chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Johannes Metger vs Carl Wemmers
WSB-12.Kongress (1878), Frankfurt, rd 7, Jul-28
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Variation (C48)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Metger/Wemmers game
sac: 6.Nxe5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-05  Knight13: 10... Nxd5!! The best move I've ever seen in this kind of variation. IN other games Black didn't play this.
Oct-13-05  aw1988: <Knight13> Sarcasm?
Oct-14-05  Knight13: <aw1988: <Knight13> Sarcasm?> Define "Sarcasm"
Oct-14-05  aw1988: Saying something that you don't mean, I think.
Aug-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: This finish is Greco's Mate.

There are lots of variation of Greco's Mate. Sometimes the queen trades roles with the bishop or sacrificial rook. Sometimes the h-pawn is pinned, which allows the Ng6#; at other times the knight is sacrificed to open the h-file. This link of examples is well worth your time: https://chessfox.com/grecos-mate/#:...

Aug-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: The actual finish to the game above would go 19...KxRh7 20.Qh3+ Bh4 21.QxBh4+ Qh5 22.QxQh5#, 1-0 Greco's Mate by the White queen after the rook sacrifice.

Here's Greco's Mate by Black using a different B-N-Q pattern: A Dusek vs Nepustil, 1915

Here's a clean Greco's Mate by Black using a B-N-Q pattern with good kibitz notes: NN vs V Kahn, 1941

Students would do well to study these links everyday for a week. Greco's Mate and threats of Greco's Mate is more prevalent than most realize. The f-pawn is a critical weak link before and after castling kingside.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 1-0 Greco Mate!
from Poking Pawns Pushed Forward on Fredthebear by fredthebear
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Var (C48) 1-0 Greco Mate!
from 1870 Beyond Baden-Baden through 1882 by fredthebear
GLoff's favorite games
by PTenzel
Chess Miniatures, Collection XIV
by wwall

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC