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Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong
34th Chess Olympiad: Women (2000), Istanbul, Turkey, rd 14, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Open. Open Variation (C80)  ·  1-0
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Jun-24-13
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  whiteshark:  
Jun-24-13  zb2cr: 13. Qxh7+, Kxh7; 14. Rh5#. An Anastasia mate turned by 90 degrees.
Jun-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I have annotated this game at http://chicagochess.blogspot.com/20....
Jun-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A perfect version of Anastasia's mate! Not to be confused with anestesia's mate,which of course,would be painless.
Jun-24-13
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  gawain: Always, always take a moment to ask what is the purpose of your opponent's most recent moves. What is he up to? Is there a threat? This is elementary advice but occasionally forgotten even by players who should know better.

If this Black player (already in terrible trouble, admittedly) had asked herself this question she would surely have seen the threat. No? 12..d5 was played by someone too focused on pursuing her own plan--her need to free her cramped Q and Q-side pieces.

Unfortunately I speak from experience.

Jun-24-13
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  chrisowen: Seems e5 ghoulish eg allowing 8.nxe5 the point,

behind e7 would have sufficed over h5 a boot in glee pave lance her at e7 h7 easy for a oomph to free castle gain e5 one slides over e7 ignoble g8 and g6 both aye now in covered by knight also d5,

you a bit down in axed ray of sunshine g6 or band,

f5 load airy and still bonne aint it ok in offences,

8.nxe5 nxe5 binding back to kind read aim in king,

see h8 oatmeal for handed on off in d1 to h5 for,

abrupt 13.qxh7+ tics.

Jun-24-13  Nullifidian: Anastasia's Mate today:

13. ♕xh7+ ♔xh7 14. ♖h5#

Jun-24-13  scormus: <gawain:> yes, you certainly can speak from experience. Always take a moment to ask yourself what was the idea when someone offers an unprotected neck.

Today's puzzle has the Ne7 as the killer piece. And guess what ... on my virtual board its on a Green square ;)

Jun-24-13  Ezzy: Games Like T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000

12...d5 - NOT the best novelty ever played.

Jun-24-13
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  Eggman: <<12...d5 - NOT the best novelty ever played.>>

Black was already in real trouble, though. For example on 12...g6 13.Qh6 threatens 14.Rh5, and 12...h6 13.d4 brings a fourth piece into the attack for White. Black's position is already resignable, I think.

Meanwhile I don't see what was wrong with 8...Nxc3.

Jun-24-13  TheSlid: Is this an epaulette mate?
Very geometric.
Jun-24-13  TheSlid: Eeek, alas, no, it's Anastasia's mate, which is nowt like, as they say in this part of the world.
Jun-24-13  bischopper: Qxh7 Kxh7 and mate with R
it is part of the training for beginers
Jun-24-13
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  gawain: <scormus> Funny comment about the unprotected neck in my avatar.

The green knight can afford to lose his head. He regains the sacrificed material immediately. When I offer mine in return a year later, I expect the loss to be permanent and fatal. (But according to the story the green knight spares me. I am, after all, a gallant and honorable guy.)

Jun-24-13  BOSTER: <FSR> <The line white played was trappy , not particulary good>.

But any real combo has such element as principal risk.

<After 7...Be7 black is already equal and gets a slight plus score 52.9% in 48 games in database>.

When you manipulate with database statistics you should be very careful, because they change their inclinations after only couple moves more fast than the flighty woman changes her lovers. Sometimes, looking at database % white-win- black - win you can notice that only after couple "best" moves you have another evaluation. Sometimes such things are very surprising.

Jun-24-13  FairyPromotion: An example of Anastasia's mate delievered by a World Champion.

Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908

<kevin86: A perfect version of Anastasia's mate! Not to be confused with anestesia's mate,which of course, would be painless.>

ROFL, I'm dying!

Jun-24-13  BOSTER: <Eggman> <Meanwhile I don't see what was wrong with 8...Nxc3>.

After 8...Nxc3
9.Nxc6+ Be7
10.Nxe7 Nxd1
11.Ng6+ Qe7
12.Nxe7 and white win because black knight can't escape.

Jun-24-13  talisman: made my day!
Jun-25-13  LoveThatJoker: 13. Qxh7+ Kxh7 14. Rh5#

LTJ

Jun-25-13
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  FSR: <BOSTER: ... When you manipulate with database statistics you should be very careful, because they change their inclinations after only couple moves more fast than the flighty woman changes her lovers. Sometimes, looking at database % white-win- black - win you can notice that only after couple "best" moves you have another evaluation. Sometimes such things are very surprising.>

Indeed. I have also noticed that phenomenon. For example, in the Accelerated Dragon, the 7...Qa5 line looks great, giving White only 50.25%. Opening Explorer But if White avoids weak sidelines like 8.f3?! and the game continues 8.0-0 0-0 (far and away the most common sequence), the line doesn't look so hot, since White's two most common moves, 9.Bb3 and 9.Nb3, score 60.75% and 59.4%, respectively. Opening Explorer

It gets even weirder in some databases that, unlike this site's, look at the score based on the sequence of moves played rather than the exact position that is reached. To illustrate - on this site, White is shown as scoring the same, in the same number of games, after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 and 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6. Compare Opening Explorer and Opening Explorer. But in ChessBase's Mega Database 2013, things look very different based on the sequence of moves you use. After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6, White scores a feeble 48.6% in 4542 games. Obviously a great line for Black! But after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6, White scores a robust 57.2% in 5961 games, far higher than typical against the Sicilian. Obviously a great line for White! One is reminded of Mark Twain's quote about the three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Jun-26-13
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  FSR: This trap has been seen many times: Opening Explorer shows the position after 12.Qh5! occurring four times in CG.com's database. It appears nine times in 365chess.com's database, http://www.365chess.com/opening.php..., and 19 times in Mega Database 2013. It's 23 games if you tell ChessBase 12 to look online.

Bill Brock tells me that he lost the identical game to Joaquim Manuel Durao in a simul in 1974. A couple of months later he read <Technique in Chess> by Gerald Abrahams, where he found the same game on pages 213-14.

The same kind of thing can happen in the Berlin Defense to the Lopez, too - S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009.

Jun-26-13
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  FSR: Regarding the Collins-Spanton game I mentioned at the end of my last comment, see http://www.365chess.com/view_game.p..., where Black played 9...Kf8 instead of 9...0-0 and held a draw.
Oct-22-13
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  Nightsurfer: One more interesting aspect of this game here <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)>: White has succeeded in luring her opponent in a trap that has been elaborated by the great Emanuel Lasker in 1894 - with the climax of Anastasia's Mate, please compare the corresponding source http://scleinzell.schachvereine.de/... and please compare the situation on the board after <12.Qh5 ...> in this game here <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)>, on the one hand, with the position on the board after <11.Qh5 ...> in the game that has been composed by Emanuel Lasker, on the other hand.

DIAGRAM OF THE SITUATION
after <12.Qh5 ... >
IN THIS GAME HERE
<TATIANA VORONOVA vs VO HONG PHUONG (2000)>


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The moves of that very game that Emanuel Lasker has composed in 1894 order to create a position with the potential of executing Anastasia's Mate have been as follows:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Nc3 Nxb5 7.Nxe5 Nxe5 8.Rxe5+ Be7 9.Nd5 0-0? 10.Nxe7+ Kh8 11.Qh5 ...

The diagram after the foregoing 11 moves by White and 10 moves by Black looks like the blueprint for the situation after <12.Qh5 ...> in the game <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)> ...


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... apart from two minor modifications: the Pawn a7 has not yet left his starting-out position, and the Black Knight has eliminated the White Bishopg on the square b5 (and not on the square a4 - as it has been the case in <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)>).

Anastasia's Mate has been put on the board in <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)> after <12. ... d5?>, please see the diagram as follows ...


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..., since that blunder has been the invitation for the sacrifice <13.Qxh7+! ...> - and the full point for White.

The climax of that very game that has been composed by Emanuel Lasker in 1894 in order to demonstrate Anastasia's Mate has been initiated with the mundane move <11. ... d6?> ... please see the diagram as follows ...


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... and now the execution that has been the point of that very game that has been composed by Emanuel Lasker:

12.Qxh7+! Kxh7 13.Rh5# 1-0

Therefore Emanuel Lasker would have liked the game <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)> that has transferred that very game that has been composed by Emanuel Lasker into the reality of a real chess tournament.

Nov-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: One more parallel case of <The Mate of Anastasia>, though with colours reversed, namely with Black Knight on e2 ...

... - instead of White Knight on e7 (as in this game here <Tatiana Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong (2000)>, please have a look once more again at the corresponding diagram after <12. ... d5?> ...


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... just before the final <13.Qxh7+! ...> - , ...

... can be watched at the climax of the game D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 , just have a look at the similar situation on the board after <17.Nc4? Bxc4 18.Qxc4?? ...>, herewith the corresponding diagram ...


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... only seconds before the lethal <18. ... Qxh2+! 19.resigns>.

Mar-16-15
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  Alex Schindler: The 2003 magnus Carlsen game where he crushes hammer in 17 moves ends in a similar queen sac and Knight + rook mate. That one used the corner, so perhaps not technically anastasia's mate, but quite nice.
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