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Harry H Holmes vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
BCF-ch 6th (1909), Scarborough ENG, rd 7, Aug-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  1-0



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  gezafan: Too much material and a passed e pawn.

Holmes played well here against a very good playe!

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  MissScarlett: Shipley Times and Express, October 8th 1909, p.9:

<The brilliancy prizes offered in the tournaments of the recent congress of the British Chess Federation at Scarborough have been awarded by Mr.(?) Hoffer, the judge, as follows: — 1. Mr. Naumann's prize of £5 for the most brilliant game, to Dr. Holmes for his game with F. D. Yates.>

Jun-24-19  erimiro1: Knew his eldest brother, Sherlock
Jun-24-19  john barleycorn: Knew his grandson, John.
Jun-25-19  Nosnibor: <erimirol1> By Jove how did you deduce that?
Jun-25-19  JimNorCal: Elementary my dear Nosnibor.
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  Sally Simpson: Nice game. There is a wonderful Queen sac, Rook sac and mate tucked away in this game. It's all forced if Black takes the Queen Here (White to play)

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24.Rd6 Qxc2 25.Bxf7+ Kh8 26.Rxh6+ gxh6 27.Bf6 mate.

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A three piece mate whilst under the threat of mate in one.

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  HeMateMe: Clearly, Lestrade and the 'Yard weren't needed here.

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