Legalle shows the way

Jul 1, 2013, 5:38 AM |

The "Sea-Cadet" Mate.       and here is my game it was against Stephen Ritchie we were playing on gamesknot.


  a b c d e f g h  
a8 black rook
d8 black queen
e8 black king
f8 black bishop
g8 black knight
h8 black rook
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
c7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
d6 black pawn
e5 black knight
c4 white bishop
e4 white pawn
g4 black bishop
c3 white knight
f3 white knight
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
c1 white bishop
d1 white queen
f1 white rook
g1 white king
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
  a b c d e f g h  
A version of Légal's Mate occurred after 7...Ne5 in a casual game won by Falkbeer at Vienna in 1847. The game was arranged as a display of living chess in Act II of Der Seekadet, a 1876 operetta by Genée and Zell:[6]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 (the Göring Gambit) dxc3 5.Nxc3 d6 6.Bc4 Bg4 7.0-0 Ne5 8.Nxe5 Bxd1 9.Bxf7+ Ke7 10.Nd5# 1–0