Giese vs. Alexander Alekhine

Taken from a simul, Giese vs Alexander Alekhine, Moscow, 1905.

Black to move and mate in 4.

FEN: 2k4r/ppp2p2/2b2B2/7p/6pP/2P1q1bP/PP3N2/R4QK1 b - - 0 1

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1...Bh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qf4+ 3.Kg1 Qg3 4.Qg2 Qxg2#

About the players

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was a Russian-French Grandmaster chess player, of the greatest chess players of all time and World Chess Champion.

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    reza rabiei at

    1….Qf3
    if white change horse position 2…Qh1#
    and if white change Q position 2….qg2#
    otherwise 2….Bxhorse+ and then 3 …..Qh1#
    it means that mate is possible in 3

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    pzkl at

    1. Qe3-f3 Bf6-e5
    2. Bg3xf2 Kg1-h2
    3. g4-g3 Be5xg3
    4. Qf3xg3

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      AGB at

      This won’t work as after
      2. Bg3xf2 Qxf2
      White is then winning

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    henrique at

    1. Qe3-f3
    2.Bg3xf2+
    3.Qf3-h1++

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    Paul W at

    Reza:
    If Ne4, then Queen has no support to go to h1 because the Bishop is blocked by the Knight.
    The Queen won’t ever change position since Ne4 is the best move, so your point is moot.
    If your Bishop takes Knight, you trade Queens, so that doesn’t help. If you take the Knight with your Queen, you can check mate in 5 easily, but not 4.

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