Grandmaster Carl Schlechter, one of the strongest players in chess history, reached this winning position and made a horrible blunder! Pick a winning move and pick Schlechter’s blunder.
Here’s a position from Abkin-Bartolitsch, St. Peterburg, 1903. White resigned. Same questions as last time: why did White resign and did White have a somewhat better move to save the situation?
In this position, Popiel-Marco, Monte Carlo, 1902, Marco with Black on the move resigned. Two questions: what made him resign? Did he have a way to somehow save the situation?
You sure would like to mate on g7, wouldn’t you? Make it happen!
OK, you have an overwhelming position. It’s time to put this guy away. What do you do from here?
Going through old games is fun. They could play chess, too, back then. Here’s a position from a team match (Manchester Chess Club v. Kolner Schachklub) played in Cologne in 1906. In eight years the battlefield for these two clubs wouldn’t be on a table. Wahltuch found the best way to beat Oppenheim. Can you?