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Rudolf Spielmann vs Jorgen Moeller
Gothenburg (1920)  ·  King's Gambit: Accepted. Breyer Gambit (C33)  ·  1-0
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May-11-05  Everett: Wow. Spielmann, sacrificial knight of the King's Gambit, plays 10.Nd2 preparing 11.Nxe4!? Correct? Who knows, but sure is fun to see him harass the black Q until she can do nothing but give herself up.
May-11-05  aw1988: This left a hole in Moeller's smile.
Nov-29-05  larsenfan: I do not know if 10Nd2 is correct, but Keres in his book about KG says that it is interesting and gives 9...Bf5 as the best way to avoid it. So if black is supossed to avoid the saccrifice, it can not be that bad...
Oct-18-06  jegbjerg: Nice queen sac. It is not easy to see the compensation, but Spielmann must have thought it was good -- at least good enough to beat a lesser master.
Apr-19-11  jusmail: Is this the earliest queen sacrifice in terms of moves?
Apr-19-11
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  tpstar: This would be hard to top = De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750
Sep-29-11  DrMAL: Similar sac to Capablanca vs A Chase, 1922 thanx <Shams> for pointing it out. 8...g5 was good but 8...Bg4! without it was much better, black was winning. As with other game 10.Nxe4 is forced but here black is ahead no matter what. In the tactics that followed, black slowly lost advantage, by 19.Rh3 it's equal. But 19...cxd4 looks an obvious blunder and it was. 21...Qxd3+ was best but black was lost via move 19. Poor opening but great accurate middlegame play by Spielmann.
Apr-19-12
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  MarkFinan: WHAT??

Whoever played this game on 'Guess the move' cheated!! That person knows it, and i know it too..
Either that or Kasparov and Carlsen have been visting the site along with Houdini, and if they didn't/don't know the game move for move, they wouldn't have beat the only guy who's played this game's score, even then!!

Okay, this is a 28 move game, you can only win 3 points a move, you have to get out of the opening before you can score(So let's say this is a 25 move game TOPS!), and from the above comments this a game with a Queen sac, and some other questionable moves..

Yet whoever played this game got 70 Points!!!!!
Just doing the maths means a perfect score is 75 Points (84 If you didn't have to get OOB first.. But you do!), forgetting the Queen sac and other moves!

Do me a favour? LOL..

I challenge anyone who's not familiar with this game to get 55 points, and that'd make you 2200+, so all you masters out there..... Have a go????

Sep-02-13
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  Tabanus: According to the newspaper Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (Aug. 1920), this round 11 game was played on August 4 (a day for adjourned games) instead of August 17 because Møller had to be back in Denmark before round 11.
Feb-14-14
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  kingscrusher: This is a very cute and original game - not seen the Qf3 much :)
Feb-14-14
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  kingscrusher: There is brilliant commentary for this and other games in the book "Art of Sacrifice" by Spielmann himself. Very articulate indeed. It is available even on Kindle for immediate download btw.
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