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Fyodor Duz-Khotimirsky vs Mikhail Chigorin
"Easy Dus It" (game of the day Aug-07-2013)
Moscow Chess Club t (1907), Moscow RUE, Mar-24
Old Indian Defense: General (A53)  ·  1-0

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Nov-29-06  Chicago Chess Man: 26. Be5! I totally would've played 26 Pxe6 with a material advantage but no quick win.
Sep-26-08  Endangered71: I was looking at 26. Nxd6. If 26...Qxd6 then 27. fxe6 Qf8 (to prevent mate) 28. Bg7!

This might be a puzzle some day.

Feb-25-09  Hugh the Drover: This combination apparently starts at 19. Rc6, an unexpected sacrifice of the exchange, but to what purpose? The best I can tell is it moves Black's Knight away from a defense of f6, but even then nothing is obvious except for Dus-Chotimirski's big kingside attack to checkmate Chigorin.
Nov-18-09  Dravus: Dus spake Chotimirski.
Aug-07-13
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  Phony Benoni: I like <Dravus>' pun better.
Aug-07-13
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: To my mind, Dus Chotimirsky was possibly the most erratic yet dangerous chess player ever. Whom else in chess history--not better than IM strength--do you think could play as erratically as today's hero yet rise up and beat the best?
Aug-07-13  ossipossi: Chigorin opening moves look very strange. First nine closed, then out of the blue <d5+c5>.
Aug-07-13  trnbg: After 25...Ne6, almost everything wins for White (26. Bd8 is nice). The quickest win seems to be 26. Ng5, and mate follows immediately, either on g7 (after 26...Nxg5 or ...Nf8), or on h7 / h8.
Aug-07-13  Abdel Irada: <The best I can tell is it moves Black's Knight away from a defense of f6, but even then nothing is obvious except for Dus-Chotimirski's big kingside attack to checkmate Chigorin.>

Isn't that enough?

Aug-07-13  Garech: Very nice!

-Garech

Aug-07-13  Ratt Boy: 9…♘f8 looks wrong to me. White's immediate 10.f5 tells the N to go find somewhere else to live. Maybe 9…d5 is better, but Black is cramped all over. His few developed pieces are all in one another's way. Seems his DSB really needed to sit on g7.
Aug-07-13
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  playground player: That's quite an impressive string of scalps dangling from Chotimirski's belt.
Aug-07-13  TheTamale: Great finish! I shared <Chicago Chess Man>'s surprise at 26) Be5!, vacating the square for his knights rather than going for the quick material gain.
Aug-07-13
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  kevin86: The attack was as strong as Limburger.
Aug-07-13  docbenway: An Englishman-who else-Nezhmetdinov would have my vote.
Aug-07-13  JohnBoy: <An Englishman: ...Whom else in chess history--not better than IM strength--do you think could play as erratically as today's hero yet rise up and beat the best> Jonathan Penrose.
Aug-07-13
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  keypusher: Also, Chigorin died a year later. He was still a creative, challenging player in 1907, but he had lost a lot of strength. Viz

Karlsbad (1907)

Ostend (Championship) (1907)

Aug-07-13  takchess: This game was listed in Bronstein's Open Game book. I believe that Dus-C touched a piece and changed his mind which Bronstein kindly allowed.

Dus Chotimirsky vs Bronstein, 1954

It's cool to think that he played Chigorin and Bronstein

Aug-07-13  sfm: A pearl! A long attack with a number of precise and surprising moves.

How about 17.-,Qb6 to get out of that devastating f6-pin?

Aug-07-13  sfm: <sfm: How about 17.-,Qb6 to get out of that devastating f6-pin?> Oops. Then there's another pin of the e5-bishop, where the rook on e8 is hanging if that bishop recaptures on f6.

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