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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!
May-07-06
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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
May-07-06
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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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discov... 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 http://www.ericschiller.com/pdf/Kil..., which is an excerpt from the book "Killer Chess Tactics." You might also find the explanation at http://www.chessville.com/instructi... 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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