White to Play

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In this game Black misses many opportunities to defend properly against an Evans Gambit and gets duly punished for his inattention: Kaldegg-Zeissll, 1903: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. Qb3 Qf6 8. e5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5+ 10. Kd1 Qh5+ (10... dxc3!) 11. Be2 Qg6 12. Re1 Kd8 (12... Ne7!) 13. Ba3 d6 14. Qb5 Qf5 (14... Bf5!) (See Diagram)

The game ended with 15. Qe8+ Kxe8 16. Bb5+ 17. Re8#

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