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Ernst Gruenfeld vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 18, May-10
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0



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Dec-16-03  Dick Brain: a brisk winning combination by gruenfeld starting on move 49.
Dec-16-03  aragorn69: How appropriate that GRUENFELD launched a decisve attack through his DARK bishop... and that the dark squares are green on my screen.
Dec-16-03  Catfriend: LOL
It seems as though White said after his 49 move:
"Please, please take my qween!"
"I refuse!"
"Then I"ll force you to accept the sac!"
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  wwall: Perhaps 45...Nc6 was better.

46...dxc4 seems best. If 47.Qa3 (or 47.Qb4), then 47...Nc6. If 47.Qb2, then 47...Bd5.

After 47.Qh3, White threatens 48.Qf8+ Bg8 49.Nxf5 Qf7 50.Rxg8+ Qxg8 51.Qf6+ Qg7 52.Qxg7 mate.

If 49...Bg6, then 50.Bf6+ Qg7 (50...Kg8 51.Nh6 mate) 51.Bxg7+ Kg8 52.Qe7 (threatening 53.Nh6 mate) h6 53.Bf6 and 54.Nxh6 mate. If 49...Rxa3, then 50.Bf6+ Ng7 51.Bxg7+ Kg8 52.Nh6 mate. If 49...Bg8, then 50.Bf6+ Ng7 51.Qf8 h6 52.Bxg7+ Kh7 53.Be5 and 54.Qxg8 mate.

50.Bf6+ also mates. If 50...Ng7 (50...Kh7 51.Qf8 Nxf8 52.Rg7+ Kh8 53.Rxf7+ Kg8 54.Nxh6 mate), then 51.Rxg7 Rxa3 52.Rxf7+ Kg8 53.Nxh6 mate.

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