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Boris Gelfand vs Vladimir Kramnik
"Vlad to the Bone" (game of the day Nov-06-2005)
European Club Cup (1996), Berlin GER, rd 2, Sep-06
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45)  ·  0-1
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Oct-26-15
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  gawain: I was thinking it was White to move, which was silly. With Black to move it is a Very Monday mate in two, 28... Qa2+. 29 Rxa2 Rb1#
Oct-26-15  Sularus: queen sac, then rook mates.
gotta love moral booster mondays :)
1/1
Oct-26-15
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  Tiggler: <sergeidave: <Hector Muloy: I think that 19)Qxb5 was not a good idea. What do you think?> Are there any other alternatives? I think at that point White is under considerable trouble already. :)>

I think 19 Qxb5 was OK and white's big problems did not start until 21. Ka2? After 21. Ka1, Houdini thinks that white is no worse.

Oct-26-15  Sularus: <fetonzio: lol vlad to the bone, awful>

they used it :D

Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Psst! Hey you Rook! Yes you on b2, blocking my Rook's access to b1. Get away from there and come here now ( 28...Qa2+ 29. Rxa2 Rb1#).

Now there's a combined decoy and deflection combination, solving our Monday puzzle.

Oct-26-15
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  lost in space: I love Mondays!

28...Qa2+ 29. Rxa2 Rb1#

Oct-26-15  stst: Q-sac Monday:
28..........Qa2+
29.RxQ Rb1# supported by N@c3
Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <28...Qa2+> ends it
Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Deep Fritz 14 indicates White made a mistake with 21 Ka2?, allowing 21...Rfb8 (-1.02 @ 20 depth).

Instead 21. Ka1 c4 22. Rc1 N7b6 23. Qa6 Nc7 24. Qa5 Ncd5 25. Ne5 = (+0.02 @ 24 depth) keeps it level.

Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  agb2002: I already knew this game...
Oct-26-15
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  whiteshark: Yeeehaaah!!!
Oct-26-15
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  TheFocus: Very nice. The Black Knight does double-duty!
Oct-26-15  gofer: I only saw <28 ... Qa2+ 19 Rxa2 Rb1#> after seeing that this is a Monday and the queen sacrifice is what we should be looking for and after looking at an alternative, which looks strong <28 ... Rxb2>, but it comes unstuck very quickly!

<28 ... Rxb2 29 Kxb2 Na4+ 30 Kc1 Nxc5 31 Nxe6 Nxe6>


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I think that perhaps black can hold white to a draw, but probably not, and certainly this is not Monday stuff...

Oct-26-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: Black is down bishop plus pawn, but has a quick forced mate: 28... Qh2+ 29.Rxh2 Rb1#. One of the first pattern checkmates that I like to show beginners is this simple, elegant checkmate, the Arabian
Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cheapo by the Dozen: It feels like we've seen this one before.

Presumably, there are a bunch of similar ones ...

Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: An Arabian queen sacrifice is followed by an Arabian Mate. Great Monday puzzle!
Oct-26-15  BOSTER: < teddyo: these machines just have no class>.

No, they have.
After 27... Rxb2 the only move vs mate is 28.Qc8, and white game is lost. It means that 27...was the beginning of the puzzle.

Oct-26-15
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  thegoodanarchist: < Penguincw: ... I believe it's called Arabian Mate>

After 9/11, Republicans in Congress tried to change it to "Freedom Mate"

Oct-26-15  PJs Studio: As Boris is busted I'm not surprised he didn't play the necessary 27.Bxc3. - Definitely so if this was a rapid game. But nothing works anyway.
Oct-26-15  starry2013: Back to a more normal queen sac checkmate Monday.
Oct-26-15  weary willy: <Dec-10-04 who: This would make a good puzzle. 26... black to play and win.> Stick around, kid ... let the idea mature
Oct-26-15  sfm: En extraordinarily pretty ending.
Oct-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
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Oct-26-15  Nullifidian: 28... ♕a2+ 29. ♖xa2 ♖b1#
Nov-15-16  NoTimeToCheck: 28. Qf8+ ??
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