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|Nov-27-16|| ||dfcx: Insane? The text is definitely beyond me. But I see a different line,|
winning the exchange.
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This line is much simpler to calculate.
|Nov-27-16|| ||PawnSac: got the whole line. not all up front of course. saw the first 2 and had to decide between Re1+ and Nd4, and figured I'd do so when i got there. Went with Nd4 and let it play blacks moves after each and voila! I suspect Kramnik probably decided on the 3rd before playing the first, but the exchange sac looked obviously strong. |
It's one of those positions that screams out for it, and your gut tells you there has to be compensation if it's not outright winning.
|Nov-27-16|| ||patzer2: Correctly guessed the first two moves of today's Sunday puzzle 34. Rxf6 Kxf6 35. Qc3+ .|
After 35...Ke7, almost any reasonable White move wins. The computers prefer the game continuation 36. Nd4 (+8.11 @ 25 depth, Komodo 10) as best. However, my try 36. Re1+ (+5.61 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15) also wins. Another winning follow-up is 36. Be2 Rf5 37. Nd4 (+6.56 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15).
P.S.: For a Black improvement, ditching 15...f5 16. exf5 in favor of 15...a4 16. Na3 Qa5 = looks OK for the second player.
|Nov-27-16|| ||perfidious: The first two moves of the game continuation readily suggest themselves to any player with knowledge of the corkscrew motif, after which <patzer2> is correct: White can close the show in more than one way, which has the misfortune of detracting from the puzzle.|
|Nov-27-16|| ||drollere: i just went with Be2, which loses the exchange and likely opens the K position (not Rxb5, pxb5 with fork).|
|Nov-27-16|| ||bubuli55: Yesterday was more difficult than today I'd say.|
|Nov-27-16|| ||morfishine: <34.Rxf6> jumps out, but <34.R1e1> doubling threatens 35.Re8 embarrassing Black Queen looks strong. After 34...Rc8, Now <35.Rxf6> is extra powerful since after 35...Kxf6 36.Qc3+ the Black King cannot pass over the e-file to safety|
|Nov-27-16|| ||RandomVisitor: After 33...Kg7
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+9.09/37 34.Qe3 d5 35.cxd5 Qd8 36.Rxc6 bxc6 37.Nd4 Nc7 38.dxc6 Rd5 39.Bf2 Rd6 40.Bc4 Rxc6 41.Nf5+ gxf5 42.Qg3+ Kf8 43.Bc5+ Qe7 44.Bxf7 Kxf7 45.Bxe7 Bxe7 46.Qb3+ Kf8 47.b5 Rb6 48.Qc2 Ne8 49.Qxf5+ Rf6 50.Qh7 Ng7 51.g3 Rb6 52.Rd5 h5 53.Kg1 Kf7 54.Rxh5 Kf8 55.Rd5 Rb7 56.Kg2 Ra7 57.Qc2 Ra5 58.g4 Ra8 59.Rd7 Rd8
<+8.85/37 34.Rxf6 Kxf6 35.Be2> Kg7 36.Nd4 d5 37.cxd5 Qxb4 38.dxc6 Qxb3 39.Nxb3 bxc6 40.Bxa6 Rd5 41.Rxd5 cxd5 42.Bb7 Nd6 43.Bxd5 Kf6 44.Nc5 Nb5 45.Bc4 Nd4 46.Bf2 Nc6 47.Bd5 Ne7 48.Be4 Kf7 49.Bd4 Kg8 50.Kg1 Kf7 51.Bc3 Nc8 52.Be5 Nb6 53.Kf2 Nc8 54.Bd4 Nd6 55.Bd3 Nc8 56.Be5 Na7 57.Bc3 Nc8
+7.98/37 34.Be2 Nd8 35.Rexd6 Rf5 36.Rd7+ Kh8 37.Bg4 Nb8 38.Bxf5 gxf5 39.R7d5 Na6 40.Rxf5 Qxb4 41.Qxb4 Nxb4 42.Rxf6 Rxf6 43.Rxd8+ Kg7 44.Nd6 Rf8 45.Rd7+ Kf6 46.Rxb7 Nc2 47.Kg1 Nd4 48.Rb6 Nf5 49.Ne4+ Kf7 50.Bf2 Re8 51.Nc3 Ne3 52.c5 Ng4 53.h3 Nxf2 54.Kxf2 h5 55.Kf3 Ra8 56.Nb5 Ra1 57.Rh6 Rf1+ 58.Kg3 Rc1 59.Nd6+ Ke7 60.Rxh5 Rxc5 61.Rxc5 Kxd6
|Nov-27-16|| ||agb2002: White has the bishop pair and a pawn for a bishop and a knight.|
Black is probably considering Nc7 to release some pressure but Black looks totally wrecked.
The rook on h4 lacks mobility and the black bishop is defended by the king only. The simple 34.Be2 looks enough (34... Qc8 35.Rxf6 Kxf6 36.Bxh5 gxh5 37.Na7) but 34.Rxf6 Kxf6 35.Qb2+ is more interesting:
A) 35... Ke6 36.Re1+ Kd7 (36... Kf5 37.Bd3+ Kg4 38.Qe2#) 37.Qf6
A.1) 37... Qg8 38.Re7+ Kc8 39.Rxf7 wins decisive material.
A.2) 37... Nc7 38.Nxc7 Rxc7 39.Qxg6 wins the rook on h5.
A.3) 37... Rf5 38.Qe6+ Kd8 39.Qxg6 Nh8 40.Bh4+ Kc8 (40... Kd7 41.Qe6#) 41.Re8+ wins.
B) 35... Ke7 36.Re1+
B.1) 36... Kd7 transposes to A.
B.2) 36... Kd8 37.Qf6+ Kd7 (37... Kc8 38.Na7+ followed by Nxc6 and Qxg6) 38.Qxg6 wins decisive material (38... Rxb5 39.axb5 wins a piece).
B.3) 36... Ne5 37.fxe5 wins decisive material.
C) 35... Kf5 36.Bd3+ Ke6 (36... Kg4 37.Qe2#) 37.Bxg6 wins decisive material.
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|Nov-27-16|| ||R4f43l L3 M4550n: I found it! White is winning and as yesterday's puzzle there is room for improvements... |
I like the exchange sacrifice. In about five minutes I decided to 34. Rxf6 Kxf6 35. Qc3 +. Black King is away from shelter and all the White pieces are ready to attack.
|Nov-27-16|| ||johngalt5579: looked at Rf6,Kf6,Qc3 first but got dissoloved in the complications. try again tomorrow. (J)|
|Nov-27-16|| ||Rookiepawn: Wasn't Kramnik "dry" or something like that?|
|Nov-27-16|| ||mel gibson: I saw the first 4 moves but wasn't sure if it would lead to a win.|
|May-04-17|| ||offramp: |
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It looks as if White should have a knockout blow. But the best move is not easy to see.
Krammers never swerves a tactical mêlée, I think he can out calculate any other chess player.
But he knows how to calm a game down if he thinks there is no advantage to be gained from complications.
|May-04-17|| ||7he5haman: <offramp: I think he [Kramnik] can out calculate any other chess player.>|
I'm a huge fan of Kramnik, but everyone can be out calculated. For example:
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
If you mean he could out calculate any other <active> chess player over the course of, say, 100 games, then you may be right, but that statement would require a massive amount of testing to be verified as correct.
|May-04-17|| ||Ironmanth: Wonderful game; deft strangulation of Black's King. Thanks for this!|
|May-04-17|| ||7he5haman: <blunderclap> Are you alright?!|
Sounds like you have too much time on your hands.
Maybe try to keep all the random song posts on the Kibitzer Café page, yeah?
|May-04-17|| ||offramp: <7he5haman: <offramp: I think he [Kramnik] can out calculate any other chess player.>
I'm a huge fan of Kramnik, but everyone can be out calculated. For example:|
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
If you mean he could out calculate any other <active> chess player over the course of, say, 100 games, then you may be right, but that statement would require a massive amount of testing to be verified as correct.>
Agreed. What I should've said, instead of <I think he can out calculate any other chess player> is:
"In my opinion Vladimir Kramnik, when playing chess at or near his best, either in a single game or in a series of games against a member of his peer group who is in similar good form, would not necessarily be at a disadvantage during a phase of the game where pure calculation is the main factor, except for the times when he is clearly outplayed by his opponent, such as in Kramnik vs Anand, 2008."
|May-04-17|| ||offramp: I was surprised to see the title of today's GoTD as "Deysi Cutter". I know what a <Daisy Cutter> is, and I am sure most other cricket fans will know. |
It is a delivery which, upon pitching, does not bounce but rolls straight along the floor. It is normally caused by a dint in the pitch. They are very difficult to play as a batsman, especially if one has a high backlift. There is another name for them: grubbers.
|May-04-17|| ||offramp: <blunderclap: <offramp - cricket>
I imagine that the attentive bowler spots the dint in the pitch and decides to toss the occasional ball at it. He doesn't know which ball will eventually hit it, but he will hit it and pop goes the wicket:)>|
They tend to be transient perturbations in the pitch integrity. If the batsman spots one he will attempt to flatten it out with his bat. In a softish pitch the anomaly may be created by a fast delivery taking a divot out of the grass.
I am not a devotee of that kind of behaviour.
|May-04-17|| ||morfishine: I stick by my previous post: <34.R1e1> crushes|
|May-04-17|| ||Saniyat24: Deysi played well...she made her first Queen move at her 25th move...the sacrifice by Kramnik blew her defense...for Kramnik it was a slow, calculated destruction...very nicely played...!|
|May-04-17|| ||belgradegambit: I'm the only one who associated the pun with the Terrible Thunderlizards.|
|May-05-17|| ||PhilFeeley: <offramp: I was surprised to see the title of today's GoTD as "Deysi Cutter". I know what a <Daisy Cutter> is, and I am sure most other cricket fans will know.>|
I don't know anything about cricket. I immediately thought of the bomb the U.S. military uses. Not a flattering image.
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