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Maia Chiburdanidze vs Alexander Goldin
GMA Baleares Open (1989), Palma de Mallorca ESP, rd 9, Dec-??
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  0-1



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  fredthebear: Indeed <Delboy>!!
Nov-30-21  Brenin: 36 ... Rh2+ 37 Kxh2 (otherwise 37 ... Qxf2 is mate) Qxf2+ 38 Kh1 Nxg3+ 39 Qxg3 Qxg3 and Black, with Q for R, has an easy win.
Nov-30-21  landshark: That was - as many of you like to say - too easy (: I still don't know what part of the brain 'spots' - or doesn't spot - tactics. Today mine must be working.... I found that move immediately.
Nov-30-21  TheaN: Had a bit of a cloudy vision towards what we were meant to get as Black, ie, the rook's in but the access is not as easy to spot. Once you see the magnet to undefend f2, it becomes rather straightforward: <36....Rh2+ 37.Kxh2 (else Qxf2#) Qxf2+ 38.Kh1 Nxg3+ 39.Qxg3 Qxg3 -+> and Black easily makes time control with Qxh3+ and a trivial endgame.
Nov-30-21  Whitehat1963: Easy for a Tuesday, compared to the past few weeks.
Nov-30-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Heavy-piece sacrifice on the h-file -- classic Monday-level puzzle.

Monday and Tuesday got reversed this week.

Nov-30-21  stacase: Took more than a few seconds to find 36...Rh2+ and just like yesterday's puzzle, accepting your opponents resignation is always appropriate.
Nov-30-21  nalinw: Oh dear - unlike the others here ..... this is the first Tuesday puzzle I have not solved in many weeks .... I allow myself about 1 minute maximum for Mondays, 2 for Tuesdays and so on ....
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  agb2002: Black has a knight for a pawn.

White threatens Kxh1 and exf6.

The white king protects f2. Therefore, 36... Rh2+ 37.Kxh2 (else 37... Qxf2#) 37... Qxf2+ 38.Kh1 Nxg3+ 39.Qxg3 Qxg3 wins decisive material.

Nov-30-21  saturn2: 36.e5 was a desperate attempt but it was too late already
Nov-30-21  et voila: It seemed that all moves by the black queen or knight do not give advantage, so I totally focused on the rook which led me to Rh2+ and then black gets huge advantage and wins.
Nov-30-21  newzild: I had some 'chess blindness' and spent over a minute before spotting the answer.

I was looking for ways to pick up the unprotected Ra4 or play some tactics around a King / Queen fork on f4.

Nov-30-21  wordfunph: saw that Rh2 but my 1200 took some time.
Nov-30-21  mel gibson: I didn't see it straight away.

Stockfish 14 says mate in 24:

36... Rh2+

(36. .. Rh2+ (♖h1-h2+
♔g2xh2 ♕f6xf2+ ♔h2-h1 ♘h5xg3+ ♕d3xg3 ♕f2xg3 ♖a4-a2 ♕g3xh3+ ♔h1-g1 ♕h3-g3+ ♔g1-f1 ♕g3xe5 c3-c4 ♕e5-f4+ ♔f1-e1 ♕f4xc4 ♖a2-d2 ♕c4-b3 ♖d2-e2 c5-c4 ♖e2-e8+ ♔g8-g7 ♖e8-d8 ♕b3-e3+ ♔e1-d1 ♕e3-e4 ♖d8-b8 c4-c3 ♖b8-b7 ♕e4-d3+ ♔d1-e1 ♕d3-d2+ ♔e1-f1 c3-c2 ♖b7-c7 h7-h5 ♔f1-g1 h5-h4 ♖c7-c6 h4-h3 ♖c6xc2 ♕d2xc2 ♔g1-f1 h3-h2 a5-a6 h2-h1♕+) +M24/71 314)

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  HeMateMe: 5 seconds. An 'attraction mate' as some chess writers call this, where a king is forced to capture material which brings it to a bad square, into a mating net.
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  whiteshark: <36... Rh2+>, and that's it.
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Nov-30-21  AlicesKnight: 36. .. Rxh2+ is followed by ...Qxf2 whatever the response, mating or winning the Q ultimately. A pretty finish after most of the fun was on the other side of the board.
Nov-30-21  stacase: <HeMateMe: ... An 'attraction mate' as some chess writers call this ...>

Well, you learn something new every day (-:

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  gawain: I went wrong by initially focusing on the fork, but then found the right path to force mate or win of queen. A good puzzle.
Nov-30-21  TheaN: <HeMateMe: 5 seconds. An 'attraction mate' as some chess writers call this, where a king is forced to capture material which brings it to a bad square, into a mating net.>

In the Dutch Stappenmethode this falls under the category 'magnet', which I reckon is comparable. Here, it principally only leads to material gain despite the mate evaluation.

Nov-30-21  Hercdon: Nice & easy
Nov-30-21  johnnydeep: So "obvious" I failed to see it. Too deep for me on this easy Tuesday. Even after 37. Kxh2 Qxf2+, white is still ahead materially with a rook to a knight, and there is no clear quick mate. Even the "Engine" analysis at that point show no mate (but yes, a 12 point black advantage):

1) -11.95 (22 ply) 38.Kh1 Nxg3+ 39.Qxg3 Qxg3 40.Ra2 Qxh3+ 41.Kg1 Qg3+ 42.Kf1 Qxe5 43.c4 Qf4+ 44.Ke1 Qc1+ 45.Kf2 Qxc4 46.Rd2 Qa4 47.Ke2 c4 48.Rb2 Kg7 49.Kd2 Qxa5+ 50.Kc2 Qxd5 51.Kc1 Qc5 52.Rb7 d5 53.Kb2 d4

Nov-30-21  stacase: The rest is forced:
37. Kxh2 Qxf2+
38. Kh1 Nxg3+
39. Qxg3 Qxg3
And White has no good move.
Black's Queen is poised to clean house.
Nov-30-21  little ernie: Some call this a 'decoy'.
Decoy : luring a piece to a square where it can be attacked.

Deflection : drawing a piece away so it is no longer performing a duty.

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