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|Jan-13-07|| ||Gypsy: To me, one of the key variations seems:
18...Qxc5 19.Rxb7 Qc8 20.Rxa7+ Kxa7 21.Qa3+ Qa6 22.Qxa6 Kxa6 23.Rxb8...
and at least one of Black minor pieces is doomed. Eg,
23...Ka7 24.Rd8 Ba4 (24...Bg4? 25.f3 Bh5 26.g4) 25.Bh3...and so on;
or 23...f5 24.Rd8 Ba4 25.Ra8+ and 26.Rxa4...
|Jan-13-07|| ||syracrophy: LOL. Earlier it appeared that the Puzzle of the Day was Keres vs Bronstein, 1947. Maybe something wrong was going on, also because the GOTD didn't appeared at the established time. It appeared a few minutes later, which it's very strange, since it appears always on time.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Confuse: doe i did e pawn up first. move order mattters confuse! T_T|
|Jan-13-07|| ||ForeverYoung: the sequence I chose was 18 e5 fxe5 19 Bxc5 dxc5 20 d6.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Harvestman: I found all the moves, but not in the right order. 18.Bxc5 is clearly the first move, but then I wanted to push the d-pawn first instead. Can't really claim that I solved this one, although I got the general idea.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Lupechmand: What about simply 18. Ra3 with 19. Rxa7+ and soon the queen mates on a5?|
|Jan-13-07|| ||tallinn: Sigh. I cannot honestly take the score for this one. I managed to win the position against Fritz. The continuation was Bxc5 Qxc5 Rxb7 Bb5 - as suggested here - and after Rxb8 Kxb8 Qd2 black is clearly lost. Sooner or later white will allow his bishop to join the attack on the black king (via f1-b5-c6) and black has only one active defender. Even if black manages to keep the b file closed a white pawn will appear on b6 and the white queen and/or bishop will advance on the black king on the white squares.|
However on Bxc5 dxc5 I planned to play d6? which would have lost the game. For some reason I dreamed that after exd6 e5 black cannot play Bc6 as the pawn on b7 is pinned. But after Bxc6 Qxc6 white has no more pieces attacking c6 to take advantage of the pin.
21. Qa3 is a strong move but not the strongest (formally speaking). Ra3 mates faster :-) 21. exd6 wins as well and is the recommended move for peple who love to make their opponents suffer and to maintain the pleasure of having a winning position while being behind on material as long as they can. That exd6 is winning as well justifies to score for all that did not see the mate attacks with Qa3 or Ra3 in their calculations of Bxc5.
The suggested e5 instead of Bxc5 does not work. Black can defend with Bf5.
|Jan-13-07|| ||sfm: <Gypsy: To me, one of the key variations seems: 18...Qxc5 19.Rxb7 Qc8 20.Rxa7+ ...>|
However, 20.Rxb8+,Qxb8 21.Qxb8# is also worth a closer look! ;-)
|Jan-13-07|| ||euripides: I wasn't familiar with Lagunow's games, but he's no slouch: Movsesian vs A Lagunow, 1995|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Libar: 18 ... Qxc5 19 Rxb7 Kn h6! = +|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Eurotrash: I don't belive it. First ever saturdays I've got.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Themofro: Very nice combination, culminating in Qa3, which is a beatiful move.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||luzhin: Black's decision on move 13 to castle queenside suggests that he is an enthusiast for helpmate problems.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||greensfield: Tried to exploit the triple?
Barging in direct (18.Rxb7).
Barging in from the side looks promising (18. Bxc5) but then played d6 before e5.
Tried a more subtle approach (18. e5) to open the door & continued
19. Bxc5 dxc5 20. d6 exd6 21. Bxb7 Rxb7 22. Rxb7 Qc8 (22...Qxb7 23. Qxb7#) 23. Rb8 Qxb8 24. Qxb8#
Checked back and saw that 19...b6 scuppered that idea. Oh well got the moves just could not put them togeather!
|Jan-13-07|| ||Fisheremon: <tallinn: The suggested e5 instead of Bxc5 does not work. Black can defend with Bf5.> 18.e5?! Bf5?! 19.exd6 fxe6 20.Bxc5!:|
1) 20...Bxb1 21.Bb6! Qxc4 22.Qxb1 with a fierce attack along a-file.
2) 20...Qxc5 21.Rxb7 Qb6 22.Rxb6 Rxb6 23.Qxb6 axb6 24.Rxb6 with a winning endgame.
A unique solution for Black is 18...fxe5 releasing square f6 for Knight.
|Jan-13-07|| ||playground player: By move 18, this game looked like a logjam to me. I could not find Bxc5. To me the Team Chess game looks like a logjam, too. I wonder if there is a move we're overlooking, like Bxc5 in this game, that would unlock the door to victory. If there is, I'm not seeing it--and neither are the computers.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||aazqua: This is the easiest Saturday puzzle I've ever seen. There really are no other possibilities. THe obvious pressure is down the b file with the white bishop screaming to come into play. Of course, that would require the pawns ot be moved, and since the queen is tied to b7, enter white's black bishop!! Ridiculously easy.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||pittpanther: What about 19..Bc6 instead of 19..Bc8 for black? If white takes the bishop then push b6. If white pushes d6 then exchange pawns and play Qd7. If white plays Ra3 or Qa3 then move the rook from the b file. Seems like it puts up more resistance (or maybe I am missing something....)|
|Jan-13-07|| ||nimzo knight: Beauty !!
White unleashes Bg2 with a sacrifice. Black thinks he has enough defence for b7 after move Bc8.
But only to realize that Bg2 is now pinning b7 and not killing it. And hence focus is shifted to a7.
WOW !! CHESS IS MOST AMAZING FORM OF ART.
|Jan-13-07|| ||Trouble: i thought e5 was stronger before bc5|
|Jan-13-07|| ||ALEXIN: I thought 18.e5 ?! so missed.|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Fisheremon: <nimzo knight: Beauty !!
White unleashes Bg2 with a sacrifice. Black thinks he has enough defence for b7 after move Bc8. But only to realize that Bg2 is now pinning b7 and not killing it. And hence focus is shifted to a7. WOW !! CHESS IS MOST AMAZING FORM OF ART.> So and Black's enormous contribution to this beauty: 17...Rb8??, otherwise if played 17...b6 you couldn't see it at all!
|Jan-13-07|| ||kevin86: I saw a possible mate threat by a queen sac at a7-but I failed to incorporate the idea with clearence of the bishop's diagonal. Black's b-pawn is then pinned,forbidding the defensive move of b6. |
Good combination play by white.
|Jan-14-07|| ||nimzo knight: True <Fisheremon> But how many can exploit such a mistake. Not me ;)|
|Jan-15-07|| ||Gypsy: <sfm: <Gypsy: To me, one of the key variations seems: 18...Qxc5 19.Rxb7 Qc8 20.Rxa7+ ...>|
However, 20.Rxb8+,Qxb8 21.Qxb8# is also worth a closer look! ;-)>
Exactly - glad you found the humor of it. :-)
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