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Dinara Dordzhieva vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
"Queen of the Castle" (game of the day Aug-08-2019)
Russian Team Championship (Women) (2018), Sochi RUS, rd 6, May-07
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1


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May-09-18  Jamboree: 116. f1=R! prevents a stalemate trap and leads to a possibly unique final position of three (!) rooks versus a queen.

In all my years of playing chess, I don't think I've ever seen a serious tournament game where one player ended up with three rooks.

May-11-18  ndg2: If 116..f1=♕, then 117.♕xd2+! ♔f3 (117..♔xd2 is stalemate) 118.♕f4+! ♔e2 119.♕d2+ (again, 118..♔xf4 or ♖xf4 is stalemate).

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Therefore the rarely seen sub-promotion 116..f1=♖ was played.

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Now, 117.♕xd2 ♔xd2 gives white the flight field 118.♔h3 for his king and stalemate is prevented.

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Three rooks vs. queen in a serious tournament game must be a novelty.

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  HeMateMe: <Three rooks vs. queen in a serious tournament game must be a novelty.>

I've never seen this before.

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  saffuna: Three rooks vs. a queen. Kosteniuk was talking about this game while commenting on game 3 of the Ju-Lagno Women's Final.
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  al wazir: Why didn't black play 114...f1=R ? If 115. Qc4+, then 115...Kf3+ 116. Kh3 Rh1#.
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  Check It Out: What a deep and complicated game, with the very unusual material juxtaposition of three rooks versus queen. Bravo!
Aug-08-19  morfishine: <al wazir: Why didn't black play 114...f1=R ?> He already had another winning line figured out
Aug-08-19  newzild: <al wazir> <morfishine>

114...f1=R wins immediately because of threatened discovered checkmates, and is therefore clearer than the game line.

Aug-08-19  Ironmanth: Such a sweet move 116 by Black. Wonderful game; great comments. Y'all have an awesome day out there in "royal game land"!
Aug-08-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: "She", <morphisine>. Definitely "She". :)
Aug-08-19  petemccabe: Paging Tim Krabbé.
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  HeMateMe: Nice Pun! Do we have any Leona Helmsley games in the DB?
Aug-09-19  ajile: 32.Qb4! is probably winning for White.

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