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|Mar-30-18|| ||agb2002: Usual suspect.
Reminds me of Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958
|Mar-30-18|| ||Richard Taylor: I worked this one out fairly quickly but it IS difficult. The reason is the complexity of the position. I was glad it was a series of checks...|
I first started trying to solve it as a win for White! As in fact both players were considerable GMs or masters.
I wonder if it is in my old Kotov and Yudovich 'The Soviet School of Chess' book, or it was my father's, and I inherited it...
|Mar-30-18|| ||et1: 7 unique moves in succession - how many times do we see this ? !!!!|
|Mar-30-18|| ||morfishine: Bondarevsky's immortal is too famous to be used as a puzzle|
|Mar-30-18|| ||malt: Me thinks, me has seen this one before
24...Qf2+ 25.Kd3 Q:d4+! 26.K:d4 Bc5+ 27.Kd3 N:e5#
|Mar-30-18|| ||cocker: After 24 ... Qf2+ 25 Kd3 two other moves win easily: 25 ... Nxe5+ and 25 ... Ndc5+.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||schachfuchs: @malt Me too!
I got the Queen sacrifice in a minute, but then almost made the mistake 26...Bxe5+
|Mar-30-18|| ||Mayankk: Such a beautiful game beginning with 22... Ne4 The more you replay it, the better it gets.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||RKnight: Never would have gotten this one without the pun. In fact, I'd given up, which is how I read the pun, and renewed trying. The mate had to be delivered by the knights. Even then it took forever, though in retrospect it is so elegant,|
|Mar-30-18|| ||Nosnibor: Got it within one minute.Nice finish.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||gars: Beautiful!|
|Mar-30-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <cocker: After 24 ... Qf2+ 25 Kd3 two other moves win easily: 25 ... Nxe5+ and 25 ... Ndc5+>|
Those are the moves for people like us who haven't seen the game before :-)
|Mar-30-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: About right for a Friday puzzle|
|Mar-30-18|| ||Breunor: Although 23 Qe3 leads to mate in 5, the computers don't agree that 23 Kf1 gets white a draw. Stockfish rates Kf1 as -1.77 after Ng3 24 Kf2 Qxd4 ch 25 e3 Qh5.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||JimmyRockHound: Has anyone ever figured out just exactly what it is that Chris Owen is all about?|
|Mar-30-18|| ||tatarch: <wtpy: ...if the puzzle had started two moves earlier beginning with 23 ..f4+, which Bondarevsky clearly saw, I think it could have been a Sunday problem.>|
Agreed, and seems like he saw it even two moves before that with 21...Qh4.
|Mar-30-18|| ||TheBish: Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936|
Black to play (24...?) "Difficult"
I guess if you consider yourself a tactician, you better be able to solve this... since it's relative simple mate in 4!
24...Qf2+ 25. Kd3 Qxd4+! 26. Kxd4 Bc5+ 27. Kd3 Nxe5#.
|Mar-30-18|| ||TheBish: I'm surprised Kotov walked into mate with 23. Ke3??, as it looks even after 23. Kf1.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||keypusher: <TheBish: I'm surprised Kotov walked into mate with 23. Ke3??, as it looks even after 23. Kf1.>|
I'm surprised and thrilled to meet someone who evidently has never overlooked a combination in his life.
Anyway, White's still losing after 23.Kf1 Ng3+ 24.Kf2 Qxd4+.
|Mar-30-18|| ||takchess: Knights on two adjacent squares cover a lot of squares.|
|Mar-30-18|| ||Moszkowski012273: White is kinda busted after 18.hxg5... instead of 18.Bxg5...|
|Mar-30-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Moskowski: You mean after 18. Bxg5 instead of 18. hxg5, right?|
|Mar-31-18|| ||Moszkowski012273: Na man. 18.Bxg5... IS what should of been played.|
|Apr-01-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: Moszkowski: I understand what you mean but you can't say it like that in English.|
|May-17-18|| ||Moszkowski012273: Yes I can....|
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