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Charles Curt vs Emanuel Lasker
Trenton Falls (1906), Trenton Falls, NY USA, rd 5, Jul-28
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Variation (D60)  ·  0-1



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  Volcach: Three key/instructive moments for me:

15. ....c5! both the c7 and f7 pawns are potential weaknesses, and both pawns can create potential breaks with c5 and f6. White has the semi-open c and f files to work down while Black's rooks can only look at protected pawn chains down the e and d files. f6 allows White the flexibility of exf6, undoubling the pawns and maintaining the protected pawn chain in the center files, Black's Rooks still don't have much to work with. With c5, dxc5 is not an option.

29 ... Qd4! Black trades down to a winning Rook endgame. Any White rook infiltration fails since Rxa2 protects a7 before White can capture it.

53 ...fxg5! over Kxg5. Because while Kxg5 looks like it's making progress into territory, fxg5 with the threat of g4+ followed by Rg2 picks up the pawn with an even easier endgame

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