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Nazar Yaremko vs David Recuero Guerra
European Youth Championship (2006), Herceg Novi MNE, rd 8, Sep-18
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  0-1


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Jun-22-10  Ferro: You Know... RxKnife era todo lo que debia hacerse


Jun-22-10  Ferro: Too NxSome Potent pawn
Jun-22-10  Ferro: The Sacrifice
Jun-22-10  MaczynskiPratten: What a gem of a game – part of the very select company of double Rook and Queen sacrifices, so maybe it should be called “The Spanish Immortal” to match with “The Immortal” Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 or “The English Immortal” Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948. The raking Bishops are reminiscent of “Rubinstein’s Immortal”, Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907, but Rubinstein only sac’d one Rook.
Jun-22-10  Catfriend: <patzer2> I couldn't help but notice you've added this game to your mate in 2 collection.

This <is> a wonderful game - but a mate in 2 it ain't. Just being worried about your collection's purity;)

Jun-22-10  Am643602: 22. Rd5 doesn't do enough... a2+ 23. Ka1 Bxc3+ 24. Qb2 Bxb2+ 25. Kxb2 White is down a Queen for a Rook while black has the passed a7 pawn as a threat.
Jun-22-10  Ferro: HERMAFRODITA A



Jun-22-10  zooter: missed Monday, but Tuesday seems routine (though more plies than usual)

22...Qb4+ 23.Ka1 (23.Qb2 Qxb2#; 23.cxb4 a2# unusual pattern though) Bxc3+ 24.Rxc3 (24.Qb2 Qxb2#) Qxc3+ 25.Ka1 (25.Qb2 Qxb2#) a2#

Seems a bit involved though with a lot of variations, but I'm sure everybody has pretty much nailed it

Time to check

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  thegoodanarchist: Seems slightly easier than yesterday's puzzle to me.
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  Once: <gofer> <dakgootje> Excellent ideas! is either a ghost ship of a website or a top secret social sciences project. I'm liking it. A lot.

For the first, I'm thinking a George Romero (knight of the living dead?) horror flick starring Bruce "the chin" Campbell. For the second, I'm torn between Tom Cruise or Keanu Reeves in a semi-futuristic scifi actioner. Think Vanilla Sky with bishops.

Jun-22-10  cjgone: Double bishops, man are they evil.
Jun-22-10  WhiteRook48: ah yikes i missed it
Jun-22-10  fernandojaume: Yo habria comido el Alfil de inmediato
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  patzer2: <Catfriend> Thanks for the correction. As <Zooter>'s post indicates you are right that 22...Qb4+! is a mate, but not a mate-in-two. If Black plays 23. Ka1, it's a mate-in-four.
Jun-22-10  Jason Frost: < Am643602: 22. Rd5 doesn't do enough... a2+ 23. Ka1 Bxc3+ 24. Qb2 Bxb2+ 25. Kxb2 White is down a Queen for a Rook while black has the passed a7 pawn as a threat.>

22. Rd5 a2+ 23. Kb2! Qb4+ 24. Kxa2 and I don't think black has anything

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  gawain: I just didn't see it. I was trying out 22...Bh6 to deflect the W queen and allow Qb5+ and then Qb2. But that would not have been enough.
Jun-22-10  BOSTER: <Jim> <I missed the (now) obvious forced mate...22...Qb5>. I have to say such complication " impressed " me , because, maybe , I trust you too much.
Jun-22-10  David2009: <Jason Frost: < Am643602: 22. Rd5 doesn't do enough... a2+ 23. Ka1 Bxc3+ 24. Qb2 Bxb2+ 25. Kxb2 White is down a Queen for a Rook while black has the passed a7 pawn as a threat.> 22. Rd5 a2+ 23. Kb2! Qb4+ 24. Kxa2 and I don't think black has anything>

Black has better. 22.Rd5 Bxd5! 23.exd5 a2+ 24.Kb2! a1=Q+ 25.Qxa1 Qb4+ 26.Kc1 (or 26.Ka2 Bxc3 27.Qc1 Qa4+ 28.Qa3 Qxc2+ and mates) 26...Bxc3 27.Qa2 Bd2+ 28.Kd1 Bf4 29.c4 Qc3 30.Bd3 (an unfortunate necessity) Qc1+! 31.Ke2 Qe3+ 32.Kf1 Qxf3+ 33.Qf2 Qxh1+ 34.Ke2 Bxh2 and Black is three Pawns up.

Credit Crafty End Game Trainer, not me, with this analysis. Crafty on-line link to explore the variations:

This on-line link can be set to any position with Crafty playing Black and is a truly remarkable free on-line resource. Enjoy!

Jun-22-10  turbo231: A very nice puzzle, I love it. Too bad i missed it. What about -bh6 checking the white queen. The white queen can take bh6 or not either way she'll be out of the picture.

Or the white queen could xa3 but that's a loser also. If the queen doesn't take a3 then the black queen -b5+....... -qb4 is a lot prettier and better maybe. Time to check and see which way is better. I would guess qb4 will be the best.

Jun-22-10  turbo231: qb4 is best.
Jun-22-10  RandomVisitor: Perhaps white has a better move than 8.Be3:

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Rybka 3:

<[+0.43] d=22 8.Bg5> Bg7 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bxd7+ Qxd7 11.0-0-0 h6 12.Be3 Qc6 13.Qd2 Nd7 14.Bd4 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 f6 16.Nd5 Rc8 17.c3 Qc5 18.Qd2 Nb6 19.Qf4 Nxd5 20.exd5 Qc4 21.Qg3 Qxa2 22.Qxg6+ Kd8 23.Rhe1

[+0.37] d=22 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.Bg5 Bg7 11.0-0-0 0-0 12.e5 Qf5 13.Bxf6 dxe5 14.Qxe5 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 exf6 16.Rd7 b6 17.Nb5 Rfd8 18.Rxd8+ Rxd8 19.Nxa7

Jun-23-10  EyesofBlue: <Sigh>.

I missed this one.... And it's only Wednesday?!

Jun-23-10  M.Hassan: "easy" category. Black is behind in material.
Although it is "easy", I spent a lot of time and played different lines until I arrived at a line that think it has been in the actual game. 22.......Qb5+
23.ka1 is the only square that white King can go to if 23.Qb2 axb2 and white Queen is lost so Ka1 is a safer move 23.Ka1 Qb4 (pawn on c3 is pinned)
24.Qb1 Bxc3+
25.Rxc3 Qxc3+
26.Kb1 a2#
Time to check
Not quite, and much longer than the actual game!
May-10-12  Blunderdome: Came here to post some analysis I read in a book, but I guess David2009 and Crafty came up with the same thing. I recommend playing through that line.
May-10-12  Blunderdome: (His post from 6-22-10, not far below mine)
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