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Zaheeruddeen Asefi vs Daryl Allen
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 8, Oct-23
King's Gambit: General (C30)  ·  1-0

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Jan-29-07  micartouse: Oops, it took me about 2 minutes to solve! :(

The weird thing is I noticed Ra8+ and Qa6+ with the pin right away. So you'd think that should be enough, but it took me over a minute to see the Qxb7# follow up! Crazy.

Jan-29-07
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  Sneaky: We were expected to see a PIN?? On Monday? Come on, what are we, grandmasters??? :-D
Jan-29-07  Mostolesdude: 5 seconds. 2EZ
Jan-29-07  YouRang: The winning move, 18. Ra8+, was the first thing I looked at, but I didn't recognize it on the first go-around, so I wasted some time looking at queen sacs and trying to do something with my DSB.

On the 2nd try, I noticed the lovely LSB pin that allowed the queen to barge in and deliver mate. Good puzzle.

Jan-29-07  korger: This puzzle was way out of league of the rest of the Monday puzzles that I've encountered in my almost two years of chessgames experience. This would be a Monday puzzle only if it had started with move 34: White to move. Starting at move 33, it is perfectly suitable even for Wednesday!

Ohh well... I'm nagging only because I missed it. But I still hold on to what I've written...

Jan-29-07  uuft: Yesterday's puzzle makes this one look easy somehow. (8 Pretty deep thoughts, nevertheless. CG-du-udes, it IS Monday, FCOL!
Jan-29-07  Kings Indian: This too took me a little while to solve. Glad I wasn't the only one. First looked at Bxb7 and then some random queen moves. Once I loosed at Ra8 i found the mate pretty quickly.
Jan-29-07
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  kevin86: I saw this as a little challenging for a Monday-seems more like Tuesday or even Wednesday. The sac at a8 seems obvious-but the pin created by the white bishop on the long diagonal AND the support for the queen to mate at b7-makes one solid,versitile bishop.
Jan-29-07  TheWhiteRider: I liked this one. Very nice.
Jan-29-07  jackpawn: Okay, I found Ra8+ followed by Qa6+ immediately. Then I took an additional 10 seconds to see the mate in one (sigh). In other words I found the 'difficult' part immediately, but then didn't immediately see the one mover. I must be brain damaged . . .
Jan-29-07  Caissanist: Got it, but it took me far longer than it should have. I seem to have what might be called "dynamic visualization" problems when analyzing. That is, when I look at a new move, I only "see" the changes to the situation on the board that I am expecting to see (Qh6+ forces the king to move, can't take the queen with the pawn because it's pinned), but not those that don't follow the thread of my thinking (deflecting the king along the back rank with the rook, then attacking it along the a-file with the queen, also incidentally attacks the b7 square, which can't be defended because the king must move). I've been trying different ways to tweak my thinking to avoid this, so far without much success.
Jan-29-07
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  laskereshevsky: HELLO FOLKS
Already saw hundreds time....A tipical tactical outline, U could use this for childreen's training....

( sac with check, for attract the K in a critical house...another check with pin gaining a decisive tempo....mate)

cost me about 10/12 seconds, cause i wasted 6/7 of them searching for the " monday" quenn sac....

Jan-29-07  Timetraveller: <Gerard Donohue>: I'm afraid 35.... Ne3+ cooks your solution. (36. K moves, Nxd5, or 36. Bxe3, Qe7)
Jan-29-07
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  laskereshevsky: < to everybody>
OK....i saw....i was a little brutal... apologize for that.

But its alwais better say the "hard true", instead the "compassionly lie".....

LONG LIFE TO THE AFGHANI CHESS!!!

Jan-29-07  cade: This took me only 3 seconds so I think laskershevsky is a very bad chess player.
Jan-29-07  WarmasterKron: <Sneaky> Hear, hear! Where was the queen sac, for a start?
Jan-29-07
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  laskereshevsky: about the seconds i was relative....
( he! he! he!...)
Jan-29-07
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  fm avari viraf: After some skirmishes, it was anybody's game. But, white found out the old combination i.e. R sac. & mates in two.
Jan-29-07  wals: So simple, when you know the answer!
Jan-29-07  Themofro: Took me longer than usual, knew Ra8 had to be a part of it, but forgot that the b7 pawn would b pinned, lol.
Jan-29-07  vibes43: I,ve seen similar rook sac diversions several times before and tried it here but couldn't see that it worked. A good lesson about pinning a stinking pawn and good Monday puzzle. Thanks Chessgames.
Jan-29-07  Happypuppet: *sigh* These puzzles have corrupted me. Would have taken awhile if Mondays and Tuesdays didn't force you to throw a major piece at the king on the first move.
Jan-29-07  someperson01: whoa, I wish I could this kind of tactic in my games... :-/
Jan-29-07  LaSmitedCrab: You know, maybe the 'queen sac' was the pseudo queen sac Qa6+. Maybe a few starters or people rusty on their chess missed it.

Or maybe if you didn't have your coffee...

Jun-19-08  AlfieNoakes: Was just looking at this game thinking, wow, the ending would make a great puzzle........
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