|Jul-12-12|| ||backrank: According to Unzicker himself, Black resigned after 28. Rxd8+. Otherwise, he would have hardly played the trivial 29. Nxb2, but would have mated by 29. Rf7+!! Kxf7 30. Nd6+ and 31. Rxe8#.|
The whole game is a lesson in tactical finesse and attacking technique and worthy of detailed study.
|Jul-12-12|| ||keypusher: <backrank> Thank you very much for pointing this beautiful game out.|
|Jul-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Moshe Pit
|Jul-13-12|| ||backrank: <keypusher> You're welcome! I'm fallen in love with that game for years now, and I've always wondered why no one had kibitzed so far.|
<LTJ> It'd be so nice to see this game as GOTD!
|Jul-13-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <backrank> I know! Hopefully it will be GOTD sometime soon!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||backrank: Unzicker was sort of German Keres, but outside Germany, still no one seems to notice.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||sevenseaman: What a positional smorgasbord! 24. Kf1! I haven't grasped the significance.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||al wazir: 26. Rxd8, followed by Rxf8+, Qxh7+, and Qe7#, would also have worked. But I can understand Unzicker's preference for the ♕ sac.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||rilkefan: Ok, after recovering from the surprise I think I see the idea of c6 and Kf1. White's plan is to play Bxc6 (and Bxb7/Bc6 is out due to the Qb2), but then Qc3+. But actually white's plan is to clear the d file by tempting black to play ...Bb5 pinning the knight.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||rilkefan: And having fired up stockfish I see that the more natural 23.Be2 is even more crushing. White gets in a tempo so that after the improvement ...e5 (for luft) Nd6+ comes before Bxh3+. Anyway.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||erimiro1: 23.C6! and 24.Kf1! are so cool|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Jamboree: Seeing as the FIDE rating system wasn't even first initiated until 1970 and the first reliable ratings didn't get published until 1972, how in the world could Unzicker have a 2545 rating way back in 1954? Nobody had a rating back then, except for perhaps a few eccentric local or national ratings which were not on the Elo scale and which didn't apply to international tournaments.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Interesting variation if Black accepts White's first sacrifice:|
21. ♗xd5†, ♗e6>
If Black doesn't interpose, the rook on g8 falls.
<22. ♗xe6†, ♔xe6>
If 22. ...♘xe6?; 23. ♕xh7†, winning at least a piece.
<23. ♖e3†, ♔d7>
Other choices are worse.
(1) 23. ...♔f7??; 24. ♖e7#
(2) 23. ...♔f5?; 24. ♕h3† and White wins a queen for a rook: (2.1) 24. ...♕g4; 25. ♖e5† or (2.2) 24. ...♔xg5; 25. ♖g3†, ♔xf6; 26. ♖f3
(3) 23. ...♔d5; 24. o-o-o† (Oooch! Have I mentioned lately how much I love it when my opponents castle with check?) 24. ...♔xc5; 25. f7!, ♕xf7; 26. ♕h2, ♕xa2?! (Black's fundamental problem is that he can't keep the enemy queen off d6) 27. ♕d6†, ♔b5; 28. ♖e5†, ♔a4; 29. ♖d4†, ♕c4 ▢; 30. ♖xc4#/♕a3#/b3#.
<24. o-o-o†, ♔c6
25. f7!, ♕xf7
26. ♕h2, ♕c7>
"I stopped the ♕d6! But I did not stop the..."
<27. ♖d6†, ♔xc5>
If 27. ...♔b5; 28. ♖b6† wins a whole queen.
<28. ♕e5†, ♔b4
29. ♖d4† 1-0>
|Sep-09-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Good choice for GOTD and pun, <LTJ>.|
|Sep-09-12|| ||chessbug: I am sorry for being dumb but
Could someone explain the pun to me?
|Sep-09-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Abdel Irada> I appreciate the compliment! Seeing as how you come up with some awesome lines at the start of your solution posts on the daily puzzle, I'm sure the day a pun of yours is selected as the GOTD pun that it will be an excellent one!|
<chessbug> In rock concerts, it is a part in the floor section of the audience where people get together and slam into each other so as to celebrate/"dance" to the music.
|Sep-09-12|| ||Octal: Look at this:
12 ... cxd4 13 Ncxd5 Qa5+ 14 Kd1 Nc6 (14 ... Nxe5 15 Nh5! is nice) 15 Qxh7+! Rxh7 16 Rxh7+ Kg8 17 Nf6+ Kf8 18 Ne6#
|Sep-09-12|| ||rapidcitychess: I echo Max Euwe: I honestly feel very humble when I study this game. |
Although, I feel humble when studying most games. ^^
|Sep-10-12|| ||kevin86: Black must interpose his pinning bishop,and leave the queen hanging.|