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Reuben Fine vs Louis Persinger
New York bf simul (8-board), USA (1945) (exhibition), New York, NY USA, rd 6
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: Wild game. White goes up 2 pieces in a simul, yet Black has some Queenside pressure and advanced Pawns. But instead of giving back a piece to defend and close lines (27. Bb3 Qb6 28. Ra4 a5 29. Rha1), White drops 2 pieces (27. Bxc4?! Qxc4 28. Rxa7?? Qd4+ 29. Kb1 Qxa7) then still pulls it out.

tpstar0-hugolanda (Yahoo 8/27/04): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5!? 3. Nxe5 Qf6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc4 fe 6. Nc3 Qg6 7. Ne3 Bd7 8. Be2 (8. Bc4 c6 9. d5) Nf6 9. Ncd5 Kd8 (9 ... Nxd5?? 10. Bh5) 10. Nxf6 Qxf6 11. 0-0 Nc6 12. c3 Be7 13. Qc2 Qg6 14. b4 Rf8 15. b5 Nb8 16. c4 Bg5 17. Re1 Bf6 18. Bb2 Bg5 19. Bf1 a6 20. a4 Rf7 21. c5 ab 22. ab Rxa1 23. Bxa1 Bxe3 24. Rxe3 d5 25. Qa2 Qf5 26. Bc3 Be6 27. Be1 Bc8 28. Ra3 Nd7 29. Ra8 Rf6 30. Qa7 e3 31. f3 Nf8 32. Qxb7 Qd7 33. Bh4 e2 34. Bxf6+ gxf6 35. Bxe2 Qe6 36. Rxc8+ (36. Kf2 Ng6 37. Rxc8+) Qxc8 37. Qxd5+ Qd7 38. Bc4 Qxd5 39. Bxd5 Ke7 and later drawn (1/2-1/2).

Jan-04-10  Nullifidian: That is one hell of a game. It wouldn't make a bad Thursday or Friday puzzle starting with White's mate in 9, 34. ♘f6+!.

There are several ways for the mate to play out, but this is my favorite. During the course of this line, White sacs two pawns, one knight, and rook to mate:

34. ♘f6+! ♗xf6 35. ♕xe8+ ♔xg7 36. ♖h7+! ♔g6 37. ♕xf7+ ♔f5 38. ♕e6+ ♔xf4 39. ♕xf6+ ♔e3 40. ♖e7+ ♕e4 41. ♖xe4+!! ♔xe4 42. ♕f3#

Here's the final position:

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