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Russell John Dive vs Peter Wykeham Stuart
New Zealand Championship (1987), Wanganui NZL
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45)  ·  1-0



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Dec-12-17  saturn2: White has some checks but the crucial square is d7. So 29 Rd7 gets the queen for a rook.
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  Richard Taylor: Nice finish!

I have beaten both these players but Russell only in two correspondence games. Peter Stuart at various times from the 60s to struggles leading up to games more recently. Stuart has, of course, also beaten me. Stuart was for a long time the President of the NZ Chess Assoc and edited the NZ Chess magazine (it was very well done, mostly during the early 70s to the 80s, very thorough) and was a strong player especially in the endgame. Here he failed to reach an ending.

Dive became NZ Champion and an IM. He and sometimes Stuart are still playing active chess as far as I know.

Dec-12-17  Amarande: <Walter Glattke 29.Rd7+ Qxd7 30.Rh7+ Rf7 31.Rxf7+ Kxf7 32.Qxd7 only +->

Seems to be a forced mate actually, something on the lines of 32 ... Kg6 33 Qf5+ Kg7 34 Nh5+ Kh8 35 Nf6 Nxf6 36 Qxf6+ Kg8 37 Bb2 Rf8 38 Qg6+ Kh8 39 Bxe5+ Rf6 40 Bxf6#

(Mate in eleven starting with Rh7+, I wonder if this is the line Stockfish had in mind?)

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  Richard Taylor: It said "The King is a fighting piece" and I somehow read: "The King is a furtive piece." ..... O.k. I'm a little tired and old, but...
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  perfidious: <Richard>, sometimes the old bugger is furtive indeed. (laughs)
Dec-12-17  AlicesKnight: 29.Rd7+ looks effective; ....Qxd7; 30.Rh7+ winning the Q (or mating), with or without the Black R interposing.
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  malt: 29.Rd7+ Q:d7 30.Rh7+ Rf7 31.R:f7+ K:f7

29.Rh7+ Rf7 30.Nf5+ wins

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  whiteshark: Oh no, how could I miss this?
Dec-12-17  gofer: So the start is simple...

<29 Rd7+ Qxd7>
<30 Rh7+ ...>

30 ... Rf7
31 Rxf7 Kxf7
32 Qd7+ ...

32 ... Kg6/Kf6
33 Qc6+ +-

32 ... Kg8
33 Qd5 +-

32 ... Kf8
33 Nf5 Bxc4
34 Qe7+ Kg8
35 Nh6+ Kh8
36 Bb2 mating

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<30 ... Kf8>
<31 Qxd7 Kg8>
<32 Nh5 Rf8>
<33 Bb2 Bxc4>

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If white can avoid the following line then its a simple win...

34 Bxe5???

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Dec-12-17  mel gibson: Yes I saw that first move.

However the computer picked a different first move:

30. Rh7+ (♖h8-h7+ ♔e7-f8 ♕g4xd7 ♗a6xc4 ♖h7-h8+ ♗c4-g8 ♕d7-h7 ♖f6-f7 ♖h8xg8+ ♔f8-e7 ♘g3-f5+ ♔e7-e6 ♕h7-g6+ ♖f7-f6 ♖g8xe8+ ♖a8xe8 ♘f5-g7+ ♔e6-e7 ♕g6xe8+ ♔e7-d6 ♕e8-d8+ ♔d6-c6 ♕d8xf6+ ♔c6-b7 ♕f6-d8 ♔b7-a6) +M18/14 262

score for White mate in 18.

If I force the computer to follow the text I get

29... QxR

30. Rh7+ (♖h8-h7+ ♔e7-f8 ♕g4xd7 ♗a6xc4 ♖h7-h8+
♗c4-g8 ♕d7-h7 ♖f6-f1+ ♔g1xf1 ♘e8-f6 ♕h7-c7 ♖a8-e8 ♘g3-f5 ♖e8-e6 ♕c7-g7+ ♔f8-e8 ♖h8xg8+ ♘f6xg8 ♕g7xg8+ ♔e8-d7 ♕g8-f7+ ♔d7-c8 ♕f7xe6+ ♔c8-b7 ♕e6-d7+ ♔b7-a6 ♘f5-d6 c5-c4 ♕d7-c8+ ♔a6-a5 ♕c8xc4) +M22/13 78

score for White mate in 22.

Dec-12-17  mel gibson: I wouldn't call mate in 24 easy -
following the text.

The first move was easy that got things going.

Dec-12-17  goodevans: <TheBish: 20...fxe5?? is just a blunder, I don't understand that at all. Black is winning after 20...Nd4.>

<20...Nd4> isn't winning because of <21.e6 Nxe6 22.Nf5> and there's not much black can do about the threat of <Nh6+>.

Like 20...Nd4, <20...fxe5> is aimed at preventing <Nf5>. In fact it's more successful at doing that than is 20...Nd4 so to call it a blunder is a bit harsh.

Dec-12-17  minasina: What was yesterday <Dec-11-17> puzzle?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <minasina> Judit Polgar vs P Kerkhof, 1987.

(If you miss a puzzle, you can find it easily in <Phony Benoni>'s Game Collection: Puzzle of the Day 2017. There's also a Tactics Archive, but I think that's premium-only.)

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  Bubo bubo: White wins the queen for a rook by luring her into a skewer: 29.Rd7+ Qxd7 30.Rh7+, and 30...Rf7 does not help, because after 31.Rxf7+ the king is overloaded.
Dec-12-17  minasina: OoKoo, kiitti paljon <Switch>! <Phony Benoni>'s Puzzle Game Collections are something I've been looking for!
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  whiteshark: Got it instantly in a second attempt. ;)
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  Jimfromprovidence: 29 Qg5 is also strong.

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Possible next moves include 30 Qxe5+, Ne4 and Bb2.

Dec-12-17  ChessHigherCat: <goodevans: <TheBish: 20...fxe5?? is just a blunder, I don't understand that at all. Black is winning after 20...Nd4.>

<20...Nd4> isn't winning because of <21.e6 Nxe6 22.Nf5> and there's not much black can do about the threat of <Nh6+>.

Good find. When is a wasted move not a wasted move? When it wastes your opponent.

Dec-12-17  Twocolors: Dive in?
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  OhioChessFan: I was in the Rh7+ group.
Dec-12-17  swclark25: I also opted for Rh7+. Seems both Rd7+ and Rh7+ took more work than most Tuesdays.
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  Richard Taylor: <perfidious: <Richard>, sometimes the old bugger is furtive indeed. (laughs)>

Ho! Ho! There's a lot of furtivity about this season...

Dec-13-17  It takes two: To Richard Taylor
Thanks for that info on the two daily puzzle players
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  Richard Taylor: <It takes two: To Richard Taylor Thanks for that info on the two daily puzzle players>

Thanks to you. We are at least seeing living players. So information about the players in the future will be of interest to people.

For example I was playing over a nice game Rubinstein won against Duras when I said to my son, "What about Duras?" This lead me to find that he had done quite well himself in chess. As far as I could find out though there wasn't much about him as a person etc. There was quite a bit but I have no doubt he was an interesting person (he won a good game against Rubinstein to win a tournament).

Of course most people here, naturally are mainly interested in the combination or problem itself which is fair enough.

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