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White Sacrifices Everything

White Sacrifices Everything

Feb 16, 2008, 10:17 AM 29

This is the most amazing game I have ever seen, it was posted by Billwall a few months ago. White sacrifices all his pieces except for a Knight and is still able to deliver a sweet smothered mate.

Henry Ernest Atkins (1872-1955) won the Amsterdam tourney in 1899 by a whopping 4 points. In the Hanover 1902 tournament he was 3rd behind David Janowski and Harry Nelson Pillsbury and ahead of Frank Marshall and Mikhail Tchigorin, amongst others. He was 10th out of 16 at London 1922 and also represented the British Chess Federation in the Olympiads of 1927 and 1935.

"Henry Atkins was a British International Master who liked playing the Danish Gambit.  He won the British Championship 9 times between 1905 and 1925 (7 in a row starting in 1905). Here is a game in which he won by playing a Danish Gambit and swindling his way to a smothered mate.  By the way, he sacrificed some pawns, both is bishops, a knight, both his rooks and his queen!  He finally mated with a lone knight."



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