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John Odin Howard Taylor vs NN
London (1862), London ENG
Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27)  ·  1-0

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Feb-13-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Queen returns home to mate cracked king-on-expedition.
Aug-31-06
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  kevin86: After the fifth move,white announced mate in eight moves!! The announced moves were actually more than the rest of the game!!

Add to that,white's queen starts the attack by moving to h5----and ends it by returning to d1!

Aug-31-06
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  WannaBe: And the black king wonders: "What am I doing out here?"
Sep-05-06  Wayneowl: I was told this game was known as 'Sleepless Knights'
Dec-20-06  Rubenus: Nice combination but black played very badly (Nc5?, f6??).
Oct-02-07  Infohunter: <Rubenus: Nice combination but black played very badly (Nc5?, f6??).>

Well, 4...Nc5 was the loser. The move 5...f6 is at least plausible, since a) 5...d6 fails against 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 7. Nd5# (Légal's mate without the sham Queen sac!); b) 5...Nc6 likewise fails against 6. Bxf7+ Ke7 7. Nd5+ Kd6 8. Nc4#; c) 5...Qe7 leads to 6. Bxf7+ Kd8 7. d4!, and if now 7...d6 then 8. Nd5, Qh4 9. Nf3 etc. Relatively "best" seems 5...Ne6 (third move for this poor critter!), but Black still has an inferior game, having one badly placed Knight developed, as against three well-placed minor pieces on White's side.

Much better than 4...Nc5 would have been the standard Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit move 4...Nxc3. Better still might have been 4...Nc6, transposing into a variation of the Four Knights' Game which slightly favors Black.

Oct-03-07  Infohunter: <Relatively "best" seems 5...Ne6 (third move for this poor critter!)...>

Oops! Make that "fourth move".

Sep-08-08  RoyalFlush: Umm, was Qh5+ really necessary here? White goes on to checkmate simply by 6. Bf7
Sep-08-08
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  OBIT: Actually, 6. Qh5+ is more forcing. If 6. Bf7+ is played immediately, then after 6...Ke7 7. Nd5+ Kd6 8. Nc4+ Kc6 9. Nb4+ Kb5, and if 10. a4+, Black has 10...Nxa4. Posting the queen on h5 takes away ...Nxa4 - the knight is pinned after the Black king is pulled to b5 (heh heh).
Jun-22-22
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  Jonathan Sarfati: 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘f6 3.♗c4 ♘xe4 4.♘c3 ♘c5? (one of the worst moves here. Black can accept the gambit with {4...Nxc3 with careful play, or 4...Nc6 5.Nxe4 d5 regaining the piece with the ‘fork trick’, or 4...Nf6 returning the P with 5.Nxe5 d5 gaining a tempo with an equal position. The game retreat did not cover d5, so this line was unavailable.) 5.Nxe5 f6?? (allows mate by force. 5...Ne6 was essential but White is still much better after 6 d4 with a big lead in development. Black's best is probably 6...♗b4 7.O-O O-O 8.f4, and the ♘e6 is badly placed. 6...d6? allows 7.♘xf7! ♔xf7 8.O-O and Black can't unravel before White brings in reinforcements, e.g. 8...g6 9.f4 ♔g7 10.f5 gxf5 11.♖xf5 ♖g8 12.♖h5 ♔h8 13.♖xh7+ ♔xh7 14.♕h5+ ♔g7 15.♗h6+ ♔f6 16.♘d5#, or 8..c6 9.d5) 6.♕h5+ g6 (6... ♔e7 allows an even faster mate.) and White mates in a forced sequence, as per the game.

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