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Albert Whiting Fox vs Carl Schlechter
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 6, May-03
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Henneberger Variation (D63)  ·  1-0



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  OBIT: A shocking collapse by Schlecter in this game. Possibly the idea behind 29...Kh5 was to bring the king forward to assist in a mating attack. It's a definite miscalculation, however, as Black is the one who gets caught in the mating net.

Time pressure may have been a factor (the first TC was at move 30), but I think that's all the more reason to avoid a move as double-edged as 29...Kh5. Instead, 29...Kh7 seems a lot more prudent. Since 30. Nxf7 loses to 30...Qc1+ 31. Kh2 Qf4+ followed by Qxf7 and 30. Nd7 can be met by 30...g7, giving the king a safe square on g7, Black keeps his two-pawn advantage.

Apr-25-09  vonKrolock: <33.♕d6>

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...♔h4?? But only after this black is losing - This was one of Schlechter's anthological 'lost won-games'...

Apr-29-15  fenno: Timely simplification with 32. - Qf6 (and if 33. Qe8, then Qe6) would have lead to a prosaic victory for Schlechter.
Oct-06-19  spingo:

It all goes badly Pete Tong for Schlechter. This must e Foxy's biggest scalp.

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