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Gerlef Meins vs Eric Schiller
Groningen open (1996), Groningen NED, rd 2, Dec-20
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Variation (D34)  ·  1-0

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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-24-05
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  Eric Schiller: A tragic end to a nice game. I missed an easy win by checking at f5 instead of h5, and fell into a mating pattern I hadn't seen before. The moral of the game is: if you don't finish your opponent off when you can, he'll often come back and bite you!
Mar-25-05  Knezh: Very good notes, Mr. Schiller! I especially enjoyed the fact that unlike many annotators you were self-conscious and didn't try to hide your mistakes.
Mar-29-05  who: 41...Rf4+ 42.Kxf4 Rc7 43.Rxc7 and only then is it mate in 1.
Apr-12-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: This is an instructive game, both from the standpoint of honest annotations by a strong National Master, and some interesting tactics. I particularly enjoyed the unusual winning deflection combination 25...Qh5!, which Black unfortunately missed, and the rather unique mating pattern White played for mate-in-four with 39. Bf8+!
Apr-12-05  aw1988: Oh, lord. That is a terrible end, to an extremely nice game. A shame, but brilliant notes.
Jun-02-06  siggemannen: It's funny browsing randomly through chessgames i stumbled upon this game and wow, i just had the exact same mating pattern in my blitz game today but i was black and i mated my opponent.

Really weird coinsidence

Sep-12-10  BISHOP TAL: At move 25 Eric gives a line, In that line move 29 knight f6 check doubleing the f pawns then Rxb6, why isnt that better? what am i missing.
Sep-12-10
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  whiteshark: The Lord moves in mysterious ways.
Sep-13-10  BISHOP TAL: Yes, but usaully though faith,I had a healing recently and was reingrafted in Christ last Feb.Psalms 103 and 107 are great sciptures, he healeath thine diseases, and delivers you from distruction.Are you a Christian whiteshark?
Sep-13-10
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  whiteshark: Uh-oh! The <Gretchen question> asked by a ♗.
Mar-04-19
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  whiteshark: Better late than never: <BISHOP TAL: At move 25 Eric gives a line, In that line move 29 knight f6 check doubleing the f pawns then Rxb6, why isnt that better? what am i missing.>

After <25...Qh5+ 26.Qg4 Qxg4+ 27.hxg4 b6 28.Rb5 a6>


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White to move

1) -2.53 (35 ply) 29.Rxb6 Rxd5 30.Bc1 Rd3+ 31.Kf2 Rc3 32.Bf4 a5 33.g5 Rc2+ 34.Kf3 Rxa2 35.Ra6 Ra3 36.Kg4 Rd8 37.Rb6 Ra8 38.Rb5 a4 39.bxa4 R3xa4 40.Kh3 R4a5 41.Rb2 Rd5 42.Kg4 Rc8 43.Rb6 Rd3 44.Rb7 Kf8 45.Be5 Rd5 46.Bf4 Rd4 47.Kh3 Rcd8 48.Kg4 Rd3 49.Rb6

2) -3.38 (35 ply) <29.Nf6+ gxf6 30.Rxb6 Re6> 31.Rb4 Rd3+ 32.Kf4 Kg7 33.Ra4 Kg6 34.Bd4 Re1 35.Bc5 Rf1+ 36.Ke4 Rxg3 37.Kd5 Re1 38.Rxa6 Re5+ 39.Kc4 Rxg4+ 40.Kb5 h5 41.Rd6 h4 42.a4 h3 43.Rd1 f5 44.a5 Rg3 45.b4 Ra3 46.Rh1 Kg5 47.Kc4 Kg4 48.Rg1+ Kh4 49.Rg7 Re4+ 50.Kb5 f4 51.Rh7+ Kg4 52.a6

3) -4.95 (35 ply) 29.Nc7 axb5 30.Nxe8 Rxe8 31.Bd4 Ra8 32.Bxb6 Rxa2 33.Bc5 Rb2 34.b4 Rb3+ 35.Kf2 f6 36.Kg2 Kf7 37.Bd6 Kg6 38.Kh3 Rc3 39.Kg2 Kg5 40.Kh3 Rc4 41.Bf4+ Kg6 42.Bd6 Re4 43.Bc5 Kg5 44.Bd6 Rxg4 45.Bf8 Rd4 46.Kg2 g6 47.Kh3 Rg4 48.Bc5 Rc4 49.Bd6

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