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Zdenko Kozul vs Gerardo Barbero
Frankfurt (1990), Frankfurt a. Main (Germany)
Kangaroo Defense: General (E00)  ·  1-0



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May-31-05  lopium: Easy puzzle. Just have to understand the position, and it's solve in few seconds.
May-31-05  chessfreako: This puzzle is very easy. The overloaded queen gives signs of trouble to come.
May-31-05  Castle In The Sky: Thank God Its Tuesday-In the USA, Monday was a national holiday, so today's puzzle is the equivalent of a Monday puzzle on Tuesday.
May-31-05  MaxxLange: After 21...Nb4+ 22. Kc2 Nxd2, White can stay up a Queen for a Rook, or simplify to a piece-up ending with 23. Qg5 and 24. Qxd2.
May-31-05  Mating Net: I think Black played on after 18.Qxg4! because he just couldn't believe that he went from having such a strong attack to losing in one move. After 17...e4? White got out of jail.
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  WannaBe: Here is what Shredder gave as possibilities...

17. ... ♗e6
18. h3 ♕h6
19. ♔c2 ♘h4
20. ♕g3 ♘g6
21. ♘c1 a5 -1.31/10

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  kevin86: The position looked good-black's rook was protected,the knight defended,and white's menacing rook was pinned. Too bad it was the queen who defended them all. She was stretched as in a game of twister. Alas,she was forced to commit herself,and the game collapsed like a house of cards.
May-31-05  InspiredByMorphy: <patzer> <17...e4?? is really bad!> Agreed. Even 17. ...Nh4 looks like it gives black the better game.
May-31-05  aw1988: Good god. I didn't get this one, and reading the angst of Sneaky I feel even worse. I tried Qxf5 (after realizing Rxd8+ DIDN'T WORK... not that it was impossible) and failed to see the solution because it runs into not Qxf5 but Bxf5. I failed to notice the simple Qxg4. Unreal.
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  patzer2: Ran a long 8-hour look with Fritz 8 to determine its preference for Black's 17th. An analysis of Fritz 8's first three choices, @ 19/50 depth & 1175kN/s, follows:

1. (-1.06): 17...Nd6 18.Ng3 e4 19.Nxe4 Nxe4 20.Qxe4 Nxf2 21.Qe5 Bf5 22.h4 Qh6 23.Qxf5 Nxh1 24.Bd3 Rac8

2. (-1.03): 17...Be6 18.h3 Nd6 19.Nf4 Bxc4 20.hxg4 Qxf4 21.Qxf4 exf4 22.Bxc4 Nxc4 23.Rxd8+ Rxd8 24.Rh5 b6 25.a4

3. (-0.97): 17...Qh6 18.h3 Be6 19.g3 Nf6 20.Bg2 Rd7 21.Rhd1 Rad8 22.Kc2 Qg6 23.Kc1

Note that Black wins the exchange, with winning chances, in Fritz 8's 17...Nd6 line.

May-31-05  alexandrovm: If white plays Qf4, black loses one of the knights. If QxQ, there is mate with RxR.
May-31-05  alexandrovm: well, my mistake! Qxg4!
May-31-05  sharpnova: kevin86. i just want to say that it's really obvious that you want to come off as a very eloquent writer, but all your metaphors are tired and it all comes off very childish.
May-31-05  aw1988: What are you talking about? And at what extent, in your very humble opinion, does eloquent cross with personality??
May-31-05  fgh: Extremely easy.
May-31-05  fgh: I will agree with <sharpnova> that kevin86's posts are getting somewhat boring, by being always the same.
May-31-05  ajile: I thought the move was QF4 too. Black will be down a piece with no real compensation. So there were two answers to how white can win?
May-31-05  MacKinnon451: I think this one was too easy for a Tuesday puzzle
May-31-05  JSYantiss: Black's "best" reply to Qf4 would be ...Qh4, but after exchanging Rooks, White would still win the g4 Knight. Qf4 would win a piece too, but Qxg4 is more direct, as it forces Black's hand.
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  WannaBe: I usually don't post to people's comments on behaviors, (I do post on positional analysis by others) but here is my very own 2 cents...

People who post, and offers an opinion on the position/question on the board, whether constructive or not, is welcomed. I think it is better than people who posts nothing more than "first".

Flame me if you wish, I am thick skinned. 8-) and I am also very easy-going.

Jun-01-05  ajile: I've posted in other forums than this and typically there are admins who oversee the situation and monitor people who post outside the forum guidelines. It's really simple actually. Make a rule that you have to post something related to chess or at least worthwhile. If someone posts something lame like "First!" they get one warning. After that they are permanently banned. After one or two people get the boot problem will be solved.
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  kevin86: <sharpnova,fgh>Thanks for the kind words-maybe I'll do the same for you---as for me,I'm gone,unless you beg for me to return.
Jun-01-05  Shams: so now we're evaluating people's metaphors? everybody relax, jeez. it's time to stop attacking each other like a bunch of star-bellied sneetches hopped up on PCP going against the the plain-bellied kind.

and if anyone can make a worse metaphor than that, I tip my 500 hats of bartholomew cummins.

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  kevin86: <Shams>Thanks for the support-more dr.seuss:

Sharpnova,fgh-two grinches if i ever saw them-or is one of them a cat in the hat.

I thought this was a chess site-my attempts at humor are meant for laughs lol (boy is that a redundancy). When I write for the NY Times,eloquence will matter,too bad truth will not be :(

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  tpstar: kevin86 is amusing
With melodic metaphors of his choosing
Such creative wordplay
Brightens the Puzzle of the Day
While the rest of the gang is out boozing

Keep the faith, bro. :)

<Shams> You'll love this =

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