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Angela Dragomirescu vs Vera Nebolsina
6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005), Chisinau MDA, rd 9, Jun-20
Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: <SpaceCowboy> <Toporagno> Hello! Welcome to the group! Good job solving the puzzle. See you around.
Jul-04-05  erimiro1: <Toporagno> Right. I missed it.
Jul-04-05  iuventus: Too many Chessgames puzzles are not subtle enough. The winning move is often the most intuitive - like today's. Can we not have some puzzles that exhibit the finesse of chess?
Jul-04-05  farrooj: <tu donnes ta langue au chat> I speak french (and english equally) and I thought it would be amusing to implement that phrase. the literal meaning is do you give your tongue to the cat. It means Give up? Also, I forgot how to say "give up?" until today :)

The solution is correct <I applaud you>

Here's another one :)
A game started with 1.f3 and ended with 5... Kf6#. what was the game?

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  Richard Taylor: <iuventus> <others> They have had many complex and subtle puzzles - but they are covering a wide range and - as I found out quickly when coming here -the puzzles get harder as the week pogresses -and every now and then -when everyone is feeling good they drop in a 'terrible one' that drives everyone mad:) (probably only GMs can solve it -once I solved some fairly deep ones such as by Tal and one by Bronstein but couldn't get a 3 or 6 mover by someone else!!) ..remember that some people on here are wanting to learn chess a bit so they will find these forced mates a bit hard (others may find them too easy -but recall when YOU started playing chess) -if you are one of those and you missed it - remember that even strong players miss some 'obvious' ones even ones like the one today... so take heart!!
Jul-04-05  farrooj: monday is the easy puzzle day! of course it won't be subtle! If you want hard puzzles, go to the profile and click on game collections. There click on sunday puzzle collection. Those are the hardest on this website. But usually, you have to wait for friday, saturday and sunday to get the difficult puzzles
Jul-04-05  karnak64: Could someone explain white's 32. e3? It seems by allowing the black f-pawn to sit on f3 white did herself in. Is exf3 not playable for some dark reason I can't see?
Jul-04-05  fgh: Now this was pathetically easy :-)
Jul-04-05  Marco65: <farrooj> This was much easier, the solution is again in my profile. The 3rd move of Black is not important, and that is a flaw in the puzzle in my opinion.

<karnak64> If 32.exf3 Qf4 attacking the rook, after white defends the rook 33...Be5 and mate can't be prevented

Jul-04-05  Halldor: Always nice to have opportunities to sacrifice the queen.
Jul-04-05  farrooj: <Marco65> kingf6 # (kf6#) not knight f6
Jul-04-05  karnak64: <Marco65> thanks - I see now.
Jul-04-05  Marco65: <farrooj> Sorry. It's on my profile again. Easy anyway. You 2nd puzzle was the best one!
Jul-04-05  Jatayu: <jahhaj> I noticed that chesswonders, to whom I was commenting, is from Hyderabad.
Jul-04-05  farrooj: you're good, very good... and you love puzzles, and your name is marco (i think) here: check this diagram, it's cool :
Jul-04-05  Nomen Nescio: <Thanks farrooj>
Jul-04-05  farrooj: your welcome. You liked the link?
Jul-04-05  Knight13: 38. Kg1 Rg8+ 39. Kf1 Rh1#. Yep. Monday puzzles sure are fun and easy too solve!
Jul-04-05  Rocafella: I looked at 36...Bc6 for black as well. I don't know where it leads to, anyone?
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  kevin86: The black pawn at f3 screamed for a mate at h1/ Three would be escape squares e2,f2,g2-are denied white
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  sfm: < iuventus: ...have some puzzles that exhibit the finesse of chess? > Solutions with all moves being checks, and the replies forced, appear crude. But there _have_ been a couple of 'fine puzzles' lately & I suppose that there must be something for every taste and level. The problem of 'how to please everyone' is harder to solve than any chess puzzle! Maybe the siterunner would be happy for well-commented suggestions?
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  sfm: It strikes me that it would have been a 'fine puzzle' if the diagram would have been there one move earlier.
Jul-05-05  Marco65: <farrooj> Thanks for the link. I normally don't like compositions, but that one is incredible. Yes, Marco is my name, 65 my year of birth. Try to have fun while you're so young, it doesn't last long :-(
Jul-05-05  farrooj: lol, I'll try...
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  patzer2: Black's Queen pseudo-sacrifice 36...Qxh3+ is a decisive deflection and clearance tactic combined, which clears the g-file and forces the King to the g1 square after 37. Rxh3 Rxh3+ 38. Kg1. From this position, Black mates quickly and easily (e.g. 38...Rg8+ 39. Kf1 Rh1#).
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