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George Shainswit vs Irving Chernev
New York ch-USA (1944), rd 12
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bishop Attack (E47)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-13-10  humangraymatter: 18.Qh5 wins.18.Qh5-fg5 19.f6 and wins.18..Nd319.Qh6!-fg5 20.f6 and so on..
Jan-13-10  sfeuler: How about just 18...Rg8?
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  Chessical: <Humangraymatter> 18.Qh5! should win, but your proposed continuation is fatally flawed.

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<18. Qh5> Nxd3 19. Qh6? loses to <19... fxg5> 20. f6 Qe3+ 21. Kh1 Rg8

The variation needs to go:

<18. Qh5> Nxd3 19. Re4! (to prevent the check on <e3>) <19...Qd8> 20. Bh4 Ne5 21. Rxe5 dxe5 22. Qh6

This double sacrifice is not readily apparent, and Shainswit can be forgiven for not seeing it over the board.

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  Chessical: <sfeuler> If 18. Qh5 <Rg8> then 19. Qxh7+ Kxh7 20. Rh4+ Kg7 21. Bh6+ Kh7 or h8 and 22. Bf8 mate
Jan-13-10  humangraymatter: <chessical> I overlooked ..Qe3 check.So with Re4 intermediate move added white wins.
Jan-13-10  sfeuler: Nice <Chessical> I was only looking at (after 18...Rg8) 19.Rh4 Nf3+ which I thought beats back Whites attack. The Queen sac for mate works better though!
Jan-26-10  humangraymatter: <Queen sac for mate works better though!> It is so easy that I did not need to mention.

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