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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Carl Schlechter
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 10, Feb-18
Spanish Game: Closed. Borisenko Variation (C96)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-19-13
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  Ziryab: Was the loss of the h-pawn fatal? I don't think so. Evan after 50. Ra4, Black is not without resources. Perhaps 53...Nc5 was the game losing error? Does White have a clear win if Black does not facilitate the creation of a passed pawn?
Dec-19-13
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  beatgiant: <Ziryab>
Black looks lost at move 53. If not <53...Nc5>, I don't see a way to prevent 54. Ka3, 55. Kb4, and the c-pawn will soon fall. Then White can eventually push c4, c5 and get a passed pawn.
Dec-20-13
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  Ziryab: I found playing the position against the computer that snatching the c-pawn too soon activates Black's bishop. Nonetheless, I did conclude that Black is already lost at move 50. See http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2013... for some discussion.

41...Qa3 seems to be the final decisive error. With 41...Qxb4 42.cxb4 Black has prospects of holding (I think).

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