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Anthony Santasiere vs Edward Lasker
New York (1931), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Apr-25
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  0-1
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Dec-25-06
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  thedoyle: 34. Kxa2 Bc2+ 35. Ba5 Rxa5#

34. Kc1 Qa1#

Dec-25-06  slowcrawl: Merry Christmas all! For a second I thought that today was Sunday, and I was amazed that I got it so quickly! Haha. Then I remembered it was Christmas and Chrismas was going to be on a Monday this year.
Dec-25-06  nimzo knight: A Monday Puzzle it was. Queen was a 'greek' christmas gift :).
Dec-25-06
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  patzer2: Today's Christmas present from <chessgames.com> is the Queen sacrfice 33...Qa2+!, which decoys the White King into a three move mate after 34. Kxa2 Bc2+ Ba5 Rxa5# (as noted by <thedoyle> above).
Dec-25-06  ALEXIN: simple and very esthetic "discovered checkmate".
Dec-25-06  notyetagm: 33 ... ♕a2+! is a lovely <DECOY> into a <DISCOVERED CHECK>. White is mated whether he takes the Black a2-queen (34 ♔xa2 ♗c2+ 35 ♗a5 ♖xa5#) or not (34 ♔c1 ♕a1#).

A <DISCOVERED CHECK> is like getting a move for free: the masking piece (Black a4-bishop) can move anywhere and do anything. Here the <DISCOVERED CHECK> 34 ... ♗a4-c2+ allows the Black light-squared bishop to cover the b3- and b1-flight squares of the White king with tempo, creating a <GRECO MATE>.

Dec-25-06
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  kevin86: Merry Christmas! This was a garden variety Monday puzzle-the simple queen sac and mate. Today's game was spiced with good esthetics also.
Dec-25-06
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  akatombo:


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WHITE TO PLAY

Dec-25-06  syracrophy:


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WHITE TO PLAY

Dec-25-06  syracrophy: <akatombo> 1.♘d3+ ♔a2 2.g8=♕ ♔a1 3.♕g1+ ♔a2 4.♕b1#

Or if 2...b5 3.♕g1 b4 4.♕a7#

Dec-25-06  notyetagm: A very well played game by Edward Lasker.

I particularly like the rook lift sequence 25 ... ♖fc8, 26 ... ♖c5, 27 ... ♖b5, 28 ... ♖b3. This rook is then sacrificed so that Black can open the a-file for his a8-rook (29 ... ♕xa3 30 ♗x♖b3 ♕x♗b3), which results in Black's attack on the castled king being miles ahead of White's.

Dec-25-06
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  akatombo: <Syracrophy> There is a mate in 3.
Dec-25-06  syracrophy: <akatombo> You should have said that before
Dec-25-06  chessmoron: <akatombo> 1. g8=N b6 2. Ne7!! Kxb4 3. Nc6#
Dec-25-06
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  YouRang: A nifty queen-sac Monday puzzle, making nice use of discovered check and mate.
Dec-25-06
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  echo unlucky: <Syracrophy> What's the solution to the last puzzle? The best I had was 1. Qc4 d5 2. Qxc8 Qxc8 3. Rxc8 etc. Couldn't find a forced mate.
Dec-25-06  syracrophy: <echo unlucky> But white has enormous material advantage, my friend :-)


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Dec-25-06  DeepThought: New Year Resolution:

Spot Monday Queen sacs on Chessgames.com eventually, please!

Dec-25-06  Grumpi: Bf2 e3 Bxe3 Qxe3 Qf2 Qxf2 a5+ and stalemate

If Qc5 (after Qf2)then a5+ winning

Dec-25-06
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  trumbull0042: This is no Christmas present...
Dec-25-06  syracrophy: Now here's a puzzle that is somewhat similar to today's puzzle:


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BLACK TO PLAY

Dec-25-06
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  diemjay: <33...Qa2+ kind of jumps of the board at you.> <dzechiel>

Agreed.

Dec-26-06  Grumpi: Rxh2+ Bxh2 (if Kxh2, then Qh8+ and mate in two) Ng3+ Bxg3 Qh8+ Bh2 Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh8+ Qh5 Rxh5#
Dec-28-06  JYMMI: Too easy for a Thursday puzzle.
Jun-15-10  Oceanlake: Lasker points out that 17. ... d5 is the excellent move, in part because it gums up White's bishops.
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