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Black to Play  

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Published in Chess Puzzles

A hundred seven year old game with a different finish. From Scott-Anspach, London, 1913.


  While there is no forced mating attack, Black does what most of us do in games: win enough material to encourage resignation. 1... Bxg5 2. Qxg5 Qh2 3. f3 exf3 4. Bxf3 (4. gxf3 e5 5. Qg2 [5. Qg1 Bxh3+ or (4. Kf2 fxe2+ 5. Kxe2 Ba6+ 6. Kd1 Rae8 7. b3 Rf2) 4... Rxf3+ White Resigned Because of all these little adventures to come: 5.gxf3 (5. Ke2 Rf5 6. Qd8+ Rf8 7. Qg5 Ba6+ 8. Kd1 Rae8 9. a4 e5 10. b3 Rf2 11.Ra2 e4 12. Kc1 Rxg2 13. Qf6 Qg3 14. Rf1 (14. Qxc6 Qxe1+) (14. Rd1 Qc3 15. Rb2 Bd3) 14... Bxf1) 5... Ba6+ 6. Re2 Bxe2+ 7. Ke1 Re8 8. Qd2 Qh1+ 9. Kxe2 Qxa1

 

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