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Carl Schlechter vs Rudolf Swiderski
Monte Carlo (1904), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 2, Feb-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tarrasch Defense. Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Swiderski overlooks that he cannot prevent mate, there is nothing wrong with <27...hxg6>.
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  offramp: After 24...Bg2-h1,

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...I'd have said to black, "What have you taken?"

Later, white plays 27.hxg6

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Poor Swiderski must have had a hallucination in this position. He took the bishop on a2 and was mated. He may have been worried about something like 27...hxg6 28.Bb1 Δ29.Bxg6 . A strange ending!

Feb-01-18  Retireborn: A very interesting if somewhat messy game.

Presumably Schlechter simply overlooked 23...Bxg2, but his 23.h4 is not a blunder if correctly followed up with 24.f5. Nevertheless the immediate 23.f5 must be stronger, and could lead to very obscure complications.

What should happen after the better 27...hxg6? Houdini thinks that <offramp>'s 28.Bb1 is comfortably parried with 28...Be4. It offers 28.Bxd5 Rxd5 29.Qg2 Bf8 30.b4 Nd7 31.Rdc1 Rxc3 32.Rxc3 Nb6 33.Kh2 Nc4 34.Nxe6! fxe6 35.Qxg6+ Qg7 36.Qe8 (threat 37.Rg3) Qh7+ 37.Rh3 Qf5 38.Rg3+ Kh8 39.Rh3+, and all's well that ends well, as Willy Shakespeare used to say after he'd tossed off another one.

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