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Johannes Metger vs Mikhail Chigorin
Berlin (1897), Berlin GER, rd 8, Sep-21
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Maurian Defense (C33)  ·  1-0



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May-03-05  error: It is amazing how Chigorin miscalculated with 27…Rxh2+?? This was not the first time he threw away a victory, and it will not be the last. 27...Rf4 would have lead to an easy win.
Dec-15-06  crptone: Ahhhh no, 27)..Rf4?? would be a huge <error>! Then 28)Qxf4 would leave white a rook up. But yeah, I suggest 27)..Qe7 instead of 27)..Rxh2+??
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  GrahamClayton: Chigorin for some inexplicable reason touched the rook on h4, so he had to move it!
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  GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
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  hesyrett: 19 Bxg7 might be an improvement for White.  One possibility is 19 Bxg7 Nxf3+ 20 gxf3 Qxf3 21 Bxf8 Rxf8 22 Rf1, leaving White up a Bishop for two pawns.  I need to revisit this when I have more time.
Dec-15-14  Bycotron: Hesyrett, after 19.Bxg7 Kxg7, the e5 knight still forks the f3 rook and c4 bishop. 20.dxe5 Qxc4 is forced when 21.Rh3 transposes to the game. Therefore I do not think 19.Bxg7 is an improvement at all over white's play.

I would suggest white play 2.Nf3! if he wants a good game. ;)

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