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Jacques Mieses vs Frank James Marshall
"Blown to Mieses" (game of the day Jun-26-2006)
Monte Carlo (1903), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 14, Feb-28
Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21)  ·  1-0


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Jun-10-14  morfishine: White wins as he pleases:

(1) <23.Rxc6> to which there is no good answer: 23...Qxe8 24.Rxe8# or 23...bxc6 24.Rb1# (interpolating 23...Rxg2+ doesn't help)

(2) White wins a rook after <23.Qxc8+> Kxc8 24.Re8+ Kd7 25.Rxa8


Jun-10-14  Chess Dad: 23. Rxc6 bxc6 24. Rb1#

It took me a few minutes. I had to see not only that mate, but also this one:

23. Rxc6 Qxe1 25. Rxe1#

Jun-10-14  Willber G: <Phony Benoni: The Man Who Broke the Frank at Monte Carlo.>


Jun-10-14  eblunt: <Cheapo by the Dozen: I don't see any quick checkmates, but

23 Qxc8+ Kxc8
24 Re8+ >

That's what I saw straightaway. It's only because it's a puzzle and I looked further then I saw the mate in 2.

OTB I would have quite likely played that, won the rook and expected a resignation. I don't think you can ever describe a clearly winning set of moves as a 'miss'

Jun-10-14  zb2cr: 23. Rxc6 threatens mate by either R of Q taking at c8. Black has no defense, e.g.,

23. ... Qxe8; 24. Rxe8#.

23. ... bxc5; 24. Rb1#.

23. ... a5; 24. Qxc8+, Ka7; 25. Qxa8#.

23. ... Rg8 doesn't really defend c8, as White simply plays 24. Rxc8#.

23. ... Rxg2+ is fatuous.

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  patzer2: Quickly found the deflection and mate combination 23. Rxc6! bxc6 24. Rb1# for my Tuesday solution, but maybe only because it's a puzzle.

The June 26, 2006 game of the day pun "Blown to Mieses" reminds me of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series "Trixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks," which according to wiki was a regular segment on the Huckleberry Hound cartoon TV series from 1958 to 1961. When Mr. Jinks the cat was thwarted in his efforts to catch the mice Trixie and Dixie, he would exclaim "I hate those meeces to pieces!"

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  patzer2: Today's, two-move, Tuesday solution 23. Rxc6! bxc6 24. Rb1# appears to continue the theme from Monday's puzzle of integrating the decoy, deflection and clearance tactical themes to force a quick mate.

Perhaps that also helped in making today's solution easy for me.

P.S.: Also involves the pin tactic, which, along with the fact that it is a Rook and not a Knight giving mate, is a slight difference (perhaps even an advancement) in the tactical themes involved in the Monday puzzle solution 10. Qxb8+ Nxb8 11. Nc7# from S Paschmann vs Kurschat, 1986.

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  TheTamale: I agree with <wearywilly>--PB's pun is WAAAAAY better than the one used.
Jun-10-14  Herma48852: <Cheapo by the Dozen: I don't see any quick checkmates, but 23 Qxc8+ Kxc8 24 Re8+ wins a rook, due to the c6 knight being pinned and hence unable to interpose.>

This is all I found as well; completely missed the mate in one after 23. Rxc6

Jun-10-14  FrogC: I am British and 57, and have always pronounced Heinz as Hines. So did my father, born 1916, who used to recite what I assume was another advertising jingle, beginning "Heinz, Heinz, 57 different kinds..."
Jun-10-14  Thiagarajan: What's wrong with Qxc6?
Qxc6 Qxc6 Re8+ Qc8 Rxc8#
Qxc6 bxc6 Rb1+ Qb7 Re8#

and so on...

Jun-10-14  Thiagarajan: Yeah,ne'er mind. figured it out. Qxc6 Qxc6 Re8+ Qxe8. :p
Jun-10-14  jdc2: I saw the Rxc6-Rb1# mate line right away, what I couldn't see was the mate that happens if black gives himself an escape square with 23...a6 or a5, I thought white just wins material. There's still a mate there after 24.Rxc8+ Ka7 25.Rxa8#.
Jun-10-14  Castleinthesky: Easier for me than Monday, a nice deflection/suffocation mate.
Jun-10-14  BOSTER: In this game Marshall was miles away from
Who knows maybe this defeat help him to create Marshall Attack.
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  kevin86: I saw the winning of the exchange then I saw the mate.
Jun-10-14  JG27Pyth: "Blown to Mieses" ok, but predictable...

"The Man who Broke the Frank at Monte Carlo" -- A brilliancy!

<PhonyBenoni> 1 CGPOTD 0

Jun-10-14  Alex56171: By Deep Fritz and Houdini, the turning point was 16... cxd5. Till there, Marshall was going slightly better. Amazing!
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Jun-10-14  weary willy: "Are you Mister Meises". "Nein, Ich bin Meister Mieses". Allegedly said by Mieses to an Englishman who had the vowel sounds the wrong way around (source "Chess Treasury of the Air".
Jun-10-14  BOSTER: The POTD should begin white to play 20.
because after this all line is forced. Tuesday?

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Jun-10-14  M.Hassan: "Easy"
White to play 23.?
White is a pawn down.
Some "Easy" ones, I spend time and calculations till I solve them, in this one, I thought that the position of the Knight is so superb controlling c7 square that should not be moved and then I saw the probable solution:

<if...Qxe8 24.Rxe8#>


Jun-10-14  Nullifidian: 23. ♖xc6 ♖xg2+ (♕xe8 24. ♖xe8# or ♙bxc6 24. ♖b1#) 24. ♔xg6 ♙a6 ♖xc8+ 25. ♔a7 ♖xa8#
Sep-16-14  bengalcat47: Patzer, it's "Pixie and Dixie", not Trixie. Jinks wasn't always outsmarted by the "meeces" either. On one occasion Jinks and a dog become friends and when they catch the meeces trying to trick them they turn Pixie and Dixie into live puppets!
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  chancho: Mieses, (like Reese's pieces) took a bite out of Marshall and the result was oh so sweet.
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