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Julio Becerra Rivero vs Mel Goss
Coral Springs (2012), ?, rd 4, Nov-18
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  1-0
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Feb-06-13  gars: First of all, a beautiful puzzle! And, much to my surprise, I solved it, weak player that I be.
Feb-06-13  David2009: J Becerra-Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 White 40?


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Link to Crafty End Game Trainer:
http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t... Enjoy finishing the robot off.

<chesscheater: This should've been a Monday puzzle.> Beware of a crafty elephant trap!

Feb-06-13  snakebyt: I got this but only after coming back to the game twice. It was a head scratcher for me. Once I finally saw the Bishops lines I realized how easy it was. Just take out the blocking Pawn. RXe4 Voil!
Feb-06-13
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  Oxspawn: Can it be as simple as a series of bloody collision on the e4 interchange?

40. Rxe4 fxe4
41. Rxe4 Bxe4
42. Bxe4 Rb2
43. Bxb2 would seem to be mate.

If on moves 40 or 41 black does not take, then the rook moves out of the way and the bishop reveals the piercing check anyway.

40. Rxe4 R(e8) e7
41. Rg4+ Rb2
42. Rg8++
If
40. Rxe4 Rh2 the King takes and black has only a spite check left Is brute force the theme of the week?

Feb-06-13  csmath: This problem is trivial, should have 1 star.
Feb-06-13  abuzic: <chinokoli>
29...Rh1+ 30.Bxh1? Rxh1+ 31.Ke2 Qxe4+ etc..; Here 31...Nxg3+ is better since:

32.fxg3 Rh2+ 33.Kd1 Qxf3+ 34.Re2 Rh1+ 35.Qe1 Rxe1+;

if 32.Kd1 Qxf3+ Qe2 33.Qxe2#;
while if 32.Ke3? Qe4#

but 29...Rh1+ is met with 30.Ng1 or 30.Ke2

Feb-06-13
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  Once: This silly line gave me a good giggle:

40.Rxe4 fxe4 41.Rxe4 Rb7


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Just building a fortress, boys. I'm gonna be perfectly safe in the top left hand corner. And then you can huff and puff all you want. Oink, oink.

42.Re2 Rb8


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Okay, okay, so I'm losing on material. Admittedly I'm losing a shedload of wood. But I'm not getting mated behind this wall of castly muscle.

43.Rxc2 b5 44.Rb2 b4 45.Rxb4


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And you just know that white has been watching too many Saw movies...

Feb-06-13
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  Phony Benoni: Don't know if you can make anything out of this, but I looked it up and the event was the <11th Annual Turkey Bowl>. held in Boca Raton instead of Coral Springs.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain...

Feb-06-13
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  kevin86: A brilliant finish! White will sac BOTH rook so that the bishops can mate. If black refuses the sac,a tomb like Zugzwang is created.
Feb-06-13  BOSTER: <Once> <40.Rxe4 fxe4 41.Rxe4 Rb7 42.Re2>. I guess correct is 42.Rh4 Rb8 and 43.Rh8 with mate.
Feb-06-13
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  kevin86: Once's line reminds me of the TOMB GAME
Feb-06-13
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  chrisowen: At dig in calm sediment feed him stone the crows it

door ogle 40.Rxe4 at reckon in tread sure can be stomping ground,

elephant breaks eddy off shore up

in balled wizard c2 in dumb again back it is yeah oat so simple in seems it do red skate over

40...fxe4 41.Rxe4 rd7 in robbed him of space in cc,

aid us take stream in editor question wrench in

kick c2 mate in one personal best todate a liver

and onion in green gauge ford a 41...rd7 time at.

Feb-06-13
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  chrisowen: 42.re2+ out ill in healthy advantage off re as on,

science ha start slow dismantle crust you in c2 or

bet rookd5 before in foot it hand in 42.rd5 eminate,

in dig it is placed in when con 43.Rxc2 gives try mate gleaned in staving off flabby it's event ado it abrupt in empty it is mate ringed in seven or coil around drink to your health anew oh sir check in here "grebe crescent" be5 and bg2 ring to combine are in ramble give bishop bank for wall it is I be proof in sigh xray 44.re2 b5 us fine strength in gestate 45.rf5 sugar on it nimble,

gaining ground in rook cement 46.Rxe6 fiefdom it

arch in bishop rook us team inceed eli see at enact
in cheer up tour remedy 46...rfe5 47.Bxd5+ and rook

at a pull e8 you up# rook action for best i mate

again empty handed in in a saw carries over e8 stub

heh!

Feb-06-13
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  Kev: <Phony Benoni> The game was played in Coral Springs but the event was organized by the Boca Raton Chess Club and that is located in a county north of Broward Co. I happened to be playing in the same tournament but in the U-2000 section.
Feb-06-13
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  patzer2: <lost in space> Black was only at a slight disadvantage until 38...Bxc2??

Black had to try 38...Ng5 39. Bf6 , when White has the better endgame but not a sure win.

Feb-06-13  SamAtoms1980: I found this easier than yesterday, honestly. Arguably, easier than Monday even. But it does make it easier to know what this week's "theme" is.
Feb-06-13
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  Dionysius1: Is there a theme this week - that the defender has a spare move and still can't avoid catastrophic loss of material/mate?
Feb-06-13
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  Once: <BOSTER> Is one line more correct than another? Your line is mate in 4 and is exactly what my chess engine chucks out too.

My variation is mate in 5, came from my noggin and involves a cute semi-zugwang.

Which is why I said: "This silly line gave me a good giggle..." Not trying to find the fastest win, not trying to score points over someone else, not trying to be first. Just something that might amuse.

If you can see past the artificial and limiting idea of one winning line being more "correct" than another, that is.

Feb-06-13  Patriot: The black king is in a stalemate position and if the ls-bishop can be activated it would be mate. So...

40.Rxe4 Bxe4/fxe4 41.Rxe4 fxe4/Bxe4 42.Bxe4#

Feb-06-13  snakebyt: Thanks <David2009> for posting the Endgame finisher http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

which shows that the RXe4 move isn't really the clincher. Not even close. At least not when playing an algo.

Feb-06-13
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  Phony Benoni: <Kev> Thanks! Always good to get on-the-spot reports.
Feb-06-13  morfishine: <David2009> I was able to avoid the elephant trap! :)
Feb-06-13  BOSTER: <Once> <Just something that might amuse>.

I want to support this idea.
This is the pos. from game: Kaplan vs Bronstein with white to play.


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Bronstein wrote:"After exhausting all his pawn moves, like it or not white has to move one of his pieces".

Feb-06-13  James D Flynn: 40.Rxe4 fxe4 41.Rxe4 Rd7(not Bxe4 42.Bxe4+ Rb7 43.Bxb7#)42.Re2+ Rd5 43.Rxc2(White has sacrificed the exchange for B and pawn but he can regain the exchange at his leisure as long as the K is trapped on a8. The immediate 43.Bxd5+ exd5 ( locks one more Black pawn in place which may not be too imort Rant since the b6 pawn has many squares but White must be constantly alert to stalemate possibilities) Rf8(Whites clearest win is to sac his R for the e6 pawn and mate by Bxd5+. This move precludes that plan) 44. Rf2 (to enable the Ks journey to the Q-side) Rxf2 45.Kxf2(the simplification favours Black but White need to stop the b6 and c4 pawns )b5 46.g4 b4 47.cxb4(White cannot allow a passed pawn whose queeenib=ng squae isnt controlled by his B)c3 48.g5 c2 49.Bf4 c1=Q+ 50.Bxc1 Kb8 51.g6 Kc7 and the White pawn queens on g8 winning,
Feb-06-13  TheBish: J Becerra-Rivero vs M Goss, 2012

White to play (40.?) "Medium/Easy"

I saw the theme here right away. It would be great to be able to play a double rook sacrifice to mate!

40. Rxe4! fxe4 (or 40...Bxe4 41. Rxe4, which is similar) 41. Rxe4 and mate can only be delayed by spite checks, since a discovered check is threatened, and if 41...Bxe4 42. Bxe4#.

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