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Vladimir Savon vs Hans Ree
WchT U26 12th prel (1965), Sinaia, rd 4, Jul-25
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  1-0



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  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.
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  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+.
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  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.

18.Bd5+ cxd5
19.Qxd5+ Qf7
<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> 20..........Ne5
21.Nh6+ Kg7
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 :-(
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  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
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  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.
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  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
23. Bg7.....
Black is toast
Jun-26-14  CC0112358: Oops! 21.....Nf5, interesting 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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