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Graham K Burgess vs William N Watson
"Billy the KID" (game of the day Jun-25-2008)
British Championship (1989), Plymouth ENG, rd 6, Aug-05
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99)  ·  0-1



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May-29-12  qstone: The puzzle is easy, but what's the idea behind 36 ... Qg5 to set up the puzzle?
May-29-12  LoveThatJoker: <qstone> 36...Qg5 is indeed a high-class setup move; you answered your own question!


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  chrisowen: Golden debate after g5 see ko clincher is to avoid a ng4 and cover c8 in some gains a c3 and qg2 when it comes to the crunch in KID white must etch i sell going down cfile before black can activate his trumps on breaking through in opposite flank it here going GB ookc3 plain bad and a bh1 is ugly allowing beatiful finish a neck choker g3+ 39.rxg3 only move fxg3 roaming dun for Graham living in boorrowed times hither gee success for William hip in foot all it oh so pretty.
May-29-12  sevenseaman: LTJ> Nice. Did you find it quite easily or there were diversions?
May-29-12  qstone: <LoveThatJoker> after 36...Qg5, what if white did not play 37 Rc3 (Was that a forced move)
May-29-12  pericles of athens: holy crap I'm two for two this week. Fantastic. Found them both in under 5 seconds! Let's see what tomorrow brings.
May-29-12  LoveThatJoker: <sevenseaman> I spotted it immediately! :)

<qstone> It's tough to say what White would have played, man! Of course 37. Rc3 was not forced, but it is quite possible that that was the kind of move Black was hoping that White would play - so as to realize his direct and powerful tactical finish.


May-29-12  Marmot PFL: I found the mate, but not real quickly (1-2 minutes). Typical of the hazards white often faces in the King's Indian.
May-29-12  VincentL: I soon looked at 38.....Qg3+ 39. Rxg3 fxg3+ but didn't notice it was mate !
May-29-12  gambler: unfortunately, it took me almost 10 minutes to find it, that being said, it is a mate in two.
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  kevin86: Is this week backwards? Or because of the holiday...queen sac on Tuesday Qg3+ and mates with the pawn next turn.
May-29-12  dogworks: Even without Black's queen, the king is "stalemated" or smothered. It's been said in this column long ago: "If a king is stalemated, look for a check".
May-29-12  hugogomes: So many sacrifices to consider, but Qg3+! is the easiest to calculate: mate the next move.
May-29-12  PhilFeeley: I always love a good queen sac.
May-29-12  BOSTER: <SimonWebbsTiger> <A few comments about the game>.

Thanks for the useful information. I like to read your comments.

May-29-12  dragon player: White's pieces are discoordinated. Black should be able to exploit this. This move forces mate:

39.Rxg3 fxg3#

A nice one.

Time to check.




May-29-12  bachbeet: Got it.
May-29-12  goodevans: 37...Ne2 forks <all three> of white's major pieces but the win comes without the N capturing any of them. Nice.
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  Once: Many and the various are the multiverses.

Clever blokes in white coats do say that whenever a choice is made, a near identical universe is created starting afresh from that point. And lo we have a multitude of multiverses, all inhabiting the same point in time and space. Each then takes its own path, sometimes finding ways to massively different futures.

Today I had cereal for breakfast. But an infinite number of multiverses were created where I had toast, full english with all the trimmings, and eggs benedict with a glass of champagne on the side.

I am particularly jealous of the multiverse where I was awoken by the entreaties of my 19 year old nymphomaniac bride imploring me to "fly her to the moon one more time". How do you like your eggs? Unfertilised.

I am not quite sure what to make of today's puzzle, where I managed to spin off oooh at least a dozen new multiverses. Phony's Qg2+? Yup, looked at that one. All of the knight forkeries? Yup.

Qxg1+? Check.

Nxf3+? check.

Ng2? check.

Who knows what will happen in those multiverses? Perhaps in one man will be visited by aliens and learn the secrets of the universe. In another we will destroy the planet in an orgy of overconsumption and war, where mankind is o'erthrown by the pitiless dominions of the termite.

To people living on those multiverse, a humble apology. We might have avoided all of this if I had spotted Qg3+ straight away.

Easy? Not for this soldier of the multiverse.

May-29-12 I traversed most (not all, unfortunately!) of <once>'s multiverses today, but once I realized the WK was stalemated the right solution came quickly enough.
May-29-12  Nullifidian: A Monday on Tuesday.

38... ♕g3+ 39. ♖xg3 ♙fxg3#

May-29-12  LJLMETAL: That is actually the Mar Del Plata Variation of the King's Indian Defense!
May-29-12  RookFile: In the end, that e2 knight is a magnificent piece. It forks everything and is a vital part of the final checkmate.
May-29-12  HardDazedKnight: Beautiful... just beautiful... lowly pawn FTW!
May-30-12  stst: Q-sac but not by brute:
Two N's in excellent positions, cannot squander it. Go soft like this: 38.... Qg3+
39.RxQ PxR#
K cannot take because of N, cannot go g2, nor g1, also because of N's!!
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