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Ossip Bernstein vs Cenek Kottnauer
Groningen (1946), Groningen NED, rd 1, Aug-13
Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D46)  ·  0-1

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Aug-15-05  Runemaster: A game that reminds us all to keep fighting even when things are tough. Black is slowly strangled for a lot of the time, but waits for his chance and then turns the tables right at the end with a mating attack.

White wins a pawn on move 44 and (as so often happens) may have relaxed, thinking "the rest is a matter of technique". Bernstein was also old by this time, and may have become tired as the game went on, but that's just a guess.

Maybe 44.Rxb4, returning the threat to the queen, was the better way of taking the pawn. It might have stopped the Black major pieces from invading.

Aug-13-16
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  dernier loup de T: A petite cause, grands, terriblement grands effets aux échecs aussi; j'aime beaucoup de le com de Runemaster;
j'invite juste à considérer en plus pourquoi 50.f5! au lieu de 50.Dd3 aurait été un moindre mal: si à présent dans la même suite par ailleurs 52...Dh1, 53. Tc8+ gagnerait pour les Blancs car le roi noir ne pourrait plus fuir sans encombre à g7 à cause de 54.f6+!...

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