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Howard Staunton vs NN
Match (1843), London
Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44)  ·  1-0



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Oct-13-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 21.Rxe5! Not bad for year 1843.
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  fredthebear: Alternative 19th moves:

There's nothing wrong with the delightful push 19.e6. White could have played 19.Bc4 hitting f7 again.

19...f6? was a poor move.

Black had the practical 19...Nf6. White is still better, but the game could go on awhile, allowing Black time to complete development while responding to White's continued initiative after 20.exf7+.

If Black captures 19...fxe6:

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If 19...fxe6, then 20.Qh5 (see diagram above) threatening mate on h7. The two Black pawns are not enough protection after either one advances. One possible line is 20...h6 21.Qg6 Nf8 22.RxNf8+ RxRf8 23.Qh7+ Kf7 24.Bg6+ Kf6 25.Ne4#. Another possible line is 20...g6 21.Bxg6 hxBg6 22.Qxg6+ Kh8 23.Rf7 threatening mate and the Black queen.

So 20...Nf6 is better than advancing either flank pawn. The exchange sacrifice 21.RxNf6 leaves the Black queen tied to defense of her rook on the back rank; thus 21...gxRf6 allows 22.Bxh7+ K moves. White has fractured the pawn shield, but has no immediate checkmate; a White rook lift is needed to keep the fire going strong.

Note that after 19...exf6 20.Bc4? allows Black to recover with 20...Nf6.

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