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Mentges – Gitzen, 1933

Queen's Gambit Declined
Initial position
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. h4 g6 11. h5 Re8 12. hxg6 hxg6 13. Qc2 Bg7
Correct is 13. ... Kg7.
14. Bxg6 fxg6 15. Qxg6 Nd7 16. Ng5 Qf6 17. Rh8+ Kxh8 18. Qh7#
Mentges won a brilliancy prize for this game, despite the fact that it was identical (with a transposition of Black's thirteenth and fifteenth moves) with Marshall-Burn, Paris 1900. Neither the players nor the judges noticed.


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