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David Howell vs Jan Turner
Kidlington Congress-25 (2001), rd 2
Elephant Gambit: Maroczy Gambit (C40)  ·  0-1



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Apr-08-21  Brenin: Howell must have been 10, possibly 11, when he played this game.
Jun-30-21  Brenin: This looks familiar: 27 ... Qxh2+ 29 Kxh2 Bxf4+ worked a few months ago, so I assume it still works now.
Jun-30-21  Refused: Ah, classic motif.

Sac on h2 give mate with the second rook.

27...Qxh2+ 28.Kxh2 Bxf4+ 29.any move Rh6+

Jun-30-21  mel gibson: I'm annoyed -
it's mate in 5 and I didn't see it.
I didn't consider a Queen sac.
Jun-30-21  QueenMe: Say this one immediately.
Unusually easy for a Wednesday puzzle.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Well, that constitutes one means of getting rid of your superfluous pieces.
Jun-30-21  goldfarbdj: Gotta say this seemed more like a Monday to me than a Wednesday.
Jun-30-21  Olsonist: I love Mondays.
Jun-30-21  Walter Glattke: 27.-Bxf4? 28.Bxb7+ Kxb7 29.Qf3+ / 27.- Rxe5? 28.Nxa7+ Kxc7 29.Qd6# Therefore 27.-Qxh2+ 28.Kxh2 Bxf4+ 29.Rxf4 Rh6+ mate-in-two
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  agb2002: Black has a rook for a knight and two pawns.

White threatens Bf5.

The rook on g8 traps the white king on the h-file. This suggests 27... Qxh2+ 28.Kxh2 Bxf4+ 29.Rxf4 (else 29... Rh6+ and mate next) 29... Rh6+ and mate in two.

Jun-30-21  nalinw: I found 28. Bxb7+ ... which seems to lead to a win ....

Then I saw it was Black to move ....

Jun-30-21  Nongkie16: I thought 23.knignt on b5 was a mistake.better was 23.cxb7,followed by 24.Qc6.thus any defence for black??
Jun-30-21  saturn2: saw that mate by the rooks
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  ajk68: Nice puzzle. Black has the 1/2 tempo he needs. Two forcing sacrifices and he can form a mating net. Beautiful!
Jun-30-21  saturn2: Seeing 10.g3 and 12.f4 I thought white is a patzer
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  maytintan: 24. Nxa7+ doesn't help:
24.....Kb8, 25.c7+ Ka8 (Kxa7, 26. Qa3 ++)
26.d7 Bxf3 27. c8=Q+ Kxa7 28. Qxg8 Bxf4
Jun-30-21  Brenin: <saturn2>: As a 10-year-old (his age at the time of this game), Howell had a rating of 2193.
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  chrisowen: Kevlar i avarice kindly it?s Qxh2 gobble blink aeschlyus oh banal under armour again i blink kevlar manor roads dutch instigate blink bagatelle gates quite keyup wotsup blink flippers jezebel it?s original wrack jacket thugs again it?s we be muddles again o addups doge gestate again i beauty i final it's ow again blush change Qxh2 ear!
Jun-30-21  Nongkie16: In moved 23.cxb7 Kc8,24.Qc6 Qd8 (only defenced he cannot sac. His queen in ..h2 square coq. Bishop white still in g2 squire ) 25.Nb5! end the game.
Jun-30-21  TheaN: <27....Qxh2+ 28.Kxh2 Bxf4+ 29.Rxf4 Rh6+ 30.Qh5+ Rxh5+ 31.Rh4 Rxh4#> and that's that. Rather unique for a Wednesday, but I can understand this is too sophisticated for a Monday and somewhat hidden for a Tuesday.
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  NMABQjmgChess: Was able to see this one today. Appreciate everybody else's comments.
Jun-30-21  Clodhopper: Rarely have I seen an evaluation change so drastically on one move as on 23 Nb5 (+24 for white before, -3 after).
Jun-30-21  johnnydeep: Nice double piece sac to clear the H file, followed by a sweet double rook file mate. Needless to say, I failed to see it.
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  eternaloptimist: I solved it but it took me several minutes to do that. However once I saw the ♕ sac the following moves were really easy to find
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  chrisowen: Seemed to have mucked that up no?
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