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Alfred Oppenheim vs NN
Cologne (1921), Cologne GER
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  1-0


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Nov-25-05  suenteus po 147: That's a nice little opening trap there in the Four Knights (C47). In the end position, black is in a pickle. If 9...Qxb5, then 10.Qd8#. If 9...bxc6, then 10.Qxd5 and the pawn can't take back. And of course, if 9...Qxd1+ 10.Kxd1, then the knight is immune to the capture (10...bxc6) due to the fork of king and rook by the bishop at c6. 10...Bd7 doesn't even work in light 11.Re1+ Be7 (forced) 12.Rxe7+ Kf8 13.Rxd7
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  dunamisvpm: < suenteus po 147 > What about 9...Qe4+ 10.Qe2 Qxe2+
11.Kxe2 a6
12. Ba4 Bd7
13.Re1 Bd6
14.Kf1 Kf8
Can you enlighten me if this variation is possible to somehow continue to play for black and not to resign early in the opening?
Jan-16-15  manata27: I guess that after 9 ... Qe4+ 10. Kf1 wins due to 10 ... bxc6 11. Bg5 f6 12. Qd2 and there is no field for blacks Queen to deal with the threats of Bxc6+ and Re1.
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  wwall: Instead of 7.exd5, perhaps better for White is 7.Qe2 dxe4 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4+

Instead of resigning, Black could have tried 9...Qe4+ 10.Qe2 Qxe2+ 11.Kxe2 a6. Now White has: a) 12.Nd4+ axb4 13.Nxb5 Kd7 14.Bf4 c5
b) 12.Ba4 Bd7 13.Bf4 b5 14.Rhe1 Bxc6
c) 12.Na7+ axb5 13.Nxb5 Kd7 14.Bf4 c5

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