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Schaya Niemzowitsch vs NN
Riga Chess Club Winter t (1899), Riga RUE, Oct-??
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Sarratt Defense (C37)  ·  1-0

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Aug-15-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: This one took me uncharacteristically long for a Monday -- half a minute or more. A bunch of different lines "almost" work.
Aug-15-16  Cheapo by the Dozen: And by the way, I briefly wondered how Nimzovitch could have played a Muzio. Never mind that part ...
Aug-15-16  sfm: 3 very neat moves
13.Bg5!
14.Sc7+!
15.Df5+!
ending in a nice clean mate.
Lovely!
Aug-15-16  nalinw: I got

16. e6+ Nxe6
17. Bxe6+ and

17. ... Kxe6
18 Qf5#

and

17. ... Ke1
18 Qf8#

and thought it was a little long for a Monday ..... and then I saw 16. Qf5+

Aug-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Cheapo....by the way, I briefly wondered how Nimzovitch could have played a Muzio....>

Well you might--the son chose rather a divergent stylistic path from the father in his career, mais certainement.

It would seem that the child is not always father to the man. To coin a phrase.

Aug-15-16  AlicesKnight: 16.e6 would mate but for the N - so let's decoy it with 16.Qf5+ - 16.... Nxf5 is forced, allowing 17.e6#
Aug-15-16  unferth: <nalinw: I got

16. e6+ Nxe6
17. Bxe6+ and

17. ... Kxe6
18 Qf5#

and

17. ... Ke1
18 Qf8#>

18 Qf8 loses to Bxf8, but I think 18 Bxc8 with the threat of Rae1 is still deadly.

Aug-15-16  saturn2: In order to mate e6++ the queen deflects the knight
Aug-15-16  User not found: That is very clever. Drawing the queen to c7 first, I woulda missed that.
Aug-15-16
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  agb2002: White has two pawns for two knights.

Black threatens dxe5.

The black knight stops 16.e6#. Hence, 16.Qf5+ Nxf5 17.e6#.

Aug-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Willber G: Black should have played 13...Qxg5.
Aug-15-16  zb2cr: Nice one. It took me over a minute to see it.
Aug-15-16  erixn: I suppose 13...Qxg5 should be answered by 14.Qxf7+ Kd8 15.Qc7+ Ke8 16.Rae1!, when Bxe5? allows 17.Qf7+ with mate to follow, and after dxe5 17.h4! the black Q gets in trouble: Qg3 18.Re3! or Qg6 18.Nf4!
Aug-15-16  steinitzfan: It's a Monday puzzle but it's the kind that gives a beginner a little push. There's some very plausible clearance sacrifices that don't work. Only the diversion sac works.
Aug-15-16
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  gawain: Harder (for me) than most Mondays. Mate is crying out to be delivered with e6, so the knight must first be taken or lured away. 16 Qf5+ will do the trick.
Aug-15-16
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  Bubo bubo: The Nd4 defends against e6#, so it has be lured away: 16.Qf5+ with mate after either 16...Nxf5 17.e6# or 16...Ne6 17.Qxe6#.
Aug-15-16  YouRang: Quite easy Monday 16.?


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The first thing I noticed was black's immobile king, which means any check could be mate.

The second thing I noticed is that I have a couple ways to give check (e6+ and Qf5+), and black has just one piece (Nd4) trying valiantly to stand in the way of both of these attacks.

Alas, stopping one <16.Qf5 Nxf5> allows the other <17.e6#>.

For a moment, I had considered taking the N with 16.Qxd4, but then 16...Qb6! pins my Q and, more importantly, gives the black K an escape square at c7, and white's wonderful attack vanishes.

Aug-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Wow! White gives up the queen and mates with a pawn! Amazing!
Aug-15-16  YetAnotherAmateur: 16. Qf5+ does the job beautifully, because black has only 2 legal responses:

A) 16. ... Nxf5 17. e6#

B) 16. ... Ne6 17. Qxe6#

Aug-15-16  BOSTER: <AlicesKnigt 16 e6 would mate, but>. Not any but.
Aug-15-16  dark.horse: sack the queen
push the pawn.
Aug-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  drollere: wow ... well most tedious is

16. e6+ Nxe6
17. Bxe6+ Kxe6
18. Qf5+ Ke8
19. Qf7#

also Qf5+ Nxf5, e6#

also Bxg8, Rxg8, Qf7#

3/3

Aug-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <drollere>--After 16 e6+ Nxe6 17 Bxe6+ black can escape by playing Ke8.
Aug-15-16  beenthere240: Is this the same Neumann that appeared on Seinfeld?
Aug-16-16  unferth: <Gregor Samsa Mendel: <drollere>--After 16 e6+ Nxe6 17 Bxe6+ black can escape by playing Ke8.> after Ke8 18 Bxc8 black is helpless against the threat of Rae1.
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