Black to Play

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A correspondence game ended with a surprise move: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.Ba4 Bc5 6.Nxe5 0–0 7.Nf3 [7.Nd3 is better] 7...d5 8.Nxd4 Bxd4 9.e5 Ng4 [Not 9...Bxe5 10.d4] 10.0–0 Qh4 11.h3 Nxf2 12.Rxf2 Qxf2+ 13.Kh2 See Diagram as White Resigned after Black’s next move.

13… Bg4!! 14.Ne2 [14.hxg4 Qh4#; 14.Qh1 Bxe5#; 14.Qxg4 Bxe5+ 15.Kh1 Qf1#] 14...Bf3 15.Nf4 Bxe5 16.Qg1 Bxf4+ 17.Kh1 Qg3 18.Bd7 [18.gxf3 Qxh3+] 18...Rfe8 19.Bf5 Qxg2+ 20.Qxg2 Re1#


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