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Murray Chandler vs Yehuda Gruenfeld
Lone Pine (1979), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 7, Apr-02
Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10)  ·  0-1



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Oct-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa done

<1. = (0.00): 22...Qd4> 23.h3 Qd3 24.Qxd3 cxd3 25.e5 h6 26.Nxf7 Be2 27.Nxe2 dxe2 28.Rfe1 Nb6 29.e6 Nxa4 30.b6 Nxb6 31.Rxb6 a4 32.Bb4 a3 33.Bxa3 Rxa3 34.Rxe2 Rc1+ 35.Kh2 Bd4 36.Rb8+ Kg7 37.g3 Bg1+ 38.Kg2 Bd4 39.Kh2 Bg1+

2. + / = (0.43): 22...h6 23.Nf3 Rab8 24.h3 Bxf3 25.Rxf3 Nc5 26.Be3 Qc7 27.Bxc5 Qxc5 28.Re1 Qc7 29.Qe2 Re8 30.e5 f5 31.g3 Kh7 32.Kg2 Rbd8 33.Re3 Qc5 34.Qf2 Qc7 35.Qf3 dxe5 36.fxe5 Qb7 37.R3e2 Qb6 38.Qf4

3. + / = (0.51): 22...Nc5 23.Be3 h6 24.Nf3 Bxf3 25.Rxf3 Qb7 26.Bxc5 Rxc5 27.Re1 Qc7 28.Qf2 Qc8 29.e5 Qf5 30.Qh4 Rc7 31.Kg1 Rb8 32.Re4 h5 33.Qf2 Qc8 34.Rfe3 Qb7 35.Re1 Rc5 36.Rd1 Qb6

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  Dionysius1: It doesn't matter about the Monday classification. If you got it well done, if you got it for the first time even better. If you didn't then never mind/reevaluate your priorities if you are crying in your beer/coffee/on your partner's shoulder.

Chess, and life, goes on. And it's a beautiful move. I expect Yehuda Gruenfeld had to find it for the first time, and we can applaud that.


Oct-01-18  zb2cr: A little more involved than the typical Monday puzzle. 28. ... Bg1! threatens mate by ... Rh2. The White King can't run and can't take the offending Bishop. So White is forced to play 29. Rxg1.

Now the second point in Black's combination comes out: 29. ... Rh2+. Now White has two choices. 30. Kf1?? leads to an immediate mate with 30. ... Qf2#. So it must be 30. Kxh2. But now Black has 30. ... Qf2+; 31. Rg2 ( or Kh1), Rh8#.

P.S. Thank you to <patzer2> for the inadequate try 29. Be3, Qxe3. I hadn't even considered that move!

Oct-01-18  Whitehat1963: Again?
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  gawain: 28 ...Bg1 is a remarkable move, one of the most stunning I have ever seen.
Jan-27-19  andrewjsacks: Wonderful tactical shot to end it.
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  Penguincw: Hmm. I see a purple link for the puzzle - that can't be good.
Jan-27-19  brosnya: recycled¡¦again
Jan-27-19  jith1207: Again?
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  ChessHigherCat: < zb2cr: A little more involved than the typical Monday puzzle.>

That's what makes it a Sunday puzzle.

Jan-27-19  Walter Glattke: 28.-Bg1 29.Be3 Rh2+? 30.Kxg1 Rxc2 31.Bxb6 Nxb6 /29.Be3 Qxe3 30.Rf2 Bxf2 31.Qxf2 (31.Nd1? Qf3+ 32.Kf1 Rh1#) Rh2+ 33.Kxh2 Qxf2+ 34.Kh1 Rh8#
Jan-27-19  HSOL: Surely something must have gone wrong assigning this puzzle to a Sunday. I solved it (and pretty fast too) and I never solve weekend puzzles.
Jan-27-19  yadasampati: 28. ... Bg1!! is one of the most beautiful chess moves i have ever seen. A real gem.
Jan-27-19  Socrates2: I think this is the 3rd time I see this position.
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  agb2002: Recycled.
Jan-27-19  malt: 3rd time round.
Jan-27-19  Whitehat1963: The charm.
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  ChessHigherCat: tricycled
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  beenthere240: This is now a Monday puzzle. Just hope the position comes up soon in one of my games;-)
Jan-27-19  SugarDoomed: If white won't accept the bishop, it will be mate next move 29...Rh7+.

If white takes the bishop; 29. Rxg1..Rh2+ white is forced to take the sac rook. 30. Kxh2..Qf2+ 31. Rg2..Rh8++

Jan-27-19  thegoodanarchist: I guess <Sargon> is too busy writing puns (and installing his own for GOTD) to keep up with Puzzle of the Day...
Jan-27-19  mel gibson: White lost control of the vital h file
and then a killer black diagonal across the entire board. That's a good lesson for all of us.
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  Breunor: Missed it last time, but I remembered it!
Jan-27-19  avidfan: <Ohio Chess Fan>: I was just thinking about that game Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 and then I saw your comment about it on page 3.
Jan-27-19  jith1207: I guess the puzzle is repeated until <Chris Owen> takes a stab at it. I wonder how and why he didn't the first two times.

<Chris Owen>: you have taken too many lumps in your post.

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