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Howard Staunton vs NN
Simul (1841) (exhibition), London ENG
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Dubois Reti Defense (C44)  ·  1-0

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Mar-22-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 18.Ng6+ ... what's that sac all about? And why is it rejeczed?
Mar-22-07  sambo: Ah, I applaud NN here! if accepted, 18. Ng6+ leads to 18...fxg6 19. Qd6 [moves the rook or defends it with Bc5] 20. Qxg6 [anything] 21. Qh7#

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Mar-22-07
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  keypusher: How about some applause for Staunton? That's a great combination!
Mar-23-07  sambo: Frankly, I expect this from Staunton against NN. But for NN to avoid the bait, well, all I'm saying is, NN doesn't get enough applause.
Mar-23-07  Assassinater: <Ah, I applaud NN here! if accepted, 18. Ng6+ leads to 18...fxg6 19. Qd6 [moves the rook or defends it with Bc5] 20. Qxg6 [anything] 21. Qh7#>

What's wrong with 19... Rxf3? Sure, 20. Qg6 Kg8 21. Qh7+ leads to some dancing by the king but after all, white only has a bishop and a queen on the attack and he's down two pieces. What am I missing?

Mar-23-07  sambo: <What's wrong with 19... Rxf3?> Hm. Must say I didn't see that, and don't have an answer right away. That's a good point. At first glance I thought 20. Qxg6 Kg8 21. Qe8 was mate, but the rook can interpose. Perhaps Staunton and NN both overlooked it? I'll try and analyze further later. (fyi, I don't have a strong engine, so I can't really do it that way; if someone else does, feel free to post it).
Mar-25-07
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  keypusher: I don't see anything better than 21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Bg6, but then Black has 22...Rf7. White can try 23. Re3 with the idea of 24. Bxf7 Rxf7 25. Rf3+, but it doesn't look very convincing. So maybe neither Staunton nor NN deserve applause?

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