Salwe - Spiejer

St Petersburg 1909

Queen's Gambit Declined

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3 c5 5.Bxc4 Nf6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.O-O a6 8.a3 b5 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.b4 Be7 ( In this so-called "Bindfaden" variation, the Bishop goes better to 11...Bd6 in order to give a foothold for the Knight at e5. At e7 the Bishop obstructs Queen and Knight. ) 12.Bb2 O-O 13.Qe2 Nd5 14.Rfd1 Qb6 15.Rac1 Nxc3 16.Bxc3 Bf6 White threatened already 17.Qb2 and then by attacking Black's h7-square, gradually to disorganize Black's Kingside pawns. Black has no equivalent for this chance. 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Qb2 Kg7 19.Rc5 Ne7 20.Rh5 Ng6 21.Nd4 Rad8 22.Qc1 Rd5 23.Rxd5 Bxd5 24.Qc3 Qb7 25.f3 Rc8 26.Qe1 Qc7 27.a4 White has already the superior game, as the evident points in Black's game are not compensated for. Now, moreover, White makes a passed pawn, and keeps the opponent under fire from two sides. For this reason Black's last move was a mistake. 27...bxa4

White: Salwe Black: Spiejer
( He should have played first 27...Bc4) 28.Bxa6 Bb7 29.Bb5 Either the a-pawn is lost, or the game decided as in the text. 29...a3 30.Nxe6+ fxe6 31.Rd7+ Qxd7 32.Bxd7 Rc2 33.Bxe6 a2 34.b5 Rb2 35.Bxa2 Rxa2 36.Qc3 Bd5 37.b6 Kf7 ( If 37...Kh6 then 38.e4 Bb7 39.Qc7 might have followed. This game was conducted by White in an energetic and elegant style. ) 38.b7

1 - 0

2h. 50 - 3h. 35

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