|Aug-24-04|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Aside from the mind-boggling spectacle of Nezhmetdinov on the receiving end of the sacrifices, I'm most impressed with the finish. The impending Zugzwang of 43...e4; 44.Bc1! is aesthetically pleasing (44...a3; 45.Bxa3,e3; 46.Bb4). I like it better than the combination given in the puzzle. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: What if white plays Rg7 (threatening g4# and Rf5#)? |
|Aug-24-04|| ||notsodeepthought: I'm still not sure what the theme is - the only thing this puzzle seems to have in common with yesterday is a menacing black square bishop. Is that it...? |
|Aug-24-04|| ||jsastre48: how about 31.g4? I think that it wins also and maybe faster. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Sorry. I meant 32.Rg7. Still threatening 33.g4# and 33.Rf5#. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||urtley: if 32 Rg7 black can play Ne3, which blocks the bishop and protects f5. Anyone see a problem with this? |
|Aug-24-04|| ||notsodeepthought: <Gregor Samsa Mendel> I think 32 ... Re3 saves black from mate, though he eventually loses material (so 32 Rg7 wins too, in the long run, just like in the game). |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <urtley>--32....Ne3 33.g4+ Nxg4 34. Rf5# |
|Aug-24-04|| ||notsodeepthought: <urtley> I went with 32 ... Re3 because after 32 ... Ne3 33 R:f6 looks dangerous. But since 32 ... Re3 loses anyway, 32 ... Ne3 may be worth a try...
<Gregor Samsa Mendel> If 32 ... Ne3 33 g4+, then ... Kh6 rather than ... N:g4. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <notsodeepthought>--you're right. 32....Ne3 33. Rxf6 might win, but I guess that the move by the-guy-who-outcalculated-Nezhmetdinov is the best. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||patzer2: <Gregor Samsa Mendel> I believe you may have found a stronger winning continuation in 32. Rg7! After <urtley's> 32...Ne3 (forced) 33. Rxf6 Ra4 (forced) 34. Rc6 Re5 (forced) 35. Bb2!
and Black with too many unprotected pieces and an exposed King cannot avoid the loss of decisive material. |
Play might continue in this line with 35...Rd5 36. Re7! Nd1 37. Rh7+ Kg5 38. Bc1+ Kf5 39. Rh5+ Ke4 40. Rh4+ Kd3 41. Rxa4 , with White winning a Rook via the skewer tactic.
|Aug-24-04|| ||Rowson: With some of these problems i see that one can win a material advantage but then i discredit that and focus on finding a mate. i think at the start of the problem if it should say white to play and win... or white to play and mate! |
|Aug-24-04|| ||patzer2: White gains the advantage in today's puzzle (31?) with a simple double attack tactic, via 31. h5+! Kxh5 32. Rf5+ |
Black's downfall started with a small positional error with the dubious 29...Rxa2?!, which allows 30. Bc1 . Better was 29...Nxf4 30. Rxf4 Rxa2 =.
Black's blunder was 30...Re8?? He should have played 30...f5 or 30...Rc2 with counterchances.
<jastre48> Your 31. g4!? is a second best alternative, which fails to gain a decisive advantage because of Black's saving defensive resource 31...Re7!
|Aug-24-04|| ||crafty: 32. g7 e3 33. f3 h6 34. xe3 xg7 35. xe8 (eval 2.77; depth 17 ply; 1000M nodes)|
|Aug-24-04|| ||TheAussiePatzer: <jsastre48> after 31. g4 Re7 white has thrown away the win. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Calchexas: <notsodeepthought: I'm still not sure what the theme is - the only thing this puzzle seems to have in common with yesterday is a menacing black square bishop. Is that it...?> I guess they don't have a theme.|
Of course, it could just be something different. Like last week was just Anand games.
|Aug-24-04|| ||AdrianP: I saw 31. h5 and 32. Rg7, rather than the game continuation. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Nickisimo: I was surprised that Black didn't resign for so long. Instead, he just traded and traded down as if that would help him. Does anyone know what the play strength of these two is? |
|Aug-24-04|| ||JustAFish: <jsastre> Don't feel so bad, I thought of exactly the same thing. I imagined a "king chase" like yesterday, culminating in h5#. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||AdrianP: <Nickisimo> Nezhmetdinov is probably the strongest player never to have received the GM title and perhaps one of the strongest tacticians ever. He bested Tal on a number of occasions in some wild games. You can find some more info on Nez on his page: here Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov and try having a look at these two games: Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 and Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961|
Sakharov, I do not know.
|Aug-24-04|| ||kevin86: The puzzle here was as exciting as a trip to Pittsburgh. The end,however,does have some niceity about it,however. White is able to hold of the two black pawns--and protect his own. |
|Aug-24-04|| ||Stonewaller2: After 32. g7 e3 33. g4+? h6! the White is en prise despite the pin on the Black . |
|Aug-25-04|| ||notsodeepthought: <kevin86> I disagree - a trip to Pittsburgh always gives one something to look forward to (the return trip). |
|Aug-25-04|| ||jsastre48: Thanks, you guys are right 31.g4 is not a good move. |