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John Cochrane vs Somacarana
Calcutta (1858)
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  0-1


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  claia: Why White resigns? It is slightly better!
Black king is not safe (e.g. 39...Ra8 then 40. Rc7+ and mate next move) and his queenside pawns are easy prey. The only move for Black is 39...Re8, but the White queen is not trapped. The following is quite forced: 40. Qd6+ Qxd6 41. Rxa6+ Kb7 42. Rxd6 Rcd8 43. Rb6+ Ka7 and now eventually 44. Kf2. I prefer White game! Maybe White thought he blundered and would loose his queen after 39...Re8... ?!
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  optimal play: I agree. White is definitely better. It's also strange that White moved 39.Ra7 and then resigned. I haven't found this game on any other database but I think that either the score is wrong or incomplete because there's no logical reason why White would resign at that point.
Dec-01-14  iamsheaf: Ra7 is a mistake it allows Re8... Re8 Re7 Rxe7 fxe7 Qd7 ... e7 pawn can't be defended...
Apr-06-15  ColdSong: Strangely enough,long time before the Caro Kann defence was named,in the very first Caro Kann in this base,both of the adversaries' names contains all the sounds of "Caro Kann".Accident ? I'm afraid not.
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