But my silicon friend discovered something amazing in the final position of the very first game. Can you discover it, too, using wetware alone?
von Scheve - Teichmann, Berlin 1907
Position after 17...Bxf2
White to play resigned
Chernev explains White's resignation: "Black's threat was 18...Qh3+ 19.Nh2 Qxh2#." ("#" is the abbreviation for "checkmate".) "As 18.Rxf2 runs into 18...Nxf2#, there was no escape."
NEVER TRUST ANYTHING YOU READ IN A CHESS BOOK! (This goes double for blogs written by patzers.) 99.9% of the time, the book will be right and you'll discover why your challenge was wrong. But every so often, you'll discover something cool.