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Miguel Najdorf vs Edgardo Goldenberg
Mar del Plata (1961), Mar del Plata ARG, Mar-??
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  1-0

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May-12-04  Cornwallis: What a good example of what most combinations have in the nucleus of combo: the double attack.
May-12-04  cjhasbrouck: I actually saw this one. :) Woohoo.
May-12-04  ruylopez900: Very nice, But I would have captured the pawn with the Bishop rather then the Rook looking for Mate.
May-12-04  maoam: <ruylopez900> That was what I thought too, but I think it loses to the text move ...Be6.
May-12-04  Whitehat1963: I can honestly say that I saw the first move, and I saw that Rxd5. As for the rest ...
May-12-04
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  kevin86: The black bishops at a1 and a2-make for a very odd picture.
May-12-04  iceman7: What would be the continuation if black played 22...Bxa1?
May-12-04  beenthere240: 34...Bxa3 wasn't the best choice, letting white grab the long diagnonal.
May-12-04  MoonlitKnight: This puzzle can be considered a positional one. White does not win because of material, but because he has a superior position after the exchanges.
May-12-04  Hidden Skillz: heh trapped queen..
May-12-04
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  RayFchess: Yeah, I got the first three or four moves also. I thought black put up a good defense, but white just kept pushing. Remember, it doesn't matter how long the win takes, as long as you win. A lot of players want to win with a big flashy checkmate, but it takes positional play like this to show true mastery of the game.
May-12-04  Honestpawn: White's move 29 should have been Qf6 rather than Kh2
May-12-04  chessadept: 29.Qf6 loses the white queen after 29... Nf3+
May-12-04  chessmantra: I thought about Knight blocking the bishop, so I started with the following Moves: 22. Nxf7, Kxf7 23. Bxd5+, Kf8 24. Bxh6, Bxh6 25. Qxh6+, Ke8 26. Qxg6+, Ke7 27. Qf7+, Kd6 28. Qf6+, Kc7 29. Bxc6, Bxc6 30. Qe7+, Bd7 31. Qd6#

Well, this was one of the secenarios where black could lose ... I agree that white definetly has good position as compared to black. Infact, I would like to attributes black's loss because of its limited Queen mobility on rank #5 and the limited mobility of its rook to capture the c file ... It would have been interesting competition for checkmate, if black could have cleared these pieces to have greater mobility before or around move 22.

May-12-04  iron maiden: Speaking of daily puzzles, I wonder where Ferocious Beast is these days. Perhaps he realized that there is no place for him among civilized chessplayers and returned to his cave. :-)
May-12-04  beenthere240: White is behind on material after the combination and remains so throughout the game. The sac must have been totally on feel.
May-12-04  dicksosa: Can someone explain why 20... Bxa1 is a bad move?! 21. Rxa1 exd5 22. Ng5 h4 Then what is whites next move?
23. exd5? I don't see it being so unbalanced then?
May-12-04
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  Chessical: <Dicksosa> <20... Bxa1> is a bad move because after 21. Rxa1 exd5 comes 22.Qf6 to be followed by Bh6
May-13-04  alphee: even if Black gets compensation for the lost of the queen 23 ...Be6 has a logic that escape me! I didn't envisage 23 Rxd5 but something like 22. ♘xf7 ♔xf7 23. ♗xd5+ ♔e8 24. ♗xh6 ♗xh6 25. ♕xh6 ♘e7 (25... ♘e5 26. ♕h8+ ♔e7 27. ♕h7+ ♔d6 28. ♗xb7+ ♔e6 29. ♕h3+) 26. ♕h8+ ♘g8 27. ♕xg8+
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