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Emmanuel Schiffers vs Mikhail Chigorin
St Petersburg m1 (1880), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 1
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Closed Bernstein Variation (C66)  ·  0-1
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Jan-22-13
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  Chessical: Schiffers loses what appears to be a drawn K+P ending by miscounting who will have the move with <44. Ke3?> .


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<44. hxg5!> fxg5 45. f4

and now either pawn capture leads to a draw by the same method:

<45...gxf4> 46. gxf4 exf4 47. e5 h4 48. e6 h3 49. e7 h2 50. e8=Q h1=Q 51. Qe4+ Qxe4+ =

or:

<45...exf4> 46. gxf4 gxf4 47. e5 h4 48. e6 h3 49. e7 h2 50. e8=Q h1=Q 51. Qe4+ =

Nov-29-14  Knight13: White trades down to a slightly(?) inferior Knight vs. Bishop ending starting with 12. Bxf6. But 12. f3 Bc5+ (to prevent Kf2) 13. Kh1 c6 14. Nc3 Rd6 looks better for Black. And 12. Nxc7 Raf8 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Nd5 Rxc2 15. Rab1 seems a bit too risky because Black has the option of Bg5.
Nov-29-14  beatgiant: <Chessical>
If true that 44. hxg5 draws, then Black's 43...Kb4 should be improved by <43...gxh4> 44. gxh4 and only then 44...Kb4, which looks like a win.
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