|Mar-24-07|| ||TrueBlue: saw the key moves for black rxh3 followed by Rh8+ and Rh3+, not that hard. Yesterday's was much harder for me.|
|Mar-24-07|| ||dzechiel: Wow! Got the first move, of course (I'm sure eveyone did/will), but sacrificing the first rook to clear your own pawn out of the way, and the second rook to allow the queen to enter with check is inspired!|
It's mate after 33 Kxh3 Qh5+ 34 Kg3 Qh4+ 35 Kf3 (35 Kg2 Qh2#) Qh3#.
Outstanding play by Kochyev!
|Mar-24-07|| ||chessmoron: Double rook sacrifice in this game is very pretty. Took me 2 minutes on this gem.|
|Mar-24-07|| ||think: So why didn't 31. ... Qh5+ work? All Rh1 then Rh3 did was reach the same position with black down a rook and a pawn.|
|Mar-24-07|| ||Maz: cause of Kg2 then Kf3|
|Mar-24-07|| ||Tactic101: Finally, I get a puzzle I can solve. Maybe this week wasnt' so bad. ;)
Posted a puzzle in the Kibitzer's Cafe. You might want to solve it as well. Click here: The Kibitzer's Café|
|Mar-24-07|| ||mpl: The problem with 31. .. h5+ is that white is not forced to take the g3 pawn (32. xg3? h4+ 33. g2 h2+ 34. f3 h3#), but can escape instead via g2, f3 and use the g3 pawn as safeguard.|
After 31. .. h8+ 32. g2 h2+ 33. f3 the black queen can make use of the long diagonal from the queen side with 33. .. b7. This makes a winning difference ;)
But I didn't find the solution neither, because I was stuck in calculating the consequences of 31. .. h7+ 32. g2 Th8 which might lead to win also (33. f3 g2 34. xg2 b7+), but not as clear as in the actual game.
|Mar-24-07|| ||ahmadov: I found the idea, not the solution...|
|Mar-24-07|| ||Fisheremon: Another solution 28...Kb8 29.Rh1 Qd7 etc.
At 31 move 31...Qh7 also gives a clear win: 32.Kg2 Rh8 33.Kf3 g2 34.Qxg2 Qb7+ 35.d5 Qb3+
At 27 move Black could have a quicker win 27...Qh7!
White's mistaken twice:
19.Nf2? (19.Ng5!?) Here Black missed 19...Nxf2!. Also 20...Bb7?! cos' 20...Nxf2 still available.
24.Nd4? (24.Kxh2!? could save) after that the position was totally lost as 27...Qh7! could show.
|Mar-24-07|| ||eblunt: I had 28 .... Nf2 which I think is winning as well. After the same pawn sequence as above, the crux is 31 Nxf2 g3xf2 32 Qxf2 Rdg8+ 33 Kf1 Rh1+ 34 Ke2 Qh5+ 35 Qf3 Rg2+ 36 Ke3 Rh3 pinning the queen and winning|
|Mar-24-07|| ||mig55: eblunt, how do you go further after 29. c6?|
|Mar-24-07|| ||kewlmodee: What would 31. Rc7+ Qxc7 32. Kxh3 Rh8+ lead to? Can white escape?|
|Mar-24-07|| ||kewlmodee: Although 31. Rh1 looks better|
|Mar-24-07|| ||delterp: <dzechiel>, minor problem with your line.
35 g2 does not mate with 35...h2.
Both f1 and f3 are flight squares for the king that prolong the mate by 1 move.
36 f1 h8#
36 f3 h3#
|Mar-24-07|| ||dzechiel: <delterp> Thanks for keeping me honest!|
|Mar-24-07|| ||JohnnyPawn: <delterp> Obviously you meant
36 f1 h1#.|
|Mar-24-07|| ||Richard Taylor: I saw this immediately but I wasn't confidant it looked too obvious. I thought White had something by sacrficing on c7 but couldn't see anything so the best I could see was the move as played although I thought the Q check on h5 won more quickly.|
|Mar-24-07|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I set myself a time limit of five minutes. (I did not get it.) |
I saw the first Rook sack almost instantly, I never even seriously considered the sacrifice of the second Rook.
|Mar-24-07|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Nice problem.
|Mar-24-07|| ||ALEXIN: I tought 28.Qb7|
|Mar-26-07|| ||kevin86: A neat rook sac-and it was good that black could survive the white attack.|
|Apr-14-11|| ||FSR: Very nice game by Kochiev.|