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Dusan Trifunovic vs Hans-Uwe Kock
Feffernitz (2001), Feffernitz AUT, rd 4, Aug-21
Indian Game: General (A45)  ·  1-0


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  Phony Benoni:

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Obviously one for Queen Sac Monday.

Black had just countered White's threatened discovered check with <40...Rb4>, attacking the queen. Unconcerned, White followed <41.Rxh6>, ready to answer 41...Rxc4 with 42.Rh8+ Kf7 43.R1h7+ Kf6 44.g5#.

Not having been born yesterday, Black played <41...Qd7+>, which looked like a definite quandaryer:

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Now 42.Kc2 Qd2# is not good for White, while other king moves allow 43...Qd2+ followed by 44...Qxh6 and most of Black's worries are over. That leaves the clever 42.Nd4+, but after 42...Rxc4 White's mating threat is gone and he can do no better than recover the queen.

But White had another Monday Move up his sleeve: <42.Qd5!>

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Yikes! 42...cxd5 allows the original mate, and 42...Qxd5+ 43.exd5 forces Black to give up the ♖a8 to escape. With nothing better to do, he respoonded <42...Rd4+> and White, no doubt with a bored look on his face, played <43.Qxd4!>. At this point Black had nothing left than to go for moral victories with <43...exd4>, even though it allowed mate.

Yeah, just another Queen Sac Monday.

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