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NN vs Victor Kahn
Casual (1941), Nice FRA
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  0-1
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Oct-06-12  Oceanlake: Kahn do.
Oct-06-12  RookFile: An example of why you still need to calculate. 10. f4 is perfectly logical, and positionally motivated - and leads to white getting crushed in short order.
Oct-08-12
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  Nightsurfer: This game here <NN vs Victor Kahn (1941)> features a very instructive chunk of checkmate.

That constellation has been labeled <"Checkmate No. 4"> by Victor Kahn and Georges Renaud in their great book <"The Art of Checkmate"> - herewith more information about that book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the... .

The diagram as follows demonstrates the basic constellation of that <"Checkmate No. 4">; that basic diagram can be studied in the book <"The Art of Checkmate"> .


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Checkmate will be enforced by 1.Qh5 h6 ...


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(diagram after 1. Qh5 h6)

... plus 2.Qg6!! ...


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After 2. ... hxg5 follows the final blow, that is to say: 3.Qh5#!

Herewith the corresponding diagram:


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The foregoing standard situation has been featured by this game here <NN vs Victor Kahn (1941)>. Please have a look at the situation after 12. ... Qg3.


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Checkmate will be enforced after 13.hxg4 Qh4#, please once more the diagram:


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It makes sense to bookmark the foregoing situation, the matrix of the <"Checkmate No. 4"> can regularly be seen during amateur tournaments!

Mar-09-18
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  Nightsurfer: OTB, one should really watch out for a constellation that is similar to the situation that provides the basis for the final strike <12. ... Qg3!> in this game here <NN vs Victor Kahn (1941)>, just have a look at the corresponding diagram once more again:


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The foregoing constellation can be compared with a quite similar situation at the end of the game Ulrich Lang vs R Gralla, 2003 , just have a look at the corresponding diagram ...


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... just after the final strike <17. ... Qg3!>!

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