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Miguel Najdorf vs Donald Byrne
"Don Cry for Me Argentina" (game of the day Jan-20-2018)
Mar del Plata (1962), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 15, Apr-??
English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Variation (A34)  ·  0-1



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May-05-10  SuperPatzer77: Here are the two diagrams for the Black Knight with two pawns - a-pawn and h-pawn.


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In the diagram #1, the Black Knight is gonna take aim at the f2 square - moving to c7, e8, d6 and e4 to win the game.

In the diagram #2, the Black Knight is gonna take aim at the c2 square - moving to f7, d8, e6 and d4 to win the game.

So, for the Black Knight, either a-pawn or h-pawn must stay on the third row - ex. - the a-pawn stays on the a3 square and the h-pawn stays on the h3 square so, Black with the Black Knight has to protect either one of the a-pawn and h-pawn.

Very interesting, huh?


May-05-10  SuperPatzer77: The two diagrams for the Black Bishop are below:


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Black wins


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The light-squared bishop with h-pawn wins. The dark-square bishop with a-pawn wins. The light-squared bishop with a-pawn draws. The dark-squared bishop with h-pawn draws as well.

Very interesting, huh?

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  Domdaniel: I don't usually get into the fine details of how easy a puzzle is for a particular day, but this one is ridiculous.

One 3-ply line, no variations, all over after ...Qe7+. Absurdly easy. Even, dare I suggest, Monday-ish.

What day *is* this, anyway?

May-05-10  Kasputin: It's find the fork time. First I looked at 81...Qc7 but that doesn't quite work, so:

81...Qe7+ This is forcing.
82. Qxe7 (there is no other real choice)
82...Nxd5+ and it's all over.

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  moronovich: <Domdaniel> Groundhogday.Always monday.
May-05-10  jsheedy: 81...Qe7+, 82. Qxe7, Nxd5+ forks King and Queen, and black cleans up the Kingside pawns and pushes the h-pawn to win.
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  Jimfromprovidence: <SuperPatzer 77> <It is Cinco - not Cinqo (misspelled Spanish word) Ooops, LOL.

I'm gonna celebrate the Cinco de Mayo but I'm a Puerto Rican - not a Mexican>

That was an embarrassing typo on my part. I speak the language passably and should know better. Also, my daughter-in-law is of Mexican heritage.

It’s funny, but thanks to clever alcoholic beverage industry marketing, Cinco de Mayo is becoming a kind of a St. Paddy’s thing, at least here on the west coast.

Oh, well, in three hours it will be happy hour.

ˇQue Viva La Raza!

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  chancho: <SuperPatzer77> Boricua? De que pueblo? Hay una pagina donde los latinos se estan jangeando:

technical draw chessforum

May-05-10  rapidcitychess: Wed.
A tad to easy.No lines to calculate, just a simple decoy and destroy.
May-05-10  Riverbeast: Fascinating game
May-05-10  SuperPatzer77: <chancho: <SuperPatzer77> Boricua? De que pueblo? Hay una pagina donde los latinos se estan jangeando:>

<chancho> I don't speak Spanish very well but I'm moderately deaf myself. I can read and write English extremely well. I use the American Sign Language fluently.

My mom and dad were born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York in 1950's. They got married in the Bronx, NY.

<chancho> Thanks a lot!!! LOL LOL

Well, hasta la luego! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!


May-05-10  wals: Rybka 3 1-cpu: 3071mb hash: depth 17:

White was in control and led early.

+5.12 52...Bb4. better e4, +1.42.

Things went a little awry, move 55.

-5.09 55.a6. better Na4 +5.12.

Black then made a couple of inferior moves:-

-3.81 60...Kh8. better Qd1, -5.09
0.00 61...Qh2+.better Qb1, -3.81.

White gave the game back to Black:-

-0.61 73.Kc1. better Kd1 or Kd3, 0.00.
-2.19 77.Kb4. better Kb2 -0.59.
-5.10 81.Qxe5. better d6, -4.32.


May-05-10  WhiteRook48: that was too easy
May-06-10  goodevans: <Dr. Funkenstein [yesterday]: A rare Tuesday puzzle on a Wednesday.... Normally when this happens we get a Friday puzzle on a Thursday to balance things out.>

Not so this week. All easy so far. Hopefully we'll get something tomorrow to challenge the grey cells.

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  Richard Taylor: It looks as though both players had chances to force draws but fought on until Nadjorf slid way into the Seas of Blunder or at least of Error...

A great struggle...

Jan-20-11  scormus: Some battle, which should have been a draw. Is there something about being on the receiving end of a long series of +s that unsettles a player?
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  kevin86: It looked like white was going to win with the two passed pawns-but they went nowhere. Black's guile pulled this one out.
Jan-20-11  Lokaz: This may as well be my favorite pun.
Jan-20-11  FISCHERboy: Najdorf looked like Madonna here.
Jan-20-18  tigerblood: hello: I have been thinking of 32.Ne6. Case of: 32..., gxe6 then : 33.fxg+,Kh8 or g8, 34. RxR+ ....and 35. Qf3. A hard position for the Black
Jan-20-18  scormus: Don't close doors, keep an escape clause, because we might lose ....
Jan-20-18  njchess: Najdorf foregoes the draw for the win and ends up on the losing end. Tough game.
Jan-20-18  ChessHigherCat: Najdorf got Byrned in that one!
Jan-21-18  Saniyat24: epic battle...!
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  NM JRousselle: This game had to involve a mad time scramble. Can anyone confirm?
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