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Miguel Cuellar Gacharna vs Samuel Reshevsky
"Hello? Is it Miguel R-K4?" (game of the day Nov-20-2021)
Sousse Interzonal (1967), Sousse TUN, rd 2, Oct-17
Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57)  ·  1-0

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Jul-13-05  Pawsome: <colombiano> I googled Cuellar-Ganchara and learned he passed away in 1985.
Jul-13-05  euripides: I had never heard of Cuellar before today. What a wonderful game to be remembered by !
Jul-13-05  snowie1: I like...40 Rf5 and no matter....Qxg5+ followed by mate; either QxN,if Kh8, or Qg7 mate immediately.
Jul-13-05  Drudge: Sorry i am new at chess can someone who is better then me please examine the way i looked at this puzzle and maybe give me advice oh how i am seeing this incorrectly? I would really appricate it.

On playchess server i average 1350 elo... (blitz games 10 minutes 95 percent of the time) . When i first started playing chess like 7 months ago i was at like 1100 elo in blitz (10 min). On slow I average around 1550 elo but i have not played slow in a while...hard to find people who will play slow (slow btw 90 percent of the time was 16-20 minute games).

Here is what i saw but it required 42... Kxh7 then i looked at the other moves Black could play.

if 42. Bh7+ Kxh7, would result in a mate also via..... 43. Rxh4+ hx4
44. Qd3+ Kh6
45. Qg7#

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42... Kf8 43. Rf5 ... which to excellent white possition 42... Kh8 43. Qd3 .... which leads to excellent white possition

I did not see the whole continuations though. I got confused on what Black would do next after like 3 or four moves in my examples above.

I ran my choices through fritz though and all my choices fritz said I would win. Of course I cannot see so far ahead like fritz but the possition just looked good in my head for white.

Why could i not see the very simple elegant solution though????

Drudge

Thanks for any advice.

Jul-13-05  euripides: <drudge> You're on the right lines, but there is a flaw.

After 42 Bh7+ Kxh7 43 Rxh4+ gxh4 44 Qd3+ Kh6 45 Qd3-g7 is not legal; Black can also meet 44 Qd3+ with 44...R8e4.

42 Bh7+ Kxh7 43 Rxh4+ gxh4 44 Qg5 has been suggested by earlier posters when if 44...Rg8 45 Qh5 is mate. However, 44 ... Rxg2+ keeps Black in the game after 45 Qxg2 (not 45 Kxg2 ? Rg8 wining the queen)Rg8.

Some posters have also analysed 42 Rxh4+ above.

Jul-13-05  jahhaj: <Drudge> <I got confused on what Black would do next after like 3 or four moves in my examples above> I think anyone gets confused in tactical analysis at some point. The only method I know of improvement is practise. That means sitting down with a puzzle book or a annotated book of games and trying to visualise what might happen next.

<Why could i not see the very simple elegant solution though?> In this case I would say a lack of appreciation for the important things in the position. The line you chose is attractive because it is forcing. Somewhere in your mind you thought that you had to pick forcing moves because your queen is en prise. Most of the time this would be right, but in this particular position it is wrong.

Two things led me to the right move, firstly I realised than any ♖f4 move would threaten ♕xg5+ and secondly if a rook could get to the back rank Black would be mated. Combining those two suggested ♖e4!.

Jul-13-05  Colombiano: <colombiano>Pawsome Thanks very much. He was a very good person. I lost track of him and chess when I became a general surgeon. Thanks
Jul-13-05
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  al wazir: <patzer2: White's quickest path to mate is 43. Re4!, with essentially the same scheme as 42. Re4!> Yes, of course, but if I had seen Re4 in the first place I wouldn't have analyzed Re1.
Jul-13-05
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  patzer2: <al wazir> Indeed, I was impressed that you found 42. Re1 to be a win, as I over looked that possibility. A win is a win, and there's no need to look for others when you've got a sure one in hand. Congratulations again on finding a winning alternative to this puzzle.
Jul-13-05  soberknight: Those of you who suggested 42.Bh7+ have missed ...Kh8.
Jul-14-05
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  Richard Taylor: I first looked at Re1 but then I saw Re4 which clearly wins -very instructive combination - a complex game - Reshevksy didnt seem to play very decisively but it was hard for either side to break through each other...
May-02-09
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  patzer2: In addition to clearing the key f4 square with a decisive double attack, the move 42. Re4! is also an interference move in that it decisively breaks communication (breaks the guard or interferes with the line of defense) between the two Rooks.

As such it (42. ?, White to move) is listed as number 366 in Informant's 1980 (Batsford) Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames/Combinations.

Nov-18-09  GMMandetowitch: Needless to say,42-Re4 is much much stronger then Re1 or Rxh4,after which black can simply capture the queen.(In the case of the unbelievable Rxh4 with all that Idea of Rh7 Rg7 Bh7,I'll stop here,its just to slow,I wouldn't even calculate it in a real game,specially if I could notice a much better and imediate move like Re4).
Mar-14-11  Eduardo Bermudez: 42.Re4 !!!!!!
Nov-18-12  Eduardo Bermudez: See this beautiful combination: number 366 in Informant's 1980 (Batsford) Encyclopedia of Chess Middlegames/Combinations.
Oct-25-17  Eduardo Bermudez: 42. "Re4! combines the clearance, obstruction (i.e. interference or Blockade), double attack, mating attack and defensive move tactical themes."
Nov-20-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Please help--what is the meaning of the title? The English Descriptive is pronounced "Arr-Kay-Four," but can't figure out the pun.
Nov-20-21
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  Check It Out: "Hello, is it me you're looking for?"

Lionel Richie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG5...

Nov-20-21
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  FSR: The pun was a little obscure, but Re4!! is indeed a stunner.
Nov-20-21
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  Honza Cervenka: 42.Re4 is lovely shot.
Nov-20-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Yes, the pun does seem a little strained, but at least we have a good game.
Nov-20-21  AlicesKnight: A trifle less successful pun when in algebraic notation. Perhaps "Re4 f-rank-line".....
Nov-20-21
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  Honza Cervenka: Well, IMHO the pun is fine. It refers to the stunning final move and the first name of the winner, and even I got immediately the association with Lionel Richie's song Hello.
Nov-21-21  LivBlockade: I thought the pun was brilliant, as was the move Rook King Four.
Nov-21-21  areknames: <I thought the pun was brilliant, as was the move Rook King Four.> I wholeheartedly agree.
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