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Mikhail I Chigorin – Emanuel Schiffers, Match, St Petersburg 1897

French Defense (C00)
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1. e4 e6 2. Qe2 Be7 3. b3 Bf6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Bb2 Nge7 6. f4 d6 7. Nf3 Ng6 8. g3 Bd7 9. h4 h5 10. O-O-O Nd4 11. Nxd4 Bxd4 12. Bg2 Nf8 13. Rhf1 c5 14. f5 Qa5 15. Kb1 O-O-O 16. Qf3 Bc6 17. Ne2 Bxb2 18. Kxb2 e5 19. Qe3 f6 20. Nc3 b5 21. a3 Nd7 22. Ra1 Nb6 23. Bf3 Na8 24. Qe2 Be8 25. Rfb1 Nc7 26. Kc1 Qb6 27. a4 b4 28. Nd1 a5 29. Ne3 Bf7 30. Kb2 Kb7 31. Rg1 Ka7 32. Rg2 d5 33. exd5 Nxd5 34. Qc4 Qd6 35. Qb5 Qc7 36. Nc4 Be8 37. Qxa5+ Qxa5 38. Nxa5 Ne7 39. Nb7 Rc8 40. Nd6 Rd8 41. Nxe8 Rdxe8 42. Be4 Rd8 43. d3 g6 44. Rf1 gxf5 45. Bxf5 Nd5 46. Rf3 Rd6 47. Rgf2 Nc3 48. Kc1 Rg8 49. Be4 Rg4 50. Re3 Kb6 51. Bf5 Rg8 52. Bh3 Kc7 53. Bf1 Nd5 54. Ref3 Nc3 55. Rxf6 Rxf6 56. Rxf6 Rxg3 57. Rf5 Kd6 58. Kd2 e4 59. dxe4 Nxe4+ 60. Kd1 Rg1 61. Ke1 Ng3 62. Rf3 Ke5 63. Kf2 Rxf1+ 64. Kxg3 Rg1+ 65. Kh2 Rc1 66. Rf2 Ke4 67. Kg3 Rg1+ 68. Rg2 Rc1 69. Re2+ Kd4 70. Kf3 Rf1+ 71. Rf2 Rh1 72. Kg3 Kc3 73. Rg2 Rf1 1/2-1/2

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