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|Apr-26-04|| ||Hidden Skillz: nice finish + great exchanges too.. |
|Sep-27-11|| ||rilkefan: I was expecting 39...Kh6, when white could go wrong with Rh7+ instead of Rg6+.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||Phony Benoni: The first move stands out, but there's a little bit of finesse after 39...Kh6.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||estrick: So, we have our Queen sac on Tues, instead of Mon!|
|Sep-27-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Joel didn't play on to mate but lost on time after 39. Rgg7|
|Sep-27-11|| ||Infohunter: I, too, was expecting 39...Kh6 instead of 39...Kh8. The latter just makes things too easy.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||M.Hassan: "Easy" White to play 38.?
White has 2 pawns for a Bishop
|Sep-27-11|| ||M.Hassan: Correction:
40.Rh7+ Kg5 (not Kg6)
|Sep-27-11|| ||Fish55: 39...Kh6 40. Rg6+ Kh5 41. Rh7+ Qh6 42. R7h6#|
|Sep-27-11|| ||pmukerji: Any thoughts on why black didn't play Bg4 at move #18?...looked pretty safe to me.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||Mikey00004: @ M.Hassan you blew the sac in your second line 39...Kh6 40.Rh7+ Kg5 41. Rdg7+ Kxf5 Fish55 has the correct winning combination of course. .|
|Sep-27-11|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<pmurkerji>
<Any thoughts on why black didn't play Bg4 at move #18?...looked pretty safe to me.>
All well known theory up to 23...f3. 18...Bg4 is met by 19. Qg5, threatening Nf6.
|Sep-27-11|| ||pmukerji: of course. Thanks. I'm still learning. Appreciate it!|
|Sep-27-11|| ||rhickma4: The Q sac is obviuos, but getting it to work takes a little thought.|
38.Qxh7+ Kxh7 39.Rgxg7+
Now Black has two choices
39...Kh8 40.Rh7+ Kg8 41.Rdg7#
39...Kh6 40.Rg6+ Kh5 41.Rh7+ Qh6 42.Rhxh6#
|Sep-27-11|| ||dzechiel: White to move (38?). White has two pawns for a bishop. "Easy."|
It's all forced, starting with the obligatory queen sacrifice:
38 Qxh7+ Kxh7
Playing 38...Kg8 instead is left as an exercise for the student.
39 Rgxg7+ Kh6
On 39...Kh8 there follows 40 Rh7+ Kg8 41 Rdg7#.
40 Rg6+ Kh5 41 Rh7 Qh6 42 Rhxh6#
Time to check and see when white resigned.
|Sep-27-11|| ||ComboKal: Although I consider myself a defensive minded player, I love these games when both players have a good attack going on and it comes down to kill or be killed! It forces you to think outside the box. Qxh7+ was the obvious move, but I often find these puzzles to differ from real game situations, where the move doesn't quite scream out at you.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: I saw the winning trick w/o much of a fuss. <38. Qxh7+> is far too obvious to be missed; the two Rs then sweep it up w/o giving Black's heavy artillery a whiff of a chance. |
Curiosity and hope caught hold of me. I wanted to see if my old jalopy of a chess machine would be smart enough to see the <Q sac expedient>.
I was hugely disappointed when it myopically went for the gain of a R.
Put it back in its place to mould; and the 400 pounds I spent on it in London more than 20 years ago began to pinch me again.
|Sep-27-11|| ||lost in space: Took me a while to work out the mate after 38. Qxh7+ Kxh7|
First I tried 39. R7xg7 (to avoid that the king can escape via h6), but there is no mate.
39. Rgxg7 Kh6 40. Rg6+! Kh5 41. Rh7+ Qh6 42. Rhxh8 was the path to be found.
39...Kh8 (instead of 39...Kh6) 40. Rh7 Kg8 41. Rdg7# was easy.
|Sep-27-11|| ||Nullifidian: Saw the queen sac immediately, but the continuation depends on the choice of the right rook. It was a matter of seconds to see that dxg7+ fails, so that left me with:|
38. xh7+ xh7 39. gxg7+ h6 (h8 40. h7+ g8 41. g7#) 40. g6+ h5 41. h7+ h6 42. hxh6#
|Sep-27-11|| ||Nullifidian: <dzechiel: It's all forced, starting with the obligatory queen sacrifice:|
38 Qxh7+ Kxh7
Playing 38...Kg8 instead is left as an exercise for the student.>
|Sep-27-11|| ||scormus: <... the right R move ...> yes, the sort of thing that could trip someone up in a time scramble. Especially in the 39 ... Kh6 line|
|Sep-27-11|| ||HeMateMe: Fooled me. I looked at the Queen sac, then automatically assumed the Rooks had to stay connected to deliver a mate.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||sevenseaman: Ha ha <scormus>! The P on f5 enables White to treat both 8th and the 5th as 'base ranks'. If you noticed this, there would be no time tizzy.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||stacase: Just like yesterday, it took me a while to see it.|
|Sep-27-11|| ||ComboKal: I will expand on the concept of puzzles vs. "real game situations". I know a little about Joel Benjamin because we are the same age and we were both born and raised in New York City. He won the National High School title in 1981. He has quite an impressive resume, which includes being voted Grandmaster of the year in 1998 by the U.S. Chess federation, and was hired as the official Grandmaster consultant by IBM to help with the Deep Blue chess computer that defeated World Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. So when he played 37. ...Rxe3, gaining a piece and attacking white's queen, apparently 38. Qxh7+ was not so "obvious"! I can only assume he was short on the clock. For us folks who have the luxury of time to examine a position, things can seem quite easy.|
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