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|Aug-11-04|| ||iron maiden: It's definitely "Hard Puzzles Week." I missed the killer 26. Rf1!|
So if this is Wednesday, what will it be like on Sunday...?
|Aug-11-04|| ||Helloween: 22.Bxf7 is the type of move that comes naturally in a position such as this. If 25...Qb8, then 26.Rde1 Qd8 27.Rxd8 Rxd8 28.Re8+ Kf7 29.Rxd8 Ke7 30.Rg8 finishes Black off.
Note that the cute 22.Qxf7+ fails to 22...Rxf7 23.Rxe8+ Nxe8 24.d7 Qb8 25.dxe8Q+ Qxe8 26.Rf1 h5 27.Bxf7+ Qxf7 28.Rxf7 Kxf7 with a won + ending. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||patzer2: The formula for White's win today is:
22. Bxf7+!! (deflection)
plus 23. Qxe8 (deflection)
plus 24. Rxe8+ (deflection & creating a hidden pin)
plus 25. d7 (deflection & hidden double attack)
plus 25. Rf1! (attacking & revealing the pinned Rook & an unstoppable double attack threat of Queening the pawn and/or Mate)
equals a White win.
|Aug-11-04|| ||Shadout Mapes: <So if this is Wednesday, what will it be like on Sunday...?>|
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 24.? White to Move and Win
|Aug-11-04|| ||Dick Brain: A rather cool way to end a game! I believe that this game was published in Chess Life & Review, but I am not sure where since Kavalek didn't play in Amsterdam '74 so probably no report. Anyhoo I didn't do the problem because I was familiar with the finish and have played the game over multiple times in the past, but it's still fun look at one more time. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||williscreek: I guessed 22. Qxf7+ Rxf7 23. Rxe8+ Nxe8 24. d7 to get another Q. But it's late and I'm probably missing a good defense... |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Dick Brain: <williscreek> heh.. that's the natural thing to look at first ;) The black queen can come back into the defense though. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Tiamat: This wasn't that hard, I got it pretty quick, but that Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 24.... I wouldn't have got that for the world :) |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Honza Cervenka: Very elegant finish. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||cjhasbrouck: I got everything in this line except 26. Rf1
I think I would've gotten it if I just kept analyzing for another 20 seconds or so.
<Tiamat> Same Tiamat from TL?
|Aug-11-04|| ||Marius: if 25. ...Qb8 26. Re1
I wonder if 25 Qb8 could have been a better defense?
|Aug-11-04|| ||greystar69: This is two puzzles in a row now where I have seen all moves except for the final rook move on white's own back rank. Maybe this is the theme for this week, and if I get stuck tomorrow on what looks like a promising line I will look once again for such a move! |
|Aug-11-04|| ||ruylopez900: Good idea Shadout, especially since I know that sacrifice :P. Illoked at things with pinning the Rook to the king while it was on f7, but nothing came of it so I went with the simple 24.Qxe8 Rxe8 <24...Nxe8 25.d7 Nf6 26.Rxd4 Qb8 27.Red1 and the pawn wins back material> 25.Rxe8 Nxe8 26.d7 Qb8 27.Rxd4 I don't see any holes in it, but am I missing something? |
|Aug-11-04|| ||killaa: I'm having a 'bad chess day' today! I was on the right lines but didn't work it through to its conclusion. It was a very nice advance of the white e pawn, and the final rook move was a beauty. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||jipou: I did the same mistake than williscreek: 22. Qxf7+ Rxf7 23. Rxe8+ Nxe8 24. d7 but 24... Qb8 ruins this line. Nice puzzle, thanks |
|Aug-11-04|| ||blore: I agree with <iron maiden>. I also got everything till Rf1 but missed the crucial final move! |
|Aug-11-04|| ||MatrixManNe0: 3 for 3 this week, and I'm sooooo happy.
<ruylopez900> Yes, firstly, you should start out with 22. such-and-such. It is a combination after the 22nd move (right?)
However, your Rxd4 could be met simply by ...Qd8 and the kingside pawns should suffice. If white doesn't take the knight, then Nf6 wins the pawn.
<Marius> Perhaps, though I personally would just take the queen instead of playing the rook to the first rank. After 26. Rxb8 Rxb8 27. Rxd4 Rd8, white has the better game.
|Aug-11-04|| ||Nickisimo: Hmm...I saw everything up to d7 and g1, so in my estimation I missed it. After all, what good is knowing the first moves if you don't know the continuation? 'Like boat on dry land' |
|Aug-11-04|| ||white pawn: I almost got today's puzzle. I didn't analyze it all of the way, however. I got up to 25.d7, and then I just figured black would resign. I didn't think of the Queen coming back in to play. I don't know if I would have thought of 26.Rf1, but I'm pretty proud of myself for getting as far as I did. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Helloween: <Shadout Mapes> Remember, the puzzles have to be a sure win for the side to move. In Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999, after the over-optimistic 24.Rxd4?, if Black plays the simple 24...Kb6! the position is = or slightly .|
To <other kibitzers>, make sure you check out the earlier kibitzes for analysis before asking about a move in a post. I gave the analysis for both the 25...Qb8 defence and 22.Qxf7 for this puzzle in my first post.
|Aug-11-04|| ||iron maiden: <Shadout Mapes> The Kasparov-Topalov game would be one of the easiest puzzles ever, since half the people here probably know the game by heart. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||kevin86: Those deflections! It looks more like pinball than chess. BTW,Didn't I see this game in the production,TOMMY? jk |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Eatman: Bxf7 was easy to find but, Rf1 finish was a tough one. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Stonewaller2: I had analyzed 25. ... c7 26. xd4? d8 but 26. f1! also handles that, the point being the Black can't take the d7 becuase of xf8#.|
Nuts, no sac . . . I'm ohfer two today.
|Aug-11-04|| ||bob725: Nooooooooooooooo.
My 2 run streak ended so prematurely.
My move was rook x pawn d4.
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