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William Ewart Napier vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 11, Feb-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Honza Cervenka: 19...Bc8 was probably a mistake. After 19...Nd6 20.bxa4 Bf5 21.Qb3 Qxe2 22.c5 Ne4 black seems to be okay. Also 19...axb3 was playable.

Napier played the endgame terribly. 40.Kg5 or 41.a4 Ke6 42.Kg5 would have won the game easily.

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  Benzol: <Honza> When are you going to fill in your own bio?
Aug-28-14  Karpova: Right after the game, Hermann Neustadtl demonstrated the following winning lines for White after 39...f5 [Diagram]

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A) 40.Kg5 Kf7 41.f4 Kg7 42.a4 Kf7 43.Kh6 Kf6 44.Kh7 Kf7 45.a6 bxa6 46.a5 Kf6 47.Kg8

B) 40.Kg5 Ke5 41.Kxg6 Kd4 42.Kxf5 Kxc4 43.g4 Kd3 44.g5 c4 45.g6 c3 46.g7 c2 47.g8=Q c1=Q 48.Qd5+

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', July-August 1906, p. 261

(in line B, the illegal 48.Qd3+ is given, but 48.Qd5+ is legal and looks fine (and gives check))

Apr-26-17  Straclonoor: Pawn endgame initially won
Analysis by Stockfish 090417 64 POPCNT:
(7.64): 39.Ke4 f5+ 40.Kf4 Kf6 41.f3 Ke6 42.Kg5 Ke5 43.Kxg6 Kd4 44.Kxf5 Kxc4 45.g4 Kd3 46.gxh5 c4 47.h6 c3 48.h7 c2 49.h8Q c1Q 50.Qe5 Qh6 51.Kg4 Qg6+ 52.Qg5 Qc6 53.h5 Ke2 54.Qe5+ Kf1 55.Kg5 Qc2 56.h6 Qg2+ 57.Kh5 Qh3+ 58.Kg6 Qg2+ 59.Qg5 Qc2+ 60.Qf5 Qg2+ 61.Qg4 Qc2+ 62.Qe4 Qg2+ 63.Kf6 Qb2+ 64.Kf5 Qh8 65.Qe6 Qh7+ 66.Kg5 Qd3 67.Qe5 Qd8+ 68.Kh5 Qd7 69.f4 Qh3+ 70.Kg5 Qg3+ 71.Kf6 Qh3 72.Qa1+ Ke2 73.Qa2+ Kd1 74.Qd5+ Kc1 75.Qc5+ Kd2 76.Qg5 Qd7 77.f5+ Kc2 78.Qg2+ Kb1 79.Qe4+ Kb2 80.Qe5+ Kc1 81.Qe3+ Kb2
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