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Istvan Bilek vs Franciscus Antonius Kuijpers
Hoogovens 28th (1966), Beverwijk NED, rd 7, Jan-19
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Schlechter Defense (E52)  ·  1-0
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Feb-28-05  shortsight: it could be more tricky if the puzzle starts at position after 61. ... Rf8, for Black offered his R for a N.
Feb-28-05  aw1988: This is Monday, of course it's easy, and of course, being Monday, this answer was achieved virtually instantly, not counting verifying the solution making sure of no traps.
Feb-28-05  Ultra: Would pawn g7 work?

I think it would.

Feb-28-05
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  chessgames.com: 64.g7 Rf3+ and ...Kxh7, and Black should win.

64.Nxf8 leads to White's advantage but it's far more work than the solution Kuipers discovered.

Feb-28-05  shortsight: i'm not sure, but i don't think so. if g7 straight away, black can respond 65. ... Rf3+, then follow by Kxh7, and preventing the g-pawn from queening by protecting the g8 square with the K itself. While the black b-pawn can queen without trouble.
Feb-28-05  rndapology: Finding the quickest way to a win is oftentimes important in a blitz game...good puzzle. And nice picture Willc21 - many props if you took it yourself.
Feb-28-05  minimaxing: 64. Rh8+ Kxh8
65. g7+ Kg8
66. gxf8=Q+

I like deflections, and usually find them in puzzles, but I never use them in games.

Feb-28-05  soberknight: 11 Rfc1 - the infamous "wrong rook" error that cost white two tempi later.
Feb-28-05  Skylark: Bleh, 64. g7 is a blunder.

I got this one almost immediately... I think 62. ? White to play and win would have been harder, but still relatively easy.

Feb-28-05  davidleetw: this is easy by the way is there any other way to watch live beside become a premium member any website that i can go to
Feb-28-05  sneaky pete: Black is of course Franciscus Antonius Kuijpers. Eelco Kuipers participated in the 1992 under 16 championship. Frans Kuijpers played in the 1966 Hoogovens tournament.
Feb-28-05  The beginner: This puzle was very easy. I got the solution instantly, which is something i very rarely do. Even at mondays, I uasely have to spend at least few minutes looking for the solution :)

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Feb-28-05
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  cu8sfan: Very nice deflection move which I think will be the theme of the week.
Feb-28-05  euripides: A strange game, where White seems to have a big advantage and then loses control. On move 54 Black seems to win, albeit narrowly, with 54...Rc2 or possibly Rd2 e.g. 54...Rc2 55 hg b2 56 Ra8+ Kd7 57 Rb8 Rc1+ 58 Kg2 b1=Q 59 Rxb1 Rxb1 60 g6 Rb6 61 Nh4 Ke7 62 f4 Nc3 63 f5 Ne4 and the pawns are, just, stopped - but I may be missing something.

As the game goes, it's hard to believe the b pawn doesnt move again after move 53.

Feb-28-05  mulondabl: the puzzle was too simple even for a beginer like me
Feb-28-05  psmith: I did not get the continuation played in the game, but instead came up with 52 Rg7+ Kh8 53 Rf7 which wins handily, if not as flashily and quickly.
Feb-28-05
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  kevin86: This is from the Godfather to white on move 64:"Play ♖h8 let's make him an offer he can't refuse!"
Feb-28-05  DanielBryant: So simple, yet so elegant.
Feb-28-05  TheWhiteRider: Well said Daniel, Simple, yet elegant.
Feb-28-05  beatgiant: <euripides>
<On move 54 Black seems to win> <e.g. 54...Rc2 55 hg> White appears to save himself with 54...Rc2 55. Kg2!, stopping the pawn after 55...b2 56. Rb7 Nc3 57. Nd4 Rd2 58. Nf3 b1(Q) 59. Rxb1 Nxb1 60. Nxd2 Nxd2 61. hxg5, which looks drawn. White's passed pawns tie up Black's king and knight, while White's king stops the d-pawn.
Mar-01-05  euripides: <beat> that's a very elegant perpetual on black's rook. I think Black has <54...Rc2 55. Kg2 b2 56. Rb7 Nc3 57. Nd4 Rd2 58. Nf3> Re2 59. Nd4 Re4 60. Rxb2 Rxg4+ 61. Kf1 Rxd4, when I think the passed pawn and extra knight, with rooks still on, outweighs White's potential two united passed pawns though it's not easy; or 59 Kf1 Rc2.
Mar-01-05  beatgiant: <euripides>
Against the suggested 58...Re2 59. Nd4 Re4 in the line you posted, White replies not 60. Rxb2 as you gave, but <60. Nf5!> and I still don't see the win.

For example, <54...Rc2 55. Kg2 b2 56. Rb7 Nc3 57. Nd4 Rd2 58. Nf3> Re2 59. Nd4 Re4> 60. Nf5 b1(Q) 61. Rxb1 Nxb1 62. Nd6+ Ke7 63. Nxe4 dxe4 64. hxg5. White will play f4 next, and the result is similar to the earlier drawish line where Black now has an e-pawn.

If Black instead returns with 60...Re2, then 61. Nd4 and we are in the repetition again, so the other try for Black is 60...Rg4+ 61. Kh3 b1(Q) 62. Rxb1 Rf4, which leads to 63. Re1+ Kd7 64. Re7+ Kd8 65. Rf7 gxh4 66. Nd6 with a drawish situation.

Mar-01-05  euripides: <beat> Interesting. Black may still have winning chances with <54...Rc2 55. Kg2 b2 56. Rb7 Nc3 57. Nd4 Rd2 58. Nf3 Re2 59. Nd4 Re4 60. Nf5 Rxg4+ 61. Kh3> Rf4 62. Ng7+ Kd8 63. Ne6+ Kc8 64. Rxb2 Rxh4+. This ending would be good for Black in the absence of knights, because the White king can be cut off, and Black's knight looks better placed than White's. If 65 Kg3 Black has 65... Ne4+. But there's still quite a bit of tactics going on ....
Mar-01-05  beatgiant: <euripides>
Good find, I now agree your line starting with 54...Rc2 gives winning chances for Black.

White may some improvements over the line you posted above (such as 62. Nd6+ Kf8 63. Rxb2 Rxh4+ 64. Kg2 Rg4+ 65. Kf1 instead of your 62. Ng7+). Black still has the extra d-pawn, but White is well placed to block its advance while still keeping an eye on the other remaining pawns. I suspect the position is drawn, but it's hard to prove this.

Just to be clear, the current suggestion is:
54...Rc2 55. Kg2 b2 56. Rb7 Nc3 57. Nd4 Rd2 58. Nf3 Re2 59. Nd4 Re4 60. Nf5 Rxg4+ 61. Kh3 Rf4 62. Nd6+ Kf8 63. Rxb2 Rxh4+ 64. Kg2 Rg4+ 65. Kf1.

Mar-01-05  beatgiant: Earlier on, my suggestion for White to try for a win is 44. Rxd7 Rxd7 45. Ne5 Rb7 46. f7 Rxf7 47. Nxf7 Rxa2 48. Rb8 Kg6 49. Nd8 a5 50. g4. Black's pawns are controlled and his king is getting boxed in, so it looks like White can win with careful play.
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