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Alexander C Palmer vs Cecil Leonard R Boyce
QLD ch (1908), Brisbane AUS, rd 2, Oct-15
Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais Variation (C53)  ·  0-1

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This game has a clever finale. 23....Qh4 24.Rd1 Ng3+ 25.Kg1 Nf1 (I don't remember ever seeing a move quite like that) 26.Qf3 Qxh2+ 0-1.

There is a slight improvement: 25....Qd4+ 26.Rxd4 Rf1#. But Boyce's way was nice too.

Boyce was apparently noted as a fine attacking player, and he deserved his reputation. He scored 1/11 in the Hastings minor tournament in 1919. It's humbling how good even an obscure master really is.

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