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Alexander Wagner vs Rudolf Spielmann
Berlin (1903), Berlin GER
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  0-1


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May-28-09  zanshin: I've always wondered how Spielman's sacrifices would fare under modern engine analysis. According to Rybka 3, the rook sac on f2 could have come earlier.

Instead of <20...d4>, Spielman could have played <20...Rxf2> immediately.

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[-6.06] d=15 20...Rxf2 (0:05.20) 46432kN

A possible line is (20...Rxf2 21.Rb3 Ref8 22.Bg2 Rd2 23.Qe1 Nd3 24.Rxd3 Rxd3 25.g4 Qf4)

He almost throws away the win with <20...d4>. Black's best defense might be to return the exchange.

[-2.01] d=18 21.Rxe5 Rxe5 22.Qd2 Rfe4 23.Qxg5 Rxg5 24.Rd1 Rge5 25.Rd2 Be8 26.f4 Re7 27.Kf2 Bf7 28.b3 g5 29.Bg2 Re3 30.fxg5 R7e5 31.Rxd4 Re2 32.Kf3 Rxa2 33.Kf4 Re7 34.Bf3 (0:09.25) 74569kN

Mar-23-14  SpiritedReposte: <zanshin> iiiinteresting, thanks for that.
Aug-19-16  WorstPlayerEver: Puzzle alert! I also played 20... Rf2

However, it was wrong according to chess com (first diagram).

Anyway, the interesting part comes after 21. Kf2 Rf8 22. Ke2 Nc4

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