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Albert Hodges vs Carl Schlechter
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 15, May-19
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Normal (B40)  ·  0-1



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Mar-02-05  CambridgeSprings1904: As in other electronic sources, Hodges is incorrectly shown as the winner of this game. In fact, Schlechter won this game. In the 120 Cambridge Springs 1904 games alone, I have found many errors. (This is not a criticism of The problem arose because in the early days of computer chess databases, somebody was a little sloppy in entering moves & game results. In the electronic world we live in, these errors are perpetuated.) For more information, go to my website at
Mar-03-05  CambridgeSprings1904: It looks like the mistake has been corrected. I believe Schlechter (Black) has mate in 5 in the final position: 56. Kg1 Bd3+ 57. Kh2 Qe2+ 58. Kg1 Qe1+ 59. Kh2 Qg3+ 60. Kh1 Be4#

This is courtesy of "ckr" who has done a lot of work scrubbing a pgn file, which will soon be available on my site.

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After 36... Bd6? the Bishop end game was drawn until White panicked with 44.d7: 44. Be2 and for example 44... e3+ 45.Kf3 Ke5 46.Kg2 and Black cannot play Kd5 because 47. Bxh5 even wins for White (47... Bb5 48.Be2!).

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