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Magnus Smith vs Herbert H Burrell
Winnipeg Gold Medal Knock Out (1902)
Scandinavian Defense: Ilundain Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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  LIFE Master AJ: I did not they had ratings in 1902.
Apr-05-14  jasmin: How the White wins?
Aug-22-14  ljfyffe: <jasmin> though I lack a computer, 22...Ke7, 23Rf1 f5 24 Bxf5 looks promising, doesn't it?
Aug-22-14  JimNorCal: <ljyffe>: yes, your line looks good but there is still some play for the Black side. For example, imagine 22. ... Ke8 and then 23. Qxf6. Now cxd, if White recaptures he drops the bishop. If White plays 23. dxc to keep pawns healthy, Qxc5+ and the Black pieces are becoming active. No argument: White is better, much better. But I would play on for a few moves if I were Black.
Aug-22-14  ljfyffe: Of course, in over- the- board play, why not ? If 22...Ke8 23Qxf6 23cxd4 Ba4+ 24Bc6 Rxe6+ 25fxe6 Qxe6+.
Aug-22-14  ljfyffe: -<JimNorCal>Thanks for input; and for your historical interest, Magnus Smith of Winnipeg via Iceland was a Canadian Champion while Herbert was also from that city.
Aug-22-14  JimNorCal: Magnus Smith got around! And I cannot blame Mr Herbert for giving in.

Ba4+ is strong...perhaps 23. ... Qc6 is necessary to prevent it. cxd4 can wait a move as White will want to take measures against Qxg2

Aug-23-14  ljfyffe: Yes, but Smith is now two pawns up against Burrell, and can play 24Be4l if he so desires.
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  sjunto: After 22. ... Ke8 23. Qxf6 cd, Stockfish says 24. Rxe6+ is mate in about a dozen moves; tough over the board, but true. 22. ... Ke7 24. Rfi and f5 is bad because of 25. Rxf5 ef 26. Bxf5, keeping black's king out to die of exposure. 25. Bxf5 is less overwhelming, but leaves white with a big plus.
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  tpstar: Go Magnus.

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