Bury St Edmunds Chess Club’s most senior member, Chas Szentmihaly (left), hasn’t played at all this season, following an illness in the summer. But the good news is that he’s getting better and hopes to be back at the club soon.
He has sent in the position below, which is purported to be from an 1848 game between Mezon (Black, to play) and an unnamed opponent. Chas thought there was some similarity with the position published here last week.
Enjoy the series of stunning sacrifices!
1… Bb5 2. axb5 Nhg3+ 3. Nxg3 Nxg3+ 4. hxg3 hxg3+ 5. Kg1 Rh1+ 6. Kxh1 Rh8+ 7. Kg1 Bc5+ 8. Nxc5 Rh1+ 9. Kxh1 Qh8+ 10. Kg1 Qh2#
What foresight to see that Black needed to empty his back row of pieces to get his queen to h8! Having said that, I wonder if this is a real game, or a composed position? Does anyone know?