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I Abraham vs Geza Janny
Arad (1923)
King Pawn Game: Tayler Opening (C44)  ·  0-1



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Jan-02-12  stacase: Took me a few seconds before I noticed the Black's other Bishop sitting out there. Then it fell apart, and the Monday Queen sac rule remained in effect.
Jan-02-12  VincentL: "Very Easy".

Letīs see if I can find some time for the puzzles this week.

It looks as though white has accepted some sacrificed material whilst forgetting he has a king to defend.

Itīs Monday, so evidently we sac the queen with 17......Qxh3+.

I am embarrassed to say that it then took me half a minute or so to see 18. gxh3 Bf3#

Letīs check.

Jan-02-12  mohannagappan: 17. ....Qxh3+ 18.gxh3 Bf3#
Jan-02-12  okiesooner: I believe that White draws after 17…Qg3 18. Qxf7+. If 18…Kc8 19. Qg8+ Kb7 20. Qb3+ Qxb3 21.axb3 Bxd1 and White has a significant material advantage. Otherwise White draws by perpetual check.
Jan-02-12  M.Hassan: "Very Easy" Black to play 17...?
Black is down by 2 Rooks and 2 pawns for a Bishop

Thanks to the Bishop pair controlling two diagonals, Queen can let herself go:

18.gxh3 Bf3#

Jan-02-12  LoveThatJoker: Easy Monday puzzle for sure.

17...Qxh3+ 18. gxh3 Bf3#


Jan-02-12  estrick: So, we begin the new year with another classic case of la Dame, being sacrificed in order to bring a quick conclusion to the game.
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  morfishine: <17...Qxh3+ 18.gxh3 19.Bf3 mate>

Here's another miniature by our hero 'Janny': Schiffer vs Janny, 1898

I haven't been able to find anything on 'I Abraham'

Jan-02-12  Edoneill: Nice mating motif.
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  Once: Several ways to spot this one.

First, there's the <fortune teller> method. And, lo, it is written that on Monday a player shall sacrifice his queen. And this sacrifice shall bring forth great lamenting, wailing and gnashing of teeth. For those without teeth, dentures shall be provided. For so it is written in the stars. How might we sacrifice our queen?

Then there's the <accountant> method. The manual clearly states in paragraph 26.2, sub-clause 3d that we should examine every check, capture and forcing move. What checks can we play? Hmm... <sucks pencil> 17... Nf2+ 18. Kh2 doesn't seem to be right as I can't find tax deductible follow-up move. Ditto for 17... Qe1+. But, let's run 17... Qxh3+ up the flag pole and see if it's worth saluting...

Then there's the <dreamy> method. I wandered lonely as a knight ... In Xanadu did Kasparov a sneaky mate in three decree .... And in this mode we spot that if g2 wasn't there we could play Bf3#. And in the words of the immortal poet Marcellus Wallace, when g2 be gone, he stay gone or he be gone. So how do we make g2 be gone? Simples, we yank it out of the way with 17...Qxh3+

Then there's the <book> method. The pawn on g2 is clearly <overworked>. It needs to <protect> against both Qxh3+ and Bxf3#. So black <deflects> this defensive piece with the <sacrifice> 17...Qxh3+. This <forces> the <recapture> with 18. gxh3. Now we give <a minor piece mate> with 18...Bf3#.

Or there's the <Darthstapler> method:

I got it.

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  agb2002: Black has a bishop for two rooks and two pawns.

White threatens some check, starting with 18.Qxf7+.

Pattern recognition quickly finds 17... Qxh3+ 18.gxh3 Bf3#.

Jan-02-12  Patriot: 17...Qxh3+ 18.gxh3 Bf3# A nice puzzle for a very early Monday.
Jan-02-12  sevenseaman: The theme is familiar. In any case, I am seeing this <Janny> beauty for the nth time.

Why did White even bother to play the absurdly pointless and effete <17. Qxg7>.

I was so much engrossed in studying a wonderful line given by <M.Hassan> in Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 that I didn't find time to perform the Monday ritual until now.

Jan-02-12  sevenseaman: <morfishine> How have you performed this seemingly a magical trick; your comment carries <FSR>' avatar. Who <is> commenting?

P.S. I went to your forum. Same problem. I no more see that familiar blue shield. Are the avatars borrowable?

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  FSR: <sevenseaman> The fiend tied me up and stole my avatar!
Jan-02-12  lost in space: <I haven't been able to find anything on 'I Abraham'>

True, I found iMac, iPad, iPod, iTunes etc,etc, but there is nothing more from iAbraham

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  gawain: 17...Qxh3+ and the minor pieces do the rest.
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  Penguincw: Darn. How did I miss that?
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> On avatars: <FSR> switched to a 'Tal' avatar that <Aylerkupp> discarded in favor of a homemade wine label; this left a Morphy avatar without a home, which I appropriated since its closer to my handle than my half-hearted attempt at producing my family shield (blue)

<FSR> Thanks!

Jan-02-12  SuperPatzer77: <lost in space: <I haven't been able to find anything on 'I Abraham'> True, I found iMac, iPad, iPod, iTunes etc,etc, but there is nothing more from iAbraham>

<Lost in Space> LOL LOL - we'd say "iPhone, iPod, iPad and guess what? - iPaid" - LOL LOL.

Anyone, do you have an iPaid???? LOL


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  Dionysius1: <Geronimo> Maybe Janny is the french equivalent of anon. Janny sais qui.
Jan-02-12  gun0m: I cant see why black played 16..Be2(might be just wanted to win with queen sacrifice...) else 16..Qg3 looks unstoppable...
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  Once: <gun0m> I think you are right. By move 16 black had lots of ways to win. Fritz says that 16...Qg3 is the quickest at mate in 4. 16...Bf1 mates in 6 and 16...Be2 mates in 10. Even 16...Nf2+ mates in 13.

So yes it does look as if 16...Be2 is a bit of showboating. Not that it matters much.

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Jan-02-12  Nullifidian: Monday queen sac:

17... ♕xh3 18. ♙gxh3 ♗f3#

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