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|Jun-26-14|| ||perfessor: Well I had the first two moves, then wanted to play 20. Nf5, so as to answer Qxd5 with 21. Nh6++.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Funology: I got it up until 20 ...Ng7 but then I went with 21. Re7. I think it's still a win, but not quite as neat as Savon's finish.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||al wazir: I got it, sort of. I saw everything through 21. Nf5, but after 21...Ne5/Nf6 I didn't see the killer: 22. Nh6+.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||FSR: 18.Bd5+! cxd5 19.Qxd5+ Qf7 (19...Rf7 20.Rxe8+) 20.Nf5! Nef6 (20...Qxd5 21.Nh6#) 21.Nh6+ K moves 22.Nxf7 and 22...Nxd5 is illegal.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||stacase: <al wazir> Just like you, I managed to not see the killer move|
|Jun-26-14|| ||M.Hassan: "Medium"
White to play 18.?
Equal, but White has a Bishop for a Knight.
Black threatens to win a piece and can also win the f2 pawn with a check. the favourable situation for white is that Black king is exposed and his pieces are not fully developed.
<if 19...Rf7 20.Rxe8#>
Now the threat of winning a piece is eliminated and Black Queen is pinned:
<if...Qxd5 21.Nh6# thanks to the Bishop on the long diagonal>
Black looses his Queen.
|Jun-26-14|| ||diagonalley: hmmmm... material roughly level... black is threatening KB7... his K is wide open but defending Ns are ready to ride in if needed... meanwhile, white's N is sidelined and en prise but his QB is raking the long diagonal nicely... hmmmm... tricksy... perhaps bring the Q into play and ditch the N with 18.Q-K2 ... but then black has N-K5... maybe 18.RxN, RxR 19.Q-R5, N-B3 20.BxN, R-B1 21.Q-N5+, QxQ 22.BxQ with two minor pieces for the rook(?) ...dunno - let's check... WHOA! 18.B-Q5+ ... i didn't consider that one :-(|
|Jun-26-14|| ||agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight.|
Black threatens 18... Qxh4 and 18... Qxf2+.
White has five pieces ready to attack the black king. The quickest way to incorporate the queen into the attack seems to be 18.Bd5+ cxd5 (18... Rf7 19.Rxe8+) 19.Qxd5+:
A) 19... Qf7 20.Qg5+ Ng7 21.Nf5 (threatening 22.Nh6+ and 22.Bxg7; 21.Re7 Qxf2+ 22.Kh1 Rf7 23.Re8+ Nf8 24.Rae1 c5 with the idea 25... b6 and 26... Bb7+)
A.1) 21... Qg6 22.Ne7+ followed by 23.Nxg6 + -.
A.2) 21... Kh8 22.Bxg7+ Kg8 23.Nh6#.
A.3) 21... Qxf5 22.Qxg7#.
A.4) 21... Ne5 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Nh6+ wins.
B) 19... Rf7 20.Rxe8+ Nf8 21.Qg2+ Bg4 22.Rxa8 wins a lot of material.
|Jun-26-14|| ||RobertJamesFischer: hmmm...would we even bother with 22...Ne5 23.Rxe5 Bxe5 24. Bxf5|
|Jun-26-14|| ||agb2002: 21.Re7 is also crushing: 21... Qxf2+ 22.Kh1 Rf7 23.Bxg7.|
Even 23.Re8+ Nf8 24.Rae1 wins: 24... Bd7 25.Rxa8 Bc6+ 26.Ng2.
|Jun-26-14|| ||Ashperov88: Yey I got it! ok not the most difficult one but im getting sharper again|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Petalsian: i think this is closer to hard than medium but ok. easy to get the first moves (since there's not much good choices at move 18) but couldn't see 21. Nf5!|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Willchess: Nf5 is clinical,great attack|
|Jun-26-14|| ||trnbg: 21.Re7 (instead of 21.Nf5) wins as well. For example, 21...Qxf2+ 22.Kh1, and it's over; or 21...h6 22.Rxf7 hg 23.Rxg7+ Kh8 24.Ng6 mate.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Nick46: A clean way to finish.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||morfishine: Nice puzzle, 21.Re7 seemed more natural, I didn't see 21.Nf5|
<18.Rxe8> Qxf2+ 19.Kh1 Qxh4 (or 19...Rxe8 20.Qg4+ Kf8 21.Qg7#)
20.Qd5+ cxd5 21.Bxd5#
|Jun-26-14|| ||PJs Studio: The game continuation is EXACTLY what I imagined looking at the position, but I can't honestly say I'd play it OTB ...because after 21.Nf5 I couldn't see it was a clear win. |
Great visualization by Savon.
|Jun-26-14|| ||Caissas Clown: Normally , I am all at sea and perish on the rocks of a Thursday. This however was very easy - soon as you see Bd5+ it is plain sailing.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||aldave: 18.Bd5 cxd5 19.Qxd5+ Rf7 20.Rxe8 Nf8 what now?|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Skylark: aldave: 21. Qg2+!|
|Jun-26-14|| ||CC0112358: 18. Bd5+ cxd5
19. Qxd5 Qf7
20. Qg5 Ng7
21. Re7 Qxf2
22. Kh1 Rf7
Black is toast
|Jun-26-14|| ||CC0112358: Oops! 21.....Nf5, interesting approach...works well too.|
|Jun-26-14|| ||aldave: @skylark got it! thanks whew nice!|
|Jun-26-14|| ||Keas: What about 21. Nf5 Ne5? That looks like a good defensive move to me|
I don't see a winning continuation for white after Ne5.
|Jun-26-14|| ||eblunt: < Keas: What about 21. Nf5 Ne5? That looks like a good defensive move to me
I don't see a winning continuation for white after Ne5.>|
22 ♘h6+ ♔♕ fork and good night
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