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Yuliya Yakovich vs Margarita Schepetkova
RUS-ch 1L (Women) (2004), Serpukhov, rd 5
Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07)  ·  1-0

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Jul-11-06  micahtuhy: Of course, next it will be Qd7, what a good game!
Jul-11-06  dzechiel: I musta looked at this one for two minutes before I noticed the weakness on d7. I considered every capture and check by the queen and the knight, as well as the check on e7 by the rook. Finally noticed the right move!
Jul-11-06
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  Infohunter: Quite an efficient move was 24.Rf8+: By moving just one square, the Rook a) sacrificed itself; b) cleared the seventh rank for White's Queen and c) forced Black to block the King's only flight square. Black's King's position was defended ALMOST well enough--in other words, not well enough! (To qualify an absolute is to negate it.)
Jul-11-06  goldfarbdj: dzechiel: As often happens, I'm with you. There was a lot to look at in the position! I finally looked at the queen and the pawn and thought, "If only I could get the rook out of the way of the queen....Hey, wait a minute! I *can* get the rook out of the way!"
Jul-11-06
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  al wazir: I echo what <dzechiel> said: I must have tried every other piece move on the board before I saw 24. Rf8+.

What was the point of 21...g5 ? If instead 21...Qc5 22. Qf6 Be5, then white can't pull off this combination. In fact, since white is a piece down I'm not even sure she wins, despite her control of the seventh rank.

Jul-11-06  notsodeepthought: <al wazir> Maybe he feared 21 ... Qc5 22 B:g6 and the discovered check looks both inevitable and devastating. But I agree that 21 ... g5 is hardly an improvement. Black was probably hoping for 23 Qf6 instead of 23 Qg7.
Jul-11-06  notsodeepthought: Ooppps, that should be "she" feared... it's getting late...
Jul-11-06  rotgut: <al wazir: What was the point of 21...g5?> Perhaps to prevent ♗xg6.
Jul-11-06
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  al wazir: <notsodeepthought, rotgut>: Thanks.
Jul-11-06  pebble767: I didn't found any decent knight movement, so I looked for something else. I saw the threat on the Queen so I thought, there should be an immediate attack, then found the answer!
Jul-11-06  chessmoron: 21...g5 22. Qh5-Qg1+ 23. Rxg1-Kd8 24. e7+ -Ke8 25. Rxh7+ -Kd7 26. Bf5#
Jul-11-06
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  mig55: 3 sec, i found it rightaway this time..Happens not so often....
Jul-11-06  cyruslaihy: found it right away
Jul-11-06
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  mig55: Best defense looks 21...Qd8 then white wins with 22.Qf2...followed by Rf1...
Jul-11-06
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  mig55: Or after all other moves after 22.Qf2..It is allways mate in 9 moves...
Jul-11-06  MichaelJHuman: I got lucky with this one and found it. Usually I am dumb as toast.
Jul-11-06  greensfield: 24.Nc7+ is also good. Whatever black does, its mate in 5!
Jul-11-06  Soltari: Sjeez I stared at this one for like 10 minutes, then I came up with Rf6 and thought it would be the answer.. bad tuesday for me :(.
Jul-11-06
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  Honza Cervenka: This game is a good example of what is going to happen if Black delays the castling in this and similar lines of Pirc. Complete slaughter....
Jul-11-06  monad: <al wazir: was the point of 21...g5 ? >

I might add: What was the point of 1...d6?

Jul-11-06  cuendillar: The art of forcing the right piece to the right square.

<greensfield> 24.Nc7+ is just an intermezzo which changes nothing. You still have to find Rf8+ to mate.

Jul-11-06  cyclemath: <I came up with Rf6> Is there any defence against Rf6, even though it's not as elegant as Rf8+? Black can't castle Q side because the king has already moved.
Jul-11-06
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  Honza Cervenka: <Is there any defence against Rf6> I think that there is no satisfactory defense for black. After that move white threatens with mate in two on f7/d7 and 24...Qe7 doesn't help for 25.Qxh8+ with mate.
Jul-11-06  dakgootje: Second many others before me: Lot moves to look at, so lot of candidate moves, so lot of things to consider and i didnt notice Rf8 until all others turned out to be wrong as they didnt work ^^
Jul-11-06  Richerby: <cyclemath: <soltari:I came up with Rf6> Is there any defence...?> In a word, no. 24.♖f6 ♕g1+ 25.♖xg1 ♘c5 26.♕xh8+ ♔e7 27.♕g7+ ♔e8 28.♖f8# is the longest Black can drag the game out according to Fritz.
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