Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Arthur William Dake vs Austin De Burca
Olympiad (1935), Warsaw, Poland, rd 6, Aug-20
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 231 more games of Dake
sac: 18.Qxh7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Apr-14-08  ganstaman: <mwroblewski: Anyway, one more reason why I don't like French Defense. As Wilhelm Steinitz said it's "the dullest of all openings".>

Try telling that to Moro. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2000, for instance, even in the Burn variation.

Apr-14-08  griga262: A very easy one. Black just didn't leave himself any wiggle room after the 17th move.
Apr-14-08  gtgloner: Nuthin' to it!
18. Qxh7+ Kxh7 (forced)
19. hg#
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheaN: 1/1

Ah, these puzzles are so epicly annoying for NOT appearing on my board... when that does happen than that's for my opponents.

18.Qxh7+ Kxh7 19.hxg6# 1-0.

Probably not expected by Black, seeing he was the one preparing the whole combination, starting with 13....g6, I guess.

Apr-14-08  zoat22: <jolly wally> thats such a dumb comment
Premium Chessgames Member
  UdayanOwen: <zoat22: <jolly wally> thats such a dumb comment>

I think <jolly wally> was making a tongue in cheek response to <thefableddavid's> similar comment....

I got this one in .00037 seconds.......


Premium Chessgames Member
  UdayanOwen: Its true I timed it and everything
Premium Chessgames Member
  YouRang: With our queen under attack, there was little else to consider besides the Qxh7 sac that beging a mate-in-2.

Still, it's an interesting mate, and a little hard-to-see. Besides removing the h-pawn, the queen sac also drives the king to a square (h7) where the subsequent pawn capture (hxg6) not only exposes the king to the rook attack, but (importantly) the pawn itself also delivers check.

The double-check makes it impossible to block the rook attack with the bishop. A rather unusual mate in that sense.

Premium Chessgames Member
  johnlspouge: <<UdayanOwen> wrote: I got this one in .00037 seconds.......>

<<UdayanOwen> wrote: Its true I timed it and everything>

...and it took you 0.00036 seconds to pull out the stopwatch ;>)

Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: This one was quite easy. Black's king is in the ultimate quandry:having to fight off a pawn stab to the heart while a castle wall falls upon him.

Double checks:brutal AND elegant!

Apr-14-08  max201: nice double check.......enjoyed it!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Magic Castle: <UdayanOwen> You must be referring to the key move that you merely guessed right or you are kidding us. Just to look where the pieces are will take at least a second. Thanks for the comedy.
Premium Chessgames Member
  A.G. Argent: <dzechiel:...The three move mate is fun to get off. 11.dxc4 Ng3+ 12. hxg3 hxg3+ 13. Nh4 Rxh4# 0-1.> You big bully, you. (Nudge, nudge.)
Premium Chessgames Member
  UdayanOwen: DAMMIT <Magic CASTLE>!!! Don't try and undermine my brilliance!!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  UdayanOwen: And <Johnlspouge> is on the right track.... Most of the .00037 seconds was the reaction time, after completing the puzzle, for my brain to send a message to my thumb and and for my thumb to stop the clock.
Apr-14-08  eblunt: Too slow <UdayanOwen> I got this one even before I click on the page.
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: 18. Dxh7 Kxh7 19. hxg6#
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: Got it
Premium Chessgames Member
  dzechiel: <A.G. Argent: <dzechiel:... You big bully, you. (Nudge, nudge.)>

Sometimes it does feel that way. But then I suffer an embarrassing defeat at the hands of a different unknown guest player and I realize that what goes around comes around.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wals: Static Evaluation: White is down a pawn. Has a Knight for a dark diagonal bishop. Black is underdeveloped.

Dynamic Evaluation: White has more mobility. The black King is immobile. The white Queen is en prise.

Abstract Assessment: If the Queen takes h7+, the King must tale the Queen, ph5xg6+ and the King is rooked to death (a ghastly fate) by Rh2, unable to take g6 because of Bd3.
Reasonable moves, Qxh7, ph5xg6
Candidate Move:
18.Qxh7+ ...Kxh7 19.h5xg6#


Result is exactly by the script

Premium Chessgames Member
  TrueBlue: I found this one rather difficult because of all the variations. More difficult than the typical Monday.
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: For today's easy Monday puzzle solution, 18. Qxh7+! initiates a mate-in-two with double discovered check and mate after 18...Kxh7 19. h5xg6#.
Premium Chessgames Member
  GannonKnight: TB -- Glad to see it was a bit of a struggle for you as well. A clever solution, but it took a tad longer than the usual Monday.
Apr-14-08  grasser: Austin needs lessons. He resigns this game because he thinks he is going a piece down. All he loses is a pawn. M Raizman vs A De Burca, 1935

Mar-09-09  WhiteRook48: Austin is a bad player
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
from 1920s Roar and 1930s Depress Fredthebear by fredthebear
18.? (No. 4)
from Chess Quiz/Reinfeld Compiled by Phony Benoni by fredthebear
French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 h-file destruction
from h-file Attacks, some Greek Gifts by Fredthebear by Del ToRo
Queen sacs
by outplayer
18.? (Monday, April 14)
from POTD French by takchess
from zz29_Remember 1838 (Ra8+Bc8 untouched) by whiteshark
French Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 h-file destruction
from h-file Attacks, some Greek Gifts by Fredthebear by JoseTigranTalFischer
They con't come any easier than that
from CHESS ANALYSIS by wals
3 ... de 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. c3
from tpstar FD by tpstar
Queen sac followed by discovered Checkmate.
from Major Sacrifices by BishopofBlunder
by Queenxiao
18.? (Monday, April 14)
from Puzzle of the Day 2008 by Phony Benoni
queen sac leads to double check-mate
from Favrozone by kevin86
from Collections in Idleness 2 by Trigonometrist
by keracim

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC