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Carl Theodor Goering vs Ernst Flechsig
Leipzig (1877), Leipzig GER, rd 9, Jul-20
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Mar-18-15
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  offramp: Black has just played the slightly non-standard 18...♙f7:♗g6


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But the position looks dead-level.

White begins to play in a Karpovian, creeping manner. Rooks come off... White's knight meanders over to d3. 25.Nd3


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Black played the innocuous-looking move 25...Re7 but was probably etiolately dispurpled by the reply 26.Qb4:


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It is quite an unpleasant pin.

28.Qc7! is a crucial move. White did not retreat his queen. He saw that if 28...Nxe5, then 29.Qc8#!


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Black plays 29...Qe7


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Material is still level but black's position is in tatters. And after 36.fxg4


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...black saw that he was 4 pawns down.
Totally dispurpled!

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