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|Aug-22-11|| ||chesssantosh: black to move at 36 makes a good Tuesday puzzle|
|Jan-24-12|| ||rhickma4: An unusual position
Black wins the White Q with 37...Bc5.
If White captures with the N the Q is left unprotect, and if he captures with the Q the there is a N fork on e4
|Jan-24-12|| ||gawain: How about 37...Bc5 pinning and winning the White queen? White cannot capture the bishop without losing the queen.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Phony Benoni: No mate apparent, but Black has a knight ready to check and White has a queen to fork. Where does she have to be? c5 looks like the square, and the first thought is the 1-2-3 punch: 37...Qxb3 38.axb3 Bc5 39.Qxc5 Ne4+. But that's just an even exchange; can we do better?|
If we reverse the moves and try the immediate 37...Bc5 White takes with the knight--hold it! Make that the overloaded knight!
|Jan-24-12|| ||Yodaman: No harm in starting the puzzle a move earlier, although I managed to get it wrong anyways by rushing. I just checked 37...QxQ+ 38.NxQ Bc5 pinning the bishop and thinking that 39.Ke3 was the only move, then I would play 39...Nf5+ and win white's knight. Of course I missed 39...KxN leaving the game at a draw.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||lost in space: Exactly how I worked it out,, <Phony Benoni>, beside that I had additional thoughts on 37...Bf6 with the idea 38. Qxf6 Ne4+....before I saw that 38. Qxb4 is winning for white.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||mohannagappan: 37. ...Bc5! white captures with knight,queen will be lost or if captures with queen queen will be forked by knight|
|Jan-24-12|| ||al wazir: This one took me at least five minutes. Not a good omen for the days ahead.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||TheBish: Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010|
Black to play (37...?) "Easy"
37...Bc5! wins the queen after 38. Nxc5 Qxd4+ 39. Kxg3 Qxc5 or 38. Qxc5 Ne4+ and 39...Nxc5.
|Jan-24-12|| ||backyard pawn: First I was looking for captures with the black queen that might set up a subsequent knight fork. |
Then I saw 37..., Bc5 pinning and winning the white queen. Neither capture of the bishop, by white's queen or knight, can change the outcome.
|Jan-24-12|| ||M.Hassan: "lack to move 37...?
Black is a pawn up
Black looses Bishop+Knight
White looses Queen + Knight
Black looses Bishop
White looses Queen
|Jan-24-12|| ||sevenseaman: Looks a simple B sac at c5 that leads to a N fork on the K and the Q. |
<37...Bc5 38. Qxc5 Ne4+ 39. ~ Nxc5> 0-1
Demolished by alluring horse power! Top players in the game are adept at exploiting the esoteric characteristics of the N on the board. Vishy revels in this.
A good selection today.
|Jan-24-12|| ||SynthStatic: Found this one instantly. White is down a pawn but that past pawn is far away. Definitely would have been nice if he could have traded off pieces but he walked right into it!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||dzechiel: Black to move (37...?). Black is up a pawn. "Easy."|
Black picks up the white queen after...
Akopian must have been really surprised. The two tries succumb to:
38 Nxc5 Qxd4+
38 Qxc5 Ne4+ 39 Ke3 Nxc5
|Jan-24-12|| ||TheBish: I couldn't figure out why White didn't play 29. Nxa5 Rdxd1+ 30. Bxd1 Rxd1+ 31. Kh2, since 31...h5 is met by 32. f3, but Fritz pointed out that Black improves greatly with 31...e3! Now 32. fxe3 is met by 32...h5 and wins (33. g4 Bd6), so White can try 32. Qf3 Re1 33. Qa8+ Bf8 34. f3 (34. fxe3 Ng4+ 35. Kh3 h5 36. Kh4 g6 37. Qc8 f6 and now to stop mate White must play 38. Qxg4 hxg4) e2 35. Nc6 g6 36. Nd4 Rh1+ 37. Kxh1 e1=Q+ and wins. I wonder how much of this the players saw!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||BadKnight: Bc5 i guess|
|Jan-24-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: 37...Bc5. Looked too simple, I was sure that I was missing something.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Once: You can imagine white's train of thought. With 36. Qd4, I'll force an exchange of queens. Then although I'm a pawn down I have a passed rook pawn. I'll shoot that pawn up the board and force white to give up a minor piece to stop it. Might even get a chance to queen it.|
Then they'll write up my inspired pawn sacrifice on g3 as masterly endgame technique. I give away a meaningless board to help speed my king to the centre.
I imagine he was feeling pretty good about it all until black picked up his bishop ("Huh? Where's he going with that?") and plonked it down on c5 ("but I can just take it ... oops! I can't").
A great strategic plan deflated by tactics. Story of my life.
|Jan-24-12|| ||NewLine: It's simply beautiful when one move suddenly jams the position to the opponent.|
Bc5 attacks and pins the queen, thus preventing queens exchange, pins the knight to protect the queen, and is beautifully placed in a potentially fork position for the knight, while not allowing white the time to take that knight...
It's a perfect move.
|Jan-24-12|| ||dumbgai: Ack, struggled for about a minute trying to get the right move order.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Memethecat: <37...Bc5> Not immediately obvious (unlike most tuesdays) followed a couple of dead ends first.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||FSR: 37...Bc5!, pinning the queen to the king, toasts White: 38.Nxc5 Qxd4+ 39.Kxg3 Qxc5 or 38.Qxc5 Ne4+ 39.K moves Nxc5.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||morfishine: Finally found <37...Bc5> but only after viewing from the Black side. |
Seemed so much clearer from that angle.
|Jan-24-12|| ||stacase: When my opponent foolishly puts his Queen in front of his King it's always a weakness that deserves my fullest attention.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||acme: 37... Bc5 and it's curtains for white|
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