Cohn - Bernstein

St Petersburg 1909

Queen's Pawn Opening

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Be7 7.O-O dxc4 This exchange facilitates the advance of the e-pawn. 8.Bxc4 b5 9.Bd3 a6 10.e4 Bb7 11.Qe2 c5 12.Rd1 c4 ( White's centre has now a threatening attitude. But after 12...cxd4 13.Nxd4 O-O 14.Bg5 White would equally have the superior game. ) 13.Bc2 O-O 14.Bg5 Re8 ( He ought to have pushed at once 14...b4 driving away the White Knight, before he could be played via e4 to d6 (which manoeuvre was adopted several times by Steinitz against Tschigorin), with the likely continuation 15.Nb1 Rc8 16.Nfd2 Bc6 17.Nxc4 Nxe4) 15.e5 Nd5 16.Ne4 Nf8 17.Nd6 Bxg5 18.Nxb7 Qe7 19.Nd6 Reb8 20.Be4 Ra7 21.Bxd5 exd5 22.Nxg5 Qxg5 23.Qf3 b4 24.Qxd5 c3 25.bxc3 bxc3 26.Qc5 Rd7 27.Qxc3 Ne6 28.Qg3 Qh5 29.f4 h6 30.Rab1 Rb2 31.Qc3 Rxg2+ 32.Kxg2 Nxf4+ 33.Kh1 Rxd6 34.Rf1 Rxd4 35.Qxd4

1 -0

2h. 26 - 1h. 10

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