<Any Player - A.O. Player
Site (monthly) Problem / Jan, 2009. Pensacola, FL (6), 07.1970
An extraordinary combination.
I am sure I have seen this a few times before over the years ...
However, on December 20th, 2008 - while I was studying one Saturday with one of my students - I revisited this jewel, and I knew I had to add it to my collection.
This comes from the following contest:
GM V. Tumakov - GM O. Panno;
Buenos Aires, ARG; 07,1970.
21.e6!!, " "
and according to the book, "Play for Mate" by D. Hooper and also B. Cafferty, Black resigned here. (See page # 201.)
[The ChessBase database gives the score as "21.e6, h6; 22.gxh6, 1-0."]
Copyright (c) A.J. Goldsby, 2009. All rights reserved.
[White is winning in all lines: 21.e6!! exd3!?;
Black can only avoid mate by giving
away a ton of material, the machine
wants to play 21...Rf4 here.
(21...Bxe6; 22.Qc3!? Rf7; 23.g6 )
This actually shortens things quite
a bit, after 22...Rf5; Black will get
mated in around eight moves ...
according to the iron monster.
a.) D. Hooper and B. Cafftery also
give the following variation:
22...Nf6 ; 23.gxf6 Bxf6 ;
24.Rxh7+ Kg8 ; 25.Rgxg7+ Bxg7 ;
26.Rxg7+ Kh8 ; 27.Rh7+ Kg8 ;
b.) The box goes for the following continuation here:
22...Rf5 ; 23.Bxf5 Nf6 ;
24.gxf6 Bxf6 ; 25.Bxf6 Qg8 ;
(Or <25...gxf6? ; 26.Rxh7#) .
26.Rxg7 Qxg7 ; 27.Rxh7+ Kg8 ;
28.Rxg7+ Kf8 ; 29.e7+ Ke8 ;
Returning now to the main line of the solution ...
23.gxh6 Nxh6; 24.Rxh6+ Kg8; 25.Rxg7#] 1-0>