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Eliascheff vs NN
Paris (1948), Paris FRA
Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Variation (A02)  ·  1-0

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Dec-18-03  d4Nf6Bg5: wow. What a crazy mate. If black played, Kd7, then white would naturally continue Qxf5, correct? If so, then Ke8 is the Only viable move. Can white continue the mate? I see that white gains back all the saced material, maybe simplifying with Qh5+, Kd7, Qxd8+, Kxd8 then maybe gxh (although this weakens the king's position, probably not a big problem as the enemy's is just a weak and the queens are gone)

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Dec-18-03
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  technical draw: <d4Nf6Bg5> You are missing the move numbers. I suggest that you always put the move number so we can tell what move you're talking about.
Dec-18-04  TheGreatNN: ----- "wow. What a crazy mate. If black played, 9. ..Kd7, then white would naturally continue 10.Qxf5+, correct? If so, then 10. ..Ke8 is the Only viable move. Can white continue the mate? I see that white gains back all the saced material, maybe simplifying with 11.Qh5+..Kd7 12.Qxd8+..Kxd8 then maybe 13.gxh3 (although this weakens the king's position, probably not a big problem as the enemy's is just a weak and the queens are gone)"
Dec-18-04  TheGreatNN: Oops that was a year ago, not today!
Jun-16-09
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  GrahamClayton: <d4Nf6Bg5>: wow. What a crazy mate. If black played, Kd7, then white would naturally continue Qxf5, correct? If so, then Ke8 is the Only viable move. Can white continue the mate? I see that white gains back all the saced material, maybe simplifying with Qh5+, Kd7, Qxd8+, Kxd8 then maybe gxh.

d4Nf6Bg5,
White can't play 12.♕d8+ in your variation, as the White Queen is on f5.

The checkmate here is not that crazy. The two bishops delivering mate is known as Boden's Mate. Here is a chessgames games collection that features this mating pattern.

Game Collection: Boden's Mate

Finally, having suffered some grief from Black players playing the From Gambit against my Bird's Opening, it is great to see a quick White victory!

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