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Ingrid Larsen vs Sonja Graf-Stevenson
World Championship (Women) (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 9, Aug-??
Tarrasch Defense: General (D32)  ·  0-1



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Dec-16-16  razetime: A brilliant game, by Sonja Graf., in the Tarrasch defense. The mating threats started piling up after 12..Ne4 and the kingside was left undefended. Black took advantage of it and fireworks came up after 24..Qg4! The finish is quite beautiful.
If 27. Kf2 then 27..Rf2#
If 27.Qxd1 then 27..Qxd1+ 28. Kf2 Ne4#.
Dec-16-19  Agferna: 24.) ... Qc4 was more effective.


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  fredthebear: A different sort of back-ranker...

This works:
If 27.Kf2 Rf1#
If 27.QxRd1 QxQd1+ 28.Kf2 Qf1#.
It's a Gueridon Mate, a.k.a Swallow's Tail Mate from the bottom-up.

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