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Peter Leko vs W Heckel
Nuremberg op (1989), Nuremberg FRG, rd 4
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Oct-21-04  Calculoso: <baverstock> isnt Kc8 out of the question due to the pawn on b7?
Oct-21-04  Calculoso: therefore it would be mate a lot sooner... the queen must be given up to avoid an immediate mate
Oct-21-04  Dudley: 25...Bh4 doesn't change anything- 26.b7+! Kd7 27.e6#, so black must play 26.b7+ Qxb7 27.BxQ+ KxB 28. QxB
Oct-21-04  Marco65: Maybe best defence was 24.Bxa5 <Bh4> 25.Nxb6+ Qxb6 26.Bxb6 Bxe1 27.Rxe1 (maybe even better than 27.Bxd8 Bc3) Rd7 28.e6 Rdh7 29.Bxc5
Oct-21-04  who: <Dudley> 25...Bh4 26.b7+ Kd7 27.e6+ Ke7 28.Qxh4 Nf6 etc.
Oct-21-04  who: In general 24...Rh6 seems the smallest of all evils.
Oct-21-04  Catfriend: Definitely enters my trapped queens collection:)
Oct-21-04  sourcerer: exellent!! what more can i say it's mate or bust if there's difference.congrats leko wakabvakure. that's my native for consistency
Oct-21-04  fgh: 24. Nxb6+ Qxb6 25. Bxa5 Qa7 26. Bxd8 Bxd8 27. a5 and after 28. b6 the white pawns should decide the game. What does Crafty thinks?
Oct-21-04  beenthere240: I'm not sure what 24....Rh6 accomplishes after 25. e6. Black's position is just collapsing.
Oct-21-04  sandyobrien: i'm on a school computer without java, can someone post the solution for todays problem?

i only looked at it for a few seconds but 24. Nxa5 bxa5 25. Bxa5 seems too simple.

Oct-21-04
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  kevin86: Black can save the queen only on the penalty of 25...♕d7 26 b7+ ♔c7 27 ♕xa5# black's queen closes escape square d7
Oct-21-04  DanielBryant: I, too, initially saw 24. Nxa5 bxa5 25. Bxa5 with the possibility of a queenside pawn storm.
Oct-21-04
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  Annie K.: <sandyobrien> 24. Bxa5 bxa5 25. b6.
Oct-21-04  sandyobrien: thanks annie, i saw the possibility of that a bit after i posted. very interesting puzzle. it's amazing that leko could find that at 10!

it's a wonder why he didn't win the wcc

Oct-21-04  Larsenb3: Great sac! You can clearly see why Leko is one of the stronger players of today and is playing the World Championship Match.
Oct-21-04  White Blood Cells: 23. a5?? is the mistake. It is a Great Sacrifice too! Nice puzzle, <chessgames.com>!
Oct-23-04  dr gogusetti n rao: This puzzle has not been changed since Thursday. Some weekend for Chessgames.com!

GVSNRao.

Oct-23-04  clocked: What are you talking about?
Oct-24-04  dr gogusetti n rao: Do go on to the next problem, please!

dr gogusetti n rao.

Oct-24-04  clocked: Insanity to be sure
Oct-24-04  Spassky69: Lesson of the day for Dr. Gog....don't smoke crack.
Oct-27-04  dr gogusetti n rao: Spectacular sac.

But, sir, we haven't moved forward with another puzzle after 21st. Why?

Dr Gogusetti N Rao

Oct-28-04  sneaky pete: <dr gogusetti n rao> We have, but your browser seems to have a problem. Use the "refresh" button in the workbar at the top of the screen.
Dec-17-06  technical draw: Jeckel would probably give Leko a better game.
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