Black to Play  

Pete Tamburro on

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Adolf Anderssen was quite the attacking master. Here he finishes off Mayet even though White seems to be just about to consolidate.

Can you figure out why he took the pawn before entering the combination? 1... Bxd4 This also works: 1... gxf2+ 2. Rxf2 Rh1+ 3. Kxh1 Nxf2+ 4. Kg1 Nxg4 5. Nxg4 Qe7 6. Ne3 Bd6, but AA’s method cleans the board quickly. 2. Qxe4 If 2. cxd4 gxf2+ 3. Rxf2 Rh1+ 4. Kxh1 Nxf2+ 5. Kg1 Nxg4 6.Nxg4 Qxd4+ and that’s why AA took the pawn at move one 2... Bxf2+ 3. Rxf2 Qd1+ 4. Rf1 Rh1+ 5. Kxh1 Qxf1#


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