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Wolfgang Unzicker vs Stuart C Conquest
Bundesliga (1986/87), GER
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation Battery Variation (B73)  ·  1-0



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May-07-06  makaveli52: really ez for a sunday in my opinion
May-07-06  notsodeepthought: Dang, I was so sure that the point was to win the exchange with 23 Ne7, that I completely missed the better 23 Rh2.
May-07-06  Confuse: easy but unbelievable, the queen has soo many escape routes, but the squares not blocked by the other pieces lead to a knight fork. very cool position, unzicker 's games make for some cute puzzles
May-07-06  TrueBlue: got it, easy one, just missed a Wednesday one this week , lol!
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  Benzol: 22...♕xh3 doesn't help matters.


May-07-06  chessmoron: <Benzol>, Qxh3 is the only move for black
May-07-06  dzechiel: Stared at this one for 10 minutes. Finally decided that I wasn't going to get the king (I spent at least half of this time trying to get 21 Rf6 to work).

Then I decided that perhaps the queen should be my target. Still didn't see it. <sigh>

May-07-06  patzer2: Unzicker's 21. Bxe5! removes the guard and makes the way for two deflections to trap the Queen with the threat of a Knight Fork in the final position.
May-07-06  patzer2: If 21...Bxd5, then simply 22. Bf6! initiates an instructive double attack to win a decisive piece.
May-07-06  TrueBlue: I saw the solution without looking for a queen trap. I was just saying, what damage can white do? Ne7 looks nasty. But white can't play Ne7 because of the stupid queen. So how can we move the queen? I first tried, Rf4, but coudn't make it work. Then I thought about g3. But stupid bishop is in the way of g3, so why not exchange bishops?
May-07-06  United33: too bad, i can't find 23.Rh2!! to mate black queen. 23.Rh2!! is the key, we can't claimed this puzzle yet until we find Rh2
May-07-06  syracrophy: 23...Qg4 24.Nf6+ and the black queen falls
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  al wazir: Unzicker must have foreseen the possibility of trapping black's ♕ when he played 20. Nd5. Conquest missed it. So did I.
May-07-06  TrueBlue: well, United, queen looks dangerous at h3, how can you ask her to leave, Rh2 looks natural to me.
May-07-06  rdthieme: I am new here and a complete Patzer, but what happens if 22 . . . Qd8? The knight fork doesn't work because the Queen just takes it. And the exposed attack by the rook on the Queen also fails because the rook is undefended. What am I missing?
May-07-06  United33: <TrueBlue> well, i was thinking about 23.Ne7+ and exhange my knight for a rook or at least 23.Nf6+. I really missed 23.Rh2 to trap the queen. I think Queen on h3 doesn't look dangerous because the only support is bishop, and white have a queen, a rook and a king to defend the area.
May-07-06  pawntificator: <rdthieme>, after 22...Qd8 23. Nf6+ Qxf6 the queen is lost (24. Rxf6) because there is still a rook on f2, defending knight.
May-07-06  rdthieme: <pawntificator> after 22...Qd8 23. Nf6+ Qxf6 the queen is lost (24. Rxf6)

Right. I forgot about that rook.

May-07-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Missed this one. :( Still, I regard this as one of the easier Sunday puzzles..
May-07-06  Open Defence: geez I was looking at all the strange moves and not for the obvious ones ... tsk tsk
May-07-06  patzer2: <rdthieme> The tactic 22...Qd8 23. Nf6+! is classified as a "discovered attack," which in this case per is sometimes referred to as a "discovered attack with check." You can find an explanation of this tactic and the related subcategory "discovered check" on pages 19 to 22 at, which is an excerpt from the book "Killer Chess Tactics." You might also find the explanation at helpful.
May-07-06  c o r e: Well I got as far as winning the exchange for the h pawn, but I was certain this wasn't the complete answer. Lo and behold, the complete answer is so much nastier.
May-07-06  patzer2: Black's last best chance to hold appears to be 19...Qg3 20. Qxg3 Bxg3 =. Fritz 8 indicates Black can survive with only a slight disadvantage after the odd looking 20...Kg7 21. b3 , but it's not a position I'd like to have to defend.
May-07-06  JSYantiss: patzer2, if 21...Bxd5, then 22. Bf6 were played, Black could play 22...Qxe4 and be up a pawn.
May-07-06  patzer2: Yes, but after 21...Bxd5 22. Bf6 Qxe4 23. Qh6 Black gets mated.
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