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Emil Schallopp vs Louis Paulsen
Leipzig (1877), Leipzig GER, rd 9, Jul-20
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  0-1

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Mar-20-16  zanzibar: After White's move 41, add the comment

<Um ein Ende zu machen: — ein „Selbstmatt ohne Zwang"!>

Mar-20-16  luftforlife: "To put an end to it: -- an 'unforced self-mate!'"

Or, more figuratively:

"And to top it all off: -- an unforced self-mate!"

Mar-21-16  zanzibar: The final position with the mate:


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is a pattern I named <Q+B dovetail> over on <ChessTempo>. Richard renamed it <Dovetail-Bishop> to fit his system better:

http://chesstempo.com/tactical-moti...

It's a pattern that is surprisingly overlooked for some reason (so, on <CT> it tends to get higher ratings than one might expect).

Of course, Schallopp might seen it and just wanted a quick end to the game in this case!

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