(1) Classic Game 1 [C00]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.h4 0-0 6.e5 Nd5

Greco reaches this position in his handbook after making six not particularly intelligent moves. But in those days of 1619, this is how chess was played. Next comes the big blow!!

7.Bxh7+!! Kxh7 8.Ng5+ Kg8

[8...Bxg5 9.hxg5+ Kg6 10.Qh5+ Kf5 11.Qh3+ Kg6 12.Qh7#

; 8...Kh6 9.Nxe6+ Kh7 10.Nxd8

; 8...Kg6 9.h5+

(9.h5+ Kf5 10.g4# ) ]

9.Qh5 Re8

[9...Bxg5 10.hxg5 f5 11.g6 ]

10.Qh7+ Kf8 11.Qh8#