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Jacques Mieses vs Leo Fleischmann Forgacs
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 6, Feb-22
Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44)  ·  1-0

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Jan-04-09
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  Chnebelgrind: and 14.♗d2
Oct-05-10  Sem: I found the move, but at first didn't see QxR.
Nov-01-14  john barleycorn: Lasker in the tournament "ST. Petersburg 1909" book gave: 13....Be7 14.Bd2 winning.

Tarrasch in "Die moderne Schachpartie" ranks this game regarding the tactical oversight with these two:

Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902

Steinitz vs Janowski, 1896

According to Tarrasch Black should play
13....Bd6 because if 14.Bd2 Bxf3 and taking the BQ on a5 while trying to preserve the WQ is not a good idea:

15.Bxa5 Nxd4 16.Qe3 Nxe2+ 17.Kh1 Rh5 and white cannot avoid being mated.

If white doesn't capture the WQ after Bxf3 Black could counterattack with Rb5.

Tarrasch considers this line best for black:
14....Bxf3 15.Bxa5 Nxd4 16.Bxf3 Nxb3 17.Bxd5 Nxa5
Black loses the exchange but is able to put up some resistance.

Must have been a feat for Tarrasch to reassess Lasker's commentary...

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