Miguel Najdorf - E. Szapiro [C10]
Lodz, POL/Lodz 1928
Necessary was 15... Rd8 (planning ...Bd5) 16. Qg4+ Kf7 17. Re1 (17. Bxe6+? Qxe6 18. Qg7+ Ke8 19. Qxh8+ Kd7 20. Qxh7 Rg8 loses for White, but the immediate 17. Qh5+ Kg8 18. Qg4+= also draws) 17... Bd5 18. Qh5+ Kg8 19. Qg4+ (not 19. Re3? Bxc4 20. Rg3+ Ng5) 19... Kf7= etc. and it appears White must take the draw by perpetual check. Of course, if Black had found this defense we would have been deprived of what follows...
Now Najdorf finishes the game with a mate as perfect as Morphy's immortal opera house game.
Game in PGNSee also Mating Patters I: Bishop and Rook (available in PDF format for instruction purposes) and More Bishop and Rook Mates