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NN vs Daniel Freeman
"His Last Bow" (game of the day Jul-24-2019)
Chess Heroz 10 0 Rapid (2018) (rapid), CHESS HEROZ, Jul-24
Sicilian Defense: General (B20)  ·  0-1



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  Annie K.: This was Daniel's last game, from the ChessHeroz app that we were both playing on.
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  HeMateMe: Remembering D. Freeman.

Same title as a Sherlock Holmes story, in which Holmes is long retired from work as a consulting detective, but is pressed back into service by a desperate King and country. In Holmes' greatest feat of deception he infiltrates a German spy ring in WWI, bringing them crashing down.

the story appears in a book with other selected stories from the Holmes lore.


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  fredthebear: A discovered double check for mate!! co-founder Daniel Freeman went out on top, a winner.

It's a jazzed up Boden's Mate as well!!

Jul-24-19  Steve.Patzer: The Rook could have moved to any one of 8 squares to discover checkmate.
Jul-24-19  Parachessus: White's na├»ve 2. Qf3? made me laugh and how he continued to play idiotic moves all over the board.
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  Korora: I ran through Stockfish (on the 15-minute analysis) possibilities for 23. d3, preventing Black's Queen ♗ from swooping in for the mate, and this is what I got:

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1) -16.32 (33 ply) 23...Kd7 24.Kd2 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rxa2 26.d4 Rc4 27.g5 Rxd4+ 28.Ke3 Re4+ 29.Kf3 Be2+ 30.Kg2 Bg4 31.Rhd1 Bxc1 32.Rxc1 Re2+ 33.Kg1 Raxc2 34.Rxc2 Rxc2 35.Kf1 Bf5 36.Ke1 Bd3 37.Kd1 d4 38.Ke1 Ke7 39.Kd1 Rh2 40.Kc1 Re2 41.Kd1 Rc2 42.f5 Bxf5 43.Ke1 d3 44.g6 d2+ 45.Kd1 hxg6 46.e6 Bg4+ 47.Kxc2 d1=Q+ 48.Kb2 Bxe6

2) -12.25 (33 ply) 23...Ke7 24.Kd2 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rxa2 26.d4 Bxc1+ 27.Rxc1 Bb5 28.f5 Ba4 29.Ke3 Bxc2 30.Rg1 Rc3+ 31.Kf4 Rd3 32.f6+ gxf6 33.exf6+ Kxf6 34.g5+ Ke6 35.Re1+ Kd6 36.g6 Raa3 37.Rg1 Rxd4+ 38.Kg5 hxg6 39.Rg2 Bf5 40.Kh6 Rg4 41.Rb2 Rgxg3 42.Rb7 Be6 43.Rb2 Kc7 44.Kg7 Rae3 45.Kh6 f6 46.Kg7 Ref3 47.Rc2+ Rc3 48.Rb2

3) -11.7 (33 ply) 23...O-O 24.Kd2 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rxa2 26.Ke3 Bxc1+ 27.Rxc1 Rcxc2 28.Rd1 Rg2 29.Kd4 Rxg3 30.Kc5 Rxd3 31.Rg1 Rc2+ 32.Kd6 Bc8 33.f5 Rd4 34.e6 fxe6 35.fxe6 Re2 36.e7 Bxg4 37.Ra1 Kf7 38.Rf1+ Kg6 39.Rf8 Re6+ 40.Kc5 Rde4 41.Kxd5 Rxe7 42.Rb8 Re8 43.Rb1 R8e5+ 44.Kd6 Rg5 45.Ra1 Re6+ 46.Kc7 Rc5+ 47.Kb7 Rb5+ 48.Kc7

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  OhioChessFan: I thought about a pun for Daniel's last game and found Annie had beaten me to it by 2 years...I'll look some more.

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