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Vlastimil Babula Sr vs Fernando Braga
Bled Olympiad (2002), Bled SLO, rd 14, Nov-10
Old Indian Defense: Normal Variation (A55)  ·  1-0



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Nov-12-02  bishop: The king is dragged out into the open in this nifty little game.
Nov-29-20  Steve.Patzer: What does the chess engine calculate after 12. f4?
Nov-29-20  newzild: The bishop sac jumps out as the main candidate move, but 12. f4! is not so easy to pick.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Solved Sunday. Flubbed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. What a week.
Nov-29-20  Honey Blend: As black I'd rather go for 11. ... ♔e8 12. ♕b3 ♖f8 13. ♘e6 ♕b6 14. ♘xg7+ ♔d8 15. ♘e6+ ♔e8 16. ♘xf8 ♔xf8 17. ♗h6+ ♔e8. Looks like an uphill ♖♙♙ vs ♗♘ middle game, but still quite playable if you can stop white from forming strong passed pawns in the kingside.

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  Messiah: Difficult, but not unsolvable. I really like this puzzle of the day; well done, dear CG staff + Mr. Babula!
Nov-29-20  agb2002: White has dxe5, Ng5, Qb3 and Bxf7+.

A quick scan yields some interesting, not forced, possibilities: 10.Bxf7+ Kxf7 11.Qb3+ Kg6 12.Nh4+ Kh5 13.Ne2 Nb6 14.Ng3+ Kxh4 15.Nf5+ Bxf5 16.Qg3+ Kh5 17.Qg5#.

Or 11... d5 12.exd5 cxd5 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.Qxd5+ and 15.Qxa8.

Or 11... Ke8 12.Ng5 Rf8 13.Ne6 Qb6 14.Nxg7+ Kd8 15.Ne6+ Ke8 16.Nxf8.

I don't know but I'd probably play 10.Bxf7+ and cross my fingers.

Nov-29-20  Walter Glattke: Plan B) 11.-Ke8 (11.-Kf8 12.Ne6+/12.-Kg8 13.Qb3+ Kf8 14.Qf7#) 12.Qb3 Rf8 13.Ne6 Qb6 14.Na4 Qb7 15.Nxg7+ Kd8 16.Ne6+ Ke8 17.Bh6 Rg8 18.f4 with white attack A) After 15.-Ne5 white could play 16.h4+ Kh6 17.Ne6+ Kh5 18.Rf5+ Kxh4 19.Qh3#, but 18.-Kg6 helps then.
Nov-29-20  stacase: What was it yesterday? <drollere> said, <...this was a position that highlighted, underlined and drew a circle around the...> f7 pawn.
Nov-29-20  Walter Glattke: correction: 12.-d5 or 11.-Kg8 12.Qb3+ d5 13.exd5 h6? 14.dxc6+ Kf8 15.Qf7#
Nov-29-20  Brenin: As White I wouldn't be able to resist playing 10 Bxf7+; I would have no idea whether it works after 10 ... Kxf7 11 Ng5+ Kg3, but it would be fun watching my opponent try to find the best protection for his exposed K. As Black I would definitely take <Honey Blend>'s stay-at-home line starting 11 ... Ke8, leaving White with R+2P for B+N and plenty of work still to do.
Nov-29-20  awfulhangover: This was very easy, since the point f7 just begs to be attacked. Not at good puzzle. Black must try 11.-Ke8 not the suicidale 11.-Kg6!
Nov-29-20  Ceri Evans: <Steve.Patzer: What does the chess engine calculate after 12. f4?>

42/59 5:46 +6.12

12.f4 h5 13.f5+ Kh6 14.Ne6+ Kh7 15.Nxd8 Rxd8 16.d5 Bb7 17.dxc6 Bxc6 18.Bg5 Rf8 19.Rc1 Rab8 20.a3 a5 21.bxa5 Ra8 22.h3 Rxa5 23.g4 d5 24.exd5 Bxd5 25.Bxf6

best move: f2-f4 time: 5:46.109 min n/s: 12.145.296 nodes: 4.203.511.543



Nov-29-20  RandomVisitor: After 9...Be7:

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Found 510 tablebases
NNUE evaluation using nn-c3ca321c51c9.nnue enabled

<65/101 6:31:21 +2.85 10.Bxf7+ Kxf7 11.Ng5+ Ke8> 12.Qb3 Rf8 13.Ne6 Qb6 14.Nxg7+ Kd8 15.Ne6+ Ke8 <16.dxe5 Nxe5 17.Nxf8> Kxf8 18.Bh6+ Ke8 19.Be3 c5 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.Qxd5 Bb7 22.Qg8+ Kd7 23.Qxh7 Qxb4 24.f4 Nf7 25.Rab1 Qxe4 26.Rxb7+

Nov-29-20  morfishine: Stock <f7> Bishop sac doesn't seem that insane
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  ajk68: 11. Kg6? seems like a help-mate.

Seeing a clear win after Ke8 or Kg8 is not so easy. Bxf7+ Ng5+ is an obvious beginner sequence ("Patzer sees check, patzer gives check").

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