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John M Emms vs Andrew Ledger
Redbus KO (1999), Southend ENG, rd 1
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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Aug-07-12  The Last Straw: 27…? was in John Emms's "Find the Wrong Move" section of his book "The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book".

28.? would make a good Monday/Tuesday Puzzle.

Aug-07-12  The Last Straw: Position after 27…♖xd3??

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Aug-07-12  The Last Straw: Correct was 27…♖g8

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or 27…♗f8

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Oct-11-12  The Last Straw: No actually 27...♗f8?? is horrible.
Oct-11-12  The Last Straw: Also in Emms' book: 23.?
Oct-11-12  The Last Straw: At move 23, white can grab a ♙ with 23.♖d7! because if 23...♖c7?? then white threatens black's ♖ and 24.♕f8# after 24.♕d6!.

...which is the answer to the puzzle in Emms' book.

Mar-11-13  Snakebite: What is wrong with 14 Bxh7+ Kxh7 15 Ng5 and if 15...fxg5 16 Qh5+ and swinging the rook via d3 into the attack and if 15...Kg7 16 Qg5?

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