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Georges Koltanowski vs Arthur Dunkelblum
Antwerp (1923), Antwerp BEL
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)  ·  1-0



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Feb-06-07  Themofro: Got this one immediatley because of Reti vs. Tartakower. Still gotta love that mate, though i think Reti's was prettier because he had two double checks with the bishop but only one won. Have always loved this mating combination.
Feb-06-07  beatles fan: this type of mate is a classic Morphy's Mate. You can see morphy sac the queen for mate on his page.
Feb-06-07  beatles fan: This is the game. Absolutely b-e-a-utiful
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
Feb-06-07  wals: Blind Freddy could have spotted this one. I did , which just proves my point.
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  fm avari viraf: This sort of a tactical blow was executed by Reti against Tartakower many decades ago but slightly different position. Anyway, it's an eye opener to beginners & pleasing to all Chess lovers.
Feb-06-07  GoldenKnight: I knew Koltanowski quite well, and I can tell you that he made a specialty of beating amateurs.
Feb-06-07  McCool: <nateinstein: I saw the answer in 0.01 seconds. This is too easy for a tuesday puzzle, it is more like a monday puzzle. I hope tomorrow's is easier. > What? I hope tomorrow's is harder LOL.
Feb-06-07  aazqua: Obvious and trivial, but of course it helps to have seen the historical precedent.
Feb-06-07  weev: Easy yes, when you know its a puzzle, but in normal play some may have gone on the defensive, and missed the queen sac, double-check whammy.

Not that such smart fellows as some of you would have missed it, and thanks for reminding us how truly clever you are :)

Feb-06-07  Chess Classics: <nateinstein: I saw the answer in 0.01 seconds. This is too easy for a tuesday puzzle, it is more like a monday puzzle. I hope tomorrow's is easier.> I'm guessing you meant to say, "I hope tomorrows is HARDER".


Feb-06-07  Dr.Lecter: Saw this one easily. Am I getting better, or are the puzzles getting easier?
Feb-06-07  IMDONE4: Depends on the day of the week. This puzzle was easy, so I cant be sure if I told you that you were getting better.
Feb-06-07  patzer2: Bad was 12...Qxa2??, especially for an IM. Better was 12...Nd7 or 12...Qd5.
Feb-06-07  Slink: Thanks <sneaky>. You really made my day.
Jun-28-07  Elxiddicus: Koltanowski played this exact same game (except ...Nf6 and ...Bf5 were reversed) in 1931 against NN.
Sep-02-07  Dr. Siggy: gambit 5. Bd3!?, firstly recommended by Tarrasch in his great classic "The Game of Chess", was played a few times by none other than Alekhine. It is stronger against 4... Nf6, but it seems playable against 4... Bf5: anyway, if Black accepts the offer, White gets three tempi for the pawn. Here's the most impressive example I know of this gambit:

Richter vs Kieninger, Krakow/Krynica/Warsaw 1940: - 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Bd3!? Qxd4 (safer is 5... Bxe4) 6. Nf3 Qd8 7. Qe2 Nf6 (simpler is 7... Bxe4 8. Bxe4 Nf6 9. Bd3 e6) 8. O-O Bxe4 9. Bxe4 Nbd7 10. Bg5 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 Nc5 12. Qe2 Ne6 13. Rfd1 (or 13. Rad1) Qc7 14. Bh4 g6 15. Bg3 Qc8 16. Be5 Bg7 17. Bxg7 Nxg7 18. Rd3 Ne6 19. Qe3 Qc7 20. Ne5 Rd8 21. Rxd8+ Nxd8?! (better was 21... Qxd8 22. Qxa7 Qd4 23. Qb8+ Nd8=) 22. Rd1 a6? (or 22... O-O 23. Nd7 Re8 24. Nf6+!) 23. Rd7 Qxd7? (although 23... Qc8 24. Qc5 O-O 25. Qxe7 was ) 24. Nxd7. 1-0.

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  playground player: Headline: Koltanowski Slams Dunk
Nov-20-08  thebribri8: "?"? Yeah, I guess allowing mate in three is pretty QUESTIONABLE.
Sep-02-09  chillowack: It's so funny, watching all the club players here calling this mate "easy" because they're being pointed to it--and then "wondering if they're getting better" because of how easily they spot the solution.

Very few of the players boasting about how "easy" this puzzle was would be able to create the conditions OTB that set this mate up.

It's the *setup* that marks the master, not the execution.

Dec-31-10  DAVI DE RAFE: marapatti,
chess kalikkanirangiyirikkunnu.
Feb-26-12  King Death: < chillowack: ...Very few of the players boasting about how "easy" this puzzle was would be able to create the conditions OTB that set this mate up.

It's the *setup* that marks the master, not the execution.>

There was a quote by Spielmann about this referring to Alekhine's knack for just that, and Spielmann wasn't too bad himself.

It's good to see a little bit of perspective.

Feb-26-12  King Death: < patzer2: Bad was 12...Qxa2??, especially for an IM...>

Sure the move lost but there were no IM titles in 1923. Dunkelblum had to wait awhile longer for his.

Feb-26-12  lost in space: easy but nice combination. Monday puzzle after Qxa2?!
Oct-11-16  estivech: That combination blew my mind...back to more practice!
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  kingscrusher: I love this tactical idea which also occurs in a Reti vs Tartakower game :)
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