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John van der Wiel vs John van Baarle
"Behind the Wiel" (game of the day Feb-29-2008)
OHRA (1983), Arnhem NED, rd 2, Jul-16
Philidor Defense: Hanham Variation (C41)  ·  1-0
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Jun-19-17
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  lost in space: Had also thoughts about 16. Rg7 but Rf8 is so much simpler - fitting better my brain-status
Jun-19-17
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  agb2002: White has a pawn for a bishop.

Black threatens Qxh5.

The queen should be on f7 instead of the rook. Therefore, 16.Rf8+ and 17.Qf7#.

Jun-19-17
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  FSR: Good point, everyone.
Jun-19-17
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  Once: Fritzie confirms that 16. Rg7+ is mate in 4 while 16. Rf8+ is mate in 2.

One point to watch is 16. Rg7+ Qxg7 17. e7+ Nxc4


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Now the temptation is to magic a second queen onto the board with 18. e8=Q+. Like cheesecake, who can resist a second piece of queen?

Except in this instance we ought to think about our waistlines. The instant coronation would be met by 18...Bf8 and black has a lot of pieces to compensate for white's extra queen.

The win from this position (which others have already mentioned) is 18. Qe8+ Qf8 19.Qxf8#


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Good little puzzle.

Jun-19-17  stacase: White's Queen needs to occupy f7 instead of the Rook. Hmmm, how to move the Rook and not lose tempo?

16. Rf8+ does the job nicely.

Jun-19-17  saturn2: Rf8 clears the f7 square with tempo
Jun-19-17
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  morfishine: <16.Rf8+> and mate next move

*****

Jun-19-17  saturn2: If one wants to complicate things he can try 16 e7

If 16..Qc1+ 17 Rf1+ winning the queen.
If 16..QxQh5 then 17 e8D+ mate soon
If 16..Bd7 17 Rg5 wins the queen
If 16..NxB 17 Rf8 like in the game

Jun-19-17  SpamIAm: Arnhem/Amsterdam, eh?
A Philidor Too Far.
Jun-19-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: Oh, thought I blundered with 16. e7
Jun-19-17  5hrsolver: 10..g6 maybe black can try to castle queenside.
Jun-19-17
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  whiteshark: <16.Rf8+!> and that's it.
Jun-19-17
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  steinitzfan: This is hard Monday. A short simple solution but a lot of blind alleys.
Jun-19-17
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  benveniste: I initially found ♖g7+, which is mate in 3. But I figured that was too hard for Monday and eventually got it right.
Jun-19-17
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  gawain: Whichever of his three moves Black tries, White mates with 17 Qf7. Nice.
Jun-19-17  PJs Studio: I first saw Rf8 is mate in one, so I looked no further. I've found that looking for clearance FIRST, then forks and sacs, is usually best.

Clearance can be assed through searching the board quickly - before going on to other tactics. After exhausting all of your tactical possibilities, positional considerations (which, of course, can be very laborious) come to the forefront.

Jun-19-17  mqhelisi: missed the Monday of all days went for the grinding Rg7+ mate after a hussle
Jun-19-17  PJs Studio: It's games like this that scare me from playing 1...e5!
Jun-19-17
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  chrisowen: Blade vs f8s flushhand u flashy 16.Rf8+ fladgel flushhand ive bud made 1 ave blade vs f8s flushhand win mr ms any vow joy go piffle vide op if flush tv clock vim ale bale bela blade bid dew wrought von guv mr ms any vow joy junk jug gap position op is jog vide piffle flush hunt v clock it is not he it is the luv no vide point bad vim hive tons vide hiest no hone tis f8s flushhand u flashy 16.Rf8+ fladgel flushhand ive bud made 1 ave fad fund guv nub fladgel duff blade vs f8s flushhand fallavows huff flush flash fluff faff u evers 15...Qxe6 very i effects 5 6 auld bull vant us u gaunt 15...Qg5 very i guffaw bud made 2 ave flash flush brash vam ha blush gulch hall hull huff branch vam jaw lubbly jubbly jab banjo jowls vis whoosh g7s gangways bud made 4 fun guv nub flush flashy finish of barns um dug cage bug did dug clog clang cinch difficult it then bland blade vs f8s flushhand;
Jun-19-17  drollere: <If one wants to complicate things he can try 16 e7>

i also went for e7, as nothing seems to win for black and it's just better mayhem.

Jun-19-17  Iwer Sonsch: 16.Rg8+ Qxg8 (Kxg8 Qf7#) 17.e7+ Qf7 18.Qxf7#.

Pretty brilliant for a Monday.

Jun-19-17  Iwer Sonsch: Missed a Monday (17...Nxc4). Still working and more beautiful though.
Jun-19-17
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  OhioChessFan: Kind of a tough Monday. I apparently am the only person who had a bit of chess blindness in that I was looking for Qe8+ as a followup to Rf8+. That is, my first thought was "If I could only get the Queen past that Rook, the Queen would mate on e8." It took a little longer than it should have to see that the real clearance was the Rook's original square to be inhabited by the Queen.
Jun-19-17  dumbgai: Silly me, I went for 16. Rg7+ which is inferior. It wins but makes white's task harder than it needs to be.
Jun-20-17
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  kevin86: Rook sac and queen mate next!
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