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The following game, which leads to the diagrammed position, has been played at least a half-dozen times in chess history. It starts out 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 dxe4 4. fxe4 e5 5. Nf3 exd4 6. Bc4 Bb4+ 7. c3 dxc3(Better, though not promising was 7... Ba5 8. b4 Bb6 9. cxd4)


Solution:

8. Bxf7+ Kxf7 9. Qxd8 cxb2+ 10. Ke2 bxa1=Q 11. Ng5+ Kg6 12. Qe8+ Kh6 13. Ne6+ and mate in one or two

 

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