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Jacques Mieses vs Mikhail Chigorin
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 7, May-05
Danish Gambit: Accepted. Chigorin Defense (C21)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: For the sharp Danish Gambit, Chigorin says take the money and run with 5 ... Qe7 6. Nc3 c6. If 7. Qc2 d6 8. 0-0-0 Be6 9. Be2 Nd7 10. Nf3 Nc5 & 11 ... 0-0-0. If 7. Nge2 b5 8. Bb3 a5 9. Rc1 Na6 10. 0-0 Nc5 & later 0-0. So if 7. Qb3 b5 8. Bd3/Be2 Na6 & 9 ... Nc5 looks solid, although it rules out 0-0-0 later.

hmattos47-tpstar0 (Yahoo 7/1/04): 1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. c3 dc 4. Bc4 cb 5. Bxb2 Qe7 6. Nc3 c6 7. Qb3 d6 (7 ... b5 8. Bd3/Be2 Na6) 8. Nge2 Be6 9. 0-0 Bxc4 10. Qxc4 Nd7 11. Nd4 Nb6 12. Qb3 Qc7 13. Rc1 Ne7 14. Ncb5!? Qd7 15. Nc3 g6 16. f4 Bg7 17. Nce2 0-0 18. f5 Be5 19. f6 Nec8 20. Ba1 Qd8 21. Qf3 Nd7 22. Nf5!? Bxf6 23. Nh6+ Kg7 24. Bxf6+ Qxf6?! (24 ... Nxf6 & 25 ... Ng8) 25. Qh3 Qg5? (25 ... Qe7) 26. Nxf7! Rxf7 27. Rxf7+ Kxf7 28. Qxd7+ Ne7?! (28 ... Qe7 29. Rf1+ Kg7) 29. Rf1+ Kg7 30. Nf4 1-0.

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  tpstar: zapulla2000-tpstar0 (Yahoo 8/25/04): 1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. c3 dc 4. Bc4 cb 5. Bxb2 Qe7 6. Nc3 c6 7. Nge2 d6 (7 ... b5 & 8 ... Na6 next time) 8. 0-0 Be6 9. Bxe6 fxe6!? 10. f4 Nd7 11. Qb3 Nc5 12. Qc4 Nh6 13. f5 e5 14. a4 (else 14 ... b5 15. Qb4 a5 16. Qa3 b4) Ng4 15. Rf3 Nf6 16. Rd1 Qc7 17. Ba3 Qb6 18. Bxc5!? Qxc5+ 19. Qxc5 dxc5 20. h3 Kf7 21. g4 h6 22. a5 Be7 23. Na4 Rhd8 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Rc3!? Nxe4 26. Re3 Nf6 (26 ... Nd2! 27. Rxe5?? Nf3+) 27. Rxe5 Bd6 28. Re6 Re8 29. Rxe8 Nxe8 and Black won (0-1).
Sep-12-04  clocked: yet another example of dogmatic play by past masters...
Sep-12-04  clocked: What is the record for most moves from the start without either of black's bishops moving?
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  tpstar: cheleuca-tpstar0 (Yahoo 4/29/05): 1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. c3 dc 4. Bc4 cb 5. Bxb2 Qe7 6. Nc3 c6 7. Nf3 d6 8. 0-0 Be6 9. Bxe6 fxe6 10. Qb3 Na6 11. Nd4 Nc5 12. Qc2 Nh6 13. Rad1 e5 14. Ndb5!? cxb5 15. Nxb5 Qd7 16. a4 a6 17. Nxd6+?! Bxd6 18. Bxe5 Bxe5! 19. Rxd7 Nxd7 (four pieces) 20. f4 Bd4+ 21. Kh1 Ng4 22. Rb1 Nf2+ 23. Kg1 Nxe4+ 24. Kf1 Ndc5 25. Rxb7! 0-0! 26. Re7 Rxf4+ 27. Ke1 Bc3+ 28. Kd1 Rd8+ 29. Kc1 Rf1+ 0-1.
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  tpstar: zapulla2000-tpstar0 (Yahoo 5/18/05): 7. Nge2 d6 8. 0-0 Be6 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. f4 Nc5 11. Bc2 Bg4 (11 ... Bc4!?) 12. h3 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 0-0-0 14. Qg4+ Qd7 15. Qf3 h5 16. Ne2 Rh6!? (16 ... f6) 17. Bd4 Ne7 18. Qa3 b6 19. Qb4 Kb7 20. a4 a5 21. Qc3 f6 22. Rab1 Ra8 23. Bxc5 dxc5 24. Rfd1 Qc7 25. Qxc5 Nd5! 26. Qf2 Nb4 27. Nd4 Bc5 28. Kh1 Bxd4 29. Qxd4?? Nxc2 and Black won (0-1).
Dec-15-05  popski: This 'money' is extremely hard to hold, but 5...♕e7 indeed looks most promising move. Interesting, Chigorin used to put his queen in front of his king also in French defence playing white.
Dec-11-07  psmith: Here's something interesting I found with the help of Fritz 5.32. In this game, 17. ♖c3!, with the idea of ♖g3, seems to be a major improvement.

Here's some analysis:

17. ♖c3

(a) 17...h6 18. ♖g3 ♕h7 19. ♘xg7+ ♗xg7 20. ♖xg7 ♕xg7 21. ♘f5 ♕g6 22. ♕d6

(b) 17... h5 18. ♖g3 ♕h7 19. ♘xg7+
♗xg7 20. ♖xg7 ♕xg7 21. ♘f5 ♕g6 22. ♕d6

(c) 17... ♗b7 18. ♖g3 ♕h5 19. ♕d3

(d) 17...♖g8 18. ♖g3 ♕h5 19. ♕d3

(e) 17... ♘xe4 18. ♕e2 d5 (18... ♔d8 19. ♕xe4 d5 20. ♕e5) 19. ♖xc6

(f) 17... a4 18. bxa4 bxa4 19. ♖g3 ♕h5 20. ♕a1 ♘g4 (20... ♘xe4 21. ♖e1 d5 22. ♖g5) 21. h3 d5 22. ♖xg4 ♗xf5 23. ♖g5

Advantage White in all cases.

Dec-11-07  psmith: Also, 21. ♕xb5 leads to equality.
Jan-24-18  Saniyat24: What a great reply was 26...Qb1+ by Chigorin...!
Jan-24-18  Saniyat24: I also liked Mieses' 45.Nb3
Nov-10-19  cunctatorg: Stimulating, tasty and quite interesting fighting chess!
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