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Carlo Micheli vs Duncan Suttles
Venice (1974), Venice ITA, rd 8, Nov-??
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09)  ·  0-1

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Feb-13-03  drukenknight: Heres another Pirc similar to Fischer/Spassky, I wonder if instead of going for the material: 15 Nxe7+ wouldnt be better?
Nov-26-07  melianis: This could be a fun way to spend some chessic time:
Micheli - Suttles,

break up of the final position, tried to find the fastest mate. got f.e. a mate in 19: 1.Qb3 Bxb3 2.g4 Qa1+ 3.Kd2 Qxb2+ 4.Kd3 Bxd1 5.Rxd1 Qb3+ 6.Ke2 Qxc4+ 7.Ke3 Qxc7 / 8.Rd5 (say) f6 9.Nd2 (say) Qc3+ 10.Ke2 Nc6 11.e6 Nd4+ 12.Rxd4 Qxd4 <and a mate in 7.>

21.Qb3 is of course by no means the best move. CM gives

The best ones (incomplete)
-2.78 1.Nd2 Nd7 2.Qa3 Qxa3 3.bxa3 Nxe5 4.Rf1 Nd3+ 5.Kb1 Bxd1 6.Rxd1 e6 7.Nb5 Be5 8.Nxa7 Bxh2

-3.14 1.Qa3 Bh6+ 2.Rd2 Qxc4+ 3.Qc3 Qa2 4.b3 Bxb3 5.Qb2 Nc6 6.Qxa2 Bxa2 7.Nb5 Bxd2+ 8.Kxd2

-4.38 1.Qd3 Bh6+ 2.Rd2 Rc8 3.e6 f6 4.Re2 Rxc7 5.b3 Qa1+ 6.Kc2 Bxd2 7.Rxd2

Worth a rook (incomplete)

-5.07 1.Rg1 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Rd8+ 3.Nd5 Qxb2+ 4.Ke1 Bxd1 5.e6 Bxf3 6.exf7+ Kh8 7.gxf3 Nc6 8.Qd2

-5.19 1.b3 Bxb3 2.Qc3 Bh6+ 3.Rd2 Rc8 4.e6 Rxc7 5.exf7+ Kxf7 6.Rf1 Kg8 7.c5 Bxd2+ 8.Nxd2

-5.26 1.Nd4 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Qxb2+ 3.Kd3 Bxd1 4.Rxd1 Nc6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.Qd4 Qxd4+ 7.Kxd4 Rd8+ 8.Nd5 e6 9.Ke4 exd5+ 10.cxd5 cxd5+ 11.Rxd5 Rxd5 12.Kxd5

-5.88 1.Qf4 Bh6 2.Qxh6 Qxc4+ 3.Kd2 Rd8+ 4.Ke3 Bxd1 5.Kf2 Bxf3 6.gxf3 Qxc7 7.Kf1

worth R+P (incomplete)

-6.05 1.Rf1 Bh6 2.Qxh6 Qxc4+ 3.Kd2 Rd8+ 4.Ke3 Bxd1 5.Kf2 Bxf3 6.gxf3 Qc2+ 7.Kg1 Qxc7

-6.34 1.Rh1 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Qxb2+ 3.Ke1 Bxd1 4.Kxd1 Rd8+ 5.Nd5 e6 6.Qd2 Qb3+ 7.Qc2 exd5 8.Qxb3 dxc4+ 9.Kc2 cxb3+ 10.Kxb3

-6.96 1.Qe4 Bh6+ 2.Rd2 Nd7 3.b3 Nc5 4.bxa4 Nxe4 5.Rxe4 Rc8 6.Nd5 Rxc4+ 7.Rxc4 Qxc4+ 8.Kb1 Bxd2 9.Nxe7+ Kg7 10.Nxd2 Qxa4

Worth Q+P (incomplete)

-9.92 1.Re2 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Qxd1+ 3.Kc3 Nc6 4.Nd5 e6 5.Nd4 exd5 6.Re1 Qxd4+ 7.Qxd4 Nxd4 8.Kxd4 dxc4 9.Kxc4 Rd8

-10.52 1.Qg5 Qxc4+ 2.Kd2 Rd8+ 3.Ke3 Bxd1 4.Kf2 Qxc7 5.e6 fxe6 6.Qe3 Bxf3 7.Kxf3

The Rook moves (incomplete):

-10.76 1.Rd6 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Qxb2+ 3.Kd3 Qc2+ 4.Kd4 exd6 5.Qe2 Qb3 6.Qd3 dxe5+ 7.Ke3 Qb6+ 8.Ke2 Qxc7 9.Kf1 Rd8

-11.61 1.Rd7 Qa1+ 2.Kd2 Qxb2+ 3.Kd3 Qc2+ 4.Kd4 Nc6+ 5.Kd5 Qf5 6.Rd6 e6+ 7.Rxe6 Rd8+ 8.Rd6 Rxd6+ 9.Kxd6 Bf8+ 10.Kd5 Nb4+ 11.Kd4 Nc2+ 12.Kc3 Bb4+ 13.Kb2 Nxe3 14.Rc1 Nxg2

Other tries end in mates in about 20 moves.

What's the fastest way to mate in these "better" ones (probably involves heavy sacking)? Of course the rule of thumb is that losing piece in a clear position is a reason to give up, but, computerwise, if a program doesn't see a mate, why surrender?

Nov-27-07  mack: 5...c5 isn't a very Suttlesy move.
Sep-15-09  YoungEd: Am I right in guessing that 9. e5 was the big mistake? The exchange on e5 seems to loosen White's position too much. Also, even if it meant giving back some material, wouldn't taking the bishop on move 17 worked a bit better than saving the knight?

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