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Mikhail Chigorin vs Isidor Gunsberg
Chigorin - Gunsberg (1890), Havana CUB, rd 9, Jan-15
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Goering Attack (C51)  ·  0-1



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Apr-23-06  percyblakeney: Chigorin missed <22. Rc1+ Kb5 23. Qb3+ Ka6 24. Rc5 Bxc5 25. Qa4+ Kb6 26. Rb1+ Bb4 27. Qxb4 Kc6 28. Qb5#>

<23. ... Ka5> doesn't help either: <24. Qa3+ Kb5 25. Rb1+ Kc6 26. Qa4+ Kd5 27. Qb3+ Kc5 28. Rbc1+ Kd4 29. Qd1#>

Oct-18-07  RookFile: Evidently this game was played during a time when the draw by threefold repetition was not in effect.
Dec-12-11  Kinan: What the..?
It should be the game of the day some time.
Dec-12-11  psmith: <percyblakeney> Even better was 21. Rac1!! which mates in 4. (Found by Fritz, not me.)
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  offramp: <psmith: <percyblakeney> Even better was 21. Rac1!! which mates in 4. (Found by Fritz, not me.)>

Yes! And here is an oddity!

White has just played 21.Qd1+

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Black responded with 21...Kc5.
White should now have played 22.Rc1+
There would have followed
22... Kb5 23. Qb3+ Ka5 24. Qa3+ Kb5 25. Rb1+ Kc6 26. Qa4+ Kd5 27. Qb3+ Kc5 28. Rbc1+ Kd4 29. Qd1# which is this position:

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Do you see the difference?
I believe that is called an oscillating triangulation.

Mar-15-20  MarcBernstein: What a crazy game. I ran through it using stockfish 11, letting it run, usually well past 30 ply. I quit analyzing when Chigorin missed 21. Rac1 with a forced mate in 4. It is notable that the unsound looking 11. Bxf7! is quite sound and leads to a draw with correct play. The annotation here is incorrect in assigning a "?" to 11. Bxf7. 11. Nd5 is also good. Check it out yourself.

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