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Georg Schories vs John James O'Hanlon
BCF-ch 3rd First Class (1906), Shrewsbury, Aug-??
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0
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Apr-18-19
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  fredthebear: A copycat start is common in the French Defense, Exchange Variation.

To relieve pressure on h7, Black exchanged queens down material by 16...QxQh5. Black is worse and needs open lines for his long range pieces to become active. The king should consider attacking.

White brings up the rest of his forces toward the kingside action. The final move, a simple threat 26.Bh7 is effective. Removing the defender Rg8 allows Bg6+, winning the exchange had play continued. (If the Rg8 remains there, it obviously will be captured.) After the bishop is recaptured, White shall remain ahead on material by a full knight. Black's resignation was in order as he struggled to find a plan.

Unusual final position with three White minor pieces on the h-file. Whoever said knights on the rim are dim, their chances are slim?

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