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Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Josef Augustin
Halle DSV (1976), Halle GDR, Oct-??
Zukertort Opening: Queen's Gambit Invitation (A04)  ·  1-0

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Nov-14-06  midwood2001: dxe8Q+ is answer to shubes82
Nov-14-06  zb2cr: Move order was very important here--I initially thought of 37. ♖g8+, but saw that doesn't work after 37. ... ♔xg8; 38. ♖e8+, ♖f8. Then I saw the correct move order.

Neat little trick. Some may think it too easy for a Tuesday; I think it's just right.

Nov-14-06  Fisheremon: White could win much earlier 27. Ng5 Bc8 28. Re7 earning three pawns (a kind of windmill).

Very interesting game, White's advantage grew up gradually (no insignificant mistakes). Perhaps Black ignored to develop Queen-side wing. It could be worthing 14...Na6, e.g. 15. e4 Nc7 16. exf5 exf5 17. Re1 d6 18. Re7 Rf7 19. Rxf7 Kxf7 20. Qh5+ Kg8 just a bit better for White.

Nov-14-06  YouRang: A pawns on the 7th rank with a rook on an adjacent files often leads to nice tactics. This one was pretty easy.

In the aftermath, white is up a queen for a rook, which might be a tricky win if that's all there was -- but the the presence of pawns makes it an easy win for white.

Nov-14-06
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  thegoodanarchist: The puzzle could also be the position after move 20, with White to make his 21st move. Or maybe that is a Wednesday or Thursday level puzzle.
Nov-14-06  kbaumen: Yup, pretty easy, Rg8+ was obvious, just had to find out how to put it to use, so then Re8+ came obvious. Typical Tuesday puzzle I would say.
Nov-14-06  halloween: Out of curiosity, are there any grandmaster Queen versus Rook endgames on this site where the defender holds the draw?
Nov-14-06
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  Gypsy: <halloween: Out of curiosity, are there any grandmaster Queen versus Rook endgames on this site where the defender holds the draw?>

Gelfand vs Svidler, 2001

Nov-14-06  YouRang: Ah, <Gypsy> beat me to that game! Svidler demonstrated that he didn't know how to convert the Q vs R advantage in 129 moves. (I wonder if that's embarrassing for a GM?)

A different kind of example is Bronstein vs Kotov, 1952, where the draw is forced.

Nov-14-06
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  kevin86: I was of the group that saw both Re8+ and Rg8+. The former is forced through the first two moves while the latter has several ways to go wrong.

If 37 ♖g8+? ♔xe7 wins for black or even... ♔xg8 38 ♖e8+ ♖f8

If 37 ♖e8+ ♖xe8 38 ♖g8+ ♔xg8 (or ♔e7 38 dxe8=♕+)39 dxe8=♕+

Nov-14-06  slapwa: 27 Ng5 is stronger than the move played.
Nov-14-06  alphee: Black resigns but the game could go on for a while before he is mated and depending if black plays 39. Kg7 or 39. Rf8 the games are different. The second seems to develop on the queen side with may be a4 (I didn't go past this point). I found a mate with Kg7 (and tested with Crafty playing Black)but it took a while with the sac of the new born queen to bring the h2 pawn to h8.
Nov-14-06  schnarre: <slapwa> Looked at 27. Ng5 too, eh!?
Nov-14-06  Calculoso: I got this puzzle but more importantly I think it is one that I would recognize OTB - the ultimate goal of my puzzle study.

A pretty little combination at any rate.

Nov-14-06  Bob726: Good start for me as i got the first two right this week.
Nov-14-06  Holmstrom: In Gelfand vs Svidler, 2001 there weren't as many pawns though.

Got this Tuesday problem.

May-13-08  Funicular: Easy one. Hey i didnt know this 1 had already been a tuesday problem
May-13-08  zooter: Interesting and a bit tough too...

37.Re8+ Rxe8 (what else?) 38.Rg8+ and white is up!

May-13-08  Cinco: 37. Re8+ Rxe8 38. Rg8+ Kxg8 39. dxe8=Q+ with a won endgame for white. This seemed as easy as Monday's.
May-13-08  lost in space: 37. Re8+ Rxe8 38. Tg8+ Kxg8 39. dxe8Q+ and Black is down roughly one R
May-13-08  dzechiel: White to play (37?). White is a pawn up. "Easy."

I have either seen this one before, or I have seen this theme before.

White puts the game away with

37 Re8+!

Black has only one legal move...

37...Rxe8 38 Rg8+! Kxg8

Or 38...Ke7, it doesn't matter

39 dxe8=Q+

and black finds himself down a queen for a rook. Time for black to resign.

May-13-08  solskytz: took me 5-6 seconds; quick and painless :-)
May-13-08
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  whiteshark: 37.Re8+ Rxe8 38.Rg8+ Kxg8 39.dxe8Q+ is a typical deflection + promotion theme in (♖♖)endgames.
May-13-08  sfairat: Elementary, took me about five seconds.
May-13-08  stacase: Got it. Very easy!

Very straight forward play; two possible checks on the King, only one leads to viable new Queen against a lone Rook.

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