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Grigory Yuryevich Serper vs Dean Ippolito
"Serper Sunday" (game of the day Feb-03-2008)
US Championship 2003 (2003), Seattle, WA USA, rd 5, Jan-13
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation (E38)  ·  1-0
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Oct-06-03  Phoenix: Kxh8 25.Qh2+ and mates
Nov-13-03  Jack21221: And after 25...Qh6? Sorry, I am too tired to try to figure it out at the moment.
Nov-13-03  zelmael: 25...Qh6 26.Qxh6+ Kg8 27.Qh7#
Nov-13-03  hickchess99: the g-pawn is pinned by the dark squared bishop on d4
Nov-13-03  Catholic Bishop: A good player always make use of his space advantage. But 19. 0-0-0 is taking it a bit too far.
Nov-13-03  Jack21221: Ha! So it is, hickchess, so it is. That is what I get for posting just before I got to bed.
Nov-13-03  Alchemist: I saw a similar puzzle once where both rooks were brought out with check and sacrificed in this fashion before the queen could be brought down the rank and up the file to deliver her mate.
Nov-13-03  EDDIE01: 24. bh7+ kh8 25.bg8+ kxb 26 qh7 and mate
Nov-13-03  hickchess99: <EDDIE01> the Queen is the wrong diagonal for that move
Nov-14-03  dr gogusetti n rao: <EDDIE01> 26.Qh7 isn't possible in this sequence since the Queen is still on the b2 square.
Feb-03-08  jakecoul: 24. ...Kxh8
25. Qh2 Qh6
26. Bxg7+ Kxg7
27. Rg1+ Kh8
28. Qxh6++
Feb-03-08
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  al wazir: <jakecoul: 24...Kxh8 25. Qh2+ Qh6> 26. Qxh6, with mate to follow (the ♙ on g7 is pinned).

If I had been playing black I would have tried 23...e2! If 23. Qxe2 or Bxe2, then 23...Qxg5+. If 23. Rxh6, then 23...exd1=Q+ 24. Kxe1 gxh6, followed by 25...f6, with a flicker of hope.

Feb-03-08  Manic: <al wazir> 23...e2 24.Rxh6 exd1=Q+ 25.Kxe1 gxh6 26.Bh7#

On another note, it's amazing how many people don't read the above kibitzing...

Feb-03-08  jovack: serper is the man, i love his games
his attacks come so swiftly and with such force that most opponents cannot recover
Feb-03-08  areknames: Beautiful, relentless and commanding attacking game by Serper. Well done!
Feb-03-08  Judah: Nice pun for today.
Feb-03-08
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  playground player: i can't wait till football is over, over, over!!!
Feb-03-08  D4n: This is a pretty good game...
Feb-03-08  apexin: 20.f4 must have come as a shock to Ippolito as well as the unexpected knight sacrifice on move 23.
Feb-03-08
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  al wazir: <Manic>: Oops. You're right.
Feb-04-08  teak poker: Maybe too many knight moves by Black?
Feb-04-08
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  kevin86: A great finish that will come with a big sweeping mate by the white queen. Almost looks like a Monday puzzle.
Feb-02-09  fref: Is it the first "game of the day" of chessgames?
Feb-02-09  number 23 NBer: No, they just only have them listed up to a year in the past on the page.
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