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Heinrich Wolf vs Mikhail Chigorin
15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906), Nuremberg GER, rd 2, Jul-24
Three Knights Opening: Schlechter Variation (C46)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Chigorin plays the defence poorly and then fails to take advantages of his opponent's occassional slips. The whole game was a grim affair for the Russian.

<6... d6> 7.Bc2 Be6 8. Nxe7 Qxe7 9. O-O O-O 10. d3 h6 11. Ne1 d5 = Breyer-Teichmann, Bad Pistyan 1912, shows that the defence itself is playable.

<11...Bd7> leads to a cramped game with few prospects, <11...d5> would have been preferable.

<15.d5> seems simple and strong leaving Chigorin very cramped. Over the next few moves, Wolf abstains from <d5> for no good reason, and rather obligingly Chigorin does not exchange on <d4>.

Wolf does not have the luxury of retreating his Bishop, he should have exchanged on <f6> as if Chigorin had now played <16...exd4 17.Bxd4 Nxd4 18.Qxd4 he would have equalised the position.

<30...f6> allows Wolf's to win the <h> pawn, <30...Kh7> was necessary.

<44...Nxe3?> only creates a totally lost K+P ending.

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  Straclonoor: K+P ending not lost, it's drawn. Chigorin's move 45....b5 was right but he done mistakes later. Analysis shows that in pawn ending not only white but black so makes supported pawn "b" -> draw
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  Straclonoor: Here is analysis
Analysis by Stockfish 310816 64 POPCNT: (1.77): 45...b5 46.Kf3 Kf6 47.e4 Kg7 48.h4 Kh6 49.Ke2 a5 50.Ke3 c6 51.Kd3 Kh5 52.Kc3 Kh6 53.Kc2 Kh5 54.Kb2 Kh6 55.Kb1 Kh5 56.Ka2 Kh6 57.Kb3 Kh5 58.Kc2 Kh6 59.Kb2 Kh5 60.Kb3 Kh6 61.Ka2 Kh5 62.Kb1 Kh6 63.Kc1 Kh5 64.Kd1 Kh6 65.Ke2 Kh5 66.Kd3 Kh6 67.Kc3 Kh5 68.Kd2 Kh6 69.Kd1 Kh5 70.Ke1 Kh6 71.a4 b4 72.Ke2 Kh5 73.Kd3 Kh6 74.Kc4 Kh5 75.Kb3 Kh6

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