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Oleg M Romanishin vs Heinz Lehmann
Kiev (1978), Kiev URS, rd 2, Jun-04
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0

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Dec-20-03
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  Benzol: What happens if Black plays 24...♖xc2?
Dec-20-03
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  Chessical: <Benzol>I don't think 24..Rxc2 is a bad idea, but it looks very dangerous. 25.Qxf7 Rxg2 26.Kh1 Re2 27.f6. I would not like to defend this although I cannot see an immediate killer line. BUT why not tweak your idea slightly with 24....<Qxc2>. I think swapping off Q's would equalise, and that Lehmann runs into trouble by later avoiding this.
Dec-20-03
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  kevin86: 33...♔xg8 34f7+ ♔f8 35♗d6+ ♔g7 36f8(♕)+ etc. Child's play.
Dec-20-03  JerseyDevil: <Chessical> I agree with chessical. After proposing an excahange on c2, black would have a pretty good game. If white seeks it, the black rook is on the dnagerous second file gobbling up pawns. If white doesn't he loses a great deal of positional advantages.
Dec-20-03  CapablancaRules: Why "Romanishin the Stone"?
Dec-20-03
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  Benzol: <Chessical; JerseyDevil> Thanks guys, it does look as though 24...♕xc2 might be better.

<CapablancaRules> Play on the movie title "Romancing The Stone" I guess.

Dec-21-03  euripides: Can White simply play 24...Qxc2 25 Bxd6 ? Once the Queen has gone to c2, Blac can no longer play Qd4+ pickiong up the d pawn in response to this.
Dec-21-03  euripides: If White had played 24 Bxd6 I think he would have lost to 24...Rc2 e.g. 25 Qxf7 Rxg2+ 26 Kh1 g3 27 Bxg3 Be5 28 Bxe5+ Qxe5 and White is helpless or 25 Qe7 (protecting e5) Rxg2+ 26 Kh1 g3 27 Bxg3 Bf6. But after 24 Rde1 Qxc2 this does not work because after g3 White can simply exchange Queens, so 25 Bxd6 is probably OK. If Bkack then exchanges queens has has to cope with the d pawn supported by the bishop on c7.
Dec-21-03  euripides: Chessical:in the line you give 27 Qxc2 is illegal because the white Queen is on f7;also, the Black queen is on b2. That's the reason why playing 24...Qc2 may make 25 Bxd6 playable.
Dec-21-03
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  Chessical: <Euripides> you are quite right, I confused the placement of the pieces creating nonesense and so I have deleted my last post.

Instead 24.Bxd6 Rxc2 25.Qxf7 Rxg2+ 26.Kh1 g3 27.Bxg3 Be5 <28.Qh5> seems to hold for white. This time I have checked on a board!

Dec-21-03  euripides: Chessical -yes, I think you're right - 28 Qh5 seems to work and White may come out on top. The line is hairy enough,though, to provide some idea why Romanishin avoided 24 Bxd6.

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