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Michail Brodsky vs Jens-Uwe Maiwald
Ciocaltea Memorial (1994), Bucharest ROU, rd 3, Feb-??
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1-0
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Mar-23-07  JohnnyPawn: After 35.Rxf6 it seems that the best Black defense would be: 35...Kg8 36.Qe1 Rf8 37.Rxf8 Kxf8 38.Qxb4+ Kg8 39.Bxa6, when White is winning, but no mate in sight. No beauty involved in this line, although.
Mar-23-07  Ashram64: got it... ^_^
Mar-23-07  zb2cr: Rats, didn't see the key move 37 Bxf5+. Ouch.
Mar-23-07  blair45: I agree with mkrk17: 37. Bxf5+ is the star move!
Mar-23-07  LivBlockade: I rejected 36. ♕e1 because, like others, I did not see 37. ♗xf5+!. However, I chose 36. ♕d1 which I think is also convincing. <wharfrat> showed how to answer 36...♕f7. But if 36..♕f4, then isn't 37. ♕h5+ ♕h6; 38. ♕f7+ ♔h8; 39. ♖h6! crushing?
Mar-23-07  LivBlockade: <wharfat> 37. ♕g4 is very nice against 36. ♕d1 ♕f7, but even without it, I think 37. ♕e1 also does the trick (if 37...♕h5; 38. ♕g3 ♕h6; 39. ♕c7+ does the trick, or 37...♔h8; 38. ♕h4+ ♕h7; 39. ♕xf6+). ♕g4 is nicer, but even if White didn't notice the pin, he can still penetrate and win in the ♕d1 line.
Mar-23-07  goodevans: <mkrk17: wow...Bxf5 is the star move.>, <zb2cr: Rats, didn't see the key move 37 Bxf5+.> and <blair45: I agree with mkrk17: 37. Bxf5+ is the star move!>, why?

It certainly looks nice, but as far as I can see, 37 Rg4 does the job just as well.

Mar-23-07
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  kevin86: I fell for some chess blindness. I went for 25 ♖xh6+??-missing the obvious capture. I mistaken thought black had to retreat his king.
Mar-23-07
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  YouRang: Well, I saw the right idea, but not well enough to have solved it.

I had a hunch that I wanted to deflect the g7 pawn in order to create mate threats on the h-file with the rook & queen. I also saw that 35. Rxf6! gxf6 was the most promising way to do it. It also had the pleasant effect of removing Black's mate threat (if ...Qc3).

But I looked at several ways to get my queen into the game, but never found the light. The missing ingredient was the brilliant Bxf5+!!, where recapture would open a 2nd attacking lanes for the queen (located at e1).

Very impressive game!

Mar-23-07  Toporagno: I saw the moves in a different order:

35 Bxf5 exf5 36 Rxf6 gxf6 37 Qe1

menacing Qh4#. So if 37 ... Qf4 38 Qe7+ leading to mate.

Am I right?

Mar-23-07  vesivialvy93: Another failure for me this week !!! i was looking for rook sac in h but going nowhere i finally look the solution... Is it me or this week it's harder ???
Mar-23-07  goodevans: <Toporagno: I saw the moves in a different order: 35 Bxf5 exf5 36 Rxf6 gxf6 37 Qe1 menacing Qh4#. So if 37 ... Qf4 38 Qe7+ leading to mate. Am I right?>

I don't think this is as good because 36 ... gxf6 isn't forced. I'm not sure what else black could try though. Perhaps 36 ... Be4.

Mar-23-07  chessapprentice: <alfilbueno> I found exactly the same line as you did, which I believe to be even nicer than the one actually played.
Mar-23-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <DexterGordon: <MostlyAverageJoe: I wonder how would the black fare after 34 ... Qe5> This is better than getting mated, surely. But after trading the two rooks for queen and pawn, Qf4 threatens to mop up the Black Q-side pawns for a pretty quick win, I think.>

I run the HIARCS engine on autopilot after 34 ... Qe5 (1 minute per move) and killed it at move 90 or so, still with no win and 1.5 advantage for white, so it does not seem to be too quick.

I wonder what Rybka would say...

Mar-23-07
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  mig55: Rxf6,gxf6 and then Bxf5 works as good...
Mar-23-07  Grampmaster: <alfilbueno> Everything looks like a forced mate in your line of:

35.Rxf6 gxf6
36.Bxf5+ exf5
37.Qe1! Qf5
38.Qe7+ Kh6 (forced or mate in one)
39.Qg7+ Kh5
40.Qg6+ Kh4
41.Qh7+ and mate in one.

Congratulations on a good spot as the other variations from your combination are just as devastating.

Mar-23-07
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  mig55: I looked at 34....Qe5 and found a fast win.
Mar-23-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <mig55: I looked at 34....Qe5 and found a fast win.>

How?

Mar-23-07
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  ahmadov: Naturally, I could not find this one...
Mar-23-07  aazqua: Very nice. The first part of the sequence was obvious but finding the b*f5 continuation took some work.
Mar-23-07  chessism: Got Rxf6 but could not find the correct follow-up...way ahead of my head :)
Mar-23-07  Timex: Got it easily
Mar-23-07  TommyC: A little bit too easy for this point in the week, I think.
Mar-23-07  LIFE Master AJ: <TommyC> Too easy? I took six or seven minutes ... and was ready to give up, before I found the answer.

Bxf5+!! is a wonderful shot, by the way.

Sep-03-10  jrbleau: 37 Rg4 right away is also crushing.
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