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Klaus Viktor Darga vs Leonid Stein
Amsterdam IBM (1969), Amsterdam NED, rd 10, Jul-26
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  1-0


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Dec-25-05  snowie1: Hey!! Where are those players that solve in fractional seconds? Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas...Happy Channukah.
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  Peligroso Patzer: Nice Touch! ... selecting for your Christmas puzzle a game won by Mr. "Klaus". Channukah arrives at sundown tonight. Are there are great wins by a GM Maccabee in your database to use for tomorrow's puzzle? By the way, my solution varied at move 36 -- Does that count? Just kidding! I saw the win of a piece for two pawns and considered it solved.
Dec-25-05  HelaNubo: <yoozum> I also have lost my way at 12. Bh6, simply not seeing the easy answer 12... gxh6 13. Qd2 Bg6! and white has no time to menace mate in g7.
Dec-25-05  dkulesh: 12 nxe5+ qxe5 bishop g5(pin knight)

white then threatens to destroy blacks king protection with ke4 and also after blacks vital g pawn is forced to recapture on f3 it seems white is much better . granted, how it was played wins a piece, but this seems to win ultimately. please comment and/or attempt to refute. thanks,

Dec-25-05  pawntificator: Merry Christmas!

Excellent puzzle! I of course was looking for a strong win for many minutes. When I couldn't find a win, I was forced to lessen my expectations. But in all my rambling inspections of good moves I never found this one. It was beautiful.

Dec-25-05  erimiro1: Nice combinatin of Darga, that was marked as a great talent during the 60's, but somehow didn't make his way to the top, big blunder of Stein, the greatest talent those years, after Fischer (11.-N_b6??) 11.- c5 was essential. <shaikh123> Are you joking? You needed to find only the winning combination.
Dec-25-05  Averageguy: I glanced briefly at 12.c5, but just thought that it failed to 12...dc. Of course after that white wins the Be7 with 13.d6
Dec-25-05  dkulesh: please someone comment on 12nxe7
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  WannaBe: <dkulesh> 12. Nxe7 Qxe7 13. dxc6 bxc6 14. Qb3 Rb8 15. g4 Bg6 16. Bxc6 -0.32 Shredder on infinite analysis.
Dec-25-05  erimiro1: <dkulesh> What's the idea about 12. N:e7+? The bishop on e7 worth nothing comparing to the active knight on f5.<WannaBe> My human mind doesn't accept 13.d:c6, because white gives up the center without a fight and black solves his weakness on d6. 13.Qb3 looks better to me.
Dec-25-05  dakgootje: missed it, however its not the best puzzle ive seen ;-)

For the people who missed it: Merry Cristmas!

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  ckr: I considered Nxe7 and then thought exchange a knight that has already moved 3 times for a bishop that has moved once. Nope, I just fall further behind. If I were to pin the knight with Bg5 the pin is easily forced to a conclusion by h6. But black wouldn't bother with the pin, he would simply take the pawn on c4. Afterwhich, the white center is demolished, if g4 forcing the bishop to unpin the KP the bishop bears down on e4 so I would play bxd5. I chose c5, and after Nxd5 I guess I screwed up cuz I played Nxd5 and couldn't see it to an advantage so I then gave up.
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  al wazir: Why didn't black play 36...Rxf2 ? If 37. Qxe5 then 37...Rxg2+ 38. Kxg2 Qf2+ is a perpetual. If 37. Rxe5 then 37...Nf4 38. Bxf4 (38. Qxf2 Nxh3+ wins the Q, as does 38. Kxf2 Nxh3+ 39. Ke2 Qc4+ 40. Qd3 Rf2+ 41. Ke3 Qf4+ 42. Bf3 Rxf3+) Rxf4 39. Ree1 (39. Bxc6 Rf1+ 40. Rxf1 Qxf1+ 41. Kh2 Rf2+ 42. Bg2 Rxd2).
Dec-25-05  erimiro1: <al wazir>You answered your own question, I think: 36.-R:f2 37.R:e5 Nf4 38.B:f4 R:f4 39 Ree1 with 40.Rf1 that forcing exchanges of most pieces on the board without many chances for black.
Dec-25-05  DexterGordon: <al wazir>, that's a good question. My first thought was that 36...Rf6 was intended to protect against 37. Bxh6, but I can't find anything for White after Qxe5+.
Dec-25-05  Tariqov: YES,it was pretty easy considering a sunday ,i only thought for like a few seconds, and quickly check the solution!!! Anybody who considers this a not good puzzle (in their post) obviously didn't get it like <Shaikh123> and <witty>

f.y.i I didn't solve the puzzle:D

Dec-25-05  Tariqov: <Richard Taylor> and <Timlo> i replied your'e comments in yesterday's puzzle, please reply , thank you.
Dec-25-05  erimiro1: <Peligroso Patzer>About GM Maccabee I don't know, but there is GM Yehuda (Gruenfeld)! What do you say? Merry Christmas, Hag same'ah, and best wishes to all.
Dec-25-05  visceral infestation: Anything wrong with 12.g4?
Dec-25-05  Eatman: I found c5, d6 idea, but didn't think of Nxd6 (spent a minute on the puzzle, far too less for a Sunday one). Kept trying to tie in c5,d6 with attack on the kingside, which doesn't work.
Dec-25-05  GoldenKnight: I am amazed that no one has commented on 12.Nxg7. If 12. ... KxN (other moves don't seem any better); 13.Qd2 and what can Black do? e4 is an excellent jumping off place for White's N and B to join the fray. He also has his h-pawn to wreak havoc should Black's B (be forced to) move, which could easily open the way for Rh1. It doesn't seem that Black can cope with all of that given that his pieces are either out of play, or not cooperating very well.

My analysis is only cursory, so I would appreciate any comments from you Fritzians or Shredderians (or others) out there.

Dec-25-05  aginis: <goldenknight> your grand plans are difficult to implement in practice.

12.Nxg7 Kxg7 13.Qd2 Nxc4 14.Qh6+ Kh8
now what the knight on f6 seems to hold the e4 square and next move black will probably play Bg6 to give furhter support or even f5!

Dec-25-05  LIFE Master AJ: I saw c5 within 10 or 15 seconds. Strange that this one should prove so easy, and the "easy" ones proved to be harder for me.
Dec-26-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Strange, I guess I was about the only one who thought this was an excellent puzzle! (And I missed it completely).

Nice pin in the final position!

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  patzer2: White's 12. c5! is the first of a series of deflections to set up a near decisive pin for the win of a piece for two pawns.

Black makes a battle of it, but it's poetic justice that White ends the game with a final deflection sacrifice 54. Rxg6! to set up a final winning pin after 54...Rxg6 55. Bxh5 .

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