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Kurt Emmrich vs Bruno Moritz
22nd DSB Kongress play-off (1922), Bad Oeynhausen GER, Aug-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1-0



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Oct-24-18  TheaN: Wednesday 24 October 2018


Always a bit sad to see a beautiful combination untouched. I did not know about this one, despite its apparent legacy; good that I do now. For clarity, <26....Qxh2+ 27.Kxh2 (Kf1 Qg2#) Ng4+ 28.Kg1 Nh3+ 29.Kf1 Nh2#>.

Oct-24-18  laskereshevsky: Maybe was in zeitnot (?!)... could tell us a lot to know how much time was left for the black

.... or there may be a couple of picturesque/grotesque explanations...

The first: after 25...♘f4 black threat the well-know mate pattern: ...♕xh2+. ♔xh2. ♘g4+. ♔g1. ♘h3# (looks probale to think the black knew this mate-pattern by the move itself ♘f4). but after 26 ♖e1 he (Maybe pressed too by the zeitnot) thought:ˇOH! what a pitty!.. he created an escape point in f1 for the ♔, Game over!!..." Without noticing the mate is still working by simply add another knight move:♘h2#....

The second: was a residual immage.... I.E. during the analisys after seen the last check in H2, the black moved in his mind the ♔ in E1 (sic!) Is not so impossible, probably any chess player experencied this typical mistake, to move a piece in the mind in a certain square, but proceeding with the analisys (watching the board) at the decisive moment the square looks "free" in the mind cause is free over the board... Or/and was a simple analisys mistake, after ♘h2+ he "moved" the ♔ in E2 forgetting about the ♗f3....

Oct-24-18  Jambow: Sadly I was off in the distance and thinking along the lines of Bruno with my plans even knowing it was a puzzle. Finally a Wednesday puzzle must involve a sack mate of some sort. This tells me if it was OTB I probably miss it. :0(
Oct-24-18  malt: Black wins with 26...Q:h2+ 27.K:h2
(27.Kf1 Qg2# )

27...Ng4+ 28.Kg1 Nh3+ 29.Kf1 Nh2#

Nice mate

Oct-24-18  zb2cr: Mate in 4 beginning with 26. ... Qxh2+.
Oct-24-18  siggemannen: Love that movie, could be Hackman's best one, unless you prefer French Connection or I dunno, No Way Out :)
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  Sally Simpson: This missed brilliancy can sit side by side on the mantelpiece with this game. Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897

Is Bruno Moritz really 120 years old.

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  scormus: <Night Moves> Yes, bang on! The film plumbed new depths of opacity within the "noir" genre. In many of my chess games I feel the same way as Hackman's character did.
Oct-24-18  jasondemon99: doesn't 26....Qxh2+ 27.Kxh2 (Kf1 Qg2#) Ng4+ 28.Kh1 save white a draw?
Oct-24-18  saturn2: <jasodemon> No. I am sure you know the reason.
Oct-24-18  saturn2: I dont know if the pun is very good:

Matt & Moritz

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  scormus: "Knight moves" for the pun?
Oct-24-18  NBZ: What a shame that Black missed the very pretty mate starting with Qxh2+!
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  playground player: Got it in one! Too bad I don't live in Ecuador.
Oct-24-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4
15.Bg5 Qf5 16.Nxa5 Bxf3 17.Nxc6 Bxc6 18.Qxa7 Ne7 19.Ra5 Qg4 20.Bxc6 bxc6 21.Bf4 Kd7 22.Rg5 Qe6 23.Qxd4+ Ke8 24.Qxg7 Re1 25.Qh8+ Kd7 26.Qxh7 Rxf1+ 27.Kxf1 Qxc4+ 28.Kg1 Rf8 29.Rg7 Qe2 30.h4 Qd1+ 31.Kh2 Qe2 32.Kg2 Qe6 33.h5 Ke8 34.Qd3 Rf7 35.Rxf7 Kxf7 36.Bxc7 Nd5 37.Ba5 Qe5 38.Qg6+ Kf8 39.h6 Qxb2 40.h7 Ne3+ 41.Kh3 + - (4.88) Depth: 22 dpa
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  Check It Out: I saw the Q sac and knight mate, but then got confused when I saw the 1-0 game score. I can imagine the look on Mr Moritz's face when he saw the mating pattern.

I may have been able to spot the sac, but knowing there was a winning solution beforehand makes all the difference.

Oct-24-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32: d 22 dpa

<1. + / = (0.28): 13...d3> 14.exd3 Rxd3 15.Ng5 Nge5 16.Nde4 Qe7 17.Bf4 h6 18.Bxe5 hxg5 19.Qb5 a6 20.Qc5 Qxe5 21.Qxe5 Nxe5 22.Rxa5 Re8 23.Nxg5 Be2 24.Re1 Nxc4 25.Rc5 Nd6 26.Bh3+ Kb8 27.Ne6 Bf3 28.Rg5 Bd5

2. + / = (0.61): 13...Bxd2 14.Bxd2 d3 15.Bc3 Qf5 16.e4 Qh5 17.Nd2 Be2 18.Rfe1 Rhf8 19.Qb5 Nge5 20.Bxe5 Qxe5 21.Qxe5 Nxe5 22.f4 Nc6 23.e5 Kd7 24.Nb3 Ke8 25.Bxc6+ bxc6 26.Kf2 g5 27.Ke3 Rb8 28.Nd2 Rxb2 29.Rxa7 Kd8 30.Rea1 Rf5 31.R7a2 Rxa2 32.Rxa2 gxf4+ 33.gxf4 Ke7 34.Ra7

Oct-24-18  cormier: 13. h3 is a little better ... d 19 dpa
Oct-24-18  cormier: 1844: i - Houdini 4 Pro w32, 9s/Move inc

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32:

<d 21 dpa 1. + / = (0.36): 12...Rhe8> 13.Ra4 Bxa5 14.c5 Bxd2 15.Bxd2 Qe6 16.Qxe6+ Bxe6 17.Re1 Bb3 18.Raa1 Kb8 19.e3 d3 20.Bc3 Nge5 21.Nd2 Bd5 22.e4 Bg8 23.f4 Nd7 24.Bxg7 Nxc5 25.e5 Nb3 26.Rad1 Rd7


only d 20 dpa

2. + / = (0.52): 12...a6 13.h3 Bf5 14.g4 Be6 15.Ne4 Qf8 16.Ra4 Be7 17.Ng3 Nf4 18.Bxf4 Qxf4 19.Ne1 Bd7 20.c5 Qf8 21.Nd3 Bf6 22.Bd5 Kb8 23.Ne4 Re8 24.Nxf6 Qxf6 25.e3 dxe3 26.fxe3

3. + / - (0.71): 12...Rhf8 13.a6 b6 14.Ne4 Qe7 15.Qa4 Bd7 16.Ne1 Rf5 17.Qc2 Kb8 18.Nd3 Nge5 19.Nf4 Qf7 20.b3 h6 21.Bh3 Rxf4 22.Bxd7 Rxf2 23.Nxf2 Qxd7 24.Bf4 Rf8 25.Qe4

Oct-24-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa

1. + / - (0.78): 7.a3 Bg4 8.b4 0-0-0 9.Bb2 Kb8 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Nxf3 Nxb4 12.e3 Nc6 13.Nxd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Qg5 15.Qa4 c5 16.Qb5 Nf6 17.h4 Qg4 18.Rb1 b6 19.Be5+ Bd6 20.Qxc5 Ne4 21.Qd5 Rhe8 22.f3 Qc8 23.Bxd6+ Rxd6

2. + / = (0.47): 7.Nb3 Bg4 8.a3 h6 9.h3 Bh5 10.Nbxd4 0-0-0 11.e3 Bc5 12.Be2 Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Bxd4 14.exd4 Nxd4 15.Be3 Nxf3+ 16.Qxf3 Qxf3 17.gxf3 Ne7 18.Rd1 Rde8 19.Ke2 b6 20.Rhg1 Nf5 21.Rg4 Rhf8 22.Re4 Kb7 23.Rxe8 Rxe8 24.f4 Rf8 25.b3 Kc6 26.b4 a6

Oct-24-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa

1. + / = (0.46): 5...Bf5 6.a3 Qe7 7.g3 0-0-0 8.Bg2 d3 9.0-0 dxe2 10.Qxe2 Bd3 11.Qe3 Nh6 12.b4 Bxf1 13.Nxf1 Qe6 14.Qf4 f6 15.exf6 Qxf6 16.Qxf6 gxf6 17.Bb2 Bg7 18.Ne3 Kb8 19.Re1 Rhe8 20.b5 Na5 21.c5 Nb3

2. + / = (0.48): 5...Nge7 6.Nb3 Ng6 7.Nbxd4 Ngxe5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.e3 Bc5 10.Be2 Qg5 11.0-0 Bh3 12.Bf3 0-0-0 13.Be4 f5 14.Ne6 Qg6 15.Bd5 Bxg2 16.Nf4 Bxd5+ 17.Nxg6 Nf3+ 18.Qxf3 Bxf3 19.Nxh8 Rxh8 20.Bd2 Rd8 21.Bc3 g6 22.Rac1 b6 23.Rc2 Bd6 24.Bf6 Rf8 25.Bg5 Kb7 26.Rd2 Be4

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  PawnSac: well, the first thing i see is a mate in 4 with

26...Qxh2+ 27. Kxh2 (27.Kf1? Qg2#) Ng4+ 28. Kg1 Nh3+ 29. Kf1 Nh2#

Oct-24-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32:

<d 26 dpa 1. + / = (0.42): 4...Nc6> 5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.Nb3 Ng6 7.Nbxd4 Ngxe5 8.Nxe5 Nxe5 9.e3 Bc5 10.Bd2 Bg4 11.Qc2 Bxd4 12.exd4 Qxd4 13.Be3 Qd6 14.h3 Be6 15.Qa4+ Bd7 16.Qa5 Nc6 17.Qc3 Qb4 18.0-0-0 Qxc3+ 19.bxc3 0-0-0 20.Be2 Rhe8 21.Kb2 Bf5

<d 25 dpa 2. + / - (0.82): 4...c5> 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Nge7 7.Be4 Ng6 8.0-0 Be7 9.Re1 Bg4 10.exd4 cxd4 11.e6 fxe6 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Qxf3 Qd7 14.Qg4 e5 15.Bxg6+ hxg6 16.Qxg6+ Kf8 17.Nd2 Rh6 18.Qd3 Kg8 19.a3 Rf8 20.Nf3 Rh5 21.b4 Qd6 22.c5 Qe6 23.Bb2 Qf5 24.Qc4+ Kh7

Oct-24-18  Mayankk: Got it. Always feels good to spot a pretty mate and mates delivered by a combination of minor pieces are usually the prettiest.

Once your opponent has the right-coloured Bishop blocking the diagonal exit squares of your King, you know a mate is always in the offering. Two Knights can effectively act as a Rook by blocking the adjacent square(s) for escape with a check on the middle. Coupled with this knowledge and the fact that this is a puzzle, you try your luck with Qxh2+ and then keep on checking till you realise it is a mate. Bingo.

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  MissScarlett: <Jean Defuse: ...

Played on 21.08.1922 at 22nd DSB-Kongress (Bad Oeynhausen) - Hauptturnier Sieger - 3rd play-off game.

Source: DSZ Dec. 1922 p. 280.>

I assume you mean the game score (with the missed win highlighted), and not simply the date.

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