An Improbable Move

batgirl
batgirl
Oct 14, 2011, 12:34 PM |
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Jacques Mieses was a competent, though somewhat uneven chess player - but he did have his moments.   Arturo Reggio was a five time Italian champion, but probably the weakest player in Monte Carlo 1903 ( excepting the inscrutable Col. Moreau ).  Here is Mieses' improbable move - 22. . . Rg3 - and its possible variations, followed by the full game in which Reggio found the best continuation - though it, too, proved inadequate: