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Games like this made the Evans Gambit very popular in days of yore: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 Bb6 8.0–0 Nf6? 9.e5 d5 10.exf6 dxc4 11.d5 Qxf6 12.dxc6 Qxa1 (see diagram). Now show how you would finish Black off.


From The Chess Amateur of 1910. 13.Re1+ Be6 14.Rxe6+ fxe6 15.Qd7+ Kf8 16.Ba3+ Kg8 17.Qxe6#

 

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