(To best of my recollection) In the book a diagram was given with the side note something like X vs Y, 1920 or 1930 Morocco or some other place with the question "what did black do?"

After some careful examination it seemed like there is a win for black etc., but when looking up the answer at the end of the book:

A: If you said (insert combination here) black wins, you are wrong, as in actual game (black missed the winning combination) black resigned!

Anyone can suggest the book that contains this puzzle and answer?

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Well, here's a link that contains the game, probably. I'd guess it's example #1. This may give you more information for your research.

  • +1 @Tony Ennis: Very impressive that you were able to find what appears to be the correct historical game.
    – blunders
    May 20, 2012 at 16:05
  • @blunders Sometimes my Google-fu is strong today. :-)
    – Tony Ennis
    May 20, 2012 at 16:09
  • Holy cow! I think number 1 is the game! now I got to find the book, it was one of those paperback books. very Impressive!
    – jimjim
    May 20, 2012 at 20:37
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    Paperback books with old games are frequently from a publisher called Dover.
    – Tony Ennis
    May 20, 2012 at 21:06
  • @Tony : Yes, now I recal it was a dover book.
    – jimjim
    May 20, 2012 at 21:41

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