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William Pollock vs James Mortimer
3rd BCA Congress (1887), London ENG, rd 7, Dec-06
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  1-0



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Aug-14-12  JonathanJ: monday puzzle
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  FSR: Hilarious game!
Apr-26-20  morfishine: Pollock took him to school
Apr-26-20  Larryfyffe: December 6th, 1887
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  fredthebear: Lolli's Mate: f-pawn supports Q#

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Here's short game example of Lolli's Mate: P J Preece vs R Kent, 1977

Most players probably resign before the mate is actually carried out against them.

Pollock vs Mortimer, 1887 is an extended version of Lolli's Mate featuring a queen sacrifice to open the h-file for the rook to deliver checkmate on the h-file.

Here are brief samples of the queen sacrifice for Lolli's Mate

My two favorite checkmate reference books ("The Art of the Checkmate" by Renaud and Kahn, and "Art of Attack in Chess" by Vladimir Vukovic) surprisingly do not mention Lolli's Mate by name, but give brief examples. Obviously, a king or bishop could take the place of a supporting pawn on the 6th rank. The reader may find this pattern described elsewhere under "fianchetto checkmates".

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  fredthebear: Here's a creative Lolli's Mate 37...? (see the diagrammed position atop the notes) if White accepts the sacrifices to play out the string: E Alekseev vs R Mamedov, 2018
May-18-20  SeanAzarin: This game was neatly analyzed by Chernev and Harkness in "An Invitation To Chess." They have Black resigning after White plays 17 R-B4.

Basically, Black's trouble arose from giving up the center in the opening.

Apr-13-21  SeanAzarin: Il Est Mort

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