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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Jan-18-19
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 9634 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-19 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
 
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   Jan-08-19 Petrosian vs F Olafsson, 1962 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: White had utterly lost game here. After 28...Ne5 he could just resign. 29...Ne3+ dropped all black's advantage and 33...Qd8?? lost game instantly. Quite sad story for Fridrik.
 
   Jan-08-19 G Borisenko vs Petrosian, 1961
 
Honza Cervenka: In final position black is definitely better, if not winning. But Petrosian was apparently satisfied with draw, which practically secured for him the first place in the tournament.
 
   Jan-02-19 Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961
 
Honza Cervenka: It was possible to play 23...f5! 24.Rxe5 (of course, Nb6 cannot be taken) 24...fxe4 25.Rxe4 Nxe2+ 26.Qxe2 Qxf3 27.Qxf3 Rxf3 and black is a piece up.
 
   Jan-02-19 Gufeld vs Petrosian, 1956
 
Honza Cervenka: To go on trade of Queens with 27.Qe4 was a suicide. After black Rook's invasion on the second line white position is utterly hopeless despite of material equality.
 
   Jan-01-19 S Zhigalko vs Carlsen, 2018
 
Honza Cervenka: I wonder why white did not play simply 30.bxa8=Q Qxa1+ 31.Kh2 Rxa8 32.Qxa8+ with extra Rook and compensation, as Tartakower used to say...:-) 35.Bb4 was still winning, as after 35...Rxe6 (35...Bxe6 leaves Re8 hanging and 35...Rxb4 fails for 36.Rxe8+) 36.Qa8+ and 37.Qxb7 white
 
   Jan-01-19 Svidler vs Z Tsydypov, 2018
 
Honza Cervenka: Yes, but it was not realistic evaluation as white has a far Passer on the a-file, and he has a Pawn majority on the Kingside. In such a situation the endgame is always potentially riskier for opponent, even if he has two Passers in the centre, as these are easier to stop.
 
   Jan-01-19 Carlsen vs V Teterev, 2018
 
Honza Cervenka: 42...Nxa4 43.Nxa4 b5 would be far more comfortable for black. Of course, 48...Ndc5 is a blunder dropping a Pawn.
 
   Jan-01-19 Jobava vs Svidler, 2018
 
Honza Cervenka: An unsound attack met a sound refutation.
 
   Jan-01-19 P V Vishnu vs I Bocharov, 2018
 
Honza Cervenka: Quite spectacular Kinghunt. Unfortunately artistic impression here is a bit spoilt by the fact that white missed quite obvious 19.Qg4 (with a threat Nh6+ and Qxd7 winning the Queen) 19...Kh8 (or 19...Kf8 20.Qh5 +-) 20.h5 +-, and that he missed also lovely 33.Qh1#.
 
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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  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  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  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.

Sep-04-18
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  Penguincw: Hi <Honza Cervenka>. Happy Sweet Sixteen to you!on this site!
Sep-08-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <Penguincw> Thanks! :-)
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