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Gustav Richard Neumann vs Karl Mayet
Berlin (1866), Berlin GER
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51)  ·  1-0

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Jun-26-06  lopium: I got it and never imaginated such a mate, nice!
Jun-26-06  RandomVisitor: Kg2 and Rxf7 appear to also win:
1: Neumann - Mayet Carl, Berlin (Germany) 1866


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Analysis by Rybka 2.0 Beta 8 mp:

1. (#2): 30.Qxg6+ fxg6 31.Rg7#

2. (#10): 30.Kg2 Ne5 31.R1xe5 Rh1 32.Kxh1 c2 33.Kg2 c1Q 34.Qxc1 Be3 35.Qxe3 Kh7 36.Qh3+ Kg8 37.Qh6 Be4+ 38.Rxe4 (any) 39.Qg7#

3. (#10): 30.Rxf7 Bxf2+ 31.Kxf2 Rh2+ 32.Kg1 Ne5 33.Rg7+ Kh8 34.Rxe5 Rh3 35.Rxg6 Rg3+ 36.Kh2 Rg2+ 37.Kxg2 Rf7 38.Qh6+ Rh7 39.Re8#

(, 26.06.2006)

Jun-26-06  Mountainman1: Didnt even have to see the position to solve this one.
Jun-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  jahhaj: <Kg2 appears to win> Only a computer would post such a comment, are you a computer <RandomVisitor>?
Jun-26-06  SaltiNeil: way too easy, even for a Monday
Jun-26-06  RandomVisitor: <jahhaj>I post these comments as a curiosity. Who would have thought that Kg2 is a forced win? Turns out that 30.Re3 is a mate in 12. One of my hobbies is using a computer to perform accurate analysis, and I use these puzzles as tests.
Jun-26-06
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  jahhaj: <RandomVisitor> <Who would have thought that Kg2 is a forced win?> I guess because it avoids Bxf2+. But White is all over Black. Lots of moves are forced wins for White I'd imagine.
Jun-26-06
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  Eggman: <<way too easy, even for a Monday>>

If you want a harder puzzle, I recently posted one here:

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Jun-26-06  gerpm: Very straight forward--QxB and it's over. I still like Mondays.
Jun-26-06  Castle In The Sky: I looked and solved it immediately. TGIM
Jun-26-06  zb2cr: Saw it in roughly 2 seconds.
Jun-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  mig55: 1 second....
Jun-26-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A beautiful diversion of black's pawn allows the rook to steam in for the finish.

Must be a special on epaulette mates today-2 for 1

Jun-26-06  zabbura2002: Beautiful Evams Gambit!
Jun-26-06  beenthere240: 25...Rf8 comes close to being a helpmate.
Jun-26-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Easy one! But hey, it's Monday, so they're supposed to be easy.
Jun-26-06  midknightblue: bingo!
Jun-26-06  babakova: I dont like Mondays, I want to shoot the whole day down.
Jun-26-06  backyard pawn: <Isolated Pawn> <Is there a name for this particular type of mate...> Mates like this one are called epaulet or épaulette mates, with the king sandwiched between his own pieces, most frequently on his back rank. Epaulettes are the decorative fringy ceremonial things soldiers wear on the shoulders of their dress uniforms. It comes from the French word for shoulder, "épaule." I suppose the quality of the flanking pieces that makes them epaulets is they are beautiful, but useless. The game of the day, below has an unusual, long-range épaulete mate. Mieses vs Marshall, 1903
Jun-26-06  apawnandafool: yes! queen takes pawn check, i finally solved a sunday puzzle!!!
Jun-27-06  notyetagm: White To Play: 30 ?


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Here the Black f7-pawn is the only Black piece preventing White from playing 30 ♖g7# by <BLOCKING> the 7th rank. Since this means that the Black f7-pawn is <PINNED> to the 7th rank, it cannot also <DEFEND> the g6-bishop.

Hence 30 ♕xg6+! and mate after the forced 30 ... fxg6 31 ♖g7#.

The defensive power of a pinned piece is merely illusory. The Black f7-pawn, pinned to the 7th rank, only pretends to defend the g6-bishop.

Jun-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <<The defensive power of a pinned piece is merely illusory. The Black f7-pawn, pinned to the 7th rank, only pretends to defend the g6-bishop.>>

This example illustrates the fact that what we call "defending" in chess is not really defending at all. The pawn on f7 is not defending the Bishop, it is simply threatening to avenge the Bishop's "death", by recapturing whatever should capture the Bishop. If your poodle were attacked by a pitbull and you let the poodle die and then killed the pitbull immediately afterward, you couldn't say you had "defended" the poodle. But in chess we call this same sequence of events "defending". I suppose it's a convenient shorthand term.

The Black f-pawn only truly defends the Bishop from the White King. With regard to any other White piece the f-pawn only threatens to avenge the Bishop.

Aug-29-07  sanyas: It's like that famous saying, vengeance belongs to God and pawns.
Apr-06-09  WhiteRook48: this is ALMOST an epaulette mate
Aug-23-10
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  sergeidave: Almost? Thi IS an Epaulette mate.
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