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Carlos Torre Repetto vs Frank E Parker
Simultaneous exhibition (1924)  ·  Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack Long Variation (C55)  ·  0-1
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Sep-23-11  syracrophy: A great Wednesday puzzle could be taken just from the moment of White's resignation! White resigned in view of the deadly 30...Rc1+ that seems unavoidable, but he missed a powerful counterblow that turn the tables unexpectedly.


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<30.?> WHITE TO PLAY

The White P is just a step away from promoting and all we just need is an extra tempo for advancing the f-P or at least to cover the threat on c1. Asking for too much?

<30.Rd6!!>


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Not at all! An elegant theme of <Novotny interference> (sac of a piece to intercept the lines of two pieces of different movement - in this case the R and P!) Black has two ways to recapture but both lines lose!

30...cxd6 31.f7!


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Or there's also 30...Rxd6 but 31.g8=Q+ wins <The rook has been deflected from the first file!>


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And also, the so-scary threat of 30...Rc1+ doesn't works any longer since the White R blockates the other R support on the d2-P!

An impressive example of a sad loss just for having missed a beautiful combination!

Sep-23-11  syracrophy: White resigned in a game he should have won merely with 30.Rd6!! An elegant variation of Novotny interference!
Sep-23-11
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  OhioChessFan: I am surprised this game wasn't commented on before. I'm sure this on Tim Krabbes' page of Ultimate Blunders.
Sep-23-11
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  OhioChessFan: Found it. It's the third game listed. FWIW, I think this is a position where it's a Sunday OTB but maybe a Wednesday when presented as a puzzle.

http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/...

Sep-23-11  syracrophy: <OhioChessFan: I am surprised this game wasn't commented on before. I'm sure this on Tim Krabbes' page of Ultimate Blunders.>

You're right! I saw this ending position at Tim Krabbe's page but since it appeared Black as "NN" I could't find the game on a long time but now for a mere coincidence, I was just checking the games of the best Mexican player of the history, and I found it over here! :D

Sep-23-11
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  OhioChessFan: It hit me after I'd left this page that Krabbe' lists Torre's opponent as NN. And I see you too realized that the infamous NN appelation was surely the reason this game hadn't been found.
Sep-23-11  syracrophy: <OhioChessFan> That's right. I also faced the NN appelation and had to stop searching. But, here it is now! :) It was just some kind of coincidence cause I was just checking these games since I have a book on this great player (but disgracefully, it has been changing of hands of friends since I lent it almost three years ago!)and here it appeared. This must go to some <Missed combinations> collection!
Sep-23-11
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  OhioChessFan: I think I've found Torre's worthy opponent:
http://www.tvparty.com/bgifs13/fess...

I didn't know Torre's name is hyphenated as Torre-Repetto.

Sep-23-11
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  FSR: I remember this position from Krabbé's site: 30.Rd6! is a stunner that's easy to miss.

<OhioChessFan: I think I've found Torre's worthy opponent: http://www.tvparty.com/bgifs13/fess... >

LOL!

<I didn't know Torre's name is hyphenated as Torre-Repetto.>

His surname is usually just given as "Torre," but I've seen "Torre-Repetto" too. As you may know, it is common in some Spanish-speaking countries for people to have a hyphenated surname like that, consisting of their father's surname and their mother's maiden name. E.g., Julio Ernesto Granda-Zuniga, Julio Becerra-Rivero, Mario Campos Lopez (it's hyphenated in the San Antonio 1972 tournament book).

Sep-23-11
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  Phony Benoni: <OhioChessFan: I am surprised this game wasn't commented on before.>

The game ID# (1631224) indicates a very recent addition to the database. In fact, I may have submitted this myself after finding it while doing US Open research, but I don't recall for sure.

Sep-28-11
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  keypusher: <His surname is usually just given as "Torre," but I've seen "Torre-Repetto" too. As you may know, it is common in some Spanish-speaking countries for people to have a hyphenated surname like that, consisting of their father's surname and their mother's maiden name. E.g., Julio Ernesto Granda-Zuniga, Julio Becerra-Rivero, Mario Campos Lopez (it's hyphenated in the San Antonio 1972 tournament book).>

This is pure pedantry but in my experience Spanish language sources, when they give both surnames, do not hyphenate them. I wish Chessgames didn't.

Dec-05-12
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  Fusilli: <keypusher> You are right, they are not hyphenated in Spanish. However, I think the English version of these surnames' spelling (that is, with the hyphen) is better because it makes it clear that both names are surnames, and the first of them is the primary one. A hyphen would prevent the error of confusing it with a middle name, which sometimes happens.
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