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Paul Morphy vs Alphonse Perrin
Rook Odds game (1857) (unorthodox), New York
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Jul-27-04  white pawn: What's with 12...Ngf6 ? Why didn't Black capture the fork-threatening Knight? Could have taken it with His B, or Q. Anyone explain? Thanks.
Jul-27-04  Seraphina: For white pawn: &The anser lies in N-d6+ with the discovered attack on K6 (I haven't worked this out completely, but look into it) if BxN, then Nd6 picks off the queen. KxN..BxB picks up the queen as well. QxN Nd6+ followed by I think RxB+ The point is to open up the file to the King... That is pretty much standard I think esp. for the KGambit. Morphy did it all the time.
Jan-26-09  WhiteRook48: wow. great king hunt
Aug-18-09  Dymdez: If you look at the pressure the rook places on the dark square bishop, you see that black loses his queen no matter what.
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  keypusher: <white pawn: What's with 12...Ngf6 ? Why didn't Black capture the fork-threatening Knight? Could have taken it with His B, or Q. Anyone explain? Thanks.>

Black should have played 12....Qxf7, after which 13.Ng5 Bxg5 14.Bxe6 Qf6 15.Bxg8+ Kd8 and he stays a rook up.

Less good is 12....Kxf7 13.Nd6+ 14.Bxe6+ Qxe6 15.Rxd6 Kxe6 16.Qg4+ Kf7! 17.Qxd7+ Be7, though Black still has a material advantage.

Least good is 12....Bxf7 13.Nd6+ and Black doesn't get enough for the queen.

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