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|Jun-18-06|| ||dzechiel: Not even close. Great combination!|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Tariqov: <makaveli52>i don't think it's enough,There not much of an attack to the King ,and the Queen can easily run.Black has 4defenders in the kingside,the king is safe,the sacrife should not be enough.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Tariqov: sacrifice*|
|Jun-18-06|| ||makaveli52: <Tarigov> ur right, fritz gave it as -.8 or so at best|
|Jun-18-06|| ||United33: to be honest, this puzzle is very hard. U need to play a lot of blind chess to solve such a puzzle. U have to plan, calculate and remember at least 20 moves (10 yours, and 10 moves from your opponent) before u move your pieces,and those complicated positions are not easy to remember.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Demostenes: I found a different solution:
White could have trapped the black queen (Bg5 and Be2), but at first he has to get rid of the knight on e6 (the defender of the g5 sqare):
19.Nc7!? g5 (the only way to save the queen)
20.Nxa8 and white wins the rook.
I have to admit anyway that Kavalek's solution was much more forcing.
|Jun-18-06|| ||HelaNubo: To be honest, I saw (I never check OTB) all this until 20... g3, but I missed 21.Bc3 - however, the white's position at that point is perhaps so superior that giving back a piece must lead to white's victory. So I guess I got it.
<Demostenes: 19.Nc7!? g5 (the only way to save the queen)> I considered too that way to decoy the knight, but after 19...Ng4 black wins, and anyway Black could also take the knight by 19... Nxc7 20. Bg5 Bh6!.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I actually got it - and pretty quickly too. (Weird.) |
I just figured it was Sunday, and came up with the most outrageous sequence I could think of.
|Jun-18-06|| ||dakgootje: Came close, thats to say i did get the first 5 halfmoves, but only considered 21. ...Qh5, ...Qh3 and ...Qg4. Missed blacks defensive Bc3 and therefore missed the puzzle. Then again, for a sunday i was quite close.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||lentil: <demosthenes> unfortunately for your beautiful attempt, 19 Nc7? Nxc7! frees up an escape square for the Q 20 Bg5 Qg4! 21 Be2 Qe6 |
|Jun-18-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Missed it... :(
What's the purpose of 21...Bc3?
|Jun-18-06|| ||harcee sarmiento: 10... Nd4 is useless. 10... a6 is a must.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||harcee sarmiento: 12...Qh4? pawn grabbing with the Queen is a suicidal.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||al wazir: <Demostenes>: I also was sure that the point was to trap the ♕, but I tried a different approach: 19. Ne7+ Kh8 20. Nef5 gxf5 21. exf5, with the threat of 22. Rf4 if the ♘ on e6 moves, say, to c7. |
If the ♘ doesn't move, what does black do instead? I can't think of anything very useful. In that case I plan to play 22. fxe6, getting my piece back.
But the trouble with this line is that, although the ♕ is trapped, I can't see any way to win it. Maybe someone else can.
|Jun-18-06|| ||monad: Apparently this Lubomir was quite a character: Larry Evans wrote: <Gufeld's soccer team had beaten Kavalek's the day before, and Kavalek vowed to get revenge:>|
One way to win the Fifa world cup for some countries ;-)
Never even got a sniff of today's puzzle. Still wouldn't have seen 20.Nf5 and would not have been able to keep my hands off of 20.Nxf6+.
|Jun-18-06|| ||cu8sfan: <What's the purpose of 21...Bc3?> I think it's to clear the way for the retreat of the Black ♕.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Fezzik: I missed 21...Bc3. I got the idea of trapping the queen, but I would have been rattled by 21...Bc3. I think White's already winning there though.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Tariqov: <al wazir>19Ne7+Kh8 20Nef5gxf5 21.exf5 fails to Ng4.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||itz2000: I was trying to queen trap with Nf5 :S|
|Jun-18-06|| ||kevin86: I missed this by a mile-I tried Nc7,hoping for a queen trap after Nxc7.|
|Jun-18-06|| ||Shinidoki: Indeed. Nc7 was the Idea i had, followed by Bg5 and Be2....Pity it fails really.|
|Jun-19-06|| ||TrueBlue: 19 Nf5 also works!|
|Jun-22-06|| ||harce sarmiento: 19. Be2-Nxd5 20. Bg5-Bd4+, then white's attack is lost.|
|Jun-23-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: This is such a cool little problem, I have got to add it to my page.|
|Aug-09-11|| ||ColeTrane: I believe Kaval called that maneuver as soon as black put that knight on e8, interfering w/rook communications on move ...11. Decisive, imMEDIAte action . . . practically deMANDing that black push its pawn to f4, the knight sac comes and bishop4 rook trade are the particles of residue that dissolve in an afterthought . . . . 31 ...Re8?? ... a very deep read indeed.....|
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