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Boris Savchenko vs Nikita Vitiugov
U20ch-RUS (2006), Cheboksary RUS, rd 2, Mar-03
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48)  ·  1-0


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May-18-06  ltsiros: <> How about some <Crafty> work over the position?
May-18-06  statisticsman: <vinohradska> If 24 Bh6 then ...24 Kxf3 with "discovered defence" by the black queen on a1-h8 diagonal.
May-18-06  RandomVisitor: 1.Bc4 Rxc4 2.Rxc3 Ng4 3.Qxd6 Rxc3 4.h3
May-18-06  trguitar: depth=15 2/44 +1.05 1. Bc4 Rxc4 2. Rxc3 Ng4 3. Qh4 Rxf4 4. Kg1 Be6 5. h3 Nf2 6. Qxf4 Nxd1 7. Rd3 Nb2 8. Rxd6 Nodes: 469661158 NPS: 856701
Time: 00:09:08.22

If black had played 24...Rxc4 there could have been more of a fight.

May-18-06  Summum Malum: I think we should all stand up and give three cheers for Xyron.. #)
May-18-06  Castle In The Sky: I got it and then lost it. I saw the bishop move, but then I thought I saw a way out of the checkmate without losing the queen.
May-18-06  RandomVisitor: 24.Bc4 Rxc4
25.Rxc3 Ng4
26.Qxd6 Rxc3
27.h3 g5 (27...Nf2+ 28.Kh2 Nxd1? 29.Bh6 and mate in 8)

28.Bg3 Ne3
29.Qh6 f6
30.Rd7 Bf7
31.Bd6 +6 or so...

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  kevin86: I wasn't even close on this one. I did see that the bishop on d3 was aching to move and open an attack on the queen.
May-18-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Bc4, good move! Actually, I was looking at this move shortly, but dismissed it for whatever stupid reason. Now I see the point of it!
May-18-06  chessmoron: Losing a queen is always a bad idea although 24...Rxc4 should be the move, it still doen't help the black position
May-18-06  thschess: Whatever. I didnt get it, no suprise there. How is Bc4 so good anyways. Sorry if I seem dumb, im really tired.
May-18-06  thschess: Never Mind, just saw the queen en prise....
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  beenthere240: 23. Qf6 is the brilliant move IMO, pinning the knight and setting up the mate.
May-18-06  HoopDreams: i found the soulution rather quickly. i immediatly saw the black squares around blacks king realy weak but after bh6 then nxf3 with a discovered defense against the mate. but for white there where a series of nice pins which lets him win a queen. I saw after bc4 with discovered attack against queen and now the knight cant move because the knight is now pinned to the queen.
May-18-06  Paintbucket: I missed this one.
May-18-06  c o r e: My first thought was that any bishop move was winning for white. I even looked at Ba6 and Be2 just to see what was possible. I ended up with the right move with Bc4, but incomplete analysis since I never looked farther than winning the queen.

My scorecard shows a half point for Wednesday. :)

May-18-06  numbersguy70: 21 ... g6 is just asking for trouble. Just not a good idea until the queens, or at least White's dark bishop, are gone.
May-18-06  itz2000: I think I got a better line

24.Bxg6, Nxf3
25. Bxh7+, Kxh7
26. Qh6#

May-18-06  jperr75108: I also thought it was Bxg6.

Indeed as <numbersguy70> said g6 is a very bad move. it weakens the dark squares for black and they prove to be a pretty big weakness.

May-18-06  Tariqov: <itz200>Qh6 is not mate
May-18-06  technical draw: When commenting on a move please put in the move number so we kibitzers can know where to look.
May-18-06  Tariqov: sorry <technical draw>. <itz2000> 26.Qh6+ is not mate
May-19-06  numbersguy70: ...though now that I look again, Black's move 21 had to be either g6 or h6 to avoid Qxh7#. The latter yields 22 Bxf4 requiring the queen to move off of the third rank or be lost to Bh7, after which Rg3 brings way too much heat. Wasting move 18 to gobble a pawn pretty much does Black in.
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  patzer2: <itz2000> In your line, after 26. Qh6+ (not mate) and 26...Kg8 Black wins.
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  patzer2: The correct winning move for the May 18th puzzle was the combined discovered attack and obstruction move 24. Bc4!, threatening to win the Queen or create a decisive mate threat with 25. Bh6 if her royal highness abandons her post on c3.
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