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Leo Forgacs vs Ossip Bernstein
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 13, Mar-04
Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15)  ·  1-0



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Aug-05-12  Karpova: After 19.Ne5

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Dr. Emanuel Lasker: <This move shows up the weakness of Black's strategy. He uselessly wastes all of his powder on d5 and his pieces are awkwardly crowded. The bishop at e6 and the knight at e7 are exposed on the e-file, only to support the f5-pawn, which can be attacked by Bd3. If Black plays ...g7-g6, White moves d4-d5 and after the exchange of bishops, Black would have nothing left to oppose on the long diagonal.>

From the St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book, translated by Richard Teichmann.

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  Telemus: There seems to be a tactical solution at the same time, too.

19.d5! ♗xb2 20.dxe6 ♖xd1 21.♖xd1 (much stronger than the zwischenzug 21.exf7+) ♗f6 22.♖d7 ♕c8 (or 22.. ♕f4 23.♖xb7 exf6 24.♕d1!) 23.♕d3! fxe6 24.♕d6 and, since now ♔f7 fails to 24.♘e5+, White is much better.

Later in the game the tactics are more common. After 23.. f4?

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24.♖xg7+! etc.

Jun-20-19  zydeco: Lovely game.
Nov-21-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: White's relentless advances were beautiful ... and then the fireworks really started.

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