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Emil Joseph Diemer vs Zujus
GER (1948)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Ryder Gambit (D00)  ·  1-0


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May-14-04  notsodeepthought: I think 20 R:h6+ (i.e. one move earlier) wins too. Oh well, can't really argue with playing Bc2+ first.
May-14-04  sacanimal: The immediate 20...Rxh6 also mates.
May-14-04  mdorothy: I'm pretty sure it does too. Black has two choices:
20...Pxh6 21. Bc2+ with mate in 1.
20...Kxh6 21. Rh1+ (mate can be delayed by sacrifice of bishop and queen) 21...Kg6 22. Nf4#
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  crafty: 20. ♖xh6 ♔xh6 21. ♖h1+ ♗h3 22. ♖xh3+ ♕h4 23. ♖xh4+ ♔g6 24. ♘f4#   (eval Mat04; depth 8 ply; 10M nodes)
May-14-04  pawntificator: I got this one even before I looked at it. I'm a friggin genius. Anyone who had to look at the diagram to figure this one out is a 1200, and possibly even a patzer. 20. Qxc7 also wins by force.
May-14-04  Cerebrate2006: Well, I had to see what game it was before i could guess it, but this was a pretty simple puzzle for friday. I think pawntificator is a his rocker at the momment
May-14-04  ruylopez900: <pawntificator> Shades of FerociousBeast!!!!

I saw the first move, but theought Kh8 Rxh6++ was how it ended (nice little trick w/ the pinned pawn). I wonder If I could have seent his continuation after he made that unwanted move g6?

May-14-04  Hinchliffe: <ruylopez900> lol....
May-14-04  Whitehat1963: I got the first move pretty quickly, but really didn't see the rest without looking it over for a few minutes. I was somehow stumped by the possibility of Kh8. Nevertheless, surprisingly easy for a Friday. Was it yesterday or Wednesday that the continuation lasted about 15 to 20 moves? That should have been today's puzzle.
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  kevin86: Here's a moral:If you give up control of the h file AND the long diagonal AND allow other pieces into the fray-you need to buy a burial plot for your king!
May-14-04  jkiipli: I almost never see the solutions but this one I got quite quickly as well as the continuations
May-14-04  ungeneral: I thought 21. Qh5 will work just as well. All sorts of mate threatened, no way to defend. Next moves might be 21. Qh5 Rxf7 22. Qxh6+ kg8 23: Qh8#
or 21. Qh5 Qg5 22. Qxg5
or 21. Qh5 Kg7 22. Qxg6+ Kh8 23. Rxg6#
May-14-04  dac1990: <pawntificator> If you got it before you looked at the diagram, how do you know what the position is? Oh yes, I am also a "friggin genius" but only a 1300 USCF.
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  tpstar: <dac1990> He was joking. We just endured a flamethrower troll who belittled anyone struggling with the daily puzzle, but now the FurBall is strangely silent?! BTW, if you really want to push his buttons, challenge him to post the winning line after 20. Qxc7 for the rest of us!
May-14-04  dac1990: Ha! I will.

<pawntificator> What's the winning line after 20. Qxc7?

May-14-04  reinhart: I Like this Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. In
fact am practising it in my blitz games and 75% of my games were won games.
May-14-04  chessfected: 20.Qxc7 wins by force.......for Black:)
Nov-09-05  DeepBlade: The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is really fun to play, because it doesnt lead to a drawish position, but to vivid tactical positions. Its also fun because you move pieces around very often, and not concentrating on your pawn structure. The Ryder Gambit with Black Queen takes d4, is my fav to play, because now I can even develop more pieces,by threatning the Queen. And castling long is fun, and Rooks get a lot of open files, because of all the gambited pawns. Why dont you try it?

About the game 21. ...Kxh6 22.Rh1+ (...Bh3 23.Rxh3+ Qh4 24. Rxh4++)

Feb-24-06  lentil: 15. 16. Rxh7! with threat of Rh8+ mates
Apr-27-06  Chessography: 20. Qxc7 does not "win by force" or win at all.
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