White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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From an offhand game at odds won by Barnes in 1873. BTW, The diagram is not a misprint! Black had just taken White’s bishop on c1 with a pawn and promoted to a queen.

1.Qxf7+ Nxf7 [1...Kd8 2.Ne6#] 2.Bxf7+ Kd8 3.Ne6#


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