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James Mortimer vs Theodor von Scheve
Manchester (1890), Manchester ENG, rd 4, Aug-27
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  0-1

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  fredthebear: An exchange sacrifice 17...RxNf3 begins the demolition of the castled king's position with the opening of the g-file. The g3-square is contested. A bit of intelligent Black piece maneuvering follows, ending w/a pin that will regain the last rook and more.

Both players were chess writers in their day. Mortimer was the inventor of the Mortimer Trap in the Ruy Lopez. Von Scheve had better tournament results and was likely the better player.

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