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Arthur William Dake vs Jim Schmitt
"Dake Believe" (game of the day Sep-20-2009)
Pacific Northwest Championship (1949), Tacoma, WA USA, Apr-02
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)  ·  1-0


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  patzer2: If 18...Kf6, then 19. Qxf4#

If 18...Kg8, then 19. Qd5+ Kh8 20. Nf7+ Kg8 21. Nh6+ Kh1 22. Qg8+ Rxg8 23. Nf7#

Dec-22-03  Dick Brain: The 17. Bxf7+ jump right out at you. Maybe Black's misconception was that he was only analyzing 18. Qd5+ rather than the much stronger followup 18. Ng5+
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  patzer2: An interesting response to 3. f3 is 3...e5 as in Kramnik vs Leko, 1998 which resulted in a win for Black in a hard fought and double-edged Super GM game.
Dec-22-03  BeautyInChess: What if black doesn't take the bishop? 18 ... ♔h8 looks like the most promising move.
Dec-22-03  Lawrence: BeautyInChess, that's move 17, not 18, right? After 18.Bxe8 White is so far ahead that the only decent thing for Black to do is resign.
Dec-22-03  pilot: I can't say the 17.Bxf7+ hit me first. It's probrably because I'm more of a safer positional player and saw 17.Qd5 And after that I'm fairly certain Black's a deadman too. Infact I rather thought that was the solution and if anyone wants to analyze it, Qd5 might not let Black last as long as Patzer2's 18 ..Kg8 line. But then again I haven't bothered looking through everything yet.
Dec-22-03  rochade123: 22.Qg8+ Kxg8 now what's left for white?
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  paulalbert: rochade123: K cannot take because N on h6 would give check. This is Philidor Legacy ( that is smothered mate ) idea. Key idea is Nh6 move involves double check including the discovered check. The subsequent Q sac forces the smothering piece capture which makes going back again for Nf7ch a mate.
Dec-22-03  CapablancaRules: Pilot, after 17.Qd5 Re6, I can not see a good way to White keep the attack
Dec-22-03  AlexBabich: BeautyInChess, if Black does not take the bishop then bishop takes the pawn and the rook. That is enouth to win the game by material advantage.
Dec-22-03  AlexBabich: BeautyInChess, how do you get to type those cute chess pieces in your message??
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  patzer2: <AlexBabich> Put the single letter K,Q,B,N,R between brackets {}.
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  patzer2: <> Thanks for the link. Did not realize you could bracket an entire variation to allow others to see the staunton chess piece symbols.
Dec-23-03  Dick Brain: <pilot> 17. ♕d5 forces one to figure out the counterplay with Black's ♕ and his ♗ on g7.
Mar-15-07  CitricAcid13: Beautiful combination, I always can see the smothered mate in problems and the continuation up to it, it just never comes up while I'm playing chess, even playing at 1500 on yahoo. My ♘ never gets to the right spot :)
Sep-20-09  RandomVisitor: 3 minutes per move:

Arthur William Dake - Jim Schmitt

Pacific Northwest Championship Tacoma, Washington USA, 1949

[Rybka 3 ]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.f4 Nc6 9.d5 Nb8 last book move

10.Nf3 -0.16/17 e6= 0.23/16
[Rybka 3 : 10...c6 11.dxc6 Nxc6 12.Bb5 Bg4 13.e5 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Nd4 15.Qf2 Nxb5 16.Nxb5 Nd5 17.0-0 Qd7 18.Nc3 Nxc3 19.bxc3= -0.16/17 ]

11.Bc5 -0.34/17
[Rybka 3 : 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.Qxd8 Rxd8 13.Ng5 Nc6 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.e5 Nb4 16.Rc1 N6d5 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Bd2= 0.23/16 ]

11...Re8 -0.27/15
12.d6 -0.34/16 N6d7= 0.10/15
[Rybka 3 : 12...N8d7 13.Bb4 c6 14.Qd2 e5 15.0-0-0 exf4 16.Qxf4 Qf6 17.Qd2 Ne5 18.Be2 Bd7 19.Kb1 Nbc4 20.Qd4 Nxf3 21.Qxc4 b5 22.Qc5 -0.34/16 ]

13.Ba3 -0.36/15
[Rybka 3 : 13.Bf2 Nc6 14.e5 cxd6 15.Qxd6 f6 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Qxd8 Rxd8 18.Bc4 Na5 19.Be2 Nd5 20.Rd1 Bxc3+ 21.bxc3 Bd7 22.Ne5= 0.10/15 ]

13...cxd6= 0.19/18
[Rybka 3 : 13...c6 14.e5 b5 15.Ne4 f6 16.Qc2 fxe5 17.fxe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bxe5 19.0-0-0 a5 20.Bc5 Na6 21.Kb1 Bd7 22.Be2 -0.36/15 ]

14.Bxd6 0.00/16 Qb6= 0.19/16
[Rybka 3 : 14...Bxc3+ 15.bxc3 Nc6 16.e5 Qa5 17.Qc2 Ne7 18.Bb4 Qc7 19.Bd6 Qa5 20.Bb4 Qc7 21.Bd6 Qa5 22.Bb4 Qc7 23.Bd6 Qa5 24.Bb4 Qc7 25.Bd6 Qa5 26.Bb4 Qc7 27.Bd6 Qa5 28.Bb4 Qc7 29.Bd6 Qa5= 0.00/16 ]

15.Qd2= -0.24/18
[Rybka 3 : 15.e5 Qe3+ 16.Qe2 Qxf4 17.g3 Qg4 18.Nb5 Na6 19.Bg2 f5 20.exf6 Nxf6 21.Be5 Qb4+ 22.Nc3 Qc5 23.Bd4 Qh5 24.0-0 Nb4 25.Rac1 Nc6= 0.19/16 ]

15...e5 1.12/16
[Rybka 3 : 15...Bxc3 16.bxc3 Nc5 17.Bxc5 Qxc5 18.Qd4 Qc7 19.Qe3 Nd7 20.Bb5 a6 21.Bxd7 Bxd7 22.0-0 Red8 23.Rfd1 Bb5 24.Ne5 Rac8 25.Rxd8 -0.24/18 ]

16.Bc4 0.75/15 exf4? 5.61/13
[Rybka 3 : 16...Nc5 17.fxe5 Be6 18.Bxe6 Nxe6 19.0-0-0 Nd7 20.h4 Rad8 21.Nd5 Qb5 22.Kb1 Nb6 23.Nxb6 axb6 24.h5 Qa4 25.Qc2 Qxc2+ 26.Kxc2 Nf4 27.hxg6 0.75/15 ]

17.Bxf7+ 5.31/14 Kxf7? #6/5
[Rybka 3 : 17...Kh8 18.Bxe8 5.31/14 ]

18.Ng5+ #6/3 1-0

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  whiteshark: I think 15...e5 is following the Golden Chess Rule: <Always open your position quickly especially if the remaining bunch is undeveloped.> Tarrasch, if I'm not mistaken. :D
Sep-20-09  randomsac: Leading on to Philidor's mate. It's kind of funny, that black completely ignored the bishop's first move, and then resigned after the sac. Most of the time, the piece I just moved is being scrutinized, but this time black overlooked it. Odd.
Sep-20-09  RandomVisitor: The above analysis shows that 15...Bxc3 16.bxc3 Nc5 is possibly an improvement for black.
Sep-20-09  WhiteRook48: or ...Kf6 Nd5+
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