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Piotr Delekta vs Efim Geller
Capelle la Grande (1992), Cappelle-la-Grande FRA
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)  ·  0-1


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Dec-01-06  ToTheDeath: Beautiful!! The point is 19. hxg3 g5! forces mate. Game of the day material.
Dec-31-06  ketchuplover: very impressive.
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  syracrophy: What the...?! 18...♕xg3!! Totally unexpected! Now if 19.hxg3 the simple 19...g5! forces mate with 20...♖h6# What a beaut!
Jan-29-08  ToTheDeath: Delektable game.
Dec-21-09  tommy boy: 18...Qxg3, what a great move! This game deserves to be GOTD some day even only to be forced more kibitzing on it
Dec-21-09  zanshin: I agree <tommy boy>. At least it should be a Tues/Weds. puzzle. I wonder if there's a way to submit puzzle suggestions to <CG>?
Nov-20-10  sevenseaman: Ultimate stratagem! Its like a fool's mate.
Nov-16-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Incredible move!
Nov-16-12  Shams: Delectable.
Nov-16-12  Novirasputin: Wha error caused it though?
f3 Seems strangest ( was the pawn really under threat by the bishop?) as does Kh1 though that could be to break the pin. Was their something else wrong here?
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  Mating Net: Black takes advantage of a monster Bishop and sacs the Queen to create an unstoppable mate threat after 19...g5.

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...Rh6# is on the way no matter how White responds.

Dec-15-15  PJs Studio: When playing through this game I didn't know it was special (just looking for a win as black against the Vienna) and whammo!! When I saw 18...Qxg3 my eyes got large and I went "wha...? ...oh. Pawns on g6 though... Ohhhh. 19...g5."

Geller, no sh.t. Soviet monster.

Apr-04-16  laskereshevsky: Piotr Delekta est
Apr-04-16  ndg2: The player's train of thought:

White: " OK, black's bishop is dangerous, my king safety is compromised, maybe i should have played 15.f4 instead if f3 to be able to involve my rook on f1. Nf5 looks pointless, but it isn't because after 17...g6 black hinders himself to get the rook to come to the h-file. After Ng3 i can..."

Black: "18...Qxg3" Whamm!!

White: "...hold on. No, I can't! Duh."

Would have loved to see white's face after the queen sac. Total shocker!

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  Eduardo Bermudez B.: Astonishing checkmate !
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