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NN vs Richard Teichmann
? (1890)
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton Line (C31)  ·  0-1



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Now this is an excellent start to anyone's chess career!
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  kevin86: Black's thirteenth move is powerful!! It threatens the queen and double check-and mate. White captures the queen but is mated by the "single check-and mate".
Mar-09-20  zb2cr: Teichmann offers his Queen with 13. ... Bxd3. This is threatening 14. ... Be2 with a double check. White can't resist the bait, and plays 14. Qxd5, Be2#.

Instead, White can hold out a little longer with 14. Qg4+, Bg6+; 15. Bd2, Bxd2; 16. Nd2, Rd8 but with a piece down, he's lost.

Mar-09-20  saturn2: I saw Black wins a piece by 13...Bxd3 

14. Qg4+ (cxd3 Qxh5) Kh8 15. cxd3 Qxd3+ 
16. Bd2 Qe2+ 17. Kc2 Bxd2

Mar-09-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Lovely move. I'll admit to not have checked for White Zwischenzug possibilities -- but as noted above, they don't really work. :)
Mar-09-20  stacase: Not yer basic Monday offering--

First thing to notice is White's King has nowhere to go. So, who can say check and would it be mate? Oh yeah, 13...Bxd3 discovers an attack on White's unsupported Queen and threatens mate, and White didn't see it coming.

One has to wonder if No Name is remembered for anything else all these 130 years later.

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  agb2002: White threatens Qxf5.

The white king doesn't have any legal move and the white queen is defenseless. Therefore, 13... Bxd3:

A) 14.Qxd5 Be2#.

B) 14.Qg4+ Bg6+ (already wins a piece)

B.1) 15.Nd2 Kh8, threatening Bh5, wins (16.c4 Qd3).

B.2) 15.Bd2 h5 16.Qg3 Qe4 17.Ne1 Qe2+ wins.

Mar-09-20  Walter Glattke: From the diagram I did not see Be2#, I had only speculations of Re1#, but there are parries for that. 14.Nd2 Qxh5+ 15.g4 Be2+ 16.Ke1 Qh4# 14.Qg4+ Kh8 e.g. 15.Bd2 Be2+ mating or 15.cxd3 Qxd3+ 16.Nd2! no mating visible, 15.Nd2 f5 16.Qf3 Qxf3 17.gxf3 Nc6 18.Ne4 Bd4 black advantage. Not a typical Monday puzzle this week.
Mar-09-20  spazzky: <zb2cr> Instead, White can hold out a little longer with 14. Qg4+, Bg6+; 15. Bd2, Bxd2; 16. Nd2, Rd8 but with a piece down, he's lost.

After Rd8 he can't save the knight, if Qe2, Bh5 wins

Mar-09-20  Pedro Fernandez: Regardless of its difficulty, what demerit this type of problem is that, in advance, the opponent is totally lost.
Mar-09-20  zb2cr: To <spazzky>, Thanks for the correction.
Mar-09-20  TheaN: Somewhat unique combination involving a <countercheck>. Counterchecks can only occur from discovered checks; the most flashy are the ones where the king actually moves to reveal the check, but more commonly an interposing piece does.

Here, Black wins after <13....Bxd3> wins, on virtue of the double threat 14....Be2# and Qxh5. The only move preventing both (ie 14.Qxd5 Be2# or 14.Bd2 Qxh5 -+) is <14.Qg4+> but now <14....Bg6+> saves both the bishop and continues the assault on the white king. After <15.B/Nd2 Bxd2 16.N/Bxd2 Rd8> White's already forced to give up the g-file pin <17.Qe2> but this doesn't work because of <17....Bh5! -+> and Black decides on the spot.

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  gawain: It took me several minutes of looking at this position (plus a few minutes of looking away from it) to figure out how 13...Bxd3 wins.
Mar-09-20  paavoh: <Now this is an excellent start to anyone's chess career!> Were you referring to N.N. :-)

Anyway, I took a few seconds more than on a normal Monday to see the Bxd3 - Be2# line. <zb2cr> and <saturn2> provide the the other options.

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  chrisowen: Dancing no?
Mar-09-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the great, but underestimated Saxonian chess player Richard "the Fifth" Teichmann, who won the important tournament of Karlsbad in 1911 with wins against A. Rubinstein, C. Schlechter, A. Nimzowitsch, A. Alekhine, R. Spielmann, and S. Tartakower (!), finally found 13.-,Bxd3! 14.Qg4+ (14.Qxd5,Be2#) 14.-,Bg6+ 15.Bd2/Nd2,Bxd2 16.Nxd2/Bxd2,Rd8 17.Qe2,Bh5 -+.
Mar-09-20  Diana Fernanda: My lady Evelis hope who have one beautiful day, patner Benny
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  ajk68: <kevin86: Black's thirteenth move is powerful!!>

Black's 11th move is the really powerful one! 11...Bb4! +-

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  eternaloptimist: It took me longer to solve this Monday puzzle than it normally does but I saw the correct combination when I noticed the weak e2 square.
Mar-09-20  RandomVisitor: After 8...Re8 white just returns the piece

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<42/66 04:37 +0.24 9.Qf3 Qe7 10.Bd3 f5 11.Bc4> Qxe4+ 12.Qxe4 Rxe4+ 13.Be2 Na6 14.Bd2 Nb4 15.0-0-0 Nxa2+ 16.Kb1 Nb4 17.Bf3 Re7 18.Ne2 Bd7 19.Nd4 a5 20.g3 a4 21.Rhe1 Rae8 22.Rxe7 Rxe7 23.b3 axb3 24.Nxb3 Na6 25.Na5 Nc5 26.Nc4 Ne4 27.Nxd6 Nxd6 28.Re1 Rxe1+ 29.Bxe1 Kf8 30.Kb2 h6 31.Kb3 g6 32.c4 Ke7 33.Bc3

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