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Jonny Hector vs Gerardo FabiŠn Barbero
"Trimmed" (game of the day Sep-16-2012)
Copenhagen Unibank (1991), Copenhagen DEN, rd 8
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  0-1
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Nov-27-17  stst: Mondy Q-sac:
36.........QxP+
if 37.bxQ RxP#
if 37.Kb1 Qa1#
Nov-27-17  saturn2: 36..Qxa4 mate in both cases.
Nov-27-17  SpamIAm: Love the material imbalance- rook and four pawns vs. 3 minor pieces. Minor pieces will usually win unless one of those pawns is close to queening.
Nov-27-17  AlicesKnight: As <saturn2> says - there's mate with ....Qa1 or ....Rxb2.
Nov-27-17
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  morfishine: Forced: <36...Qxa4+> followed by <37...Rxa2#>

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Nov-27-17
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  Bubo bubo: Mate-in two: 36...Qxa4+ 37.bxa4 Rxb2# or 37.Kb1 Qa1#
Nov-27-17
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  malt: 36...Q:a4+ 37.ba4 (37.Kb1 Qa1#)...R:b2#
Nov-27-17
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  Once: Very impressed with black's play here. He calmly brings his pieces near the enemy king and makes threat after threat. Sooner or later he is going to make a threat that white can't defend against.
Nov-27-17
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  perfessor: The old saying I learned is, Three pieces is a mate. Four is too many, and five - well, you better start by giving something away.
Nov-27-17
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  john barleycorn: <morfishine: Forced: <36...Qxa4+> followed by <37...Rxa2#>

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Oh my.

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Nov-27-17  Everyone: solved it, too!!!
Nov-27-17
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  thegoodanarchist: Barberoís at The Gates
Nov-27-17
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  It takes two: Outstanding play by black. White canít defend against the queen sac made by black 36...Qxa4+ forcing mate in two.
Nov-27-17
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  whiteshark: <36...Qxa4+> is like a tin opener.
Nov-27-17
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  varishnakov: Nice to see such a game from the Philidor. I love that opening, for some reason.
Nov-27-17
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  chrisowen: Vars qa4s ables viva its freely 36...Qxa4 elds v o aorta find buds mate 1 visor ousts vows vets bxa4 acorn bind u rb2s bans buds mate have vars dutch tows c jigs pubs flay myst mets umms vimus quell know it's vasts eats chinny yins visor it's vasts thin vivas cayenne vent peps ache tiny flavs chantey i teach yin qa4s ables visor bets vars rads doctor dravs dutch vehicle vimus height tows watches cows c jigs vimus pigs jump i pleb buff fays myst ment vows umms yeah fume flume it's vasts okay quell olds nuck know knoll well vimus vows its freely 36...Qxa4 elds v o aorta give find buds mate 1 visor ousts vows vets dobs dock duff dogs dolly domes dons door doses dotes down dour dove dowry vars qa4s ables acorn aorta apply arrow attas boys aulds gate avows apes aces affable ages ales equate vimus arrive ates aves food duff doff duffy fags fang goad fogs flung duff doff foods found vines its avarice 37.bxa4 Rxb2 visor bobs bubble eels ends know wins jogs jugs flubb fobs buff boff gots guts grubs uvsy hogs hung hoof huff hubs hobs jogs ones qa4s among victor good glasses hubs oust boost visor cuff cods food goof fogs bins good dogs dugs cuds dracula vows vimus clucky cinch conch pods puds flood gluv duff ducks umms ghost ghoul fine flush conches hell fade have vars qa4s ables:
Nov-27-17
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  kevin86: Queen sac and ROOK mate!
Nov-27-17
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  ChessCoachClark: I appreciate the way the Vukovic Mate is brought down against Hector in a sideways orientation and that two Bishops were needed as helpers.

Added this game to my collection of Vukovic Mates today, as well. Students will love this actual game example!

Nov-27-17  eblunt: Rxb3 mate in 3, maybe 5 if you a couple for spite checks
Nov-27-17  BOSTER: <rilkefan> :< Where did White go wrong?>. 17.Bc4 is good enough to continue to play the game.So mistake was Qg6.
Nov-27-17
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  Cheapo by the Dozen: Queen's Rook file, for variety from the usual Monday pattern.
Nov-27-17  Nullifidian: 36... ♕xa4+

37. ♔b1 ♕a1#
37. ♙bxa4 ♖xb2#

Nov-27-17  jffun1958: The mate pattern is analogous to D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 aka "The Game of the Century" :-)
Nov-27-17
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  Marmot PFL: If you can give up the queen with check you can solve most Monday puzzles.
Nov-27-17  zb2cr: Straightforward. 36. ... Qxa4+ sets up mate on the next move, no matter which of 2 alternatives White chooses.

If 37. bxa4, Rxb2#.

If 37. Kb1, Qa1#.

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