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|May-07-12|| ||VincentL: "Very Easy".
I looked at yesterday´s "Insane" puzzle for some 15 minutes and could not put together any
Today´s position is at the other end of the spectrum of difficulty, and straight away I see
see 30. Qh8+. Then after 30....Kxh8 (only move) 31. Nxf7+ followed by 32. Nxg5 leaving white a knight and
pawn up in the endgame.
|May-07-12|| ||andrewjsacks: One star only if you know something is there. A lot of stars for foreseeing it moves in advance, of course.|
|May-07-12|| ||andrewjsacks: This is just one more example of one better than "The Game of the Century."|
|May-07-12|| ||sevenseaman: 30. Qh8+ 1-0 leads to a royal fork with R as a game winning bonus.|
|May-07-12|| ||Patriot: 30.Qh8+ Kxh8 31.Nxf7+ and 32.Nxg5 |
|May-07-12|| ||M.Hassan: "Very Easy" White to play 30.?
White has a Knight for a Rook
After this, White will have a Knight extra
|May-07-12|| ||DanielBryant: I think most of us are going to recognize this position, but it's definitely one of the most unforgettable combinations ever. It had quite an effect on me when I was new to studying chess.|
|May-07-12|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: A simple finish to a complex brilliancy.|
|May-07-12|| ||Dr. J: 27...Qg5+ looks like lemon. What would "the Tiger" have done against 27...Ra7?|
|May-07-12|| ||offramp: That poor knight was stuck on a5 for almost the whole game.|
|May-07-12|| ||Abdel Irada: "Fork you, pal": 30. h8+,xh8; 31. xf7+, moves; 32. xg5, when white is a knight and pawn ahead.|
At least I was able to see this immediately and assuage my feelings of inadequacy after missing the win in the previous problem.
Of course, as is so often true of such minor "brilliancies," while the combination itself is easy -- even obvious -- it is the play that set it up -- against a player of Spassky's caliber -- that merits our admiration. This is an important factor to bear in mind when appraising one of these problems: The players didn't have it presented to them as a puzzle with a known solution; they encountered the position in analyzing variations many moves before, over the board, in a live game without benefit of ability to manipulate pieces to test lines or consult a computer, under time pressure, and without any ghost of assurance that there *was* a "solution." It is this, and not the mere capacity to solve puzzles as we do after the fact, that distinguishes the chess elite from the rest of us.
|May-07-12|| ||RookFile: I believe this game was decided when white traded the dark squared bishops off. Black needed to avoid that.|
|May-07-12|| ||viking78: 30.Qh8+ Kxh8 31.Nxf7+ Kg7 32.Nxg5 which leaves white a knight up and with a passed pawn.|
|May-07-12|| ||whiteshark: <30.Qh8+!> and that's it.|
|May-07-12|| ||FSR: The conclusion of a famous brilliancy. 30.Qh8+! leaves White a knight up with a dead-won ending.|
|May-07-12|| ||FSR: <Phony Benoni: Either that, or we get Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 tomorrow.>|
Ha - amazing that he managed to play a combination like that twice!
|May-07-12|| ||sevenseaman: <Dr.J><27...Qg5+ looks like lemon. What would "the Tiger" have done against 27...Ra7?>|
Its a little funny <Dr.J> I did not find a good move for Black after;
White is threatening the Q as well as Qg7 mate.
I did manage to extricate the Black Q via 28...Qe1+ but then nothing to avoid the mate after 29. Kg2
Perhaps you had some line in mind?
|May-07-12|| ||Tiggler: If black declines to capture the bishop on move 29, but plays Kf8, white has this nice mate in three, which black can only stop by giving up the Q:
click for larger view
|May-07-12|| ||Troller: Longest queen sac in a WC match.|
|May-07-12|| ||rhickma4: 30.Qh8+ 1-0|
|May-07-12|| ||mistreaver: I have decided to join the ranks of puzzle solvers, since recently i have been going to a few tournaments, and have been continously missing very simple tactics and tactical shots.|
Therefore, i have decided to improve my tactical skill, and is there a better way to achieve this then to solve all these difficult and less difficult puzzles we are being daily provided
by our favourite chess site.
This is pretty famous game, i think it's from Petrosian and Spassky's first match. Petrosian sacrificed the exchange twice, and then ended the game spectaculary with:
30 Qh8+ Kh8
and black resigned, since white remains a piece up, with black knight being merely a spectator.
|May-07-12|| ||solskytz: After Anand's week and Gelfand's week, perhaps this week will simply feature combinations from World Championship matches... upping the tension towards 10 May|
|May-07-12|| ||morfishine: <LoveThatJoker> must be happy to see this! After <30.Qh8+ Kxh8 2.Nxf7+ Kg7 3.Nxg5> White is a piece-up|
|May-07-12|| ||TheaN: Monday 7 May 2012
Material: Black up, vs +
The only queen sac that makes sense (g7 is defended three times, unlikely the target) wins white back a rook and the game. After:
<30.Qh8† Kxh8 31.Nxf7† Kg7 32.Nxg5 > White has utilized the replacement of the Black king to grab both the queen back and an extra rook. What results is a hopeless 2N vs N endgame for Black and resigns after 30.Qh8† presumingly, especially someone like Spassky.
|May-07-12|| ||Ratt Boy: ...So I saw that this was Petrosian vs. Spassky, and before I scrolled the screen down, I saw the 7th and 8th rank: the K on g8 and the R on f7. I said to myself, "I bet this is the one where Petrosian played Qh8+."|
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