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Carl Schlechter vs Siegfried August Wolf
Vienna (1894), Vienna AUH, Oct-10
French Defense: Classical Variation. Richter Attack (C13)  ·  1-0



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Jun-26-04  patzer2: If 13...Kxh8, then 14. Qh5+ Kg8 15. g6 Re8 16. Qh7+ Kf8 16. Qh8#.
Jun-26-04  patzer2: This combination with 11. Bxh7 is number 1632 in the Batsford Encyclopedia of Middle Games (Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sacrifice on h7).
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  wwall: 9...f6 was the losing move. Perhaps best is 9...c5.

If 11...Kh8, then 12.Qh5, then 13.Bg6+ leading to mate. If 11...Kf7, then 12.Qh5+ g6 13.Qxg6 mate.

If 12...Kg6, then 13.Qh5+ Kf5 14.Rh3 abd 15.Rf3 mate.

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  beatgiant: <wwall: 9...f6 was the losing move. Perhaps best is 9...c5.>

This still allows 10. Ng5. Do you have some counterattack idea like 9...c5 10. Ng5 h6 11. Qh5 Qb6? If so, maybe White forestalls it with 9...c5 10. Ng5 h6 11. Nh7 Re8 12. dxc5! Bxc5 13. Qg4, still with a strong attack for White.

I think Black has been in serious trouble since 6...0-0?!

Sep-23-05  wzeller: I think 10. ... f5 declining the sacrifice seems to defend here. e.g. 11. qh5 h6 12. qg6 bxg5 and now not white can't take back with 13. hxg5 because of 13. ... be8 trapping white's queen.
Sep-23-05  psmith: <wzeller> no, after 10... f5, 11. Qh5 h6 12. Qg6 Bxg5 13. hxg5 Be8 the queen isn't trapped, and white plays 14. Qxe6+ winning. But Black can play 13... instead when White has to exchange Queens. White is down a pawn but has some compensation.
Sep-23-05  psmith: oops -- in my last comment I meant "black can play 13... Qxg5 instead..."
Sep-27-05  wzeller: Thanks psmith. I didn't see the loose e6 point when I was visualizing the defensive combination. 13. ... qxg5 for black does seem to defend, however. Is there another way that white could continue that would be more immediately winning after 10. ... f5?
Mar-08-08  Whitehat1963: Obliter-mated!
Mar-08-08  D.Observer: Mate in 16 moves?! A good Tuesday puzzle someday might be <11. ?>.
May-07-08  Whitehat1963: Another great game for the Guess-The-Move database.
Dec-27-08  battleaxe: also 13. Qh5 and black has no defence.

Checkmate next move.

Dec-27-08  ounos: 13. Qh5 Bxg5
Dec-27-08  whiteshark: What's wrong with <10...h6>?

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Dec-27-08  sneaky pete: Nothing wrong with 10... h6 as far as I can see. White could have played 10.Bxh7+ .. first.
Feb-06-15  Paarhufer: Wrong Wolf. Who cares?
Feb-21-16  morfishine: "Where Wolf?"
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  Stonehenge: Black was Siegfried Reginald Wolf.
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  harrylime: Carl Schlechter should've been a world champion.
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  Telemus: I was tricked by the last two postings and it took a while until I noticed that the Editor Notes give "Znaimer Wochenblatt" as source for "Siegfried August Wolf" instead of "Siegfried Reginald Wolf".

Schlechter himself gave "S.A. Wolf" in "Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung":

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