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Paul Saladin Leonhardt vs Jacques Mieses
Match (1905), St. Georges Club, London, Apr-??
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-12-14  Karpova: Leonhardt and Mieses played a match in April 1905. Mieses won +5 -1 =1. This game, the only draw, was played in the 1st round. The game score was originally published in the 'Nottingham Daily Guardian'.

The annotator awards 14...cxb2 a <?>, since it was too dangerous. He suggests <14...Be7> instead. The position is certainly interesting and I'm not sure if the annotator's assessment is correct.

16...Qa4 is not annotated, but it's certainly worth a look. 16...Qd2 is an interesting alternative.

17...Kb8 is a blunder, losing a piece. the annotator notes that also, but merely considers it to be the effect of the previous moves (13...cxb2 and 15...0-0-0). Mieses should have tried 17...Bc5.

When he is down two ♖s, Mieses finds a way to force a draw.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', January-February 1907, pp. 46-47

Apr-24-19
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  Straclonoor: <When he is down two ♖s, Mieses finds a way to force a draw.> 23.Kf2? fatal mistake! After Kg2 or Kh2 white wins easy.

Analysis by Stockfish 120419 64 POPCNT:

1. +- (9.54): 23.Kg2 Qb3 24.Qxg7 Qf3+ 25.Kh2 h5 26.Qe5 h4 27.gxh4 Bb6 28.Rf1 Qe2+ 29.Kh1 Qd3 30.Qf5 Bc7 31.Rae1 Qd2 32.Qc5+ Kb8 33.Qg1 Qc3 34.Qg8+ Ka7 35.Qg2 f5 36.Qf2+ Kb8 37.Qxf5 Qg3 38.Re2 Bd6 39.Rb1 b6 40.Rxb6+ Kc7 41.Rb5 Qxa3

2. +- (8.27): 23.Kh2 Qd4 24.Qc8 Qd6 25.Qg4 f5 26.Qf4 Qxf4 27.gxf4 Be3 28.Rf1 Kb6 29.Kg3 Kc7 30.a4 g6 31.Ra3 Bd2 32.Ra2 Ba5 33.Rc2+ Kb8 34.Rd1 h6 35.Rc5 Bb6 36.Re5 Bc7 37.Re8+ Ka7 38.Re7 Bb6 39.Rb1 g5 40.Rb5

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