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Simon Winawer vs Henry Edward Bird
Vienna (1882), Vienna AUH, rd 9, May-20
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation. Traditional (B25)  ·  1-0



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Feb-22-08  Knight13: It looked like White was getting squeezed to death at first and then suddenly... :-O
Feb-22-08  percyblakeney: Bird played well until he missed the winning 36. ... Rxg2 37. Rxg2 d2:

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White has nothing better than Rxd2 exd2 and black wins thanks to Qh4+ followed by Qe1 and the pawn promotes.

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  Straclonoor: <Bird played well until he missed the winning 36. ... Rxg2 37. Rxg2 d2:> Yes. It goes to win for black

36....Rh6 also enough for win

Analysis by Stockfish 230120 64 BMI2:

1. -+ (-#23): 36...Rxg2 37.Kxg2 dxc2 38.Qc1 Qg5+ 39.Kh3 Qxh5+ 40.Kg2 Qg5+ 41.Kh3 Qh6+ 42.Kg2 e2 43.Qxh6 gxh6 44.Kf2 c1Q 45.Kxe2 Qxc4+ 46.Ke3 Qxa2 47.f4 Qa3+ 48.Kd2 Qf3 49.f5 Qxe4 50.Kc3 Kf7 51.Kb3 Kf6 52.Kb2 Kxf5 53.Kc3 Ke5 54.Kb3 Kd5 55.Ka2 Qe2+ 56.Kb3 Qd2 57.Ka4 Qb2 58.Ka5 Qa3#

2. -+ (-6.68): 36...Rh6 37.Rb2 Qxf3 38.Kg1 Qxh5 39.Rb8+ Kf7 40.Qf1+ Ke6 41.Qf5+ Qxf5 42.exf5+ Kxf5 43.Rf8+ Rf6 44.Rd8 e2 45.Re8 d2 46.Rf2+ Kg6 47.Rg2+ Kf7 48.Re7+ Kxe7 49.Rxe2+ Re6 50.Rxd2 Re5 51.Rg2 Kf6 52.Rf2+ Rf5 53.Rd2 Rc5 54.Rd4 h5 55.Rf4+ Kg6 56.a4 a5 57.Kg2 Kh6 58.Re4 g5 59.Kg3 Kg6 60.Re6+ Kf5 61.Re8 h4+ 62.Kh3 Rxc4 63.Rf8+ Ke6 64.Re8+ Kf6 65.Rf8+ Kg7

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