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Vaclav Brat vs Miroslav Filip
"Spoiled Brat" (game of the day May-02-2009)
Czechoslovak Championship (1953), Prague CSR, rd 5, Nov-20
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C73)  ·  0-1



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Jun-30-05  Brady: Granite, I believe you will find 56...Bg4+ to be a much faster win than Raa1.
Jun-30-05  chesswonders: What's the fun in 42. ♖g8+ ?
Jun-30-05  Woodpusher: It's a forced mate: 55.Rb1+ 56.Bc1 Ba4+ 57.Ke1 Rxc1#
Jun-30-05  JohnBoy: <chesswonders> - read through the postings. Your question is answered just before you ask it.
Jun-30-05  Knight13: 42. Rg8+ is forced since 42... Rxb3 is threatened.
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  kevin86: Maybe it was in the scheme of things,but why did white exchange his powerful knight at f8 for black's worthless bishop,at move 35?

A very wild game!!

Jun-30-05  DanielBryant: <kevin>

Black would have captured the knight with the other bishop anyway, and at least by capturing on f8 he avoided the doubled isolated g-pawns.

Jun-30-05  YouRang: <kevin86> I had the same reaction to that move. Instead of 35. Nxf8, I was suggest the following:

35 Nfe7+ Bxe7
36 Nxe7+ Kf8
37 Nc6 (forking both rooks!)

Isn't that better for white?

Jun-30-05  YouRang: <revision to my prior comment> Instead of leading with Nfe7+, it would be better use Nge7+. (In case black opts not to capture on e7, this avoids a later ... Bxg6 and doubling the pawns on the g-file, as Daniel pointed out.)
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  mahmoudkubba: I can think as seeing this strong game that sometimes one is like a sponage which is somethink that can be squeezed and take lots of water in it till a special point of course when it become useless to take more water.. what I mean is what someone can do when it is above his limits and yet he has to take the responsibility..
Jun-30-05  paul dorion: <yourang>
35 Ne7+ Bxe7
36 Nxe7 Kf7
37 Nc6 Bxc6
Jun-30-05  Jafar219: By the way Brat means brother in russian.
Jun-30-05  YouRang: <paul dorion> Doh!
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  Honza Cervenka: 36.g5!? is a powerful move. 36...hxg5 37.h6! gxh6 38.Rxh6 leads to a quick disaster for black, for example 38...Nd7 39.Rh8+ Kf7 40.Reh1 with unavoidable mate or 38...Bf7 39.Reh1 Bg8 40.Rg6 and 41.Rh8 . Filip's excellent counter 38...Nxc4!! was the only defence but not the winning shot. After 39.Bxg5 Ra2 40.Kd1 Rxb3 (40...Ba4 looks well, but it gives nothing after 41.Rf1. Then 41...Bxb3+? loses for 42.Rxb3!! Rxb3 43.Nh6+ Kh8 44.Rf8+ Kg7 45.Rf7+ Kh8 46.Bf6#. Without Queens white mates the first!) 41.Rxb3 Ba4 42.Rg1 Bxb3 43.Ke1 Ra1+ 44.Bc1+ Kh8 45.Ke2 Ne5 with probable draw.

40...Rb2! instead of 40...Nd2 would have won the game immediately.

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  Honza Cervenka: If 40...Rb2! 41.Rxg5+, then 41...Kh7! 42.Rg7+ (42.Kxc4 Rb4+ 43.Kc3 R4xb3+ 44.Kc4 Bb5#) 42...Kh8 43.Nd4 cxd4+ 44.Kxc4 (44.Kxd4 Ne5 ) 44...R2xb3! and the only defence against threatening mate (45...R8b4#) is 45.Bd2 which loses the Rook g7.
May-02-09  ounos: I think 36. g5 was too hasty. The Black targets weren't going to disappear or somehow consolidate.

I would propose 36. Ra1. Black counterplay reduces to zero without both rooks. And play g5 after the exchange. What would black do with an extra tempo? Bring the knight to d7? Still passive and vulnerable.

May-02-09  WhiteRook48: very nice pun here
May-02-09  cheeseplayer: Nice pun today too judging by what happened in the game.

Very nice game though, seeing both kings are underthreat to mate.

I read the postings but I still want to figure out a better move for 42.Rg8+!?

I still feel it's a "spoiled" sacrifice!

May-02-09  parmetd: the win is Rb1+ Bc1 Bg4+ Ke1 Rxc1#
May-02-09  goodevans: <Honza Cervenka: ... 40...Rb2! instead of 40...Nd2 would have won the game immediately.>

How does play continue after 40 ... Rb2 41 Nd4?

May-02-09  Mulyahnto: <goodevans: How does play continue after 40 ... Rb2 41 Nd4?> Simply. 41...cxd4 and white loses both the night and a rook.

with the best continuation for white:
42. Kxd4 Na3 43. Rxg5+ Kh7 44. Ke3 Nc2+ 45. Kf4 Nxe1

because if 42. Kxc4 then 42. ... c5 with checkmate to follow:

(43. Rxg5+ Kh7 44. Rg7+ Kxh6 45. Rg6+ Bxg6 46. hxg6 Rb4+) (43. dxc6 Bf7+ 44. Kxd4 Rb4+ 45. Ke3 R4xb3+)

May-02-09  patzer2: Instead of grabbing a pawn with 38. Bxh6!?, perhaps White could have secured a decisive advantage with 38. Bb2! to .

One possibility is 38. Bb2! Ra2 (38... Bd7 39. Nxh6+ Kh7 40. Nf5 Re8 41. Rf3 g4 42. Rf2 ) 39. Kb1 Rxb2+ (39...Rba8 40. e5! ) 40. Kxb2 Nxc4+ 41. Kc3 Na5 42. Rb1 Kh7 43. Rh2 Rb4 44. Ng3 Nc4 45. Ra2 Ne3 46. Re1 Ng4 47. Ra7 .

May-02-09  patzer2: If indeed 38. Bb2! is a win, then I would suggest that the "powerful move" <36. g5!> (as noted by Honza Cervenka) is in reality a forced win.

Maybe (36. ?, White to move) would make for a good Saturday or Sunday puzzle?

May-02-09  patzer2: <Honza Cervenka: If 40...Rb2! 41.Rxg5+, then 41...Kh7!> . Indeed, 41...Kh7! in this line is the only winning move. If 41...Kh8?, then 42. Bg7+! Kh7 43. Kxc4 Rb4+ 44. Kd3 R4xb3+ 45. Bc3 = holds for White.
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  kevin86: Tragedy that white had to give up the exchange to avoid mate.
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