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Andras Adorjan vs Istvan Polgar
Hungarian Championship (1972), Budapest HUN, Dec-??
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen-Haakert Variation (B04)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: As Tartakower once commented: <Black missed excellent resigning chances!>
Feb-23-18  WorstPlayerEver: <I feared that I knew nothing about chess.> <FSR>

This idea also crossed my mind for a moment....

However, the prospect of pure genius: seeing this win unravelled right in front of my eyes, made me wonder.. If.. I could be introduced to the method of winning such positions with Black, then I'd be soon prepared for any position. Whether it is about chess or not.

So all in all, I find this puzzle -today- a bit of a disappointment. Hmmm...

Feb-23-18  WorstPlayerEver: PS tbh I started to wonder after ten minutes. I tried anything, so then I decided the puzzle possibly could be incorrect.
Feb-23-18  morfishine: "Alekhine Defense" is a pure misnomer: Alekhine abhorred defending (preferring a direct attack)


Feb-23-18  Mayankk: The point of this puzzle is to provide White with the flashiest winning opportunity.

You play Rh5, he sacs his queen, thanks you for letting him demonstrate this sac and there is the puzzle solved. Perfect.

Feb-23-18  Pasker: What a waste of time? I spend a lot of time on this puzzle and gave up eventually. After clicking through next moves its white coming up with kick @ss moves and kills black. Couldn't figure out what's going on for a while. It's a mistake right?
Feb-23-18  Pasker: @Mayankk...may be that was the point. Rh5 is a genius move which leads to this beautiful finish. All other moves losing in an ordinary way.
Feb-23-18  saturn2: I saw the threat 26 Qg5 and that g6 cannot be defended. So for to play and win I could not immagine anything.
Feb-23-18  WorstPlayerEver: Well, as a psychological experiment it has succeeded; we all agree it was a mistake. A quite intimidating result if you'd ask me :P
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  Jimfromprovidence: <agb2002>: <Jim> <It looks like a composed problem: 1.Qxg6+ Kd8 2.Bxb6+ and 3.Qg8#.>

Yes and no. I was trying to find out if black had any counter play after 26 Qg5 without taking the queen so I tried 26...Qd7. This is what occurs.

27.Qxg6+ Kd8 28.Bxb6+ Rc7 29.Qg8+ Qe8 30.Rxa5! Qxg8 31.Ra8#

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Feb-23-18  Marmot PFL: Wrong Polgar
Feb-23-18  dhotts: Very tricky puzzle!.....25...resigns!
Premium Chessgames Member We are terribly sorry, this puzzle was misentered. As Once suggested, it's supposed to be <White to play: 26.?>. We've corrected the homepage.
Feb-23-18  FrogC: Presumably the mistake was due to a subconscious recollection of the title of Adorjan's famous book, Black is OK. In this case, Black is definitely not OK.
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  ChessHigherCat: <FrogC: Presumably the mistake was due to a subconscious recollection of the title of Adorjan's famous book, Black is OK.>

Plus the subconscious mechanism of inversion: Black is K.O.

Feb-23-18  BOSTER: The chess Rules have a small imperfection-Pawn can't move back.But <CG > can take the pos back.
Feb-23-18  wtpy: So was this puzzle a subtle discrimination against the midnight solver? Hey, I am an insomniac. I will get a doctor's note if you want!
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  WannaBe: <whiteshark: As Tartakower once commented: <Black missed excellent resigning chances!>>

Very nice, I'd have to remember that one. =)

Feb-23-18  offramp: Andras means MAN, as in androgyny. Adorjan means "HE WHO IS ADORED". When you sellotape them together you get HE WHO IS ADORED BY EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.
Feb-23-18  morfishine: I got it right twice!


Feb-23-18  TheBish: At first it seemed that White missed the win of a piece with 9. Bxc4 Nxc4 10. Qa4+. I see now why that doesn't work, but I'll leave it as an exercise for others who want to figure it out for themselves.
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  WannaBe: <TheBish> I think it is because after 10. Qa4+ Bd7 11. Qxc4 Rc8 and because the c1-bishop is on dark square queen can't protect it.

It will be followed by 12... Rxc1+ and the loss of h1 rook.

Did I pass the test? =)

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  agb2002: <Jim> I saw 28... Qc7 29.Qg8# and subsconsciously thought that 28... Rc7 didn't make any difference!
Feb-23-18  lzromeu: <TheBish:>
9bxc4 goes nowhere
9. Bxc4 Nxc4 10. Qa4+ Bd7 11. Qxc4 Rc8 12. Nc6 bxc6 13. dxc6 Rxc6 14. Qf4 =
Feb-24-18  WorstPlayerEver: 20. Bxh6 Rxh6 21. gxf5 Qc7 22. Qd2 Qc5 23. Rc1 Rh7 24. fxg6 Rg7 also wasn't an option:

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Here Black played 17... h5, a horrible move:

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But 17... Bg7 18. Nf5 is probably even more humiliating:

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