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Edgar Colle vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Berlin (1926), Berlin GER, rd 8, Nov-25
Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46)  ·  1-0

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Mar-19-04  Dillinger: Colle shows the potential of the Zukertort variation (characterized mainly by 7.b3) with a nifty miniature.
Mar-20-04  Halfpricemidge: This game is annotated at chess.fm /markdiesen
Apr-16-04  Halfpricemidge: If black captured 16...BxPg2 then the Quenn's pawn is advanced (in order to block black's mating net) 17.Pd5, PxP 18. Nf5, Bd8(to avoid capture) 19. QxR+!, NxQ 20. RxN+, Nf8, and 21. Nh6+ with mate on the very next move!!
Mar-18-05  Minji: I thought the Colle-Zukertort was not only b3 but also the fianchetto of the dark-squared bishop.
Mar-18-05  Dudley: Huh?
Mar-19-05  misguidedaggression: <Halfpricemidge> What were you planning to do after 18...Bf8 now the queen has to move and black can save the bishop. Try this line instead:
16...Bxg2 17.d5 exd5 18.Kxg2 dxc4+ 19.Be4 allthough black does get 3 pawns for the piece, white should still have a very strong attack. I think 16..Nf8 or possably 16...Bf8 holds off white's attack entirely, though.
Oct-14-05  Nightwalk: I wasn't familiar with Colle's games, but after playing this I must say the man was one of the best and I intend to further study and appreciate his legacy.
Oct-02-08  aragorn69: <E. Colle: ‘I have not played such a lot of fine games as to make the selection really difficult, but still it is not easy to define accurately what is really one’s best game. One of the reasons - not a very good one, but still a reason – for selecting [Colle v Grünfeld, Berlin, 1926] is that it was awarded the first brilliancy prize.’ >

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Dec-16-11
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  wordfunph: from the book Colle System by George Koltanowski..

<When asked by Frank Marshall to select his best game for inclusion in the book "Chess Masterpieces", Colle chose this game.>

Jan-30-14
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  Eggman: This is the position, after 19...Nc5, where Colle's remarkable combination commences:


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After 20.Nf5+ Black declines to capture, playing 20...Kf8 instead. Capturing the knight leaves Black two pieces up with the knight on c5 threatening more trades, but White wins anyhow: 20...gxf5 21.Qxf5 Nxd3 21.Rxe7+ Rxe7 22.Qxf6+ Kg8 23.Qxe7 Nxb2 24.Re1


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Now 24...Nd3 (intending 25.Re3 Ne5 26.Rg3+ Ng6) is met with 25.Qg5+ followed by 26.Re7, while 24...Re8 25.Qxe8+ Qxe8 26.Rxe8+ Kf7 27.Rb8 leaves White with a rook and at least four pawns for the two minor pieces.

This is the kind of combination that could only work with the opponent's queen tucked away on a8!

Jan-31-14
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  Eggman: With reference to the position above (the diagram after 24.Re1, which should have read 25.Re1 - my bad), some other defensive tries worth mentioning:

25...Bxd5 fails to 26.Qg5+ Kf8 27.Re7 Bf7 28.Qf6, while 25...h6 (to prevent 26.Qg5+) fails to 26.Re3 Kh8 27.Rh3, and finally 25...Rf8 26.Re3 Qe8 (26...Rf7 is of no help against the simple 27.Rg3+) meets 27.Rg3+ (best, but 27.Qxe8 is good enough) Qg6 28.Rxg6+ hxg6 29.Qxb7, when White has a queen and three pawns for Black's rook and minor piece.

Nov-19-18
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  fiercebadger: eggman 25 Rc3 is deadlier

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