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Alfonso Jerez Perez vs Alfonso Romero Holmes
Spanish Team Championship (2001), Cala Galdana ESP, rd 7, Oct-19
French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15)  ·  0-1



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Feb-20-21  TheBish: <Brenin: I love Mondays, especially recycled ones. Shouldn't this puzzle start with Black's 25th move?>

That would make sense. It's still a little close to the previous "broadcast," but not too many people would catch that.

Feb-20-21  mel gibson: This must be a recycled Monday puzzle.
Feb-20-21  ndg2: I don't mind it when the puzzles break the traditional cycle from very easy (Monday) to increasingly more difficult throughout the week. What I do mind though is when a very easy "Monday" puzzle is miscategorzed as a very difficult "Saturday" puzzle. What happened to There is sloppyness all over the place.
Feb-20-21  goodevans: With a lame GOTD and this recycling error today is not's finest moment.
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  saffuna: I think the person who selected this has been drinking too much Jerez.
Feb-20-21  Whitehat1963: Saturday?
Feb-20-21  awfulhangover: Easier than this weeks´s Monday, at least for my brain.
Feb-20-21  saturn2: Has the puzzle poster a religion with saturday as first day of the week?
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Phony Benoni is collecting the POTD's for this year.

Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2021

He already has this one from the 18th Jan this year (it was a Monday puzzle) I wonder what he will do in this case.


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  agb2002: Level 3.5: 23.?
M Sisniega vs Illescas Cordoba, 1988

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  chrisowen: Tardis vigil Ng3+ girdle anoint vigil jig affect ivory pac tardis doctor darty tock it coffer vigil fob barbeque quagmire vigil wiser vision jenkins match puzzley its decks vigil guv donts taurus vigil miffy with blush ivory vigil and duboff gack totup hub fiddle got hub had vigil gamble it chortle vigil Ng3+ dob;
Feb-20-21  RandomVisitor: By move 15 white was doing well. A collapse began at this point leading to the pawn break 17...e5 and black beginning to seize the initiative.

After 14...Nf5:

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<46/63 22:38 +0.96 15.Re1 b6 16.Qd2> Qf8 17.Bd3 Nd6 18.g3 Qf7 19.Ba3 Bb7 20.Qh6 Rg7 21.Nh4 Rd8 22.f3 Bc8 23.Re2 Rdg8 24.Rf1 Bd7 25.Ng2 Ne7

Feb-20-21  Ned Merrill: Mate in 2.
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  chrisowen: Cart b4 a horse no
Feb-20-21  20MovesAhead: 25... Nf5 - g3 check ?
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  chrisowen: Cloak and dagger no
Feb-20-21  goodevans: Thanks <agb2002> for the more appropriate Saturday puzzle. I don't know if you're aware but if you add "&m=23" to the game URL then it will take you directly to the puzzle position, like this: M Sisniega vs Illescas Cordoba, 1988

For puzzles with black to move you can add a further ".5" to the URL.

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  chrisowen: T on good boy no?
Feb-20-21  RandomVisitor: 4.Qd3 is perhaps a move to take the opponent out of the opening book, and black responds with 4...Nc6, perhaps to likewise take white out of prepared lines.

At this point, 5.e5 looks best:

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<54/73 3:40:20 +0.57 5.e5 Bd7 6.a3> Ba5 7.Nf3 f6 8.h4 Bb6 9.Bf4 fxe5 10.Bxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Nh6 12.0-0-0 0-0 13.g3 Nf5 14.Ne2 a6 15.Qd2 Bb5

53/63 3:40:20 +0.17 5.exd5 exd5 6.a3 Ba5 7.Bd2 Nge7 8.0-0-0 Bf5 9.Qe3 Qd7 10.Na4 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 Qd6 12.Nf3 h6 13.Be2 0-0 14.Rhe1 Ng6 15.g3 Rfe8

53/65 3:40:20 +0.08 5.Nf3 dxe4 6.Qxe4 Nf6 7.Qd3 0-0 8.a3 Bd6 9.Be3 a6 10.g3 b5 11.Bg2 Bb7 12.Bg5 Na5 13.0-0 Nc4 14.Rfb1 c5 15.a4 cxd4

Feb-20-21  johnnydeep: Even I got this one in under 2 minutes, and I miss at least a third of the Monday puzzles!
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  Phony Benoni: <Sally S8impson>: This is a recurring glitch, which sometimes happens several days in a row. I've already sent a note to the <> forum: chessforum (kibitz #35226)

Sometimes doing this results in a change, sometimes not. When it is not changed there is a problem, since a game can only appear once in a collection, so I'll just add the second date as part of the note to the first occurrence.

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  agb2002: <goodevans: Thanks <agb2002> for the more appropriate Saturday puzzle. I don't know if you're aware but if you add "&m=23" to the game URL then it will take you directly to the puzzle position, like this: M Sisniega vs Illescas Cordoba, 1988 For puzzles with black to move you can add a further ".5" to the URL.>

Thank you very much for the tip!
I'll take it into account from now on.

Feb-20-21  QueenMe: Yeah, somebody goofed. There's even dialogue on p.1 discussing it as a previous Monday puzzle. From move 28.5, the only promising/salient move (...Ng3) leads directly to mate. Black has little choice but to capture the night, but that opens the file and brings Black's rook into the game without even having to move it, permanently supporting the queen thereafter. Checkmate at F2 follows regardless of whether the knight is captured or not.
Feb-20-21  sophiephilo: too easy. Not fair.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Phony Benoni,

<"This is a recurring glitch, which sometimes happens several days in a row. I've already sent a note to the <> forum.">

I figured it was some kind of glitch - why not send them the same note for several days in a row.


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