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Gulnar Mammadova vs Olga Girya
EYCC G10 (2001), Halkidiki GRE, rd 7, Sep-07
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined (B22)  ·  0-1

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Nov-26-07  aliboy: At last got one right,bring on sunday!
Nov-26-07  Marvol: OK this was easily the easiestest of all easiestiesty puzzles. Hardly even a Monday really.

Tomorrow I'm gonna stare for 15 min at another 'easy' before giving up and finding the solution to be a 3-move backrank mate :S. So let me rejoice for the time being.

Nov-26-07  BipolarFanatic: The only thing you can fall for here is ... thinking it's white to play!
Nov-26-07  Hoozits: I have to admit, my first thought was, "Can that queen be trapped?" When I realized that she had too many escape squares I started looking elsewhere and found the mate. Perspective and instinct can mean a lot in chess, perhaps with other things.
Nov-26-07  el i dzech GM: Murphyman. Dzechiel probably solved it before he saw it today!
Nov-26-07  goodevans: The interesting thing for me for the puzzles at the start of the week is to see where the loser went wrong. Today I reckon white was alright(-ish) up until the disasterous 33.Qc7. Mind you, other queen moves would still have left black with a healthy advantage.
Nov-26-07  patzer2: At a time when Kasparov has been jailed as the result of the brute police force of the authoritarian Putin regime in opposition to his attempts to bring about true democracy in Russia, I thought it might be interesting to reflect on this opening with the possibility 5. Nf3 from the game Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996 -- when Gary was the victim of another type of brute force over the chess board.

See http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM... for recent news details.

Nov-26-07  vibes43: randallbsmith: Well, to be too easy for a Monday,......... Should be ramballbsmith lol.

I thought I must be missing something so re-checked three times but, like others said, A good game to study if you want to follow it through.

Nov-26-07  Schach and Awe: 'Too easy' may be a better description. Missed yesterday's puzzle, could anyone provide a link or the names of the two players please ?
Nov-26-07  TrueBlue: Mondays are too easy, but Sundays are too difficult :)
Nov-26-07  Jim Bartle: Schach and Awe: Yesterday's was Hort vs Hartston, 1975, but don't go there unless you have a strong stomach or REALLY love chess analysis. The comments and proposed lines go on and on and on...
Nov-26-07  beenthere240: I wasted time thinking the challenge was to trap the queen. It's a reminder of the axiom to "never overlook a check -- it might be mate."
Nov-26-07  beenthere240: The funny thing is that white probably thought he had protected against a backrow mate with 31...h3. The puzzle is a little tougher if it starts after 33. Qc7, as Patzer2 probably points out in his game collection.
Nov-26-07  Schach and Awe: Thanks Jim. I'll remember no to eat just before sitting down to go over the game. I rather enjoy Dzechiel's, Maj's and others methods of analyzing. It can only enhance ones own abilities, IMHO. I won't begin to tell you how long I've spent going over a single puzzle game trying to find the weak/blunder moves that lead to the lost game, and getting lost in my own 'what if' lines of continuation.
Nov-26-07  znprdx: <CG> PLEASE ...Once again this is NOT a problem nor a puzzle it is a DEFINITION of a basic or standard checkmate sequence. As I have tried to explain for it to be a problem or puzzle there MUST be some other tempting material gain or attacking alternative to which there is a defense or possibility of erring in the move order or a highly unique manouver requiring a combination of different principles. It can still be elementary but there must be reasonable room for overlooking it. PS who are these players? :)
Nov-26-07  King mega: Cheap back rank trick
Nov-26-07  DukeAlba: Wow... I don't feel too smart right now. For about 20 minutes I thought it was White's move.

Turn's out it was black's (looks much easier now!)

Nov-26-07  DukeAlba: Yes, Bipolar Fanatic. That was exactly what was driving me nuts!

I was thinking, "Wow I can't solve Monday!" Then it turns out its black's move...

Nov-26-07  Chicago Chess Man: If one doesn't solve this in less than 10 seconds, it's time to pick of a copy of "Bobby Fischer teaches chess."
Nov-26-07  Thecheckmater: That was easy one!
Nov-26-07  vibes43: Gulnar MAMMADOVA in 2007 played in World Youth Chess Championship 2007 - Antalya in under (16G) age bracket. Must have been under 10 bracket for this game.
Nov-26-07  ahmadov: A child's puzzle :)
Nov-26-07
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  gawain: No point in complaining that it was too easy. If you solved it in three seconds, that is only three seconds wasted. And maybe it is even worthwhile to spend three seconds obtaining the weekly reminder about the danger of the backrank mate. Especially when , as in this case, the point is that just advancing a knight or rook pawn does not necessarily remove the danger.
Nov-26-07  gerpm: Always enjoy Mondays
Nov-26-07  Duque Roquero: Not a good puzzle unless you add a new category: “Extremely easy”.
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