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Fred Dewhirst Yates vs Isidor Gunsberg
British Championship (1914), Chester ENG, rd 4, Aug-13
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: Gunsberg defends well aginst Yate's attack but eventually stumbles in the complications.

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An alternative defence was: <20...cxd4!> 21. f5 Bxe6 (not 21... fxe6 22. fxg6 Bf6 23. Qh5 Bf5) 22. fxe6 f5 23. Bxf5 Ne3 (not 23... gxf5 24. Rxf5!) 24. Bxe3 dxe3 25. Bxg6 hxg6 26.Qd3 Rf8 27. Qxg6+ Kh8 =

What Gunsberg played should have been adequate after

<23...Kh8!> 24. Qh3 Ne5 (not 24...Rxe6?! 25.fxe6 Bxe6 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Qxe6) 25. Rxe5 Bxe5 26. fxg6 fxg6 27. exd7 Re7 =

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  Chessical: After <20...cxd4> the contemporary concensus appears to have been that <21. Qg4> Bxe6 <22. Rxe6> won, but after

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<20...d3!!> bringing the dark square Bishop alive and allowing an exchnage or Rooks (or <22...fxe6> 23. Bxg6, which has given as the refutation but is not, <23...Bf6> 24. Bxe8+ Kh8 25. Bc6 Rb8 26. Qxe6 dxc3 with advantage to Black) 23. Bxd3 Bc5+ 24. Kh1 Rxe6 winning.

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