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Ludwig Bledow vs Paul Rudolf von Bilguer
Unknown (1838), Berlin GER, Feb-21
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Stone-Ware Variation (C51)  ·  1-0



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Jan-15-07  Soltari: <ahmadov> You never know with those chess players :).
Jan-15-07  trumvirvel: I thought it was nice...
probably because it's the first time I solved one of these :-)
Jan-15-07  Octavia: if mon was always that easy, i'd recommend it to my friends!
Jan-15-07  laskereshevsky: HELLO PEOP.
too easy....too easy.....

if 24...KC6 25.QC4+ KB6
26.RB1+ KA5 27.QB5#.....


Jan-15-07  chopin4525: i found this puzzle too easy i took about 0.0001 sec to see the checkmate!This is not a good result actually i think i'm so slow!!^_________^
Jan-15-07  YouRang: A little easier than usual, even for a Monday. :-)
Jan-15-07  alphee: Well, easy with a nice Queen sac and a "mat du couloir" as the french call it but refeshing after a full day locked in a meeting room!
Jan-15-07  Selangor: Like a chess puzzle....White to move and mate in 2.(Starting from position after 24....Kc8)
Jan-15-07  chessdummy123: To easy, got it in 3 seconds
Jan-15-07  uuft: Used to take me about one yottasecond to solve these. Today we're talking 'bout half a yoctosecond... Now that's what I call progress! %/
Jan-15-07  Happypuppet: <uuft> Wow, that's 10^48 times faster! Congratulations!
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  kevin86: Monday puzzles often employ a queen sac or a simple mating procedure. Here,we have a simple back row mate in two started by a queen sac.
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  playground player: When a puzzle is this easy, it makes me wonder if there's a nasty surprise waiting for me if I make the obvious move--and it makes me think twice before I make it. I hate to think how many games I've lost by making obvious moves that turned out to be disasters.
Jan-15-07  TrueBlue: based on the puzzle, it must be the day before Monday (Way too easy for a Monday).
Jan-15-07  TrueBlue: this could have been an EASY puzle even after move 20!
Jan-15-07  Kaspablanca: Demasiado facil.
Jan-15-07  dzechiel: Easy, even for the beginner. A simple back rank mate. Bring on Friday!
Jan-16-07  Mendrys: Of course the puzzle was easy, It is Monday after all. About the game. I really enjoyed this game. Lots of good tactical shots by white to expose the black king. This being said I don't think white's position is all that dominating after 19. Rxh3. The king is exposed somewhat but white does not have any direct threats. For what it's worth Crafty suggests 19...Kg7 and I agree. Blacks rooks are connected and he has a nicely centralized queen. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how white can continue his attack after 19..Kg7?
Mar-02-08  wolfmaster: Easy but good Monday puzzle:)
Mar-01-15  OMH: The game was published in Schachzeitung in Nov. 1847 (Vol. 2, p. 365) with a different ending: 24... Kc6 25 Qc4+ and Black resigned.
Apr-26-18  Jean Defuse: ...

This game was played in Berlin on the 21th of Feb. 1838.


Dec-27-18  HarryP: Interesting and pleasing. Later on down the line, Pillsbury played the Stone-Ware variation.
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  fredthebear: This is puzzle Diagram 90, p. 39 in "How to Force Checkmate" by Fred Reinfeld (Dover edition, 1958), formerly titled Challenge to Chessplayers (David McKay Company, 1947).

Like so many chess books, the title is a bit misleading. Its just a puzzle book of 300 checkmates in 1-2-3 moves aimed at beginners and intermediates. It gives the solutions in descriptive notation, but otherwise does not explain "how to", not even the rules of chess or descriptive notation. Certainly, plenty of other Fred Reinfeld books explain the basics if needed. A beginner should read "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" which focuses on check and checkmate, before "How to Force Checkmate."

Aug-28-20  Granny O Doul: I think that's the book I remember with the subtitle "300 immediate checkmates that your opponent cannot escape".
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  fredthebear: <GOD> As you mostly say, right on the front cover!

"How to Force Checkmate" is a nice little cheap training book before tackling the more famous "1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate" by Fred Reinfeld. Bruce Alberston updated the "21st Century edition" of 1001#s in 2014, but the paperback copy has a bad reputation for loose pages falling out. Apparently, Alberston did not bother to convert it to algebraic notation??! However, one Amazon reviewer says "the Russell Enterprises algebraic edition for the Kindle" e-book gets "Five stars for that edition, which is very well done!" I'll stick w/my old reliable Dover edition, which will last a lifetime and has trained many a master world-wide over the past century.

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