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|Jul-26-06|| ||Halldor: Got this surprisingly fast - I simply tried to find a square for the bishop where White would win material (presumably with a double threat), and 33.e4 did the trick threatening mate and attacking all the black pieces. When I saw that neither x nor the xf2+ fork would be a problem for White I checked the solution.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||rochade18: I've never seen a game with six pieces hanging after one key move... relley amazing that picture|
|Jul-26-06|| ||Wilson H. L.: Took me 20 seconds to find it. The move is strong, and there's no way for black to escape.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||awfulhangover: This must be an easy Wednesday puzzle, Took me a few seconds, and I guess I wasn't lucky! But the move is cute.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||jmuller: jmuller: <MaxxLange: weak back rank, double threat, discovered attack>|
Hey Max! :-)
I recently changed my approach to trying to solve these puzzles. I used to just look for checks and captures, strong forcing moves. Now, however, I look first for loose pieces and potential tactics like back rank mate, discovered attack, etc. I think this new approach gets me farther into the week on the puzzle of the day. I also think it will help me recognize tactical opportunities in my games.
|Jul-26-06|| ||artemis: rochade18: perhaps you have not seen this game:
Mikhail Tal vs Hans-Joachim Hecht
While it is true that there are only three white pieces hanging, this is after he has already sacrificed his queen. The point of his manuevers here was simply to saddle black with 6(!) isolated pawns.
After the game, Tal said something to the effect of "While three of my pieces may have been hanging, black cannot take them all with only one move."
|Jul-26-06|| ||Richerby: <artemis> I think Kasparov attributes an almost identical quote to Petrosian from one of his games against Spassky. Or perhaps he just uses the idiom. I'll have a look tonight if I remember.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||ReikiMaster: Very elegant indeed but still easiest of the week, I think.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||Castle In The Sky: This was a Monday level puzzle as the only piece which is dynamic is the bishop.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||Whitehat1963: I stared and stared at Monday's and Tuesday's puzzles, but this one came to me pretty easily.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||WarmasterKron: This was fairly obvious, but only because 33.Be4 is incredibly strong.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||wgb: Found this one pretty fast.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||gawain: After a long break this was a nice one to come back to. Quick to solve, as most back-rank mate puzzles seem to be (for me, anyway) but a lovely final position with all those pieces hanging. Thanks.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||Fezzik: Phew!
When I saw the players listed, I girded myself for a Sunday-type of analysis. After getting over the shock, I realised that the solution was indeed easy.
Of course, getting to that position....
I forget who said of Alekhine's attacks that he could finish the attacks. Alekhine's genius was creating the positions from which to attack in the first place. (Was it Rudolph Spielman?) The same could be said of today's grandmasters.
|Jul-26-06|| ||kevin86: Pretty easy! White suddenly attacks three pieces with three different pieces and black is lost! Strange: all three attacking pieces are also subject to capture but each is taboo.|
33...xa7 34 xb8#
33...xb5 34 a8+ and mate in two more moves
33...xe4 34 xb8+ h7 35 xf7 and white is up two pawns and the exchange.
|Jul-26-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Missed this one, but that's probably because I've been away for a week (hence out of shape) and I've missed this week's theme!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||drnooo: Perhaps somebody here knows the game better than I: Capablanca played somebody in a position very similar to this with a long lead up to the final whammo, very famous game along the lines of Ill never forget whatshisname. Someday somebody is going to collect a book of stuff like this of very very similar middlegame and endgame positions with the killer move. But the Capa game escapes me.|
|Jul-26-06|| ||Kelvieto: Found it in under ten seconds!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||R00K33: I admit 33.Be4 is sweet but why is it over??
What about 33...Nxf2+ 34.Kg2 Rbe8
|Jul-26-06|| ||artemis: ROOK33:35.Rxe7 Rxe7 36. Rb8+ Re8 37. Rxe8#|
|Jul-26-06|| ||zb2cr: Funnily enough, saw this one almost right away; it was under 10 seconds. Prepared for a much harder struggle, but no--33. Be4 does the trick all around. |
Who cares how many pieces are hanging, if you're threatening mate?
|Jul-26-06|| ||KampongBoy: I agree, an easy one...or we are all more brilliant than we realize!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||JohnBoy: (1) I don't care if their games are 40/150 or blindfold - the games are all hard fought and high quality. Great battle!|
(2) I think black would have done better with 23...Be4 rather than ...Bf6.it does not give white such easy access to the pair of q-side passers.
|Jul-27-06|| ||Richerby: The Kasparov quote I mentioned earlier was on the game Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (round 12 of their World Championship match). In the position |
click for larger view
White has just played 31.d2-f3!! and Kasparov says,
``Placing a third piece en prise! It is clear that with the
disappearance of the g7-bishop, the black king has suddenly become
`` `Petrosian rightly considered that, firstly, the bishops had
nowhere to go, and secondly, with two arbiters watching, in one move
Spassky would be unable to capture all three pieces simultaneously.
Those who were happy were the spectators. The auditorium began
buzzing like an animated beehive.' (Bronstein)'' -- Kasparov, <On My
Great Predecessors>, Volume 3, page 77.
I guess Bronstein was probably aware of Tal's comment after Tal vs Hecht, 1962, played four years before the Petrosian-Spassky game.
|Aug-05-06|| ||patzer2: Topalov's neat discovered attack with 33. Be4! decisively unravels the fragile Black position, taking advantage of the weakened back rank and the unprotected Black pieces.|
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