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Philip H Williams vs William Dundas Wight
Hastings vs Tunbridge Wells (1919), Aug-16
Scotch Game: General (C45)  ·  1-0


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  GrahamClayton: A brilliant finish by Williams, sacrificing both Knights to effect a rook and pawn mating net.
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  wwall: After 14.Nd5, White threatens 15.Bb6 and 16.Nxc7, so Black should play 14...Kb8 to prevent the knight fork.

Instead of 16.Bxc7, interesting is 16.Rfe1 and if 16...cxb6, then 17.Nd4 Qf7 18.Nxc6 bxc6 19.Qxc6+ Kb8 20.Qxd6+ and 21.Nxb6, winning.

Instead of 17.Nd2, White wins a pawn after 17.Bxd6 Qxc4 18.Nb6+ Kd8 19.Nxc4.

Instead of 21...Ne2+, perhaps better is 21...Re4, threatening 22...Nxd6.

22...Nxd6 allows White to attack the king as White's knight and rook will put pressure on d6. Better may be 22...Re4 23.Ndb6+ Kc6.

After 24.Rxd6, White threatens 25.Rd7+, winning the bishop on g7.

26...Bc5?? is the losing move. Black had to play 26...a5 to allow Black's king to escape the checks. After 26...a5 27.Nxa5+ (27,Rad1 is best for White) Kxb6 28.Rxb7+ Kxa5 29.b4 Ka6 and Black is winning. Now White wins.

After 29.b4+, now 29...Bxb4 30.cxb4 checkmates.

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