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Leo Fleischmann Forgacs vs Erich Cohn
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 9, Feb-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0



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Apr-05-10  SamAtoms1980: Cohn kindly shows the world how <not> to play the Queen's Gambit. 6 ... h6 was possibly a decisive error. White was close to winning at move 8, and the game was over after move 10.

White had more of the board and all of the play. Black had nothing. One of his few good moves, 22 ... c5, came about 16 moves too late, and he would become a mudhole a move or two later.

Feb-11-11  chrisfalter: Black resigns bc/of the unstoppable threat of 25. Qg5, 26. Rxh6+ gxh6 27. Qxh6#. 23.... Nh7 was unsatisfactory bc/of 24. Rh3, threatening Nxh7 Kxh7 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qxh6 Kg8 Qh8#. If 24. ...Nxf6 25. ex.f6
Feb-11-11  chrisfalter: Yusupov's book "Building Up Your Chess 2" analyzes this game in the chapter on "The Centre." He mentions that black never challenged white's control of the center until it was too late. Meanwhile, white used e4 as the transit point for 3 pieces (Q, R and N) to build up an attack on black's castled K. White's control of the center allowed a rook lift via d3, as well.
Dec-25-13  chaimzvi10: white had a shorter win by 19.q:h6 (instead of 19.b:c3)
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  zydeco: <chaimzvii10> If 19.Qxh6 Ng6.

<chrisfalter> White also has the unstoppable threat of 25.Qxh6+ gxh6 26.Rxh6+ Kg7 27.Rh7+ Kf8 28.Rh8+ Nxh8 29.Rg8# (Well, black can stop it but he has to give up material.)

For a guy who was competitive at the top-level, Cohn has a large number of games that are just embarrassing.

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