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|Jan-24-12|| ||agb2002: Black is one pawn ahead.
White threatens 38.Qxb4 followed by the capture of the knight, with or without any intermediate check.
A knight close to the enemy royal family invites to consider forks. Hence, 37... Bc5:
A) 38.Qxc5 Ne4+ - + [Q+P vs B].
B) 38.Nxc5 Qxd4+ 39.Kxg3 Qxc5 - + [Q+P vs B].
C) 38.a3 Bxd4+, etc.
|Jan-24-12|| ||David2009: Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 Black 37...?|
Mondays are Q sacrifices, Tuesdays are N forks. A couple of false trails: 37...Qxb3?? does not win a piece; nor does 37...Bc5 38.Nxc5 Qxc5?? (wrong follow-up). But 37...Bc5 does indeed do the trick: 38.Nxc5 Qxd4+! or 38.Qxc5 Ne4+. Time to
White might have tried 38.Nxc5: you never know.
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My philosophy about resignation is, it is discourteous to play on 20 moves in an absolutely lost position, but not just 1 move if there is only one right move for the opponent.
When I'm on the receiving end of Q sacrifices, if it's a mating attack I usually play out the few moves until I am checkmate. Sometimes it's a two move combination. If it's a match, after absorbing the bad news from the first move I study the board very carefully as though looking for a way out. When my opponent returns from his delighted pre-victory walk, I make my move, get his expected reply or replies, and feign delighted surprise as I shake him warmy but silently by the hand, sign the score sheets and gesture that we move to somewhere quiet to look over the game.
|Jan-24-12|| ||k.khalil: Black to move:
Black will end up with an extra pawn.
|Jan-24-12|| ||k.khalil: Got it wrong, 37... Bc5!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||APatzer: Yes, Bc5. black cannot save the queen.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Neat puzzle. For sure the solution is 37...Bc5 38. Qxc5 (38. Nxc5 Qxd4+ wins) 38...Ne4+ and 39...Nxc5 winning!|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Poulsen: Saw the initial move 37.-,Bc5 almost right away, but dismissed it :( - did not see that 38.-,Ne4+ would win a queen on c5. Instead I started looking for combinations starting with Ne4+ or Nh1+.|
Fail on my part.
|Jan-24-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: Black is a pawn up and has a better pawn shelter for his king. It appears that black has just checked the white king at f1, forcing 37.Kf2. Now white is vulnerable to another royal fork, which black can set up with the pin 37... Bc5! and now|
A) 38.Qxc5 Ne4+ 39.K moves Nxc5
B) 38.Kxg3 Bxd4
both leave black up Q for a piece. Pin + Fork= 0-1 Time to rewind and find where white went wrong....
|Jan-24-12|| ||Patriot: I found 37...Bc5 this morning but really didn't consider the obvious option of 38.Qxc5. I must not be completely awake...|
|Jan-24-12|| ||zb2cr: I saw the possibility of 37. ... Bc5 winning the Queen at once, but since White's Knight was covering that square, I wrote it off until after a lot of thought. For example, I considered 37. ... Qxb3; 38. axb3, Bc5; 39. Qxc5, Ne4+. That seemed like a lot of effort to simplify the position. Then I realized Whit's Knight was <overworked> and the combination beginning with 37. ... Bc5 became clear.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: << <Once> A great strategic plan deflated by tactics. Story of my life. <<>> >> |
Its happened to all of us ... sooner or later.
|Jan-24-12|| ||paulalbert: Looked for the Bc5 pin combined with a N fork immediately, but like others, took me a little while to get the right sequence. At first glance I missed that the Nb3 is protecting the Q so that Nc5 loses to Qxd4ch, but after some other wild goose chases, I settled down and saw that my first instinct was correct.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||pericles of athens: knight fork. 2 in a row so far this week :)|
|Jan-24-12|| ||kevin86: White is lost! If he takes the bishop with the knight,the queen is left unguarded while a queen capture falls to the knight fork.|
The pinning piece is attacked twice and only defended once-yet,the pin is lethal.
|Jan-24-12|| ||whiteshark: Arrrgh! :C|
|Jan-24-12|| ||ClassZPlaya: Simple puzzle that's aesthetically pleasing because with one move it combines three recurring tactical themes found in Chess: PIN, FORK, and REMOVING the GUARD|
37. ... Bc5! (PINning the White Queen)
a) 38. Nxc5 REMOVEs the Knight GUARDING the White Queen allowing 38. ... Qxd4+ and 39. ... Qxc5
b) 38. Qxc5 sets up the FORK 38. ... Ne4+ again snaring the White Queen.
An inferior try that attempts to use these themes is:
38. ... Qxb3 (guard removed)
39. axb3 Bc5 (pin)
40. Qxc5 Ne4+ (fork)
41. Ke3 Nxc5
But now, despite being down a pawn, White has winning chances due to his passed pawn and better placed King.
|Jan-24-12|| ||chrisowen: LF traight away it was in would flat slant it nice in 37...elope |
across in lace clerical administer o go bin c5s too check horse
takes in nearly it qxd4 over and out thin picking lad value fork
it press in enter white then youre knackered.
|Jan-24-12|| ||psmith: This took me a while... too many possibilities. I was looking at Ne4+ and Bc5, but it took forever (well, it seemed like forever, probably 2 minutes) for me to put them in the right order. Seems I was not alone.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Penguincw: I got it, but didn't have the reasons to back it up. :-\|
|Jan-24-12|| ||David2009: Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 postscript: <CHESSTTCAMPS: Time to rewind and find where white went wrong....>
17 Bf4!? rebounds (White's extra pawn couldn't be held so could be given back by either 17.Nc3 or 17.Rc1). As the game went, Black seemed to be a solid Pawn up, but White managed to scramble it back. Fast forward to move 35:
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Crafty EGT link: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...
The game continued 25.Qxf2. Defending this position may be easier starting 25 Kxf2 but the path to the draw is far from simple. One try is for White to give up the a Pawn to exchange off the minor pieces and try to hold the Q ending a Pawn down but with all Pawns on the same side. Enjoy exploring the possibilities!
|Jan-24-12|| ||stst: No direct kill, but the W Queen will be lost on Black N's check: purely positional (is it luck to get here?)
IF (A) 38.NxB QxQ
IF (B) 38.QxB Ne4+ forks, WQ also lost.
|Jan-24-12|| ||numbersguy70: Close to move 40. Be interesting to know what the time controls were and if white was in clock trouble.|
|Jan-24-12|| ||Nullifidian: 37... c5 and the queen is lost.
If 38. xc5, then the queen is unprotected, and if 38. xc5 then the fork 38... e4+ wins.
|Jan-26-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Great game ... the opening is very interesting.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: After 10 moves, there are not very many games played in the DB, none were played before the 1990's.|
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