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The Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - GAMES - By Leonard Bar­den

Julius Sil­ver­man v Erich Eliskases, Birm­ing­ham 1937. Ma­te­rial is level, but White (to play) has to con­tend with the dou­ble threat Nxe5 and Qxb2. He found a cun­ning trap which caught out one of the best Euro­pean grand­mas­ters of the time. Can you work out what hap­pened?

Sil­ver­man was a Birm­ing­ham par­lia­men­tar­ian and the best chess­play­ing mem­ber of the UK House of Com­mons last cen­tury. He loved the King’s Gam­bit 1 e4 e5 2 f4 which cre­ated this week’s puzzle, and spoke of this game as his favourite.

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