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|Oct-24-06|| ||Dr. Funkenstein: How sound is Short's pawn sacrifice (allowing Nxe4) for an open line. It seems the Knight adequately controls h7 upon its return to f6 or this is merely an illusion?|
|Oct-24-06|| ||weary willy: The occidental revenge for Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 ?|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Fezzik: The *only* reason I found Qh7+! was that I knew it was a Tuesday puzzle. I kept plugging away at the most forcing moves (except sacking the queen) until I stumbled on the most obvious forcing move on the board.
Good one, Chessgames.com!|
|Oct-24-06|| ||lilfoohk: Get it!!!|
|Oct-24-06|| ||vibes43: I first looked at 26. Qxh7+ but missed the Bf8#. After a evaluating other lines I tried the Q sac again and got it to the end.
I consider previewing earlier moves as providing one's self a hint. Didn't need it today to solve. Would as a last resort though but then couldn't say I solved with a clear concience.
Thanks for a great puzzle. Not too easy for we of the dumb masses.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <luzhin: Kingsandsquares is mistaken in thinking that 27 Qxh7+! "turned the tide". Short's attack was already overwhelming. What is true, however, is that Jiangchuan had completely missed White's 27th move -- Short's own notes indicate his opponent's evident surprise.> If Jiangchuan really overlooked 27. Qxh7+, that is quite surprising. Admittedly I knew it was a puzzle, but still I felt dismayed it took me close to a minute to solve (because I wasted time looking at 2. Rf7+?). This sort of Queen sac to set up a corridor mate should be pretty routine fare for any GM.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||zb2cr: Found this very quickly, less than 10 seconds. I have to say, I did not consider the useless interposition ... Bh4 at move 28, which <notyetagm> pointed out. As <chessmoron> & <cu8sfan> point out, it's still mate in five.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||cavaleiro: Yeah! I found the combination! It's funny that the database doesn't classify the queen sac here...|
|Oct-24-06|| ||YouRang: Found it after a few seconds. How wonderful when you have enough force that you can afford to send your queen on a suicide battering-ram mission. :-)|
|Oct-24-06|| ||kevin86: Watch for the move before the crusher-white lured away the black knight in order to open up the f-file for his rook to seal off the black king.|
The bishop will end with a brillant discovered mate at f8.
|Oct-24-06|| ||Castle In The Sky: Got it almost immediately, especially when I had in mind that the theme of this week's puzzles seem to be queen sacs.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Spudds: Does 27) Rf7 not insure the same result?|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Spudds: Oh, I see... 27)...h5 saves black in that line.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||ChessGeezer: <Spudds>, does 27... h5 really save black? What does black do after 28. Rxg6? After 28... Rxg6, 29. Qxh5+ looks like a forced win for white to me. What am I missing? |
I'm sure I'm missing something. I had a blunder-fest in a tournament this past weekend :(
|Oct-24-06|| ||luzhin: Peligroso Patzer, there is no 'if' about whether Jiangchuan missed 27.Qh7+!. The fact that he played 26..Nxd5? proves it.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||babakova: eeeasy.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Gbness: 27...Kxh7 28 Rf7+ Kh8 29 Rh3#. Pretty easy, decent Tuesday puzzle.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||kbaumen: This seemed easy even for me. A forced combination with no 'quiet moves'. Took me about 10 seconds.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||babakova: <27...Kxh7 28 Rf7+ Kh8 29 Rh3#> Not 28.Rf7+?? Rg7 you have to play 28.Rh3+ and then check with the bishop on h6 and end with a discovered check.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||playground player: Are we being trained to look for a gaudy sacrifice as the first resort? Of course, in this case, the Queen sac leads inevitably to checkmate, no way out for Black. But I would think ditching the queen may not be the best habit to get into.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||alphee: A nice combination, not too hard to spot and as everybody said ... it's tuesday.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||YouRang: <Ger7ry: Is 26. ... Nxd5 a blunder? Does Black have anything better? Is 26. ... Nh5 any good?> It's certainly better than 26...Nxd5, and probably black's best try. I think Black is still in a jam, but it's not mate-in-4.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||psmith: <Spudds> 27. Rf7 Nf6 |
|Oct-24-06|| ||aazqua: This one is painfuly obvious, but how about b-c1 as a set up? Short must have been sniggering as he played it, the bishop appears to defend the knight but was cleraly destined for h6 the whole time.|
|Oct-24-06|| ||Chess Classics: Happy Tuesday everyone. Pretty easy this time around.|
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