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Fabiano Caruana vs Jovanka Houska
"Beating the Housk" (game of the day Oct-08-2016)
Isle of Man Open (2016), Douglas ENG, rd 1, Oct-01
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Reshevsky Variation (D36)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-02-16  John Abraham: it takes guts to play a tactical slugfest against Caruana...I applaud Miss Houska for playing such bold chess!
Oct-02-16  CountryGirl: Houska is one of my favourite authors, and I agree that she plays gutsy, fighting chess, too. Good one, Jovanka!
Oct-04-16  HeMateMe: after 45...R-c7, how does white win?
Oct-04-16  roentgenium: I think 45...Rc7 unfortunately puts the Rook on a square where the Knight will eventually fork it, or mate will result. This is due to the tactical followup 46.Nf6+! The possible continuations: 46...Kg6/Kg7 47.Ne8+ wins the Rook;
46...Kh8 47.Rd8+ Kg7 48.Ne8+ wins the Rook (as 47...Ng8 48.Rxg8#)

Strangely enough, I seem to be missing how White wins after 45...Rb8 46.Rd7 Kg6.

Oct-08-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Strangely enough, I seem to be missing how White wins after 45...Rb8 46.Rd7 Kg6.>

Probably simple attrition after 47. Be2, Kf7 48. Rxa7, when White is not only a piece ahead, but his pieces are active, while Black's are not.

The piece sac was brave but flawed. Black was unable to mount a strong enough attack to justify it, and the resulting position was not one where three pawns (soon to be two) can hold their own against a bishop.

Oct-08-16  aadchesskid:

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45 ...Rc7
46 Nf6+ Kh8
47 Rd8+ Kg7
48 Ne8+ forks the king and rook and wins it

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  RandomVisitor: After 28.Nd5 black has 3 pawns for a knight, and might be able to hold with best play

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<+0.23/41 28...Kf7 29.Nc7 Rab8 30.Be6+ Ke7 31.Nc3 Rd4> 32.Bb3 Nf5 33.Rfe1 Rxd1 34.Rxd1 Nd4 35.Bc4 f5 36.Kg2 Rd8 37.Kf2 h6 38.N7d5+ Bxd5 39.Nxd5+ Kd6 40.a4 g5 41.Kg3 Kc6 42.Ne3 Kc7 43.Rf1 Rf8 44.h4 g4 45.Rd1 Rd8 46.Kf2 a5 47.Bf7 Rf8 48.Bg6 Kc6 49.Nc4 Rg8 50.Ne5+ Kc7 51.Rf1 Kd6 52.h5 Rf8 53.Rd1 Ke6

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  BBC94122: Who says that a knight on the rim is dim? That knight on h5 is a beast.
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