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Isidor Gunsberg vs Mikhail Chigorin
Chigorin - Gunsberg (1890), Havana CUB, rd 6, Jan-10
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C55)  ·  0-1



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Apr-01-06  fred lennox: A beautiful game by Chigorin. 9...Bxe5 is an interesting exchange. Black weakens his dark sqrs. yet with 11...Ne5 the knight securely controls the dark central sqs. 16...c5, be it ever so humble, a powerful move. Not that 2 abreast pawns on central sqrs. should ever be thought as humble and can be dramatic, as this game. Black's position is unleased to control the a8-h1 diagonal. With no open files this will be decisive. Further, it blocks whites bishop and will create a passed pawn latter.
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  naresb: 32. g5 puts white in a tight spot to think about. That was time for perfect calculations. Engine analysis rightly suggest for 33. fxg5 as the only move available.

Earlier Black was looking along 'Bb7-Qf3' diagonal for possible mate on 'g2/h1' squares OR 'Qf3-Rg4' combination pointing on 'g3' for mate. Both were nicely held on by 'Rg1 & Kh2'. Another one was 'Ne6-Rg4-Qf3' forcing on 'f4 pawn' which was guarded well by 'Bc1-g3' duo. With 32... g5, both 'f4 & h4 pawns' turn vulnerable.

May-20-18  Saniyat24: fantastic game...maybe White should have traded queens...the double rook sacrifice was superb by Chigorin, and although Gunsberg defended courageously with his two rooks, Chigorin's queen and bishop combo was lethal...

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