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|Dec-06-08|| ||TheCap: Wow.
Would he have known at the moment of sacrifice or was gut feeling involved...
I had Nxf7, but wasn't even sure if black would take it (Rf1?)...
That is the difficulty to calculate not only the most probable line, but also all the strange replies black may have...
fantastic work by white...
|Dec-06-08|| ||patzer2: For today's Saturday puzzle solution, 16-year-old Fabiano Caruana, the youngest ever GM from the U.S. and Italy (dual citizenship), displays some amazing fire works with a double piece sacrifice to initiate a decisive demolition and pursuit (King Hunt) combination -- beginning with 20. Nxf7!! Kxf7 21. Rxe6! |
Here's my computer (Fritz) checked breakout:
<20. Nxf7!! Kxf7>
If 20... Bxg3, White wins after 21. fxg3! when play might continue 21...Rf8 22. Rxe6 Rxf7 23. Rxf7 Kxf7 24. Bc4 Kf8 25. Qe7+ Kg8 26. Rg6+ Qxc4 27. Qxg7#.
<21. Rxe6! Nc5>
If 21... Kxe6, then White wins with 22. Bc4+! when play might continue 22...Bd5 23. Qe4+ Kf6 24. Qxd5 Nc5 25. Bxd6 Qxd6 26. Qf7+ Ke5 27. f4+ Kd4 28. c3+ Ke3 29. Qh5 Nd3 30. Qf3+ Kd2 31. Rd1+ Kc2 32. Qe2#.
If 21... Qc6, then White should be able to gain a decisive advantage with 22. f3! when play could continue 22...Nf6 (22...Kxe6 23. Bc4+ Kf5 24. Qh5+ Kf6 25. Qf7+ Kg5 26. h4#) 23. Rxf6+ gxf6 24. Qh5+
Ke7 25. Re1+ Be5 26. Bxe5 Rxd3 27. Bf4+ Kd8 28. Qf7 .
If 21... Ne5, then White gains a strong advantage with 22. Rxe5! Bxe5 23. Qh5+! when play might continue 23...Kg8 24. Bxe5 Qc6 25. f3 Qe6 26. Re1 Re8 27. h3 Rad8 28. Bc3 Qxe1+
29. Bxe1 Rxe1+ 30. Kh2 Bd5 31. Qh4 Rde8 32. Qd4 Bf7 33. Be4 .
<22. Rxd6 Rxd6 23. Qf4+ Ke7 24. Re1+ Kd7>
If 24... Ne6, then White wins with 25. Bc4! when play might continue 25...Qc6 (25... Bxg2+ 26. Kxg2 Qc6+ 27. Re4 Rad8 28. Qe5 Kf7 29. Qf5+ Ke7 30. Qg6 Kd7 31. Bxe6+ Rxe6 32. Qf7+ Kc8 33. Qxe6+ ) 26. Qxd6+ Qxd6 27. Bxd6+ Kxd6 28. Rxe6+ .
<25. Bb5+ Bc6 26. Qf5+ Ne6 27. Bxd6 Qxd6 28. Rxe6> 1-0
Black resigns in lieu of 28...Qxe6 29. Bxc6+ Ke7 30. Qxe6+ Kxe6 31. Bxa8 .
|Dec-07-08|| ||Once: <wetpaste: Well, they are an anti-queen>|
Like it! British professional players used to say "queen and knight - you'll be all right." The queen and knight complement each other so well because they cover a different set of squares.
|Dec-08-08|| ||whiteshark: <Once> I like your diagram. Good for pattern recognition.|
Of all the 8 squares a central covers,
4 are forward,
4 are backward,
4 lay starboard,
4 lay portside.
Or 2 in each quadrant. (NE-SE-SW-NW)
btw, are you already fully recovered ?
|Apr-13-09|| ||notyetagm: Absolutely beautiful game. Caruana's best game so far.|
|Apr-13-09|| ||notyetagm: Does anyone know if this game won the <BRILLIANCY PRIZE> at the Dresden Olympiad, if there was one?|
|Jun-15-09|| ||Whitehat1963: Amazing combination!|
|Sep-25-10|| ||notyetagm: 28 e1xe6! 1-0|
|Sep-25-10|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: Discoverer can go anywhere and do anything|
|Sep-25-10|| ||notyetagm: F Caruana vs E Berg, 2008|
Game Collection: Discoverer can go anywhere and do anything 28 ... Qd6-d1+ met by 29 Re6-e1+! check from White f5-queen
|Dec-04-10|| ||sevenseaman: Wonderful game! Caruana arrives at a killing combination in a canter.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Yet another spectacular crash & Burn for the Rubenstein/Burn complex in the French. As sparkling as the finale is, and Caruana is a great player, there is nothing here in the buildup of the attack that wasn't known at the turn of the previous century. Versus an e6, f7, g7 and h6 (or h7) pawn formation, White puts a Knight on e5, a Bishop on d3, a Rook on e1, the other Bishop on g5, and the Queen somewhere menacing. Keep an eye on the f7 pawn until it's time to sacrifice. All quite well known to Speilmann et alia. I'm not demeaning White's play at all; I'm just wondering why on earth Black would play a variation that's so easy for White to assault.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||rilkefan: When I saw 19...Nd7 I wondered if black really wanted all his pieces but the king on the qside.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||HeMateMe: "I am Fabio!"|
|Mar-31-11|| ||Oceanlake: Yes, a pure case of the wrong rook.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||kurtrichards: Fabiano when he was at Elo 2640. At Elo 2716 he is struggling hard to climb on top of the ladder at EICC 2011. Sigh. :(|
|Mar-31-11|| ||KingV93: This is how to demolish your opponent!
Blacks' moves look passive and reactionary and he gets punished for it. Brilliantly.
|Mar-31-11|| ||kevin86: It is ironic that due to global warming and the melting of enough icebergs,the impact will be TITANIC.|
White's play melted black down to nothing. The on-bias checks and other tactics were crushing.
|Mar-31-11|| ||Penguincw: Nice move by Caruana.The rook is getting ready to move with a nasty discovered check.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||Lokaz: This game had me dumbfounded, although in my opinion the pun is a bit uncreative.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||WhiteRook48: this is remarkable precision and attack, black got completely owned|
|Mar-31-11|| ||yAkz: Why does it say white wins? I don't get it..is that a mistake? Black wins here. If he moves his queen at d1, then it's over..|
|Apr-01-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <yAkz> If Black moves 29...Qd1+, then White replies 30.Re1+, discovering check from his queen and winning Black's.|
|Apr-01-11|| ||yAkz: ohh wow! nice. Caruana is a very good player!!!!|
|Mar-01-13|| ||Garech: Power play from Fabiano!!
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