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Emil Schallopp vs Richard Hein
Hamburg (1868), Hamburg GER
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Compromised Defense Main Line (C52)  ·  1-0


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Aug-06-07  TheIrateTurk: Monday = Queen Sac!
Aug-06-07  Fezzik: This is very pretty and instructive! Great job!
Aug-06-07  Fezzik: PS: I'm amazed that Black played on to mate in this game. Even in 1868, Black must have felt embarrassed to miss such a shot.
Aug-06-07  dpacaba: Hmmm... very easy
Aug-06-07  Swyp: this one should be half a star ;o)
Aug-06-07  dpacaba: Looks like <23...Qf5> is the losing move. It looks like he forgot that his LSB is in big trouble. <23...f5> would have been better.
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  dzechiel: This is a true Monday puzzle. Sac the queen with check then deliver mate.

OK, I'm gonna try and go 7 - 0 this week, so I will really be leaning in to Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can all remind me of this when I mess up.

Aug-06-07  tdubb43: Isn't 24...bxd3 a blunder? Wouldn't 24...axb6 be a pretty solid move?
Aug-06-07  JG27Pyth: This one is soothing, thank goodness, I'm still suffering PTSD from the Sunday puzzle.
Aug-06-07  beginner64: <JG27Pyth> True, this is soothing. Really, feels like a day between Sunday and usual Monday.

Me too, just happy to see that insanity disappear from CG home page. :-)

Aug-06-07  beginner64: <tdubb43> After 24.. axb6 25. Bxe4 white is a full piece up. 25.. Re8 is also no good.
Aug-06-07  beginner64: White's move 19 is quite sharp. If 19.. Qh3, 20. Bxf7 is mate in 2.

19. ..Bb6 is better than Bd8 for black.

Aug-06-07  Ashram64: an invisible back rank has spanked black's chess @**.

Aug-06-07  Waitaka: Yes, half a star for this one.
Aug-06-07  MorganV2851: under 2 seconds... a new monday record for me! :)
Aug-06-07  vibes43: Just weighing in. 100% for the week but plenty more of interest to do if we want to analyze how the position was reached.
Aug-06-07  prinsallan: Good to slowstart the week, I really needed a rest ;D
Aug-06-07  Tactic101: Yeah, quite easy, but nice. A back rank mate that is a little different from the usual (with king on g8). Here, the king is on f8, but he can't run to e7 since the e file is controlled by the rook.
Aug-06-07  beginner64: White's move 19 is quite sharp. If 19.. Qh3, 20. Qxf7 is mate in 2.

19. ..Bb6 is better than Bd8 for black.

Aug-06-07  MenisfromVenis: Between reading 'White to move' and seeing the Q sac followed by R back rank mate I must have taken 1 or 2 secs. Couldn't log in yesterday...
Aug-06-07  willyfly: I need a <very> easy puzzle after the past few days - my mind needs to experience occasional success in order to be reassured that success is achievable - Black is the exchange down (♖ for ♘) but has an additional ♙ - White is about to lose the ♖b6 - something drastic is needed and it comes in the form of the traditional Monday ♕ sac

25 ♕xf8+ ♔xf8 26 ♖b8#
as simple as it gets
thanks <> I needed that

good luck <dzechiel> I'll be rootin' for ya

Aug-06-07  jon01: Good luck dzechiel, I like your comments on harder puzzles.

I'll try too.


Aug-06-07  zanshin: <Fezzik: PS: I'm amazed that Black played on to mate in this game. Even in 1868, Black must have felt embarrassed to miss such a shot.>

I don't think black missed the mate. I just think it was fashionable at the time to play the game to its conclusion. But that's just speculation because there are so many early games that are played to mate.

Aug-06-07  AlexandraThess: The easiest Monday puzzle I've seen so far :)
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  YouRang: Yes, easy -- as it should be on Monday. Black's back rank looks protected, but its an illusion.

The problem with having a back rank weakness is that it makes an enemy rook is as dangerous as a queen.

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