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Luke McShane vs Branko Damljanovic
European Team Championship (2005), Gothenburg SWE, rd 4, Aug-02
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Nov-18-05  iron maiden: 34...Kg8 35. Qxd8+ Kh7 36. Qh4+ Kg8 37. Re8#. But could Black have avoided mate with 32...Rh7?
Apr-07-21  backyard pawn: 33. Rh8+ Kxh8 34. Qh4+ ....

(a)Rh7 35. Qxd8+ Kg7 36. Rg1+ Kh6 37. Qh4#

(b) Kg8 35. Qxd8+ Kh7 36. Qh4+ Kg8 37. Re8#

I left out the useless queen interposition in the (a) variation.

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  Phony Benoni: White sees that Black is threatening sneakiness on the g-file, so the win comes down to taking that file for himself!

33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+ Kg8 35.Qxd7+ Kh8 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8#

Or, if Black interposes on h7 at some point, we get something like

33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+ Rh7 35.Qxd8+ Kg8 36.Rg1+ and yada yada yada.

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  halito27: <iron maiden> Black could have played just about any other 32nd move and avoided mate. Taking the queen off the h4-d8 diagonal was a blunder.
Apr-07-21  Refused: 33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+ Kg8 35.Qxc8+ Kh7 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8#

Cute little combo by McShane.

Apr-07-21  stacase: Monday Tuesday Wednesday all pretty much the same.
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  agb2002: Black threatens Qg2#.

The rook on d8 is defenseless. This suggests 33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+:

A) 34... Kg8 35.Qxd8+ Kh7 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8#.

B) 34... Rh7 35.Qxd8+ Kg7 36.Rg1+ Qg2 37.Rxg2+ Kh6 38.Qh4#.

Apr-07-21  Walter Glattke: A) 33.f6 Qg2#
B) 33.Rg4 a5 -+
C) 33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+ Rh7 35.Qxd8+ Kg7 36.Rg1+ Kh6 37.Qh4# D) 34.-Kg8 35.Qxd8+ Kh7 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8#
nada nadie nunca para Quichote
Apr-07-21  saturn2: 33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34. Qh4+ Rh7 
(Kg8 similar)35. Qxd8+ Kg7 36. Rg1+ Kh6 37. Qh4
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  malt: 33.Rh8+ K:h8 34.Qh4+ Kg8

(34...Rh7 35.Q:d8+ Kg7 36.Rg1+ Kh6 37.Qg5#/Qh4# )

35.Q:d8+ Kh7 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8#

Apr-07-21  AlicesKnight: Found 33.Rh8+ followed by Qh4+ winning back the R and preparing the involvement of the other white R.
Apr-07-21  awfulhangover: Easy wednesday!
Apr-07-21  lost in space: Is it Monday?
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  opus: 33. Qxd6 Rxd6 34. Re8#
or 33. f6 Re8 34. Rxe8#
or 33. f6 Rh7 34. Qxd6 Rxd6 35. Re8#
or 33. Rh8+ Kxh8 34. Qh6+ Kg8 35. f6 Qg2#
or 34...Kg8 35. Qxd8+ Kh7 36. Qh4+ Kg8 37. Qd8+ Kh7 38. Qh4+ Kg8 39. Qd8+ three move repetition
Apr-07-21  TheaN: Straightforward Wednesday really. More Tuesday forced; <33.Rh8+ Kxh8 34.Qh4+ Rh7> 34....Kg8 allows White to employ a 'diagonal clearance' 35.Qxd8+ (removing Rd8) Kh7 36.Qh4+ (back to h4) Kg8 37.Re8# <35.Qxd8+ Kg7 36.Rg1+ Qg2+ 37.Rxg2+ Kh7 38.Qh4#>. The point is kind of clear once you see the back and forth hopping between h4 and d8.
Apr-07-21  Brenin: Black was OK until the tempting pawn-grab 32 ... Qxb2, with White's extra pawn almost worthless view of his poor pawn structure and exposed K. Greed is not always good. Taking the R off the h4-d8 diagonal, e.g. with 32 ... Rc8, would have been safer.
Apr-07-21  dhotts: How does a seasoned player Dmaljavonic blunder himself into mate??? Most people called this a Monday puzzle, so its very interesting how this could happen at that level?
Apr-07-21  landshark: Difficult before my coffee - simple later in the day! Nothing beats viewing the whole board: In this case the unprotected black R on d8. Loose pieces really do tend to drop off -

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