22.R-Q3 would more likely be a typo for that move. In addition, 22.Rc1, with th eidea of pushing c3-c4 eventually, seems a more logical idea to me than anything prepared by 22.Rd1.

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May, p. 115 [Game 131 / 1667]
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