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Bowers vs Bill Wall
Hickory (1977), Hickory, NC USA
King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Defense (C35)  ·  0-1



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  fredthebear: Ten captures in a 15-move game!? White has a weak back rank and can't afford to go pawn grabbing.
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  wwall: 13...Bxf3 was best
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Bill,

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13...Bxf3 (followed by I presume 14...Qxe5) actually looks very good. But on the surface so did taking on d7 with the Bxf7+ idea till you played Kh8.


But the real question is...Why did White resign?

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16. Bxg7+ Kxg7 17. Qg4+ Kxf7 18. Ne5+ Ke7 19. Nc6+ Ke8 20. Qe6 mate.

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Apr-12-18  NBZ: The epaulette mate!

It takes a special kind of artist to play 19. ... Ke8. The kind of artist who would give up a certain win just to see an epaulette on the board. Alas they don't make them like that anymore.

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  wwall: Geoff,

Looks like I was lucky! Good analysis. I think he was afraid to lose his queen or back rank mate. Another premature resignation.

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