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|Jun-25-12|| ||MountainMatt: A Monday twist! Instead of a Q sac, 33...Rxd4 leads to the white queen getting picked off.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||gambler: First, we sac the quee.... Oh wait.
Rather easy, but could as well have been a tuesday puzzle.
|Jun-25-12|| ||FSR: After 33...Rxd4!, taking a free piece, White's position is not "Pietzschy" at all (34.Qxd4 Nb3+).|
|Jun-25-12|| ||agb2002: Black has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight.|
The knight so close to White's heavy pieces, king included, invites to play 33... Rxb2, removing a defender which limits its mobility:
A) 34.Qxb2 Nd3
A.1) 35.Qc3 Nxe1
A.1.a) 36.Qxe1 Qxd4+ - + [B].
A.1.b) 36.Bd1(h3) Qxd4 37.Qxd4 Nc2+ 38.Kb2 Nxd4 - + [B+N].
A.2) 35.Nb5 Bxb5 36.Qxb5 Nxe1 - + [N].
B) 34.Kxb2 Na4+ 35.Kc2 Nxc3 36.Kxc3 Qa5+ is a massacre.
Another option is 33... Rxd4, winning a piece because 34.Qxd4 is met with 34... Nb3+ 35.Kb1 Nxd4 - + [Q+B vs R].
The second option looks simpler and stronger.
|Jun-25-12|| ||poszvald: 33, Rxd4 |
|Jun-25-12|| ||Dr. Pipit Wagtail: <FSR> Indeed it is lucky "Pietzschy" didn't have a Roman Incident...|
|Jun-25-12|| ||RMKvdS: Almost missed a Monday for the first time! Kept looking for mate, then noticed that Rxb2 wins a piece. Different from the text but gains the same amount of material. So I can call it solved! Right?|
|Jun-25-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Had to be 33...Rxd4; and 34...Nb3+; winning the WQ.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||RMKvdS: 33... Rxb2
(A) 34. Qxb2 Nd3 winning a piece.
(B) 34. Kxb2 Na4+ winning the queen.
Amounts to the same.
|Jun-25-12|| ||Beancounter: Got to admit I completely missed it. I was looking for some kind of smothered mate.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||dufferps: After a fairly long study of the situation, I saw 33. ... Rxd4 with the threat of 35. Qxd4 Nb3+ as a fine move for black. It solved his "vulnerable rook" problem, gave him a piece advantage, and got rid of the knight that was protecting against the juicy ...Nb3+.|
But at my level, I am always disappointed that the GMs resign so early - at what I see as a slight disadvantage. I must look to the Kibitzers for the continuations.
My expectation would be that white would move 34. Kb1, but from there on, I see it as a long hard game for both players. How does black capitalize on his advantage?
|Jun-25-12|| ||PhilFeeley: I thought 33...Rxb2 worked also. I'm glad to see it did.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||paulalbert: I went for Rxd4 right away winning a piece outright because of Queen fork threat; did not consider Rxb2. Resignation understandable: Trying to save a piece down game against GM "Dzindzi" with a good position besides ( two bishops, etc. ) is absolutely hopeless.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||gawain: There is a royal fork lying in the weeds.
33...Rxd4 34 Qxd4 Nb3+
|Jun-25-12|| ||kevin86: I looked for the queen sac,but sometimes,cg is coy and sets up a position to win the queen. |
Black indeed does win the queen after 33...xd4 34 xd4 b3+...otherwise,white loses a piece and is in a hopeless game.
|Jun-25-12|| ||kevin86: a funny echo,Rxb2 leads to similar forks and a win as well.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||5hrsolver: I didnt get it.But I think 33..Rxb2 wins also.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||chrisowen: I old languid sign Rb4 earns poetic justice rb2 or d4 gets the job |
done knight will b3 pent up queen c3 overstretched indictive opening
bfile raging rook b4 akin king bottled a nb2 late nc5 at 16 big
selectioning also seems i stint in good queen strike a chink in a7...
|Jun-25-12|| ||sevenseaman: <and it's as hopeless as watching England in a penalty shootout.>|
Penalty shoot out has become England's bugbear and their embarrassing execution of it is self-inflicted. They are the team known to practice it more than any other team.
That surely is an indication that England subconsciously play for a penalty shoot out and build up their chance to freeze.
I can only say it hurts.
|Jun-25-12|| ||bachbeet: I thought of the rook capturing that knight but then discarded it because I figured it must be a Q sac. Didn't see any good results from that so didn't really figure this one out.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||James Connelly: Oh Monday Monday. I looked at this for about 5 min this morning, thinking how can this be a Monday puzzle? Whites path to success is fully hidden from me. If only it was blacks first move.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||desiobu: Have to admit it took a bit longer than I would have liked to find the solution.|
|Jun-25-12|| ||solskytz: Funny, as I've seen and calculated well ...Rxb2, which would be a Thursday or at least a Wednesday, but just totally missed ...Rxd4|
(who knows, may have seen it had ...Rxb2 not been available - seeing that it took me less than a second to spot this move)
|Jun-25-12|| ||stst: 1. Got it too difficult - why? - cause thought it's White's move! - got it wrong!!|
2. Even if it's Black's move, still find it difficult, cause thought about the N's check for too long!! - then thought of harassing the White Q!? - got it wrong again!! - this time, it's sac the R, to harass the Q later (via N's+ fork.)
Not too easy for Monday!!
|Jun-26-12|| ||Nullifidian: There are two potential moves here, and both strike me as equally good.|
First off, 33...xd4 wins a piece outright because 34. xd4? loses to 34... b3+ and 35... xd4.
Then there's 33... xb2. 34. xb2 is met with 34... d3. White's best response is 35. d2 to prevent b4+ and play can continue:
35... xd4+ 36. b1 b6+ 37. a1 xe1 38. xe1 d4+ 39. b1 b5 40. f1 g1! when Black will be two pieces up in the endgame.
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