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Arkadij Rotstein vs Yuri Gonzalez Vidal
Barbera del Valles Open (2005), Barbera del Valles ESP, rd 4, Jul-07
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)  ·  1-0

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Jul-17-18  jith1207: Reminds me of <Once>'s story of enemy troop preparing artillery outside the castle, while the king is feasting. This game has even more time to equalize.
Jul-17-18
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: The move that looked most suspicious to me consisted of 26...e5. Was e4-e5 that serious a threat?
Jul-17-18  Walter Glattke: 31.c5 opens the diagonal Bb2-g8, black must give a knight with N4e6 fxe6 or g6/g5 fxg6 Nxg6 Qxg6.
Jul-17-18
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  malt: 33.Q:h7+ N:h7 34.R:h7+ K:h7 35.Rh3#
An extension of Monday's puzzle.
Jul-17-18  ChessHigherCat: Q+R sac Tuesday
Jul-17-18  leRevenant: as per <diagonalley:>
Jul-17-18
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  Once: Well, that was fun. At first I only saw the white queen and Rh3. As they were pointing at h7 and it's a Tuesday, I immediately wanted to "keep throwing stuff at h7" as PB said.

And when I'd sacked twice on h7, I needed another rook to slip into h3 with a deadly check. Oh good, there's one of the big guys on e3.

Then I'll need a way to stop the Black king from escaping to g6. Oh hang on, the f5 prawn does that.

And finally I'll need a bishop to cover the g8 escape route. As this is a Tuesday, there's bound to be one. Ah yes. There he is - crouching on h2 and covered in camo netting.

One of those days when you see the tactic and then look round to find that all the supporting actors are in their places.

Jul-17-18  stacase: Pretty much what everyone else has said so far.
Jul-17-18  cocker: Sometimes Black has to play h6.
Jul-17-18  morfishine: <33.Qxh7+> followed by <34.Rxh7+> followed by <35.Rh3#> (the Bishop on <a2> has <g8> covered)
Jul-17-18
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  takchess: SAC,SAc, Rook h3 mate
Jul-17-18  patzer2: <An Englisman> I think you're right in suggesting 26...e5, which weakens the light squares around the King after 27. f5 ⩲ (+0.55 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) isn't Black's best option.

Instead, 26...Bxe3+ 27. Rexe3 Ne7 28. Qf7 Nd5 29. Qxc7 Nxc7 = (0.00 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) simplifies and keeps the game level.

Jul-17-18
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  Once: <cocker: Sometimes Black has to play h6.>

I suppose that h6 is a lot less appealing with that white knight sitting on g4 and two heavies on the h file. You would always be worrying about a knight sac on h6.

Jul-17-18  Mayankk: Easy as befitting a Tuesday.

The key move was 32 c5. Thatís where the puzzle could have started, but probably not on a Tuesday...

Jul-17-18
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  thegoodanarchist: If you studied yesterday's puzzle, you likely got today's puzzle too, even if you are a beginner.
Jul-17-18
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  thegoodanarchist: Anyway, as Black said to White after the game,

<If you don't look good, we don't look good>.

Jul-17-18  Mayankk: Itís instructive how White played the Nb1 Nc3 manoeuvre to prepare for an eventual c5.

Such careful planning while Black seemed completely oblivious and moved the wood around aimlessly.

Jul-17-18  hdcc: Once again we see that the queen is good in the sac.
Jul-17-18  mel gibson: There is also a second solution although not as good as mate in 3:

Stockfish says mate in 13

33. Qg6

(33. Qg6 Nxf5 (♘d4xf5 e4xf5 ♗b7xg2 ♔g1xg2 ♖d8-d2+ ♔g2-g1 ♖d2xa2 ♖h3xh7+ ♘f8xh7 ♖e3-h3 ♔h8-g8 ♖h3xh7 ♖a2-a1+ ♔g1-f2 ♖a1-a2+ ♘c3xa2 ♕e7-b7 ♘g4xf6+ ♔g8-f8 ♘f6-d5 ♔f8-g8 ♕g6-h5 g7-g6 ♕h5xg6+ ♔g8-f8 ♖h7-h8+) -M13/47 35) 1-0

Jul-17-18
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  Willber G: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Maybe tomorrow we can have a puzzle with THREE sacrifices on the h-file.>

Or maybe the theme is players named Arkadij.

Jul-17-18
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  paulalbert: Monday again, but in multiple steps.
Jul-17-18  sombreronegro: heavy artillery.
Jul-17-18  lzromeu: Something goes wrong. It's tuesday, not Queen Sac day. I see Bf3 (+12, says stockfish). Goes to massacre, but no checkmate
Jul-17-18  CHESSTTCAMPS: White is a pawn down, but the power directed against black's castled king is overwhelming. Brute force enables a simple edge mate to be executed by the major pieces, with the LSB providing key support: 33.Qxh7+! Nxh7 34.Rxh7+ Kxh7 35.Rh3#
Jul-17-18  zb2cr: A double reloader sacrifice, leading to a Greco's mate pattern. Sweet. And all forced, too.

33. Qxh7+, Nxh7+; 34. Rxh7+, Kxh7; 35. Rh3#.

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