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Isidor Gunsberg vs Emil Schallopp
2nd BCA Congress (1886), London ENG, rd 8, Jul-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1



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Jul-12-04  morphynoman2: 9... d5 is a daring and worthy decision.
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  Honza Cervenka: Powerful play of Schallopp.
Feb-27-07  percyblakeney: Winner of the brilliancy prize in London 1886 (where Blackburne won ahead of Burn, Gunsberg, Taubenhaus, Mason, Lipsch├╝tz, Mackenzie and Zukertort).
Aug-01-12  tripuji: very impressive!!!
Aug-01-12  Robed.Bishop: If 24. Rxe8, Bh2+, 25. Kxh2, Qxh4+, 26. Kg1, Qh1#.
Dec-13-14  paderamo: Nice queen sacrifice. 20. Qxa6 gxf1/Q+ 21. Kxf1 Bh3+ 22. Kg1 Re1#
Feb-05-21  Tomate: 9..d5 is a nice and dynamic move, but not fully correct.

Instead of 14.Bc2? White should have played 14.Bd1! with advantage. After that Black play is impressive.

19..Qa6! is a nice Q-sac with the idea 20.Qxa6 gxf1=Q+ 21.Kxf1 Bh3+ 22.Kg1 Re1#.

Also 23..Qf6! is a nice R-sac, with the idea 24.Rxe8 Bh2+ 25.Kxh2 Qxh4+ 26.Kg1 Qh1#

Jun-12-21  Nerwal: Quite a strange game showing defence and fight for initiative was not up to par in 1886. After the simple 13. Nbd2 (ready to give up b2 and c3 to complete development, after which the weakness of the Kb8 will tell) Black is just completely lost.
Sep-07-21  Tomate: @Nerwal Stockfish don't see a big difference between 13.0-0 and 13.Nbd2, but 13.0-0 looks the more natural move (White does not offer to Black to enter in the complicated lines starting with 13...Qxb2).

By contrast, 13.Bc2? is the breaking point, since protecting the Q with 13.Bd1! prevents the black push 13..e4.

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