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Theodore Tylor vs Philip Stuart Milner-Barry
Hastings (1933/34), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Jan-01
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  1-0

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Nov-09-12  wildrookie: Doesn't Black have a constant check there? It would save his skin, wouldn't it.
Nov-09-12
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  Phony Benoni: <wildrookie> It's an interesting position. White, who is already two pawns ahead, has forked the ♖g7 and ♗d4. I assume you are thinking about playing <35...Nf2+ 36.Kg1>:


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What does Black do now? If 36...Rg4, then 37.Nxd4+ (discovered check) leaves the rook no time to recapture. After 36...Ng4+, White replies 37.Nxd4+ again. If Black tries 36...Nd3+ to attack White's rook, then 37.Nxd4 pins Black's knight.

If Black tries <36...Nh3+>(double check), then after <37.Kf1>:


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Black has no checks left, plus now he has three pieces attacked instead of two. His last chance would be <37...Rf7> pinning White's knight, but after <38.gxh3 Bc8>:


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White's last pin with <39.Re7> settles matters.

So it does look like Black's resignation was justified, but only after an amusing set of twists and turns.

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