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Weaver Adams vs Albert Simonson
United States Championship (1940), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Apr-29
Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24)  ·  0-1



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Oct-13-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: Oh wow. I had 22 Qg2, and the reason that fails is really interesting:

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22 ... Qf5+ leads to a Philidor's/smothered mate.

Oct-13-17  stacase: Off Topic, the new control buttons for OLGA:
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aren't logical
[››] should be last
Should look like
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Oct-13-17  Kyudaime: → Let see, a double rook sac:

21. Rxg7+ Kf8 22. Rg8+ Kxg8 23. Rg1+ Kf8 24. Bg7+ Kg8 25. Bf6+ Kf8 26. Rg8+ Kxg8 27. Qg2+ Qg5 28. Qxg5 Kf8 29. Qg7#

Oct-13-17  ChatGrognon: First puzzle I have to play the losing side :)
Oct-13-17  vermapulak: <Kyudaime: → Let see, a double rook sac: 21. Rxg7+ Kf8 22. Rg8+ Kxg8 23. Rg1+ Kf8 24. Bg7+ Kg8 25. Bf6+ Kf8 26. Rg8+ Kxg8 27. Qg2+ Qg5 28. Qxg5 Kf8 29. Qg7#> I have the same solution :)
Oct-13-17  claudi: When I think that in 1981 we had to wait hours for Chess Chalenger for a good move while today we only wait a few seconds.
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  beenthere240: <cheapo>
Not sure that the smothered mate works. Look at White's queen. However. a more prosaic 23. Rxa2+ Kc1 24. Bxf4+ Rd2. 25 Qa1# appears to do the trick.
Oct-13-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: <beenthere240>,

Ack. You're right that I was wrong.

On the other hand, I don't understand your line, since Black has a pawn blocking the a-file.

Oct-13-17  kevin86: A tough one.
Oct-13-17  kevin86: A good game to use the OLGA!
Oct-13-17  JohnDMaster: The queen controls e7, easy combination
Oct-13-17  Walter Glattke: No other win way than CG showed.
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  moronovich: <chrisowen: Finish rinds u g7s gunghood vid rink us h7s harangue blows hot cold h7s hoodlugs to go 22.Rxg7+ huh gong gunghood 10 11 finds vow h6s huffles von guv room doubts he co 22.Qc2+ hub cub 9 10 vows to u 21.Rxg7+ hood us gunghost mud mate 9 avow ever i von guv cove rinds o g7s gunghood>

Right.In the long run white couldn´t withstand all these hoodlugs and gunhoods.

Oct-13-17  thegoodanarchist: < moronovich:

Right.In the long run white couldn´t withstand all these hoodlugs and gunhoods.>

What the huh gong are you talking about?

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  chrisowen: <moronovich> x over to the com job.
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  moronovich: Thanks <chrisowen> !


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  moronovich: <thegoodanarchist: < moronovich: Right.In the long run white couldn´t withstand all these hoodlugs and gunhoods.> What the huh gong are you talking about?>

Read <chrisowens> fine analysis.

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  beenthere240: <cheapo>
22. Qg2 Qxa2+
23. K c1 (forced)
24. since the king can't move, white has 3 ways to block the bishop: Rd2, Qd2 and Be3. The first 2 are met by 24...Qa1 mate, the third is met by Bxe3+, after which either Rd2 or Qd2 are forced and the Queen mates as before. White can move Queen to a1 because the she took the a2 pawn on move 22.
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  beenthere240: <cheapo>
Went back and reread my post. I had written 22. Rxa2, which is impossible.
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  Bubo bubo: The notorious opposite-castling brawl is in full spate; Black has serious threats, but it's White's move:

White starts with 21.Rxg7+ Kf8 (or 21...Kh8 22.Rxh7++ Kg8 23.Rg8#), and now 22.Rg8+ Kxg8 23.Qg2+ Kf8 24.Qg7+ would be mate if e7 was still covered.

Therefore we need a <vorplan> and continue with 23.Rg1+ instead: after 23...Kf8 24.Bg7+ Kg8 25.Bf6+ the bishop covers e7, and now the original plan works: 25...Kf8 26.Rg8+ Kxg8 27.Qg2+ Kf8 28.Qg7#

Not very difficult, but cool: White sacs two rooks on g8 for the gain of a single tempo each.

Oct-13-17  blackdranzer: So, what's up with <chrisowen> ? Is that some kind of secret language that only kibitzers here understand ?
Oct-14-17  mel gibson: <blackdranzer: So, what's up with <chrisowen> ? Is that some kind of secret language that only kibitzers here understand ?>

I have him blocked so I never see his nonsense.

Oct-14-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: <beenthere240>,


That makes sense. And I even saw past your new f2/f4 typo. :)

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  FSR: 21.Bxh7+ was ridiculous.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi FSR,

Yes it is unexplainable.

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It appears White was too preoccupied with the threat to his Queen and Black playing Qxa2+ to notice he had a wonder combination on the board.

So why not play 21.Bc4. Here we recall Adams once wrote a book claiming 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 wins! (though in this case 21.Bc4 Qf5+ 22.Bd3 Qd5 is a draw.)

After 21.Rxg7+ Kf8 he obviously never saw the Rg8+ idea. A combination that works like clockwork. The funny point is if you remove the offending d3 Bishop so it cannot play 21 Bxh7+ (or 21.Bc4)

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The exact same combination is still on.

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