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Bela Toth vs Ralf Appel
"The Toth Fairy" (game of the day Nov-15-2012)
Bundesliga 1998/99, Germany (1999), rd 12
King's Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E70)  ·  1-0


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  LoveThatJoker: Awesome game!


Nov-15-12  The Last Straw: Madness and... CONFUSION
Nov-15-12  Fanques Fair: Why not 23..., Nxf4 ? After 24- Bc4+ , Kh8, 25- Nf7+ , Kg8, 26- Nxe8+, Kh8, 27-Nf7+, Kg8 I don΄t see how White can make further progress... maybe that would be a draw. Anyway, spetacular and inspired attack !
Nov-15-12  erad1288: <Fanques Fair> Do you mean 23... Nxf4? If so, then try 24. Qc4+. The variation goes 24. Qc4+ Kh8 25. Nf7+ Kg8 26. Nh6+ Kh8 27.Qg8+ Rxg8 29. Nf7#

Black could throw his Knight to delay the mate by 1 move with 24... Nd5 or 24...Ne6 but it really changes nothing.

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  sofouuk: <Fanques Fair: Why not 23..., Nxf4 ?>mate in 6 after 24.Qc4+ Nd5 25.Qxd5+ Kh8 26. Nf7+ Kg8 27.Nh6+ Kh8 28.Qg8+ Rxg8 29.Nf7#

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which was the point of Rxf7, of course. still, black did have a good alternative - 23... Nf8! (preventing Qe6+) 24.Bd6 (threat Bxf8 Qe6+ and smothered mate again) Rxd6 (only move) 25.Qxd6 Qd7 (the other point of Nf8) and white seems to have nothing better than 26.Rc6 Rd8 27.Qxd7 Rxd7 28.Bc4 h6

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white has three pawns and some initiative for the piece. rybka scores it +0.55

Nov-15-12  King Sacrificer: You need healthy eyes to see the possibility of smothered mate in this position. Good game..

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Nov-15-12  Six66timesGenius: "The Toth Fairy" LOL
Nov-15-12  Ratt Boy: 25. White to move and win. Could be a good Wednesday or Thursday puzzle.
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  gars: why not "an unsuccessful appel"?
Nov-15-12  Abdel Irada: I imagine Toth would like an Appel a day.
Nov-15-12  Abdel Irada: I briefly thought Black could escape with 23. ...Nf8, but it fails to 24. Bd6, Qxd4; 25. Bc4, and if 25. ...Rac8?; 26. Bxd5†, Kh8; 27. Nf7†, Kg8; 28. Nxd8†, Kh8; 29. Nf7†, Kh8; 30. Nh6†, Kh8; 31. Qxc8, Qxd5; 32. Bxf8, and White is a rook and a bishop ahead.
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  kevin86: White pieces attacking/black pieces scattering--guess who wins?
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  Cemoblanca: "The Toth Appel Show"... ;) Great game!
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