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Johann Nepomuk Berger vs Wilfried Paulsen
Hamburg (1885), Hamburg GER, rd 2, Jul-13
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Honza Cervenka: Both players missed win in this game, for example white could have played 28.Ba6+ Kd8 29.exd5 Rxd5 30.Qf6+ Qe7 (or 30...Ke8 31.Rxe6+ with decisive attack) 31.Rc3! Bd7 32.Qf2 Nh5 33.Nxh6 etc. On the other hand, after 32.Ne5?? (32.Nf6 was fine) situation changed radically and black should have won. For example, 35...Rxg3! is crushing.
Feb-03-17  Straclonoor: <for example white could have played 28.Ba6+ Kd8...> That's right Stockfish 8 64 5.52 (depth 25) 1.Ba6+ Kd8 2.Rc3 h5 3.Qf6+ Ke8 4.Bb5 Qb6+ 5.Kh2 Bxb5 6.Rc8+ Kd7 7.Rxg8 Rxg8 8.Qxf7+ Kd6 9.e5+ Kc5 10.Qxg8 Nf1+ 11.Rxf1 Bxf1 12.Qf8+ Kc6 13.Qc8+ Qc7 14.Qxe6+ Kb7 15.Qxd5+ <...29.exd5>
This weaker - Stockfish 8 64 4.81 (depth 25) 1...Rxd5 2.Qf6+ Qe7 3.Rc3 Qxf6 4.Nxf6 Rg6 5.Nxd5 Bxd5 6.Bc4 Bb7 7.Rd1+ Ke7 8.Bd3 Be4 9.Rc7+ Ke8 10.Bb5+ Kf8 11.Rdd7 Rf6 12.c3 Nh5 13.b4 axb4 14.cxb4 Nf4 15.Bc6 Bxc6 but also win.
<For example, 35...Rxg3! is crushing.> Sure
Stockfish 8 64 -5.14 (depth 29) 1...Rxg3 2.Qb6+ Ke7 3.Qc7+ Qxc7 4.Rxc7+ Kd8 5.Rxf7 Rxh3 6.Ke2 Rdh1 7.b3 R1h2+ 8.Rf2 Rxf2+ 9.Kxf2 Rc3 10.Be2 Rxc2 11.Ke3 Rc3+ 12.Kxe4 Rxb3 13.Bh5 Ke7 14.Ke5 Rb2 15.Bg4 Rh2
Jan-29-19  Straclonoor: A little refresh of my old chaotic analysis.

Analysis by Stockfish 091218 64 POPCNT:

1. +- (7.29): 28.Ba6+ Kb8 29.Rxg3 Qa7 30.Rb3+ Ka8 31.Rb6 Rb8 32.Rxb8+ Kxb8 33.Qxa7+ Kxa7 34.exd5 Rxd5 35.Bd3 Bxa4 36.Nxh6 Bb5 37.Bxb5 Rxb5 38.b3 Rc5 39.Re2 Rc7 40.h4 f6 41.Ng4 a4 42.bxa4 Rc4 43.Nxf6 Rf4 44.Rxe6 Rxh4 45.Ne4 Rh5 46.Rd6 Ra5 47.Rd4 Kb6 48.c3 Re5 49.Rb4+ Kc7 50.Kf2

2. +- (3.89): 28.Bb5 Bxb5 29.axb5 Kb7 30.b6 Qd6 31.Rc3 e5 32.Qxd5+ Qxd5 33.exd5 Nf5 34.Rxe5 h5 35.Rxf5 Rxf5 36.Nh6 Rfg5 37.Nxg8 Rxg8 38.Kf2 Rg5 39.Rc7+ Kxb6 40.Rc6+ Kb7 41.c4 Rf5+ 42.Ke3 h4 43.Rh6 Rg5 44.Kf2 Rf5+ 45.Kg1 Rf4 46.c5 Rb4

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