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Joseph Henry Blackburne vs Jean Taubenhaus
Ostend (1905), Ostend BEL, rd 1, Jun-12
Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

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Jan-24-16
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  Honza Cervenka: 46.Ne2? almost let black slip off the hook. After 46...c2 47.Ke3 Kf6! 48.Kf4 Bd7 49.g5+ Kf7 white cannot make any progress due to Pc2, which ties white Knight to the defense of c1. 46.Ke3 was correct continuation, and if 46...Bd7, then 47.Nd5 c2 48.Kd2 Bc6 49.Nc3 Kf6 50.Kxc2 Kg5 51.Ne4+ Kxg4 52.f6 Bd5 53.Nd6 and white wins.

Also 41.Bf4 was not optimal decision as after 41...Bxf4 42.Nxf4 Rg7! 43.Ng6 Rxg6! 44.fxg6 Bxg4 45.Rd2 Bf5 46.Kf2 Bxg6 black holds draw without much troubles (it would be draw even without Pc5). Of course, 41.Bd6! was the way to go.

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