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Ludwig Engels vs Alexandar Tsvetkov
Munich Olympiad (1936), Munich GER, rd 5, Aug-20
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0

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Sep-12-03  unclewalter: okay, i hate to whine, because i love these puzzles...but that was the same bloody thing as yesterday! but then i also whine when they're too hard...ah, just ignore me.
Sep-12-03  mrvertigo: Not a single good move by black, the themes of attack are pretty clear in the French, freelancing is a bad idea.
Sep-12-03  Cerebrate2006: yeah i was going to mention that this was the same thing, but you beat me too it
Sep-12-03
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  chessgames.com: Sorry folks, we repeat themes sometimes and we don't intend to stop. Some readers were stumped by yesterday's puzzle, but they got today's puzzle in a few seconds. Repetition is the key to recognition!
Sep-12-03
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  jaime gallegos: i agree with chessgames.com ! thanks !
Sep-12-03  mrvocab: I for one didn't get yesterday's but saw the solution to today's right away.
Sep-12-03  chessamateur: More instructive to see the whole thing.
From move 15. Yet we can do this manually.
Sep-12-03
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  jaime gallegos: ok chessamateur, the point is the blockade on f6, there is no options after 18... Qe4
Sep-12-03  electrobyte: Isn't 17. Qh5 leads to a quicker win?
Sep-12-03
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  Doctor Who: 17.Qh5 f5 and White still has a lot of work to do. That's why this tactic is called "annihilation of defense." That little f-pawn is the only thing that is saving Black's bacon!
Sep-15-03  electrobyte: Thanks Dr. Who. I missed that one out. 17... f5 will definately block the Bishop's way to h7.
Apr-28-08  JimmyVermeer: This is game #4490 in Laszlo Polgar's book. He spells Black's name as Zwetkoff. Anyone know which spelling is correct?

Apparently Black resigned on the 17th move. The ending is 17 Bxf6+ Bxf6 18 Qe4 Bxd4 19 Qxh7#

Aug-16-15  clement41: Absolutely flabbergasting tactics starting out at white's 15th move! Awesome theme. Reminds me a little of Fischer-Benko (Rf6!!). Love this player Engels!
Aug-16-15
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  Dionysius1: "Its him to move and there's nothing he can do about it" is part of what I love about chess. It makes me smile as instinctively as the invocation of the seventh chakhra.
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