White: Count Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa
Black: Karl Friedrich Jaenisch
Played around 1842
1.e4 e5 2.f4
Warning: this opening should not be placed in the hands of unsupervised children.
2...exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3!
5.Kf1 is simple and good, but no way for a German Count to behave!
5...fxg3 6.0-0 gxh2+ 7.Kh1
It is as good to shelter behind a black pawn as a white one.
Planning to sell the bishop for a bucket of pawns after 8.e5 d5! 9.exf6 Nxf6. The move meets with an astonishing riposte.
Light the blue touch paper ...
9...Qe7 10.Rxf7 Qc5 11.Rf8+! Ke7
Forced, since Kxf8 allows mate on f7.
12.d4! (see diagram)
Preventing mate on g1 and opening lines to let the Q-side reinforcements join the attack. Now 12...Qxd4 is met by Bg5+ followed by Nc3, while 12...Bxd4 13.Re8+ Kd6 14.Bd5 leaves Black stifled. Jaenisch's reply, however, is perhaps the worst of all.
12...Qxc4 13.Qe8+ Kd6 14.Qxe5+ Kc6 15.Na3! d6 16.d5+ Kc5
16...Kb6 loses the queen with check.
17.Be3+ Kb4 18.c3+ Ka4 19.b3+ Kxa3 20.Bc1 mate!
The Count delivers a knockout finish.Reuse content