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Dragoljub Janosevic vs Tigran V Petrosian
Lone Pine (1978), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 4, Apr-05
Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06)  ·  0-1



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Dec-18-05  Gantastic: This might make a cute Monday puzzle.
Dec-26-05  SneechLatke: Well predicted <Gantastic>!
Dec-26-05  snowie1: Thanks ChessGames for hanging in there on the Holidaze. Smart move on the part of White to resign; next move...34.Rxg1 and Nf2 mate.
Dec-26-05  Gantastic: Thank you!

I logged on tonight and thought "I could've sworn I saw this puzzle last week."

And yes, many thanks to for updating when even the 24/7 deli on my block is closed.

Dec-26-05  yoozum: Didn't we already have this one a while ago?
Dec-26-05  trumbull0042: <yoozum: Didn't we already have this one a while ago?> Yes, or one very much like it. And you will be getting it again and again, so that OTB you never forget about smothering your opponent's king with your knight.
Dec-26-05  SuicidalKing: Is today sunday? I'm confused
Dec-26-05  Central Control: <SuicidalKing> Its Monday, 2:24ET and I should be in bed, lol! Simple Mondays, hope its like this in my next tournament game in Miami!
Dec-26-05  Tariqov: normal monday,anyways i think 31Rd5 is a mistake, i would say White was dominating the game but made a mistake, i think 31Rg1 is better, any comments anyone??
Dec-26-05  Confuse: hmm i agree its a mistake tarigov but i think that if it continues with ur variation, its still lost for white after the black rook takes the white rook, then white takes back with his rook, or king, then knight takes the pond, defending any bishop threat while gaining a piece. sorry i dont know how to write notation : )
Dec-26-05  erimiro1: Another Monday's "shlimazl puzzle", bring us a blunder of high experienced GM Janosevic. 33.-Ne4 was threating 2 mates: 34. Nf2+ R:N 35.Rg1X and the mate in the game. The only reply was: 34.h3 but the position is lost: 34.-Rg2 (with the threat of Nf2+) 35. Be3 R2g3! So may be Janosevic wanted to end the game by the elegant way..
Dec-26-05  Tariqov: <confuse>oh sorry i always simply give a bad move,time to change:I. how about at move 22Nf2(intending to exchange the W knight with the strong knight at d6 with a future Ne4)because the f5 pawn is weak, the black Q and N are attacking the f5 pawn tying the white major pieces to defend it until the end(reason for 31Rd5).well, we all know White made a mistake somewhere:I.
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  OhioChessFan: 31 Rd5 is a mistake. How about Rf4 instead? After an exchange of Rooks and Nxf5, the d Rook gets to the 7th rank.
Dec-26-05  Saruman: 0.3 secs.
Dec-26-05  Tariqov: <OhioChessFan>if 31Rf4 then Rag8 which in my opinion is winning for Black .i don't think there is a move that can save White on move 31.White must have made a mistake earlier.
Dec-26-05  syracrophy: A beautiful smothered mate after 34.Rxg1 Nf2++.
Dec-26-05  erimiro1: <Tariqov> Interesting idea (31.Rg1), but I'm not sure it can save white. Aftar 31.Rg1, black can try a false combination: 31.-Ne4? and now if: 32.R:R Nf2+ 33.Kg1 N:R 34.Bf4! black can't prevent 35.Rd7 The simple 31.-Rag8 seems to be better: 32.R:R R:R and white has difficulties in protecting the pawn on f5. Actually, black is threating Rh4-h5. So may be I'm wrong, but white weaker pawn structure, Black's strong knight on d6 that both - protect the d rank and ready to attack by N-e4, the black pawns that limit the white bishop, make black's position better.
Dec-26-05  dakgootje: As some of the previous weeks were maybe a little too hard for the day sometimes, i think this one was maybe a little too easy for a monday. Though its of course good to repeat such positions, so it wasnt meant to criticise the puzzle ;-)
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  Sneaky: When will you learn, there's no such thing as "too easy for Monday"!
Dec-26-05  Elrathia Kingi: Why doesn't 33.Bg3 hold?
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  WannaBe: <Elrathia Kingi> Here is what Shredder said about the position...

33. Bg3 Rxg3 34. hxg3 Nxg3+ 35. Kg1 Nxf1 Kxf1 (-1.33) on infinite analysis.

The best move for white was 33. Be3 Rh4 34. Bf4 Rh5 35. Rf3 Rh3 36. Rf1 Rh5 37. Rf3 Rh3 =(0.00) Also on infinite analysis.

Dec-26-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Nice and easy puzzle! Happy second Christmas Day/Boxing Day! (for those of the applicable countries)
Dec-26-05  Tariqov: <Sneaky> Agree!

Dec-26-05  Tariqov: <erimiro1>i think my suggestion was wrong. As <Confuse> said if 31Rg1?!Rxg1+ Kxg1(or Rxg1) 32Nxf5 which is winning for Black.At move 31 i don't think the White can take back the initiative, or am i missing something??
Dec-26-05  erimiro1: <Tariqov>Right. I missed N:f5. With chronic weakness on f5, and other factors that I've mentioned before, black stands much better (by the way, he stood better much earlier than move 31)
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