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NN vs George H Derrickson
Casual game (1860), Philadelphia, PA USA
Scotch Game: General (C44)  ·  0-1



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  WorstPlayerEver: It may be illustrative to point out that the threat Qg7-g4-h3-g2x is too slow. Still White needs to be careful if Black wants to attack at all costs:

16. Ne2 Nf3+ 17. gxf3 gxf3+ 18. Ng3 Qg4 19. Qd5 #dia1

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-16. Ne2 Nf3+ 17. gxf3 gxf3+ 18. Ng3 Qg4 19. Qd5 Qg7 20. Qxb7 Qg4 21. Qxa8+ Ke7 22. Qd5 Qh3 #dia2

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-16. Ne2 Nf3+ 17. gxf3 gxf3+ 18. Ng3 Qg4 19. Qd5 Qg7 20. Qxb7 Rd8 21. Qxa7 #dia3

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Dec-11-20  saintdufus: Playing through these Derrickson games, I get the impression he was a player who hung lots of pieces, used the "fishing pole" tactic in every game, and managed to win from lost positions because his opponents didn't defend properly.

But it was a different game back then. Declining sacs was considered "ungentlemanly", and under such conditions Derrickson was able to shine as a creative talent.

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