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Georgiy Stepanov (Schneideman) vs Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky
Leningrad, USSR (1926)
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Stahlberg Variation (E23)  ·  0-1


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  Benzol: <ravel5184: <>, have you looked at the PGN for this game <Stepanov-Romanovsky> submitted by User: Benzol?>

Well <ravel> here it is.

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  centralfiles: is 22.cxd5 exd5+ 23.♔xd5 that bad that white resigns?! 23...♖xa3 is met with ♕b2+
23...♗e6+ ♔d6 or 23...♗b7 is good but it doesnt seem to be over yet
Jul-09-09  schroedingers cat: <centralfiles> After 23... Be6+ 24. Kd6 Rd8+ if white takes the bishop he loses queen with Nd4+

if white takes the knight he loses queen with Rc8+

if White instead decides to play Kc7 after Rf7+ Kxc6 Rc8+ white loses the queen. (or with (after Kxc6) Bd7+ with Bf5+ to folllow)

So my personal opinion is that it's that bad, since affter black's done white will be a rook down.

(Btw. Amazing game)

Jul-29-09  mworld: so much going on in this one! I'm surprised no puzle has been created from it yet.
Jan-12-12  LoveThatJoker: "20...?" Would make a good Friday or Saturday puzzle.


Sep-01-14  Mayoigo2: Well, wiki gives it deserved attention :

Mar-26-16  Bruce Graham: Stepanov stepped on. Lovely ending!
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