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William Hartston vs Heikki Westerinen
Alicante (1973)  ·  Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-01-06
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  luzhin: I think this must be "Hartston's Immortal". His 19th move is especially brilliant, demonstrating that he only needs two pieces for the final mating attack.
Apr-11-09
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  GrahamClayton: A sharp opening leads to an amazing position after Black's 18th move, with 3 pieces en prise.

19.Qb2!! is a fantastic move.
The key to the check with 20.Qb3+ is that Black is forced to play 20...Kg7, which strips the Black King of the cover provided by the white g7-pawn.

19...Bb6 loses to 20.Qb3+ Kg7 21. Qf7+ Kh8 22.Qe8+ Kg7 23.Rf7+ Kh6 24. Qe6+ Kh5 25.Rf5+ Kh4 26.Qe4+ Bg4 27.g3+ Kh3 28.Qg2#

Aug-14-11  ToTheDeath: Powerful game.
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