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Samuel Lipschutz vs Mikhail Chigorin
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 32, May-07
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Lipschuetz outplays Chigorin, and then destroys his K-side with a deadly N sacrifice 24.Nxg7!

19...Nge3? is the wrong N; 19...Nde3 20.b4 Nxf1 21.Rxf1 Qh5 22.Nxe6 fxe6 23.Rxf8+ Kxf8 24.Bxc7 b5 and Chigorin is still in the game.

Oct-22-04  tintin: What a brilliant sacrifice. I love the Vienna, second only to the Reti (in my opinion)
Jul-17-09  Knight13: 27...Qh7 would've worked better.

12...Nxf4 is good. Trades off the two bishops in an open position.

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  Phony Benoni: After <27...Qh7>:

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Black doesn't get mated on the move, but things won't work out any better for him: <28.Qg5+ Qg6 29.Re5>:

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White plans to move his queen off g5 then post the rook there, and there's nothing Black can do about that. If 29...Qxg5 30.Rxg5+ Kh7/h8 31.Rf4, and Black can only spite on.

Another case where opposite colored bishops practically give the attacker a piece advantage. Black might be better off if his ♗e6 were off the board!

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