chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Hans Mueller vs Ossip Bernstein
Zurich (1934), Zurich SUI, rd 8, Jul-21
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 283 more games of O Bernstein
sac: 26...Qxg2+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Sep-07-09  2ndNature: <Once> You comments stand out (in a good way) from these self patting "I got this one..." posts. Or is this just the way my brain is wired... ;)
Sep-07-09  KOCMOHAYT: the whole combination begining with ... 24 Bxg3 is a good one, queen sac is just the last forcing move
Sep-07-09  alphee: Very nice
Sep-07-09  Chessox: White wins a rook:
1. Qxg2+ Kxg2 2. Nf4+ forking king and Queen.

Great to finally be a member of chessgames!

Sep-07-09  zb2cr: Quick and simple. Black captures with the Queen on g2, White retakes with the King (forced), ... Nf4+ forks and wins White's Queen, leaving Black up by the exchange and 2 Pawns.
Sep-07-09  randomsac: Free rook! Don't you just love knight forks...
Sep-07-09  TheaN: Monday 7 September

<26....?>

Target: 0:40;000
Taken: 0:11;693
Par

Material: White up, ♘ / 2♙

Candidates: <[Qxg2]>

-ML-
First move to spot, first move to check, done:

<26....Qxg2 27.Kxg2 Nf4 28.Kg3 Nxd3 > and Black just up an exchange and two pawns from a piece for two pawns down. It IS the question whether Black will get his Knight out, even so Black would win after Nxb4. However, Rg6 with Nf4 seems pretty unstoppable, and Black should win easily.

Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Back at move 25, I wondered if White could have refuted the sacrifice (24. ... Bxg3) by taking the Knight on d5, but although this might have been a better practical try, it also appears to be an insufficient defense:

<25.Nxd5 Bxh2+ 26.Kh1 Bg3! > (but not 26...cxd5? 27.Rxh2) <27.f4> (or 27.Rg2 Rh6+ 28.Kg1 Qh4 ) <27...Rh6+ 28.Kg1 Qh4 29.Ne7+> (also losing would be: 29.Qf3 Bh2+ 30.Kh1 (or 30.Kg2 Rg6+ ) 30...Bxf4+ ) <29...Kh8 30.Qf3 Bh2+ 31.Kg2 Qxe7 >.

Sep-07-09  Intrepid Spiff: What a forking knight!
Sep-07-09  A Karpov Fan: are Mondays always a queen sac?
Sep-07-09  PinnedPiece: Spotted 26...Qxg2+ within 10 seconds...well within my Monday 30-sec to play goal. However, 25....? would have been a different story, and 24...? fuggedaboutit.
Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  YouRang: The old fork-back queen sac.
Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Even I saw this one, after about 1 second! :)
Sep-07-09  Summerfruit: Black has 2Ps for N.

Black wins a whole rook:

26...Qxg2+ 27.Kxg2 Nf4+

Sep-07-09  Patriot: Nice and easy Monday.

<TheaN: It IS the question whether Black will get his Knight out, even so Black would win after Nxb4. However, Rg6 with Nf4 seems pretty unstoppable, and Black should win easily.>

Good point! I also looked at whether the knight was trapped at the end of the combo, but it isn't.

Sep-07-09  Sacrificator: Sacrifice a Queen and win a Rook. What could be better?
Sep-07-09  muralman: Sleeping in made me think it was Sunday. I thought, what a gift!
Sep-07-09  TheaN: <Patriot: Good point! I also looked at whether the knight was trapped at the end of the combo, but it isn't.>

Actually, after your post I reviewed my proposition again and it might not be as easy for Black after 29.f4!?:


click for larger view

After 29....Rg6 now, White may just move to the h-file and the Knight can't escape. Probably easily winning then is 30....Re8, bringing in an extra piece and not allow White to dig up the Knight. With the prolonging option of Ne1, which doesn't seem a very good route at first sight, Black is winning.

Interesting is the sidevariation 30.Kf3?? White is down and out after 30....Re8 , as White cannot do anything against 31....Ne1. If White refuses to capture, it follows 32.Kf2 Rg2 0-1, which is a nice mate.

Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: <Chessox> Welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here on chessgames.com.
Sep-07-09  wals: [Event "Zurich"]
[Site "Zurich"]
[Date "1934.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hans Mueller"]
[Black "Ossip Bernstein"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D12"]
[Annotator "Rybka 3 1-cpu (30m)"]
[PlyCount "54"]

D12: Slav Defence: 3 ♘f3 ♘f6 4 e3 ♗f5

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bf5
5. Nc3 e6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 Nbd7 9. O-O Bb4 10. Nd2 O-O 11. a3 Ba5 12. b4 Bc7 13. f3 Re8 14. Bb2 Nf8 15. e4 Ne6 16. Ne2 (16. g3 !? deserves consideration) 16... dxe4 17. Nxe4 Nd5 (17... Nxe4 18. fxe4 Ng5 ) 18. g3 ♙revents intrusion on f4 (18. Rab1 Nef4 19. Nxf4 Nxf4 ) 18... f5 ♗lack threatens to win material: f5xe4 19. Nf2 (19. Nc5 Qe7 20. Nc3 Nxc5 21. dxc5 Qe3+ 22. Qxe3 Nxe3 (22... Rxe3 23. Nxd5 cxd5 24. Rad1 )) 19... Qg5 (19... Ng5 20. Bc1 ) 20. Bc1 (20. Rae1 Rad8 ) 20... Qh5 (20... Qf6 21. Rb1 ) 21. Ra2 (21. Kg2 Rad8 ) 21... Ng5 (21... Bb6 22. Kg2 ) 22. Nd1 (22. f4 Nf7 ) 22... Re6 (22... f4 \ 23. b5 \) 23. Bxg5 ( 23. Ndc3 \ Nxc3 24. Nxc3 \) 23... Qxg5 \ 24. Nec3?? <blunder> another bit of territory lost (24. f4 Qf6 25. Rd2 ) 24... Bxg3 takes home the point 25. Rg2 (25. hxg3 Qxg3+ Combination) 25... Bxh2+ the knock-out blow 26. Kxh2 Qxg2+ Double attack: d3/g2 27. Kxg2 Nf4+ (27...<-6.35> Nf4+ 28. Kh2 Nxd3 ) 0-1

The above may be of interest to those seeking help.

Sep-07-09  WhiteRook48: this was super easy
Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  gofer: 26 ... Qxg2+ 27 Kxg2 Nf4+ 28 Kh2 Nxd3 winning the rook and the game...

Time to check....

Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: Saw the capture and the fork instantly. It's pretty, though.

I did not check to see whether the knight would be trapped, however. Shame on me. Winning a rook is decisive; winning an exchange might not be.

Sep-08-09  LIFE Master AJ: Welcome to CG, <Chessox> ... its good to have you aboard.
Sep-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Good Monday puzzle-a queen loan AT shark rates.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
26...? (Monday, September 7)
from Puzzle of the Day 2009 by Phony Benoni
26...? (September 7, 2009)
from Monday Puzzles, 2004-2010 by Phony Benoni
Queen Sacrifices -3
by obrit
a "Coy" queen sac 9/7/09
from picturesque finishes by kevin86
Zurich 1934
by suenteus po 147
Black to play, (26... '?'). [Monday; September 7th, 2009.]
from "ChessGames" >Problem of The Day< (2009) by LIFE Master AJ
Knight forks King and Queen
from greatdane's favorite games by greatdane
Check out the position, (26... '?').
from Knight forks! by LIFE Master AJ
Game collection: d4
by savya2u
Fork setup 26...?
from Puzzles for K-5 by ruzon
26...? (Monday, September 7)
from POTD Queen Gambit Declined + Accepted by takchess


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC