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Heinrich Wolf vs Rudolf Spielmann
Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923), Ostrava CSR, rd 8, Jul-10
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-05  alexandrovm: <hela><Am I a genius or is it really an easy puzzle for friday? (Alas, I guess the second one is true.)> genius? nah. But you know what? Why don't you get your GM title as fast as possible. Who knows, maybe you have talent ;)
Sep-23-05  notsodeepthought: <offramp> Thanks for the clarification, I hadn't realized the key role played by the c9 square.
Sep-23-05  ConspTheory06: <notsodeepthought> wow i didnt even know there was a c9 square...:)
Sep-23-05  YouRang: Shoot! Missed it. I noted the back-rank mate threat and that the f3 pawn was pinned. I looked at (almost) every conceivable rook/queen/bishop move - even crazy sacrifices. But forgot to check the pawns moves! There goes my perfect week.
Sep-23-05  Sasquatch777: <buzzymind> Check out for some good chess. You can play blitz or regular.
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  kevin86: White's move is an odd sort of fork.He attacks knight and rook and threatens mate; the queen is taboo.
Sep-23-05  Philidor: This one is beautiful, but 36.h3 should really make Black suspicious. Greed is one of the deadly sins for Catholics -- and chessplayers!
Sep-23-05  snowie1: From the Crypt: <EmperorAtahualpa> I just gotta have my puns. Also, I'm glad we have some players that are helpful to us undergrads.
Sep-23-05  notsodeepthought: <ConspTheory06> <wow i didnt even know there was a c9 square...:)> There is according to <offramp>'s post...
Sep-23-05  snowie1: <Johnboy> Right,I ought to have placed Rf6 in view of B's visit on g6. When one is up to their axles in aligators...too late to drain the swamp.
Sep-23-05  B9Tumor: Don't believe I have met my neighbor, but he is the next square over.
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  al wazir: <EmperorAtahualpa: "Wolf was on CNN", is that cryptic? LOL> Wolf spielt Blitz, daher ist er Blitzer.
Sep-23-05  charilaos: What if:
36 Qc2 f2+
37 Kf1

White still threatens Qh7#, and black cannot play Qd1+ (then White queen plays Qxd1)

Sep-23-05  WMD: Then 37...Ne3+ 38.Rxe3 Qh3+
Sep-23-05  MongoOnlyPawn: Greetings folks. I love this site and have been reading for quite a while. Never posted before but I need a little help here. This does not seem forced to me. Black can get out of this pickle via:

36. h3 Nf4
37. hxQ Nh3+
38. Kf1 Nf2

Black slips a little further behind in material but retains his passed pawn. Certainly doesn't look good for black but much better than 36. ...Qxh3.

N'est pas?

Sep-23-05  euripides: <buzzymind> have been in a similar situation. I recommend internet blitz. Except that it is horribly addictive ....
Sep-23-05  WMD: <Black slips a little further behind in material but retains his passed pawn.>

And this is compensation for being down a rook?

Sep-23-05  euripides: hook, line and sinker.
Sep-23-05  MongoOnlyPawn: WMD, No, I certainly don't mean to suggest that the passed pawn is compensation for being down a rook. I'm just asserting that 36. h3 doesn't force an immediate win for white.
Sep-23-05  buzzymind: <Sasquatch777> Thanks!
Sep-23-05  patzer2: Today's puzzle solution 36. h3!! is a decoy which sets up a winning double attack after 36...Qxh3 37. Qxf3, threatening to win decisive material or mate after 37...Qxf3 38. Rc8+ Bxc8 39. Re8+ Rf8 40. Rxf8#.
Sep-23-05  MongoOnlyPawn: charilaos - I think your response to 36. ...f2 is correct. 36. Qc2 was my guess. I thought it a bit stronger than 36. h3 until I looked at 36. ...Kg8 37. Re7 Bf5 which, by my feeble powers of analysis, gives black much better chances than the ugly(for black) 36. h3 Nf4 line I posted earlier.

Did anyone find a way to make 36. Qc2 work?

Sep-23-05  khense: <MongoOnlyPawn> 36. Qc2 was the first thing I looked at, however 36...g6 seems to kill it.
Sep-23-05  be3292: Is that <Offramp> or off-wall?
Oct-26-05  patzer2: After <36. h3> Nf4 37. hxg4 Nh3+ 38. Kf1 Nxf2 39. Kxf2 White goes up a Rook for an easy win (position follows).

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