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Roza Maria Hermanowa vs Maria Teresa Mora Iturralde
Moscow, WCH Woman RUS (1949), rd 3, Dec-??
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: A very inventive and practical sacrifice by Hermanowa, especially with a clock ticking away for her opponent; but one which does not appear to be entirely sound when examined at leisure. With best play, Black should be able to hide her King away on the Q-side.

Black to make her 18th move,

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<18... Bc6!> 19. Rf1+ Ke7 20. Nd5+ (<20. Qxh7+?> Kd8)

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(<20... exd5?> loses to: 21. Qh4+ Kd7 22. Bh3+ Re6 23. Bxe6+ Kxe6 24. Qf6+ Kd7 25. Qg7+ Kd8 26. Rf8+ Be8 27. Rxe8+ Kxe8 28. Qxc7 with a winning position.


<20... Bxd5!> 21. Qh4+ Kd7 22. cxd5 Rad8 23. Qa4+ Kc8 24. Qxa7 exd5 25. Bh3+ Rd7 26. Qa8+ Qb8 27. Bxd7+ Kxd7 28. Qa4+ Kc7 and Black is safe and a N up.

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