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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi vs Vladislav Artemiev
Lake Sevan (2015), Martuni ARM, rd 2, Jul-13
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Smyslov Variation (D99)  ·  1-0
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Jul-21-15  Kwesi: 45. White to play Tuesday puzzle?
Apr-03-17
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  Phony Benoni: Holiday for the h-pawn after <45lQxg6+>.l

If Black wants to be a spoilsport and interpose a piece, then 46.Rxg7+ and mate next move.

Apr-03-17
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  ChessHigherCat: I wasted a few seconds thinking about Bg5 before seeing direct hit Qxg6
Apr-03-17
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  gawain: 45 Qxg6+ and if Black captures then White's h-pawn delivers the mate 46 h7#. Fantastic!

(Of course if Black un-aesthetically refuses to capture White mates quickly anyway.)

Apr-03-17  lost in space: 45. Qxg6+ hxg6 46. h7#
Apr-03-17
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  ChessHigherCat: if 39..Bxh6, 40. Rh1, of course.
Apr-03-17  saturn2: Qxg6 black has 3 answwers but none is good.
Apr-03-17  zb2cr: I nearly gave up on 45. Qxg6+ before seeing that after 45. ... hxg6; 46. h7# mates.
Apr-03-17  Walter Glattke: 45.Qxg6+ Bg7 46.Rxg7+ Kh8 47.Qxh8#
46.-Qxg7 47.Qxg7#
Apr-03-17  Walter Glattke: correction: 46.-Kh8 47.Qxh7#
Apr-03-17
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  agb2002: The material is identical.

Black threatens Rxb4.

White wins with 45.Qxg6+ Bg7 (45... hxg6 46.h7#) 46.Rxg7+ and mate next.

Apr-03-17  stst: Monday Q-sac:
45.Qxg6+

(A).....hxQ ==> 46.h7#
(B).....Bg7 ==> 46.RxB+ QxR, 47.QxQ#

Apr-03-17  AlicesKnight: 45.Qxg6+ looks like "it". ....hxg6 allows 46.h7#, while interposing either piece gives 46.Rxg7+ with mate or massive material loss. White's four tempo gains on moves 21 - 24 are striking as the initiative is seized.
Apr-03-17  stacase: Monday Rule #1 check out the Queen sacrifice. Rule #2 see rule #1.
Apr-03-17  The Kings Domain: Nice puzzle. I like how white brushes off black's kingside threats, creates his own, and goes on to win the game.
Apr-03-17  morfishine: <45.Qxg6+> leads to a unique mating finish after 45...hxg6 <46.h7#>

*****

Apr-03-17  RandomVisitor: <A simple set of guidelines for solving the Monday puzzle: 1. Try to sacrifice the queen.

2. Try harder to sacrifice the queen.

3. Try to sacrifice a rook.

4. Try to sacrifice a bishop.

5. Try to sacrifice a knight.>

I solved the puzzle when I got to step 1...

Apr-03-17  stst: Hint for CG:

Rule 1. Try hard to break the sac-rule, any sac. Rule 2. If 1 fails, put a Tue pod in.
Rule 3. If 2 fails, put a Wed pod in.
etc, viz.
Rule *: Put pod of Day n+1 for Day n.
IF ALL FAILS, drop all rules.

Apr-03-17  Carlos0012358: Easy enough
Apr-03-17  drollere: very easy.
Apr-03-17
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  whiteshark: Isn't this a sort of a <backrank mate>?
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