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Milan Matulovic vs Asfary
Skopje Olympiad qual-2 (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 3, Sep-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  1-0

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Jan-22-07  karnak64: Clearly the "improved" Steinitz defense hasn't improved quite enough ...
Jan-22-07  Rubenus: <DuaneTiemann>

At move 6: not because of Nxc6

At move 9: I think it has something to do with either Nxg7+ or Re1.

At move 10: Because of Bxe7, winning an entire rook.

Jan-22-07  Stellar King: Mmm...let's see 23.Qf7+!! (?) Oh yeah it is Monday
Jan-22-07  gerpm: I always enjoy Monday!
Jan-22-07
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  gawain: Did not see Qf7+ (I am ashamed!) but did see Qf8 which is (if I say so myself) also a pretty clever move.
Jan-22-07
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  kevin86: A simple but very sharp two move mate-in fact the gotd has a three move mate-maybe that could have been a puzzle for Tuesday or Wednesday.

If black had retreated the queen to d7 instead of d8,white would have lent his queen to black-at shark rates as the windmill following would have gobbled up the knight and bishop in addition to the queen.

22....♕d7 23 ♕f6! ♘xf6 24 ♘xf6+ ♔g7 (or h8) 25 ♘xd7+ ♔g7 26 ♘f6+ ♔ moves 27 ♘xe8+ etc...

Jan-22-07  Slink: Who is Asfary? I wonder how (s)he felt after this.
Jan-22-07  YouRang: My experience was similar to <dzechiel>s, except that for some reason, I wanted in the worst way to deliver mate with the knight.

Then, after slapping myself a couple times and reminding myself that it was Monday, I solved it pretty quickly.

Jan-22-07  JustAFish: I didn't get this instantaneously, but did figure it out in quite a bit less than a minute. I suspect the very mild difficulty of this puzzle stems from the fact that the initial queen sac is not a capture, and the final mating pattern is somewhat unusual.
Jan-22-07
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  thegoodanarchist: Seems too easy for even a Monday puzzle.
Jan-22-07  Themofro: Elegant if simple mate, good Monday puzzle.
Jan-22-07  chessdummy123: To easy, i got it in less than 10 seconds.
Jan-22-07
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  playground player: No, no, Qf8 won't do. Black counters with Qd7 and the matter gets complicated--too many chances for Black to wriggle off the hook. Qf7+ signs, seals, and delivers! Besides, it's a Monday puzzle, so we know there's gotta be a Queen sacrifice somewhere.
Jan-22-07  Major Dude: When it is this easy, it isn't worth leaving a comment.
Jan-22-07  Stonewaller2: but, <playground player>, after 23. ♕f8?! ♕d7 surely White still has 24. ♕f6 with the windmill <kevin86> pointed out picking up ♕+♗+♘ for ♕, yes?
Jan-22-07  wals: however simple it may be, it is still satisfying to have solved it.
Jan-22-07  Stonewaller2: ... or 23. ♕f8?! ♕d7 24. ♕f6 g5 25. ♕h8+ ♔g6 26. ♕xg8+ ♔h5 27. ♘f6+ forking Black's ♕ ...
Jan-22-07  Mountainman1: It was extremely easy today. Interesting mate, though.
Jan-22-07  unferth: <DuaneTiemann: White's e pawn seems to lead a charmed life. Why doesn't black ever take it? And white doesn't defend it. What do they see that I don't? Is it just that it shields black's king? Is that worth a pawn's life?> after move 7, white's e-pawn is never undefended; taking it would cost black a piece. before that, if Nxe4 (the Open Defense), either d4 or Re1 recovers the pawn.
Jan-22-07  vibes43: The easy ones will help draw new players. I didn't feel like taxing my brain tonight anyway.
Jan-23-07  Rubenus: <unferth> Indeed, I agree with you.
Aug-28-08  dwavechess: Matulovic concur with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply in 20/24 moves
Sep-10-08  dwavechess: Identical 20/24 for Matulovic with Rybka 3 w32 3 minutes per move.
Jun-10-13  ZeejDonnelly: Unfortunate name for black. Makes me think of the "a new start" joke in the new Arrested Development season.
Mar-19-21
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  plang: Very nice game by White.
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