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Isaias Pleci vs Lucius Endzelins
Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-A (1939), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 5, Sep-06
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07)  ·  1-0



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  plang: I hadn't seen this game before - quite a nice attack.
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  Phony Benoni: Looks like White just plays 21.h5+ Kh6 22.Nf7#. and we all get to bed early.

I guess the supply of fireworks must be exhausted.

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  Penguincw: Yay! Monday puzzles. Haven't attempted these in a while.

Yep, 21.h5+ Kh6 22.Nf7# 1-0. No useless blocks needed.

How did a rook get that deep into black's position?

Jul-10-17  groog: Yes, looks like it.
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  patzer2: While today's Monday mate-in-two puzzle and game finish looks like a quiet fizzle with 21. h5+ Kh6 22. Nf7#, there were some real fireworks earlier with 11. Rd1! Be7? 12. Ne5+! (+5.98 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 15.)

Even earlier, Black can improve in the opening by ditching 4...dxe4? 5. Nxd4 in favor of 4...cxd4 = as in Kamsky vs Akobian, 2017.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Well, it's Monday, and I've already seen the game, but that mating pattern at the end does look like one of the rarer ones.
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  agb2002: White has a rook for a knight.

Black threatens Rxf8.

The black king is already in a mating net and 21.h5+ Kh6 22.Nf7# achieves the goal.

Jul-10-17  Walter Glattke: Easy.
Jul-10-17  WorstPlayerEver: To celebrate my premier membership -thanks to chessgames!- here is a nice endgame puzzle:

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White to play

Jul-10-17  saturn2: I would not call this a puzzle.
Jul-10-17  morfishine: Exciting game to get to this point!

Nice explanations 13 years ago by <Honza Cervenka>


Jul-10-17  RandomVisitor: I feel like a chess genius on Mondays. The feeling wears off on about Wednesday...
Jul-10-17  The Kings Domain: The ho-hum easiness of the puzzle couldn't be more contrasting with the wild and wacky game.
Jul-10-17  zb2cr: Unusually for a Monday puzzle, there is no sacrifice needed to setup the mate in two. Just 21. h5+, Kh6; 22. Nf7#.
Jul-10-17  Lambda: Odd sort of puzzle, being solved by the most obvious moves.
Jul-10-17  King Harvest: Endgame puzzle.

I doubt it's "the solution" but f8=Q+ Bxf8 Nf7+ Kh5 Nxg5 makes continuing for black pointless imo.

Jul-10-17  WorstPlayerEver: <King Harvest>

Yes, it is. Although after Nxg5 Black can play Ba3, the outcome doesn't change much.

It's just that there's a pattern. RxB would lead to a draw. Nf7+ is the crucial move. As in the QOTD. So I thought it was funny.

The diagram also comes from a funny position.

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White to play (not a puzzle but a crucial move)

Jul-10-17  WorstPlayerEver: Well, the point of the P vs E puzzle is 21. Nxb7 White wins a piece but it's not mate.

As Fischer would put it: if you didn't look at all the pieces then you did not solve the puzzle.

Another messed up Monday..

Jul-10-17  Iwer Sonsch: 21.h5+ Kh6 (only move) 22.Nf7#. No sacrifice today. Strange, especially for a Monday.
Jul-10-17  drollere: h5+ and Nf7#. like caesar in the senate.
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  Once: It's a simple mate in two. What makes it a little more interesting is that our eyes might be initially drawn to our en prise rook on f8. We might be tempted to want to do something with that rook.

The answer is to ignore the threat and play against black's nearly stalemated king.

A little Monday amuse-bouche. Strange how black got into such a mess so quickly from a normally placed opening like the French.

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  gawain: Pretty finish.

I must have seen this game before, as Chernev's book Bright Side of Chess was one of my first chess books. I played all those games out at least 50 years ago.

Jul-10-17  Travis Bickle: 21. h6+ 21.. Kh6 22. Nf7# Goodnight!
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  Diademas: Mondays makes geniuses of af all of us.
Nice one!
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  kevin86: too easy! mate in 2 , no sac:(
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