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|Nov-14-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: If 31...Kh7, then 32.Qg7+ Bxg7 33.R1xg7#.
Btw, this game was played in the second round of tournament in Copenhagen 1965, not in Moscow 1966.
|Nov-06-07|| ||JamesBJames: Rg7+! Not hard at all.|
|Nov-06-07|| ||dzechiel: White to move. I would have to rank this one easier than yesterday's, as all of white's moves leave black only one reply that doesn't allow mate.|
30 Rg7+ Kh8
If 30...Bxg7 31 Qxg7#
31 Rg8+ Kh7
If 31...Bxg8 32 Qxg8#
32 Qg7+ Bxg7 33 R1xg7#
Pretty straight forward.
Steinitz vs J Minckwitz, 1870
|Nov-06-07|| ||Marmot PFL: 30.Rg7+ (please take me) Kh8 (no thank you) 31.Rg8+ (but i insist) Kh7 (I said no so get lost) 32.Qg7+ (I will make you an offer you can not refuse...)|
|Nov-06-07|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: I saw two solutions, unless 31.Ng6+,Kxg7; 32.Nxf8+,K-any; 33.Qg7 has a flaw. Black can throw away the Queen with 31...Qxg6.|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Isolated Pawn: Is it Monday again?|
|Nov-06-07|| ||willyfly: Material is theoretically equal but Black has doubled s on the f-file and White has Alekhine's Gun on the g-file.|
30 g7+ the most forcful move
if 30...xg7 31 xg7#
30...h8 31 g8+
if 31...xg8 32 xg8#
31...h7 32 g7+ xg7 33 1xg7#
|Nov-06-07|| ||a q maclanahan: I don't see a flaw in the second solution even with 31. Ng6+ Qg6 but then it was actually my first solution. Of course the line with 31.Qg7+ is cleaner.|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Captain Planet: pretty sure this doesn't even deserve 1/2 a star for difficulty|
|Nov-06-07|| ||mkrk17: With the kind of arsenal white has on the g-file, the knock out punch is very clear. I guess this difficulty level is same as a monday, and less than the normal tuesday.|
|Nov-06-07|| ||YouRang: Very simple as white's R-Q-R battery is overwhelming. |
One is tempted to go for the slower, more sadistic line: 31. Ng7+ Kxg7 32. Nxf8+ Qg6 33. Qxg6+ Kxf8 34. Qxf6+ Ke8 Rg7 with only a few feeble and amusingly panicky moves remaining before mate is delivered.
But for our non-sadistic friends, the 31. Rg7 line administers a quick and less agonizing demise for black.
|Nov-06-07|| ||vibes43: <An Englishman: Good Evening: I saw two solutions, unless 31.Ng6+,Kxg7; 32.Nxf8+,K-any; 33.Qg7 has a flaw. Black can throw away the Queen with 31...Qxg6.>|
I settled on that "second solution" without looking further for text solution. - good puzzle.
|Nov-06-07|| ||ForeverYoung: It was nice to spot the boogie woogie on the Monday puzzle :)|
|Nov-06-07|| ||mig55: R Naranja vs Portisch, 1970|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Terry McCracken: Very Easy! Key Move; Rg7+, spotted instantly.
Nevertheless, a pretty mate in 4.
|Nov-06-07|| ||gus inn: <Marmot PFL > LOL !|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Confuse: yeah i had Rg7+, but i followed with Ng6+, Kxg7, Nxf8+, followed by mate. at least i think that works!|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Richos: Well, today I could not have believed the solution is so easy, thus I verified it again and again. This is not a Tuesday puzzle, its a Monday early morning one :-/|
|Nov-06-07|| ||cheski: What's the catch here?|
|Nov-06-07|| ||stefanoleccardi: Yes, quite easy indeed (since I guessed it by myself...it must be easy !)|
|Nov-06-07|| ||mig55: I meant same theme for the game Steinitz from yesterday, of course, sorry, wrong page..|
|Nov-06-07|| ||arnaud1959: Yes, very easy. The game itself is more instructif than the puzzle. White already has a clear advantage. I was more curious to see how white got there.|
|Nov-06-07|| ||rogermorin: if you start the combination with 24.rg1,its a lot more pretty and more difficult|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Intrepid Spiff: Isn't 30.Rg8 even more forcing? If black takes the rook 31.Qg8#, else, no matter what black does, there will always be a mate in 3, e.g., 30...Bf7 31.Qg7+ Bxg7 32 Rag7#|
|Nov-06-07|| ||znprdx: <Intrepid Spiff: Isn't 30.Rg8 even more forcing?> Clearly Qxh5+ and White has blown it.|
<cheski: What's the catch here?> Visualizing the second rook check due to appeal of the powerful knight position as evidenced by those exploring Ng6 and even Nf7 sequences.
In a blitz it would be very easy to miss this specific sequence (prior to physically moving the pieces) or if you only had a minute for the last 10 moves. Also this type of position is almost a protype for the losing or drawing a won game category which separates the 'C' players from the experts. Forcing such a position separates the experts from the grandmasters.
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