|May-04-05|| ||Genevieve: What else could black do in move 10, but take white's queen? Guess black didn't see the mate in 2 coming...|
|May-04-05|| ||WannaBe: <Genevieve> I think 10. ... ♕c8 might take the pressure off. |
By not moving the ♕ Black ♔ is locked in.
Shredder 9 gives this line:
10. ... fxe5
11. ♕xg4 ♕d7
12. ♕h5+ ♘g6
13. ♗g5 c6
14. a4 b5
|May-04-05|| ||Genevieve: <WannaBe> Your line 10. ... ♕c8 indeed relieves the pressure on the black king and avoids the text mate in 2 by providing an escape square for the black king, but looses the bishop (11. ♘e5x♗g4), leaving black 2 pieces down.
Schredder's recapturing of the knight makes more sense, but also looses the bisshop (11. ♕d1x♗g4).|
|May-04-05|| ||WannaBe: <Genevive> Oh yeah, that ♗ is gone, Adios, no mas, sayonara.|
The mistake was made on the exchange. (In my opinion.)
It should have been...
9. dxe5 dxe5 then if white
10. ♘xe5 ♘xe5 and ♘ on e5 protects the ♗
|May-04-05|| ||Genevieve: <WannaBe> You're right, black's recapturing the pawn with the knight in move 9 was a fatal mistake. Anything else would have been better, IMO. I guess black liked the look of having the knight on e5, threathening c4 and f3, and considered the knight on f3 not dangerous because it is pinned to the queen.|
|Nov-02-05|| ||schnarre: I agree with Schredder's line as well, but from what I've seen 4...Qe7 simply can't be recommended (with Nd5 only a few hoofbeats away).|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Knight13: At least this is better than the <...Bg4 Nxe5> trick that usually results in Four Knights Game with Guico Piano bishops on c4 and c5.|
|Sep-03-09|| ||birthtimes: This game is in the classic book on each possible type of mate, "The Art of the Checkmate" by Georges Renaud and Victor Kahn. If a beginner absorbed this book, "Strategy and Tactics in Chess" by Euwe, and "Essential Chess Endings" by James Howell, s/he would be, at the very least, an expert chess player.|
|Dec-25-10|| ||Phony Benoni: We definitely have some wrong information here.
In <The Albion> for January 6, 1866, this game was given as <"...played lately at the N.Y. Chess Club, between Captain Mackenzie (White) and a well-known amateur from Brooklyn (Black)>."
That would indicate the game was played in late 1865 or very early 1866, not 1868--unless MacKenzie pulled this off twice.
|May-29-12|| ||screwdriver: Looks good. I'm not sure too many players in the modern era would fall for that though.|
|Jul-18-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF MACKENZIE.
Your score: 24 (par = 19)
|Dec-30-14|| ||billyhan: Interestingly, this same mate can occur on the 12th move of a Ruy Lopez (see "Benjafield vs Wippell, 1938").|