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Louis van Vliet vs James Mason
Amsterdam (1889), Amsterdam NED, rd 5, Aug-28
French Defense: Classical Variation. Richter Attack (C13)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-11-15  poorthylacine: Lack of energy at the 27th black move: 27...Rxc3! won after 28.Rxc3 Rxc3 ...

But it was Van Vliet who wasted the last opportunity, playing 58. Kc4 after another blunder of Mason (57...Kd8?) instead of 57..Rxc5! keeping balance... Better was 58.Rxd5+!! exd5 59. Ke3!! with a winning endgame. But it was difficult to calculate all and globally its fair to admit that Mason dominated this game by nice playing before his 27th move. It shows how the french defense is strong positionally by luring the "e" white pawn...

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