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William Crane vs Julius Leigh Jacobsen
AUS-ch match (1897), Sydney AUS, Nov-01
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  0-1
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Oct-13-17  optimal play: 37.Nh6+ is okay (obviously 37.bxc4 is no good), but better is 37.Ne7+! Rxe7 38.bxc4 dxc4 39.Rb5 ±

42.Nh6 (again) is okay, but better is the straightforward 42.Rxc5 going up two pawns. Perhaps Crane was worried about 42.Rxc5 d3 43.cxd3 Nxd3+ winning the Rook, but white avoids this with 43.Rc8 dxc2 44.Nh6! wins

62.Nb2? Rc1+! Crane has gone from a winning position to trying to save the game.

71...Nf3! wins

This was the third game in the match between William Crane and Julius Leigh Jacobsen played in Sydney between 25th October & 6th December 1897.

The match was won by Jacobsen 7-1

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