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Emil Schallopp vs Johannes Zukertort
Aachen, 7th congress WDS (1868), Aachen GER, Aug-04
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  0-1



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  gezafan: It's unbelievable that Zuckertort could have won this game.

Was it because of an inability to play endgames or lack of attention?

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  tamar: Schalloppy endgame play certainly.
Apr-08-15  offramp: Black played 40...Rc1 threatening mate in 1 with ..Rh1.

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This position is a draw as white can simply check on g7 and h7 with the rook. The black king cannot approach the rook because that would lift the threat of mate and white would queen the b7 pawn.

But white has a last winning attempt: 42.Rxg3. If now 42...fxg3 then 43.b8Q wins!

But instead black plays 42...Rh1#!

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