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Richard Teichmann vs Mikhail Chigorin
Berlin (1897), Berlin GER, rd 6, Sep-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Main Line (D07)  ·  0-1



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Mar-23-04  InspiredByMorphy: A nice display of patience and attack by Chigorin!
Apr-07-05  Runemaster: Yes, very nice. Chig is known for his knight play, but in this ending he shows the strength of bishop against knight.

The series of moves by his rook along Black's fourth rank is unusual and striking. When White in frustration exchanges the roaming rook off, the minor piece ending is good for Black.

47...g5! was important, clearing the e5 square for the bishop. Once it gets there, with Black's a4 pawn clamping down White's 'b' pawn, there is really no hope for White.

Oct-09-05  fred lennox: The chigoin defense is one that favors offensive play but is not without it's defesive points. Here are the ways it typically reduces white's attacking chances.

Half the minor pieces get exchanged

White's pawn's lack fluidity and are weaker.

Making these 2 points more marked, a queenless middlegame is frequent.

Black usually is able to keep the files closed, restraining if not reducing attacking chances especially since white has the bishop(s).

Oct-10-05  Poisonpawns: Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1995 This line basically refutes the defense.
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  IMlday: Just the move order. 1.♘f3 ♘c6 or 1.d4 ♘c6 2.♘f3 d5 avoids Kasparov's variation.
Oct-20-05  fred lennox: In the Kasparov game it's been conceded the move 10...Be6 misses the boat. Morozevich suggested...b6 so to Bb7, which is more to the point.
May-13-08  smarterthanbobby: lennox nice comments...
Jun-03-19  Ulhumbrus: After 14 Be2 Black avoids parting with his king's bishop by 14...Bd8. This suggests 14 Nxe7+ Nxe7 15 f3.

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