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Ossip Bernstein vs Rudolf Swiderski
14th DSB Congress, Coburg (1904), Coburg GER, rd 8, Jul-26
French Defense: McCutcheon. Bernstein Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



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Jun-21-19  zydeco: 49.Bc7 is a clever move - black’s rook can’t reach the f-file.
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  Chessical: Swiderski loses late in the game by playing

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<46...Rxh4?> after which his King becomes trapped on the <h> file and White's <f> pawn cannot be stopped. As Zydeco noted, the White Bishop prevents Swiderski's Rook from geeting onto the <f> file and has a further unpleasant threat of <Bf4+> if necessary.

<46... Rh2+!> draws, for example, <47. Kd1> Ba4 48. Rg5 Rxc2 49. Rg7+ Ke6 50. Ke1 (50. f7 Rf2+ 51. Kc1 Rxf7 =) 50... Rxc4 51. Rxb7 Rc8 52. Rb6+ Kf7 53. Rxa6 Rxd8 54. Rxa4 =

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