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Rudolf Spielmann vs Erich Eliskases
Spielmann - Eliskases (1932), Linz AUT, rd 5, Sep-18
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Classical System (D18)  ·  1-0



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Aug-06-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I'd add that Black has surprisingly poor ability to shift forces from one side of the board to the other.
Aug-06-19  bcokugras: Monday deal.
Aug-06-19  ASchultz: @Jimfromprovidence Bc4 was my first thought, but I think ...Bf7 holds at least for the moment.

Glad to see I wasn't the only person who jumped on Ba6. It certainly works, but I suppose I should have sat on my hands and taken a few seconds to look for something a bit better--but after Rc3 e2 Rc7 a6 Rc6 White will get a passer anyway.

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  Jimfromprovidence: <ASchultz>< @Jimfromprovidence Bc4 was my first thought, but I think ...Bf7 holds at least for the moment.>

Yeah, I would have needed to see 38 Ba6 then.

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  agb2002: White has a rook and a bishop for the queen and a pawn.

Black threatens Bg4 to reinforce the control on c8.

After 37.Bxh3 (or 37.Ba6) White wins decisive material: 37... Qxh3 (37... f5 38.Bxf5; 37... Bg4 38.Bxg4) 38.c8=Q+ Qxc8 39.Rxc8+ Kf(g,h)7 40.Rc7+ and 41.Rxa7, etc.

Aug-06-19  saturn2: 37. Ba6 was good enough.
37. Bxh3 has the only advantage that it wins also a pawm.
Aug-06-19  zb2cr: 37. Bxh3 deflects the Queen from defending c8. If Black tries interposing a piece or a Pawn along the h3-c8 diagonal, White just takes with the Bishop.
Aug-06-19  stacase: Easier than yesterday.
Aug-06-19  The Kings Domain: Sweet puzzle and good game. Spielmann's probably the greatest and most inspiring player among the underrated greats.
Aug-06-19  charlesdecharemboul: The second time I've got it in chessgames!
Aug-06-19  patzer2: Instead of 25...Qg5? 26. Nb7 ± to +- (+1.56 @ 27 ply, Stockfish 10), Black can improve with 25...Kh7 ∓ (-1.52 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 10) or 25...Bh5 26. Rd4 Kh7 ∓ (-1.19 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 10).
Aug-06-19  AlicesKnight: Found Bxh3. I wonder when Spielmann saw the earlier Qxf6.....
Aug-06-19  whiteshark: The ♕ is a poor (back rank) defender against a ♖-supported passer on the 7th rank.
Aug-06-19  malt: Seen 37.Ba6, then spied I could win a prawn with 37.B:h3.
Aug-06-19  MrCarciofo: Ba6 allows black to keep on fighting: ...Bg4, then BxQ and BxB - white 's winning but needs more time than with Bxh3 that prevents ...Bg4.
Aug-06-19  lost in space: Saw 37. Ba6 which is winning and didn't took the time to look for a better move.
Aug-06-19  TheaN: 37.Bxh3 is objectively best, 37.Ba6 second best as it wins similarly without a pawn to boot; 37.Bc4+ is clearly worse as after 37....Kg7 38.Be6 Black's king is off the back rank (and, after 37....Bf7 White would still have to find 38.Ba6).
Aug-06-19  Steve.Patzer: I saw Ba6 first but it is inferior to Bxh3 not only because it wins a Pawn, but if Ba6, Bg4 extends the game.
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  Jimfromprovidence: Another way to get a win is by 37 Rc6, below, setting up the nice threat 38 Ba6, where black would lose a queen for a bishop.

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Now, if 37...e2, then 38 Bxh3.

Aug-06-19  TheBish: I saw 37. Ba6 first, then realized I can grab an additional pawn with 37. Bxh3. Not a huge difference, easy win either way.

This is another game where the puzzle would be even better (and of course more difficult) going back a couple of moves: 35. Qxf6! was a nice shot.

Aug-06-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.49): 17...Rab8 18.Qc4 Qc7 19.g3 Be4(T) 20.Be1 Bd5 21.Qa6 h6 22.Rac1 Qe7 23.Nc3 Rxb2 24.Rb1 Rbb8 25.Nxd5 cxd5 26.Rdc1 g6 27.f3 Ne8 28.Bd2 Be5 29.f4 Bb2 30.Rc6 Bg7 31.Rbc1 Rb2 32.R1c2 Rdb8

2. = / + (-0.49): 17...Qc7 18.g3 Rab8 19.Qc4 Be4(T)

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  gawain: Gee, I see no important difference between 37 Bxh3 and 37 Ba6. A neat finish either way.
Aug-06-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.49): 16.Rfc1 Rab8 17.Be1 Nxd4 18.exd4 Be4 19.Bf3 Bxf3 20.Qxf3 Bb4 21.Bc3 Nd5 22.Qd3 Rbc8 23.Qb5 a6 24.Qd3 Qg5 25.g3 Rc6 26.Re1 Be7 27.Bd2 Qg4 28.Rac1 Nb4 29.Bxb4 Bxb4 30.Rxc6 bxc6

2. = / + (-0.53): 16.Rac1 Be4 17.Bf3 Nxd4 18.exd4 Bxf3 19.Qxf3 Bb4 20.Bc3 Nd5 21.Rfd1 Rac8 22.Bxb4 Qxb4 23.Nc5 b6 24.axb6 axb6 25.Nb3 Rxc1 26.Rxc1 Ra8 27.Qd3 g6 28.g3 Ra2 29.Qc2 Kg7 30.Kg2 Qb5 31.h3

Aug-06-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.32): 13.Ne2 Be4 14.Bc3 Nd5 15.Rfd1 Nc6 16.Nd2(T) Nxc3 17.Nxc3 Bg6 18.a6 bxa6 19.Nde4 Bb6 20.Bxa6 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Rd8 22.Rxd8+ Bxd8 23.Bb5 Nb4 24.Qc4 Bc7 25.Qd4 a6 26.Be2

2. = / + (-0.32): 13.Rfd1 Nc6 14.Ne2 Be4 15.Bc3 Nd5 16.Nd2(T)

Aug-06-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 12.Nh4 Bg4 13.h3 Bh5 14.g4 Nxg4 15.hxg4 Qxh4 16.gxh5 Qg4+ 17.Kh2 Qh4+ 18.Kg2 Qg4+ 19.Kh2 Qh4+

2. = (-0.19): 12.h3 h6 13.Rd1 Bh7 14.Bd3 Bxd3 15.Rxd3 Nc6 16.Rd1 a6 17.Bd2 Rfd8 18.Na4 Ba7 19.Be1 Rac8 20.Rxd8+ Rxd8 21.Rd1 Rxd1 22.Qxd1 Ne4 23.Nc3 Nc5 24.Ne2 Bb8 25.Bc3 f6

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