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Victor Leonard Wahltuch vs Reginald Pryce Michell
Hastings (1919), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Aug-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Variation (D60)  ·  1-0



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  offramp: A very good game, a roller coaster.

White plays 17.Bh6xg7.

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It is a bit like the Lasker-Bauer ♗♗-sac, because later White plays
21.Qd7, forking Black's bishops.

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But even after all this excitement the game is still more or less level.
White makes a mistake with

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26.e4. This opens up the a7-g1 diagonal too much.
26...Rg8! This threatens a mating attack with ...Rxg2+ and ...Qg4+.
27.g3 Qh3
There is now a threat of mate beginning with ...Rxg3+, owing to the pin on the f2-pawn.
28.Rd4, blocking the bishop.
28...Rg5. Where do you think this rook is going?

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29...Bxd4. He could have ignored this rook and played 29...Rh5, or ...Rc8 followed by ...Rh5.

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30...Kg8? What is going on? ...Rh5 is best.
31.e6 Qxe6.

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Black is a clear exchange ahead.
White advances his pawns.

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Black has trouble with that rook. If 36...Rg5, then 37.e6 wins. In fact, the rook is trapped.
The final position:

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Black could have won!
He should have played ...Rh5!

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Round 4 (Thursday, August 14)
from Hastings 1919 by Phony Benoni

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