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Hans Seyboth vs Luetze
St. Petersburg National t (1902), St. Petersburg RUE
King Pawn Game: Alapin Opening (C20)  ·  1-0



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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

Black threatens 8... cxd5.

The black queen protects the knight on e4, blocks checks and prevents Nc7+. Therefore, 8.d4:

A) 8... Qxd4 9.Nxe4 (threatens 10.Nc7+ and 10.Nd(f)6+ Kd8 11.Qe8#; 9.Nc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 Nxc3 looks much weaker)

A.1) 9... cxd5 10.Nd6+ Kd8 11.Qe8+ Kc7 12.Nb5+ followed by 13.Nxd4, winning.

A.2) 9... Qxd5 10.Nf6+ followed by 11.Nxd5, winning.

A.3) 9... Bb4+ 10.c3 wins a lot of material.

A.4) 9... Kd8 10.Ndc3 + - [N vs P].

B) 8... Qe6 9.Nc7+ and 10.Nxe6, etc.

Apr-07-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: White is down a pawn in the opening with wonderful compensation. When you're playing black, exposing your position to open file pin tactics on the e-file when you're a tempo behind is a dangerous game. Black seems to be covering the major check and capture threats, e.g. 8.Nc7+? Qxc7 9.N|Qxe4 Be7 is safe, while 8.Qxe4? Qxe4 9.Nxe4 cxd5 hands black a safe endgame. But the black queen is overburdened protecting c7 and e4, so white should play


and black has no good place to put the queen:

A) 8... Nxc3? 9.Qxe5+ Kd8 10.Qc7+ and mate next

B) 8...Qf5 9.Nxe4! cxd5 (Qxd5 10.Nf6+ does the trick) 10.Nd6+ wins the queen.

C) 8... Qe6 9.Nc7+ wins

D) 8... Qd6 9.Nxe4 Qe6 (Qxd5 10.Nf6+) 10.Nc7+ wins queen.

E) 8... Qxd4 10.Be3!! Qe5 (Nxc3 11.Bg5+!! Nxe2 12.Nc7#) 11.Bf4 Qd4 (Qe6 12.Nc7+) 12.Nc7+ Kd8 13.Qxe4 Qxe4+ 14.Nxe4 to be followed by 15.Nxa8 with a big material advantage.

Time for review...

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  agb2002: I should have calculated a bit deeper in my line A.1 due to 12... Bb4+, as already mentioned by Once, TheaN and others.
Apr-07-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: I like the position after 8.d4 Qxd4 9.Be3 Nxc3:

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White uncorks 10.Bg5+ Nxe2 11.Nc7#

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  Penguincw: Damn it! I thought 8.Nxe4 cxd5 9.Nd6?? was the solution (I missed 9...Bxd6, protecting the queen).
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  Once: <TheaN> Good point. I suppose I wanted to get my queen off the back rank so that I could be sure I was safe when I grabbed the Black queen. But you are quite right - we can play Nxd4 one move sooner than my line.

This variation does feel a bit more complicated than your normal Tuesday.

Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: <8.d4> is a pretty deflection! Now <8...Qf5 9.Nxe4>, winning a piece. This was a nice puzzle which is something I probably wouldn't say had I failed here. :P

Enjoy your Tuesday <people>!

Apr-07-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: I should have reviewed the whole thread and noticed that <wooden nickel> posted (almost) the same position.
Apr-07-15  BOSTER: < TheaN: 12...Kb6 (Kc6 13.Qxc8+ + -)>. This is not , because after 13.Qxc8+ Kb6 14.Qc7+ Ka6 15.Nxd4+ b5 16. Bxb5#.
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  kevin86: The THREAT of double check wins this one!
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  Karne: <morfishine: D-four, shuts the door>

Have I not taught you to tell twitter and not us?

Apr-07-15  BOSTER: So, if you can count what said <Once > after 8.d4, black should answer with bold Qxd5 9.Nxd5 cxd5 , and play the game like nothihg happened.
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  thegoodanarchist: Hardest Tuesday puzzle ever, IMO.
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  whiteshark: QP4, ends the war.
Apr-07-15  MagisterMusicae: Seibot vs Luetze? Who vs Who?
Apr-07-15  scormus: This is Tuesday, isn't it? Only move that seemed it should work is 8 d4, but I couldn't prove to myself that it does, not by just looking at the position anyway. Hats off to those who worked it through to the win. After 8 ... Qxd4, 9 Be3! looks cool
Apr-07-15  mistreaver: Tuesday.White to play. Easy. 8.?
8 d4 Qxd4
9 Nxe4 exd5 (Qxd5 10 Nf6 dis ch)
10 Nd6 ch Kd8
11 Qe8+ Kc7
12 Nxf7 and i think white has to win.
8 Nxe4 dxe4
9 Nd6 Bxd6
doesn't work i think.
Time to check.
Whoops what a blunder, in my line 12... Bb4+ wins the queen and the game for black. How terrible. But i haven't anticipated that long forced combination on Tuesday.
Apr-07-15  Bubo bubo: No points for me today: I considered 8.d4, but did not see the main line. But does this puzzle really deserve the rating <easy> ?
Apr-08-15  Pedro Fernandez: As you can see <Chris> (for me our #1 chess player) is a lover of CG puzzles. It is not the first time <Chris> spends a lot of time explaining some puzzle even though his cryptic language is practically indecipherable. It is easy to see that 8.d4 wins immediately.
Apr-08-15  patzer2: After 8. d4!, solving yesterday's Tuesday puzzle, if Black goes for 8...Qxd4 the "obvious" 9. Nxc7+? is weak as 9...Kd8 10. Nxa8?? (better is 10. Qxe4 =) Nxc3 11. Qd3 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qe7+ 13. Qe3 Nd5 14. Qxe7+ Bxe7 15. c4 Nf6 16. Bf4 Na6 17. O-O-O d6 18. Be3 c5 19. Bg2 Ng4 20. Bf4 Nf2 to (-1.74 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 14) is winning for Black.

After 8. d4! Qxd4, Black has two winning options.

One of the two options is 8. d4! Qxd4 9. Be3! as in A Vihmand vs H Haavamae, 2012.

The other is the Fritz first choice 8. d4! Qxd4 9. Nxe4! (+5.93 @ 20 depth).

P.S.: Black's decisive mistake was falling into the trap with 4...Nxe4?? (better is 4...Nc6 ) as he's busted after 5. Qe2! (+1.89 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 14).

Apr-09-15  Geronimo: A Tuesday puzzle for all time. Thanks all for the great analysis.
Apr-11-15  morfishine: <Karne> On this comment: <Have I not taught you to tell twitter and not us?> The only thing you have "taught" anybody is what an idiot you are. Go F yourself

Good day


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  perfidious: Maybe we should ask Cappie Pondexter about the virtues of tweeting....
Apr-12-15  morfishine: <perfidious> Thats hilarious. My wife is Japanese while I'm American and we've had numerous discussions on the subject of US - Japan relations. Valuable and revealing discussions I might add :)
Apr-12-15  morfishine: <Karne> No response? Again? Look dude, if you are going to troll, you'll have to do better than that: a lot better

Lesson #1: A troller must defend himself. A couple of vague references to twitter just won't cut it

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Lesson #3: The only people I put on 'ignore' here at <CG> are those miscreants that are unable to defend themself. I leave my forum open for you to submit your report no later than Friday 4-17 noon est. Frankly, based on your initial attempts at trolling, I don't expect you to do very well with this assignment. But don't worry, just do your best!

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