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Christian Bleis vs Kivanc Haznedaroglu
European Championship (2005), Zegrze POL, rd 4, Jun-21
Bird Opening: Classical Bird (A02)  ·  0-1

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May-09-18  AlicesKnight: Got it - ...Rxh2+ followed by ....Be5+ and the 'quiet' ...Kg7 (a lovely touch). White's final a5 was a generous gesture.
May-09-18  ferri1234: I agree with Dumbgai
May-09-18  leRevenant: I got moves 31 and 32. Drat.
May-09-18  gofer: Yesterday's I miss. Today's takes 3 or 4 seconds. 2/3 for the week...
May-09-18  Walter Glattke: landshark: I only thought up to Rh3, thanks for seeing the consequences.
May-09-18  paavoh: An easy Wednesday. Rxh2+, Be5+ and Kg7 with Rh8 to follow was quite obvious.
May-09-18  lost in space: What <FSR> said
May-09-18
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  Once: It's an interesting game to play through. White seemed to spend a lot of time opening lines against his own king. I enjoyed the way that Black invaded on the queenside and then turned 90 degrees to switch the attack to the kingside.

The puzzle felt much easier than yesterdays.

May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: check, check, silent move, mate.
May-09-18  schachfuchs: Probably, this combination was already planned with 29...Nxe3 30.Nxe3 Qf2?!

btw: What is 34.a5? Giving Black the chance (honor) to show the mate?

May-09-18  morfishine: Well black is a GrandMaster & white is a Professor
May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: 31...R:h2+ 32.K:h2 Be5+ 33.Kh1
(33.Kh3 Qg3# )

33...Kg7 34.Nf5+ (34.Nf4 Rh8+ 35.Nh2 R:h2# )

34...gf5 35.Qb3 Rh8+ 36.Qh3 R:h3+ 37.gh3 Qh2#

A Nice bone to Gnaw on !

May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  takchess: Solved it over coffee and even saw the rook lift. 8)
May-09-18  mel gibson: I saw it in 3 seconds - it's a Monday puzzle.
May-09-18  morfishine: So, Monday was Tuesdayish & Tuesday is Mondayish

Doesn't really much matter

May-09-18  varishnakov: a bit hard for a Wednesday
May-09-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: A pretty finish.
May-09-18  cormier: 19. Bd5 <better is 19.Qh4 e4 20.dxe4 Bxe4 21.Nxe4 Nxe4 22.Bh6 f5 23.c3 Bf6 = -0.10 (29 ply)>
May-09-18  DrGridlock: Got this quicker than Monday or Tuesday.

It's easy to look first at the only move which is forcing - 31 ... Rxh2+. Next move is also a check, and White's king has only one square which isn't a mate in one - h1.

Black's third move is the "trick" which I guess makes it a Wednesday puzzle. 33 ... Kg7 is a "waiting" move which clears the 8th rank for black's rook to make its way to the h-file. White's move is in such peril that he has no response to black's lost tempo in his attack.

May-09-18  PJs Studio: I saw that Be5 wins and didnít look further. I worked through all of whites defenses and they all failed. So I never bothered to look at Rxh2! Which is definitely more forcing. Of course!

What should we do when we work out combinations OTB that are good and strong before spending valuable time looking for alternatives(?) Anyone, please chime in.

May-09-18
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  takchess: @PJs studio since the queen locks down the g1 square. The king appears pretty cramped . 3 pieces can rush to cover the h2 square so that's where I spent my time calculating. Starting with the most forcing move first. Rxh2+ Cheers, Jim
May-09-18  sfm: I missed the defense 34.a5
May-09-18  leRevenant: Bleis Hazn a chance.
May-23-18  PJs Studio: sfm. Dude, thats hilarious 😆
Apr-07-20  Chesgambit: Rxh2!!
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