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Adolf Albin vs William Ewart Napier
Monte Carlo (1902), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 4, Feb-08
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  1-0



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Aug-23-08  TheTamale: Why did Black resign? He could've played 34) ...Bd7!!! Then if the queen checks, 35) ...Be8 for the block!!! BLACK WINS!!!

Sorry, I know everyone hates this type of kibitzing. It's just that I'm stuck at work on a Saturday... sigh.

Aug-23-08  najdorfman: TheTamale:

When strong players resign, it is NEARLY always for good reasons. I wish kibitzers on this site would remember that before posting.

34...Bd7 35. Bxg7 check Kg8 36. Bh6
discovered check Kf7 37. Qxd7 check
is crushingly winning for White.

Sorry that you are stuck at work....

Aug-23-08  TheTamale: Hi, Najdorfman. That's why I apoligized for the kibitzing... it wasn't serious analysis but rather a joke.

I will admit that I didn't see your line, though.

Enjoy your day.

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  Once: After 34. Qc7 it's mate in 5.

The simplest response is 35 Qxd7 which poses just too many threats:

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White threatens both the back rank mate and Qxg7#. All black can do is throw in some spite checks to defer the end.

35. Bxg7+ also works, although it takes a little longer:

34. ... Bd7 35. Bxg7+ Kg8 36. Qd8+ Qe8 37. Be5+ Kf8 38. Qf6+ Qf7 39. Rg8+ Kxg8 40. Qh8#

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