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|Feb-25-08|| ||DarthStapler: Got it pretty easily|
|Feb-25-08|| ||johnlspouge: <<PinnedPiece> wrote: <johnlspouge: I have informed CG that possibly Sergei Karjakin is a variant transliteration of Sergey Karjakin.> See the Sergei player entry. They seem to know what they are doing. (Different players)>|
|Feb-25-08|| ||mikejaqua: I saw this one in 0.00015 microseconds. Spent a few full seconds double checking. Then posted this in another 0.5 minutes. |
Always wanted to do a post like that.
|Feb-25-08|| ||jon01: OK, as I can see some of you are still confused.
I am an Estonian and I know both players: Sergei Karjakin and Tauno Metsalu. Karjakin is a chess trainer in one local chess club. He does not have any connection or relation to GM Sergey Karjakin.
|Feb-25-08|| ||s.ahmed: <mikejaqua>: same here..|
|Feb-25-08|| ||TrueBlue: well, I don't know the terminology and I have no idea what an Anastasia's mate is. Of course, this wouldn't stop me from mating in two :)|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Harvestman: This is a pattern that I seem to struggle to see. Took me a while to find it here.|
I'm better at seeing it since I agreed a draw in a position like the one in the problem, except with a black rook on f8 instead of f7. I took a draw by repetition, instead of finding the mate. Mind you, I was a piece down at the time :-)
|Feb-25-08|| ||nateinstein: I met up with the guy that played the white pieces once. He asked if I could give him a ride to a tournament we were both participating in. I had to stop at a store along the way, and when I came out, he took my car! I should have paid more attention to his last name I guess.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||sotoohy: This pretty mating pattern is worth learning since it does come up in practice. Two examples are Kramnik-Anand in WC New Mexico last year (where it was a threatened by black) and Gelfand-Kasimzhanov in the qualifiers to New Mexico where the threat allowed Kasim a very clever save. Another example occured in one of my more pleasant internet blitz encounters, although this is arguably less significant than the other two examples :)|
|Feb-25-08|| ||wals: Noting think: being free of mind-altering substances I will now look at the board.
26.Re6 ...Qg1+ 27.Bc1 . no must be better than that
26.Ng6+ ...Kg8 27.Ne7+ s'thing better than that
26.Qxh7+ ...Kxh7 27.Rd3-h3# by george that's it
Hallelujah or word to that effect
brain score L 0.75 R 0.25
|Feb-25-08|| ||D.Observer: Surprised by the solution. I thought of 26. Ng6+, but the correct line was 26. Qxh7+ Kxh7 27. Rh3#.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Madman99X: I solved it in about 5 seconds, This is similar to the mating where a bishop sits perched on f7 ready to stop the black king's escape whilst the white queen sits on the h-file and a mobile rook sits somewhere on the third rank ready to administer the coup de grace.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Terry McCracken: Deja vu...I've played this mate more times than I can remember during blitz games...and CG has returned to the old format, which of course is "Old Hat":)|
|Feb-25-08|| ||egilarne: Another example of Anastasias mate in one of Magnus Carlsen's more famous games:
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003|
|Feb-25-08|| ||uuft: Oh yeah!|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Aurora: Elementary!|
|Feb-25-08|| ||eternaloptimist: First I looked @ ♘g6+, taking advantage of the pin on the h-file, but I couldn't find a follow-up. Then a few minutes later I looked @ ♕xh7+. Obviously ♔xh7 is forced. Then ♖h3#.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||just a kid: Qxh7+ was so easy!|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Steve Case: Ba da Bing!|
|Feb-25-08|| ||Tactic101: Didn't get the chance to answer for so long since the front page was screwed up. Saw it in a snap. Mating patterns help out a lot.|
|Feb-25-08|| ||HeMateMe: tactics 101.
the monday puzzle is the "feel good" puzzle, sort of like the Monday crossword puzzle in the New York Times, before you get bamboozled later in the week.
|Feb-26-08|| ||TheaN: 1/1
Anastasia with 26.Qxh7+ Kxh7 27.Rh3#.
|Jul-14-08|| ||notyetagm: <xrt999: thanks <notyetagm>, your comments really helped me to understand and grasp the complex intricacies of 26.Qxh7+|
It wasnt sinking in until I read your post over and over several times.>
You are welcome.
|Apr-28-11|| ||iking: 26.?
click for larger view
wonderful Anastasia Mate!
|Jan-19-14|| ||Nightsurfer: The <MATE of ANASTASIA> has been the final motive of the games as follows too: D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 and J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 and T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 - the beautiful, but dangerous <Anastasia> will live forever ... OTB!|
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