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William Ewart Napier vs Richard Teichmann
"I'm Dreaming of a White Checkmate" (game of the day Dec-14-2019)
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 6, May-03
Queen's Gambit Declined: Alekhine Variation (D51)  ·  0-1

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Dec-09-19
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  FSR: 36...Qg2+ 37.Kxf4 (37.Kh4 allows mate with Qg5, Qxh3, Qf2, or g5) Qf2#. If you have only a second on your clock, premove 37...Qf2#.
Dec-09-19  groog: FSR, if K-h4, then p-g5 mate?
Dec-09-19
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  Knightf7mate: 36... Qc2 results in a rook fork of Q and king followed by a knight against pawns endgame, which is a sure win for black. But the book move is better
Dec-09-19
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  Knightf7mate: Sorry. I meant 36...Qc3
Dec-09-19
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  agb2002: Black has a knight and two pawns for a bishop.

White threatens Qxg7#, Qxf4 and Qxc5.

The white king is so defenseless that Black can force mate in two with 36... Qg2+:

A) 37.Kxf4 Qf2#.

B) 37.Kh4 g5# (or Qf2#, Qg5#, Qxh3#).

Dec-09-19
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  agb2002: <Knightf7mate: Sorry. I meant 36...Qc3>

36... Qc3+ 37.bxc3 +-.

Dec-09-19  Granny O Doul: The forced mate of course, but 36...Ne2+ is also extremely overwhelming.
Dec-09-19  lost in space: What <FSR> said
Dec-09-19  EIDorado: Black already has a wining position. Beside the obvious checkmate Qg2, we can win with: Ne2, Nh4, Qd3.

So, in order to win white must give a check without losing a piece in the same move(Qf2 and Qh2 are losing).

Dec-09-19  Carrots and Pizza: After 22.Ne5, White's position looks pretty good. Maybe he spoiled it for himself with 25.Qxe5?
Dec-09-19  saturn2: After 37. Kh4 there is also the Q/K fork Ng6+.
And after 38. Kh5 black can mate anyway Qg5#
Dec-09-19
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  FSR: <groog> Yes, if 37.Kh4, then 37...Qg5#, 37...Qxh3#, 37...Qf2#, and 37...g5# are equally good.
Dec-09-19  patzer2: <Granny O Doul: The forced mate of course, but 36...Ne2+ is also extremely overwhelming.> Yes indeed! Quickest is the mate-in-two 36...Qg2+ 37. Kxf4 Qf2#, but 36...Ne2+ 37. Kf3 Nxc3 38. bxc3 Qd3+ Kf2 Qxc4 -+ (-6.48 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 10) is also winning.

P.S.: White's game goes bad with 24. f4? Bxe5! ⩱ to ∓ (-0.55 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 24. b3! Qa6 (not 24...Qxa2? 25. Ra1 Qxb3 26. Ba5 +-) 25. Bb1 ⩲ (+0.74 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10) or 25. Bc2! ± (+0.85 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10) maintains White's advantage.

White's game goes from bad to worse with 25. Qxe5? Nh3+! -+ (-1.87 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 25. fxe5 Qc6 26. Bf1 Nfe4 27. Nxe4 Nxe4 28. Ba5 ⩱ (-0.26 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10) keeps White in the game.

Dec-09-19  TheaN: On this relatively straightforward Monday Black mates with <36....Qg2+> with <37....Qf2#>. Interestingly, I missed Qf2 is also mate after Kh4, wanted to play g5#. Being able to play just one variation and premove the last two moves is a bonus though (not necessarily better, of course).
Dec-09-19  zb2cr: It took me a while to see this, as I was hung up on the idea of playing 37. ... g5+ and that leading to mate. Eventually I convinced myself that I couldn't derive a mete from that line, took another look, and saw the correct move 37. ... Qf2#.
Dec-09-19
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  Tabanus: 36...Nh5+ 37. Kh4 g5+ 38. Kxh5 Qd1+ 39. Qe2 Qxe2# :)
Dec-09-19
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  WorstPlayerEver: White threatens mate. This suggests a direct approach. Or something like that ;)
Dec-09-19  SpamIAm: <Tabanus>, After 36...Nh5+ white can instead play 37.Kf3.
Dec-09-19
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  OhioChessFan: 1/10th a second on your clock, premove 37...Qf2 and nonchalantly walk around the playing hall...
Dec-09-19
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  FSR: <OCF> Good luck premoving in an OTB game.
Dec-10-19  Granny O Doul: Ok, in touting the almost-as-goodness of 36...Ne2+, I missed that White can play 37. Kf3 (not walking into the discovery). Still, after ...Ng1+, White will soon lose his Q or be mated (38. Kg3 f4+).
Dec-14-19  ajile: 35..Qe2+ seems to also win easily as now the queens come off and Black is a full 2 pawns up.
Dec-15-19  OldGeez76: I have wondered for years what this <chrisowen> guy is all about. Anyone know?

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