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William Hartston vs Heikki Westerinen
Alicante (1973)  ·  Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24)  ·  1-0
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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.
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  GrahamClayton: A sharp opening leads to an amazing position after Black's 18th move, with 3 pieces en prise.

19.♕b2!! is a fantastic move.
The key to the check with 20.♕b3+ is that Black is forced to play 20...♔g7, which strips the Black King of the cover provided by the white g7-pawn.

19...♗b6 loses to 20.♕b3+ ♔g7 21. ♕f7+ ♔h8 22.♕e8+ ♔g7 23.♖f7+ ♔h6 24. ♕e6+ ♔h5 25.♖f5+ ♔h4 26.♕e4+ ♗g4 27.g3+ ♔h3 28.♕g2#

Aug-14-11  ToTheDeath: Powerful game.
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