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Ivan Farago vs Vladislav Bliumberg
Budapest FS06 GM (1994), Budapest HUN, rd 4
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal Variation (D21)  ·  0-1



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Oct-29-07  Chris Stratford: Glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't look first to see whose move it was!?! I was admonishing myself for not seeing anything better than Nxe6 - which seemingly leads to a positional plus but nothing tactical - when I remembered to look at whose turn it was. Then the loose Knight and open diagonal to the King screams out the solution.
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  whiteshark: Monday Monday Monday

The only way to sacrify your ♕ immediately is 5... Qxd4. Unlikely. :D

Oct-29-07  awfulhangover: He he, very easy, but took a half minute to understand what was going on and notice that it is black to move. 4.- Be6 look silly, and white responded like a looney. When two strong players do these things in the opening, one wonders what they were smoking.
Oct-29-07  prinsallan: Back from a week in tunisia. Good get back in the saddle with a very easy monday. Got it in less than 5 secs :P
Oct-29-07  Operation Mindcrime: Easy one, sort of felt like I was playing Chess Mentor again. But that doesn't prevent me from falling from variations on this - once in a while, that is. :-)
Oct-29-07  Creg: I'm so used to the mate type puzzles that it actually took me a minute to realize the knight was hanging...:)
Oct-29-07  unorthodox: I thought first that white had to move. Easy one.
Oct-29-07  Marmot PFL: Incredible mistake for a GM. Mistakes like this are easily avoided by always looking at all checks and captures before moving.
Oct-29-07  chessmoron: <ALL SOLVERS> Please go to my chessmoron chessforum for a more challenging and difficult puzzle. ♔
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  kevin86: A normally dangerous movs has become suicidal due to the pawn at e3 blocking the bishop's defense of g5.

cg tossed us a knuckleball-we are expecting a sacrifice-instead we have the snapping-shut of a twopenny trap.

Oct-29-07  TheaN: 1/1

5....Qa5+ with Qxg5. What a shame for White.

Oct-29-07  Kleve: Yeah... That's happened to me.


OK - Kleve

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  patzer2: GM Ivan Farago plays 5. Ng5?? and loses immediatly to today's easy puzzle solution -- the winning double attack 5...Qa5+ .
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  patzer2: An interesting alternative to the normal 5. a4 or 5. Nc3 in this line is 5. Nbd2 as in S Ionov vs E Gleizerov, 2004.
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  alexmagnus: <You are completely right. Blindfold , Amber , I think. >

It was Amber, but not Blindfold. Amber Rapid 2007:
Aronian vs Radjabov, 2007

Oct-29-07  SickedChess: how a GM can play 5. Ng5??
- A prearranged game
- He was distracted watching another game
- He arrived quite late and played fast!
- He mispelling lastname rival and annotates Blunder instead of Bliumberg :) - He was working on miniatures book and need an own example :)
Oct-29-07  MaxxLange: What a terrible game. 4...Be6 can't be good.
Oct-29-07  Fezzik: What's this, a Monday puzzle without a Queen sac? :o

I guess it's ok, I still get to move the queen!

Oct-29-07  pawnofdoom: This was amazingly easy and took me forever to see. I was looking for the typical monday sac, but it was only move 5, and the only real possible sac was Bh3 which obviously does not give compensation. Then I noticed the simple Qa5+
Oct-29-07  Whack8888: For me I was looking at Nxe6 for a while, and then I decided that was the answer. Then I looked at the game, and to my chagrin, ahh it was Black to move!
Oct-29-07  Chess Carnival: Solution: It is black to play and it doesn't have enough developed pieces to start an attack, so there must be an unprotected piece somewhere.. hmmmm there's a nice little horse enjoying his cellulose right there.. Qa5+!!
Oct-29-07  zb2cr: Well, well. Looks like the fine fellows at <> have taken the complaints of some that Monday puzzles are too predictable (Queen sac and mate in 2) to heart. Instead--a simple little opening trap.

I have to confess. I, too, have become so habituated to Monday puzzles being short forced mates that I looked for one for a bit before the solution dawned on me. Around 30 seconds.

Oct-30-07  TheIrateTurk: I must admit I suffered with this puzzle because it is quite different from the usual Monday assortment.

One thing I am confused about is that Fritz evaluates the position in White's favour.

Any thoughts?

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  FSR: Not too many games where a GM loses this fast - as White, even.
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  FSR: White actually scored 50% in three games with 5.Ng5?? Opening Explorer
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