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John Winter vs John Taliaferro Beckner
14th Western Championship (1913), Chicago, IL USA, rd 10, Aug-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Normal Defense (D35)  ·  0-1
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Mar-30-12
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  Phony Benoni: After <23.Qf1>:


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Black announced mate in 13 moves. It actually took only 10 moves, meaning either Winter goofed or Beckner miscalculated.

If you want to figure out which, be my guest.

Apr-12-12
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  wwall: No forced mate in 13 moves after 24.Qxg2 (instead of 24.e4), and no forced mate in 10 after 25.Qxf3 (instead of 25.Ng3).

Black has a faster mate with 28...Qg5+ instead of 28...Qg4+. 28...Qg5+ 29.Kf2 Qd2+ 30.Kg3 Qxg2+ 31.Kf4 Rf8+ 32.Ke5 Qg3+ 33.Kxe6 Qd6 mate.

White has a faster mate with 30...Qg5+ than 30...Rf8. 30...Qg5+ 31.Kf2 Rf8 32.d5 (or anything else) 32...Bh5+ 33.Bf6 Rxf6+ 34.Ke1 Qxc1 mate.

In the game, 31.Rhe1 leads to mate in 2 moves. But White can hold on longer with 31.d5 Qe2+ 32.Kd4 Qxb2+ 33.Rc3 e5+ 34.Kxe5 (or 34.Kc4 b5+ 35.Kc5 Qxc3+ 36.Kxb5 Rb8+ 37.Ka6 Qa3 mate or 37.Ka4 Qb4 mate) 34...Qxc3+ 35.Ke6 Qf6+ (or 35...Bg4+ 36.Ke7 Qe5 mate) 36.Kd7 Qd6 mate.

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October, p. 227 [Game 201 / 2688]
from American Chess Bulletin 1913 by Phony Benoni
Round 10 (Friday, August 22): BDE, 1913.09.25' ACB 1913:227
from US Open 1913, Chicago = 14th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni


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