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Ronald Augustus Slade vs David Vincent Hooper
"The Slade Wiped Clean" (game of the day Nov-27-2017)
WECU Bristol (1947), Bristol ENG, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Modern Variation General (B83)  ·  0-1


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Jun-25-07  arunjangity: this took me forever! i saw the smothered mate but couldn't figure out how to get rid of the white queen. finally saw it after a long think.
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  patzer2: For today's puzzle solution, 30...Qxh2+! decoys the guarding Black Queen to permit the smothered mate 31...Nf2#.
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  fm avari viraf: As I was looking up the possibilities of giving up the Queen for 2 Rooks, I suddenly spotted 30...Qxh2+ & mates next move with Nf2# !
Jun-25-07  Kool Knight: Easiest one yet
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  ajile: duh


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  unclewalter: i had to play through the game to figure out how the N ended up on g2. i guess he was planning to go to f3 and just never got around to it. hard to believe this position happened in a real game.
Jun-25-07  outplayer: I was astonished when I discovered it was black's turn.
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  weisyschwarz: I am ashamed it took me 45 seconds to figure it out. I will never be good in blitz.
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  mkrk17: Dear,

I login from India. When i come to office ( 8 am Indian Time (GMT + 0530hrs)), i usually need to wait for around 2 hrs to see the puzzle for the current day.

Can you pls let us know what is the exact time that you change the puzzle.. ?

A chess fanatic

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  WannaBe: <mkrk17> It changes Midnight Eastern Time, (or about right now...)
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  Phony Benoni: The mating idea is similar to Najdorf vs NN, 1942
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  Infohunter: The finish is simple but elegant.
Nov-27-17  SeanAzarin: Lovely smothered mate.
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  ajk68: 25. Re3? is the mistake. White needed to get some scope for his bishop by opening up the center - c4.
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  ajk68: If white wanted an attack on the kingside, 21. g4 would have been interesting.
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  thegoodanarchist: Reminds me of the smothered mate that GM Edmar Mednis dropped on me during a simul
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  thegoodanarchist: Mr Hooper drives the boat, Chief
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  kevin86: Smothered Mate!
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  ajk68: Checking out my 21. g4 line with Stockfish 8, it seems to like it.

1) +1.05 (32 ply) 21...Nc6 22.Qg3 d4 23.h4 Qd7 24.h5 Nc7 25.g5 Nd5 26.Qh3 Ne3 27.Rf2 Nf5 28.Rh2 Bc5 29.Be4 Qe7 30.Rf1 Rc7 31.b4 Bb6 32.Nc1 Kf8 33.Nd3 a5 34.Rc1 Rdd7 35.Qf3 Nd8 36.bxa5 Bxa5 37.Rg1 Kg8 38.hxg6 fxg6

2) +1.14 (31 ply) 21...d4 22.Nxd4 Bc5 23.Qe4 Qb7 24.Ne2 Qxe4+ 25.Bxe4 Rd2 26.Ng3 Bd4 27.Bxd4 Rxd4 28.g5 Rcd8 29.Rce1 Ng7 30.Rf3 Rc8 31.Rd3 Rxd3 32.Bxd3 Nf5 33.Kg2 Nc6 34.Nxf5 exf5 35.Rd1 Nd4 36.c4 Kg7 37.Kg3 Kg8 38.cxb5 axb5 39.h3

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  Domdaniel: Slade Wiped clean, eh? Must have been after a particularly messy "Cum on Feel the Noize" ...

Merry Xmas Everybody.

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  Domdaniel: <mkrk17> - I don't know the exact answer to your query about the time new games are posted -- but I know that Chessgames don't always follow the posts on a page like this.

You may be better off posing the question at User:

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  jimx: I somehow knew that the dubious 8.Kh1 would be white's downfall, but I did not foresee how concisely!
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  Willber G: <Domdaniel: <mkrk17> - I don't know the exact answer to your query about the time new games are posted -- but I know that Chessgames don't always follow the posts on a page like this.>

He might have figured it out in the past 10 years. ;)

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  ajk68: I have backed up a move from my previous analysis of 21. g4. Asking Stockfish 8 what line it would choose for white's move 21? It also picks g4.

1) +0.90 (34 ply) 20.g4 d4 21.Be4 Bc5 22.Qg3 Nc6 23.Rfd1 a5 24.Qf3 Qb6 25.Rd3 Rc7 26.Qg2 b4 27.a4 f6 28.Bxc6 Rxc6 29.Nxd4 Rcc8 30.Nb5 Be3 31.Rf1 Rxd3 32.cxd3 fxe5 33.fxe5 Qc6 34.Bd4 Bg5 35.Na7 Qxg2+ 36.Kxg2 Rc2+ 37.Rf2 Rxf2+ 38.Kxf2

2) +0.89 (33 ply) 20.Ng1 Nc6 21.g4 d4 22.Nf3 Qd7 23.Rd1 Nc7 24.Be4 Nd5 25.Nxd4 Nxd4 26.Rxd4 Qa7 27.Qd2 Bc5 28.Rd3 Be3 29.Qe2 Bb6 30.h3 Qc7 31.Rdf3 Ba5 32.b4 Bb6 33.f5 Qc4 34.Qxc4 bxc4 35.Rd1 gxf5 36.gxf5 c3 37.Bc1

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  Domdaniel: <Willber G> - Oops. I misread the date. I thought the query was a recent one.

Thanks for putting me right. Aaargh.

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