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Julius Leigh Jacobsen vs H P Stephen
NSW v VIC (1892), Sydney/Melbourne, rd 8, May-24
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-23-20  optimal play: 20.Qe4?! looks attacking but is easily refuted with 20...f5 ⩱

A better line is 20.Nxc6 Nxe3 21.Nxd8 Rxd8 22.Rxe3 Rxd4 23.Re8+ Kg7 24.Rf1 ⩲


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(if 20.Nxc6 bxc6? 21.Qxe8+! Qxe8 22.Rxe8+ Kg7 23.Bf5! +-)


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36...a4? Allows White to force a draw.

Better is 36...Bxe6 ∓ capturing the pawn immediately and Black may have been able to grind out a win.

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