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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
Premium Chessgames Member 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!
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  jaime gallegos: i agree with ! 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.
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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?
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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!
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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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