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Antonio Martorelli vs Antonio Antunes
Reggio Emilia II (1985), Reggio Emilia ITA
Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49)  ·  1-0


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Aug-10-05  prinsallan: From:

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Black, seeing no defense to White's threats, resigned. For instance: 39...Rxd7 40.Rxd7 and wins. Or 39...Rf7 40.Rxe7 Rxd1+ 41.Kg2 Rxe7 42.Qf8 mate. But with 39...Qf7! Black could have stopped White's attack. After 40.R1d5 (only move) Qg8 42.Rxc7 Rf7 Black should win.

Sep-01-05  AniamL: Wouldn't 39...Qf7 40. Rxf7 Rxf7 (40...Rxd1+ eventually loses to Qxf8 mate) 41. Rxd8 Nxd8 be a win for white? I'm bad at endgame, but white's queen is pretty manueverable at this point, with similar pawn structures.
Sep-01-05  Vicao: <AniamL> In your variation black plays 40... Rxd1+ 41. Kg2 Rxf7 and there is no mate for white while black is up in material
Sep-01-05  AniamL: Ah, yes. Changes in tempo due to check sometimes (okay, usually) confound me when I don't have a board to work with. Thanks.
Sep-24-07  prinsallan: Been a while, but I once more went through my own "Ultimate blunders collection". This is one of these gems where the winning player resigns ^^
May-26-09  WhiteRook48: "You can't win by resigning!" -Tartakower
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  Mating Net: Black not only avoids defeat, but obtains excellent winning chances by merely moving the Queen 1 square, 39...Qf7 and everything holds.

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The critical line is 1.Rxf7 1...Rxd1+ 2.Kg2 Rxf7 and Black's extra piece should prove decisive.

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