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Richard Reti vs Gyula Breyer
"Let the Breyer Beware" (game of the day May-17-2013)
Debrecen (1913), rd 1, Jul-07
French Defense: Classical. Normal Variation (C13)  ·  1-0
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Apr-06-05
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  kevin86: White will soon win the hapless horse of black's by 30...♔h6 or h8, 31♕f6+ or ♔g7 31 ♕e5+. White was able to chop off a few pawns and exchange two rooks for the queen-but as above,the knight was the final stroke.
Apr-06-05  Rocafella: I like this game, it really does show that sacrifices win a lot of games and they are truly the way forward in modern chess
Apr-06-05
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  YouRang: I got it (at least the variation which was played, where black replied with 27... Qf7). I didn't see clearly all the variations if black had played 27... Kf8, but after 28 Qxf5+, it "looked like" white would have ample attack against black's exposed king, with just a Q against white's well positioned Q+R+B.

I guess that's the difference between good chess players and duffers like myself. My evaluation of positions a few moves downstream is a bit sloppy, even if (in this case) correct.

Apr-06-05  aspiringpatzer: What happens if instead of 27...Nc3, black plays 27...Rxd3? White has a couple of pawns to choose from: 28.Qxf5 or 28. Qxa7, but now it is queen against two rooks and a knight, whose position can be improved shortly.
Apr-06-05  notsodeepthought: <aspiringpatzer> <now it is queen against two rooks and a knight> After 27 ... R:d3 28 Qf6+ Kg8 29 Qe6+ (or 28 ... Kh7 29 Q:f5+), it will be queen against ONE rook and a knight.
Apr-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: 16. Bxh7+ is a nice shot. It must have been demoralizing for Black.
Apr-06-05  cjhasbrouck: Looks like this week's theme is sacrificing rooks for queen?
Apr-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Not every week has a theme, but indeed the theme this week is "rook sacrifices." We were a little concerned that with such a predictable theme that the answers would be easy to find, so we tried to pick some really tough ones. Maybe we overdid it!
Apr-10-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: White's 24. Rxg7+! sets up the deflection 26. Rh8+ (removing the guard) to exchange his two Rooks for the decisive win of the Queen and a pawn. The followup 29. Bc4+! utilizes a double attack threat (29...Rxc4? 30. Qe6+) to win yet another pawn and convince Black resignation is the best move.
May-17-13  andrewjsacks: Yet another fine pun. We have a lot of sharpness here.
May-17-13  andrewjsacks: Suggestion to CG: Identify the pun provider each day for the GOTD, whether it is a member or the CG staff itself.
May-17-13
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  al wazir: I would have played 13. Bxh7+, winning a ♙ -- but then I would have missed out on the attack along the g-file.
May-17-13  paavoh: Nice suggestion, <andrewjacks>. I for one would like to congratulate the clever punsters.
May-17-13
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  FSR: <al wazir: I would have played 13. Bxh7+, winning a P -- but then I would have missed out on the attack along the g-file.>

That's a hallucination, fellow Musketeer. 13.Bxh7+?? Kxh7 14.Qxf3 leaves Black a piece up.

May-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <The followup 29. Bc4+! utilizes a double attack threat (29...Rxc4? 30. Qe6+) to win yet another pawn and convince Black resignation is the best move.>

Still stronger is 30. Qxd8, when within a few moves White forces a fork that picks up the second rook as well.

May-17-13
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  offramp: <andrewjsacks: Suggestion to CG: Identify the pun provider each day for the GOTD, whether it is a member or the CG staff itself.>

It sounds like you are making a demand in Congress.

May-17-13
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  Abdel Irada: <andrewjsacks: Suggestion to CG: Identify the pun provider each day for the GOTD, whether it is a member or the CG staff itself.>

I second this proposal. When the Caissar nominations roll around, knowing who supplied the puns will help us choose wisely when we pick <Best Pun>, <Most Prolific Punster> and <Groaner of the Year>.

May-17-13
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  Phony Benoni: I'm not sure what to say. I suggested this pun, but for an entirely different game. But it was removed from my "Pun List", so maybe I get half credit.

Not that it matters. "Spoonful" is not going to be easy to beat this year.

May-17-13
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  gawain: Didn't Black miss a win at move 22? How about 22...Qe5. The threat is mate: Qa1#. One variation goes:

22... Qe5
23 Qd1 (to give an escape square)
23... Qc3!
with the unanswerable threat of ...Rxd3

Otherwise Black must give up a rook to stop the attack. E.g.

22...Qe5
23 Rxg7+ Kf8 (he must not capture the rook!)
24 Rh8+ Ke7
25 Qg5+ Qxg5
26 Rxg5 Rxh8

May-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The material is about even,but black's king is exposed-so he will lose.
May-17-13  Everett: <22...Qe5
23 Rxg7+ Kf8 (he must not capture the rook!)
24 Rh8+ Ke7
25 Qg5+ Qxg5
26 Rxg5 Rxh8>

<Gawain> How does <22..Qe5 23.Qh6> look for White? Seems dangerous, for both sides.

May-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: <Everett> Answer: dangerous only for White! If 22...Qe5 23 Qh6 Black replies 23...Rxc2+


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24 Bxc2 Qb2# (or 24 Kd1 Qe2#, or Kb1 Qb2#)

or (all forced)

24. Kxc2 Qb2+
25. Kd1 Nc3+
26. Ke1 Qb1+ and mate next move!


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27 Qc1 Qxc1# or, spectacularly

27 Bxb1 Rd1#

Would this have won a brilliancy prize for Breyer?

May-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Phony Benoni: I'm not sure what to say. I suggested this pun, but for an entirely different game. But it was removed from my "Pun List", so maybe I get half credit.> That's exactly what happened. Take full credit; we switch the game quite often for a variety of reasons.

About giving daily credits, it sounds like a fun idea. In the meantime we can tell you this much: tomorrow's pun will be from User: whiteshark. (But don't blame him for the game--we switched it yet again!)

For those who have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, go check out the Pun Voting Booth and cast your ballot on some puns. And for the truly inspired, our Pun Submission Page is the place to submit pun ideas.

May-17-13
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  gawain: "Breyer? Beware!" would have been apt--if only he had found the resource 22...Qe5.
May-17-13  Everett: <Gawain> Thank you for your effort. Much appreciated. I guess it is possible that Breyer did not see your last mate when considering 22.. Qe5 23.Qh6 or your first line if Reti responded 23.Rxg7

What about <22..Qe5 23.Rxg7+ Kf8 24. Rxf7+ Kxf7> and White cant seem to organize a mating attack despite the three pieces. The Qe5 is perfect in attack and defense.

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