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Dann Krystall vs John Burstow
Lone Pine (1974), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 6, Mar-29
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0

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Mar-25-07  Jackz: I got the first three move and that's good enough for me, considering it's a Saturday puzzle.
Mar-25-07  NormanLuis: First!!! Got it right too.
Mar-25-07  DIO: It's a Sunday puzzle! You deserve more credit!
Mar-25-07  dzechiel: Well, once again I considered all of the moves made, just not in the right order. :) Better luck on Monday.
Mar-25-07  chessmoron: The rook sac was screaming at me instantly. But I didn't get Bg5+. :(

If 16...Bxf6 17.Nd5 cxd5 18.Qa5#

Mar-25-07  THE pawn: Wow... I thought the first one was Nd5 threatening mate in one with Qa5. I just didn't realize that the c7 square would be protected by the knight if it's the piece that would have captured on d5 with Nd5 Nxd5 Qa5...
Mar-25-07  scholes: Rybka v2.3.1.w32:

12 +3.60 16.Rf1xf6 Bg7xf6 17.Nc3d5 Qh5xd5 18.Bf7xd5 c6xd5 19.Qd2xd5 Ra8b8 20.Qd5a5+

My first sunday puzzle .I didn,t saw the continuation after exf6 but atleast i got the correct line. My line was Rxf6 Bxf6 Nd5 Qxd5 Bxd5

Mar-25-07  amuralid: This has been a very good week for me.

I started out with 1. Nd5 Nd5 2. Qa5+ Nc7 3. Bc5 d6 4. Re7 but then saw 4. ... Bd7 stifles the attack. It was only then I saw Rf6. I had to decide between 18. Qa5+ and 18. Bg5 both of which seemed strong to me.

Mar-25-07  RandomVisitor: The game might end this way:


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19...Kxf7 20. Qxd5+ Kf8 21. Qd6+ Kf7 22. Re7+ Kf8 23. Rxd7+ Kg8 24. Qd5+ Kf8 25. Qf7# 1-0

Mar-25-07
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  al wazir: My move isn't anything near as convincing as the one in the game, but I think it wins: 16. Bf4, threatening Re5.

If, e.g., 16...Rf8, then 17. Re5 Qh4 (17...Qg4 18. Be6 Qh4 19. g3, trapping the ♕) 18. g3 Qh3 19. Be6 Ng4 20. Rg5. If 16...Ng4, then 17. Nd5, threatening 18. Qa5#. If 16...Qa5, then 17. Re5 Qb4 18. Rfe1, and white has multiple threats.

Mar-25-07  Murphyman: I kind of got it.
Was looking at Nd5 and the mate in one for a while and how grim things were for Black on the Queen side. The line I came up with was
16) Rxf6 Bxf6 17) Nd5 Be5 18) Qa5+ Bc7 Bxc7# which is quite a pretty line but missed the fact that 16) exf6 offers the king the e7 square to escape to and prolong things for black.

Definately not as hard as Saturday's puzzle

Mar-25-07
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  al wazir: Actually, after 16. Bf4 Qa5, 17. Nd5 wins because of the threat of 18. Bc7#.
Mar-25-07  Fisheremon: 16.Bg5 also wins quickly. <al wazir: Actually, after 16. Bf4 Qa5, 17. Nd5 wins because of the threat of 18. Bc7#.> Black has 16...Qc5+
Mar-25-07  venk98: 19.Bg5+ Kd6 20.Bf4+ Kc6 21.Bd5# it took me 10 seconds to analyse this mate....but i have a doubt in 16.Rxf6..if black responds Bxf6, then black would be leading in material...why does white take this risk or why does black capture the rook with his pawn and not with the bishop??????????
Mar-25-07  Bingat29: The solution is still best because it gains material at once if black puts up a defense to the check at a4 e.g. Bb2. The other suggested attack may be refuted simply by d3. Whereupon black can cover up with either bishop or knight. The queen is not trap by the rook since it can move to g3 with impunity. There are more possibilities like, at a given lull by the preparatory move, threatening the white bishop by black rook and when it moves black create another escape route. Considering all these complexities, gaining material at once is best otherwise mate. See the point friends.
Mar-25-07  CyberTrokair: I don't understand why black takes the rook with a pawn instead of with his bisshop. I considered 16.Rxf6 but dismissed it because I didn't see how to continue after ...Bxf6.
Mar-25-07  CyberTrokair: ok nevermind, I just got it
Mar-25-07  KingV93: I got it. The guy who can't spell 'field' when posting on the world wide web for the whole planet to read got it. I'm more than mildly surprised.
Mar-25-07  TrueBlue: Ability to spell has no correlation to how smart someone is. I have horrible memory, but this doesn't stop me from making a living with my brain.
Mar-25-07  TopaLove: <KingV93> The guy who claims to be only 1500 on yahoo said that got the puzzle. THAT´S surprising.
Mar-25-07  KingV93: <true blue> that may be true, but misspelling field for all to see sure makes you feel dumb!

<topalove> I am 1500 on a good day. I expected to see posts about how easy everyone thought this one was, that is usually the case when I get one correct, but hey, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile!

Mar-25-07  Rubenus: <Jackz> What will Sunday be if this is Saturday?
Mar-25-07  Timex: I got only Rxf6 and Nd5, that's it..
Mar-25-07  Marmot PFL: My speling iz onli avareje and iam reel smarte two. I thot the puzel wuz ezy.
Mar-25-07
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  playground player: Glad I wasn't the only one who thought Bg5 was the first move of the combination, not the last...
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