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Hikaru Nakamura vs Ernesto Inarkiev
"Speared with his own Bayonet" (game of the day Jan-06-2008)
X Anibal Open (2003), Linares ESP, rd 9, Mar-08
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  0-1



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May-22-16  Bruce Graham: Now that he is doing so well at the 2016 European Championship it may be worth looking at an earlier effort.
Oct-28-17  ajile: The whole point of the Bayonet Attack (9.b4) is for White to force c5 to attack on the q-side and get counterplay to offset Black's k-side attack. But it looks like White bails and blinks first with 17.Nd2. Once I saw this move backwards I was thinking White is starting to lose strategically. The position after 11.bxa5 is kind of amusing since now Black can ignore this pawn since it is pinned and start k-side activity.

So Black's 9..a5 is a very interesting parry to White's 9.b4.

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  morfishine: <g4> is the true "bayonet" attack, originating much earlier than <9.b4>, which for all intents and purposes initiates a pawn-storm vs a true "bayonet" attack


Oct-31-17  ajile: I admit I'm not an expert on this opening but I've always heard the key defining "bayonet" move in modern times is b4.

Game Collection: How to play against the Bayonet Attack.

Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002

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  FSR: Presumably the problem should not be given as White to play. White lost.
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  WorstPlayerEver: Chess must be some confusing game.
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  agb2002: White has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair and a pawn.

Black threatens Qxd3, Re3, Bxg4.

White seems to be lost (42.Qxe2 Bxg4 with the triple threat Bxe2, Qxc3, Rxb8; 42.Qxg3 fxg3 and the advanced pawn looks decisive).

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Perhaps the puzzle was supposed to be 41...Black to Move?
Dec-12-19  scormus: I must admit, I was wondering what magic could be found for W to be able to win from that position!
Dec-12-19  Carrots and Pizza: I noticed there are lots of mistakes with the puzzle of the day.
Dec-12-19  Abdunnaser: White to play and lose
Dec-12-19  Walter Glattke: What agb2002 said, no additive comment senseful..
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  WorstPlayerEver: Touchnomura vs Snarkiev

Little wonder things get confusing ;)

Dec-12-19  mel gibson: Well that was a strange puzzle -
White to move and lose.

Stockfish 10 says:

42. Qxg3

(42. Qxg3 (♕d3xg3 f4xg3 ♖f1-g1 g3-g2 ♘a3-c2 ♘h4-g6 ♖b8-b1 ♖h8-h1 ♔c1-b2 ♖h1xg1 ♖b1xg1 ♘g6-f4 ♔b2-a3 ♘f4-h3 ♖g1xg2 ♖e2xg2 ♘c2-e3 ♖g2-g3 ♘d2-f1 ♖g3-f3 ♔a3xa4 ♘h3-f2 ♔a4-b3 ♘f2xe4 ♔b3-b2 ♘e4xc3 ♔b2xc3 ♗c8xg4 ♔c3-d3 ♗g4-d7 ♔d3-e2 g5-g4 ♘f1-d2 ♖f3-f4 ♘e3-g2 ♖f4-d4 ♘g2-e3) -9.08/33 181)

score for White -9.03 depth 33

Dec-12-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: <> Bad Thursday job! White to move and lose in style!
Dec-12-19  1stboard: <FSR> I was thinking the same thing , white to play , but the score does say 0-1 ....
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Think it should Black to play from here...

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..and win. (40...Nxg4)

This has been happening a lot recently with the POTD. Ambiguous positions, same puzzle shown a few days later...

Don't know who to blame. ( I demand a sorry head on a silver platter) most likely the careless slap-dash individual who selects these things means the other Nakamura - Inarkiev game found here:

E Inarkiev vs Nakamura, 2017

White to play.

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Any fool can see 25.Bg8+ mates with the Queen going to h7. Nakamura took the draw with 25.Bf5+ because he missed the mate and is therefore no doubt related to the careless slap-dash individual who selects these POTD's.

Maybe it is Nakamura himself who selects these POTD's and messes one up every now and then because he does like us. Why does Nakamura not like us?


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  patzer2: <Sally Simpson> <Think it should Black to play... 40...Nxg4!> I agree. That would have been a good choice for today's Wednesday puzzle. Much better than White to play (42. ?) and lose.
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  moronovich: <Sally>

25.Bg8+ is met with Ra5xRh5

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  thegoodanarchist: I chose 42.Qxe2. Does that mean I "solved" the puzzle? ;)
Dec-12-19  erichbf: I am going with the spite check 42. Bxe5 CHECK! (said loudly, so the whole room hears it)
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  patzer2: Correction: <Sally Simpson> <Think it should Black to play... 40...Nxg4!> I agree. That would have been a good choice for today's <Thursday> puzzle.
Dec-12-19  lost in space: Another senseless puzzle.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Mronivich,

I saw the Rxh5 move by Black but having recently come to the conclusion that none of them are really any good I figured Inarkiev would miss it. (I added the wee 'smiley' at the linked game instead of on my post.)

E Inarkiev vs Nakamura, 2017

Without the burden of having to look for good moves I can now safely predict what bad moves these guys would have played.


Dec-12-19  Thief: White to play? 42. Resign.
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