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Vadim Ruban vs Aleksandr Poluljahov
"Veni, Vadim, Vici" (game of the day Jan-19-2006)
Russian Championship (1994), Elista RUS, rd 1, Sep-??
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation (E94)  ·  1-0



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  kevin86: Sick tempered tyrannosaurus-what John Wilkes Booth really said when he shot President Lincoln on 4/14/
Jan-20-06  meloncio: <psmith> LOL, it's my favourite scene in Monthy Phyton's "The Life of Brian".
Jan-20-06  dakgootje: <psmith> LOL :-)

< Here's hoping this game is "e pluribus unum"> <Sic transit gloria mundi>Esto perpetua

<keypusher> Crap, you got me there ;-) Well okay to be honest: it did show up the right way when i pasted it in this comment box (first typed in word) and thus assumed it would show up the right way at the kibitz-box-thing too and so i didnt check the preview box

Jan-23-06  prinsallan: <DanielBryant> Dont make things more confusing then they already are m8 ^^
Sep-24-09  WhiteRook48: 29 Rg8!! will win
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 19 ... Bxd5.

Even quicker is 28. Rc1 anticipating 28 ... a6 29. Bxc6.

29. Rg8?? will lose after 29 ... Qe1+ 30. Kg1 Rxg8+.

Nov-08-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I went with 19 f4, but the engine thinks that the defense with 20 ... Qf6 suffices to hold.

So I whiffed utterly.

Nov-08-19  Walter Glattke: 29.Bxb7+ Kxb7 30.Rg7+ Qe7 31.Rxe7+ Rd7 32.Rxd7+ Kc8 33.Qc7#
Nov-08-19  Bobby Spassky:

29. B-d7+ Rxb
30. R-c1+ K-d8
31. Qf8#

Nov-08-19  mel gibson: I saw that -
Stockfish 10 says:

19. Rg1

(19. Rg1
(♖f1-g1 ♗e6xd5 ♖g1xg6+ f7xg6 ♕h6xg6+ ♔g8-f8 c4xd5 ♕d8-h4 ♕g6-h7 ♕h4-f2 ♖a1-g1 ♕f2xg1+ ♔h1xg1 ♘b8-d7 ♕h7xd7 ♖e8-e7 ♕d7-f5+ ♔f8-g8 ♔g1-f2 ♖a8-f8 ♕f5xh5 ♖f8-f7 ♔f2-e3 ♖f7-f8 f3-f4 ♖e7-h7 ♕h5-g6+ ♔g8-h8 ♗e2-g4 a7-a5 ♕g6-g5 a5-a4 h2-h4 a4-a3 b2xa3 c7-c6 ♗g4-f5 c6xd5 ♗f5xh7 ♔h8xh7 ♕g5xd5 ♔h7-g7 ♕d5xb7+ ♖f8-f7 ♕b7-d5 ♖f7-f6 f4-f5 ♔g7-f8 ♕d5-b7 ♔f8-e8 ♕b7-c8+ ♔e8-f7 ♕c8-d7+ ♔f7-f8 ♕d7-c7) +11.51/45 484)

score for White +11.51 depth 45

Nov-08-19  charlesdecharemboul: Ugly pun.
Nov-08-19  Jambow: Hetay ieday siay astcay... as recorded by Orkpay Igpay... on twitter no less!!!
Nov-08-19  stacase: 20.Rxg6+ I really didn't consider that for much more than a second or two.
Nov-08-19  trnbg: I went with 19. Nf4, threatening 20. Nxh5. After 19...Qh4 (what else?) 20. Rg1, Black is helpless.
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  patzer2: For today's Friday puzzle (19. ?), I found the correct first move 19. Rg1! +-.

However, after 19...Bxd5 I went for the passive 20. cxd5? which allows Black to fully equalize after 20...Qf6 = (0.00 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 10).

Necessary instead is the aggressive game continuation 20. Rxg6+! fxg6 21. Qxg6+ Kf8 22. cxd5 +- (+9.16 @ 35 ply, Stockfish 10).

After 22...Qh4, I erred again with 23. Rg1? which allows Black to equalize with 23...Ke7! = (0.00 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 10).

Necessary instead is 23. Qh7! +- (+9.39 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10) or the game continuation 23. Bb5! +- (+5.11 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10).

P.S.: Black's game goes bad with 15...Bf6? allowing 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Nd5 Qd8 18. Qh6 +- (+1.73 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 15...Bxc3! 16. bxc3 (not 16. Bxd8? 17. Bxd2 +-) 16...Qd7 = (0.00 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10) gives Black equality.

Black's game goes from bad to worse with 18...Be6? allowing today's Friday puzzle solution 19. Rg1! +- (+8.35 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10).

Instead, 18...c6! forces White to find a more difficult win with 18...c6! 19. Rg1! (all other moves give Black drawing chances) 19...Rg6 20. Nc3 Qf8 21. Qxh5 Nd7 22. f4! +- (+2.47 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 10).

Nov-08-19  eblunt: How does white win against 28 ... Qe7 ?

Going a bit mad, can't see it

Nov-08-19  saturn2: <eblunt28...Qe7> 29. Qxe7 Rxe7 30. Rg8+ Kc7 31. R- xa8 Kxc6 32. Rxa7
Nov-08-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: I follow the solution of the game, however I changed the 27th move, with: 27. ♖g7 ♕e1+ 28. ♔g2 ♕d2+ 29. ♔h3 ♕a5 30. dxc6 bxc6 31. ♗xc6 ♘xc6 32. ♕d7+ ♔b8 33. ♕b7#. But, in the line that I showed you, Black still have salvation, with 31...♕b6! Now, if a) 32. ♗b7+ ♕xb7 33. ♖xb7 ♔xb7 34. ♕d5+ ♘c6 35. ♕d7+ ♔b6 and White has not much to do. b) For 32. ♗d7+ not ♘xd7?? 33. ♕xd7+ ♔b8 34. ♕xe8+ ♕d8 35. ♕xd8# but 32... ♔d8! White has only a perpetual check: 33.♗c6+... 34.♗d7+. Therefore, 27.dxc6 is best, which I would answer 27...bxc6. If then, White goes with 28.Rg7, Black will do the same of above, and after 28...♕e1+ 29. ♔g2 ♕a5 30. ♗xc6 ♕b6! with same consequences. And for 28.♗xc6 ♕e7 29. ♕xe7 ♖xe7 30. ♖g8+ ♔c7 31. ♖xa8 ♔xc6 32. ♖xa7 or 31...bxc6 32. ♖xa7+ ♔d6 33. ♖xe7 ♔xe7, the White wins. Either way, after 27...bxc6 White must proceed with 28.♗xc6. If Black answer 28...♕e7 29.♕xe7 ♖xe7 30.♗xa8 end. The game moves were best!


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Nov-08-19  eblunt: <saturn2: <eblunt28...Qe7> 29. Qxe7 Rxe7 30. Rg8+ Kc7 31. R- xa8 Kxc6 32. Rxa7>

Thanks, so white ends up with ♖+5♙ vs ♖+2♙. I was looking for a clean win, so missed this.

Nov-08-19  TheaN: The setup is not too terrible, it's the finesse in execution that matters here. After <19.Rg1! Bxd5 20.Rxg6+! hxg6 21.Qxg6+ Kf8 22.cxd5 Qh4 (Qe7 is worse, rest doesn't work at all) 23.Qh7!!> is very tough to calculate.
Nov-08-19  Everett: Another object lesson on q-side development.
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  drollere: i also went with Nf4. then Qf6 still allows N:h5
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  ajk68: I looked at Rg1, but I didn't play it out far enough! The destruction sacrifice is irrefutable.
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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

Black is about to play Bxd5.

The weakened black castle suggests 19.Rg1 (19.Nf4 Qf6 20.Rg1 Qg7 and Black seems to hold):

A) 19... Bxd5 20.Rxg6+ fxg6 21.Qxg6+ Kf8 (21... Kh8 22.Rg1, with the triple mate threat -Qg7#, Qh6# and Qxh5#-, wins) 22.cxd5

A.1) 22... Ke7 23.Qg7#.

A.2) 22... Qe7 23.Rg1 Qf7 24.Qh6+ Ke7 25.Rg7 seems to win also the pawn on h5.

A.3) 22... Qh4 23.Qh7 (23.Rg1 Ke7 unclear) and Black seems to be forced to trade the queen for the remaining white rook (23... Re7 24.Qh8+ Kf7 25.Rh1 looks winning; 23... Qe7 24.Qh8+ Kf7 25.Qxh5+ followed by Rg1).

A.4) 22... Re5 23.Rg1 Qh4 24.Qg8+ Ke7 25.Rg7+ Kf6 26.Qf7#.

B) 19... Nd7 20.Rxg6+ fxg6 21.Qxg6+ Kf8 22.Rg1 wins decisive material to avoid mate (22... Bg4 23.fxg4 followed by Rf1).

Nov-08-19  Carrots and Pizza: I considered the correct first move and ensuing sac, but I couldn't see it all the way home. In the end, I wimped out with Nf4 instead of Rg1.

No credit for me.

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