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Yuri Rusakov vs Boris Verlinsky
Moskou (1947)
King Pawn Game: Macleod Attack (C20)  ·  0-1
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May-01-04  Lawrence: 8.♘xc3 and Rusakov would have been in the pink.
May-01-04  capanegra: It is obvious that Rusakov never expected 9Ö♕e7!! I read once that Verlinsky was called "the Russian Morphy". Donít know very much about this playerís career, but this game certainly certifies that statement.
Feb-18-05  fgh: A move like 9. ... Qe7!!!! just left me speachless.
Jan-31-06  Poisonpawns: I wish someone told me about this game!!9..Qe7!! belongs on my all time great move list! with 47..Bh3!! from Topalov-Shirov
Feb-10-06  Arpit Deliwala: i think 8.n takes c3 pawn was a better move for white. it avoids development of black.
Jun-30-06
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  Honza Cervenka: 8.exf6?? was a little bit naive fall in a beautiful trap. Was white really expecting that master Verlinsky blundered a piece missing 9.Qe2+? Nevertheless, 9...Qe7!! is a fantastic blow stinking by brimstone!:-D
Oct-20-06
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Got this one pretty quickly. Believe it or not, Black's killer tactic occurs in a few other openings, including the English. Unfortunately, I sold my chess library years ago, so I can't quote the exact game.
Oct-20-06  chessmoron: I got it and even got the brilliant move Qe7, too.
Oct-20-06
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  Infohunter: I missed the challenge of solving this one, since I've seen it before. That was in Irving Chernev's _1000 Best Short Games of Chess_, as Game #60. But it was still fun to play through it again.
Oct-20-06
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  dzechiel: I can only take half credit here. I saw that the pawn capture on b2 was required, but didn't consider the ...Qe7 move. Great stuff!
Oct-20-06
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  cu8sfan: How did you guys get this? It says Black to play 8... but the position I see on the front page is the one after 7.dxc3. <chessgames.com> please fix it before thousands of cg.com users are racking their brains over it.
Oct-20-06  DWINS: White is certainly lost, but it looks like he can gain back the piece.

After 11.Qxb2 Bxb2 12.Na3 Bxa1 13.Nb5 Kxe7 14.Nxc7 Rb8 15.Nd5+ Ke6 16.Bxb8 Kxd5, White is two pawns down but he might want to play on a little while. After all it is only move 17. Your opponent might make a mistake. Most likely he didn't see this line. Fortunately, we have access to our little silicon monsters!

Oct-20-06
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  khense: I determined that cxb2 HAD to be the move. However I did NOT see Qe2!! Most depressing of all - Jester Chess would have found it (but not in advance).
Oct-20-06  LivBlockade: After 8...cxb2; 9. ♕e2+, Black is committed to 9....♕e7 or else White can play ♕xb2. However, I missed Black's 10...♗g7, which seems clearer than 10...bxa1=♕; 11. exf8=♕+ ♔xf8; but even here Black has a Rook and 3 pawns for 2 pieces.
Oct-20-06
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  al wazir: <dzechiel: I can only take half credit here. I saw that the pawn capture on b2 was required>

Hey, I saw that too, but I'm not giving myself half credit. 9...Qe7 was the whole point. No other move ensures a win for black.

Oct-20-06  JohnBoy: <dzechiel, al wazir> - beg to differ. ...Bg7 was the whole point. I missed it and would have lost the game as black. Great trap!
Oct-20-06
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  OhioChessFan: I knew this move from Krabbe's 110 Greatest Moves of All Time. It's just unbelievable.
Oct-20-06  mig55: I found it
Oct-20-06  Manic: I got Qe7 but i too missed ...Bg7. Annoyed because I should've saw it.
Oct-20-06  JohnBoy: Does not 9...Be7 also pick up the X? If white plays 10.Qxb2 Bxf6 skewers the rook. 10.fe7 Qxe7 and white comes out a Q down. Probably 10.Be5 is the right answer - it looks like 10...Nxe5 11.Qxb2 Bxf6 is just fine for black.
Oct-20-06  ganesh957: Short, forced and efficient.

I just wanted to add that all of those who haven't seen Qe7+ have of course failed to solve the puzzle since none of the other moves can force the win.

(Be7 Qxb2 Bxf6 Nc3 is not so bad but must be about equal)

Oct-20-06  melianis: easy...
Oct-20-06  jahhaj: Couldn't really be anything else.

Like many others I saw 9...Qe7 but missed 10...Bg7. Does that count? In this case I think so.

<JohnBoy> 9...Be7 10.Qxb2 Bxf6 11.Nc3 and White is a piece for three pawns.

Oct-20-06  ReikiMaster: easiest of the week - once you expect a puzzle!
Oct-20-06  greensfield: Great, I got a Friday one. I think because it was a puzzle you knew a solution was in there, and as there were only two variations to consider on the key moves ...9 & ...10 it was easy to fathom out.
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