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Alexander Petrov vs Allies
RUS corr (1837) (correspondence), ?
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Variation (C43)  ·  1-0



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Jul-19-04  fred lennox: I love this game for it's symmetry. Black to his benefit could of continued it one more move with 12...Rc8. Rf6 shows an unjustified kingside attack. 16.g4 has two purposes; to take away the key square f5 and to sacrifice a pawn with 17.f5 to gain the initiative.
Aug-29-04  TheGreatNN: Yet another example of why you shouldn't play openings against people they're named after.
Feb-28-08  wolfmaster: Socii cum Alexandro post ludum non delectaverunt.
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  Penguincw: Wow. Allies use the Petrov defense against the creator himself.
Sep-22-18  Yigor: The first appearance of Petrov:Modern attack in this database.
May-24-19  Nosnibor: This game was not against allies but a player named Beratende. Source:-"Schachkunst in der UdSSR "PAGE 22,Game 1
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  whiteshark: <Nosnibor> Now that is funny for an indigenous German.

BUT <Beratende> is here a (general) term/expression for consulting chess players. So <Allies> is perfectly appropriate. ;)

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  fredthebear: Helpmate: 27...Rg8 28.Nf7#
May-24-19  Nosnibor: <whiteshark Thanks for that and I note your considerable knowledge of German language.
May-24-19  sneaky pete: What is the source for this score?

In "Schachkunst in der UdSSR" the game ends with 24.Rxf5 ..

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"and white wins."

In my copy of the book I find, written (in pencil) in the margin: 24... Qg8 25.Rg5 Qe8 26.Bg7+ Kg8 27.Bf6+ Kf8 28.Rg8+ Bxg8 29.Qg7#

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I like this line better than what we see here. If 25... Qd8 the mate comes one move later.

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