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Teemu Kilpi vs Mark Taimanov
Heart of Finland Open (1996), Jyvaskyla FIN, rd 8, Jul-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Variation (E39)  ·  0-1



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Apr-13-06  iamverywellatchess: Rxf7 is called the Covington-Cormier gambit! Check-mate will not be given here!

Of course he needed a machine! No humanperson puts ?? next to a move!

Many of you are all very silly on this web-page! You should listen when you are speaking non-cents!

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  PhilFeeley: Nice puzzle. I'm 4 for 4 this week! GM norm here I come!
Apr-13-06  aazqua: This week seems to be really easy. I'd say this is more like a tuesday than a thursday. G2 is the obvious weak point and the queen fork screams to be exploited. The knight move obviously overloads the bishop and there aren't any moves that avoid giving up the exchange.
Apr-13-06  Hudson Hawk: <iamverywellatchess> Who wouldn't put ?? next to a move that ignored a mate-in-one threat?

Play the moves out. After:

25. Kh2 Nd2
26. Rxf7 Qxg2

What can the White King do to escape? What legal move is there that does not result in his capture on the next move?

Apr-13-06  The17thPawn: Found Nd2 but once again picked an inferior move with the defender of 26. Qf2 which does end the same way with white the exchange down. I have to say that I didn't get it though because 26.Rg1 is a bit harder to see through than my move for white but I was on the right track.
Apr-13-06  jmelton: 4 for 4 this week. This one took me a few minutes because I kept looking at sacking the queen on g2 first and looking for a way for it to work, but eventually it occurred to me to look at moving the knight first. Sounds like there are a lot of us who've solved them all so far. Who will be left standing Sunday night? :)
Apr-13-06  Capa15: took about 2 minutes because the knight's discovered move sets up a fork. when I couldn't find anything to capture with the knight's first move, I noticed the second one.
Apr-13-06  JustAFish: I, too, looked at sacing the queen first. Once I got over that mental block, Nd2 came fairly quickly. No rook move can both protect the rook or the outright winning of the bishop and still stave off mate.
Apr-13-06  BrotherJed: This is the first week ever I have gotten 4/4. I wonder if Friday is going to be a super duzy. Maybe this weeks theme is meant to prop up our chess self esteem.
Apr-13-06  Halldor: <<iamverywellatchess: Richerbut, run it again through the machine! You are in-correct.> Hudson Hawk: <iamverywellatchess> What are you talking about? And are you implying that he needed a computer to see a mate in 1 from that position? <iamverywellatchess: Of course he needed a machine!>>

Must have been the washing machine, even magnetic pieces cannot hold the position there. Much needed machine!

Apr-13-06  statisticsman: Great puzzle!! The once in a blue moon when I can pull something like this in a live game is good times. Unfortunately, I usually miscalculate something and it is my King being laid to rest (or thrown across the room).
Apr-13-06  Nostalgia: Hudson, Halldor: I learned a while ago that iamverywellatchess is only here to try to egg people on with nonsense arguments, like the one he's sucked you into. Just ignore him/her, and we'll all be better off :)

As for the puzzle, I finally saw this one. Not right away, but a lot more quickly than I usually do. I went with the 'most forcing' mindset. The queen sac didn't lead anywhere, so I thought about moving the knight to fork something. Once I moved the knight, I saw that Qxg2 was a mate threat, and the rest followed pretty naturally.


Apr-13-06  Hudson Hawk: <Nostalgia> Thanks for the lowdown, he's on his way to my ignore list.
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  OBIT: <Nostalgia> Surely the dude is a him, not a her. I don't know any females who think it is amusing to act retarded.
Apr-13-06  statisticsman: <iamverywellatchess> "Many of you are all very silly on this web-page"

I believe it is you who are silly if you think Rxf7 does not lead to white being mated. I guess you are "notverywell" at chess today.

Apr-13-06  iamverywellatchess: I do not understand Nostalka! What does "egg people on" mean? I am trying to teach those of you that are not well how to play chess correctly!

This puzzele is incorrect!

Apr-13-06  YouRang: Got it. For a while, I looked at 25...Qxg2+, looking for some way to exploit the discovered check, but got nowhere.

After that, 25...Nd2 was not too hard to find. It carries the double threat of 26...Qxg2# and 26...Nxf1+ winning the queen.

The key to this puzzle is to see through White's *apparently* solid defense, 26. Rg1. Besides moving the rook out of take, it (1) guards against Nf1 and (2) protects the bishop against Qxg2.

But that's where you have to notice that the rook's double duty makes it overworked! It can't guard the bishop AND f1. Black's queen 'sac' nets a bishop. Great puzzle.

Apr-13-06  Halldor: I didn't get this, tested the text but didn't see the beautiful finish 26...Qxg2+. So iamnotverywellatchess today...
Apr-13-06  dwbh: iamverywellatchess sounds like someone who is actually a native English speaker, but is trying to not sound like one.

BTW, here's more information on that Covington-Cormier Gambit:

Apr-13-06  dakgootje: <I am trying to teach those of you that are not well how to play chess correctly!> I think youre confusing a lot of unregistered amateurs now ;-)

For the puzzle: first looked some time at the queen sac though that all didnt work properly, thus went on trying to make some more candidate moves, when i tried first to move my knight with the obvious mate in 1-threat. For some time i tried to calculate something with ...Nf2 Bxb7 Ng4 as it loooked spectacular ;-) (yes indeed i wasnt trying to hard yet). That of course didnt work, so i thought: if i could remove that knight and after it place it on some other square where would it be? Thus i eventually came with the idea which, when i clicked on the puzzle, was the right one (chose this end because else you guys need to read even more ;-)

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  kevin86: I hit this one right on the button: with ♘d2 black has a direct threat on the rook and a mate threat at g2.

If 26 ♗xb7? ♘xf1+ winning the queen

After the text,black ends up a rook and two pawns for a lone bishop 27 ♖xg2 ♘xf1+ 28 ♔h1 ♗xg2+ 29 ♔xg2 ♘xe3+ 30 ♗xe3

Apr-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Found the puzzle again! A very good week for me, so far....

I spotted Nd2 in about 10 seconds, I needed another 30 seconds to find Nf1 and I needed another minute to be sure that all variations work.

Apr-13-06  itz2000: 0.00001 seconds!
Apr-13-06  chessic eric: So I wanted 25...Qxg2+ to work out also, but it didn't. Then I found 25...Nd2 (which had been part of failed mating attempts after 25...Qxg2+) but continued differently than in the game. I felt that white's 26.Rg1 doesn't really defend f1 due to 26...Nf1+! 27.Rxf1?,Qxg2#, so I played 26...Nf1+ instead of the Queen "sac". I think it improves on the text, but I'm at work and can't analyze all possible variations just yet. Here is what I would consider the main idea:

and then either 28.Bxb7,Rd1 29.Bxe3,Rxg1 30.Bxg1 playing with queen versus bishops or 28.Bxe3,Bxg2 29.Rxg2, trading a knight for the white queen. Lemme know if I missed anything, or even better, if anyone can demonstrate how the ending with white's bishops versus the black queen is harder to win than the ending Taimanov forced with rook versus bishop.

Apr-13-06  Sleepyeyeguy: I saw 26.Rf2 instead of Rg1.. is there a significant difference? By the way, I really enjoyed this puzzle, and don't usually look things through.. this I finally saw after taking the time to look more than 2 moves ahead
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