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John van der Wiel vs Gilles Miralles
"Pin Wiel" (game of the day Dec-19-2005)
FRA-NED (1990), Cannes FRA, Feb-??
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B63)  ·  1-0



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May-28-05  F47: I thought this one was difficult because of the continuation. The queen looked a bit congested on the queenside so I thought of g4. It did not look like there was a checkmate, but it looked like the queen could be trapped.
May-28-05  gidguy2000: I don't understand white's 16.Bd3. I mean, it worked out, but it looks like black could have traded bishops with near equality. Is 16.Rxd5 no good? Thanks for the input.


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  Marius: <gidguy2000> Rxd5 and Bxc2+
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  kevin86: Black dies of a thousand pinpricks! The pawn move to g4 was just the first of harrassing moves against black's king and /or queen.
May-28-05  EinZweiDrei: <iron maiden> O_O
May-28-05  Zivildiener: I can't believe it, I got a Saturday-puzzle correct! (well, it wasn't difficult though) Although I didn't go as far as Nb4 a3 I got to Qxh5 which should be enough... :) have a good one
May-28-05  Landman: "49/233" is probably the Informant code - game 233 in issue 49. Strange that it's in the header. Per the sahovski website, issue 49 covers events held January June 1990.
May-28-05  patzer2: For those, such as myself, who didn't find this problem (18.?) and its side variations so easy, an expanded analysis with the Crafty 19.1 engine on Fritz 8 follows:

<18. g4!! Qxg4> (18... Qh6 19. f5 traps and wins the Bishop) <19. f5! Bh5> (19... Bxf5 20. Rdg1! d4 21. Qc5! is a winning double attack) <20. Rdg1 d4 21. Qd2! Qf3> (requiring a little attacking finesse is 21... Qh4 22. Qh6! g6 23. Rg5! f6 24. fxg6! hxg6 25. Bxg6! Rf7 26. Bh7+ Kh8 27. Bf5+ Rh7 28. Qxh7#) <22. Qg5 g6 23. Nd2! Qd5> [losing quickly for Black is 23... f6 24. Qh6 Qe3 (24... Qxh1 25. Rxh1) 25. Qxh5 ; and 23...Qe3 24. Qxh5 ] <24. Be4!> (a good winning alternative is 24. Bc4! Qa5 25. Qxh5 ) <24... Qa5 25. Qxh5 Nb4 26. a3 1-0>

May-28-05  your brilliance: <Eatman> I have the same comment as you. I didn't see ..d4. But, I still saw the general idea, which is good enough for me.
May-28-05  Saph: I also echo <Eatman>. My instincts pointed me to f5 and g4. I'm so proud I dented a Saturday :)
May-29-05  bomb the bishop: Would 18. Ba6 seem like a completely crazy move? to me it looks interesting because black's knight is then captured and a strong attack on the d pawn remain, however 18. g4 is obviously a much better move
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  samvega: That type of tactic is useful in some positions, but here, if 18.Ba6 bxa6 19.Qxc6 then ..Rc8. This time I'm almost positive I'm right... ;)
May-29-05  bomb the bishop: yeah, you are right,because after
20. Rxd5..Rxd6 21. Rxg5... Bxc2+ the situation looks like a disadvantage for white
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  al wazir: 23...f6 would have given black more chances. If 24. Nxf3 then 24...fxg5 26. Nxg5 Ne5. If 24. Qxh5 then 24...Qxh1 25. Qg4 Ne5. If 24. Qh6 then 24...Qe3.
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  al wazir: <patzer2>: I just noticed your posting. Why is 23... f6 24. Qh6 Qe3 25. Qxh5 Qxd2 losing? If 26. fxg6 h6, how does white finish it off?
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Dec-19-05  Toporagno: <al wazir><Why is 23... f6 24. Qh6 Qe3 25. Qxh5 Qxd2 losing?> If I'm not wrong White can play 26. Rxg6. Then 26. ...hxg6 27. Qxg6+ Kh8 28. Rg1 and there's nothing to do for Balck; or 26. ...Kh8 that is losing due to 27. Rg1 or 27. Rh6
Dec-19-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Excellent GOTD! That move 18.g4! is really inspiring. I'm not familiar with these kinds of moves!
Dec-19-05  dakgootje: <hidude> yeah sure...any proof?

Indeed a nice GOTD, which is for the nice move of 18. g4 rightly been used as Saturday puzzle before =)

Dec-19-05  patzer2: <al wazir> After <23... f6 24. Qh6 Qe3 25. Qxh5 Qxd2 26. fxg6 h6>, White wins with the followup 27. Qd5+! Kg7 (27... Kh8 28. g7#) 28. Qd7+ Ne7 29. Qxe7+ Rf7 30. Qxf7+ Kh8 31. Qh7#
Dec-19-05  patzer2: Chess Quote:

"When you absolutely don't know what to do anymore, it is time to panic."

John Van Der Weil

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  kevin86: Black's king and queen are harrassed no end. An interesting possibility is 25...♕xd2 26 fxg6 threatening mate and TWO double checks.
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  al wazir: <patzer2>: Yes, 27. Qd5+ Kg7 28. Qd7+ works.

<Toporagno: If I'm not wrong White can play 26. Rxg6.>

That works too, although there are a couple other variants besides the ones you gave.


Dec-19-05  Eatman: Ahh, I knew why the position towards the end looked familiar to me. :)

Nov-14-11  tacticalmonster: candidate: 18 g4 Qxg4 19 f5

a) 19 Bxf5? 20 Rhg1 d4 21 Rxg4 dxc3 22 Bxf5

b) 19 d4 20 Qd2

b1) 20 Bxf5 21 Rhg1 Qh3 22 Rg3 Qh5 23 Rg5

b2) 20 Bh5 21 Rhg1 Qf3 (21 Qh3 22 Qh6 Bg4 23 Qg5 ) 22 Qg5 g6 23 Rdf1 Qh3 24 Rg3! Qxh2 25 Qh6! Kh8 26 fxg6 Bxg6 27 Qxh2

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