The Greatest Game You've Never Seen

This game, between two relatively obscure English masters (though Frank Parr did win Hastings the following year) is arguably one of the finest attacking games on record.  See if you can find the best moves (good luck!)...


  • 2 years ago


    great article. I found a lot of good moves!

  • 3 years ago


    I looked this game over with Deep Fritz which found 2 "improvements" for White that left me totally underwhelmed, as in the "improvements" (ie higher-scoring alternative moves) did not result in a quicker finish. It does look like Black missed some better defensive moves here and there but then again don't we all from time to time? AND it eventually got to the point where even Black's "best moves" still left him with an evaluation of being several pawns (or more) down, in effect.

    If nothing else though looking at engine analysis reminds me of the almost infinite possibilities in every game I examine.

  • 3 years ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Thanks, Roy, I often forget to trim the PGN file before pasting it in...

    Anyhow, I forget how I originally stumbled across it, but the funny thing is I had a devil of a time finding it again as I couldn't remember the name of either player.  All I could remember was it was between two english players at some point in (the most likely pre-WW2) 20th century, not much to go on!

  • 3 years ago


    Where did you find this amazing game? I even gave up on my usual worthless brute-force solution search at move 26 because 26.Qd7!! was too brilliant for me to find.

    BTW you can get rid of those annoying question marks (in this case after the players names) by just deleting every one you see when you're editing the game details - or, if you don't edit the game details start doing so but only if you're a hopeless anal-retentive like me. 

  • 3 years ago


    Great game! Loved that rook!! A game after your own heart, too, with all those sacrifices. 

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