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Heinrich Wolf vs Walter John
Ostend (1906), Ostend BEL, rd 15, Jun-21
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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May-21-13  Nerwal: One of those games from the old days that got a brillancy prize, yet is full of mistakes, sometimes quite primitive (I would expect a 2200 player of today to attack more accurately as white, and at least to save the game as black at move 27). The game is still entertaining to see though.
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  Phony Benoni: There is an alternate score for this game, with differences from move 4-16:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Be7 5.Nf3 Nd7 6.Bd3 Ngf6 7.0-0 Nxe4 8.Bxe4 Nf6 9.Bd3 0-0 10.Qe2 a6 11.c3 c5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Ne5 Qc7 14.Bf4 Nd5 15.Bg3 Qe7 16.Rad1 h6 17.c4 Nf6 18.Bb1 b6 19.Qc2 Re8 20.Ng4 Kf8 21.Nxf6 Qxf6 22.Qe4 Ra7 23.Be5 Qf5 24.Bxg7+ Kxg7 25.Qc6 Bb7 26.Qxe8 Qg4 27.Rd5 exd5 28.Qe5+ Kf8 29.Bf5 Qg5 30.h4 Qg8 31.Qb8+ Kg7 32.Qxa7 Bc8 33.b4 Bxb4 34.Qxb6 Bxf5 35.Qxb4 dxc4 36.Qxc4 Qa8 37.Re1 Qb7 38.Qd4+ Kg6 39.Re3 Qb1+ 40.Kh2 Kh5 41.Qf6 Qb8+ 42.Re5 1-0

Our current score appeared in "Algemeen Handelsblad" , June 30, 1906, p.p7c. The alternate score is from Gillam's "Ostend 1906", game 228, page 309, and was constructed from variant scores in "La Strategie" and "New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung (July 30, 1906).

My instinct is that Gillam's move order is more likely, but not so strongly as to merit a correction here.,

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  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 29...Qg5 it was better to play 29...Qd4 with idea 30.Qb8+ Bc8! 31.Bxc8 Re7 32.Bxa6+ Re8 etc.
Dec-04-18  sudoplatov: Black's ...a6 and ...b6 lose time; White has 19.b4 which wins a Rook at least.

19....Re8 is a mistake; 19....Bc7 seems to hold.

The above courtesy the provided Stockfish engine.

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