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Semion Alapin vs Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann
Vilnius All-Russian Masters (1912), Vilna (Vilnius) RUE, rd 17, Sep-10
Queen's Gambit Declined: Queen's Knight Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



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May-03-06  Chicago Chess Man: If white takes the rook, 28 ... Ne2+ wraps things up nicely. Great finish.
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  fredthebear: <Chicago Chess Man: If white takes the rook, 28 ... Ne2+ wraps things up nicely. Great finish.>

So White plays 28.Rae1 to guard against Ne2+ and to threaten the Black queen. She moves 28...Qf5 not just to protect the Rd3, but to arrange a discovered attack with check by 29...Rxg3+ that wins the loose White queen.

In the final position, the White queen lacks a safe, active square to relocate to and avoid the coming discovered attack, as the Black queen is also threatening a lethal 29...Qf3 battery on the long diagonal. White cannot safely prevent the Q-B battery with 29.Re3 RxR 30.QxQf5 Ne2#. If 29.f4 the same discovered attack on the loose White queen is applied with 29...Rxg3+ and 30...QxQc2. So, the uninspiring 29.f3 just loses the f-pawn after 29...Rxf3 30.QxQf5 RxQf5. Then simplification continues as the rooks will be exchanged on the f-file as well, leaving White down material and less active against Black's bishop pair.

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