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Jacques Mieses vs Bernhard Richter
Frankfurt (1887)
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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May-30-04  loudubb: This is a nice instance where a Queen pawn promotion wasnt neccessary. However, it would of worked anyway.
May-30-04  akiba82: loudubb: if 75 b8=Q then 75...Ra3+ 76 Ra5 Ra5#. But white can underpromote with check thereby avoiding the mate.
Apr-29-11  SpoiltVictorianChild: Good Tuesday puzzle!
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  Phony Benoni: After <74...Kc6>

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As it happens, the knight promotion is the easiest way. But White has another nice winning move, if you want to take a shot at finding it.

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  fredthebear: Please post the source if anyone knows of this game having been annotated elsewhere. It's a rather long but straight forward endgame.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

One of the games used by Edward Winter in his 'Kings Commoners and Knaves' (page 59) to highlight the fact that text books tend to repeat the same old hackneyed games.

I agree, however, the games will appear 'hackneyed' to us because we will have seen them an x number of times but to a student new to the game this will possibly be their first text book so the game will be new to them and the over-used examples tend to be very good, instructive and easy to note up games.

But in the main true, sometimes the notes have been directly copied along with (if any) every mistake that was in the original or slightly tweaked...thus creating new mistakes!

Mr. Winter lists this game under 'Active King in the Ending' adding:

" enthralling rook ending which the anthologists and pedagogues have neglected."

(pedagogues = strict dogmatic teachers.)

As an end note Mr. Winter adds: "...nobody should miss the above game finale, under promotion is a rook ending is a very rare occurrence"

So rare in fact that the opening poster thought it was not needed.

White to play.

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A couple of other games given by M. Winter as deserving more attention.

The Two Bishops: Magnus Smith vs Maroczy, 1906

The 7th Rank: W Napier vs Janowski, 1902

Good book that: 'Kings Commoners and Knaves' and along with 'Chess Explorations' IMO two of the best books ever written on the game.


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