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Alexander Petrov vs Szymanski
Warsaw (1853)
French Defense: Exchange. Monte Carlo Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Feb-04-05
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  Honza Cervenka: If this is a game of Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov, then the year should be probably 1847.
Feb-04-05  sneaky pete: You're right, <Honza>. The Oxford Encyclopedia has this game as A.D.Petrov vs Szymanski, Warszawa (Warsaw), 185?3? (year uncertain), with 16... Kf8 17.Qe8# added. Their source is Schachzeitung, year 1853.
Jul-26-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 15.Bf5! Nice, but, that's almost too obvious...
Sep-10-09  Cercatore: 15. ... Nxf5 is the worst move ever.
Feb-12-11  goodevans: <Cercatore: 15. ... Nxf5 is the worst move ever.>

Black was lost anyway so it didn't really matter. By this point he was losing at least his queen.

I reckon the game was lost as far back as <11 ... Qf6>. After <12 a3> black is losing at least a piece.

Feb-12-11  goodevans: <Autoreparaturwerkbau: 15.Bf5! Nice, but, that's almost too obvious...>

Not sure what you mean by that. <15 Bf5> isn't just a trap, it wins in all lines and as far as I can see it's objectively white's best move.

Feb-12-11  Sem: IMO it was wrong for Black to exchange his Bishop.
Jun-16-17  choklat: According to my engine, black can hold by giving back a pawn with 12 .. Qe5, leading to 13.Qxc4 Na6 14.a3 Bc5 15.Nxc5 Qxc5 16.Qd3 O-O 17.Bf4 Nd5, when white only got slight advantage for the sacrificed pawn

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