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Eugenio Torre vs Margeir Petursson
Biel Interzonal (1985), Biel SUI, rd 14, Jul-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Variation (E41)  ·  1-0


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Jun-03-06  General Patzer: I gots it in a minute!! :)
Jun-03-06  Confuse: i guess followed by Qc1 +, Rd1 x Rd8 after taking the knight with the queen?

cool. i got like 1/3 of this one ; P

Jun-03-06  Kings Indian: Whoa I got it! I didn't work out all the variations but i had the right idea.
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  Sneaky: I saw how it started but then I thought 23.Rd3 would be the crusher. Is there a defense to that?
Jun-03-06  United33: After 26...Qxf7 then 27.Qc1+ and white win a rook, gg. I got this saturday puzzle, nice one
Jun-03-06  AniamL: <Sneaky> I think 23...Qe5 defends against it, but then again it's 12:30 AND I'm 7 hours jetlagged :)
Jun-03-06  RandomVisitor: 21.Ne4 and now:
21...Qe5 22.f4 Qe7 23.g4
21...Qe7(or Qf4 or Qf5)22.Qc3+ Qe5 (f6?!) 23.Nd6 Qxc3 24.bxc3 Ba8 25.Nxe8
Jun-03-06  pastpawn: <AniamL> I think you're right. In the game, I quite like the line 22 ... ♕e5 23 ♘d6! e.g. 23 ... ♕xc3 24 bxc3 ♖e7 25 ♘xb7 ♖xb7 26 ♗xc6. I had also looked at 21 ... ♕e5 22 f4 ♕e7 23 ♕c3+ f6 24 ♗xc6 ♗xc6 25 ♘d6 ♕e3+ 26 ♔h1! and now 26 ... ♕xc3 27 ♘xe8+ followed by bxc3 wins .
Jun-03-06  RandomVisitor: <pastpawn>in your 21...Qe5 line, 28.bxc3 Re2 29.Rg1 Rc2 gives Black compensation for the exchange.
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  dzechiel: Saw 21 Ne4 after some time (I thought long and hard about 21 f4, but rejected it as I thought the knight move had more possibilities for white). I thought that black would then play 21...Qe5 which I was going to respond to with 22 f4. If the queen tries to take at b2 then I thought Rd2 would put the game away. I never considered 21..Qf4. <sigh> I had been doing well this week.
Jun-03-06  RandomVisitor: After 21.Ne4, top 2 Black responses:

25 +1.43 21. ... Qe5 22.f4 Qe7 23.g4 Na5 24.Bxb7 Nxb7 25.Qc3+ f6 26.Rfe1 Rc8 27.Nd6 Qxd6 28.Rxd6

25 +1.53 21. ... Qe7 22.Qc3+ Qe5 23.Nd6 Qxc3 24.bxc3 Ba8 25.Nxe8+ Rxe8 26.Rfe1 Rc8 27.c4 Kf6 28.f3

Jun-03-06  MarvinTsai: Unless you did calculate 26. Nxf7+, I don't think you really solved this one. The first move is so apparent, what follows is solid chess.
Jun-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: I saw the first two moves for Black, but I guess most of us did as they were fairly I didn't really solve this puzzle. :(
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  kevin86: White a final position! White attacks both rooks simultaneously in a cross pattern. Certainly one for the books!
Jun-03-06  DoctorChess: 6 for 6 this week! For a Saturday, the puzzle was not that hard. 21.Ne4 was the obvious move to play in this position.

This way you can play 22.Qc3+ and win a piece with 23.Bxc6

Jun-03-06  filipecea: <21.Ne4 was the obvious move to play in this position.> Exactly what I thought.

Maybe today's 21.Ne4 isn't that kind of move that is hard to find over-the-board , that is, without the help of a "white to play and win"

Jun-03-06  unsound: <DoctorChess> Except that your knight on e4 is hanging, so it's not quite so simple. Did you play through the rest of the game?
Premium Chessgames Member <Sneaky> 23.Rd3 may be slightly inferior, but good enough. The suggested defense 23...Qe5 is met with 24.Nd6! winning. The best defense to 23.Rd3 seems to be the simple ...f6 but that runs into problems similar to the ones in the game above.
Jun-08-06  AniamL: Ahhhh! Interesting, <>, thanks for posting the refutation to 23...Qe5; I thought for a second I was onto something. :)
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  patzer2: Although not completely forced, the game continuation with the puzzle solution 21. Ne4! leads to a couple of interesting Zwischenzugs or intermezzos(in between moves) with 24. Nd6! and 26...Qxf7 27. Qc1+! .
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  patzer2: The move 26. Nxf7+! is a good example of a combination for breaking a pin.
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  patzer2: Of course on the surface 21. Ne4! is a deflection which clears a key square for the double attack 22. Qc3+ .
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: impressive game
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