The Moriarty Gambit

Published February 1962 in Chess Review.

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty play a game of chess.

The Chess Game

Sherlock Holmes – James Moriarty Queen’s Gambit Declined

  1. d4 d5
  2. c4 e6
  3. Nc3 c5
  4. cxd5 cxd4
  5. Qxd4 Nc6
  6. Qa4 exd5
  7. Nf3 d4
  8. Nb5 Bd7
  9. Nbxd4 Bb4+
  10. Kd1 Nxd4
  11. Qxb4 Nxf3
  12. exf3 Ba4+
  13. Ke2 Qd1+
  14. Ke3 O-O-O
  15. Bd2 Qxa1
  16. Ba6 Re8+
  17. Kf4 Re4+
  18. fxe4 g5+
  19. Kg3 Qxh1
  20. Qxb7+ Kd8
  21. Qc8+ Ke7
  22. Bb4+ Kf6
  23. Qf5+ Kg7
  24. Qxg5 mate.

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