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Ilia Smirin vs Yannick Pelletier
Biel SUI (2002), rd 6, Jul-28
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  1-0

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Sep-15-18
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  al wazir: Too easy for Saturday -- more like a Monday or Tuesday.

It's hard to believe a GM blundered like this in a game at with normal time controls.

Sep-15-18  landshark: Maybe they'll post another one for a real Saturday puzzle soon....
Sep-15-18  Doniez: Canít be Saturday! Too easy. Something is gonna come and replace this puzzle.
Sep-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: I'm confused, to what day it is now.
Sep-15-18  patzer2: Seemed like an easy Monday puzzle with the Knight Fork tactic 28. Qxe6 +- winning a piece and solving today's Saturday puzzle.

Black's decisive error appears to be 23...f5, allowing 24. exf6 +- (+2.96 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 8).

Innstead, 23...Rfe8 24. Kg2 ⩲ (+0.36 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 9) holds it near level.

Sep-15-18  hdcc: It's very difficult to see how this problem could be rated very difficult.
Sep-15-18  farticchio: I Think chessgames.com has some problem...
Today's puzzle very difficult ???
New game are stopped at Sinquifeld Cup
🤔
Sep-15-18
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  mig55: This is a monday puzzle!
Sep-15-18  Walter Glattke: Monday puzzle, every simple club player would take Qxe6 Rxe6 Nf7+ EZ!
Sep-15-18  goodevans: <Muztang: ... This problem appeared to be POTD on sunday 9th Dec 2012, for about 10 mins :P>

So the puzzle is making its way back through the week one day at a time until we kibitzers tell it it's landed on the right day?

Sep-15-18  Mayankk: Such a nice Saturday gift :) I kept wondering where am I going wrong with the simple Queen sac. Turns out it was all good.
Sep-15-18  stacase: Why is this difficult? White can fork Black's King & Queen if only it weren't for Black's nasty Rook. So how can White make Mr. Nasty move - Oh Look! A free Knight.
Sep-15-18  et1: This is not very difficult, because I solved it !
Sep-15-18  farticchio: And the New Games?
Stopped at the 6th Sinquefeld CUP?
Sep-15-18
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  hoodrobin: Thank you, <farticchio> for your candid remarks.
Sep-15-18
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  PawnSac: < rover: I think the idea behind the pawn sac. was to follow up with Qf8 and/or Ng5, putting pressure on the pinned knight. >

26. ..c4 27. Qxc4 Qf8? 28. Nd7 forks and wins rook for knight. Qg8 is a better square.

Sep-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Catfriend: ..and when was Yoda awarded his "master" title? >

at a very young age. Like Capablanca he was the darling of the midichlorians.

Sep-15-18  Patriot: This demonstrates a human vs. computer move:


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Stockfish recommends in about 6 seconds, to play 32.Nd2 (+8.80). It took me about 0.5 seconds to decide 32.Rxc5. When the computer was forced to play this, it gave an evaluation of +13.55. Humans don't have an advantage these days over computers but once in a while conditions are right.

Sep-15-18  jrredfield: I hope all Saturday puzzles will be this easy in the future, making me feel like a competent chess player! Took me about two seconds to solve.
Sep-15-18
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  agb2002: White has a knight and a pawn for a bishop.

White seems to win a piece with 28.Qxe6 Rxe6 29.Nf7+ Kg8 30.Nxd8 because Black can't trap the knight on d8 (30... Rd8 31.Nb7; 30... Rf6 31.Kg2).

Sep-15-18  AlicesKnight: Q x e6 = 1-0
Sep-15-18  Whitehat1963: Yay! I got my first Saturday puzzle! (Shut up! Donít ruin the moment!)
Sep-15-18  messachess: Yep! A two mover, but you have to see it.
Sep-15-18  gars: I agree with Mig55: this is a Monday puzzle.
Sep-15-18  Jambow: Saturday is the new Tuesday?
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