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Hoang Thi Bao Tram vs Xu Tong
Chinese League (2011)  ·  Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0
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Nov-29-11  zb2cr: Found this one easily. I have nothing to add to the commentary by <sleepyirv>, <Phony Benoni>, <gawain>, <dzechiel>, <sevenseaman>, <M.Hassan>, <FSR>, <morfishine>, <agb2002>, <gofer>, <CHESSTTCAMPS>, and <Patriot>.
Nov-29-11  Eduardo Leon: <zb2cr>, ditto.
Nov-29-11  TheTamale: I got the basic idea, but I couldn't work out the details, so I peeked. It was hard, so I quit.

Hard work made me quit.

Nov-29-11
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  numbersguy70: Pity. Black's minor pieces are definitely superior to White's if he chooses 40...Nxh1, 41. Kxh1 Kg6. Kh6 is fundamentally hazardous, sacrificing a strong pawn for a pin that turns out to be a mating trap. One has to wonder how the time controls looked.
Nov-29-11
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  sevenseaman: Its a composed puzzle. They make you think alright but at times they can be a devil. Here is one that dogged me for long.


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W in 5.

A relation of mine showed me the above diagram long distance on Skype and wanted to know the solution right away.

Of course I did not measure up to her high expectation or rather that of her 9 year old son who had brought her the problem from school.

Global time difference ensured that my call back is still pending.

Nov-29-11
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  kevin86: After a minute of so I figured it out. After the knight clears the road with a sac,the rook enters the war and mate soon follows,either with the queen and rook or by taking advantage of the pin at f6.
Nov-29-11  Nemesistic: Nxf5+ wins for White,whether Black plays exN or not.
Nov-29-11  philpot: sevenseasman puzzle, 1.Nc6+ seems obvious so 1.Qd6 might be the first move
Nov-29-11  philpot: meant Nc7+ of course
Nov-29-11
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  chrisowen: The Hoang Tong man the ladies foots top of bill nxf5 wrestling

my it is slump conscience tram line rook e6+ little feint

playing against dsb h4 ab fab knight in! 42...Rg8 provides a

lattice frame work on whichever to build.

Nov-29-11  BOSTER: It is clear that black play move 42.Bh4.
After time control it is necessary to relax, but not continue to play blitz.

Sometimes players have no time to record their moves, and make his mistakes after time control. Move 42 .Rg8 and black could play further.

Nov-29-11
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  sevenseaman: First White move is all important; the rest flow mechanically. No <Philpot> you haven't got it.
Nov-29-11  PawnOfTheDead: @sevenseaman

Does is start start with Nxf8

Nov-29-11  PawnOfTheDead: @sevenseaman

Can't find a mate in 5. But think I have found a mate in 8

1 Nxf8 d4+
2 Nd6 Bxd6+
3 Ka1 c4
4 Qc7 Bd6
5 Qxd6 Bc8
6 Qc7 Bh3
7. Qd8+ Bc8
8. Qxc8++

Nov-29-11
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  sevenseaman: <BOSTER> You have a fine point there. <42...Bh4> is rather inane When <42...Rg8> looked easy and obvious. Obviously Black had no foreboding of the impending N sac.

<PawnOfTheDead> No, it does not start with that.

Nov-29-11  hedgeh0g: <sevenseaman>

Nc7+ Kb8 Nxd5+ Ka8 Nxb6#

A nice mate, but not exactly problem-like. :)

Nov-29-11  hedgeh0g: As for today's puzzle, 43.Nxf5+ looks obvious, but one has to foresee that after 43...exf5 44.Re6+ Bf6 45.Qg5+ wins.

A good standard of puzzles so far this week. Looking forward to the rest! :)

Nov-29-11  PawnOfTheDead: @hedgeh0g Not so quick. Nxb6 is an illegal move. I am thinking Ka1 is the move
Nov-29-11
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  sevenseaman: <Hedgeh0g> A charming effort but Nxb6# is illegal. The B at f7 does not allow the N to leave d5.
Nov-29-11  PawnOfTheDead: <sevenseaman>

1. Nc7+ Kb8
2. Nxd5+ Ka8
3. Ka1 Ba5
4. Nc7+ Kb8
5. Nxa6+ Ka8
6. Qb8+ Rxb8
7. Nc7++

Still too many moves

Nov-29-11  hedgeh0g: Haha, of course you're right. I'll give it another shot and then go to bed :)
Nov-29-11  hedgeh0g: I can only find mate in 9 beginning with Ka1.

e.g. Ka1 Rc8 Nc7+ Rxc7 Qxc7 Be6 Qd8+ Bc8 Qxc8#

Or Ka1 Re8 (to delay mate by a move by interposing the rook) Nc7+ Kb8 Nxd5+ Re5 Qxe5+ Ka8 Nxb6#

Nov-29-11  hedgeh0g: How can you possibly mate in 5? :/
Nov-29-11  Nullifidian: Saw this one at once:

43. Nxf5+ Pexf5 44. Re6+ Bf6 45. Qg5+ Kh7 46. Rxf6 and now Black must either give up the queen or be checkmated.

Nov-29-11  karik: 1. Nc7+ Kb8 2. Nd9+ Ka8 3. Qb8+ Rxb8 4. Nc7#
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