Thursday, 31 July 2014

Potter vs Amateur, London, 1870

Mr. Potter does the impossible! He gives his opponent the terrific odds of a Queen, makes only six moves and then announces a forced checkmate in nine more moves!

(Remove White's Queen) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Na5 5. Nxe5 Nxe4 6. d3 Nc5 7. Bxf7+ Ke7 8. Bg5+ Kd6 9. Nb5+ Kxe5 10. f4+ Kf5 11. Nd4+ Kg4 12. h3+ Kg3 13. Ne2+ Kxg2 14. Bd5+ Ne4 15. Bxe4# 

Game 5 from 1,000 Best Short Games of Chess, by Irving Chernev.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

patthatownie vs nhollyman on chess.com, Game Start: 23 May 2014

Time limit: 7 days per move. 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Bg7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 Nc6 9. Qh4 O-O 10. Bh6 e6 11. Bg5 h5 12. Ne4 d5 13. Nxf6+ Bxf6 14. Bxf6 Qd7 15. g4 Rfc8 16. gxh5 Kf8 17. hxg6 Ne7 18. g7+ Black Resigns

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Boris Chessky vs frankrs on chess.com

Time limit: 14 days per move. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.d3 Nc6 5.Bd2 Bxc3 6.Bxc3 d6 7.Be2 b6 8.O-O Bb7 9.Qd2 Qe7 10.a3 Nd7 11.Qg5 f6 12.Qg3 O-O-O 13.b4 Rdg8 14.b5 Nd8 White timeout