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Charles H Storey vs John Jarmany
British Championship (2014), Aberystwyth WLS, rd 2, Jul-20
Hungarian Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0
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Nov-30-15  Sularus: RxP+ PxP h7++
Nov-30-15  stacase: 51.Rc7 or Rxg6 but you need to notice White's very nicely placed a3 Bishop first.
Nov-30-15  Sularus: I was lost the first five seconds, then saw that it's a Monday puzzle and then I realized the solution immediately.
Nov-30-15  morfishine: <51.Rxg6+> followed by <52.h7+>
Nov-30-15
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  patzer2: I suspect 4...a6? is one novelty not likely to be repeated any time soon at Master level.
Nov-30-15  Nichth: 51.Rc7 is unstoppable but a much more prolonged agony for black than the game
Nov-30-15
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  Penguincw: < jith1207 >

Yeah, black has 1...Rg5, delaying mate for a move. Remember, it has to be mate in <one>.

< silenttrain: @penguincw: Pawn d7-d8 promotes to queen. >

The d-pawn can't move. It's pinned to the king. It can capture the bishop and promote though.

Nov-30-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <Nick46: Difficult for a Monday without my board and pieces (which are at present in a container somewhere in the Indian Ocean)>

How did that happen? Could be an interesting story

Nov-30-15  eblunt: < Nichth:> I don't see how black prolongs things very long - Qh7 mate looks very imminent after 51 Rc7
Nov-30-15
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  kevin86: I was looking for a mate by a rook or queen, it took a while before I saw the pawn mate.
Nov-30-15
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  Once: <Penguincw> It took me a long time to see Qa3 which sidesteps all the blocks and captures.

That must be the hardest mate in 1 I've ever seen.

Nov-30-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: Easy helpmate: 1.e4 Qxb3+ 2.Ka1 Qb1# The POTD is also a mate-in-two starting with the forcing Rxg6+.
Nov-30-15  benjaminpugh: This is totally a Tuesday puzzle. You have to notice the bishop on a3. My Monday brain doesn't analyze more than two attacking pieces, let alone a piece on the other corner of the board.
Nov-30-15  Tiggler: <silenttrain: @penguincw: Pawn d7-d8 promotes to queen.>

I thought so too, but the move is illegal because of the pin by black B on c8.

Nov-30-15  JimNorCal: <benjaminpugh> "My Monday brain doesn't analyze more than two attacking pieces, let alone a piece on the other corner of the board."

Perfectly stated!

Nov-30-15
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  Longview: Took me a bit to see the Ba3 control of the diagonal that made the Rxg6+ and h7+ be the mate. The noose was tighter than I saw it to be.
Nov-30-15  BOSTER: Beauty after 50.
Nov-30-15  Sniffles: Simply following logical deduction the solution was painfully obvious: 1. It's a one star puzzle
2. It has to have a forcing move
3. With the black queen wandering aimlessly and ineffectively down in lala land it's got to be a carpe diem banzai surprise unworthy of an Alekhein but something machievellan that Fischer would spot around the 7th move.

Taking all of that into account and discounting trading the white queen for a pawn and happening to notice that insidious clergyman over on 3 it becomes obvious

Nov-30-15  1stboard: White can also play on move 51 Rc7 which will also force mate the next move ..... ( 52 ... Qxh7 )

Black has no defense.

Nov-30-15  WDenayer: Funny. It's Monday. I found it immediately: 51. Rc7 and there is no defense. I never looked at 51. Rxg6.
Nov-30-15
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  offramp: <silenttrain: @penguincw: Pawn d7-d8 promotes to queen.>

That pawn is pinned: Bc8/Kh3.

Nov-30-15
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  Sally Simpson: Never mind the tin pot rook sac. I'm with thegoodanarchist and am dying to know...

"Difficult for a Monday without my board and pieces (which are at present in a container somewhere in the Indian Ocean) but I solved it nonetheless."

C'mon Nick46 what happened? (or is this the new Tuesday puzzle...we have to guess.)

The ship was listing badly so your container was jettisoned overboard.

The ship sank and the crew survived by clinging to your floating container. When they were rescued it was sunk with gunfire so it would not be a danger to shipping.

You were back rank mated so in a fury you loaded everything chess wise (sets, books and your 'I love Kramnik' tee-shirt) into a container and dropped it from a helicopter into the Indian Ocean.

Dec-01-15  Nick46: <thegoodanarchist: <Nick46: Difficult for a Monday without my board and pieces (which are at present in a container somewhere in the Indian Ocean)> How did that happen? Could be an interesting story>

To answer your question (which flatters me) I have recently relocated from 27 years in France to Sydney, Australia, and my sea-freight hasn't arrived yet.

Dec-01-15
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  Sally Simpson: Ah....

I thought the ship had sunk or the ship has been captured by Indian Ocean pirates.

Why not pop along to the Sydney Academy of Chess.

https://www.sydneyacademyofchess.co...

and buy yourself a new chess set so you can do the Tuesday to Sunday puzzles.

Dec-01-15
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  offramp: After much trial & error I believe Qa3 is the only mate in one in penguincw's position. It's a good problem, weird!
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