One Of The Most Beautiful Checkmates Ever!

One Of The Most Beautiful Checkmates Ever!
Underpromtions can be seen in chess puzzles very often, but in real games rarely! Here is one of the few examples where an underpromotion to a knight not only brought victory but also mated on the spot! Promote your pawn to a knight and checkmate your opponent! That’s a nice idea!
Albert Sandrin vs Phil Le Cornu
50th US Open (1949), Omaha, NE USA, rd 10, Jul-21
English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16)
1. c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.g3 g6 5. Bg2 Be6 6. Nf3 Nxc3
7. bxc3 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. d4 c6 10. e4 Bc4 11. Re1 Nd7 12. Be3
Qa5 13. Nd2 Ba6 14. Qb3 c5 15. e5 cxd4 16. cxd4 Nb6 17. Rac1
Rac8 18. Rc5 Rxc5 19. dxc5 Nd7 20.e6 Nxc5 21. exf7+ Kh8
22. Qd5 b6 23. Bd4 Nd3 24. Rxe7 Qxd2 25. Re8 h6 26. Rxf8+ Kh7
27. Rh8+ Bxh8 28. f8=N#


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