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Duke Karl von Braunschweig vs Prince of Villafranca and Valguarnera
"Game of Thrones" (game of the day Dec-02-2019)
Occasional Game (1870), Source: La Strategie
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. London Defense (C44)  ·  1-0

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Jul-15-11  Tigranny: I've never seen the Duke play this good of a game. It's awesome.
May-06-13  Graham1973: Well, everybody has one good game in them...
May-06-13  JimNorCal: "Forcing a clear-cut mate, although 31 Qe4 Kf8 32 Rd7 is faster."

I'm puzzled by this note. After
31. Qe4 Kf8 why play 32 Rd7, isn't Qe6 plenty strong?

May-06-13
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  keypusher: <31. Qe4 Kf8 why play 32 Rd7, isn't Qe6 plenty strong?>

32.Qe6 Qc6+ 33.Kh3?? Qc8. 33.f3 Qc2+ looks like perpetual. Not sure if White can escape the checks after 33.Kf1. Anyway, 32.Rd7 seems a lot simpler.

May-06-13
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  keypusher: My comment is all wrong, after 32.Qe6 Qc6+ 33.Kh3 Qc8 White still has 34.Rd7.
May-06-13
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  keypusher: Of course black then has 34....Qxd7, though I assume he would still lose.
May-06-13  JimNorCal: <keypusher>: you're right, thanks!
May-01-17
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  keypusher: <keypusher: My comment is all wrong, after 32.Qe6 Qc6+ 33.Kh3 Qc8 White still has 34.Rd7.>

Wow, completely clueless. 34.Rf7+ Kg8 35.Rd7+ Kf8 36.Qf7#.

Feb-27-18  schnarre: ...Nicely handled by the Duke!
Jul-12-19
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  OhioChessFan: "Game of Thrones"
Jul-13-19
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  Phony Benoni: Apparently the Duke wasn't that bad a player. Count Isouard must have been The weakest Link.
Dec-02-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Fun game. Nice find to go with the pun.
Dec-02-19
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  al wazir: <31 Qe4 Kf8 32 Rd7 is faster.>

25. Qf7+ would have been even faster.

Dec-02-19  Shamot: 26. h4 is the fastest mate. Isn't it?
Dec-02-19  Shamot: I mean 26. h4+ leads to mate in 3 or faster.
Dec-02-19
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  OhioChessFan: The notes are a ply behind...
Dec-02-19
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  jith1207: <shamot>: You gotta take Qxg7 after 25.Qf7+ and before h4+ to ensure g6 won't be a hindrance. Otherwise, you get into complications in that line too, probably end up similar to text line above.
Dec-02-19
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  jith1207: 25...Kg5 26.Qxg7+ Kf5 27.Qf7+ Kg5 28.h4+ Kg4 29.Re4+ Kh3 30.Qe6+ Qf5 31.Qxf5#

This is the forced line.

Dec-02-19
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  jith1207: <shamot>: sorry, you meant in the text. It still takes as much time though.

26. h4+ Kh6 27. Re6+ g6 28. Qf4+ Kh5 29. g4+ Kxh4 30. Re4 Qc1+ 31. Qxc1 h6 32. g5+ Kh5 33. Qf4 hxg5 34. Qh2#

Dec-02-19  igorski: What if Black plays 24...Qe5?
After 25. Rxe5, dxe5, 26. Qxg7,
Black has two connected rooks plus three pawns vs. White's Q plus four P. Black could put up stiff resistence here, I think.
Dec-02-19
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  HeMateMe: recycled pun

*yawn*.

Dec-02-19  RandomVisitor: After 15.g3


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Stockfish_19112810_x64_modern:

<34/60 01:36 -1.50 15...Qe4 16.Qxe4 Nxe4> 17.Ne3 Kf7 18.Bb5 Rhd8 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.Nc4 Rab8 21.Rab1 Rb5 22.Ba1 Rxb1 23.Rxb1 Bc5 24.Kg2 Bd4 25.Ne5+ Bxe5 26.Bxe5 Rd2 27.Kf3 Nd6 28.Rc1 Rxa2 29.Rxc6 Ne8 30.Bxc7 Nxc7 31.Rxc7+ Kf6 32.h4 a5 33.Ra7 a4 34.Ke3 a3 35.Kd4 Ra1 36.Kc3 h6 37.Kb3 Rb1+ 38.Kc4 Rb2 39.Rxa3 Rxf2 40.Ra7

Dec-02-19  RandomVisitor: 25.Qf7+ and you can hear the fat lady singing...
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