Rook To The Sixth Rank.

Rook To The Sixth Rank.

simaginfan
simaginfan
Jul 16, 2017, 3:07 AM |
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A game Bilek-Bronstein, given here

https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/bronstein-plays-the-caro-kann

reminded me of a couple of ideas seen in some old games, so I have quickly put together three games from the 19th century with one of those ideas.

The earliest game that I know with the idea by the great Alexander M'Donnell.

Later two Frenchmen fell victim to 'A little bit of Morphy'.

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And finally, the phenomenal Rudolf Charousek adds his own interpretation. The header picture is how he looked at his first international event - Nuremburg 1896.

Will quickly add a game for batgirl - re. her recent post, here

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/ivkov-s-brilliancy