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Walter John vs Hugo Suechting
14th DSB Congress, Coburg (1904), Coburg GER, rd 10, Jul-28
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  0-1



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May-14-04  notsodeepthought: Nice victory for Suechting, who may not be that well known but has victories in this database against Blackburne, Albin and Janowski among others. Here white plays 22 Qa5? presumably to "avoid" 22 ... R:e4 losing the knight. Of course black plays 22 ... R:e4 anyway and it's quickly over.
Oct-08-08  whiteshark: <15...Nd4!> threats fourfold:

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16... Nxc2
16... Ne2+
16... Rxe1+ and 17... Nxc2
16... Qg4

Oct-08-08  whiteshark: <21...Ne4??> was a blunder.

After <21.Rae1 Rae8 22.Ne4!> (only now) <... Bxe4 23.Rxe2 Qxe2 24.dxe4 Rxe4> the game is about equal.

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Nov-03-13  jphamlore: Emanuel Lasker in Lasker's Manual of Chess, Third Book position 33, does give the line <21.Rae1 Rae8 22.Ne4!> as a way to salvage a draw.
Jun-25-15  shallowred: What about the move 21... Qf3!

I have never seen a piece in a ... (What the heck do you call the situation the White Knight is in? It is not a pin.)

If it doesn't have a name; I propose a "Pickle". While I am not a Baseball fan; the term seems apt.

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  tpstar: After 21 ... Qf3:

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A Terminal Pin is against a mate threat. Here the Ne4 is pinned against the potential mate threats on g2 and h1.

18 ... Qxd4!!

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