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  1. e4
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    18 May '20 16:38

    A proper look at 6.Bg5 in this position (last week I got side tracked.)


    Gibraltar!

    Last round thrills at St. Petersburg 1914

    We look at a good Rule of Thumb. (with an RHP game needlessly breaking it.)

    This toughie. White to play and mate in 3 moves composed by J. Berger 1887.


    Blog Post 450
  2. Standard membercongruent
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    25 May '20 17:47
    Bg5 is a cheap bullet trick that catches out some people at 3 a.m. nice to see someone has tried this during the day!

    I could not figure out the Rf1 in the mate in 3, I hate puzzles but i thought Qd3 or Rb1 but those did not mate in 3.
  3. e4
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    25 May '20 20:30
    Hi congruent,

    It is tough, I never solved it.

    Nobody has pulled me up yet about the picture of Gibraltar...It's not Gibraltar.

    I often sneak in things like this in the blog. Here:

    Blog Post 372

    I claimed there was a picture of Morphy on the wall in the film,
    It's not (sadly) I took a copy the frame and doctored the picture.

    There are others (most likely appearing as fact somewhere else on the net.)

    I have to be careful because some people do not know when I'm joking.
    See: Blog Post 436

    Now go to the very bottom of the page here:

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/morphy.html

    The 'falsehood' appeared here - not on the English Chess Forum. (I'm infamous!)

    Hope Mr.Winter is OK. His site has mention from March 2020 it was being 'curtailed.'
  4. Standard memberDeepThought
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    29 May '20 16:34
    @greenpawn34 said
    Hi congruent,

    It is tough, I never solved it.

    Nobody has pulled me up yet about the picture of Gibraltar...It's not Gibraltar.

    I often sneak in things like this in the blog. Here:

    Blog Post 372

    I claimed there was a picture of Morphy on the wall in the film,
    It's not (sadly) I took a copy the frame and doctored the picture.

    There are othe ...[text shortened]... m infamous!)

    Hope Mr.Winter is OK. His site has mention from March 2020 it was being 'curtailed.'
    Hi GP, except that there's a building on it it looks more like Rockall. I just assumed that it was some small island off Gibraltar and didn't really think about it further. The thread in ecforum makes for entertaining reading.
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