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Victor Greenwalt vs Bill Wall
Dayton (1983), Dayton, OH USA
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation (E20)  ·  0-1


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May-28-12  gambler: Strange, I almost had my fingers on the queen to sac it. Then I figured out, that this is impossible.

So I went for Nxd4, which seems logical, but I thought maybe there is a better move. By best play, it should just be a quality exchange.

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  dzechiel: Black to move (7...?). Material even (no captures). "Very Easy."

How embarassing for Greenwalt. How bad a player do you have to be to overlook...


Threatening the queen with 8...Nxc2+, as well as the light square bishop. After

8 exd4 Bxg2

black is up a pawn, and cannot stop 9...Bxh1, going up at least an exchange on top of the pawn.

Time to check and see how long this game lasted.

May-28-12  sevenseaman: <SimonWebbsTiger> Frankly I am not sharp enough to see the point they all were chasing. But you got quite a marquee parade there. I cannot now honestly persist with my 'oversight' theory.

Amazing and enviable powers of recall!

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  whiteshark: <7... Nxd4> and that's it.

I love Mondays, as <lost in space> likes to say.

May-28-12  morfishine: <7...Nxd4> and Black as a forced mate in 18 moves
May-28-12  stacase: Discovered attacks are always fun.

That one was really easy, I saw it literally in a second or two.

May-28-12  sevenseaman: A Monday ought to remain a Monday. (Seeing how some of us love Mondays).

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Black to play.

May-28-12  LoveThatJoker: <7cman>

<1...Qf2+ 2. Kh1 Bf1!!>

(With the threat of either 3...Qxg2# or 3...Bxg2#)

<3. Rxf1>

(3. Rd2 Bxg2#; 3. Qd2 Bxg2#)

<3...Qxf1+ 4. Rxf1 Rxf1#>


May-28-12  sevenseaman: On the mark <LoveThatJoker>.

At times CT puzzles are fun but these are rarely too hard.

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White to play.

May-28-12  zb2cr: Saw this quickly. 7. ... Nxd4 wins material. If 8. exd4, or Queen moves, 8. ... Bxg2 and the White Rook at h1 is toast.
May-28-12  Hevelius: And so the Queen remains unscathed, in this Monday puzzle! Cheer up, crowned maid... it's all about grasping overwhelming material advantage, this time!
May-28-12  bachiller: 7cman,

1.- Qh6 (with the threat Qg7#)
1.- ..., Rg8 (forced)
2.- Re8, QxR (else, Qg7#)
3.- Qxf6+ and mate next move.

May-28-12  sevenseaman: <bachiller> Very nice and well integrated, comprehensively expressed solution.
May-28-12  Marmot PFL: Hard to understand why having played 6 e3 white doesn't follow with 7 Ne2, but in amateur chess the moves often have little logical connection with each other.
May-28-12  jhelix70: check out the other Wall vs. Greenwalt game from the same tournament...a 9 move loss in a king's gambit!
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  chrisowen: Eon light e3 haven? 0l og why it seem ok in chef cook up on to bb7

then qc2 in tear 7.nxd4 ment in glee it slide 8.exd4 bxg2 in chat up

queen wary it hope again!

May-28-12  dragon player: Monday, so a queen sac? Not this time:


what else?


and 9...Bxh1, winning material.

Time to check.


Indeed right, 7.Qc2 was quite a blunder, 7.Nf3 would have been a lot better.


May-28-12  Nullifidian: Black goes up a rook with 7... ♘xd4 8. ♙exd4 ♗xg2 followed by 9... ♗xh1.
May-28-12  MountainMatt: 7...Nxd4! And white, though it took him an extra move to realize, is in for an ultra-bummer.
May-28-12  lemaire90: 6. Nf3 instead of e3 looks natural and solid... avoiding this nonsense.
May-28-12  Patriot: After noticing the x-ray of the ls-bishop down to the loose g2 bishop and position of the white queen, <7...Nxd4> becomes obvious. There is no defense against losing a lot of material. <8.exd4 Bxg2> and the rook is lost as well.
May-28-12  Patriot: <sevenseaman> A lovely problem!

<1.Qh6> (About as strong of a threat as it gets!)

<1...Rg8 2.Re8!>

There is no good reply to this:

A) 2...Qxe8 3.Qxf6+ Rg7 4.Qxg7#

B) 2...Rxe8 3.Qg7#

C) 2...<Any move> 3.Qg7#, thanks to the pin.

That's a really nice one. This theme didn't jump right out.

May-28-12  mrbasso: A typical Bill Wall game..
There is hardly a player who has beaten more < 1000 opponents.
May-28-12  mohannagappan: 7. ...Nxd4 8.exd4 Bxg2 9. ..Bxh1 winning material
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  kevin86: Unusual Monday problem:white sacs knight to gain bishop and rook.
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