|Jul-21-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Bishop controls g8, piece ready to sac on h7--automatic. Not Anastasia, but certainly a first cousin.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||dfcx: rook sac with 30. Rxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh3+ Bh6
|Jul-21-14|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: If that took you more than ten seconds you probably misread the puzzle somehow. :)|
|Jul-21-14|| ||jdc2: Here's a more difficult one to warm up for later in the week. White to move, ep capture possible on f6:|
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|Jul-21-14|| ||lost in space: I love Mondays!
30. Rxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh4+ Bh6 32. Qxh6#
|Jul-21-14|| ||diagonalley: axel driven bananas|
|Jul-21-14|| ||jffun1958: Hi,
it's Monday, so let's try
30. Rxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh3(4) Bh6 32. Qh6#
Not always Queen sacs on Mondays. :-)))
|Jul-21-14|| ||agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop, a knight and a pawn.|
Black threatens 30... Nxg4, 30... Nxc4 and 30... N (Q)xg2.
Pattern recognition finds 30.Rxh7+ Kxh7 31.Qh4+ Bh6 32.Qxh6#.
|Jul-21-14|| ||morfishine: White forces mate starting with <30.Rxh7+> followed by <31.Qh4/h3+> |
|Jul-21-14|| ||whiteshark: <30.Rxh7+!>
Game, set and match to Bananas
|Jul-21-14|| ||Caissas Clown: <Cheapo by the Dozen >: If that took you more than ten seconds you probably misread the puzzle somehow. :)|
I took five more - had to look for the Q sac.
Had this not been a Monday CG puzzle,then I'd agree with you:-).
|Jul-21-14|| ||zb2cr: I believe that the original mating pattern (Bishop controlling g8, mate with a heavy piece down the h-file) is called Greco's mate. The White Rook is sacrificed so that White's Queen reached the h-file with check. Therefore: 30. Rxh7+, Kxh7; 31. Qh4+. This completes the Greco mating pattern, but Black has a desperate sacrifice to delay mate. 31. ... Bh6; 32. Qxh6#.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Penguincw: A good way to start the week. Not quite a queen sacrifice, but any major piece sac would do. :)|
|Jul-21-14|| ||awfulhangover: Haha! 29.-Ne3??? is the worst move possible here, and done by a 2430 player!|
|Jul-21-14|| ||geeker: Monday, the g8 square is covered by a Bishop, so it *has to* be a sac on h7.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Mating Net: The g7 Bishop is useless. This puzzle highlights the power of OC Bishops in the attack.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||PJs Studio: 29...Ne3? Is a lossing blunder. 29...Rb1 looked good to me. So I ran it through Stockfish and it liked it also. Shows the perpetual as best 30.Rxh7+ Kxh7 31.Qh3+ Kg8 32.Qe6 1/2 - 1/2! |
29.Qg4 was one last sneaky attempt to avoid a draw...and it worked.
|Jul-21-14|| ||PJs Studio: ^ is that too much work for a Monday? ;) ^|
|Jul-21-14|| ||kevin86: Instead of queen sac Monday, we have rook sac and queen mate Monday.|
Still easy, still elegant.
|Jul-21-14|| ||Peter Nemenyi: If this were a Game of the Day, the pun would be "Axel Fell".|
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|Jul-21-14|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: That perpetual check <PJs Studio> points out is a pretty elaborate one. It took me a few moments to see why it actually was perpetual.|
I briefly thought 29 ... Rb1 30 Bxe7 would keep things lively, but it turns out that the bishop is doing something important at g5, namely covering h6.
|Jul-21-14|| ||patzer2: After 29...Ne3??, White is forked but Black is mated with 30. Rxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh3+ Bh6 32. Qxh6#.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Castleinthesky: Sacs and clarinets, almost a jazz band.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||benjaminpugh: One can see the appeal of 29...Nf3 - it forks the white queen, rook and bishop, with the latter two being unprotected, and adds further cover to the mating g2 square. But it disastrously opens the a2-g8 file for the bishop leading to Rxh7+ and mate. An example of even an IM looking at a move with so many positives and overlooking the huge, glaring negative.|