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|Feb-15-07|| ||Silverstrike: I found 25.Rd7, and then stopped looking. In OTB play I don't know whether I would have found the follow up.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||greensfield: Selected 25. Rd7 for the first move as this move undermines Blacks control of the e-file and ultimately the back rank where the King at the moment has no escape squares. Missed Blacks counter attack on the Queen with 25...Nh6, so didnít even think about the excellent move 26. Qxg7+|
|Feb-15-07|| ||bakuazer: Fairly easy. I immediately noticed 25.Rd7 and sticked to it. It took me several(7-10) minutes to analyze up to the next move, and I was thrilled finding 26.Qg7+. The rest was straighforward,(27...Nf5 is bad for black bc of 28.g4 - black looses a piece) but I spent a minute or two on the very last move - 31.Bd4. Liked the puzzle, and the position before move 25. |
|Feb-15-07|| ||Tactic101: Got Rd7 without much trouble. I just saw the lines where black takes the rook. However, I think it isn't that hard to find the follow up. It DOES take some thought to find Qxg7+. But, if you found Rd7!! without trouble, Qxg7+ wouldn't be hard to find. I pulled off this kind of trick of winning a pawn in this way many times, once on a guy rated 400 rating points higher than me. A sweet puzzle for Thursday.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||Beancounter: Looked at Qd7 first, struggled for a bit, came back to it, then saw Rd7.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||TrueBlue: saw it 5 seconds. But I have to admit I didn't see yesterday's puzzle :(|
|Feb-15-07|| ||Marmot PFL: It was obvious right away that the main theme would be the back rank threats, but the secondary theme of the rook pins on the 7th rank and skewer on the e-file are appealing. Tricky also that the threatening b2 bishop plays no part except to win the ending.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||handro1104: How does White win after 28,,, Rb6?|
|Feb-15-07|| ||micartouse: I saw Rd7 almost right away, but I sure as heck couldn't find Qxg7+. Hopefully someday I can solve such things.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||JustAFish: <The first move I saw was 25 Qd7 but it took just a few moments to see that wouldn't work.>|
So, how would things go after 25. Qd7? That was the move I found.
|Feb-15-07|| ||Tacticstudent: Nice combination. The fact that I most like on it is that White don't get material advantage, but a supreme positional advantage. I got some trouble to see the winning move, tought about Rd7 and Bxf6, then I saw the combination. |
<chessmoron: <i think until someone find something stronger than 26.Qxg7+ ....why not 26.Rxb7 first ??> You lose a rook! That's not a good idea. Qxg7+ is definitely stronger....BUT can 27...Kf7 hold this position?> No, because of this variation: 28.bxe7, xe7. 29.xe7, xe7. 30.g4.
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White has advantage because of the trapped knight and the weak f6-pawn. White's plan will consist of forcing the creation of a passed pawn in the kingside while weakening Black's pawns in the quenside with moves like c4!, etc.
|Feb-15-07|| ||kevin86: A neat combination! First white wins the opposing queen-but sac his own in the meantime. With the queens flying, white ends up two pawns ahead in a won ending.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||kbaumen: Eh, the week started so good. My idea here was to play Qd7 and I couldn't find any kind of defence. If 25. ... Ne5, then 26. Rxe5 Rxe5 (26. ... Rxd7 27. Rxe8#) 27. Qxe5. Seemed very well for white. Can anyone find any reasonable refutation to 25. Qd7 ?|
|Feb-15-07|| ||Whitehat1963: No, I definitely couldn't solve this one. Who cares. What an AMAZING sequence of moves. Outstanding vision!|
|Feb-15-07|| ||YouRang: Ack! I found 25. Rd7 right away. I even considered 25...Nh6, but I lazily figured I would reply with 26. R1xe7 -- because I didn't notice that 26...Nxg4+ was CHECK! So, I completely missed the key move: 26. Qxg7!|
I should have known that Thursday would not be so easy... :-(
|Feb-15-07|| ||YouRang: Even if I did see 26. Qxg7, I'm not sure that I would have been satisfied that the ensuing position was winning for white. |
White is up a pawn, but black's play after move 26 might have been better. I fed this to Rybka, which much prefers 27...Nf5 over 27...Rxb7.
|Feb-15-07|| ||greensfield: <kbaumen:> <Can anyone find any reasonable refutation to 25. Qd7 ?>|
25.Qd7 Qxd7 26.Rxd7 Rxe1 27.Rxf7 R1e2 28.Kg3 Rxc2 29.Ba3 b4 30.Bc1 Rxc1
|Feb-15-07|| ||Themofro: Sadly i missed it, caught too caught up on a bishop sac, nice game though.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||PinkCat: handro1104: How does White win after 28,,, Rb6?
29.Rc8 and black c pawn falls down..
by the way how do you colour and this <> thing in yr replies to a specific person? thanks in advance..
|Feb-15-07|| ||playground player: I saw Rd7 right away, but I couldn't find a way to beat 25... Ne5. Fap!|
|Feb-15-07|| ||gawain: Saw Rd7! but confess that I did not examine any Black reply other than the captures that lose immediately. Oh well. At least my chess intuition is healthy.|
|Feb-15-07|| ||YouRang: <playground player: I saw Rd7 right away, but I couldn't find a way to beat 25... Ne5. Fap!>|
Had black played 25...Ne5, then white wins handily with 26. Rxe5!, as Black is down a piece vs :
If 26...fxe5: 27. Rxb7
If 26...Qxd7: 27. Qxd7 fxe5
|Feb-15-07|| ||schnarre: <who> Looks like a technical win indeed!|
|Feb-15-07|| ||simsan: <Kaissa99> After 25.Bxf6? .. Black can play 25. .. gxf6 and white has no win (but rather a loss)|
<JustAFish> 25. Qd7? Qxd7 26. Rxd7 Rxe1 Black is a rook up.
|Feb-16-07|| ||Black Vampire: <vesivialvy93><chessmoron> Well, if 26.Rxb7??, White lose the exchange (rook for knight), but not a full rook!: 26...Nxg4+ 27.fxg4, Rxe1, as chessgames.com indicates in its annotations.|
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