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Benedikt Jonasson vs Haukur Angantysson
"Blunders Never Cease" (game of the day Jul-31-2012)
Reykjavik open (1986), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1


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Premium Chessgames Member For the record: the correct answer to today's April Fool's spoiler is 26...Bxf6, although the needlessly complicated 26....Qc5 is also acceptable.
Apr-01-17  Walter Glattke: Very difficult, because black could play
28.-Qc5 29.Qc6 or 28.-Bxf6. Black advantage were then after 29.Qxf6 Qxf6 30.Rxf6 Rd1+ so 31.Rf1 is the only answer. 31.-e2 32.Ne3 ef1Q+ 33.Nxf1 with little black Advantage.
Apr-01-17  yadasampati: I do not understand this puzzle, because white can win the game with 28. Ne3! See the comment in the notation: "White resigns unnecessarily, as 28.Ne3! would allow White to cover f1 and win the game."
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  al wazir: I think I see an improvement on my earlier (2005) analysis: <26...Qc5 27. Qb6 Qxb6 28. Nxb6 e2 29. Re1 Bxf6> 30. Na4! Bd4+ 31. Kh1 Bxb2! (to stop white from playing 32. Nc3) 32. Nxb2 Rd2.

If 33. Na4/Nc4, then 33...Rd1 wins. If 33. Rb1, then 33...Rxb2, and white has nothing better than 34. Re1 Rxa2 35. Kg1, and now I think it's a draw (but I'm not very good at ♙ endgames). If 33. Kg1, then 33...Rd2, and now 34. Re1 is forced, so black can play 34...Rxa2.

Apr-01-17  Walter Glattke: My mistake was the number of moves, I meant 26.-Bxf6 or 26.-Qc5 27.Qb6 in the comment above, then 26.-Bxf6 27.Qxf6 Qxf6 28.Rxf6 Rd1+ 29.Rf1 e2 30.Ne3 ef1Q+ 31,Nxf1 Rb1 with little black advantage.
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  Once: Can I claim the point for spotting that 26. Bxf6 wins or should I take the point back for forgetting that I've been here before?
Apr-01-17  WorstPlayerEver: 26...Bf6 27. Qf6 Qf6 28. Rf6 Rd1 29. Rf1 e2 30. Ne3 Rf1
Apr-01-17  AlicesKnight: I saw the lines mentioned by <FSR> and was surprised when I looked at the game itself. Eat your heart out, Marco! Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902
Apr-01-17  WorstPlayerEver: Lol I really can't understand why you guys are 'interested' in chess.. But I won't give any lines no more. If no one reads them anyway.. or uses standard notation (long or short). I wonder what occupies your brain. If anything at all. This IS a chess site, right? I wonder.
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  FSR: <WorstPlayerEver> Sorry, that analysis you gave shows that you don't live up (down) to your handle.
Apr-01-17  Walter Glattke: I remember, Marco gave up, while he could had win with a skurille looking bishop move.
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  agb2002: Black has a bishop for a knight and two pawns.

White threatens fxe7 and fxg7.

Black can try to exploit the advanced passed pawn and the weakness of White's back rank with 26... Bxf6:

A) 27.Qxf6 Qxf6 28.Rxf6 Rd1+ 29.Rf1 e2 30.Ne3 Rxf1+ 31.Nxf1 e2=Q - + [q vs N+2P].

B) 27.Rxf6 Rd1+ 28.Rf1 e2 is similar to A.

C) 27.Nxe3 Qxe3+ 28.Kh1 Bxb2 29.Qb7 Qf2 - + [b vs P] (30.Rxf2 Rd1+ 31.Rf1 Rxf1#).

D) 27.Re1 e2 looks very good for Black. For example, 28.Na3 Bd4+ 29.Kh1 Bf2 wins decisive material due to the back rank mate.


Another option is 26... e2:

A) 27.fxe7 Bd4+ 28.Rf2 (28.Kh1 exf1=Q(R)#) 28... e1=Q(R)#.

B) 27.fxg7 Qc5+ as in A.

C) 27.Re1 Qc5+ 28.Kh1 Qf2 29.Qa5 (29.Rg1 e1=Q wins) 29... Qxe1+ 30.Qxe1 Rd1 wins.

D) 27.Rc1 Rd1+ wins.


The second option looks simpler.

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  agb2002: I noticed the queen x-raying f1 while analyzing 26... Bxf6, but forgot it when I considered 26... e2.

Sometimes it's better to stick to the good move instead of looking for a better one.

Apr-01-17  mel gibson: Sometimes you take a risk & it doesn't pay off. That's chess.

The computer says:
26. .. Bxf6 is the correct solution:

(26. ..
Bxf6 (♗g7xf6 ♖f1-e1 e3-e2 ♘c4-d6 ♗f6xb2 ♕a6xe2 ♗b2-d4+ ♔g1-h1 ♕e7xd6 ♕e2-g4+ ♗d4-g7 h2-h3 ♕d6-g6 ♕g4-f4 ♗g7-h6 ♕f4-f3 ♖d8-d3 ♕f3-f2 ♖d3-d2 ♖e1-e8+ ♔g8-g7 ♖e8-e2 ♖d2xe2 ♕f2xe2 ♗h6-f4 ♔h1-g1 ♕g6-b1+ ♔g1-f2 ♕b1-b6+ ♔f2-f3 ♕b6-f6) +2.66/19 101)

score for black +2.66 depth 19

Apr-01-17  Eusebius: <Once> The unpronounceable German words for this could be: "Verdammte Hacke, ganz übel verzockt".
Apr-01-17  wooden nickel: Wonderful April Fool's Day puzzle... after falling for 26... e2? the actual puzzle is White to play and win

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In German "Ich könnte mir in den Arsch beißen!" ("I could bite myself in the butt!").

Apr-01-17  morfishine: I must be getting better, instinct led me to <26...Bxf6>


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  catlover: I didn't see 23. Ne3. Should have realized that with today being April 1st, there had to be a spoiler element in this puzzle.
Apr-01-17  morfishine: Yes <catlover> there had to be a prank today


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  jith1207: <catlover> : The whole world is a spoiler on that day. CG, well playboy-ed.
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  Fusilli: Well done, <CG>!
Apr-01-17  Conrad93: Actually, this was easy for an almost four star puzzle.
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  Fusilli: <Conrad> It would have been easy if what was played had been the actual solution. But the point was the April fool's day prank, and on that regard, I think it was great.
Apr-02-17  saturn2: I went for 26..Qc5 27 Qb6 QxQ 28 NxQ Bf8 (threatening Bc5 so king or knight have to move) and then e2
Jan-21-18  Toribio3: Wow! I couldn't believe it.
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