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Thomas Henry Piper vs Francis Sidney Ensor
"Pay the Piper" (game of the day Jan-31-2011)
London (Vizayanagaram) (1883), London ENG
Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0
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Jan-31-11
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Another victory for the mysterious T. H. Piper. Not much in the manner of fireworks, just superior development forcing the Black King to surrender castling, with dire consequences.
Jan-31-11
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  eykca: It seems everytime black needed a free move white had a closterfobic check with either the knight or queen. Very nice play between those two pieces.
Jan-31-11  alexrawlings: Was 11.. Kf8 necessary here? He could have tried 11.. Qd7 followed by 0-0-0.
Jan-31-11
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  rodchuck: I suppose 23. ... Nxd6 24. NxN RxN 25.QxR Rd1 26. QxR+ KxQ is pretty hopeless for black on account of his losing his last three pawns for no compensation. The Queen on the 7th rank and the helpless king (piggy) in the middle ensures a painful death for black....
Jan-31-11
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  kevin86: Double check,mate,and piece gain are in the offing black resigns just in time.

I remember reading a plumber who actually got a better payment % on his bills by adding:It's time to pay the piper".

Jan-31-11  ajile: <alexrawlings: Was 11.. Kf8 necessary here? He could have tried 11.. Qd7 followed by 0-0-0.>

lol

Usually when you see Black playing a move like ..Kf8 in the opening of a game it means danger/trouble is coming.

:o)

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