Pratten's Piano Tune - Sac, Sac, Sac, Mate

GreenLaser
NM GreenLaser
Dec 26, 2008, 12:00 AM |
21 | Opening Theory

The famous Adolf Anderssen - Lionel Kieseritzky , London 1851 game is know as the "Immortal Game." Anderssen sacrificed two rooks and the queen to produce a mate with two knights and a bishop. Other games have been dubbed "immortal" by chess writers, often with the formula of a nationality + immortal. The following game is called the "English Immortal." Compared with others, the title fits best in this case since two rooks and the queen were sacrificed resulting in mate with two knights and a bishop. Of, course as analysis shows, immortal doesn't mean perfection, but beautiful struggle. In charge of Black's keyboard was Wilfred Henry Pratten, who was twice the British Boy's Champion in 1924 and 1925. At that time that meant under the age of 18. There were no other age groups. This Piano is one for the ages!

 

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