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|May-08-06|| ||Zaius: Damn, guessed Bxe7.|
|May-08-06|| ||Mating Net: Opera House!!
My favorite mating pattern.
|May-08-06|| ||NakoSonorense: Whenever i see this pattern, i always think of Morphy's game.|
|May-08-06|| ||PhilFeeley: 15...Nxg4?? is soooo bad. The backrank check is just waiting there to be exploited. How black missed it is a mystery. It was an obvious possibility for several moves.|
|May-08-06|| ||giantwizard: Being defeated in your own variation must be frustrating.|
|May-08-06|| ||ahmadov: <Zaius: Damn, guessed Bxe7.> But Bxe7 is also correct, followed by Qd6+ and then Qd8#. However, Black can only play Qd5 after Bxe7. This still gives White previliges.|
|May-08-06|| ||Zaius: <ahmadov> My line if black took the bishop would have been 17. Bxe7 Kxe7 18. Rxf7+ Ke8 19. Qd8# but yours also works.|
And as you say, black cannot take the bishop, and 17. Bxe7 Qd5 still puts black in a very bad position.
|May-08-06|| ||Fezzik: Right on, Mating Net. There could be several ways for chessgames.com to go from here. There's Reti-Tartakover, Fischer-Reshevsky (not sure of the date, 1958 or 1959?), or numerous attacks against the uncastled king from Morphy to Polgar! Now that would be fun!|
|May-08-06|| ||Fezzik: One other possibility would be to go through games played at Liverpool, West Ham, or Cardiff (or players from these cities) to celebrate the F.A. Cup this Saturday. Boy, a collection of games with that criteria would be hard to find!|
|May-08-06|| ||chessmoron: <ahmadov> no, Bxe7 is followed by Qd5 and then white Qf4-Qxd1+ and on and on till checkmate. Simply Qd8 is a quick 2 move checkmate|
|May-08-06|| ||SJP: <Fezzik> Whom are you supporting?|
|May-08-06|| ||dzechiel: Saw the winning combination in a second or two. Took an extra second to make sure I wasn't missing anything.|
|May-08-06|| ||goldfarbdj: I have a feeling I've seen this game before...I've certainly seen that mating pattern before. (As others have noticed, it occurs in a famous Morphy game.)|
|May-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Got it in 5 seconds! One of the nicest Monday puzzles ever. :)|
|May-08-06|| ||FHBradley: Why would a player of Burn's status fall into such a trap?|
|May-08-06|| ||mig55: Found it in 1 sec because i knew the game:-)|
|May-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Perhaps Burn was in fact playing the White pieces? It's odd indeed that he didn't spot this mating pattern.|
|May-08-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: It is surprising that Burn would fall into this checkmate. Was this game perhaps part of a simul? Although the Morphy mating pattern should be recognized by a player of Burn's caliber in a fraction of a second, it would take longer to see that Black's 15. ... Nxg4?? was walking into a forced win for White. After 16. Bb5+, Black could have avoided the two-move mate by playing 16. ... Kf8, but Black would still be hopelessly lost, with one possible continuation going: 17. Rxf7+ Kg8 18. Rxe7 Nxe5 19. Qf4 Bd7 20. Rxg7+ Kxg7 21. Qxe5+ Kg8 22. Qg3+ Kf8 23. Rf1+ Ke8 24. Qg6#.|
|May-08-06|| ||ahmadov: <chessmoron: <ahmadov> no, Bxe7 is followed by Qd5 and then white Qf4-Qxd1+ and on and on till checkmate. Simply Qd8 is a quick 2 move checkmate> Actually, I also noted Qd5 (for Black)in my previous post. I understand that Bxe7 is not an immediate mate, what I was saying was that if there was not 17.Qd8, then Bxe7 was still a good move for White. In other words I just wanted to encourage <Zaius> after his first post.|
|May-08-06|| ||Mendrys: Classic case of neglected development. Instead of completing his development and safeguarding his king black devises to snatch white's f2 pawn. He moves his dark colored bishop 5 times from move 6 to 14. He is so enamoured with this bishop he forgets to play with his other pieces!|
|May-08-06|| ||Landman: Looks like Black was... Burned?|
|May-08-06|| ||Halldor: I want to remember this useful mating pattern next time I go to Liverpool. :)|
|May-08-06|| ||zb2cr: Found it in under 10 seconds. I love Monday puzzles, they make me feel SOOOOOO smart.|
|May-08-06|| ||Willem Wallekers: <EmperorAtahualpa: Perhaps Burn was in fact playing the White pieces?>
I believe so too.
The puzzle was not too difficult ;-) for a monday.
|May-08-06|| ||Whitehat1963: This took me a minute or so. Then, finally, I saw Morphy and the Duke and Count.|
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