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Vasilios Kotronias vs Daniel John King
New York (1990), WFW
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Defense (B12)  ·  1-0
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Sep-18-18
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  Check It Out: 26.Qh6 looks like a good move.
Sep-18-18  Walter Glattke: This mate technique also played by Spassky one time, here with 26.-gxh6 27.Nxh6#
Sep-18-18  areknames: Got it in about a second, almost Monday standard.

Like <Once> once wrote: <One to test our pattern recognition skills. If you know the pattern, it is pretty easy.>

Sep-18-18  saturn2: I saw 26 Qh6 Qf1+ etc
Sep-18-18
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  FSR: Qh6 O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 yadda yadda
Sep-18-18  Caissas Clown: Solution was easy,so I got more satisfaction from figuring out why Black did not play 15..d4.
Sep-18-18
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  malt: 26.Qh6 gh6 27.N:h7#
Sep-18-18  Mayankk: Nice cute puzzle. You want to do something about the g7 pawn but Nxg7 or Bxg7 look rather slow. Nh6+ looks like a threat but Kh8 brings us to a dead end. Qxh7+ leads nowhere too.

Then you wonder if you can somehow sneak your Queen in without a loss of tempo. Coupled with the Nh6+ idea, you see that itís a mate without g7 pawn. So the Queen jumps to h6 as itís immune to capture. And itís mate soon on g7 as we always wanted.

Sep-18-18  gars: Simple and beautiful!
Sep-18-18
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  patzer2: Took me a couple of minutes, because I first looked at 21. Rc4 as a possibility. Only after I saw 21. Rc4 Qc3 ∓ isn't good for White did I consider other possibilities.

After giving up on 21. Rc4, I considered 21. Qh6! That's when I saw 21. Qh6! gxh6 22. Nh6# and 21. Qh6! Qf1+ 22. Rxf1 (any Black move other than 22...gxh6 23. Nh6#) 23. Qxg6# as the solution.

So where did Black go wrong? It seems 11...Nxe5?! 12. Qg3 ± (+1.17 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 9) is where Black's game takes a turn for the worse. Instead, 11...Nxc5 = (0.00 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 9) appears to hold it level.

Sep-18-18
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  Penguincw: Ah, the quiet move gets me again!

If 26...gxh6 27.Nxh6# 1-0, looks almost like a "Suffocation Mate".


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(source: Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns)

Sep-18-18  zb2cr: Thought I remembered this one. 26. Qh6! threatens Qxg7#. There are two White minor pieces supporting the threatened mate, and Black can only remove one of them. So that's out.

The obvious 26. ... gxh6 is answered by 27. Nxh6#.

Black has a spite check but after 26. ... Qf1+; 27. Rxf1 the situation remains unchanged.

Sep-18-18
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  Sally Simpson: A wonderful instructive game. Great Chess.

White is using practically every tactical trick in the book v an uncastled King trying to tempt Black to grab material.

Black resists and finally castles.

White to play.


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"Where'd the King go?" asks the b5 Knight.

The Knight then hops across to the Kingside via d4 to f5 and mates Black.

Sep-18-18
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  whiteshark: Knowing your basic #patterns pays off. <26.Qh6!!> and that's it.
Sep-18-18  JimNorCal: Are all puzzles matching the appropriate daily severity now?
Sep-18-18  Strelets: <penguincw> So that's what it's called. Better than my name "Arabian mate but with a bishop."
Sep-18-18  Strelets: <Caissas Clown> Me too. 15...d4? 16.Bxd4! exd4 17.Nc7+ Kd7 18.Nxa8 dxc3 19.b4! +- Black has two pieces for a rook, but his other rook and dark-squared bishop are doing nothing, his knights lack outposts, and his king is hanging out on d7, staring down White's connected rooks.
Sep-18-18
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  Willem Wallekers: My first thought when I saw the cg homepage:
A puzzle with Kotronias playing white?
Must be a Caro-Kann.
Sep-18-18  Strelets: What a game. All I can say is Μπράβο, ο κύριος Κοτρωνιάς!
Sep-18-18  AlicesKnight: Found it fairly quickly, thanks to a memory of I Rabinovich vs Goglidze, 1939
Sep-18-18  lost in space: 26.Qh6 and it is over
Sep-18-18  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 25 dpa done

1. = (0.08): 11...Nf5 12.Ng3 Nxc5 13.Qf3 Nh4 14.Qh5 Ng6 15.Nge2 a6 16.Nd4 Qc7 17.f4 Nd7 18.Nce2 Bc5 19.Rf3 0-0 20.Rc3 Rfc8 21.Be3 Qd8 22.Qf3 Ba7 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Bf2 Ne7 25.c3

2. = (0.20): 11...Nxc5 12.Qh3 a6 13.Nd4 Qc7 14.Re1 Nc6 15.Be3 Rb8 16.Qg3 g6 17.Nf3 h5 18.Qf4 Be7 19.Na4 Ne4 20.Bb6 Qd7 21.c4 g5 22.Qe3 g4 23.Nd4 Bg5 24.Qe2 0-0 25.cxd5

Sep-19-18  Afroim: Afroim: <Strelets> After 15...d4? Much better 16.Ne4!
Sep-19-18  Strelets: <Afroim> Not sure if I agree with that. Black has 16...Nf5! 17.Nxc5 Nxg3 18.fxg3 Bxc5 when he's a pawn ahead and only needs to castle to complete his development.
Sep-19-18  WorstPlayerEver: I had 26. Nh6+ gxh6 27. Qh6 but missed 27... f6. However, if Black plays 26... Kh8....


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Then the position leads to a draw after 27. c3 Nxe5 28. cxb4 f6 29. Nf5 Rad8 30. Nd6


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30... Qxb4 31. Qe6 h6 32. Rxe5 fxe5 33. Nf7+ Rxf7 34. Rxd8+ Kh7 35. h3 Qb1+ 36. Kh2 Qf5 37. Qxf5+ Rxf5 38. f3


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Now tell me... isn't this far more exciting than what happened in the game, no? But.. after a game there comes another game, so one should be prepared!

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