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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Jul-14-18
I live in Stredokluky (a village near Prague, Czech republic). I play both practical and correspondence chess. My rating in practical chess (Czech national ELO) oscillates somewhere between 2010 and 2060, in correspondence chess I have rating 2155 (my best was 2220 in the middle of 90's). I have no special favorite player but I like to view good games of old masters (Tarrasch, Schlechter, Chigorin etc.)
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   Honza Cervenka has kibitzed 9395 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-07-18 W Winter vs Menchik, 1930
 
Honza Cervenka: "Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear? Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at ...
 
   Jul-06-18 Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895
 
Honza Cervenka: It was better to try 14.Qxb7 Ne6 15.Rxe6 Qxe6 16.Bb5 Na5 17.Qxc7 etc.
 
   Jul-06-18 Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: To insert 16....Bxf4 was correct.
 
   Jul-06-18 M Lewitt vs H Caro, 1905 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: 24.Re5! Nxe5 25.Bxe5 Rb5 26.Qf3 Bxa3 27.d5 Rf8 28.c4 Ra5 29.bxa3 Rxa3 29.Qg4 could have prolonged the fight.
 
   Jun-29-18 V Zagorovsky vs Simagin, 1952
 
Honza Cervenka: 25...f5 is suicidal. 25...g6 was good. Of course, 27...Rxf3 28.Bxh7+ leads to a quick mate. 29.Rh1 is winning instantly.
 
   Jun-26-18 Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: 43.Ne5 looks more promising but after 43...Kg7 with idea Kf6 white is simply unable to stop a trade of black Knight for both white Pawns with draw. For example, 43...Kg7 44.Re1 Kf6 45.Nd7+ Kg7 46.Kxg2 Nc4+ 47.Kf3 Nxa5 etc.
 
   Jun-26-18 B Kostic vs Spielmann, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: <psmith> Yes, 34.Kh2 was a mistake but 34.g4 is not optimal either, for example 34...Rg2+ 35.Kh1 Rh2+ 36.Kg1 Rcg2+ 37.Kf1 Rd2 38.Kg1 Rhg2+ 39.Kh1 Rgf2 and white Pawns are starting to fall. Much better seems to be 34.Kh1 with idea 34....Rxg2 35.Rxd5.
 
   Jun-25-18 K Treybal vs Reti, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: 31.Rxd4 Rxa2 32.Rd5 should be sufficient to save the game. 31.a4 was also playable.
 
   Jun-25-18 Teichmann vs Reti, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: 12.Rf3 was a mistake leading to loss of Pawn. 12.Nxe4 or 12.Ne2 was correct.
 
   Jun-25-18 Saemisch vs Reti, 1922
 
Honza Cervenka: 30.Rxg7+ could save the day for white. Of course, 26.Bxh6 Nxh6 27.Nxd6 Qf8 28.Nxf7 Qxf7 29.Rg6 or 27.Nxd6 Nxd6 28.Rxd6 would have given white huge advantage.
 
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Jan-18-16
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  Ron: Hi Honza,

Missed chance by your countryman :(
Navara vs A Giri, 2016

Jan-30-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <Domdaniel> I played my last serious CC game back in 2002. It was too much time consuming and also quite expensive activity then for me. Of course, since then the CC changed a lot with arrival of really strong engines and now it is more centaur than correspondence chess. I don't have problem with that, and I believe that one day I will return to CC played by e-mail but right now I am too much busy for doing that seriously. But I am playing for fun some online chess, and I still try to play OTB in team competitions to help my friends from my chess club (though with quite mixed results and very bad start of the current season).
May-08-16
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  sachistu: Hi <Honza Cervenka>! I was wondering if you might have time to look at the introductory comments to a game in the publication Ceské listy sachové (1897)? There is an online copy available on chessarch.com (on the library tab) 1897 v2 page 95-96.

The typical venue, year and player information is apparently hidden in the introduction. From the limited portion I have been able to translate, there is apparently a discussion of the war of 1469 between King George (Jiri) of Podebrady and King Matthias (Matyas) of Bohemia. Exactly what, if anything, it has to do with the game escapes me. It was apparently a consultation game and the names of the players mentioned seem to be of that contemporary era (188n-189n).

I'm hoping you can translate enough of the text to determine the venue, the year and players (or cities) for both sides involved. I noticed from one of your kibitz you did not have access to online archives. If you are not able to access the chessarch site, perhaps I can extract the pages to send you. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Jun-06-16
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  Honza Cervenka: Nice little chess joke:


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White to move wins.

Jun-06-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> I don't see it. If you can download it in pdf or any similar format, you can send it to me via e-mail <jan.cervenka@soc.cas.cz>
Jun-14-16
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  sachistu: Hi <jan>. Have been away since June 2nd and just returned. The online (chessarch) copy is embedded in 3 volumes (1896 1897 1898) and thus not so easy to find. I will have to work on a way to pull out that section as the PDF (60Mb) is too big to send via my mail server. As soon as I can create something workable, I will send it to you.
Jul-10-16
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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> The game was a composition of Dr. Jan Dobrusky and it was an allegory of the defeat and surrender of Matthias Corvinus by George of Poděbrady at Vilémov in February 1469 during so-called Bohemian War 1468-1478. The game was performed live by members of Czech Sokol and Czech Chess Association in historical costumes during a national exhibition.

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 d6 5. a3 Ne5 6. Ne2 c6 7. Ng3 Qa5+ 8. b4 Qc7 9. f4 Nd7 10. Qh5 g6 11. Qf3 Ne7 12. Bb2 Rg8 13. Nc3 Bg7 14. Bc4 Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd7 16. a4 a6 17. Rd1 Rd8 18. Rd2 c5 19. e5 dxe5 20. bxc5 Qxc5 21. Nce4 Qc7 22. fxe5 Nf5 23. a5 Nc8 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Qh5+ Ke7 27. Ba3+ Ke6 28. Ng5+ Kxe5 29. Bb2+ Kf4 30. Rf1+ Ke3 31. Qf3# 1-0

Jul-10-16  zhouyundong:


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17round!

Jul-10-16  zhouyundong: 1. C5F5 h7g7
2. H5H6 g7h6
3. E7F8 g3g7
4. F5F6 h6h5
5. D3F4 h5g4
6. F6G7 g4f3
7. G7C3 f3f4
8. F8H6 f4f5
9. C3A5 f5e4
10. A5A4 e4f5
11. A4F4 f5e6
12. F4G4 e6e7
13. H6G5 e7f7
14. G4F5 f7g7
15. F5F6 g7h7
16. F6F7 h7h8
17. D7D8Q
Jul-10-16
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  sachistu: Thanks <Honza Cervenka>!
Jul-11-16  zhouyundong: where to talk about continuous check's endgames?
Sep-14-17  jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?
Nov-16-17
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  Honza Cervenka: <jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?>


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Well, there is a solution with a series of under-promotion:

1.h8=N g3 2.Ng6 fxg6 3.f7 g5 4.f8=N g4 5.Ne6 dxe6 6.d7 e5 7.d8=N e4 8.Nc6 bxc6 9.b7 c5 10.b8=N c4 11.Nc6 c3 12.Nb4#

Dec-31-17
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  Honza Cervenka: Black to move, white wins:


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Dec-31-17
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  Honza Cervenka: Here is a solution: 1... e1=N 2.Rxe1 dxe1=N 3.Rxe1 fxe1=N 4.Nf3 d2 5.Nxe1 dxe1=N 6.Kb6 d3 7.Bxg3 d2 8.Bxe1 dxe1=N 9.a5 e2 10.a6 Nf3 11.Bxg2 e1=N 12.Bh3 Nd3 13.Bc8 Nc5 14.Bb7+ Nxb7 15.axb7#

And as bonus for those who can understand Russian an awesome story by Dmitry Dzhangirov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIK...

Happy New Year! :-)

Mar-13-18
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  Honza Cervenka: White to move wins:


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Mar-13-18
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  zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah? No. I don't think this works. The Black king will somehow turn into a knight and escape.
Mar-14-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah?> The first move is correct. Of course, 1....Qxg7 is forced reply. And what now?:-)
Mar-15-18
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  zborris8: <And what now?:-)> The purpose of <1. g7> was for me to safeguard the bishop on h1 for the discovered check. <1...Qxg7 2. d6+>.
Mar-16-18
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  zborris8: Ok, I see it through now. It's not the king that turns into a knight, it's the pawn. Very good puzzle, <Honza Cervenka>!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Mar-17-18
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  OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...
Mar-17-18
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  OhioChessFan: The BR defends e8...the BN prevents check at b2...it's coming together...
Mar-17-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...>

Yes, passed Pawns must be pushed.... and underpromoted.;-)

Mar-17-18
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  Honza Cervenka: 1.g7 Qxg7 2.d6+ Kb8 3.Re8+ Rxe8 4.d7+ Nc7+ 5.Bxc7+ Kxc7 6.dxe8=N+ and 7.Nxg7 +-
May-09-18
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  jith1207: And then there is the small matter of mating the king with a bishop and a knight.

Still better than these two against a queen.

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