Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

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Artwork + Self Mate + An Old Black Sac Against the Evans

Pawn Shadow

Drawn by a mate of mine who I work beside. He was doodling and I set
him the challenge of drawing a Pawn with a shadow of a Queen. In return
I showed him how to screw the vending machine and get free chocolate bars.

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Another amazing piece of artistry this time created on a chessboard with 9 pieces.
Don't you just feel sorry for anybody who does not know this wonderful game.

A joint composition by B. Lindgren and H. P. Rehm 1980.

White to play and force Black to mate him.
Every one of Black's moves is forced.

Delightful. And now this:

Instructive Moment No.412.

I liked the finish of this game which appeared on the Chess Forum quite recently.

White to play.

22.Qxh6 hitting the loose Rook 22...Rxf2. 23.Be1.

Covering the flight squares and setting a screened mate in one.

Black totally wrapped in his own thoughts missed it because in the
above position there is no mate in one on. White is threatening nothing.

23…Rxd2 24.Qf8 mate.
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The Chess world stalled during the 1914-18 World War, chess magazines
found themselves struggling to fill their pages with news and games so they
turned to subjects and games that otherwise may never have been published.

The Falkirk Herald published a few games featuring a new piece sac for Black v the
Evans Gambit. The British Chess Magazine got wind of it and it made the front page.

The Evans Gambit in a nutshell. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5

Here (before Captain Evans discovered his gambit in the 1820’s) White played 4.c3
to prepare d4 building up a centre. Black then plays 4…Nf6 hitting the e-pawn and
this is enough, theoretically speaking, to thwart White’s idea giving Black counterplay.

So Evans hit upon the of 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3

White has lost a pawn but has played c3 with a gain of tempo and d4 comes next.

The three main choices for Black here. 5…Bc5 5….Ba5 5….Be7 or 5…Bd6

The November 1915 BCM discus’s none of these. Instead it goes for 5…f5!

No games on RHP with this!! There soon will be after this.
I can only find one game on my main DB of 6 million games.

So I give you all three very entertaining games to feed you imaginations, stir your
dull wits and bring out the gambiteer that lay in the true soul of every chess player.

I’m sure you will enjoy these games and as 99% of you are totally crazy I bet you
cannot wait to try it. If you do and score a Black win (let us be biased). then post it.

First the only game I can find on my DB. Blackburne (who else)
played it as Black in a simultaneous display at Hastings in 1894.

Unknown - Blackburne

Now a game from BCM. They give no names. It’s the weakest of the games White
moves but gives you, never the less, it’s a base to build upon. From tiny acorns…..

The second game and the White is alert to the dangers, he puts up
a much sterner test and this requires some sharp play from Black.

OK men. Get out there and sacrifice your grading points getting me an RHP
Black wins and if the ghost of Captain Evans should appear in your dreams
shaking his old grey head and rattling his chains. Tell him I put you up to it.
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