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Michal Krasenkow vs Janis Klovans
Soviet Army Championship (1987), Tashkent URS
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0



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Dec-28-04  KKW: You mean 58. g7+ Kg8
Dec-28-04  notyetagm: He means 57 ♕h8+?? ♔xh8 58 g7+ ♔g8 59 ♗h7+?? ♘xh7 0-1.
Dec-28-04  notyetagm: The solution is 57 ♕h7+! ♘xh7 58 gxh7+ ♔f7 (58 ... ♔h8 59 ♖g8#; 58 ... ♔h6 59 h8=♖#) 59 h8=♕ and White has the terrible threat of 60 Rg7#. The alternative 58 ... ♔f8 allows White to promote with check instead of a mate threat so Black resigns.
Dec-28-04  be3292: What does that "Klovan Yun Y" mean?

Above it says "Janis Klovan"

Dec-28-04  white pawn: I got this one too, although it did take me a few minutes. At first I was thinking 57.Qh8+, but I couldn't make anything happen, so I tried the next forced move, 57.Qh7!+. Although it's a Tuesday puzzle, which are usually easy, I'm still proud of myself for figuring out the sequence the whole way through, and not cheating.
Dec-28-04  Novice713: I wasn't sure about this one, at first I forgot that the bishop on e4 would be protecting the pawn on h7. But it's pretty clear once you actually see the moves.
Dec-28-04  newold: One more variation : 57. Qh7+ Nh7 58. gh7+ Rg6 59. Rg6+ Qg6 60. Bg6 and white wins just due to the d5 extra pawn (without this pawn, the ending would be draw because the h7 pawn is the bad pawn with the colour of the bishop).
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  cu8sfan: White will queen and be up a piece. Nice.
Dec-28-04  ice lemon tea: <newold> i don't think this puzzle will possibly lead to ur variation unless black don't deeply enough analyze his current situation...he is at materially disadvantage (a pawn down)...any material exchanges (of equal value of pieces) won't help him much at this endgame...
Dec-28-04  fgh: Solved in 0.9 seconds.
Dec-28-04  JohnBoy: This one was pretty - and I particularly like <newold>'s variation. The extra pawn is crucial!
Dec-28-04  GreenDayGuy: This puzzle was really easy. I noticed it right away.
Dec-28-04  Rank Amateur: <notyetagm> Right. That's what I meant. Thanks for cleaning that up.
Dec-28-04  bishopmate: Pretty easy, a lot of the puzzles these days are just give aways--they should make them tougher.. like before
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  kevin86: Interesting:I tried what was the correct solution-then tried the Qh8#-it looked great-until the devilish knight bounces the combination as seen above. Iwent for elegance over simplicity and simplicity won :)
Dec-28-04  ChessPraxis: This was a very simple puzzle. I saw the solution in less than 15 minutes and only had to reset the pieces twice.
Dec-28-04  dac1990: I got it, in about seven seconds of calculating. Am I getting better or worse? I sure as hell can't tell. Then again, I'm not so sure on hell anyway.
Dec-28-04  Madman99X: Qh7+ is the winning move. I actually solved one on my own. This one looked pretty straightforward. Best case scenario for black is all pieces traded, g-pawn captured, and unable to stop the promotion of the d-pawn.
Dec-28-04  Shah Mat: <whitepawn> me too
Dec-28-04  maoam: <Ronstrous> Thanks for sharing that with us. You might have saved yourself some time (and spared my browser from the resulting horror) by writing it in scientific notation, 1.9730 x 10^346 nanoseconds.
Dec-28-04  nateinstein: actually, that's 1.9730 x 10^-346 nanoseconds
Dec-28-04  maoam: Indeed. And since it's 4:30am in my timezone, I'm taking this as a sign I should go to bed immediately.
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  kevin86: <chessgames>why is the kibitzing on this page in such a wide format?
Dec-29-04  offramp: I blame <Ronstorous>, ha haar! He made a digit that was so long in its length, ha-haar, that he made the screen go funny. Sure an' the admin will have to delete the post, now, ha-haar!
Aug-07-09  WhiteRook48: great end to a well-played game
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