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Boris Gulko vs Anatoly M Kremenietsky
Moscow (1982), rd 15
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Steiner Attack (E80)  ·  0-1
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Jun-04-06  durnstein: A try for White to survive the attack:

after 30 ... Bh3,
30 d6 ...... Bxg2
31 Bxf7+ .. Kf7
32 Qc4+ .. Kf8
33 Kf2 ..... Nh3+
34 Ke1
and White has a chance?
Flaws? Improvements for Black?

Jun-04-06  durnstein: Nah, doesn't work I guess, because Black just declines to capture on f7.
Jun-04-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Very nice pick for Sunday puzzle. I would be very surprised if just anyone would be able to solve this except the titled players in our community.

I was far from solving it myself.

Jun-04-06  RandomVisitor: After 27...d5:

23 -1.88 28.Ne2 Bf8 29.Nxf4 dxc4 30.b4 Qxf4 31.Qxc4 Rac8 32.Qd4 Bb5 33.g3 Qh6 34.Qe3 Qxe3+

23 -1.90 28.exd5 h4 29.Bf2 hxg3 30.hxg3 Nxd5 31.Rd1 Nhf6 32.b4 Rac8 33.Rd4 Be6 34.Qd1 Rc7

23 -2.03 28.Bxd5 h4 29.Ne2 Nxd5 30.exd5 Qe7 31.b4 Qxe2 32.Nc3 Qe5 33.Rd1 Rac8 34.Bc5 h3

Jun-04-06  LIFE Master AJ: < Jun-04-06
<EmperorAtahualpa> Very nice pick for Sunday puzzle. I would be very surprised if just anyone would be able to solve this except the titled players in our community. I was far from solving it myself. >

I am still waiting for the joker who said, "Oh. I solved it easily."

By the way ...

I gave this problem to Crafty, a relatively strong computer program. (I think you used to be able to download it for free off the Internet.) Anyway, I took a break of about 15 minutes, the computer was analyzing the whole time I was taking it easy. When I cam back, it was still looking at three moves, NONE of these were the correct one!

Jun-04-06  vinegar: <rogl: If 28.Bxd5 black can continue with 28...h4 29.Ne2(Nh1 Nh3#;Bxb7 Rab8) Nxe2 30. Qxe2 Qxd5! winning a piece.>

Apart from that, this idea comes to mind: 28.Bxd5 h4 29.Ne2 Bb5 30.Re1 Bb2 winning a rook for a bishop.

Jun-04-06  vinegar: <ppm: How about 27..d5 28 Rd1 ?>

28..Bb2 seems to get the rook!

Jun-04-06  Deevke: New here on Chessgames..
Looking at puzzles every day. But this one is very difficult. Professional player stuff. So I didn't see it at all.
Jun-04-06  Pepino: Pffff... this one was far to difficult for me!
I was thinking about h4 in combination with Bh3 but never imagined that 27...d5 would come first.
Jun-04-06
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  NakoSonorense: "I solved this one very easily."
Jun-04-06  fersonatu: Oddly enough I was certain that 27 ... d5 was correct since it seemed the only way to get more material into the attack. (I would have considered it in a game but probably not for long enough to be willing to play it) but initially I misanalyszed 28 exd5 h4 29 Ne2 (saw the game sac) and in my minds eye I could only see 29 ... Rxe2 30 Bxe2 Bh3?! 31 Be3 Bd4 32 Bxd4 Bxg2 and wasn't certain that Black had enough but I sure wasn't going to rule it out without a board. At that time my lines in answer to 28 Bd5 were similar to Gypsy's comment. It was only when I looked and read the CG comment that "the knight can only go to e4" that it dawned on me Qe7 was in the air as well.
Jun-04-06  dassy: NakoSonorense must be GM level player!
Jun-04-06
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  Gypsy: If White tries to muddy watters by 28.Bxd5 h4 29.Bxb7, then 29...Bb5 30.Qf2 Rb8 ...
Jun-04-06  DoctorChess: I didn't solved this one. I thought of h4. But then again, h4 is too easy for a Sunday but oh well..
Jun-04-06  Mendrys: I loved the move 25....Qg5. Setting herself front in center before the white king. It allows white so many opportunities to go wrong which he does immediately with 26. Qf1?
Jun-04-06
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  kevin86: There were several sacs to open the position-black found the right one. At the end,white will lose a rook,so he struck his colors.
Jun-04-06
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  al wazir: I didn't even see 27...d5, let alone the continuation. But I wonder if Gulko couldn't have put up more of a fight by playing 36. Bd3 or 37. Rd1. At that point he had ♖+♗+♗ vs ♕+♘+♙. His pieces were very disconnected, but black had not yet activated the second ♘. (I assume that was one of the purposes of 36...Qg4.) Trading the ♗ for the ♘ by playing 37. Bxh3 doesn't make much sense because it allowed black to take advantage of the ♕'s greater mobility.

I also wonder what Gulko's and Kremenietskii's ratings were when the game was played. Gulko became a GM in 1976 and K never did.

Jun-04-06  RandomVisitor: Here is a deeper analysis after 27...d5:

24 -1.88 28.exd5 h4 29.Ne4 Rxe4 30.Nc3 Ree8 31.Ne4 Qe5 32.Ra2 Nf6 33.Re1 N6xd5 34.Rd2 Be6

24 -1.91 28.Ne2 Bf8 29.Nxf4 dxc4 30.b4 Qxf4 31.Qxc4 Rac8 32.Qd4 Bb5 33.g3 Qh6 34.Qe3 Qxe3+

24 -2.01 28.Bxd5 h4 29.Ne2 Nxd5 30.exd5 Qe7 31.b4 Qxe2 32.Nc3 Qe5 33.Rd1 Rac8 34.Bc5 h3

Jun-04-06  chessmoron: <dassy> I don't know what the quotation from <NakoSonorense> post means. I'm guessing sarcasm? or maybe he knew the solution.
Jun-04-06  uscstudent: I hope that after couple years i will be able to solve this kind of problems.
Jun-04-06  tjshann: Pretty obvious. Is this Sunday or Monday?
Jun-06-06
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  NakoSonorense: <dassy> <chessmoron> Yes, it was sarcasm. :)
Jun-21-06
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  patzer2: Black's clearance sacrifice 27...d5! facilitates a winning attack on White's weakened Kingside castled position.
Jun-21-06
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  patzer2: One alternative possibility is 28. Bxd5 h4 29. Ne2 Nxd5 30. exd5 Qe7 with a winning double attack.
Dec-04-11  tacticalmonster: 1) the a2 knight and a3 rook is shut out of place

2) Black has pressure against the g2 pawn

general analysis: the f4 knight is very good. Black wants to play h5 to drive the g3 knight away. After Ne2, Black do not wish to trade knights. White queen side pieces are uncoordinated and Black wish to open up the position.

26 d5! 27 exd5 ( 27 Bxd5 does not work bec of 27...h5 28 Ne2 Nxe2+ 29 Qxe2 Qxd5 ) h5 28 Ne4 Rxe4! 29 fxe4 Bh3 30 Be3 Bd4! 31 Bxd4 Bxg2 32 Kf2 Bxf1 with a crushing attack. (Black just have to make sure that after 32 Qxf4? that he did not sacrifice too many materials. 32...Qxf4 33 Kxg2 Qxe4+ pick up the b1 rook.)

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