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No price is too great for the scalp of the enemy King. - Koblentz

Carlos Torre was a talented chess master from Mexico. Adams was an amateur from New Orleans. In this game, one of the most famous in the history of chess, White offers his Queen during the last six moves. However, Black is unable to take it as checkmate would result. Black resigns when the loss of his Queen is inevitable. However, although this game is fascinating, it is thought that it did not actually take place. It is believed that it was a post mortem analysis of the game played between Torre and Adams during which Torre demonstrated how Adams could have had a brilliant win.

[Event "?"]
[Site "New Orleans"]
[Date "1920.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Adams"]
[Black "Torre"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. O-O Be7 9. Nd5 Bxd5 10. exd5 O-O 11. Bg5 c6 12. c4 cxd5 13. cxd5 Re8 14. Rfe1 a5 15. Re2 Rc8 16. Rae1 Qd7 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Qg4 Qb5 19. Qc4 Qd7 20. Qc7 Qb5 21. a4 Qxa4 22. Re4 Qb5 23. Qxb7 1-0

|  r r k |
| Q   ppp|
|   p b  |
|pq P    |
|    R   |
|     N  |
| P   PPP|
|    R K |

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