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Alexander Alekhine vs Herman Steiner
Pasadena (1932), Pasadena, CA USA, rd 7, Aug-23
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  1-0


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  chancho: 25...gxh4?? 25.Nf7+ Kg8 26.Nh6#

On 37.Nd7:

(a) 37...Bxd7? 38.Qxg5+ Kf7 39.Qf6+ Kg8 40.Qg7#

(b) 37...Qxd7 38.Qxg5+ Kf7 39.Qf6+ Ke8 40.Rxe6+

(c) 37...Rxd7 38.Qxg5+ Kf7 39.Qf6+ Ke8 40.Rxe6+ Re7 41.Qxe7#

(d) 37...Qd8 38.Nxf8

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  chancho: Line (b) of my earlier post was not accurate.

(b) 37...Qxd7 38.Qxg5+ Kf7 39.Qg7+ Ke8 40.Rxe6+ <if 40...Kd8?, then the f8 Rook is enprise> 40...Qxe6 41.Qxb7

Apr-15-08  TigerPawns: (b) 37...Qxd7 38.Qxg5+ Kf7 39.Rd1
May-11-08  notyetagm: Position after 24 ... g7-g5?! 25 ♗a3-b2!

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<chancho: 25...gxh4?? 25.Nf7+ Kg8 26.Nh6# >

(VAR) Position after 25 ... g5x♕h4?? 26 ♘e5-f7++ ♔h8-g8 27 ♘f7-h6#

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The final position is the mating pattern known as <BLACKBURNE'S OTHER MATE>.

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  whiteshark: So what is <BLACKBURNE'S MATE> then?
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  whiteshark: Found it here:
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  tpstar: Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns

What the Wikipedia article calls a Pillsbury Mate is actually a Morphy Concealed Mate. In a Pillsbury Mate, the Rook mates along the file while the Bishop covers the long diagonal.

25. Bb2! is a nice move.

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  zanzibar: Hmmm, I better double-check <CT>, which is kinda my go-to source:

Pillsbury's Mate

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Morphy's Mate

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Opera Mate

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  zanzibar: Blackburne's Mate:

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