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Mikhail Trosman vs Sergej Salov
"Uncommon Valery" (game of the day May-26-2007)
Beltsy (1978), Beltsy RUS
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan Variation. General (B33)  ·  0-1
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Sep-25-17  kungfufighter888: i love monday puzzle.
Sep-25-17  Altairvega: Mondays turn to be bishop sacrifice days 37..Bh3+ 38. Kxh3 and a beautiful black Queen appears at f1! She will appear even in the case the white King does not kill the black bishop
Sep-25-17  Skewbrow: Would 32.Bd3 have saved White? Kills this line, but is there something else for Black?
Sep-25-17  widjaja70: Thank you Chessgames.com. I enjoy the new features of chess boards and pieces. It is larger and easier to see !
Sep-25-17  saturn2: 37..Bh3 followed by 38..exRf1 gets a qieenp
Sep-25-17  AlicesKnight: The combination goes back at least as far as 33... Rxg3+; and now 37.... Bh3+ allows queening safely on f1 whether White captures the B or not.
Sep-25-17
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  lost in space: I love Monday's!

37..Bh3+ and that's it

Sep-25-17  leRevenant: <mikejaqua: Rats! Missed that last bishop move.> Rats! I hit the wrong button and consequently missed out on a chance to even try to do today's puzzle. Snif.
Sep-25-17  leRevenant: <Cheapo by the Dozen: <Phony Benoni>, Did you mean that as a comment just about chess?> I think PB is also referring to König Ludwig of Bavaria, he of Phantasyland.
Sep-25-17  stacase: So, I'm wondering if Black misses the obvious and Queens his Pawn with 37...e2xf1+ is it still a win?
Sep-25-17
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  morfishine: <37...Bh3+> eyeing <f1> finishes White
Sep-25-17
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  whiteshark: <lost in space: <<37..Bh3+> and that's it>> Heh, that's my line! :D

I love Monday's! ;)

Sep-25-17
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  Stonehenge: So who where the actual players?

Beltsy 1979 was a Selection to the 47th USR-ch. Sergej Salov played there not Valery. According to http://шахм... White was https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml.... They give the site as just 'URS'.

Sep-25-17
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  Oxspawn: After Bh3, either the white king takes the bishop or moves, but in either case the black pawn takes the rook and has a coronation.
Sep-25-17  vermapulak: From move# 33 (black to play) it could be Wednesday or Thursday puzzle.
Sep-25-17
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  malt: Just trying out olga Fen


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37...Bh3+

Sep-25-17  zb2cr: 37. ... Bh3+ makes Queening the Pawn possible.
Sep-25-17
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  FSR: I'm going with 37...Bh3+! A nice trick to remember.
Sep-25-17
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Sep-25-17  drollere: 37...Bh3+, 38. Kg1 exf1=Q+, 39. Kh2 Qg2#

i like the way you can play out the varation in Olga, then copy the line for discussion.

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Sep-25-17
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  kevin86: I saw the solution in a shot: Bh3+ x-ray attack an f1
Sep-25-17  Walter Glattke: 32.Bh5 was the mistake, 32.g3 is a hard
resistance.
Sep-25-17  Bubo bubo: After the skewer 37...Bh3+ Black will get (and keep!) a new queen on f1, whether White captures or not.
Sep-25-17
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  patzer2: I had no problem immediately finding 37...Bh3+ -+ as my solution to today's Monday puzzle. The only difficulty I had was in trying to classify the tactic.

(a) Is it a passed pawn promotion combination?

(b) Is it a skewer?

(c) Is it a decoy?

(d) Is it a deflection?

(e) Is it all of the above?

I think I'll put it in my pawn promotion collection.

P.S.: For a White improvement, instead of 31. Bg6? Re7 ∓ to -+ (-2.35 @ 30 depth, Stockfish 8,) the computer recommendation 31. Ra3 = (0.25 @ 33 depth, Stockfish 8) holds the position.

Sep-26-17  schachfuchs: I also think that this puzzle should not be a very easy Monday 37...Bh3+ but a very difficult Saturday 32...Rg7.
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