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Stefano Rosselli del Turco vs Esteban Canal
Canal - Rosselli del Turco (1921), Viareggio ITA, rd 1, Mar-25
Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  0-1



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  offramp: This match may have taken place at the same time as Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921), but this match seems more modern.

White played 15.cxd5.

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Black made an automatic recapture:
There was a hard-to-see win with
15...Ba6!-+. If the Rf1 moves then ...Bd3 wins.
Rook forks are probably the rarest forks, but look at this.

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19. Rxc7. This forks Black's two bishops. Black should have responded with 19...Bb4, but instead he played
20. Rxe7 Rc2. Another rook fork.

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Later on White played 26.Rb8+, and the reply 26...Rf8 was forced. White then exchanged rooks, and his game was hopeless.
He could have tried 27. Rb7!

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The threat from White now is 28.Ne6, when Black cannot protect his g-pawn.
To finish the game Black comes out, not with another rook fork, but a rook skewer.

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35. Nxe3 Re1.-+

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It's not quite a GG: it's a fair game. There is something weird about the Dutch Defence. Dutch games always seem a bit artificial. Black played very well, though.

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