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|Sep-02-08|| ||Once: 33. Rg3 seems to be the lemon here. Turns an interesting black attack into an almost certain loss.|
I was interested by the name given to the opening. I had never heard of a "six pawns attack" in the KID. Seems a bit greedy to me. Four pawns attack? Nah, that's for wimps - I've got six! Where next in the one-upmanship stakes?
As for the puzzle, nothing to add. <al wazir> is almost certainly right. Looks like a time pressure error by black.
|Sep-02-08|| ||al wazir: <chopbox: <beginner64> your suggestion of 38...Qf3 is one heck of a pin! There is only one place White's queen can go: the h6 square. Unfortunately for Black, that's a fabulous move, as White's queen is looking at mate on g7! Black now has to choose between 39...Rg8 40.Kh2 and 39...Rf7 40.Re1 and it's pretty much over in either case.>|
38...Qf3! 39. Qh6!! Rg8 40. Kh2 Rg3!!! 41. Rxg3 fxg3 42. Rxg3 Qf2+ 43. Rg2 Qd4 44. Qe6 Qh4+ 1/2-1/2.
|Sep-02-08|| ||Once: 38. ... Qf3 39. Qh6 Rg8 40. Kh2 Rg3 41. f6
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From this position, Fritz 11 announces mate in 13. The bishop cannot move because 42. Qf8 Rg8 43. Qxg8#
One possible line after 41. f6 - 41. ... Qe4 42. bxa6 Qg6 43. Qxg6 hxg6 44 fxe7
I don't think 38. ... Qf3 saves black, but it's certainly much better than allowing mate in 2.
|Sep-02-08|| ||zooter: Very Easy...much easier than yesterday...
39.Qxh7+ Kxh7 40.Rh2+ and black can throw in a useless bishop interception before being mated
|Sep-02-08|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <beginner64: <kap54: Looks to me like black's only defense against the mating attack would have been 38...Qf6.>
kap54, I think you mean Qf3 (to pin the rook).>|
Nope, he meant Qf6. It prevents the Qxh7 sac thus:
38. ... Qf6 39. Qxh7+ Kxh7 40. Rh2+ Qh4 (and black ends up with a B+R against R).
However, white still wins after 38. ... Qf6 39. Rg7, forcing an exchange of white rooks for black Q, and leaving white with a Q+P against R+B.
<al wazir> My subtlety-deficient post was supposed to signify an agreement with those considering today's puzzle to be really easy, by showing an example that might qualify as an even easier (although a real puzzle in the example game is: why did it get played out to mate).
<Once: 33. Rg3 seems to be the lemon here. Turns an interesting black attack into an almost certain loss.>
Indeed, that move did give big advantage to white. Although Hiarcs disagrees that black had much of an attack, and claims small advantage for white, with some drawing chances for the black.
|Sep-02-08|| ||TheaN: 2/2
Geez. Is this Tuesday? This is -monday...
Material: +R vs B+P
Candidate moves: 39.Rg8†, 39.Qxh7†
39.Rg8† is fruitless although that would have been a normal Tuesday move. No, here CG seems to have switched Monday and Tuesday (although yesterday was also no Tuesday level).
<39.Qxh7†! Kxh7 40.Rh2† Bh4 41.Rxh4‡ 1-0>
|Sep-02-08|| ||zb2cr: Quick and simple. I'll just echo what a number of others have said: This seemed easier than yesterday's puzzle. |
39. Qxh7+, Kxh7; 40. Rh2+ and Black has only useless interpositions left.
|Sep-02-08|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Well, with this as today's puzzle, it's really going to feel like a Monday here in the USA (where yesterday was a holiday).|
|Sep-02-08|| ||BlackWaive: Tuesday.
Candidate Moves: xh7+
39. xh7 xh7 40. h2+ with mate to follow. Standard Rook mate. I thought my eyes had deceived me for a moment - this is undoubtedly the easiest puzzle I have solved on chessgames.com.
|Sep-02-08|| ||johnlspouge: <<chessdude2> wrote: Good ol' lawnmower mate [snip]>|
This is a great name for the mate! It is much more evocative than, e.g., the related "walking mate". I have added it to my list of named mates at http://home.comcast.net/~johnlspoug... with the reference http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....
|Sep-02-08|| ||johnlspouge: Tuesday (Easy): S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 39?|
White to play and win.
Material: R for B+P. The Black Kh8 is stalemated, so White should look for candidate checks. White has control of the g- and h-files, with only Ph7 preventing mate.
Candidates (39.): Qxh7+
39.Qxh7+ Kxh7 40.Rh2+ Bh4 41.Rxh4#
"How fast did you see it, John?"
Almost as fast as you saw yesterday's, Dave :)
|Sep-02-08|| ||VooDooMoves: This one seems a lot easier than yesterdays. The pattern is the same as a back rank mate, only form the side! First thing noticeable is the lack of pawn cover around both kings and Whites control of the g-file. If only there was some way white could remove blacks last pawn... 39. Qxf7+! 40. Kxf7 Rh2+ 41. Bh4 Rxh4 mate!|
|Sep-02-08|| ||stanleys: Got it :)|
|Sep-02-08|| ||lentil: How is this a "six pawns attack"?!|
|Sep-02-08|| ||JG27Pyth: Time is moving backwards... as here is our real Monday puzzle. Yesterday was Tuesday it seems. This feels like perhaps the easiest puzzle Chessgames.com has given us... easiest that I can recall anyway. |
FYI, if you missed yesterday's GOTD, it ended with an extraordinary zugzwang... worth checking out.
<MostlyAverageJoe: Here's an easier puzzle...[snip]... although a real puzzle in the example game is: why did it get played out to mate.>
That really is a puzzle. It's stunning/appalling to see that ending played to mate -- my best guess would be one or both players were in extreme time pressure and the last dozen moves were played in a clock-smacking reflex-blur with single digit seconds left on the clock.
|Sep-02-08|| ||SpoiltVictorianChild: I agree with the hordes... Today's and yesterday's should have been switched around.|
|Sep-02-08|| ||whiteshark: 39.Qxh7+ and that is that.|
|Sep-02-08|| ||chrisowen: Williams finds a good way to handle the KID and then phases it precisely. 32..Rg3 earlier awards a spotters badge seeing hxg3 Qh5+ Qh2 Qxf3+ Rg2 fxg3 Qh6 was best perhaps.|
|Sep-02-08|| ||nfazli: this should'e been 38 white to play|
|Sep-02-08|| ||Stara Zagora: Interesting that such an experienced grandmaster as Hebden missed this simple combination. 38...Qf3 is a must here.|
|Sep-02-08|| ||YouRang: I suppose the 'subtlety' here that makes this remotely challenging is that the g2 rook is attacked by a pawn, so one might sense some urgency to move the rook. |
But the only interesting place to move the rook is to h2, which is only possible (and interesting) after we vacate the queen with Qxh7+.
|Sep-02-08|| ||Trigonometrist: Much easier than yesterday!!
|Sep-02-08|| ||Kasputin: It's sac the queen time.
39. Qxh7+ and then 40. Rh2+
For spite black can throw the bishop away on the h-file, but I suspect that black resigned immediately after the queen sac.
|Sep-02-08|| ||Waitaka: <SpoiltVictorianChild: I agree with the hordes... Today's and yesterday's should have been switched around.>|
So I am also in the hordes, I guess...
|Sep-02-08|| ||YouRang: <nfazli: this should'e been 38 white to play>|
Hmmm, I think white has 2-3 viable moves there, with 38.Rbg1 being one of them.
But considering the defense of 38...Qf3, perhaps 38.Qxf4 is better.
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