|Apr-14-04|| ||ArchBishop: Isn't 30.Rc8+ the same as doing this? |
|Apr-14-04|| ||TrueFiendish: Yes, but he couldn't do it both ways and so chose this one. |
|Apr-14-04|| ||chessfected: 30. Rxc8 + followed by 31. Rh8+ should win as well.
Perhaps 29...Bxh3 instead of 29...Rxf4 would have been better; for instance, 30. gf+ Kxf7 31. Qxh3 exd4 or 30 Qxh3 Rxf4
White still has a very strong attacking position though and the black king's like a babe in the woods...
|Apr-14-04|| ||sacanimal: This puzzle illustrates the difference between human thinking (this human's, at least) and computer "thinking." Fritz or Crafty would no doubt just power thru this one in no time at all. I had to work it out in two "waves" of thinking. First I got fairly quickly to 33. Qxc8+ (standard rook sacs). But then I realized Black could interpose w/ Rf8, so on my second "wave" of thought I had to see that Qe6+ could be played to turn Qh3 into a tempo-gaining check, and that was it. |
|Apr-14-04|| ||sacanimal: 29...Rc7 seems to be worth looking at. After 30. RxR, Qd1+ looks strong, maybe drawing? |
|Apr-14-04|| ||crafty: 29...xh3 30. xh3 f8 31. h8+ e7 32. h4+ f6 33. fxe5 (eval 9.18; depth 12 ply; 750M nodes)|
|Apr-14-04|| ||Minor Piece Activity: Hehe, I tried 31. Qh3+. Ooops. =D |
|Apr-14-04|| ||crafty: 29...c7 30. xc7 xh3 31. xh3 d1+ 32. g2 d2+ 33. f1 = (eval 0.00; depth 14 ply; 750M nodes)|
|Apr-14-04|| ||Chizoad: Does the king hunt that results from 30. Qxe5 Bxh3 31. Qxd5+ Kf8 32. Qxa8+ Ke7 go anywhere? As far as I can tell it doesn't anytime soon, but maybe crafty can find a forcing line. |
|Apr-14-04|| ||chessfected: If 30. Qxe5 is answered by 30....Rxd4 then 31. Rxc8+ Rxc8 32. Qe6+ settles matters; and Of course not 30...Qxd4 31. Qe8+ Rf8 32. Rh8+!
The position is a nest of mating possibilities... |
|Apr-14-04|| ||FlippinUseless: Isn't 30. Rxc8+ better? If 30. Rh8+ Kxh8 31. Rxc8+ Qe8 White has unnecessarily given up a rook first |
|Apr-14-04|| ||cydmd: I think 30. Rh8+ Kxh8 31 Rxc8+ Rxc8 and 30. Rxc8+ Rxc8 31. Rh8+ Kxh8 are equivalent sequences because black moves are forced. These sequences could be slightly changed if you cover Rxc8+ with Qe8. Then, 30. Rh8+ Kxh8 31. Rxc8+ Qe8 32. Qh4+ Kg8 33. Qh7+ Kf8 34. Qh8+ Ke7 35. Qxe8+ and 30. Rxc8+ Qe8 31. Rh8+ Kxh8 32. Qh4+ Kg8 33. Qh7+ ... . As you can see the outcome is the same. |
|Apr-14-04|| ||karlzen: <chessfected>, 29...Bxh3 30.Qxh3 Rxf4 31.Rc8+ is the same thing as the game.|
<Chizoad>, 30.Qxe5 Bxh3 31.Qxd5+ Kf8 32.Qxa8? Ke7? 33.Re1+ and white wins. Instead 32...Qe8 wins.
<FlippinUseless>, it should lead to the same thing, Rh8+ perhaps more beautiful though. 30.Rxc8 Qe8 31.Rh8+ Kxh8 leads to your line (30.Rh8+ Kxh8 31.Qxc8 Qe8): 32.Qh3+ Rh4 33.Qxh4+ Kg8 34.Ne6! with mate in one.
29...Rc7 draws and so does 29.Rh8+ as well as 29.Qe5 Bd7 probably. 18...Bd7 was wiser I believe.
White did not excell in the opening phase, but of course, considering this was back in '11. 6.dxc5 or Bg5!? is more interesting and definitely better. 11.Qf4? Ndxe5! is a nice point: 12.Nxe5 Nxd4 13.Nxd4 Bd6 14.Ndf3 Qa5+ (f6) and Qxb5 or 13.Qd4 Bc5 14.Qc3 d4 15.Qg3 Bd6 16.f4 Qa5+ but white has similar compensation to the game after 17.c3 Qxb5 18.Nxd4 Qxb2 19.0-0 so 11...a6 is safer.
|Apr-14-04|| ||kevin86: White must play his pieces in the proper order-If black plays 31...e8,white must first play h3-h7,h8,xe8-if he plays 32xe8 first-he will have to contend with black's queen rook. |
|Apr-14-04|| ||PAWNTOEFOUR: just sittin down,the first thing i noticed was rxc8 check...ah,well,nice combination,tho...one well worth remembering,too |
|Apr-14-04|| ||jaime gallegos: you need to play e-x-a-c-t-l-y this combo ! great .... |
|Apr-15-04|| ||alphee: not too dificult his one. Stangely enough I started with 30. xc8+ xC8 and almost immediately switched to 30.h8+ xh8 31.h3+ g8 32.xc8+ ... and the following that seemed obvious. It is only at the end that I realised that the first try worked as well but I couldn't see it! |
|May-19-04|| ||marekg248: I must confess, I haven't seen 34.Qe6+ at all. Great in between move! |
|Aug-19-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 30 Rh8+!|
|Jan-31-10|| ||alfiepa2002: G Benini was the father of Clarice Benini