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sevenseaman
Member since May-16-10 · Last seen Oct-01-14
Of late I have been relatively inactive except solving chess puzzles. This now is largely my only source of keeping in touch with the game and endeavor to hone whatever little skill I have.

Chess remains my most mesmerizing interest.

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   sevenseaman has kibitzed 5781 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-28-14 morfishine chessforum
 
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   Sep-22-14 sevenseaman chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 43734 Condemned to tread a dreaded path! [DIAGRAM] White. The dictatorial line; 1. Nxd6+ Kh5 2. Rf3 Be7 3. Rh3+ Bh4 4. Rxh4+ Kxh4 5. Be2 Qa7 6. Bxa7 Nxa7 7. g3+ Kh3 8. Ne4 Rxc2 9. Nf2# Recently I came across another puzzle that forces the Black K to tread a predetermined path
 
   Sep-03-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Caruana is going like a runaway locomotive! Congratulations.
 
   Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: What is going on here! <Caruana> is conquering the world without bothering to qualify as a challenger.
 
   Sep-01-14 Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Topalov is still very sharp.
 
   Aug-23-14 Fressinet vs Dorfman, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 29. Rxe6! It was coming. White imposes his will upon the enemy, the Q is in peril now.
 
   Aug-23-14 Fressinet vs S Maze, 2014
 
sevenseaman: Nice tossing off the N to ensure promotion and get the R.
 
   Aug-15-14 Negi vs M Stagl, 2014
 
sevenseaman: To plan for <18. Nxg6> is weird foresight. The killing combination that ensues if 18...Rx
 
   Aug-15-14 Negi vs A Hobber, 2014
 
sevenseaman: The nuisensical Knight; the way it hobbles <Hobber>!
 
   Aug-14-14 Sasikiran vs L Gerzhoy, 2014
 
sevenseaman: An insightful Q sac in an attacking game.
 
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Jul-30-14
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  sevenseaman: 117227

A <tough> 1st move to find!


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White.

Well, what comes to your mind? It better be a good first move as you will have to deal with the serious response <1. Qxb2+>

The sol was;

1. Nxe6 Rxe6 2. Bf7+ Kf8! (Kh8 was even more doomed)3. Bxe6+

What of 1...Qxb2+?

3. Kd1 Qb1+ 4. Ke2 Qb5+ 5. Bd3 Nc3+ 6. Kd2 Qe8 5...Nb1+ 6.Kc1 or 5...Ne4+ 6.Qxe4! 7. Rf8+ Qxf8 8. Nxf8 Ne4+ 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Ne6 Rxe6 11. Qb3 Bc8 12. Qc4 Bd7 13. Qd5

A little sidelight;

( 1. Nxe6 Qxb2+ 2. Kd2 Rxe6 3. Bf7+ Kh8 4. Bxe6 Qb4+ 5. c3 Qa3 6. Rf7 Bc6 7. h6 g6 )

So anyone finding 1. Nxe6 (threatening Rf8#) is entitled to feel very proud.

Aug-12-14
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  sevenseaman: 56701 Self-preservation and attack

You never right in attacking if you are not able to take care of yourself!


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White.

Three masterful moves are decisive. (forget it if you cannot get them)

Aug-13-14
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  sevenseaman: 98392 Legerdemain or juggernaut?


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Black. Depends on whether you solve it.

Aug-13-14
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  sevenseaman: 96822 Like a deciduous tree shedding foliage!


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Black.

1... Ne2+ 2. Qxe2 gxh3 3. Qf3 Qxf7 4. Nxf7 Bxf3 5. gxf3 Kxf7

Aug-14-14
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  sevenseaman: 79139 Stamina, not speed.


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Black.
Why shouldn't I be a proud chess player...er a solver? I found all the 11 moves...in less than 5 minutes!

1... Bd4+ 2. Re3 Bxe3+ 3. Kxe3 Qe7+ 4. Kf3 Rd3+ 5. Kg2 Qe2+ 6. Kg1 Qe3+ 7. Kg2 Rd2+ 8. Kh3 Qe6+ 9. f5 Qxf5+ 10. Qg4 Rxh2+ 11. Kxh2 Qxg4

(But the last 5 words are a needless boast; chess is about stamina and not speed...so do not worry how long you take.)

Aug-14-14
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  sevenseaman: 78978 Mate in 9 is easy!


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White.

Its an all checks affair but the first check is a monster.

Aug-15-14
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  sevenseaman: 108980 Persuading a surrender!


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Black. Hard bargaining Black slowly pushes White into a surrender treaty.

1...Qg6+ 2. Kf4 f6 (closes out the White Q from mischief) 3. h4 Re8 (the business-end blow ) 4. Qxh5 (the last resort) Re4+ Closes the trap.

Aug-17-14
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  sevenseaman: 75602 A matter of supreme timing!


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White.

What you see;
1. the dual attack on f2, triplable via Ra2 and ominous Black Ps on e5 & d6. 2. Your potently poised P on g5.

So you let fly;

1. gxh6 Ra2 2. hxg7+ Kxg7 3. Qg3+! Kf8 4. Rxd4 (timely reduction of pressure on f2) Qxd4 5. f6 Rxf2+ (what else in vu of Qg7+) 6. Qxf2

Aug-19-14
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  sevenseaman: I was White against the computer and the following position occurred.


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White. The game went;
1. Rxh6 gxh6 2. Qxh6+ et al and I won.

Aug-20-14
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  moronovich: HiŽ<sevenseaman> !

If you play 2.Qf6+ the game will end sooner.

Aug-20-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi <moronovich>. Very pleasing sight when I look at your avatar. Welcome.

You're right perhaps; I didn't play that at the time via a rather instinctive avoidance. My moves;

<2....Kg8 3. Qg6+ Kf8 4. Qf6+ Kg8 Rh8# >had looked austere enough to me.

Lets see if that can be bettered;

2. Qf6+ Kg8 3. Qg6+ (We cannot afford a non-checking move because its a tempo loss that Black Q can use, e.g 3. Rxh6 Qe6 and I'd have chewed more than I could swallow, having sacced a R)

Kf8 is a likely repetition for a perpetual, the thought that had come to my mind at the time.

You have a line in mind?

Aug-20-14
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  sevenseaman: 92110 Jiggery-pokery!

Its like a small time wrestling match in a corner of the arena while waiting for the main event to start.


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White.

1. Rxa6+ Kd8 2. Qf6+ Kc7 3. Qd6+ Kd8 4. Qb6+ Rc7 5. Qf6+ Kc8 6. Ra8#

Over, just like that! The maneuver merely made the Black K and the R change places, huh?

Besides seeing the funny side, my point here was would anyone see the first discovered check? Its a monster, taking the White R to the strategic 'a' file? 'Twas certainly beyond my compass.

Aug-21-14
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  moronovich:

<You have a line in mind?>

Yes.Rxh6 gxR.Qf6 Kg8 followed by Rg3+ with mate.

Cheers and all the best wishes for your new day !

Aug-21-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi <moronovich> Oh yes. 3. Rg3+ was my blind spot I do not know how I got stuck on the 'h' P (with the Q leading, too)

Thank you.

Aug-21-14
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  sevenseaman: 78235 Je demande!


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White.

1. Rxh5 gxh5 2. Rh1 Rxc2+ 3. Nxc2 Qc8 4. Rxh5 Bf5 5. exf5 Qxf5 6. g6 Qxg6 7 Rg5!!

Coup de grace!!

Sep-05-14
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  morfishine: Good to see you checking out the Sinquefield Cup (2014) !
Sep-05-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi<morf>. Yesterday I sat out the whole live game. But how did ya know? I hardly ever comment. Caruana developed some jitters yesterday, castling 'nude'. I thought he had a chance till then.

Methinks decision-making in a pressure situation is at times a matter of luck too.

Sep-06-14
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  sevenseaman: 91959 'The Pig' sees it better.


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Black.
A tough one! What's your plan?

<morfishine> has compared chess talent to a greasy slippery pig, very tough and elusive to get a grip on.

Here one could have a flash of insight or fumble and plod.

Nevertheless the first move looks obvious and may be seen by many a non-talented aficionado too; 1...Rxg3. The reply is 2. h3. Now what?

My warning ' I was nowhere near the next move. If you see it (even if with some difficulty); you are likely a talented chess player.

Sep-07-14
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  sevenseaman: 78373 Sometimes you see, sometimes you don't.


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White.

1. Qe4(seeing Qh7#)g6 (not seeing 1...gxf6 2. Qh4 Kg7 3. Nf5+)2. Nf5 Ne7 (seeing 2...gxf5 3. Qh4) 3. Nxe7 (Over? for you'are not seeing 3...Qxe7 4.Qh4 Kg7 5.Nh5+).

Sep-08-14
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  sevenseaman: 91350 My toughest problem ever.


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Black.
I first tried this problem on 8th Jul, 2012. I had failed with my first move, 1...Nxb3 with designs on f2, the idea of deflecting the Q and attacking the B on g4 as well as the R on c1. It was worthless as an investment as it failed in all objectives I set out for it. The point is that White gets his attack and is on way to a win or at the least a perp.

1...Nd3 2. Qf3 Kg8 3. Qg3 Nxc1 4. Rxc1

The computer has put a worthless P on b3 to bamboozle small minds like me who always try to grab 'an extra in the bargain'.

Here are 2 great comments

+4 Vandebent, 3rd Feb 11 10:37:
I saw many nice winning variations after 2. ... Nxc1, but I completely missed 3. Qf6+ Kg8 4. Nf5 Bxf5 5. Bxf5 Qd2 6. Bxh7+ with perpetual check. The queen on d2 can't interfere. But in fact I already made my mistake on the first move. I couldn't choose between 1. ... Nxb3 and 1. ... Nd3 and just played the second move on general grounds: centralizing the knight, attacking e5 too, pawn b3 is not important. But 1. ... Nxb3 2. Qf3 is threatening the same drawing combination. So black must think about how to avoid this more efficiently with the knight on b3 or with the knight on d3. Very difficult indeed! With the knight on b3 2. .. Kg8 fails because of 3. e6!! Nd2 4. Qf6 and white's attack is sufficient for a draw. How 1...Nd3 helps?

+1 rehcsif trebor, 8th Oct 12 10:14:

1... Nd3 2. Qf3 Kg8 3. Be6 Nxe5 4. Qf6 Qxd6 5. Bxf7+ Nxf7 6. Qxd6 Nxd6

1...Nb3 obviously cannot make any such contribution to saving the game.

So tough to see all the way.
For some consolation the game was lost by <Ivanchuk > who failed to see 2...Kg8 After more than 2 years the rating has jumped to 2600+

Sep-08-14
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  sevenseaman: 78815 Good thinkers do simple things better.


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Black.
1...Ng5 2. Qg2 Qxg2 3. Rxg2 Rxf1+

Could it have been simpler{or easier)? Yet so confounding tough.

Sep-12-14
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> A very nice surprise for you to send that <patzer2> link! A most welcome post! I think of my daughter in music/arts school where she is learning dance, ballet, painting, acting and not to mention learning how to play musical instruments!

Arts are the only way to cultivate a child's mind

I think if I had followed this path, I would've eventually matured past a child! :)

Sep-20-14
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  sevenseaman: 73418 The bugbear!


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White.
Most solvers will be afraid (I was) of taking the Black Q because that brings the g3 P to f2, to the verge of promotion.


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It seems White is in extreme danger due to the R moving to e1. No problem, just take the K out of line, Kh2. Now you can handle all situations and eliminate the dangerous Black P via an appropriate Q check.

You may think of Qd6+ and react to which way the K moves. The easier option is simple Qd8+. The K must go to g7 and you know how to catch the P.

If Black inserts the R at e8, you must not take the R. You have to play Qf6. Black's antics come to an end. At most he can play Re2 but cannot advance the P. He has to surrender it to White K and Q combination.

Sep-22-14
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  sevenseaman: 43734 Condemned to tread a dreaded path!


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White.

The dictatorial line;

1. Nxd6+ Kh5 2. Rf3 Be7 3. Rh3+ Bh4 4. Rxh4+ Kxh4 5. Be2 Qa7 6. Bxa7 Nxa7 7. g3+ Kh3 8. Ne4 Rxc2 9. Nf2#

Recently I came across another puzzle that forces the Black K to tread a predetermined path and be mated at its end. This one looks even more difficult (very likely a composition).


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White to play and mate in 5.

Hint; The forced path for the Black K;

h7, g6, h5.

Sep-28-14
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> If you are a fossil, I am a dinosaur. I considered 28.c4 but passed on it after 28...Bxc4 not fathoming the simple follow up 29.Qc3 winning at least a piece

No matter, these are exercises only and half the problem is not knowing what the player was thinking anyways. Try and make your own plans, thats the key

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