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Endre Steiner vs Fricis Apsenieks
The Hague ol (Men) (1928), The Hague NED, rd 3, Jul-24
Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Variation (C40)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 <The Greco-Latvian Gambit works best when White is unprepared> 3. Nxe5 <3. ef e4 gives Black some play Opening Explorer although White is better after 4. Qe2> Qf6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc4 <The Bilguer Variation where the KN heads for e3 - 5. Nf3!? fe 6. Ng5 is also playable Opening Explorer > fxe4 6. Nc3 Qg6 7. Ne3 <7. f3 scores even better Opening Explorer > Nf6 8. Ned5 <8. Bc4 Be7 9. Ne2 Bg4 10. 0-0 T Luther vs A Feicht, 1999 ; 8. Be2 Be7 9. Ncd5 Bd8 10. Nf4 E Paoli vs F Strobel, 1972 > Nxd5 9. Nxd5 Qf7 <These early Queen moves break the rules, yet 9 ... Na6? 10. Bxa6 loses material> 10. Bc4 <[last book move]<>> c6 11. Ne3? <[11. Nb6! d5 12. Nxa8 dxc4 13. f3 ]<>> d5 <[ ]<>> 12. Bb3 <White intends to play against Black's center with c2-c4 & f2-f4> Be6 13. 0-0 Bd6 <[13 ... Nd7 14. f3 ef 15. Rxf3 =]<>> 14. f4 <[14. f3 Qg6 ]<>> Qc7 <[14 ... g6 15. Qe2 =]<>> 15. c4 Bxf4 <[15 ... dc!? 16. Nxc4 Nd7 =]<>> 16. cxd5 Bxe3+ <16 ... Bxh2+?! 17. Kh1 cd 18. Qh5+> 17. Bxe3 cxd5 18. Qh5+ g6 <18 ... Bf7? 19. Qxf7+! Qxf7 20. Rxf7 Kxf7 21. Bxd5+ & 22. Bxb7> 19. Qg5 Rg8? <[19 ... Qg7 ]<>> 20. Rf6 <[20. Bxd5 h6 21. Rf8+ Rxf8 22. Qxg6+ Bf7 23. Qxe4+ Kd8 24. Bxh6 is also ]<>> Bc8 <20 ... Bf5?? 21. Rxf5; 20 ... Qd6? 21. Rxe6+! Qxe6 22. Bxd5> 21. Qxd5 Rg7 22. Raf1 Bf5 <Prevents 23. Rf8+ mating but White has a decisive sacrifice> 23. R1xf5! gxf5 24. Qe6+ Re7 <24 ... Qe7 25. Qc8+ Qd8 26. Rf8+!> 25. Rf8+! <Decoy> Kxf8 26. Qg8# 1-0.

<[Fritz 7]<>>

Jun-27-19  WTHarvey: Game ends with a White mates in 4.

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Solution (in reverse)
26.Rf8+ Qd8 25.Qc8+ 24...Qe7 if or 25.Rf8+ 24...Re7 if 24.Qe6+

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