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William Albert Fairhurst vs Samuel Reshevsky
Hastings (1937/38), Hastings ENG, rd 2, Dec-29
Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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Jan-28-04  Resignation Trap: Can you spot the forced mate that Reshevsky missed on move 30?
Jan-28-04  TheMightyPawn: <resignation trap> 30...♕a7 31.♕b6 ♖c1+ etc. ,right?
Jan-28-04  Brian Watson: 30..Qa7. 31.Rxd3
Jan-28-04  matein8: My thought is 30...Rc1+ 31. BxR Qa7+. I don't see how Black can be stopped after that. might want to spring this on us in a few months for their puzzle of the day.

Jan-28-04  TheMightyPawn: <matein8> U r forgetting black still has backrank problems.So in ur line after 32.♔f1 ,black has to play h6 to avoid 33.♖d8#.
Jan-28-04  matein8: <MightyPawn> If 32. Kf1 then Qf2#. But you bring up a good point about Black's backrank weakness. I think it's a good idea to look at weaknesses on both sides when looking at problems.
Jan-28-04  TrueFiendish: Well spotted, Resignation Trap!
Jan-28-04  matein8: Let's see, if 32. Kh1 Nf2+ 33. Kg1 Nh3++ 34. Kh1 Qg1# (or 34. Kf1 Qf2#)

Yes, well done Resignation Trap. BTW did you use an anagram program for your username?

Jan-28-04  TheMightyPawn: <matein8>oops ! i missed Qf2#. and yeh ,well done resignation trap.
Jan-28-04  Resignation Trap: I "found" my username with

Jan-28-04  matein8: <Resignation Trap> That's interesting. I came to the exact same site when I heard about anagrams from the old movie, "Rosemary's Baby".
Oct-16-04  Marius: <capanegra> the game Carlsen vs Lahno, 2004 could perhaps go in your collection
Dec-27-05  syracrophy: The mating combination was:

30...Rc1+!! 31.Bxc1 Qa7+! 32.Kh1 Nf2+ 33.Rg1 Nh3+ 34.Kh1 Qg1++

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  tpstar: Just to clarify, 30 ... Qa7?? is incorrect due to 31. Rxd3 or even 31. Rd8+! spoiling the mate (31 ... Rxd8 32. Bxa7), but 30 ... Rc1+! 31. Bxc1 Qa7+ is the right track.

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