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Henry Holwell Cole vs Albert Walter William Tulip
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (game of the day Nov-10-2017)
Nottingham-B1 (1946), Nottingham ENG, rd 10
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  1-0


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Jan-18-10  lightbishop c5e6: Got it, its mate in four with 29. Rh8+! Kxh8(... Kg7 30. Qh6#) 30. Qh6+ Kg8 31. Qh7+ Kf8 32. Qf7#. Quite easy, even for a monday.
Jan-18-10  WhiteRook48: 29 Qh6 also wins but not as quickly
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  Once: All the best books say that rooks need open files to work on. But what rooks really need are open files with entry points that allow them to attack something.

The truth, I guess, is that many rook attacks are really L-shaped. Today, the Rh2 goes to h8 to attack g8. And all to decoy the black king to a square where white's queen arrives with check. Then Qh7+ and Qf7# as the queen plays hopscotch with the focal points in front of black's king.

Simple enough, we all say, but you would be amazed how many regular chess players wouldn't see Rh8 without the assistance of satnav.

Jan-18-10  turbo231: <Once> Please excuse my ignorance but what is satnav?
Jan-18-10  turbo231: <Once> You wouldn't be talking about a satellite navigation would you. Well i resemble that, along with a scout,search party, and a 100 man posse!
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  YouRang: A good example of making the best use of time.

Sac a rook to buy "just" 1 tempo, namely by making it possible to bring our Q to h6 *with check*. Meanwhile, black has no time to do anything about it. 28.Rh8+! Kxh8 29.Qh6+ Kg8 Qh7+ 30.Kf8 Qf7#

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  Once: <turbo231> Indeed, a satellite navigation device. According to the Once definition of modern life: an electronic instrument designed to insert unfeasibly large vehicles into ridiculously small roads.
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  patzer2: For today's Monday puzzle solution, 29. Rh8+! initiates mate-in-four.
Jan-18-10  TheFocus: Today, I took two seconds to find the answer. Maybe, tomorrow (gasp), I may try a Tuesday puzzle.
Jan-18-10  felixd: This makes me remember the Damiano's mate...

I wish I could have such an opportunity in one of my games.

Jan-18-10  zb2cr: <johnlspouge>,

You're quite welcome.

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  kevin86: Black's king is forced to move and lethal checks will follow.
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  al wazir: Apologies to those who think I was trolling or that I don't know what a meretrix is. I was trying to make a case for the move I chose. (I didn't see Rh8+.)
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  perfidious: <jls: Nowadays, one has so many opportunities to use (the word meretricious) that gratuitous use is entirely unnecessary.>

Mais certainement.

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  offramp: Today, tulips. Tomorrow, poppies.
Nov-10-17  goodevans: <22.Rh7+ Kxg6 23.e5+> just begs to be looked at and it doesn't take long to work out that it wins quite quickly with less opportunity for resistance than 22.Rh2 allows.
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  thegoodanarchist: Tulip got a lump of Cole for Christmas!
Nov-10-17  Elrathia Kingi: Interesting game, but I wouldn't recommend this variation for white. Black went wrong with 16...Qa5 -- it wasn't necessarily a bad move (stockfish likes it), but it was a wrong idea. The correct followup was either to protect the queen by b6 or defang the pin by Nb6. Because black didn't see the correct followup, he should never have played Qa5, and perhaps Bg4 to stop all of the pawns would have been a better choice.

The objective blunder was playing f6 -- after this, White's attack is irresistible.

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  Domdaniel: <offramp> -- <Tomorrow, poppies> -- as in the games of Poppy Aarons -- P J Aarons vs Plachetka, 1965 ... ?
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  cormier: 1) +0.18 (35 ply) 3...e5 4.c3 d5 5.dxe5 Nxe4 6.Nf3 Nc5 7.Bc2 Bg4 8.O-O Nc6 9.Qe2 Qd7 10.b4 Ne6 11.Nbd2 O-O-O 12.b5 Na5 13.Rd1 Bh5 14.Nb3 Nc4 15.a4 Bg6 16.Bd3 Bxd3 17.Rxd3 Kb8 18.Be3 Be7 19.h3 f6 20.Rad1 Nxe5 21.Nxe5 fxe5 22.Rxd5

2) +0.37 (34 ply) 3...Nc6 4.c3 e5 5.d5 Ne7 6.Nf3 Ng6 7.h3 Be7 8.c4 Nh5 9.Be3 O-O 10.Nc3 Bd7 11.Bf1 Nf6 12.Be2 c6 13.O-O Nh5 14.dxc6 Bxc6 15.Bd3 Nhf4 16.Nd5 Bd7 17.Qc2 Rc8 18.Bxa7 Nh4 19.Nxh4 Bxh4 20.Nxf4 exf4

3) +0.39 (34 ply) 3...Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.c3 d5 6.Qe2 Qe7 7.dxe5 Nxe5 8.Nxe5 Qxe5 9.f4 Qh5 10.Qxh5 Nxh5 11.e5 Bc5 12.f5 g6 13.g4 Ng7 14.Bh6 Rg8 15.Rf1 gxf5 16.gxf5 Nh5 17.Nd2 Rg2 18.Nb3 Bb6 19.O-O-O Rxh2 20.Nd4 Ng3 21.Rg1 Bxd4 22.cxd4 Ne2+ 23.Bxe2 Rxe2 24.Rg8+ Kd7 25.Bf4

60.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

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  cormier: 1) +0.28 (27 ply) 4.c4 Bg7 5.Ne2 O-O 6.Nbc3 Nc6 7.O-O e5 8.d5 Nd4 9.Be3 Ng4 10.Bd2 f5 11.h3 Nf6 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.Bg5 Qd7 14.Nxd4 exd4 15.Nb5 Nh5 16.Be2 d3 17.Bxd3 Bxd3 18.Qxd3 Nf4 19.Qg3 Be5 20.Bxf4

2) +0.22 (27 ply) 4.c3 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O Nbd7 7.h3 e5 8.Bc2 Re8 9.Re1 c5 10.d5 b5 11.Nbd2 Nb6 12.a4 bxa4 13.Bxa4 Nxa4 14.Rxa4 a5 15.b3 Ba6 16.Bb2 Nd7 17.Ra1 Nf6 18.c4 Rb8 19.Kh1

3) +0.19 (27 ply) 4.Nf3 Bg7

5.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8

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  Breunor: Stockfish indicates that black goes wrong with 17 ...Qd8. It rates 17 ...Nb6 as -1.79 but 17 ...Qd8 as +1.94, more than a 3.5 value swing.

Interesting, it looks like the idea on keeping the queen at a5 is to play Bb5 and then invade d3; with the black queen on a5, the white queen on d2 is pinned and can't defend the square (d3).

This looks pretty subtle to me!

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Analysis by Houdini 4

4...Nc6 5.c3
= (0.14 --) Depth: 17


4...c5 5.dxc5 Qa5+ 6.Nc3 Qxc5 7.Qf3 Nc6 8.h3 Bg7 9.Be3 Qa5 10.Nge2 Nb4 11.0-0 0-0 12.f5 Bd7 13.a3 Nxd3 14.cxd3 gxf5 15.exf5 Bc6 16.Qf2 Rfc8 17.Rac1 Nd5 18.Bd4 Nxc3 19.Bxc3 = (0.19) Depth: 23

4...e5 5.fxe5 dxe5 6.dxe5 Ng4 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Be2 Nxe5 10.Nc3 Kc7 11.Nf3 Nxf3+ 12.gxf3 Be6 13.Bf4+ Bd6 14.Bxd6+ Kxd6 15.0-0-0+ Kc7 16.b3 Nd7 17.Kb2 Rad8 18.Rhg1 Rhe8 19.h4 f5 20.h5 fxe4 21.fxe4 Ne5 22.hxg6 Rxd1 23.Nxd1 hxg6 24.Rg5 Kd6 25.Ne3 b5 = (0.08) Depth: 24

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro

4...e5 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.0-0 a6 9.Kh1 Qd6 10.fxe5 Nxe5 11.Be2 Nxf3 12.Bxf3 Qxd1 13.Rxd1 Be6 14.Bg5 Nd7 15.Nd5 Bd6 16.Nf6+ Nxf6 17.Bxf6 0-0 18.e5 Bc5 19.g4 c6 20.Kg2 Rfe8 21.b3 a5 22.h3 a4 23.Kg3 + = (0.30) Depth: 28

4...c5 5.dxc5 Qa5+ 6.Nc3 Qxc5 7.h3 Bg7 8.Qf3 0-0 9.Be3 Qc7 10.0-0-0 Nc6 11.Kb1 Nb4 12.Nge2 Nxd3 13.cxd3 Qd7 14.g4 b5 15.g5 Ne8 16.f5 b4 17.Nd5 e6 18.f6 exd5 19.fxg7 Nxg7 20.Bd4 Qe7 21.Bf6 dxe4 22.dxe4 Qc7 23.Rd4 Ne8 24.Rc1 Qb7 25.Qb3 = (0.19) Depth: 30

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  kevin86: Industry over agriculture (Coal over tulips)
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