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Horatio Caro vs Wilhelm Kunze
Berlin-ch (1904), Berlin GER, Feb-19
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: 25. e6! - clearing the e5 square for 26. ♗e5+ and the rook sawmill that wins the game.
Jul-05-18  paavoh: Punster alert: This could be a GOTD, a brilliancy prize of the tournament.
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  ChessHigherCat: Otto destruction

Surprisingly enough, there's no mate:

30...Kh7 31. Bg8+ Kg6 32. Bf7+ Kh7 33. Bxe8 Qxe8 34. Rxe8 Bd7 35. Rxa8

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And life limps on...

Jul-05-18  paavoh: Isn't there a mate? Our friend Olga says mate-in-13: 30...Kh7 31.Bg8+ Kg6 32.Bf7+ Kh7 33.Bxh5 Be6 34.Bxe8 Rxe8 35.Rxe8 Bf7 36.Rh8+ Kg6 37.Rd1 f4 38.Rd6+ Kf5 39.Bd4 e3 40.e8=R exf2+ 41.Kxf2 Bxe8 42.Rxe8 a6 43.Re5#

Admittedly, there is some limping before the end.

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  ChessHigherCat: <paavoh> Well, with two rooks up there has to be a mate eventually but I was surprised there's no quasi-immediate mate in the final position. At least I was kicking myself for not seeing the mate but when I checked with SF he couldn't either, which is some consolation.
Jul-05-18  paavoh: Yes <CHC>, I browsed thru this game too and took some time in figuring out how White could win. I ended up with winning the h and g pawns and then decided to lift White's other rook.

Not having found a clearer way, I hit the analyze button and that mate-in-13 appeared. So we are in the same boat :-)

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  Tabanus: Black is probably Wilhelm Kunze.

Wiener Schachzeitung 1904 p. 213 says Caro won the Berlin club championship and won a beauty prize for his game vs Kunze.

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