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Isidor Gunsberg vs David Janowski
13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902), Hanover GER, rd 13, Aug-05
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1

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Oct-23-06  goldfarbdj: chessmoron: <Instead of 29. Kh1, 29. gxf3 should be played.> After 29 ... Qxh3 (not a sac this time) white can only stave off mate with 30 Qd5+ Kh8 31 Qd2 Rxd2 32 Rxd2 gxf3, but (once black makes some luft) the queen and the advanced pawn create too many threats.

Ger7ry: <How would Black answer 29. Kf1?> I think you mean 28. Kf1. Good question! I don't see any immediate crushes as in the game. Looks to me like black should play 28 ... Qf7, when black threatens terrifying discovered knight checks; while if white parries the discovery threats with 29 Qd5 black just takes the rook on e1 with a won endgame.

Both of the above are probably still better than getting mated in two, of course.

Oct-23-06
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  al wazir: <Wild Bill, goldfarbdj>: Are we looking at the same game? <Ger7ry> and I *do* mean 29. Kf1.

After 28...Nf3+ 29. Kf1 Qf7, white has 30. Qf5.

Oct-23-06  AlexandraThess: Easy one! Got it in 2 sec.
Oct-23-06  lentil: why did B not play this one move earlier? and of course, Kh1 is ?? After Kf1 I don't see anything better than Nh2+
Oct-23-06  rigel1503: If 29. Kf1 then what about 29. ... Qf7!
EG VARIATION 1:

29. Kf1 Qf7! 30. Red1 Qf4! 31. Qd5+ Kh8
32. Rd8 Nd4+ 33. Kg1 Ne2+ 34. Kh1 Ng3+ 35. Kg1 Qxe3+ 36. Kh2 Rxg2+ 37. Kxg2 Qf3+ 38. Kg1 Ne2+ 39. Kh2 Qf2+ 40. Kh1 Ng3#

VARIATION 2:
29. Kf1 Qf7 30. Red1 Qf4! 31. Rd8 Nd4+! (The Knight acts as a circuit breaker) 32. Kg1 Qxe3+ 33. Kh1 Rxd8

VARIATION 3:
29. Kf1 Qf7 30. Red1 Qf4! 31. Nd5 Qh2!

I would love to say I found these variations, but I would be lying. I found them using GNUchess program

Oct-23-06  Almaren: Easy as pie. Got it in 2,721 seconds.

Oct-23-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: Aaahhh, MONDAY !!! The "I-can-feel-like-a-tactical-genius-for-a-day" day. Saw the Rook and Knight positioned for an Arabian Mate ( ... if only the second rank could be opened by the elimination/deflection of the g2-pawn ...). Saw the Queen Sacrifice. Total elapsed time: a matter of nanoseconds (probably about 2 to 3 billion nanoseconds, actually).
Oct-23-06  Suzuki50: <goldfarbdj: chessmoron: <Instead of 29. Kh1, 29. gxf3 should be played.> After 29 ... Qxh3 (not a sac this time) white can only stave off mate with 30 Qd5+ Kh8 31 Qd2 Rxd2 32 Rxd2 gxf3, but (once black makes some luft) the queen and the advanced pawn create too many threats.> I agree, still I meant 28. Rd6?? as a blunder, perhaps it should be better to play 28. Qd5 or 28. Rf1 instead.
Oct-23-06  Castle In The Sky: Got it-Topalov here I come, and I'll use a public restroom even!
Oct-23-06  uuft: 'Hanover Hangover', I'd say. Took me bout 30' to figure out black was to play. Total of 35'. God, I suck!
Oct-23-06  YouRang: Very easy ... if you're familiar with the "rook+knight vs. cornered-king" mating pattern. But it's always nice to see it put to good use. :-)
Oct-23-06  nummerzwei: I got it in a few seconds. Itīs monday again.
Oct-23-06
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  benveniste: <al-wazir>After 30. ♕f5 on your line, black trades queens, grabs the exchange at e1, grabs a pawn at g2, and white is without counterplay.
Oct-23-06  MiCrooks: After Qf5, I don't think I would trade Q's. Simply take the Rook. In your line, White DOES get some counterplay since you dragged the Knight up to f5. So after Rxg2 what do you do against Rd7? White is still winning, but could have made his life simpler by not exchanging on f5.
Oct-23-06
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  kevin86: A great Monday puzzle! But "fess" up,how many of you would have missed this one over the board?
Oct-23-06  zb2cr: Haven't we seen this game before? I swear we've seen this exact puzzle before. I saw it in perhaps 2 seconds because of that.
Oct-23-06
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  al wazir: <benveniste, MiCrooks>: I now think that 28...Nf3+ 29. Kf1 Qf7 30. Qd5 is better because it holds the ♙ on g2. Both choices are better than 29. Kh1, the move Gunsberg played.
Oct-23-06  DeepThought: That's something that even I could solve! Give me a Tuesday!
Oct-23-06  Operation Mindcrime: Good puzzle - with a nice rook-and-knight mate at the end. As has been pointed out, White can delay the inevitable with 29. Kf1 or 29. hxg3, though it's only a matter of time before Black's attack gets through.
Oct-23-06  TopaLove: <Peligroso Patzer: Total elapsed time: a matter of nanoseconds (probably about 2 to 3 billion nanoseconds, actually)> 2 billion nanoseconds = 2 seconds. So it was a matter of seconds, not nanoseconds. I hope you do better(faster) next time.
Oct-23-06
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  playground player: We don't hear from the poor devils who didn't get this one. Hey, we know you're out there! I reckon there must be some educational value in failing to solve a puzzle like this. There must be someone who didn't get it, and there must be a reason why he didn't get it.
Oct-23-06  Parriotblue: Does anybody know what is happening to FICS?
Oct-23-06  greensfield: The Arabian horse is doing a grand job without moving.
Oct-23-06  schnarre: That was an easy, dare I say "textbook", finish.
Oct-25-06  Chess Classics: This one took me longer than I would have preffered, but hey, it happens. I got the Tuesday puzzle faster.

Regards,
CC

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