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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Jun-26-19
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 9779 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-26-19 Capablanca vs J A Blanco, 1901
 
Honza Cervenka: <veerar: <Honza Cervenka> 19.Ne4 still seems good for White> Well, white has hardly anything better but after 18...Qxd6 19.Ne4 Nf4 black keeps the extra Pawn and some advantage.
 
   Jun-26-19 Kurajica vs A Planinc, 1972
 
Honza Cervenka: 34...Rh7! was a cold shower for white. Of course, instead of 34.Qg7 it was necessary to play 34.Qh3.
 
   Jun-16-19 Honza Cervenka chessforum (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan> In your diagram 1...Kf1 is apparently the only reasonable move. In my diagram 1...Kf4! 2.a5! Ke4! is the solution. 1...Kg4 with idea to take both white KS Pawns is insufficient for 2.a5 Kxh5 3.Kd2 Kxg6 4.Kc2 h5 5.Kb2 h4 6.Ka3 h3 7.Ka4 h2 8.a3 with ...
 
   Jun-07-19 Xie Jun vs Portisch, 1995 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: 26.Bb8 was a mistake. White should have played 26.Kg1.
 
   Jun-04-19 A Rudolf vs Y Dembo, 2003
 
Honza Cervenka: After 21 moves I would never expect that white can lose in a dozen of next moves. 22.b4 with intention Rb3 looks like an easily won game for white.
 
   May-31-19 Keres vs E E Book, 1969
 
Honza Cervenka: 27...Nxc4 would have been more stubborn defence.
 
   May-31-19 Keres vs E E Book, 1964
 
Honza Cervenka: Lovely game by Keres.
 
   May-31-19 E E Book vs Keres, 1935
 
Honza Cervenka: 17.f4 is hard to understand. Why not simply 17.0-0? 19.b4 and 20.Rb1 were consecutive mistakes motivated by vision of trapped black Queen but white simply missed fork motif after 20...Qxc3.
 
   May-22-19 Capablanca vs Empire City Chess Club, 1931 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: Instead of 19...b6 it was better to play immediately 19...a5 with idea 20.bxa5 Ra8 and clear edge of black with Bishop pair and control over a-file. In the text Capa lost only due to blunder in move 22. Instead of 22.Nxb4, which just drops an exchange for nothing, white could
 
   Apr-30-19 Sutovsky vs A Kovacevic, 2004
 
Honza Cervenka: 23...Qxh4 was a suicide. On the other hand, 21.f4! avoiding e6-e5-e4 was more precise. 21.Rg3 gave black a chance to survive. Awesome game by Sutovsky.
 
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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#

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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>!

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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! :-)
Jan-30-19  JimNorCal: Mr Honza Cervenka, whose picture is your icon?
Is that you, or a well known chess player or ...?
Jan-30-19  JimNorCal: It's a classic look, simple yet elegant.
Feb-09-19
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  offramp: It's Simon Winawer.
Feb-09-19
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  offramp: <JimNorCal: It's a classic look> There is something wrong with it. Mr Winawer should look towards the centre of the page.

I had that problem with my avatar: Mr Pike was looking to the left, off the screen. I asked Daniel and he reversed the photo.

Now Mr Pike looks to the centre. This is regularly done in the newspaper and magazine business.

Sometimes it is done to chess scenes, and results in a black square at "h1" (a1 in real life).

Jun-12-19
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  Honza Cervenka: Black to move wins:


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Jun-13-19
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  OhioChessFan: There's got to be a problem with that position. Any King move to the third rank wins. While trying to figure out what you intended, I found this:


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Black to play and win

Jun-16-19
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  Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan> In your diagram 1...Kf1 is apparently the only reasonable move. In my diagram 1...Kf4! 2.a5! Ke4! is the solution. 1...Kg4 with idea to take both white KS Pawns is insufficient for 2.a5 Kxh5 3.Kd2 Kxg6 4.Kc2 h5 5.Kb2 h4 6.Ka3 h3 7.Ka4 h2 8.a3 with inevitable stalemate. Also 1...Kf4 2.a5 Kg5 fails to win due to the same stalemate trick. After 1...Kf4! 2.a5! Ke4! white is in zugzwang, as any Pawn move leaves him without that stalemate defense, which indirectly covers white KS Pawns, and after 3.Kd2 Kf3 4.Kc2 Ke2 5.Kb2 Kd2 6.Ka3 Kxc3 7.Ka4 Kd2 (of course not 7...Kb2 8.a3 with stalemate) 8.a3 c3 etc. there is no stalemate, as white can play 9.Kb3.
Jun-16-19
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  OhioChessFan: Yes, Kf1 is the only move. I can't believe I missed the stalemate in yours. Oddly enough, I knew if I was missing something-which I was "sure" I wasn't, I knew Kf4 had to be the puzzle move.
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