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Mikhail Chigorin vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Chigorin - Tarrasch (1893), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 22, Nov-14
French Defense: Chigorin Variation (C00)  ·  1-0



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Jan-30-07  FHBradley: I wonder whether 14... e5 might have been a good move, instead of 14 Nd7.
Apr-02-09  Lastwarrior: what a dangerous passed e-pawn.
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  Chessical: "<FHBradley: I wonder whether 14... e5 might have been a good move">

It is interesting, but it does not quite seem to work for Black. For example:

<14... e5> 15. fxe5 Bxg4 16. exf6 (Not 16. Bc4+?? Qe6) 16... Rae8+ 17. Kf2 Ne4+ 18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19. Bc4+ Kh8 20. f7 Bxf3 21. Kxf3 Re7

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Dec-22-18  siggemannen: Why not 20...Rxg4?
Oct-18-19  Straclonoor: Instead of 50.Kf5 moves 50.Ne6+ & Rf5 was more powerful.

Analysis by Stockfish 120919 64 POPCNT:

1. +- (68.26): 50.Ne6+ Kf7 51.Nd8+ Kg7 52.Rf5 Rc6 53.Rf8 a6 54.Rxe8 Re6 55.Nxe6+ Kf7 56.Rb8 Kxe7 57.Rxb6 a5 58.Nxc5 a4 59.bxa4 Kf8 60.Rf6+ Ke8 61.Rh6 Ke7 62.Rxh7+ Kd6 63.Ne4+ Kd5 64.g6 Ke6 65.g7 Kf7 66.a5

2. +- (9.59): 50.Rf5 Bf7 51.Ke5 Rxf8 52.exf8Q+ Kxf8 53.Rf6 Ke8 54.Rc6 Kd7 55.Rh6 Bg6 56.h4 Bb1 57.h5 Ke8 58.Re6+ Kf7 59.Rc6 Ke8 60.Rc7 a6 61.Ra7 a5 62.Rb7 Kd8 63.Rxb6 Kc7 64.Rb5 Kc6 65.Rxa5 Bc2 66.Ra6+ Kb5 67.Ra7 Kb4 68.Ra4+ Kb5 69.Rc4 Bd3 70.a4+ Kb6 71.Rc3 Kc6

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