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Yakov Isaevich Neishtadt vs Aivars Gipslis
LAT-RSFSR (1955), Riga URS, Jul-??
Bishop's Opening: Ponziani Gambit (C24)  ·  1-0

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Jun-15-14
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  yiotta: If Black isn't familiar with this opening, he's got some thinking to do, especially on move 3...
Jun-15-14
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  perfidious: There is always the much less common 2....Nc6, which is far from bad.
Aug-02-15  SpiritedReposte: 16. Rd8! Magical shot to allow Qh5.
Oct-30-20
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved it, but the winning move felt impossible even after discovering it.
Oct-30-20
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  OhioChessFan: Rd8 was clearly the key move. When to play it was tough.
Oct-30-20
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  vonKrolock: I saw 20.Rh8+


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Instead of the text move. It seems that White wins a tempo for cutting the flight point f7 and wins without that Black spite check in d2. Moreover, the second (!) Rook sacrifice is quite pleasant and aesthetic. 20...Kxh8 21.Qh5+ Kg8 22.g6! etc

Oct-30-20  nalinw: Good spot <vonKrolock> ! The shortest and cleanest is always the best.

The reverse of that concept is my solution. I didn't even see Qg6 etc.

I saw

18. Nxf7+ Rxf7
19. Qxf7

Still a piece down but a lot of pressure including Rd1, Ng6+ etc.

One must always be greedy and look for more ....

Oct-30-20
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  vonKrolock: Glad that You like it <nalinw>. A double Rook sac of this type is quite unusual. But Neishtadt's game still shines: Anyway, he pulverized a very strong player in twenty three moves...
Oct-30-20  Walter Glattke: No defence possible after 16.Rd8. A) 16.-Qxd8 17.Qg6 (the winner) Qxg5 18.hxg5 h6 19.gxh6 Rf6 20.Qe8+ Rf8 21.h7+ Kh8 22.Qxf8# B) 16.-Qe7 17.Qg6 g6 18.Nxg6 Qxg5+ 19.hxg5 Rxd8 20.Qxh7# B) 19.-Kf7 20.Qxh7+ Ke8 21.Qe7# Other variations left, all mate.
Oct-30-20  Walter Glattke: correction, 17.Qh5 of course in A) and B)
Oct-30-20
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  agb2002: White has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair.

The black queen controls h5. This suggests 16.Rd8:

A) 16... Qxd7 17.Qh5 h6 (17... Qxg5 18.hxg5 h6 19.Qg6, followed by gxh6, is winning) 18.Qg6 hxg5 19.hxg5+ Kg8 20.Rh7

A.1) 20... Rf7 21.Qh5 Kf8 (21... g6 22.Rh8+ Kg7 23.Qh6(7)#) 22.Rh8+ Ke7 23.Rxd8 Kxf8 24.Qxf7 wins decisive material.

A.2) 20... Qe(d)7 21.Qh5 g6 (or a few spite checks; the knight on f4 prevents the defense 21... Qxg5+!) 22.Qxg6+ Qg7 23.Qxg7#.

B) 16... Qe7 18.Rxf8+ Qxf7 19.Qh5 h6 (19... Qc8 20.Ng6#) 20.Ng6+ Kg8 21.Nxf8 wins.

C) 16... Qc6(b5,a4) 17.Qh5 h6 18.Ng6+ Kg8 19.Ne7+ Bxe7 (19... Kh8 20.Rxf8#) 20.Qf7+ Kh8 21.Rxf8+ Bxf8 22.Qxf8#.

Oct-30-20  Caissas Clown: Nice play ! I see that Neishtadt played few OTB games and has recently celebrated his 97th birthday. Wonder if there is any correlation between avoiding the stress of long OTB sessions and a player's longevity?
Oct-30-20
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  perfidious: Many strong players have passed on in their sixties, with 64 being an all too common age; Fischer and Steinitz are two greats who come immediately to mind as having their ticket punched at that age.
Oct-30-20  Brenin: After 19... Kg8, White seems to have at least four winning moves: 20 Qh5 as played, 20 Nh5 (followed by Nf6+), 20 Rh7 (followed by Qh5) and the spectacular 20 Rh8+ Kxh8 21 Qh5+ Kg8 22 g6, e.g. 22 ... Rf7 23 Qh7+ Kf8 24 Qh8+ Ke7 25 Bh4+ Rf6 (25 ... Kd7 26 Qxd8+ Kc6 27 gxf7) 26 Qxg7+ Ke8 27 exf6, and White's Ps are lining up to deliver mate or become Qs.
Oct-30-20  mel gibson: Yes - I saw that - deflect the Queen.

Stockfish 12 says:

16. Rd8

(16. Rd8 (♖d1-d8 ♗c8-d7 ♖d8xa8 ♗d7-b5 ♖a8xe8
♗b5xe2 ♖e8xf8+ ♗c5xf8 ♘f4xe2 ♔h8-g8 ♘g5xe6 h7-h6 ♖h1-d1 g7-g5 ♖d1-d8 ♔g8-f7 ♘e6xf8 f5-f4 ♗g3-h2 ♘a5-c4 h4xg5 h6xg5 e5-e6+ ♔f7-e7 ♖d8-b8 ♘c4-e5 ♘f8-h7 ♘e5-g4 ♗h2-g1 ♔e7xe6 ♖b8xb7 ♔e6-d7 ♖b7-a7 ♘g4-e5 ♘h7xg5 f4-f3 g2xf3 ♘e5-c6 ♖a7xa6 ♘c6-b4 ♖a6-a4 ♘b4-c6 ♖a4-a8 ♔d7-d6 f3-f4) +19.15/34 904)

score for White +19.15 depth 34

Even if Black doesn't take the free Rook he's still in trouble.

Oct-30-20  Shrinarayanan: Really good game - Rd8 is so good to see. Shatters a seemingly defensive position for Black.
Oct-30-20  username chosen: vonKrolock: I saw 20.Rh8+

Instead of the text move. It seems that White wins a tempo for cutting the flight point f7 and wins without that Black spite check in d2. Moreover, the second (!) Rook sacrifice is quite pleasant and aesthetic. 20...Kxh8 21.Qh5+ Kg8 22.g6! etc

It seems 22..., Rf7 could save the day.

Oct-30-20  Brenin: <username chosen>: 22... Rf7 doesn't save the day for Black: after 23 Qh7+ Kf8 24 Qh8+ Ke7 (all forced for Black), 25 Bh4+ is lethal.
Oct-30-20
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  vonKrolock: <surname chosen> Yes 22 ... Rf7 is really the only move of this Rook that avoid mate. But not defeat: (a) The simple 23.gxf7+ Kf8 24.Qh8+ etc wins the Queen and keeps the attack, for if 24...Ke7 then 25.Bh4+! etc; or (b) Why not 23. Qh7+ Kf8 24. Qh8+ Ke7 25. Bh4+! Rf6 and now (b1) 26. Qxg7+ Ke8 27. Bxf6 Be7 28. Qf7+ Kd7 29.g7! and a second Queen is arriving; or (b2) 26.exf6+ wins easily too; and (b3) 26.Bxf6+ etc wins too. White's attack ran out of Rooks, but the Queen, that artful Bishop and the Pawns e5 and g6 achieve the objective...
Oct-30-20
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  vonKrolock: <Brenin> Voilà.
Oct-30-20
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  Messiah: Nice tactic, but it wasn't that extremely difficult, to be honest.
Oct-30-20
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  Breunor: Missed it. I tried h5 which I’m glad to see is still probably good enough to win (2.2 on Stockfish) but obviously far inferior to Rd8! Which is simply a win.
Oct-30-20
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  Predrag3141: I expected 20 Rh8+, which Stockfish rates just over +10. I couldn't see it to the end, but Black gives back a rook and the attack continues. The game continuation, 20 Qh5, is over +16, soe either way is fine.

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