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A brutal end from MattF

This is the game Mattf v NN36, played on 26/05/2014.  In the first diagram, Mattf has just played 18. B(c1)h6.   Black replied with 18…Qxe2 (what else, to be fair?) and walks into:

19. Rxg7+ Kf8
20. Rxb7+ Kg8
21. Rg7+ Kf8
22. Rxa7+ Kg8
23. Rxa8+

… and mate next move.

MattF plays the Wilkes-Barre (aka Traxler counter-attack)

You don’t get a lot of quiet Wilkes-Barres :)) and this was certainly not peaceful.  The game started:

1. e4  e5  2. Nf3  Nc6  3. Bc4 Nf6  4. Ng5  Bc5  5. d4  Nxd4 6. Nxf7  Qe7  7. Nxh8  d5  8. exd5 Bg4 9. f3 Ne4  10. Be3  Qh4+ 11. Kf1

…and after those 11 moves of patient manoeuvring vicious counter-attack, legba and MattF reached this position.

Ok, let’s go. 11… Ng3+  12. Kg1  Nde2+ 13. Kf2  Nxh1+ 14. Kxe2  Bxe3 15. Qxh1 takes us to:

Now after 15… Qf2+ 16. Kd1 Bf5 17. Bd3 Bxd3 18. cxd3  Qxb2  White resigned 0-1

No Mercy

From NoMercy4You v Bogoljubow (no, not that one!) 12 June 2018:

In the first diagram, Black has allowed 42. a8=Q so that he could threaten mate in 1 with 42…Qe1.  Now 43. g4 would leave Black with nothing better than a perpetual – but White has checks, so why not try them?

So after 43. Qe8+Kh6  44. Qxg7+  Kxg7  45. Qe7+ Kg6 46. Qe8+ (diagram 2) White has got his perpetual – BUT Black  thought he could escape the checks and deliver his mate, and played 46…Kh6?

47. Qf8+ Kh5 48. Qf7+ Kh6  49. Qxf6+  Kh5 50. g4#

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