White may reply with 8.Bxf7+ or else with 8.Qb3
, and if Black takes the rook ( 8...Bxa1
), by 9.Bxf7+
he is said to obtain a winning attack. In the latter case, however, we opine that by 11...Qxg5
Black may make the assertion at least questionable.]
8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 dxe5 10.Bg5 Qg6 11.Rfe1 Bb6 [It is very hard to say how Black ought now to meet the vigour of his opponent's assault. 11...Bxc3 would not do, as White would answer with the fine move 12.Nxe5; possibly, however, 11...f6 , and if 12.Bxg8 then 12...Bxc3 might be a feasible defence.]
12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Rxe5+ Kf8 14.cxd4! A very subtle move, intended not merely to lure the unwary odds-receiver into forking the rooks, but also threatening to check at a3, obliging the queen to interpose, whereupon she would be lost by the reply Rd5.
14...Bxd4 Falling into the trap! He should have played 14...Bd7.
15.Rd1 c5 16.Rxd4! Be6 17.Qxb7 Rc8 17...Re8 was, of course, the right move, but it could not long have averted the inevitable disaster. The whole of this little game is a brilliant specimen of Mr. Zukertort's genius.
18.Qxc8+! [British Chess Magazine, December 1884, 427] 1-0