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Gioachino Greco vs NN
Unknown (1620), unknown
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation General (C30)  ·  1-0

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Mar-12-03  Rookpawn: If Black interposes a piece or pawn on move 10, there follows 11. Re1, winning the Queen.
Aug-22-03  Corben: I think the point is 6.cxd4, Greco loses castling but he gets a free column straight to the black king. This man understood chess in a subtle manner.
Nov-03-04  aw1988: Nasty shock.
Feb-02-05  schnarre: OUCH!
Feb-18-05
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  InspiredByMorphy: 4. ...Qe7 is not a good continuation.
Oct-20-05  DeepBlade: Hi everybody, Im new to Chessgames.

Greco opens his Rook with 7.Kf2, and as you can see white's all pieces are well defended. The unusual Bishop development 10.B5+ (we are used to Greco's usual Bc4) leads to a great attack wich can involve the Rook on H1 or the Knight on F3. In this case Greco scares the Queen away and mates with the Rook. But what if the Black King moved to D8 after the first check?

Oct-20-05  Averageguy: Hi DeepBlade, Welcome to this wonderful site. 10...Kd8 makes no difference, The rook coming to e1 and then e8 is still checkmate. The other side of 10.Bb5+ is blocking with c6,Nc6,Bd7,Nd7 loses the queen to Re1.
Oct-20-05  DeepBlade: Avarageguy, thanks for the explanation about blocking the 10.Bb5+.The King move 10...Kd8 leads to the same mating pattern, I just figure that out AFTER I did post my comment. Too bad this website doesnt have an edit button.

White chases away the Bishop for nothing, it should begin the mating attack. Also nice is 10.Bc4 planning the suicidal Bxf7, if the King takes the Bishop, the Knight forks with Ng5, a common Greco opening trap. Like this one Greco vs NN, 1620

Jan-11-06  schnarre: <DeepBlade> Gottta love the Classics!
Sep-23-07  wolfmaster: NN was dead by move 10!
May-03-08  BishoPair: yea bad plannin my black.. should have developed his minior pieces instead
Mar-01-09  Six Splits: DeepBlade, Greco chases the bishop away to free the e1 square for the white rook.

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