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Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

In this game Black tries an premature attack and actually thinks he’s winning on move 11, but White sets him straight. Richardson-Delmar, 1887: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3 Nxf2 5.Kxf2 Bc5+ 6.d4!! exd4 7.Re1+ Kf8 8.Ne4 Bb6 9.Qd3 d5 10.Qa3+ Kg8 11.Bxd5 Qxd5 (See Diagram)


The game ended with 12.Nf6+ gxf6 13.Qf8+ Kxf8 14.Bh6+ Kg8 15.Re8#

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