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Daniel Gormally vs Emil Sutovsky
"Emil Fit for a King" (game of the day Apr-11-14)
Gibraltar Masters (2005)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  0-1
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  patzer2: If 33. Qb8 (the line I had trouble with), then Deep Fritz 15 indicates Black wins with 33...Ng3+! when play might continue 34. hxg3 (34. Qxg3 exf3 35. gxf3 Bxf3+ 36. Kg1 Bd4+ 37. Kf1 Qd3+ 38. Ke1 Qe2#) 34... Qh5+ 35. Kg1 Bd4+ 36. Kf1 Qh1+ 37. Ke2 Qxg2+ 38. Kd1 (38. Ke1 Qf2+ 39. Kd1 Qf1+ 40. Kd2 e3+ 41. Kc2 Qe2+ 42. Kc1 Qd2#) 38...Qf1+ 39. Kd2 e3+ 40. Kc2 Qe2+ 41. Kc1 Qd2#.
Sep-17-16  et1: fabulous play
Sep-17-16  RandomVisitor: After 31.Bxf8!

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<+3.67/33 31...Nh5 32.Qd6 exf3 33.Be7 fxg2+ 34.Kg1> g5 35.c3 Bc6 36.Qd8+ Kg7 37.h4 gxh4 38.Qd4+ f6 39.Bxe6 Be4 40.Re1 Qd3 41.Qa7 Kh6 42.Qf2 Qf3 43.Qxb2 Nf4 44.Qd2 h3 45.Kh2 Qf1 46.Qe3 Kg7 47.Qg1 Qxg1+ 48.Kxg1 f5 49.Bb3 Ng6 50.Bd6 Nh4 51.Bd1 Bf3 52.Kf2 Bxd1 53.Rxd1 Ng6 54.c4 Kf6 55.c5

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  YouRang: This game did leave me hugely impressed by Sutovsky. To see the subtleties of the later positions (e.g. 36...Nf4!) amid all the other complications is astonishing.
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  Jimfromprovidence: White can also try 32 Qf2, below, seeing 33 Bc2.

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Black to play and win.

Sep-17-16  Patriot: <gofer> Excellent analysis! I found the main themes:


32.Qg4 exf3! 33.Qxf5 fxg2+ 34.Kg1 Bd4+ 35.Qf2 Nf4! threatening mate. White must advance the h2 pawn to stop mate.

32.Qb8 Ng3+! 33.Qxg3 (33.hxg3 Qh5+ 34.Kg1 Bd4+ 35.Kf1 Qh1+ 36.Ke2 Qxg2+ etc.; 33.Kg1 Bd4#) exf3 34.Rxb2 fxg2+ and mate next.

<Beautiful indeed!!! A real treat for us...> I agree--this is a real treat!

Sep-17-16  Patriot: <Jimfromprovidence> Black could try 32...Ng3+, similar to the 32.Qb8 line:

33.Qxg3 transposes to my line above.

33.Kg1 Bd4 34.Qxd4 Ne2+ and 35...Nxd4 looks winning.

Sep-17-16  Patriot: <Jimfromprovidence> Nevermind...32...Ng3+ loses there to 33.hxg3.
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  agb2002: Black has a pawn for a rook.

White threatens Qxg7#, Rxb2, Be7, Bb4, etc.

The only reasonable move seems to be 32... Nh5:

A) 33.Qb8 Ng3+ (33... Be5 34.Bd6#)

A.1) 34.Qxg3 exf3

A.1.a) 35.Rxb2 (or 35.Rf1) 33... fxg2+ and 36... Qf1#.

A.1.b) 35.Rg1 fxg2+ 35.Qxg2 (35.Rxg2 Qf1#) 35... Bxg2+

A.1.b.i) 36.Rxg2 Qf1+ 37.Rg1 Qf3+ 38.Rg2 Qxb3 39.Bd6 Qxa2 - + [Q+2P vs R] (40.Be5 Qa1+ 41.Rg1 Qa8+ 42.Rg2 Bxe5).

A.1.b.ii) 36.Kxg2 Qg4+ 37.Kh1 (37.Kf1 Qf3+ 38.Ke1 Qxb3 wins decisive material; 37.Kf2 Bd4+ wins) 37... Qf3+ transposes to A.1.b.i.

A.1.c) 35.gxf3 Bxf3+ 36.Kg1 (36.Qxf3 Qxf3+ 37.Kg1 Bd4#) 36... Bd4+ 37.Kf1 Qxb1+ 38.Qe1 Qd3+ 39.Qe2 Qxe2#.

A.1.d) 35.Rd1 fxg2+ 36.Qxg2 (36.Kg1 Bd4+ 37.Rxd4 Qf1#) 36... Bxg2+ 37.Kxg2 Kxf1 - + [Q+2P vs R+N].

A.1.e) 35.Bc2 fxg2+ 36.Qxg2 (36.Kg1 Bd4+ and mate next) 36... Bxg2+ wins decisive material.

A.1.f) 35.Nc3 Bxc3 seems to drop the knight for nothing.

A.2) 34.Kg1 Bd4#.

A.3) 34.hxg3 Qh5+ 35.Kg1 Bd4+ 36.Kf1 Qh1+ 37.Ke2 Qxg2+ 38.Kd1 (38.Ke1 Qf2+ just delays mate one move) 38... Qf1+

A.3.a) 39.Kd2 e3+ 40.Kc2 Qe2+ 41.Kc1 Qd2#.

A.3.b) 39.Kc2 Qe2+ 40.Kc1 Be3#.

B) 33.Qg4 exf3 34.Qxf5 (due to Qxg4 and Qxb1+) 34... fxg2+ 35.Kg1 Bd4+ 36.Qf2 Nf4 37.h4 (37.Qxd4 Nh3#) 37... Ne2+ 38.Kh2 Bxf2 will recover the rook and end up two pans ahead. For example, 39.Bd6 g1=Q+ 40.Rxg1 Bxg1+ (this would be mate if White plays 37.h3).

C) 33.Qe1 Ng3+

C.1) 34.Qxg3 exf3 transposes to A.1.

C.2) 34.Kg1 Bd4+ wins decisive material.

C.3) 34.hxg3 Qh5+ 35.Kg1 Bd4+

C.3.a) 36.Kf1 exf3 37.gxf3 Qxf3+ 38.Qf2 Qxf2#.

C.3.b) 36.Qf2 Bxf2+ (36... e3 37.Qe2) 37.Kxf2 Kxf8 - + [Q+P vs R+N].

D) 33.Qf2 exf3

D.1) 34.Rxb2 fxg2+ 35.Kg1 (35.Qxg2 Qf1#) 35... Nf4

D.1.a) 36.h4 Nh3+ 37.Kh2 Nxf2 wins.

D.1.b) 34.Qxf4 Qxf4 35.Rf2 Qe3 wins.

D.2) 34.Qxb2 f2 (34... fxg2+ 35.Kg1 Kxf8 -35... Nf4 36.Qxg7#- 36.Qa3+)

D.2.a) 35.Rf1 Ng3+ 36.hxg3 Qh5#.

D.2.b) 35.h3(4) Qh3#.

D.2.c) 35.Qe2 Qxb1+ wins.

E) 33.Qh3 exf3

E.1) 34.Qxf5 fxg2+ transposes to B.

E.2) 34.Rxb2 Qxh3 wins (35.gxh3 f2#).

Sep-17-16  stst: W threatens Qxg7#, but it's Blk's move. The N is one rescue: 32.........Nh5 forking g7 & Q, also B@b2 guards g7 temporarily (under attack by WR.)

Then 33 may digress in different paths.
A short one:

33.Qb8 threatens releasing B@f8 dis+, h6 (get a breather, no strong killing attack from Blk) 34.Be7 dis+ Kh7
35.RxB exf3
36.QxB f2
Then W runs out of effective defense, e.g.
37.g3 fails to f1=Q#, OR
37.Qf3 - same f1=Q+, Qxf1Q but QxQ and Blk is Q-less.

Then a long one:
33.Qf2 KxB
34.RxB exf3
35.gxf3 Bxf3
36.Kg1 Qg4+
37.Kf1 Qh3+
38.Ke1 Nf4
39.Be2 Ng2+
40.Kd2 Qh6+
41.Kc3 ....

Blk got the momentum, but WK may easily escape.....

The actual game may run something in between, or the very first move already departs from mine....

Sep-17-16  Chesstorian72: I saw the tactic and all possible followups instantly, if any of you bums didn't see it instantly, you need to work on your tactics.
Sep-17-16  eblunt: I couldn't see anything for black after 33. Qb8
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  Jimfromprovidence: I got the move numbering wrong in my earlier post; it should be white can also try 33 Qf2, below, seeing 34 Bc2.

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Black to play and win.

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  Dionysius1: Hah! My first Saturday gotit! All the way to the end.
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  Dionysius1: Watch your language <Chesstorian72>. Us bums? You arsefluff.
Sep-17-16  eblunt: I don't understand the resignation

37. Qxd4 Ne2+ queen fork
38. Kf2 Nxd4
39 Qd6! calmly get the bishop out

39 ... Nf3

followed by pg1=Q, RxQ, NxR, KxN

White is now a Bishop and Knight up and can march the c pawn up the board with 3 minor pieces as chaperone.

Sep-17-16  Moszkowski012273: <eblunt> have you looked at other squares for the knight?
Sep-17-16  psmith: <eblunt> 37. Qxd4 Nh3 checkmate.
Sep-17-16  wtpy: Jim from providence, I liked Bd4; if Qd4 I think fe3 34 Qd1 loses to Ng3,34 Qe1 also loses to fe3 threatening f2 followed by Ng3.
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  Jimfromprovidence: <wtpy> This is what I came up with after 32...Nh5 33 Qf2:

33...exf3 34 Bc2 fxg2+ 35 Kg1 Qxf2+ 36 Kxf2 Bd4+ 37 Ke2 Kxf8

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Now the pawn will promote and black will be up a bishop and two pawns.

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  al wazir: 36...Nf4.
Sep-24-16  Moszkowski012273: Haha a3 then a4....
Mar-04-17  Saniyat24: Wow what a brilliant ending...!
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