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Emanuel Lasker vs Fortuijn
Simul, 25b (1908), Rotterdam NED, May-11
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Leonhardt Gambit (B01)  ·  1-0
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Dec-05-11
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  lost in space: Ahhh, I love Mondays!

30. Qxh7+ Kxh7 31. Rh4#

Dec-05-11
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  Penguincw: Too simple. Even I figured it out, and I'm a beginner.
Dec-05-11  CHESSTTCAMPS: Anastasia lives!
Dec-05-11  CHESSTTCAMPS: I see <TheaN> lives too. Welcome back!
Dec-05-11  Patriot: Very simple. 30.Qxh7+ Kxh7 31.Rh4#

Welcome back, <TheaN>! <What was the name for such a mating combo again?> I believe it is called "Anastasia's Mate".

Dec-05-11  LIFE Master AJ: 31.QxP/h7+. Thank goodness it was Monday, I didn't really feeling like working hard this morning!
Dec-05-11
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  Gilmoy: How soon did Lasker see it?

At <26.__>, probably not: Black has not yet exposed the weakness. <26.Qd5> is simply a good positional vise move: she dominates both wings without overcommitting to either side, indirectly defends d6 by preventing Nb7, and even threatens annoying Rxa5-b6-b7 plans. 26.Qg4/Qh5 would tip his hand, "forcing" Black to just keep defending.

He may see the Anastasia as "a remote possibility", so it's a bonus centipawn to deep-fork that pattern's launching squares. (Anywhere on the b1-h7 diagonal would work, e.g. 26.Q(b1,c2,d3), but those are all poor outposts if Black doesn't bite.)

<26..Nf4> Now it's on, and Lasker sees it all. (Anyways, he must replan to save his Q :) The only unchecked Anastasia list box is "rook-sees-h", hence he verifies that he has an unstoppable rook lift.

<27.Qe4> stays on the b7-diagonal, gets onto the h7-diagonal, and pokes the Nf4, so he even gets his tempo back. Chess psychology at work: sometimes the best way to get a piece onto a launching square is to <retreat there> from your opponent's attack. Then your opponent thinks he's the one kicking you around, and counts it as his progress, instead of as yours. In Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959, Fischer's <23.Qd3> bamboozled Gligoric into <25..Nxf4> a "free" pawn and "kicking" her --- but to exactly where she wants to be anyways. Now he's got me right where I want him!!

<27..Ne6> Black can't bear to cede two tempi with the killjoy 27..Ng6.

<28.Ra4> The forkable is a wry joke: it doesn't matter because his combo has check-privilege, and happens on almost anything. So it's a plus for White to be offering the fork, as a distraction. It's like a deflection sac without the sac!

Now 28..Rxd6 29.Nxd6 Qxd6 is almost Black's only continuation that prevents 29.Ne7+, but White coldly returns the exchange 30.Rxa5 bxa5 31.Qa8+ Nf8 32.Qxa5 -- since he was already looking at those lines, too.

Dec-05-11  qstone: What's the idea behind 4. b4? Trying to sac a pawn, and then attack the queen while developing? Would it work against strong opponent?
Dec-05-11  sevenseaman: Pogo's sackall.


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W in 7.

E. Pogosiants (1935 - 1991) was a prolific, high quality puzzle composer. He created some weird but very entertaining compositions, as you'll notice from the one above.

You can sack as much as you like but against the best defense you'll need 7 moves to mate. Its a bit tough but there is a logical flow to the fun solution.

Dec-05-11
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  johnlspouge: I added this game to my collection of named mates [ Game Collection: Named Mates ], in case anyone wants to see Anastasia's mate in other games.
Dec-05-11  TheTamale: As a puzzle solver, I got the answer fairly quickly. As a player, I would have resigned owing to the queen/rook fork.
Dec-05-11  crippledpawn: Got this one in a nano second. I'll give Queens for Kings all day long. The real beauty of this is he did it coming off of a fork. SWEET! :)
Dec-05-11  standardwisdom: My only question when I saw this position: What was black's last move that he didn't see the imminent arrival of Anastasia?
Dec-05-11
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  kevin86: Before I even saw the rook on a4,I looked at the sac on h7!

The typical Anastasia's mate-with knight coving both g6 and g8.

Dec-05-11  sevenseaman: <johnlspouge> A nice I collection.
Dec-05-11  cuendillar: There's a quite pretty line if black had noticed the danger ahead of time: 29...Qxe7 30.dxe7 Re8 31.Qa8! and black collapses immediately.
Dec-05-11
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  chrisowen: ooh ar missus plank rook it shanking.
Dec-05-11  sevenseaman: <Gilmoy> A good presentation of the drama leading to Anastasia.

How devastated must Black feel by the irony of the both the White heavy-weights forked by his 28...Nc5 running away one after the other, only to nail his own coffin.

It might well have left Fortuijn gaping open-mouthed OTB.

Chess psychology, eh!

Dec-05-11  lionel15: Rather easy today. Havent we had an anastasia mate recently?
Dec-05-11  tatarch: Slightly better puzzle at the prior move, no?
Dec-05-11
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  johnlspouge: < <whiteshark> wrote: This makes Monday the <Best Day of the Weak.> >

When in Germany, I found myself retelling English puns, but they repeatedly failed, because German words are so precise in their meaning.

Enjoy yourself while you can, <sharky> :)

Dec-05-11
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  johnlspouge: < <sevenseaman> wrote: <johnlspouge> A nice I collection. >

Thanks, <sevenseaman>. Though perhaps quieter than before, I appreciate your contributions here also.

Dec-05-11  stst: Monday Q-sac does it again (instantly!)
30.Qxh7 KxQ (forced)
31.Rh4# thanks to the N guarding both g8 and g6.
Jan-19-14
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  Nightsurfer: The <MATE of ANASTASIA> has been the final motive of the games as follows too: D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 and J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 and T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 - the beautiful, but dangerous <Anastasia> will live forever ... OTB!
Dec-07-14
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  TheFocus: From a simul in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 11, 1908.

Fortuijn was partnered with Harreman.

Lasker scored +22=1-2.

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