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Eugene Znosko-Borovsky vs Mikhail Chigorin
St Petersburg (1902), St. Petersburg RUE
Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: Chigorin must have overlooked that after 29.♔xf2 ♘xe4; 30.♘xe4 the White Queen is defended. An attack of chess blindness I guess.
Jul-12-04  akiba82: 29 Kh1 Bg3 ( otherwise 30 Nf5+ ) White has 30 Qh6+ Kg8 31 Qg6#
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  Honza Cervenka: <28...Bxf2+?? from Chigorin's famous blunders by error> This is not a blunder in fact but desperation. There is no satisfactory defense against 29.Qh6+ or 29.Nf5+ with mate.
Jul-13-06  error: You're right Honza. The game has been deleted from the collection. Thanks!
Jul-11-09  Knight13: Znosko-Borovsky is obviously showing his talent by beating Chigorin!

Chigorin should've counterattacked in the center with 17...cxd5. Defending the king directly is NOT satisfactory.

Jul-11-09  visayanbraindoctor: <Knight13> Sure he was talented! Would you believe that Capablanca won every one-on-one match that he ever played in his life, except for only two. Every one knows about the 1927 WC Match where Capa lost his Title to Alekhine. So who was the only other player who did not lose a match to Capa? Answer: The probably underrated Znosko-Borovsky. While Capablanca was mowing down all the top chess masters of Europe in his 1913 to 1914 mini-matches without losing a single game, Znosko-Borovsky beat him once (with Black!), thus tying their mini-match.

Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1913

Jul-12-09  blacksburg: znosko was also a very good writer. if you see a book by him, pick it up. most of them are on Dover, so they're very cheap as well as being very good.
Jul-12-09  visayanbraindoctor: Znosko-Borovsky must have been delighted to win this. Chigorin was his chess idol.

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