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Oskar Bjarnason vs Volkfried Dittler
Bad Woerishofen (2001), Bad Woerishofen GER, rd 8, Mar-22
Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: Reversed Nimzowitsch (A00)  ·  1-0

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May-16-03  Ghengis Pawn II: Legal's mate is still at work all these centuries later
Jul-17-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  jaime gallegos: After the 3rd white movement for transposition is a Philidor defense, 4.... Bh5 is a useless movement
May-25-04  d4Nf6Bg5: Bh5? What is this guy thinking? Even I know about legals mate.
Feb-15-05  Elrathia Kingi: I just pulled off Legal's for the third time in my career. It makes a guy feel real good.
Nov-27-05  Chopin: I've studied this trap before. I guess it pays to read chess books.
May-15-06  McCool: Whenever I try this combination it never works.
Aug-29-06  PaulLovric: brilliant
Sep-20-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: Seems there's just no end to the possible ways in which this mating idea can arise. Legal didn't know what he started by discovering this trap way back when.
Jan-25-07  Tactic101: I also know this trap. I never have gotten a chance to pull this one off since my opp
May-14-07  Mountainman1: Isn't this the most famous of all mating-traps ? I wonder how strong that guy was.
May-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Mountainman1>: Dittler's current FIDE rating is apparently 1724. It's not incredibly high but I'd say that more than 99 per cent of players rated 1724 could have avoided that mate...
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: wait, Black fell for the Legal's Mate? Wow...
May-14-09  WhiteRook48: this is so obvious!!!
Oct-10-09  Cercatore: oh my god... foolish game
Jun-01-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  sea7kenp: Arrest that guy. Another Illegal Mate!
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