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Wolfgang Unzicker vs Moshe Czerniak
"Moshe Pit" (game of the day Sep-09-12)
Amsterdam ol (Men) (1954)  ·  French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Maroczy Variation (C13)  ·  1-0
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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
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  keypusher: <backrank> Thank you very much for pointing this beautiful game out.
Jul-12-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Moshe Pit

LTJ

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!

LTJ

Jul-14-12  backrank: Unzicker was sort of German Keres, but outside Germany, still no one seems to notice.
Sep-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: What a positional smorgasbord! 24. Kf1! I haven't grasped the significance.
Sep-09-12
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  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
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  Abdel Irada: Interesting variation if Black accepts White's first sacrifice:

<20. ...exd5?
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

LTJ

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
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  kevin86: Black must interpose his pinning bishop,and leave the queen hanging.

Comical!

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