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|Nov-08-11|| ||AJFan: I'm teary-eyed.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||verymuchanewbie: Thanks <Sastre>, that's helpful|
|Nov-08-11|| ||chesssantosh: "Hard work is a talent":Garry Kasparov|
|Nov-08-11|| ||kevin86: The Reti-Tartokower theme rears its head again!
1 Queen sac-to force the king into a double check...
2 bishop moves to check the king while discovering a second check from the rook.
3 mate delivered at the focus spot just vacated by the adverse king.
|Nov-08-11|| ||chrisowen: And purple headed monster qg8 doo! It in result Paco up your troubles king gonga see ankles and massive girth bd5 rg8# brown off again white web castile f6 moving I get the shakes?|
|Nov-08-11|| ||tatarch: 42...Be7 loses quickly, but black is toasted after any move there, no? Anyone see any defense to 41.Qg5, with white's passed f pawn and black's queen out of place? Looks like the game was lost even earlier.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||Jimfromprovidence: I first went for 43 Bd5 as well before I righted course.|
Just earlier, it looks like black moved his king to the wrong sqaure with 41...Kh8? below.
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|Nov-08-11|| ||jackalope: LOL <Patriot> - don't forget I'm very much the rookie. "Themes" don't yet compute. Like my Dad says, "My memory is great! It's just short..."|
Thanks for the kind comments today and to you and <scormus> for Sunday.
|Nov-08-11|| ||anthro: Could someone explain the reasoning behind 22 ...Bh3? Why did black play this move and why didn't white immediately accept the exchange sacrifice?|
|Nov-08-11|| ||Madman99X: Could black hold on if he doesn't corner his king? Say 41 ... Kf8 possibly?|
|Nov-08-11|| ||JohnAnthony: If Bd5 first then Rg6...|
|Nov-08-11|| ||alphee: Very nice indeed, both the queen sac and pieces synch. Facing this kind of situation I always have the same question: was it really planned several moves ahead or did it just happen thougth wise play based on good strategy and some pattern recognition?|
|Nov-08-11|| ||King Death: This is easy but nice. White should play 43.Qg8+ and seal the deal.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||goodevans: <tatarch: 42...Be7 loses quickly, but black is toasted after any move there, no? Anyone see any defense to 41.Qg5 ...>|
The only alternative worth considering is 42 ... Qd8, but that loses instantly to Bd5.
|Nov-08-11|| ||Patriot: <jackalope> You are too modest! Good job on the puzzles!|
By the way, I was never sure if "jackalopes" existed but now I know! :-)
|Nov-08-11|| ||egs: <anthro: Could someone explain the reasoning behind 22 ...Bh3?> |
I have been thinking about that too.
My guess is black thought the knight could not be stopped on its way to D4 and a bishop on H3 made that knight more powerful. Since the recapture will be with the buried A8 rook and the plan is to just plug the D-file with the knight anyway, so why not?
Seems like a pretty weak reason though so hopefully there is something more profound I am missing.
White's reply makes sense though. Trade a bad bishop for a good one. The exchange sacrifice is not going anywhere and is not super compelling anyway so maybe something minor can become something bigger... And I guess it did.
|Nov-08-11|| ||GrandUnified: I played Ftacnik in a simul a couple months ago in South Carolina. He gave a 2 hour lecture beforehand on selected GM games with mad tactics (moscow variation, etc.) He is awesome - my favorite GM (after Nakamura, Polgar)|
|Nov-08-11|| ||Diademas: The adictive chesspuzle of CG has clamed yet another victim. After a perfect score last week I stumbled on a monday. Today I am the hero.
Wham,bam. A queen sac. Than the heroes double check and I am number one!
No Carlsen, Fischer or Kasparov has anything on me when I get the chance to teach the GMs a lesson early in the week.
I wish all days were mondays or tuesdays.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||BOSTER: The coincidence.
In the morning was that
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white to play.
But in the evening is this-<POTD>.
|Nov-08-11|| ||TomOhio: Kind of a help-mate. Black's moves 40 and 42 made it all possible.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||Sacrificial King: Played Ftacnik a year ago in a simul...the guy can play, great finish here.|
|Nov-08-11|| ||stst: another Q-sac:
44.Bd5 dis&dbl+ Kf8
|Nov-08-11|| ||stst: < verymuchanewbie: I went for 43.Bd5, but can now see that Qg8 is much better.
I was thinking that Bd5 is still good, but does it loose to 43...Rg6 ? Any help would be appreciated.>|
** For "easy" ones, usually it's forced, seldom let loose!!
<<In fact, those "difficult" ones got difficult because of the variations in between - solvers have to get every move as tight (optimal) as possible. Allowing "looseness" would usually deviate from the "solution" - though frequently, the game players got it loose themselves!! >>
|Nov-08-11|| ||keypusher: If I ever got to play a move like 43.Qg8+ I would retire afterwards. :)|
|Nov-09-11|| ||Nightsurfer: This game here <L Ftacnik vs F Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007> is a striking argument for the good advice that novices should listen to: It makes sense to learn combinations because sometimes there will be a lucky moment when you get the chance to realize a replay of that very combination.|
It is obvious that Lubomir Ftacnik knew the prototype of the final phase of this game here <L Ftacnik vs F Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007> , namely Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 , and therefore he was able to find the knock-out punch with regard to this game here <L Ftacnik vs F Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007> .
One more parallel case is the game
M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 that has been played three years after <L Ftacnik vs F Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007> in Hamburg, Germany in 2010: The leader of the Black team in M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 did not know this game here <L Ftacnik vs F Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007>, but he knew the famous case of Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 , therefore he was able to realize a replay of the final phases of both the game Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (because he knew that very game Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 ) and of this game here <L Ftacnik vs Vallejo-Pons, Germany 2007> (though he did not know this very game here) in M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010 , thus making one more point for the reward that one might get if one studies the books!
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