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City of Gouda vs City of Nijmegen
correspondence (1851) (correspondence), ?
Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42)  ·  1-0



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  fredthebear: Black sacrifices the f-pawn (35.Rxf5) and both colors go for the kings. White seizes the open lines and carefully delivers sacrifices of his own, as Black has a potential mate in two if White missteps.

In the final position, if 40...KxRg8 41.Qg6+ is mate in one using the f7-square.

Black should decline with 40...Ke7, and the White rook gets crazy with 41.Re8+. Black is forced to capture one way or the other (41...NxRe8 leads to mate), and the White queen will check her way in. Black's best sequence goes 41...KxRe8 42.QxRe6+ Kd8 43.QxNg6+ etc. More pestering checks do not lead to mate (as long as Black avoids another Kd8 or interposing w/Bc7). White can round up the g4-pawn, but will give back the d4- and b2-pawns as the Black bishop has a forking check available.

So, after 40...Ke7, White's winning move is 41.Rg7+ with more checks to come. (White must NOT allow Black the time for Bxd4+.)

Jun-10-18  john barleycorn: hard to get a good Gouda like this, nowadays.

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