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K Praneeth Surya vs Kantholi Rathnakaran
ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Champi (2015), Hotel Kasi's Inn,Tiruvarur, rd 12, Nov-27
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  0-1
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Mar-06-17  rgr459: A blunt force mate.
Mar-06-17  stacase: Another Queen sacrifice Monday. I am reminded of the Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday [YouTube # sUzs5dlLrm0]
Mar-06-17
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  morfishine: <33...Qh1+> takes advantage of the fact the Black Knight covers <f2> and the pawn on <f3> covers <e2> & <g2>

No escape for the White King

*****

Mar-06-17
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  kdogphs: I pulled a similar queen sac in a game from this past weekend. Very very gratifying to win a game like that.
Mar-06-17  YetAnotherAmateur: I love Mondays!

33. ... Qh1+ forces 34. Nxh1 Rh1# finishes it off. This works because the Ne4 and f3 pawn keep the white king stuck on the back rank just as surely as white pawns would.

Mar-06-17  An Engliishman: Good Evening: I agree, this is an easy puzzle even for a Monday.
Mar-06-17
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  kevin86: Queen sac leads to immediate mate in two!
Mar-06-17
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  YouRang: I wouldn't consider this "too easy for a Monday".

It does require the observation that black's Pf3 and Ne4 conspire to make an unusual back-rank mate threat.

Mar-06-17  BOSTER: Why 17.c3?
Mar-06-17
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  chrisowen: <BOSTER> Give piece a chance?

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Mar-06-17  BOSTER: <chrisowen> Thanks for answer.
Mar-06-17
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  whiteshark: kinda backrank#: 33...Qh1+ 34.Nxh1 Rxh1#
Wouldn't call it <Normal Variation> of the French Defense though.
Mar-06-17  nazgulord: Queen Sac Mondays.
Mar-06-17  Nullifidian: 33... ♕h1+ 34. ♘xh1 ♖xh1#
Mar-06-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <BOSTER Why 17.c3?> Because black is threatening Nxd4 or Na5 (if Qc3 Nxa2) and c3 protects d4.
Mar-06-17
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  YouRang: <BOSTER: Why 17.c3?>

Well, it prevents 17...Nxd4, which would create the super-annoying threat of ...Nxc2 against white.

Mar-06-17  BOSTER: < YouRang >. After 17.c3 black can win by force playing 17... Na5.
Mar-06-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <BOSTER: < YouRang >. After 17.c3 black can win by force playing 17... Na5.> 17... Na5 would be even worse without c3. The Q can't go anywhere where it can defend a2, c2 and e4 simultaneously.
Mar-06-17
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  YouRang: <BOSTER: < YouRang >. After 17.c3 black can win by force playing 17... Na5.>


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How does black win by force after 18.Qd1 ?

Mar-06-17  Eduardo Leon: For a rather long while I thought the puzzle was how white could get himself out of this mess.
Mar-06-17  BOSTER: The mobility of the white pieces is very limited, and white queen on the same line with black rook.
Mar-06-17
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  YouRang: <BOSTER: The mobility of the white pieces is very limited, and white queen on the same line with black rook.>

This constitutes a forced win for black?

Mar-06-17
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  RandomVisitor: 16.Qc3!? or 16.Qb5!? are unexpected moves which might give white an equal game.
Mar-07-17
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  gawain: Didn't tune in on Monday but I'm glad I looked back at this one. I like how the black knight keeps the f2 space covered, preserving the back rank mate even after the white knight leaves that square.
Mar-07-17
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  RandomVisitor: After 15...Rxd7:


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Komodo-10.1-64bit:

<+0.15/44 16.Qc3 Nec6 17.Ra1 Nb8 18.a3 N4c6 19.b4 b6 20.b5> Ne7 21.Nb2 f4 22.a4 f3 23.a5 Kb7 24.axb6 cxb6 25.Qa3 Kc8 26.gxf3 Nf5 27.Qd3 Qh5 28.f4 Rg8 29.Nd1 Bb4 30.c3 Ba5 31.Nf1 Kb7 32.Kh1 Rf7 33.Bd2 Rc8 34.Ra2 Rcc7 35.Qe2 Qh3 36.Nde3 h5 37.Nxf5 Rxf5 38.Ng3 Rf8 39.Rg1 Bxc3 40.Bxc3 Rxc3 41.f5 exf5

0.00/44 16.Qb5 Nxc2 17.Nc5 c6 18.Qa5 Nxe1 19.Qxa7 Kd8 20.Qb6+ Ke8 21.Nxd7 Qg6 22.Qxb7 f4 23.Nf6+ Kf7 24.b3 Nf3+ 25.gxf3 gxf3+ 26.Kf1 Qd3+ 27.Kg1 Qg6+

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