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Max Weiss vs Berthold Englisch
Kolisch Memorial (1890), Vienna AUH, rd 1, Jan-05
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  1-0

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Dec-02-14  Knight13: Playing both 9... Qe7?! and 10... h6? was an indicator that Black didn't know what was going on.

17... Be5 is the correct move. White was most likely to castle Queenside at this point. But 17... a5? is too early. For Black to have any chance of success, he needs to get ... c5 in--that's why 17... Be5 is necessary. After 19. h4, it was clear that White was going to castle Queenside. But it was too late, as 19... g4 (or else Black loses a pawn) nullified any chance of a successful Queenside counter-play, all because of 17... a5?.

I think 27... Be6 is Black's last realistic hope of any chance in holding it together, but Black instead ignored it and went for 27... f6?, giving White's Bishop access to g8.

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