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Isidor Gunsberg vs Mikhail Chigorin
Chigorin - Gunsberg (1890), Havana CUB, rd 16, Jan-31
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System (D04)  ·  0-1



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Oct-18-07  RookFile: The opening becomes more or less a Slav opening for black where he's developed his queenside bishop outside the pawn chain. Very solid setup for black, and very hard to breakdown.
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  offramp: 51.Nxe6 loses the game. He was counting on ...fxe6 and 52.Rxe4; but these things rarely work out.
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  Honza Cervenka: Why not 16...Bh2+ and only then 17...Bxd3 with extra piece? Also 29...Bf5 30.Qh5 c5! 31.dxc5 bxc5 32.bxc5 Qd4+ 33.Kf1 e3 looks much better than the text continuation.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Honza Cervenka: Why not 16...Bh2+ and only then 17...Bxd3 with extra piece?>

I'd guess Chigorin missed 16...Bh2+ 17. Kh1 Bxd3 18. gxf6 Qg3!, and only calculated 16...Bh2+ 17. Kh1 Bxd3 18. gxf6 Bxf1? 19. Qxf1...

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...and now 19...Qg3 20.Qe2 or 19...Qd7 20.Qg2, winning the trapped bishop in either case.

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