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Felix Beeckmans vs Jacques Renet
Belgian Interteam (1998), Antwerp BEL, rd 3
Modern Defense: Averbakh System. Randspringer Variation (A42)  ·  1-0



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Jul-16-12  psmith: <njdanie>
Because he didn't see it?
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  Once: <njdanie: I wonder why white didn't play Rxf3 followed by the combination 4 moves earlier...>

Because it would not have worked then. Here's the position after 27...Rf3

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The black rook on c8 stops any Rf8+ sacrifice tricks. White still gets a raging attack by playing Rf1/Rf7 but it's not the mate in two of the puzzle position.

But as soon as the black rook moves up to c5, the back rank is weakened and the mating combination starts to become possible.

Incidentally, Fritz spots that black could have saved himself one move earlier. After 30. Rf1, he recommends 30...Rxd5!

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Now one possible continuation is ... 31. Qxd5 Qxf1+ 32. Bxf1 Bxd5 33. Bxa6

Jul-16-12  sevenseaman: <Incidentally, Fritz spots that black could have saved himself one move earlier. After 30. Rf1, he recommends 30...Rxd5!

Now one possible continuation is ... 31. Qxd5 Qxf1+ 32. Bxf1 Bxd5 33. Bxa6>

Didn't think about that. Thanks.

Brilliant! Herr Fritz!

Jul-16-12  A.G. Argent: <Do I over-egg the pudding when I call it 'the best Monday puzzle eva?> Dunno about that, shark, but you've come up with one of the best metaphors eva.
Jul-16-12  Jim Bartle: Unfair! Unethical! Mondays are a queen sacrifice, NOT a rook sacrifice.
Jul-16-12  TheTamale: Easy puzzle, but I like the mate. Kind of a mirror image of what you usually get. Nice.
Jul-16-12  JRMenezes: Instead of 31.? they should have asked 29.? what is white's best move after ... 28. Rc5?
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  kevin86: Fooled ya! How many people tried Qh8+? Today is a twist:the roook is sacrificed so that the queen will mate.
Jul-16-12  lzromeu: Rook hesitation finished with a rook sacrifice
Good lesson to use the rook.
Maybe, the better position to the lost black rook was F5
Jul-16-12  lzromeu: <<sevenseaman: <Incidentally, Fritz spots that black could have saved himself one move earlier. After 30. Rf1, he recommends 30...Rxd5!

Brilliant! Herr Fritz!>>

30.Rf8+ is winner

Jul-16-12  gars: Easy, but it took me some time to see the rook sacrifice.
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  Once: <lzromeu: 30.Rf8+ is winner>

... and impossible. Here's the position after black's 29th move (29...Qxf3) ...

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Just how is the white rook on d1 going to make it all the way to f8 in a single move?

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  chrisowen: Hitter elevate breakoff rook too f8+, king takes queen mates h8 a

skeleton bone key to unlock his majesty ar good in cat and mouse

opening clop every giving fate in queen it arrived in g3 allowed in

rookf8 no ducker in manage jiffy a sweet in corner which Jacques in

mullered got.

Jul-16-12  BOSTER: Three steps to win such game.

1.Play e6 (was very nice move), blocking e7 pawn and all king side.

2. Sacr. f2 pawn to open "f" file.

3. Repeat the moves Qd4-Qe4-Qd4 to distract the opponent's attention, and wait untill he made mistake.

Jul-16-12  bachbeet: Didn't see the R sac. Like others I thought it should be a Q sac. After abandoning that, I thought the move was Rf7 to be followed with Qg7 after black exhausted some checks. The rook sac is really cool though.
Jul-16-12  master of defence: I think 30...Rxc4 is the best option for black.
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  Once: <BOSTER> Repeating moves until your opponent makes a mistake normally gives you nothing more than a draw.
Jul-16-12  DarthStapler: Got it easily
Jul-16-12  lzromeu: Tks <once>
I did a terrible mistake with the chess-viewer
Jul-16-12  desiobu: Pleasant 2-mover
Jul-16-12  Nullifidian: 31. ♖f8+ ♔xf8 32. ♕h8#
Jul-16-12  The Last Straw: What is going on?? I got 31.Rf8+ Kxf8 32.Qh8# in like 10 seconds. BTW, I am NOT Mr.Kasparov.
Jul-16-12  The Last Straw: well anyway kasparov quit chess already
Jul-16-12  Abdel Irada: <<Once>: <<BOSTER> Repeating moves until your opponent makes a mistake normally gives you nothing more than a draw.>>

This theme is not so very uncommon in such situations. Renet is rated 56 points higher, so Beeckman "threatened" a draw to create psychological pressure; the idea is that Renet would be led to think, "Since my lower-rated opponent seems content with a draw, he must be intimidated, so I won't let him have one."

Such thinking leads to mistakes made in the attempt to avoid repetition, which are exploited to win spectacularly when one could not do so without a bit of unwitting cooperation.

Jul-16-12  andyatchess: I finally got one ! :)
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