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Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson vs NN
Melbourne, Australia (1916)
Danish Gambit: General (C21)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 18...♘f6? blocks a key escape square for the Black King. After 18...dxe5 19.♗xc5+ ♔f6, the win for White is not as straightforward.
Sep-14-11  Cushion: This game a good example of romantic chess, except it is 50 years after the heyday of romantic chess.
Mar-21-12  TheAwesome: <<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>> This game is awesome.
Mar-22-12  Granny O Doul: It has the distinct bouquet of composition about it.
May-19-14  optimal play: <<<A BEAUTIFUL ENDING.>

The [above] off-hand game was played during the lunch hour at the Melbourne Chess Club.

Mr. Watson undertook to mate his opponent in thirty-five moves or less, and brought off a beautiful problem-like mate in twenty moves.

The play leading up to the mate involved the sacrifice of both rooks and the queen, and the mating position is unique.

The game would surely have won the brilliancy prize in a tournament.

The combination, starting at the tenth move, might not be sound, but the risk was well worth taking in an odds game.

The advance of Black's queen-side pawns might be taken exception to unless it be borne in mind that Black's object was simply to stave off mate for thirty-five moves, which he endeavoured to do by attacking the white pieces.>

- Leader (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Saturday 30 September 1916 page 52>

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