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Kramer vs Ruster
"Cosmic Kramer" (game of the day Jan-16-2009)
Altheide (1926)
English Opening: Golombek Defense (A16)  ·  1-0


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  morfishine: After <20.Qh6> Black can only stare at the board...thats what I did


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  agb2002: The material is identical.

The white bishop is hanging.

The squares around the black king are insufficiently defended. This leads to play 20.Qh6 with several threats (Qxh7+, Rxg7, Qxf6):

A) 20... gxh6 21.Rg8+ Rxg8 22.Rxg8#.

B) 20... Rxe6 21.Qxg7#.

C) 20... Qxc3 (or 20... Bb6) 21.Qxh7+ Kxh7 22.Rh3#.

D) 20... g6 21.Rxg6 and mate in three.

E) 20... g5 21.Qxf6+ Rg7 22.Rxg5 Qf8 23.Rxg7 Qxf6 24.Rg8+ Rxg8 25.Rxg8#.

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  Lambda: There's a lovely, although unnecessary position after 20. Qh6 Rg8, before seeing that 21. Qxh7 was being threatened as well, I was thinking 21. Bxg8, but now can't black play 21... gxh6? No, after 22. Bb3 there's no defence against mate, the doubled pawns can't get out of the way fast enough:

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Aug-18-15  starry2013: I got this quicker than yesterdays
1. Qh6 2.gxh6 Rg8+ 3.Rxg8 Rxg8#

The pressure is obviously building up on g7.

The queen has to be taken otherwise

Qh6 Qxc3 2.Qxh7+ Kxh7 3.Rh3#

h7 is also weak.

I was wondering what was happening when after I'd worked this out the computer just grabbed a pawn with its queen, but I guess the position is so hopeless it couldn't really put up opposition.

Aug-18-15  stacase: It's a matter of blasting open the g column. Cost is not a factor (Queen sac) as results yield a loss for the opposition.
Aug-18-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: Material is even in this middle-game, but with opposite colored bishops, the side with the better bishop often has the much better game. In this case, white also has the much better rooks, which are doubled on a semi-open g-file. White can put them to immediate use:

20.Qh6! forces a quick mate.

A. 20... gxh6 21.Rg8+ Rxg8 22.Rxg8#

B. 20... Rxd6 21.Qxg7#

C. 20... g6 21.Rxg6 R7e8 22.Rg7 Qxf2+ 23.Kxf2 (any) 24.Qxh7#

D. 20... other (except spite checks Qe3+/Qf2+) 21.Qxh7+ Kxh7 22.Rh3#

Aug-18-15  M.Hassan: "Easy"
White to play 20.?
Dead even in forces.


A) 20.........gxh6
21.Rg8+ Rxg8

B) 20.........Rg8
21.Qxh7+ Kxh7

C) 20.........g6
21.Rxg6 Rxe6
And I can't think of any other variation

Aug-18-15  zb2cr: 20. Qh6! does it. If 20. ... g5; 21. Qxf6+, Rg7(forced); 22. Rxg5 and White's attack practically plays itself.
Aug-18-15  fporretto: I'm looking at 9...O-O and wondering what was going through Black's head. To protect the King Knight Pawn, he imperiled his King...?
Aug-18-15  Pedro Fernandez: I just was interested about the first move 20.Qh6 of the solution, which is easy and fast to find. Stockfish finds the solution immediately!
Aug-18-15  Pedro Fernandez: Stockfish indicates +M8.
Aug-18-15  YetAnotherAmateur: After 20. Qh6, black can't really wriggle out of trouble. About the longest defense I could find:

20. ... Qxc3
21. Rxg7 Qc2+
22. Ke3 Qc1+
23. Rxc1 Rxg7
24. Qxf6 Rg8
25. Rg1 Bd6
26. Bxg8 Kxg8
27. Qxg7#

Aug-18-15  BOSTER: <PB: I'm not impressed by the game>. I'm not impressed by the " pun".
This sitcom didn't run in 1926 year and before.
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  Marmot PFL: The puzzle could start on move 18. after the dubious 17...Bc7 white simply takes the knight and diverts the black queen.
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  chrisowen: Joust h6 belt in jammy heavens above mate in:

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  thegoodanarchist: Today's puzzle was so much easier than yesterday's that it looks like mixed up the Monday and Tuesday puzzles this week.
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  kevin86: The queen comes in with a thrust! White threatens mate in two and the queen is immune on penalty of yet another two move mate.
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  lost in space: 20. Qh6! And no defence
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  kevin86: Not only easier...but also employs a queen sac.
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  whiteshark: <20.Qh6!>, and that's it.

--> Game Collection: 000_-> Middlegames Opp col Bishops 2

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  whiteshark: Kramer's rulz
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  eternaloptimist: This puzzle is easy indeed. It didn't take me too long to solve it. Kramer whipped up a quick ♔side attack & got the job done w/ 20.♕h6.
Aug-18-15  Alex56171: <thegoodanarchist: Today's puzzle was so much easier than yesterday's that it looks like mixed up the Monday and Tuesday puzzles this week.>

The first move is, letīs say, intuitive on both cases, but today's puzzle has many more lines to analyze.

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  Bubo bubo: White exploits the superb position of his pieces and the poor position of the black pieces with 20.Qh6! Black must capture neither the queen (20...gxh6 21.Rg8+) nor the bishop (20...Rxe6 21.Qxg7#). Hence he can defend against the threat of 21.Qxh7+ Kxh7 22.Rh3# only by moving his g-pawn, but 20...g6 21.Rxg6 is as hopeless as 20...g5 21.Qxf6+ Rg7 22.Rxg5.
Aug-18-15  BOSTER: < starry2013:I got this quicker than yesterday>. After the game Broek (white , Monday game) asked Siekerman ( black): If I can't see mate in two, why'd I spend timel
playing chess?
Siekerman thought long time, and gave up playing chess. This is why CG has only one his
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