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|Jul-20-12|| ||sevenseaman: Thanks <Shams> The two control systems seem like being in a perpetual state of flux but I get the drift.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||Oxspawn: I 'saw' bg3 and the power of the two rooms on the first rank but after
41. Rxg3 I played h4xg3 and could not see any useful continuation after the king took the pawn. So I saw bits of the puzzle and failed to put them together. There is a lesson here about continuing to pursue a long-term plan rather than a short term panic.
|Jul-20-12|| ||Oxspawn: rooms = rooks (we are having building work done)|
|Jul-20-12|| ||gambler: Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday? So what's the scoop here.|
at first glance, Bg3+ looks very strong, winning a rook for a bishop, because after the exchange, Re3+ wins the pawn back.
However, the position would still be very unclear, because white is 2 pawns up for being down the exchange. Either I find a good continuation from here, or there is something else going on here...
|Jul-20-12|| ||gambler: OK, I think I got it!
After Bg3+ and Rxg3 Ree1 threatens mate in 1!
The only way out is saccing the rook on g6 but this ultimately only delays the inevitable.
Fairly easy for a Friday puzzle, imho.
|Jul-20-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: White is up N+2Ps for a bishop, but black's powerful grip on g3 seals the white king in a tomb, while white's threats against the black king take too long. White does have a threat of Nxe2 that compels immediate action.|
40... Bg3+ 41.Rxg3 Ree1! forces mate:
A) 42.Rd8+ Kh7 43.Rh8+ Kxh8 and 44...Rh1# follows.
B) 42.Rxg6+ fxg6 43.Rd8+ (f7+ Kxf7 also runs white out of checks quickly) Kh7 44.Rd7+ Kh6 45.Nf5+ (45.g3/g4 Ra2+ and mate next) gxf5 46.Rh7+ Kxh7 47.g3/g4 (otherwise 47... Rh1#) Ra2#
|Jul-20-12|| ||Memethecat: The trick here is to not greedily grab the R (as I might do OTB), but instead use it as part of the tomb for its own K. |
40...Bg3+ 41.Rxg3 Ree1. Now Rh1# is threatened & all white can do is throw what it can at the black K.
42.Rd8+ Kh7 leads nowhere, so...
42.Rxg6+ fxg6 43.f7+ Kxf7 (43.Rd8+ Kh7 44.Rd7+ Kh6 45.Nf5+ gxf5 again leads nowhere) 44.Rd7+/Rf5+ Ke8 & white can only lose his remaining R to a spite check.
Also g4, trying to create an escape square doesn't work because of Ra2#
|Jul-20-12|| ||Patriot: White threatens Nxe2.
40...Bg3+ 41.Rxg3 Ree1 42.Rxg6+ fxg6 43.Rd8+ Kh7 44.g4 Ra2+ and mates.
|Jul-20-12|| ||Patriot: Maybe 43...Kf7 is better. Still in my line, 44.Rd7+ is also better.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||raul555: This is an easy puzzle for friday.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||James D Flynn: White is 2 pawns up and the Black R on e2 is under attack, however White’s K has no escape squares
Candidates 40…….Rxg2+,Rf2, Bg3+
40…….Rxg2+ 41.Kxg2 Ra2+ 42.Kg1 Bg3 43.Rxg3 hxg3 44.Nf3 and Black cannot pick up the h3 pawn , he remains a piece down and the White pawns on c3 and b4 will march forward to queen.
40…….Rf2 41.Rxf2 Bxf2 42.Ne2 and the N protects both the square g3 and the pawn on c3. The N can be proted by the White R either from d2 or e5 White the b pawn starts its forward march.
40…….Bg3+ 41.Rxg3 Ree1 and mate on h1 next cannot be averted.
|Jul-20-12|| ||goodevans: <Raul555: This is an easy puzzle for friday.>|
5/5 so far this week and yet to be properly tested.
Dare say the weekend will be extra difficult to compensate!
|Jul-20-12|| ||Eisenheim: a bit obvious for today -|
|Jul-20-12|| ||sfm: <al wazir: Not that hard. So why didn't Topalov play 39...Bg3+ ?>
A natural questions, eh? Wonder if you and I can really be the only ones getting this thought.
<rilkefan: Looks like Ne7+ is a bit of a threat - e.g. 40.Rxg3 Ree1 41.Ne7+ Kh7 42.Rh5+ gh 43.Rg7+ and if ...Kh6 black gets mated.>
Pretty indeed - but maybe Black simply plays 41.-,Kh8 and it is over.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||sfm: <sfm: ...and it is over.>
I meant, a draw :-) If Topalov saw it (and probably he did) this is why he did not play 39.-,Bg3+
He must have been delighted to see 40.Nd4??, only chance is 40.Ne7+|
|Jul-20-12|| ||Castleinthesky: Fairly easy for a Friday, as there was only one forced combination.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||SuperPatzer77: Black to move and win - see diagram below:
click for larger view
40...g3+!, 41. xg3 ee1! (big ouch), 42. xg6+ fxg6, 43. f7+ h7!, 44. f8=+ g8!, 45. g4 a2+, 46. c2 xc2+, 47. d2 xd2# 0-1
Simple combination by Veselin Topalov
|Jul-20-12|| ||Zatrikion: Looks like a Rook version of smothered mate!
41)Rxg3 Ree1 0-1 and mate cannot be avoided.
White can only delay the immediate threat on Rh1# with:
|Jul-20-12|| ||master of defence: Isn´t very difficult, 40...Bg3+ 41.Rxg3 Ree1 threatening Rh1#, and 42. Rxg6+ fxg6 and white doesn´t have suficcient checks in the black king.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||kevin86: Black mates quickly:
40...g3+ 41 xg3 ee1 42 xg6+ fxg3 43 g4 a2+ and mates next
|Jul-20-12|| ||chrisowen: Bishop drubbing e1 g3+ kicked one roaming free rook entrance brush in e1 to g3 ar got going for invest i gusting it do banging in g3+ dart a key it rookxg3 then the real deal a re2 us re1 dish of the day spring rookxg6+ little salvation and ok engage.|
|Jul-20-12|| ||reisanibal: Mate in 8 problem. One variation is as follows:
1...Bg3+ 2. Rxg3 Ree1 3. Rxg6+ fxg6 4. Rd8+ Kh7 5. Rd7+ Kh6 6. Rh7+ Kxh7 7. g4 Ra2+ 8. Ne2 Raxe2#
|Jul-20-12|| ||cyclon: "From Bulgaria with Love"? 40. -Bg3+ 41. Rxg3 Ree1 42. Rxg6+ (Rd8+ Kh7) -fxg6 should be C-U-F-F-L-I-N-K-S. (43. g- Ra2X/f7+ Kxf7/Rd8+ Kf7)|
|Jul-20-12|| ||tivrfoa: interesting that white could draw, but tried to win playing 36. Kg3|
|Jul-20-12|| ||notyetagm: A tremendous tactical blow by Topalov.|
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