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Georg Schories vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
Schories - Yates (1910), Bradford ENG, rd 1, Apr-22
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Schlechter Defense (C80)  ·  0-1



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Dec-04-05  Karpova: 22.bc4 (instead of i.e. may look strange but white has to close the a6-f1-diagonal
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  FSR: Cool game! I never saw this game before.
May-03-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: I was wondering whether white could have saved himself by playing 19 Nc3 and even win, but then calculated (in my head, so there could be a mistake): 19 Nc3 Ra8e8
20 Bf2 Qh2+
21 Kf1 Qh1+
22 Bg1 axb
23 Nxd5 Re2
24 Qxe2 Rxe2
25 Kxe2 Qxg2+
26 Ke3 Qf2+
27 Kd3 Qxf3+
and, with a queen and three pawns for two rooks, black wins
Feb-17-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: Here are a couple of possible finishes from the final position:

27 Qe2 Qh1+
28 Bg1 Qh3+


27 Rc1 Qg2+
28 Ke1 Qg1+
29 Ke2 Qxf2+
30 Kd1 Qf1+
31 Kc2 Be4+

Feb-24-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: On second thoughts, in the last variation,

30 ... Qxd2+

31 Kxd2 Bf4+

Sep-13-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: I wonder why white didn't play

14 bxa6

e.g. 14 ... Re8

15 Qb5 Bc8

16 Qxd5

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  NM JRousselle: Great game by Yates. He was a dangerous opponent.
Sep-13-21  Justin Flint: If Schories had gone for the cheapo with 27.Re1, it's a forced mate in five moves.

27.Re1 Qg2+ 28.Ke2 Bf3+ 29.Ke3 Bf4+
30.Kxf4 Qg4+ 31.Ke5 f6#

Sep-19-21  N.O.F. NAJDORF: It was only last night that I realised that it's possible to make moves on the board above and thereby analyse variations.

Looking eight moves ahead in my head, in the variation above two years ago, I overlooked the fact that 26 ... Qf2+ would have blundered away black's queen!

I wonder whether in response to 19 ... Nc3, Yates would have tried marching his KRP to h3.

May-28-22  N.O.F. NAJDORF: 27. Rc1 Qg2+ 28. Ke1 (28. Ke2 Bf3+ 29. Ke3 Bf4+ 30. Kxf4 Qg4+ 31. Ke3 Qe4#) Qg1+ 29. Ke2 Qxf2+ 30. Kd1 Qf3+ 31. Qe2 Qb3+ 32. Qc2 Bf3+ 33. Kd2 Bf4+ 34. Ke1 Qe3+ 35. Kf1 Bg4 wins rook and queen and mates shortly.

27. Rb1 Qg2+ 28. Ke1 Qg1+ 29. Ke2 Qxf2+ 30. Kd1 Qf3+ 31. Qe2 Qb3+ 32. Qc2 Bf3+ 33. Kd2 Bf4+ 34. Ke1 Qe3+ 35. Kf1 Bg4 36. Qf2 Qd3+ 37. Kg2 Bh3+ 38. Kh1 Qe4+ and mate in two

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