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Donald Byrne vs Arthur Bisguier
US Championship (1966), New York, NY USA, rd 8, Dec-21
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E07)  ·  0-1


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Sep-12-17  stst: The position has it both g1, g2 for the P are protected, so go Q-sac Tuesdy:

36...... QxR+
37.KxQ (what else? left her around to do more harm?/) Bc5+ 38.Kh2 (Poor monarch, left alone limping) g1=Q (& protected!!) ..... the devastating state...

White meaningless to continue

Sep-12-17  stst: <I am 2170 in tactics. Is it good?>

pretty good, 2710 might be better...

Sep-12-17  stst: <..who was this man ?>

Could be a woman, from Russia ... with Love

Sep-12-17  jffun1958: <Phony Benoni: Well, the mate after 37.Kg3 isn't that hard: 37...Qe1+ 38.Kg4 g1Q# 39.Kf5 / Kh5 Qg6#.> 39. Kh5 Qh4# .
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  FSR: 36...Qxg1+ is strong like bull.
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  WorstPlayerEver: <Steve.Patzer: What did 36. Rg1 accomplish?>

The ways of the Lord are unfathomable.

Sep-12-17  AlicesKnight: 36.... Qxg1+ either precipitates a 2-queen death after 37.Kg3 Qe1+, or allows a new Q and mate after 37.Kxg1 Bc5+; 38.K moves g1=Q. 34.Kh2 permits a pretty finish but with ...Bc5 in the offing White looks doomed; e.g. 34.Rxf3 Bxf3 ad the other R cannot recapture because of the mate on g1. If 36. R else on rank, ...Qf2 prepares a fatal double-check.
Sep-12-17  Al2009: Bobby Fischer was watching the game at this point, and when Bisguier took the Rook, Bobby smiled and said: "Good. This time old Arthur did not blunder!" Fischer was referring to this game: Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963 where Bisguier made a horrible mistake (26...Rxb2??), throwing away a game that Fischer himself evaluated as "perfectly equal" in his "My 60 memorable games".
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  Lambda: I spent most of my time staring at the position trying to work out what was wrong with simply 36... Bc5
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  malt: <36...Q:g1+ 37.K:g1 Bc5+ 38.Kh2 g1=Q#>
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  Once: <Lambda:I spent most of my time staring at the position trying to work out what was wrong with simply 36... Bc5>

I wondered about that too. 36...Qxg1+ seemed a little too obvious so I looked for other ways to win. If g1 is so weak, what happens if we pile up on it with another piece? White is hardly about to launch a counter-attack.

Fritzie says there are multiple ways to win today, although the game continuation is the fastest. 36...Bc5 is perfectly fine. It's Fritz's second choice with an eval of over -10. White can't save his rook.

For giggles I asked Fritz to evaluate the position as if it was white to move instead of black. He still thinks that black is winning by more than -5.

36...Qxg1+ has to be the puzzle "solution" as it is so forcing. But nearly every none silly move also wins. Including giving white the move!

Sep-12-17  Pasker: Easy and also a rare one
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  DarthStapler: Easy indeed
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  Richard Taylor: Yes. O.k. 2 so far. Nice sac!
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  morfishine: <36...Qxg1+> and Black wins


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  PawnSac: it doesn't get any easier than this. nice game by Bisguier
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  kevin86: Black sacs queen for rook, chases the king away, then repromotes to mate.
Sep-12-17  lzromeu: 27Qe4 >bad move
The game is lost here
Sep-12-17  jdc2: This seemed a lot easier than yesterday's problem, didn't even have to switch the board around to look at it from Black's point of view.
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  Magpye: Qxg1+ wins.

I dream of playing moves like this. Unfortunately, my opponents find them first.

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  thegoodanarchist: There's a little Black queen on g1 today...

It's the same ol' thin' as yesterday....

I've stood here before inside the pouring rain

with the world turning circles running round my brain

I guess I'm always hoping I will win with mate

but it's my destiny to be the king of pain...

Sep-12-17  The Kings Domain: Sweet puzzle and an impressive positional game by Bisguier.
Sep-12-17  waustad: Certainly one time he didn't misfire.
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  gawain: I tried 36...Qxg1+ right away but I imagined (wrongly) that Black would then be able to skewer the white Q and K with 37...Bc5+ and 38...Bc4. No, not quite!

After absorbing that disappointment I did see the actual winning continuation.

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