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|Sep-02-06|| ||chancho: A very fine game by Sax.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Albertan: Gyula Sax is a GM from Hungary with an elo of 2545.Emil Hermansson is an IM from Sweden with an elo of 2461.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Albertan: The move 7.Nge2 is rarely played in top level chess, instead the main continuation on move 7 for White is 7.Bg5.|
The move 9...Qc7 appears to be a theoretical novelty for the position.Prior to this game, only the move 9...Qb6 had been played (in the game Karpov-Adams Tilburg Fontys 1996,draw 45 moves).
|Sep-02-06|| ||Albertan: The move 14...f6? seems to be a mistake. Another idea which could have been played on move 14 by Hermansson is 14...Bb4 with a possible continuation being 14...Bb4 15.O-O Qa5 16.Ra1 Nb6 17.Rfc1 Rb8 18.a3 Bxc3 19.bxc3 c5 .|
|Jul-11-07|| ||Doktorn: Iīm happy, I got it.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||somitra: yes, was easy considering it's a Wednesday puzzle. I got the key move 18. Nd5+. However, I did not calculate after I realized that after the line 18 ...exd5 19. Rfe1+ Ne5 20. Rxe5+ Qxe5 21. dxe5 Black has lost the Q and his position is still quite bad.|
By the way, should I consider this as solved ?
|Jul-11-07|| ||mkrk17: I got Nd5 almost immediately. cxd5 loses the queen, exd5 leads to Rfe1+ and black is dead or down lot of material.|
Pretty easy for a wednesday..
|Jul-11-07|| ||Doktorn: <somitra> Thatīs how far I got and I say it is enough. Black has no activity what so ever and is down in material.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||not yet a patzer: I saw a great position that white could achieve from the puzzle position with Rfe1 followed by Nd5. A K and Q fork with c and e pawns pinned by rooks, beautiful.|
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Of course, black gets a move before Nd5, so this would not happen, but ain't it purdy?
|Jul-11-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Very satisfactory puzzle. 21 ... Rh6 is another interesting defensive line to consider.|
After figuring out the above I enlisted ome help from Hiarcs in the analysis below.
22 ... Kd6 accelerated the demise a bit (Kc7 was somewhat better), but at this stage, black could very well resign already.
23 ... Kxe7 was another nail in the coffin. Kd7 was a bit better, but again, the game is nearly over.
14 ... f6?? seems to be what precipitated the ensuing massacre (Nb6 or Bb4 much better).
|Jul-11-07|| ||ReikiMaster: Do you like it medium, rare or well done? Bravo Guyla. After 25...Kd6 26.b4 closes the exit. Since white started this puzzle a piece down, material is actually fairly even at the end.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||Madman99X: Nd5+ and black must lose material. I saw this one right away for once in my life.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||dzechiel: White to move. Medium difficulty. Three of black's pieces are still on their home squares. There must be an easy way to take advantage of this.|
Well, on my board the d5 square seems to be blinking. I don't know if I should play 18 d5 or 18 Nd5, but one of them seems in order. Let's try the more forcing of the two:
18 Nd5+ exd5 (if 18...cxd5 19 Rxc7 or 18...Kd8 19 Nxc7) 19 Rfe1+ (either rook seems to work) 19...Ne5 (if 19...Kd8 20 Re8#) 20 Rxe5+ Qxe5 (if 20...Kd7 21 Qe6+ Kd8 22 Qe8# or 20...Kd8 21 Qe8#) 21 dxe5 resigns.
Actually, I think black probably resigned after the knight check.
|Jul-11-07|| ||dzechiel: Wow. Black was a lot more stubborn than I expected. I'll have to take partial credit this evening.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||EngageEight: 18 d5 also wins big.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||vibes43: Fork 18 Nd5 caught my eye immediately. Thought that was too easy so considered 18. Rfe1, d5, and Qxg5+ but text move was the most forceful and immediate and knew it won the Q. Very nice puzzle but easier for me than Tuesday.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||skemup: nice open of efile and then rooks with well situated queen rocks.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||willyfly: White is down by a ♗ - looking for forcing moves - White can give check with 18 ♕xg5+ but it doesn't seem to lead to anything |
18 ♘b5 takes advantage of the pin to attack the ♕
18 ♘d5 forks ♔ and ♕ but the ♘ is lost to 18...exd5 which exposes the ♔ to check from 19 ♖fe1+ ♔d8 (the only flight square) then 20 ♕e8#
Black can buy time with 19...♘e5 but after 20 ♖xe5 or 20 dxe5 it looks like Black has a lot of troubles.
Now let's see how the real game went.
I guess I should have calculated a few more moves but hey - I'm satisfied
|Jul-11-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <EngageEight: 18 d5 also wins big.> Show how, please.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||openningspecialist: interesting puzzle i looked immediately at Nd5+ and tried to find mate if K moves but until 30 secs ago I didn't realise it was a fork. I saw all lines so full credit:)|
|Jul-11-07|| ||openningspecialist: In the Qf7+ position if Be7 Qxe7+ Kc8 up Queen for rook if Kd6 Qf6+ and wins Rh8 and Bf8 soon after If Kc/d8 Re8#. MAJ discuss in correspondence game with me.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||goldfarbdj: Quite honestly I found this one easier than yesterday's. Nd5+ jumped out at me, and then it was just a matter of verifying that the rook check was a winner.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||aazqua: This Hermanson is a real clown. He deserved the beat down. Puzzle was obvious, maybe backing up a move would have made things a little more interesting.|
|Jul-11-07|| ||Arkanin: <Not Yet A Patzer: I saw a great position that white could achieve from the puzzle position with Rfe1 followed by Nd5. A K and Q fork with c and e pawns pinned by rooks, beautiful.>|
Sure, although I think the pawn is pinned just fine in the puzzle ;)
|Jul-11-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <openningspecialist: In the Qf7+ position if Be7 Qxe7+ Kc8 up Queen for rook if Kd6 Qf6+ and wins Rh8 and Bf8 soon after If Kc/d8 Re8#. MAJ discuss in correspondence game with me.>|
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