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Anthony Santasiere vs Edward Bradford Adams
? (1926)
Queen Pawn Game: General (D00)  ·  1-0
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Jun-19-12
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  Once: The interesting position is one move before the puzzle. It's black to play...


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As we have seen, the massing of the white army on the kingside scared him into the disastrous 15...Rg8. You can see why black played this way. He was probably worried by a slow buildup from white like Qh6-Rh5, when h7 looks hard to defend.

But we now know that 15...Rg8 loses out of hand. It takes away a vital flight square for the black king. White is gifted a mate in 4.

But what else can black play? Fritzie has nerves of steel and finds 15...Re8. The idea is to play Re6 and then defend the kingside with Nf8 or Qg8. It's pretty ugly stuff and white is still winning, but it's a heck of a lot more fun than allowing your opponent to queen sac into a mate.

So, Clint Eastwood-stylee, the question you've got to ask yourself is ... if you were playing black, would you have found 15...Re8 (or the similar 15...Qe7)?

I'm not sure I would. It's so much easier to spot combinations for yourself than it is to spot those that the other guy might play.

Jun-19-12
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  Beancounter: I found this easier than yesterday. It just had to be Qxh+ and after that Rh5+ is obvious, bishop check and oh yes, Bf8 is mate.
Jun-19-12  Memethecat: <<<<<Nice!>

16.Qxh7+ Kxh7> 17.Rh5+ Kg7> 18.Bh6+ Kh7/8> 19.Bf8#>

Jun-19-12  sevenseaman: #73070

If I asked you as Black to find a mate in 8 it would be less than fair.

White is a R better off. Both sides have a R en prise. So a smart capture does not change anything. (Even if you got a R free it'll only mean equality).

So can you find 8 forcing moves. Try & you just might. Wednesday-like difficulty at most.


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Black to play and mate in 8.

Jun-19-12  standardwisdom: Seeing the position, the path to Bf8 jumps out so quickly, that one wonders there must be something very easy to spot in this pattern.

Always shocking to observe the knight usually so powerful at f6 is so powerless at g6.

Jun-19-12  standardwisdom: <Doktorn> and <Beancounter> I concur with you whole heartedly. Something about this position makes it very easy to spot. I wonder if it is N at g6, but now I have started to repeat myself.

<Once>15.. Qe7 seems like a very good move. That would have been a lot more fun, even though not a POTD.

Jun-19-12
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  beenthere240: I have to say that 11...gxf6 perplexes me.
Jun-19-12
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  TheTamale: <beenthere240>: You took the comment right out of my mouth! Duffers wouldn't play this move because it exposes the king, but I see masters making this choice all the time. And here Black loses quickly... because of his exposed king. I'll never get this game.
Jun-19-12  King Death: <beenthere240> 11...Qf6 looks natural but of course White gets a solid edge after 12.Ng5 and Ne4, not that the way Adams played with 11...gf was too hot.
Jun-19-12
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  chrisowen: <beenthere240> A crevice in lost it said in queenh7+ rook grimmace

should have gone to e8 nevermind to led now and bishop crashes the

party believe line will go down heralds h7+ kxh7 17.rh5+ kg7 18.bh6+

kh8 stick to back the meatloaf 19.bf8#

Jun-19-12  jackpawn: Found at a glance. Basically a Monday puzzle . . .
Jun-19-12
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  gawain: I see a combination 16 Qxh7+ Kxh7 17 Rh5+ Kg7 18 Bh6+ Kh8 19 Bf8#
Jun-19-12  Alex56171: It has some resemblance to yesterday's puzzle, that is, the king is strangled by his friends.
Jun-19-12
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  kevin86: The queen sac is followed by a mate by bishop and rook-employing a discovered mate. Chess art at its finest!

Note also,white was aided by black blockers...against their own king.

Jun-19-12
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  whiteshark: <16.Qxh7+> and Captain Obvious is obvious!
Jun-19-12
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  FSR: 16.Qxh7+, 17.Rh5+, 18.Bh6+, 19.Bf8#
Jun-19-12  Patriot: 16.Qxh7+ Kxh7 17.Rh5+ Kg7 18.Bh6+ Kh7/Kh8 19.Bf8#
Jun-19-12  bischopper: no comment!!! better you say me where was the mistake the opening, the middle game or endgame when his king was weaked for the pawns....
Jun-19-12  checkmateyourmove: great tuesday puzzle!
Jun-19-12  WhiteRook48: Checkmate in four moves.
16 Qxh7+ Kxh7 17 Rh5+ Kg7 18 Bh6+ any move 19 Bf8#
Jun-19-12  1stboard: Black should have played 11 Qxf6, he gets into trouble after the move he actually played .....
Jun-19-12  Nullifidian: Mate in 4:

16. ♕xh7+ ♔xh7 17. ♖h5+ ♔g7 18. ♗h6+ ♔h7/h8 19. ♗f8#

Jun-20-12  sevenseaman: Sadly no one posted a solution to my 8-mover. I'll optimistically assume that some of you did try. Here's the sol;

1...Qc4+ 2. Kg2only move Qe4+ 3. Kf2only move Qxf4+ 4. Ke2only move Rh2+ 5. Kd3only move Qf3+ 6. Kc4only move Rh4+ 7. Rg4 Rxg4+ 8. Kc5only move Qf2(or Qc6)#

You'll have noticed that all moves are forcing but an error could creep into the move order.

Feb-23-14
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  kenilworthian: This game was first published in Herman Helms's chess column in the Brooklyn Eagle, available here: http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspa...
Sep-03-14  Ke2: That bishop seems to make amusing sound effects as it ricochets off the H file.
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