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|Nov-11-05|| ||nfazli: I think this makes a good puzzle black to play ...16.|
|Nov-11-05|| ||aw1988: Wow, good find!|
|Nov-15-05|| ||mymt: <nfazil> I agree it would make a great puzzle. Wonder if Benzol or Richard Taylor could tell us any more about these players?|
|Nov-15-05|| ||Benzol: Can't tell you anything about Balk but the other player I believe is Richard James Barnes (1860 - 1929) who was five times New Zealand Champion. You can find him if you scroll down about half way on this page http://www.nzchess.co.nz/|
|Nov-15-05|| ||Benzol: Click on orange NZCF link on the left hand side and when you get to the new page click on NZ Titles link at the top of the page. You then scroll about half way down and you should find him in the NZ Championship titleholders.|
|Nov-15-05|| ||Benzol: Peter Stuart might have some idea about Balk.|
|Nov-15-05|| ||mymt: <Benzol> Thanks,are there anymore games available by any chance that you know of or maybe chessgames.com does?|
|Nov-15-05|| ||Benzol: You could try
to look at more games.
|Dec-31-05|| ||syracrophy: I wanna notice some points of this game:
8.Ba4?! <This move is out of the principal lines of the Two Knights Defense. The bishop on this square is not good. Correct was 8.Be2>
13.Be3 <This move's not bad, but correct was 13.Qf3>
16.c3?? <The decisive mistake. White was ok by playing the simple 16.Nxe4>
17.bxc3 <Moving into mate, but there's nothing better>
The rest was an awesome combination! One of the best "miniatures" I had ever seen!
|Jul-20-06|| ||uscstudent: I am sad. I was not able to find the solution.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||RandomVisitor: I was looking at 16...Nxf2 17.Kxf2 Rxe3 and:
A 18.Kxe3 Re8+
B 18.Re1 Rd3 19.Kg1 Nc4
C 18.Nd4 Rae8
|Jul-20-06|| ||dzechiel: A Boden's style mate! I should have seen it! I became convinced that the line started with 16...Nxf2 and 17...Rxe3. Nuts!|
|Jul-20-06|| ||dzechiel: <RandomVisitor> I was thinking 16...Nxf2 17 Kxf2 Rxe3 18 Kxe3 Bc5+ 19 Nd4 Qe5+. This looked so promising that I missed the obvious mating combination. <sigh>|
|Jul-20-06|| ||DWINS: <RandomVisitor> and <dzechiel>, I also concentrated on 16...Nxf2 and completely missed 16...Nxc3.|
After checking out the answer, I decided to put 16...Nxf2 into my computer (Junior6) and see what it said. Lo and behold, it wins also.
16...Nxf2 17.Kxf2 Rxe3 18.Kxe3 Re8+ 19.Kf2 Bc5+ 20.Nd4 Qf4+ and Junior tells me it is a mate in 9.
If 19.Ne4 then 19...Rxe4+ and White is toast.
|Jul-20-06|| ||RandomVisitor: 20-ply Rybka analysis:
1: Balk - Barnes, New Zealand - 1926
click for larger view
Analysis by Rybka 2.1 mp:
1. (-5.18): 16...Nxc3 17.Nb3 Nxd1 18.Kxd1 Rxe3 19.fxe3 Nc4 20.Kc1 Nb6 21.Nbd4 Nxa4 22.Nc2 Qb6 23.Rb1
2. (-2.29): 16...Nc5 17.Qc2 Nd3+ 18.Kd1 Rxe3 19.fxe3 Nf2+ 20.Kc1 Bd3 21.Re1 Bxc2 22.Kxc2 Bxh2 23.b4
3. (-1.85): 16...Nxd2 17.Kxd2 Bf4 18.Kc2 Bxe3 19.fxe3 Nc4 20.Kb1 Nxe3 21.Qd2 Nc4 22.Qd4 Re2 23.Bb3
4. (-1.73): 16...Ng3 17.Nd4 Nxh1 18.Qf3 Bxh2 19.0-0-0 Rxe3 20.fxe3 Ng3 21.N2b3 Rc8 22.Nxa5 Qxa5 23.Bxc6
5. (-1.64): 16...Nxf2 17.Kxf2 Rxe3 18.Re1 Rd3 19.Kg1 Nc4 20.Qc2 Nxd2 21.Nxd2 Bxh2+ 22.Kh1 Bg3 23.Nf3
|Jul-20-06|| ||chessmoron: I actually got the solution 16...Nxc3 but 17. Nf1 rather than 17. bxc3.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||pebble767: Very easy to see force move combinations =)|
|Jul-20-06|| ||mig55: I noticed the chance of mate on g3, and so i found it..I also got a line on Ng3...|
|Jul-20-06|| ||patzer2: Thanks <Chessgames.com> for giving us a break on today's puzzle with this not too difficult variation of Boden's mate, beginning with 16...Nxc3! |
As one famous American fast food restaurant advertises, http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/abou....
|Jul-20-06|| ||al wazir: My move was 16...Ng3. Instead of Rybka's line (see <RandomVisitor>'s post above) I had 17. Rg1 (if 17. hxg3 then 17...Rxe3+ 18. fxe3 Bxg3#) Ne2 18. Rh1 Rxe3 19. fxe3 Be3+ 20. hxe3 Qxe3+ 21. Kf1 Nxf4+, and black either mates on g2 or wins white's and then gives mate.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||patzer2: Speaking of "you deserve a break today" as an excuse for eating fatty food and sugar, it reminded me of the 1969 hit song "Sugar Sugar" at http://www.stinalisa.com/Sugar.html.|
Of course this and other U.S. fast food companies are now really trying to offer healthier food alternatives. So I don't want to be overly critical, but rather to remind chess fans of the importance of a healthy lifestyle (diet, rest, exercise) in pursuing their passion for the game.
P.S. Sorry if this is a little off topic.
|Jul-20-06|| ||Major Dude: Excellent puzzle. I missed it. I thought the move was knight sac on the f pawn.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: Oh, that was not good work from my part. I saw quickly that after 16...Nxf2 17.Kxf2 Rxe3 white cannot take the Rook for mating attack and so black gets huge advantage. But I completely forgot Lasker's advise not to stop the searching with finding of the first good move. There were plenty of better moves in fact.|
|Jul-20-06|| ||wolverine199: i didn't find this one :(|
|Jul-20-06|| ||percyblakeney: I immediately found the "solution" with Nxf2 and Rxe3, didn't look closer after that and totally missed the correct and pretty finish...|
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