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Carl Theodor Goering vs Emil Schallopp
Leipzig (1877), Leipzig GER, rd 8, Jul-20
Philidor Defense: Philidor Countergambit (C41)  ·  0-1



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May-16-12  David2009: C T Goering vs E Schallopp, 1877 postscript: <sorokahdeen: What is wrong with playing 11. Nf7 instead of Nc3?>

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11.Nf7 can be met by 11...Nc6 and Black goes even further ahead in development. Here's an interactive link to Crafty End Game Trainer to explore the position:

11...Nc6 may be better than 11...Bd6 since if 12.Qe2 Nd4 wins the Pawn on e6 [move supplied by Crafty EGT].

May-16-12  rhickma4: This looks like a nice variation on the back rank mate.

16...Qxe1+ 17.Bxe1 Bf4+ (the key move) 18.Bd2 (or Kb1) Rd1+ wins.

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  gawain: In this position there aren't that many possibilities. Tried 16...Qxe1+ right away and then found 17...Bf4+ pretty quickly.
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  LIFE Master AJ: Black was not doing well early in this game, but Qb5 was spectacularly refuted. (Yes, I got it, although I was initially stumped. I saw 16...QxR/e1+ almost instantly, but kept taking immediately on e1... but I did not come back to this move until I tried a few other things. 17...Bf4+! is a nice, sneaky sort of "in-between" move/check.)
May-16-12  Crispy Seagull: I agree with an earlier commenter that this seemed a bit easy for a Wednesday. The back row weakness combined with the beautiful bishops practically screams for Qxe1+.
May-16-12  David2009: Egg on my face today! White has a simple win of a Pawn at move 16:

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(White to play and win a Pawn). Interactive link to check:

This diagram and link were given in my first post C T Goering vs E Schallopp, 1877 but I appraised the position completely wrongly as at least equal for Black.

May-16-12  kevin86: Very similar to yesterday's puzzle. This time black forced white to vacate a diagonal and then force him to occupy it AND to pin hs own piece in the process.
May-16-12  mikmik777: Black to play:16. ...?
C T Goering vs E Schallopp

"Medium Easy"

16. ...Qxe1+
17.Bxe1 Bf4+
18.Bd2 Rxe1
19.Nd1 Rxd1#

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  chrisowen: Emil plays you bg4 but Goering my sundry qb5 stands to win b7 right

a little pinky qxe1 bxe1 bf4+ inceed ok esconce in jam it down you

swindle bishop I guess one rxbe1+ and st re ether in kingd2 escape the

final in try it article id queen down first try toggle hurting i think

again 17...bf4+ now ledge in frankly a monster in d2 peel a re1+

19.nd1 man go for the jugular on it down in effect it rookxd1#.

Incorporate diffy it sink in f7 deep heat nod as hod carrier in

exactly it was in would 7...qf6 tracks often in my tear up barking mad

e3 it reverse in mr see the light more common it nxe4 in ghosting for

quick knock out in dig b5 angree now calms it hop in e1 six move combo

a starting bc8e6 do re1 bg4 to you use a qb5 team no I reason it

dropping in play the qxe1+ is hard in cleric it a bxe1 in prey side

able wind Bf4+ harbour mate in four bd2 re1+ nd1 rxd1#.

May-16-12  Memethecat: <Diademas: Seems like Goering fared no better at the chess table, than he did with the Luftwaffe.> Politics aside, the other Goering did amazingly well, both as a pilot & in building the worlds strongest, most envied air force in history.
May-16-12  Call Me TC: Are you sure the Luftwaffe, in say 1941, was stronger than the Soviet airforce?
May-16-12  El Trueno: The solution must be
16...Qxe1+ 17.Bxe1 Bf4+ and the following move will be 18...Te1 :)
May-16-12  dzechiel: Black to move (16...?). Material even. "Medium/Easy."

This is a text book use of a zwischenzug, an "in-between move". Black starts the combination with...

16...Qxe1+ 17 Bxe1

The only other legal move, 17 Nd1 allows a quick mate with 17...Rxd1#.

But now it's time for the zwischenzug. Instead of capturing on e1 with the rook and allowing the king some running room, black plays...


Now 18 Kb1 will allow 18...Rxe1+ 19 Nd1 Rxd1#. So, white wants to parry the check with...

18 Bd2

And now black delivers the check on e1 that was deferred a move.

18...Re1+ 19 Nd1 Rxd1#

A very pretty combination.

May-16-12  moi: what was wrong with 6.Nf7 instead of Nxe4 ? after 6...Qf6 7.Qd2, white doesn't seem to have unsolvable problems for the quality he'll gain.
May-16-12  bischopper: what was wrong with QxQ? and RxR?
May-16-12  Shams: <bischopper><what was wrong with QxQ? and RxR?>

Nothing. (Well, I slightly prefer Black due to the d5 pawn.) You may annotate 16...Qb5 with two question marks if you like.

May-16-12  TheBish: C T Goering vs E Schallopp, 1877

Black to play (16...?) "Medium/Easy"

In keeping with the "queen sac week" theme (so far, anyway), I first attempted 16...Qxe1+ 17. Bxe1 Rxe1+ 18. Kd2, and found it lacking. Black has an improvement on move 17, however.

16...Qxe1+! 17. Bxe1 Bf4+!

A most important check, which Black would have to see before sacrificing the queen.

18. Bd2

Or 18. Kb1 Rxe1+, leading to an elementary mate.

18...Re1+ 19. Nd1 Rxd1#.

Very nice finish, which demonstrates the power of the pin, as well as exploiting the weak back rank.

May-16-12  BadKnight: Bf4+ is the tricky move not to miss in the forcing sequence.
May-16-12  savagerules: I hope Goering didn't bite into a cyanide capsule just as Black was about to checkmate him.
May-19-12  solskytz: <savagerules> +1
May-22-12  morfishine: Doesn't <16.f3> hold this position?
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  GrahamClayton: 7...dxe4 8. ♕h5+ and 9. ♕xc5.
Feb-22-15  mikealando: A Schallopp in the face for 16.Qb5
Mar-20-16  zanzibar: Actually, according to the tb this game ended at move 16 with Black announcing the M-4.

The mate is notated with White's 18th involving an unusual glyph symbol, let's call a lef-to-right slide for want of a better term. Obviously devoting "any move".

Perhaps a German speaker could elaborate on the notation symbol's name and use?

Mar-20-16  zanzibar: Aside-

This game is G-43 p133/147 in the tb, compare to G-45 p134/158 which ended with Black announcing M-2.

A W Franke vs Paulsen, 1877

There the tb didn't spell it out (but <CG> does add an extra move).

(tb = tournament book)

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