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Lev Psakhis vs Dragan Paunovic
Minsk (1986), Minsk URS, Dec-??
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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  ToTheDeath: Ouch. This is usually what happens in a King's Indian attack whenever black allows white's kingside play to get out of hand.
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  Honza Cervenka: Very nice game.
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  ToTheDeath: I'm not sure why Paunovic didn't play 21... Rxb4 though. Maybe the move order on the game score is incorrect.
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  Honza Cervenka: If the move order is correct, then I quess that Paunovic did not like 22.Ng4.
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  ToTheDeath: <If the move order is correct, then I quess that Paunovic did not like 22.Ng4.>

Yes, after 22.Ng4 White is threatening 23.Bf6! with a powerful dark square attack.

Black defended poorly but what a fantastic finish.

Mar-22-16  Tomlinsky: Another path, after 32.Bxd5 exd5, with the cool Bishop withdrawal 33.Bc5 leads to some very elegant forced mate lines...

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33...Nc6 34.Qg5+ Qg6 35.f7+ Kxf7 36.Re7+ Kg8 37.Nf6+ Kf8 38.Nxh7+ Qxh7 39.Qf6+ Qf7 40.Qxf7#

33...R4a7 34.Qg5+ Qg6 35.Re8+ Kf7 36.Rf8+ Ke6 37.Re1+ Ne5 38.Qxg6 f4 39.Rxe5+ Kd7 40.Qxh7+ Kc6 41.Rxc8+ Rc7 42.Rxc7#

33...Ne5 34.Nxe5 Be6 35.Nxf7 R8a7 36.Qg5+ Kxf7 37.Qg7+ Ke8 38.Rxe6+ Kd8 39.Bb6+ Kc8 40.Re8#

33...R8a7 34.Qg5+ Qg6 35.f7+ Kxf7 36.Re7+ Kf8 37.Rxa7+ Nd6 38.Qd8+ Qe8 39.Bxd6+ Kg8 40.Qxe8#

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  drollere: i'm very pleased that i found all the right moves. unfortunately, all in the wrong order.
Nov-14-21  Brenin: 32 Bxd5 is so tempting, e.g. 32 .. .fxg4 33 Qxg4+ Qg6 34 Bxe6+ Bxe6 35 Qxe6+ Kh8 (Qf7 36 Qcd+) 36 Qc8+ Qg8 37 f7 Qxc8 38 Bf6 mate, or 32 ... exd5 33 Bc5 (threat Rf7) Nc6 34 Qg5+ Qg6 35 f7+ Kxf7 36 Re7+ Nxe7 37 Qxe7+ Kg8 38 Qf8 mate.
Nov-14-21  mel gibson: Didn't see it.

Stockfish 14 agrees with the text.
White wins -
mate in 17

32. Bxd5

(32.Bxd5 (♗g2xd5 ♖a4-a6 ♗d5xc4 ♘b8-d7 ♗c4xe6 ♖a6xe6 ♖e1xe6 ♘d7-f8 ♕h4-g5+ ♘f8-g6 ♖e6-d6 ♗c8-e6 ♘g4-e5 ♗e6-c4 ♘e5xf7 ♔g8xf7 ♕g5xf5 ♖a8-a3 ♕f5-g5 ♖a3-d3 ♖b1-e1 ♖d3-f3 ♖d6-d8 ♗c4-e6 ♖e1xe6 ♖f3-d3 ♖e6-e1 ♖d3xd4 ♖d8xd4 ♘g6-e5 ♖e1xe5 ♔f7-e8 ♕g5-g8+) +M17/56 808)

Nov-14-21  mel gibson: Stockfish 14 was jumping between 2 solutions.
Here is the other one which is just as good -
which I got by forcing Stockfish to play it.

32. Bc5
black loses mate in 16

32. Bc5 R4a6
(32. .. R4a6 (♖a4-a6 ♗e7-c5 ♘b8-c6 ♗d5xc6 ♗c8-d7 ♗c6xa8 ♖a6xa8 ♖b1-a1 ♖a8-b8 ♖a1-a7 ♔g8-h8 ♕h4-g5 ♕f7-g6 ♕g5xg6 h7xg6 ♖a7xd7 f5xg4 f6-f7 ♘c4-d2 ♖e1xe6 ♘d2-f3+ ♔g1-h1 ♖b8-f8 ♗c5xf8 ♔h8-h7 ♗f8-g7 ♘f3-g5 f7-f8♕ ♘g5-f7 ♕f8xf7 g6-g5 ♗g7-e5+) -M16/51 1469)

Nov-14-21  Granny O Doul: I was tempted by 32. Re5, intending something like ...Nc6 33. Rxd5 exd5 34. Qg5+ Qg6 35. Bxd5+ Kh8 36. Bf8, not that I saw all that, either.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Ahhh, finally a nice normal week--5/7, flubbed both weekend puzzles. All is right in the world of chess.
Nov-14-21  sudoplatov: 32.Qg5+ seems to win too.
Nov-14-21  nalinw: Tantalising puzzle .... once you play the moves they seem quite logical - my blind spot was not looking at what happens after the Queens are exchanged .... and see the mate without the Queen
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  scormus: Beautiful finish! Interesting that W spurned the obviously(?) easy win 35 h7+ etc., in favour of the very elegant game conclusion.

32 Bxd5 looked right, but I had a mental block about the continuation after Q exchange. Couldn't switch my thinking quickly enough at the time

Nov-14-21  mel gibson: < sudoplatov: 32.Qg5+ seems to win too.>

It does too but only a score of +7 for White.

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  saffuna: Undeveloping the Queenside Pieces.

Which chapter of "My System" is that?

Nov-14-21  mlskdney: Queen to g5 and black is in trouble
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  raymondhow: Well I picked the first move correctly, that's something. Then figured I had to get the bishop out of the way, so moved it back to c5. I forgot the rule of puzzles: when in doubt, choose the forcing move. With the queens gone, the combination plays itself very nicely.
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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight.

Black threatens fxg4.

The knight on c4 controls e5 and prevents 32.Qg5+ Qg6 (32... Kh8 33.Qg7+ Qxg7+ 34.hxg7+ Kg8 35.Nh6#) 33.Ne5 Qxg5 34.f7+ Kh8 35.f8=Q(R)+ Qg8 36.Bf6#.

White would trap the black queen is it were possible to plonk the bishop on h5. This suggests 32.Bf3:

A) 32... fxg4 33.Bxg4 Qg6 34.Bh5 Qf5 (34... Qxh6 35.f7+ Kh8 36.B(Q)f6+ Qxf6 37.Q(B)xf6#) 35.Qg4+ Qxg4 36.f7+ and mate in two.

B) 32... Ra3 33.Ne3 Rxe3 34.Rxe3 Nxe3 35.Bh5 wins.

C) 32... Nd2 33.Qg5+ Qg6 (33... Kh8 as above) 34.f7+ Kxf7 35.Ne5+ Kg8 (35... Ke8 36.Bh5 wins decisive material: 36... Nf3+ 37.Nxf3) 36.Qxd2 Qxg3+ 37.Qg2 Qxg2+ 38.Kxg2, with a bishop for two pawns, must be winning.

D) 32... Nc6 33.Ne5 N4xe5 34.dxe5 Nxe7 35.fxe7 Bd7 36.Bh5 wins.

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  drollere: as i recall, <plonk the bishop> is either doctrine out of nimzowitch or something lasker innovated in his coffeehouse jousts.
Nov-14-21  Brenin: <plonk the bishop> is an old pub game, dating back to Tudor times but still popular in some parts of the UK, especially in largely Protestant areas. It can become violent when drink has been taken. By the way, kudos to <drollere> for his earlier quotation from that great pianist, Eric Morecambe: in chess as in music, getting everything in the right order is critical.
Nov-14-21  Olsonist: I preferred 35. h7 myself but both win. In fact, I think 32. Qg5+ achieves the same without the flashy rook sac.

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