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Ossip Bernstein vs Isidor Gunsberg
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 2, Apr-22
Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Variation (C87)  ·  1-0

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Oct-22-09  ughaibu: No doubt about this, the final position is black and white.
Nov-03-10
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  Phony Benoni: So close! In the final position all the White pieces are on black squares, all the Black pieces on white squares--except that ridiculous Rf8. Get with the program already!
Mar-28-11  shalgo: Another bizarre game from Gunsberg at St. Petersburg 1914.

11...♘e8?! is the beginning of the strangeness, although Shamkovich did play that move again in 1966.

Then 13...♕e5 and 14...♕c5 looks like a misguided homage to Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908.

With 15...d5?, he gives himself a bad bishop and leaves his knight with no moves. His queen is also rather short of squares.

19...♕f5? was a final blunder, trapping the queen. 19...♕e6 would have been better, though the position is still very difficult for Black.

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