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Dmitri Ivanovich Ado / B M Konstansky vs Alexander Alekhine
Kazan (1912), Kazan RUE, Dec-22
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  0-1



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Apr-05-05  cade: What a bizzare construction of pieces. The tower of mate.
Apr-05-05  Rocafella: Nice game I like the way this is played
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  Phony Benoni: Here's that final position:

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In chess problem parlance, this is close to being a mirror model mate. In a mirror mate, no square around the mated king is occupied; here, only the Bb2 invades the king's field. In a model mate, every square around the mated king is guarded only once, and every attacking piece particpates in the mate; here, only the square d2 is doubly guarded.

Feb-21-07  Zvi: What if the mated king stands on c1, for example, and no square around him is occupied? is this a mirror mate? (I ask because there are only 5 squares around the king, not 8) Same question about model mate - can a king be "model mated" at the edge of the board?
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  Stonehenge: Some info in Russian:

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  whiteshark: Alekhine, without much ado
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  perfidious: Ooh, be careful--the unusual name prefect will turn anyone in for such use of names! (laughs)

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