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Sandor Kustar vs Armin Kranz
Weihnachtsopen (1999), Zurich SUI, rd 6
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  1-0
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Mar-12-07  realbrob: This looks like the positions you find in a book for beginners in the chapter "forks, pins, removing the defender" ...
Mar-12-07  uuft: I think everyone who wants to improve his game 'rapidly', should try to solve the puzzles from monday till sunday.

Spending an hour or more analyzing a saturday puzzle can come in quite handy on days like these, and OTB 'probably eventually'. No pain, no gain: life is chess, boys and girls(?)! (=

Mar-12-07  Themofro: A good Monday puzzle, clearly illustrating the ideas of forks and removal of defense, tactical elements which are crucial to a players success, in other words, what a Monday puzzle should be.
Mar-12-07  bakuazer: found it in one second.

Mar-12-07
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  gawain: Exceedingly easy--but count me in with the group that feels that exceedingly easy is perfect for Mondays.

A combination doesn't make it into a Chessgames.com puzzle unless some reasonably accomplished victim has failed to see it coming over the board, right?

Mar-12-07  el ladron: this puzzle is pretty easy... but im not complaining. any puzzle still exercises the mind. this is a good one, no matter how easy it is.
Mar-12-07
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  fm avari viraf: Of course, Rxd5 is very conspicuous because of the N fork on e7 picking up the Rook.
Mar-12-07  Fatos: Very easy puzzle!
Mar-12-07  wals: Would not have a clue on how many times I've made a similar blunder. This helps to reinforce what not to do
in a like situation.
Mar-12-07  Happypuppet: <beenthere520> I'm sorry, I don't understand the logic of the puzzle being harder with a pawn on h6.
Mar-12-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  scolley: With the black pawn on h6 there is no back rank mate. 25.Rxd5 can then be met by 25...Rxc6.
Mar-12-07  thedoyle: i saw this one in about .75 seconds
Mar-12-07  fgh: Lol, I solved this in 0.01 seconds.

:-)

Mar-12-07
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  OhioChessFan: I am really enjoying the new avatars. As for the game, I admit to not figuring out a recent Monday that everyone else was saying was easy, "even for a Monday", so I won't say that about this week's.
Mar-12-07  Major Dude: This was ultra easy!!
Mar-12-07  Dr.Lecter: This is way too easy. I can tell this is Monday. Darn.
Jun-07-15
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  Penguincw: Hmm, if my calendar is right, today is Sunday, but this puzzle is super easy. I almost thought it was a trick. :|
Jun-07-15
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  SonOfSteel: Insane.
insane?
OMG...must be true
Jun-07-15
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  jith1207: Ha ha.. This is the best puzzle solving week I have ever had. Think missed one but that was not Sunday. I can have a beautiful rest day now, having spent the least amount of time solving chess puzzle on any Sunday. Thank you CG!
Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Looking at the past kibitzes, it looks like either CG misplaced Monday puzzle on a Sunday or the home page has wrongly given move 25 instead of say move 15! It has happened here before so probably that's what happened. But none of that takes out the fact that we have solved a Sunday puzzle in less than a minute.
Jun-07-15
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  jith1207: <Penguincw>: Or probably we have slept for the whole Sunday and today is actually Monday. Or the POTUS has ordered a day be advanced and cg might have to do a catch up. Or whatever.
Jun-07-15  belgian: Got it rather quickly, but spent much more time looking for something better as it's supposed to be a difficult Sunday puzzle... am I missing something?
Jun-07-15  The Last Straw: Good. They fixed it.
Today's puzzle is Ponomariov vs L Bruzon, 2011.
Jun-07-15
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  jith1207: That's right, we have been tricked.
Jun-07-15  ndg2: Just when black overcame the pressure of the white fianchetto bishop he ran into this terrible blunder.
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