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From endings to openings. Black gives a demonstration how not to play defense and White shows how to punish that:1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 exd4 6.Qxd4 Bd7? [Better, but still dismal is 6...Nc6 7.Qe3 fxe4 8.0–0! Bf5 9.Ng5 d5 10.Rd1 d4 11.Qf4 Qd7 12.Nb5 0–0–0 13.Nf7] 7.Ng5 Nc6 8.Bf7+ Ke7

  9.Qxf6+ Kxf6 [9...gxf6 10.Nd5#] 10.Nd5+ Ke5 11.Nf3+ Kxe4 12.Nc3#


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