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  1. 29 Jul '11 16:28
    ...that was probably never played

    White to play wins


    from Adams-Torre,1920.White wins if he can force the black queen off the defense of e8.So 18.Qg4!,Qb5 19.Qc4!,Qd7 20.Qc7!,Qb5 21.a4,Qxa4 22.Re4,Qb5 23.Qxb7 1-0
  2. 30 Jul '11 16:02
    Great - now you have me looking for one of my copies of Walter Korn's "Brilliant Touch In Chess" - another of the Dover Classics reprinted. I must own all of their chess reprints! I think the position is in that book as well as in one of the Fred Feifeld "1001 Chess Combination" books. Needless to say white wins by taking advantage of black's back-rank weakness. I'll let other folks try to solve it. I believe the combination starts with white playing Qg4 - I'll leave the rest to the viewer. I also remeber reading the article on the history of the game but can't remember where - it was a short time ago. Now I have to go off and look for that copy - I hate losing/misplacing things that I've recently looked at!!!! I remeber looking at the solution years ago and saying - "wow" to myself - chess players are easily amused :>😉
  3. 30 Jul '11 16:19
    Originally posted by kbear1k
    Great - now you have me looking for one of my copies of Walter Korn's "Brilliant Touch In Chess" - another of the Dover Classics reprinted. I must own all of their chess reprints! I think the position is in that book as well as in one of the Fred Feifeld "1001 Chess Combination" books. Needless to say white wins by taking advantage of black's back-rank weakn ...[text shortened]... olution years ago and saying - "wow" to myself - chess players are easily amused :>😉
    uhm,I gave the solution.Mouse over the little icon at the bottom.

    I got this from my chess calendar 🙂
  4. 30 Jul '11 16:27
    I didn't see the icon. I'm still trying to find my copy of the Korn book. I'm also trying to find/remember that article on the background of this game/position.
  5. Subscriber dzirilli
    Duchampion
    30 Jul '11 19:30
    wow, I actually figured out the first move. 🙂
  6. Subscriber dzirilli
    Duchampion
    30 Jul '11 19:30 / 1 edit
    ..
  7. 31 Jul '11 09:44
    Originally posted by kbear1k
    I didn't see the icon. I'm still trying to find my copy of the Korn book. I'm also trying to find/remember that article on the background of this game/position.
    If you find/remember it do share 🙂

    well done dzirilli
  8. 31 Jul '11 13:04
    Originally posted by torten
    ...that was probably never played

    White to play wins
    [fen]2r1r1k1/1p1q1ppp/3p1b2/p2P4/3Q4/5N2/PP2RPPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 18[/fen]

    [hidden]from Adams-Torre,1920.White wins if he can force the black queen off the defense of e8.So 18.Qg4!,Qb5 19.Qc4!,Qd7 20.Qc7!,Qb5 21.a4,Qxa4 22.Re4,Qb5 23.Qxb7 1-0[/hidden]
    Good old Weaver Adams!
  9. 31 Jul '11 21:33
    Originally posted by queenabber
    Good old Weaver Adams!
    Edwin Ziegler Adams actually