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Josef Cukierman vs Andre Voisin
"Voisin the Wilderness" (game of the day Dec-14-2005)
Paris (1929), Paris FRA
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1-0
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Dec-14-05  Cryptic: <Deefstes> Thinking the same thing, 8.Qb6 does not appear to achieve much other than waste early tempi.

<cuendillar> The "lure" is not worth exchanging Queens for. The pressure on d5 will hold. Agreed 8...Be7 is better; it delelops the dark-bishop.

Dec-14-05  capanegra: <Deefstes> <cuendillar> <Cryptic> My opinion is that after 9.c5 White closed the Queen side, so with 9Qc7 Black pretended to break the center with 10e5 with advantage. The thing is that he overlooked 10.Nh4! leaving the Bishop in prise if he dares advance his e Pawn. Hence, Black had to move back his Bishop first with 10Bg6, and now White gained the crucial tempo to prevent e5, and played 11.f4. After that, Black's game is cramped.

Another worth seeing maneuver is the artificial castle on the Queen side before launching the attack.

Dec-14-05
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  skiskichess5: Here on this page is another Cukierman game where his final insight wasn't so sharp! http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Dec-14-05
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  Ezzy: <skiskichess5> Your avatar picture. It looks like he just realised that he has left his queen 'en pris'!
Dec-14-05  CeeFoR: Ouch~!!!
Dec-14-05  Calculoso: Of course the final moves were forced - that doesn't really take away from anything aesthetically speaking (IMO). What a nice mate - when I was going through the game (at a relatively accelerated speed as always) I saw Qxe6 and I nearly shouted at my computer :)
Dec-14-05
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  Ezzy: 26.Rbd4? < Winning easily is - 26.bxa7 Rxb4 27.Qxb4 Be7 28.Bc4 (Threatening 29 Qb6 Nf8 30 a8=Q) 28...g5 29.Qb8 Winning> 26...axb6?? <Black keeps the fight alive with 26...Rhd8 27.Rxd8 <27.b7 Rxd4 28.Rxd4 Nf8 29.c6 Bd8 30.Qd1 Bb6 31.Rd7+ Nxd7 32.Qxd7+ Kg8 33.a3 Qe1+ 34.Ka2 Qa5 35.Qc8+ Kh7 36.Qxb8 Qd5+ And black has a repetition, but is complicated to find over the board.> 27...Bxd8 28.Bc4 Nf8 29.bxa7 Rxb3 30.Bxb3 Bf6 31.Bc2 Qxe3 32.a8Q Qxc5 White has a an advantage, but it is very complicated.> 27.Rd7+ Be7 28.Qxe6+ Kxe6 29.Bc4+ Kf6 30.R1d6+ Bxd6 31.Rf7# Nice finish 10
Dec-14-05
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  kevin86: A really nice finish:white gives up his pieces to mate with rook and bishop. Sounds like the famous Morphy Opera Box game.
Dec-14-05
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  Elrathia Kingi: <Ezzy> 26...Rhd8 27.Rd7+! Rxd7 28.Rxd7+ Be7 29.bxa7! and white gets a material advantage.
Dec-14-05  Tamerlan: Incredible game!
Dec-14-05
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  ajile: <capanegra: <Deefstes> <cuendillar> <Cryptic> My opinion is that after 9.c5 White closed the Queen side, so with 9Qc7 Black pretended to break the center with 10e5 with advantage. The thing is that he overlooked 10.Nh4! leaving the Bishop in prise if he dares advance his e Pawn. Hence, Black had to move back his Bishop first with 10Bg6, and now White gained the crucial tempo to prevent e5, and played 11.f4. After that, Black's game is cramped. Another worth seeing maneuver is the artificial castle on the Queen side before launching the attack.>

So true. Generally the c pawn push is considered anti-positional because usually Black can counter with e5. But in this case c5 gains a tempo on Black's Queen and NH5 gains a tempo to play f4. If the bishop was already on g6 Black gets a great game with e5 undermining White's pawn chain.

Dec-14-05
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  Ezzy: <Elrathia Kingi: <Ezzy> 26...Rhd8 27.Rd7+! Rxd7 28.Rxd7+ Be7 29.bxa7! and white gets a material advantage.>

27.Rd7+ Rxd7 28.Rxd7+ Be7 29.bxa7 Rxb3 30.axb3 (30.a8Q Qxb2 mate) 30...Qe1+ 31.Kc2 Nf6 32.Rd1 Qxe3 33.a8Q Qxc5+ 34.Kb1 Qe3 35.Qb8 Nd5 36.g3 Qf3 37.Rf1 Qg2 38.Bb5 Nf6 39.Qb6 Qxh2 40.Bc4 Nd5; And black is fine due to his active queen safe king, and protected passed pawn.

Dec-14-05
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  Elrathia Kingi: <Ezzy> 30.axb3 Qe1+ 31.Kc2 Nf6 32.Rxe7 Kxe7 33.a8=Q Qxe3 34.c6 and black looks bad.
Dec-14-05  dakgootje: Avoiding all the analyses I can only say: 'Wow! What a finish.' and i wanted to leave it by that however i was just forced by a little annoying yelling voice in my head screaming that it could be a puzzle with white to move on move 28, and an other voice screaming even louder that people trying to solve the puzzle would only look for the queen sac, so because of that it couldnt be a puzzle like friday and for that reason totally ruin the beautifull finish! well thats of my chest (and out of my head).
Dec-14-05
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  Ezzy: <Elrathia Kingi: <Ezzy> 30.axb3 Qe1+ 31.Kc2 Nf6 32.Rxe7 Kxe7 33.a8=Q Qxe3 34.c6 and black looks bad.> After 33 a8=Q then 33..Nd5 <threatening 34..Nxe3 mate or 34..Nxb4 mate> 34 b4 <forced> Nxb4+ 35.Kb3 Nxa6 36.Qxa6 Qxe3+ 37.Kb4 Qxf4 and black has the advantage.
Dec-14-05
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  Elrathia Kingi: <Ezzy> All of my analysis has been out of my head; I don't have a good computer. Your line is correct, but I think it works out to a nice two-Queen endgame by 37...Qxf4 38.Qa7 Kf6 39.c6 e3+ 40.Kb3 e2 41.c7 e1=Q 42.c8=Q with no immediate mates. I'm not good enough to say who is better in that case. Thanks for posting your analysis, it's helpful to see what I miss!
Dec-15-05
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  Ezzy: <Elrathia Kingi> Yeah, thanks for the discussion. It's a lot of fun when people interact over some interesting lines in a chessgame.

I(and my computer) would never have discovered any of these interesting resources for black until you posed some questions.

Thanks for your discussions. See you around.

Jan-20-09  WhiteRook48: nice win. Was white eating Cookies?
Sorry if I'm offensive...
Aug-29-10  sevenseaman: White's mating plan seems to be set from 18. Kc2 onwards. 22. Ba6 hints at White plan to take control of the 8th rank, always an incisive thought for the attack minded! He abandoned it quickly after Black refused to bite at the B, only to offer the other B, a jucier morsel accepted with alacrity. And the juggernaut was on the intended roll!

Eeriely my first reaction, a bit regrettably now, was that the game was fixed. To be able to see so far ahead is amazing, at times suspicious. After a couple of replays, plausibility returned.

I am awestruck with this Cukierman fellow. Was he for real! If so he should have been a landmark personality of the game. Perhaps too few games to go by!

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929

Game Collection: COMBINATIONEN!

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929

Game Collection: DRAG THE ENEMY KING OUT! 28 Qb3xe6+!! drags the Black f7-king out and into a mate in 4

Jun-24-13  notyetagm: J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1929

Game Collection: COMBINATIONEN! 28 Qb3xe6+!!, 30 Rd1-d6+! are highlights of beautiful mate in 4

Jun-24-13  notyetagm:


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