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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
… 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
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#