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S J Hooker vs Nigel Short
Enfield Open (1975), Enfield, England
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation Main Line (C18)  ·  0-1

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Jan-21-06
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  Benzol: Good game for a 10 year old. White resigned just before an epaulet mate.
Jan-21-06  PaulLovric: epaulet=shoulder ornament, what do you mean <Benzol>, it was a fantastic game
Jan-22-06
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  Benzol: <PaulLovric> Strictly speaking this is not actually an epaulet mate. If there were a piece, say a white rook at d1 and White played 26.♔e1 then 26...♖e2 would constitute an epaulet mate.
Oct-25-06  ronaldducalang: He can do that at 10 years old!?!?
Oct-25-06  TrueFiendish: The classic epaulette mate is, say, black K on h6, black pawns on h5 and h7 and white queen on f6. Voila, his majesty is wearing epaulettes!
Oct-25-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: Wonderful attack. In the final position, White faces ineluctable 26. ...Xe2#. All he can choose is whether "X" stands for "R" or "B". If 26. Ke1, then 26. ... Re2#, and if 23. Kf3, then 26. ... Be2#.
Dec-13-06  DHW: Great stuff!
Dec-13-06  setebos: A Jesuit Hooker? :)
Dec-13-06
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  tamar: T J Hooker's younger brother?
Nov-13-12
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  FSR: No doubt White wasn't a happy Hooker after this game.
Nov-13-12  TheFocus: Well, no Hooker likes to get Short-changed.
Nov-27-19
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  fredthebear: Possible Vukovic Mate

26.Ke1 Re2# is a (Vladimir) Vukovic Mate pattern w/knight behind the rook's check against defeated king on the edge. The rook is often protected by any advanced unit other than the bishop.


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The Vukovic Mate can also occur sideways along a rook's file. The defeated king can be snared as such anywhere along the edge of the board.

Nov-27-19
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  WorstPlayerEver: 21. c4 and White is winning:


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Nov-27-19
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  WorstPlayerEver: Count 7. Just to say c4 urself:

21. c4 Nxc4 22. Rxc4 Qxc4 23. Qxc4 Rxc4 24. Bxc4 and White's a piece up. Pretty straightforward stuff..


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