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Nazar Yaremko vs David Recuero Guerra
European Youth Championship (2006), Herceg Novi MNE, rd 8, Sep-18
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  0-1



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Jun-22-10  Ferro: HERMAFRODITA A



Jun-22-10  zooter: missed Monday, but Tuesday seems routine (though more plies than usual)

22...Qb4+ 23.Ka1 (23.Qb2 Qxb2#; 23.cxb4 a2# unusual pattern though) Bxc3+ 24.Rxc3 (24.Qb2 Qxb2#) Qxc3+ 25.Ka1 (25.Qb2 Qxb2#) a2#

Seems a bit involved though with a lot of variations, but I'm sure everybody has pretty much nailed it

Time to check

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  thegoodanarchist: Seems slightly easier than yesterday's puzzle to me.
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  Once: <gofer> <dakgootje> Excellent ideas! is either a ghost ship of a website or a top secret social sciences project. I'm liking it. A lot.

For the first, I'm thinking a George Romero (knight of the living dead?) horror flick starring Bruce "the chin" Campbell. For the second, I'm torn between Tom Cruise or Keanu Reeves in a semi-futuristic scifi actioner. Think Vanilla Sky with bishops.

Jun-22-10  cjgone: Double bishops, man are they evil.
Jun-22-10  WhiteRook48: ah yikes i missed it
Jun-22-10  fernandojaume: Yo habria comido el Alfil de inmediato
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  patzer2: <Catfriend> Thanks for the correction. As <Zooter>'s post indicates you are right that 22...Qb4+! is a mate, but not a mate-in-two. If Black plays 23. Ka1, it's a mate-in-four.
Jun-22-10  Jason Frost: < Am643602: 22. Rd5 doesn't do enough... a2+ 23. Ka1 Bxc3+ 24. Qb2 Bxb2+ 25. Kxb2 White is down a Queen for a Rook while black has the passed a7 pawn as a threat.>

22. Rd5 a2+ 23. Kb2! Qb4+ 24. Kxa2 and I don't think black has anything

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  gawain: I just didn't see it. I was trying out 22...Bh6 to deflect the W queen and allow Qb5+ and then Qb2. But that would not have been enough.
Jun-22-10  BOSTER: <Jim> <I missed the (now) obvious forced mate...22...Qb5>. I have to say such complication " impressed " me , because, maybe , I trust you too much.
Jun-22-10  David2009: <Jason Frost: < Am643602: 22. Rd5 doesn't do enough... a2+ 23. Ka1 Bxc3+ 24. Qb2 Bxb2+ 25. Kxb2 White is down a Queen for a Rook while black has the passed a7 pawn as a threat.> 22. Rd5 a2+ 23. Kb2! Qb4+ 24. Kxa2 and I don't think black has anything>

Black has better. 22.Rd5 Bxd5! 23.exd5 a2+ 24.Kb2! a1=Q+ 25.Qxa1 Qb4+ 26.Kc1 (or 26.Ka2 Bxc3 27.Qc1 Qa4+ 28.Qa3 Qxc2+ and mates) 26...Bxc3 27.Qa2 Bd2+ 28.Kd1 Bf4 29.c4 Qc3 30.Bd3 (an unfortunate necessity) Qc1+! 31.Ke2 Qe3+ 32.Kf1 Qxf3+ 33.Qf2 Qxh1+ 34.Ke2 Bxh2 and Black is three Pawns up.

Credit Crafty End Game Trainer, not me, with this analysis. Crafty on-line link to explore the variations:

This on-line link can be set to any position with Crafty playing Black and is a truly remarkable free on-line resource. Enjoy!

Jun-22-10  turbo231: A very nice puzzle, I love it. Too bad i missed it. What about -bh6 checking the white queen. The white queen can take bh6 or not either way she'll be out of the picture.

Or the white queen could xa3 but that's a loser also. If the queen doesn't take a3 then the black queen -b5+....... -qb4 is a lot prettier and better maybe. Time to check and see which way is better. I would guess qb4 will be the best.

Jun-22-10  turbo231: qb4 is best.
Jun-22-10  RandomVisitor: Perhaps white has a better move than 8.Be3:

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Rybka 3:

<[+0.43] d=22 8.Bg5> Bg7 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bxd7+ Qxd7 11.0-0-0 h6 12.Be3 Qc6 13.Qd2 Nd7 14.Bd4 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 f6 16.Nd5 Rc8 17.c3 Qc5 18.Qd2 Nb6 19.Qf4 Nxd5 20.exd5 Qc4 21.Qg3 Qxa2 22.Qxg6+ Kd8 23.Rhe1

[+0.37] d=22 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.Bg5 Bg7 11.0-0-0 0-0 12.e5 Qf5 13.Bxf6 dxe5 14.Qxe5 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 exf6 16.Rd7 b6 17.Nb5 Rfd8 18.Rxd8+ Rxd8 19.Nxa7

Jun-23-10  EyesofBlue: <Sigh>.

I missed this one.... And it's only Wednesday?!

Jun-23-10  M.Hassan: "easy" category. Black is behind in material.
Although it is "easy", I spent a lot of time and played different lines until I arrived at a line that think it has been in the actual game. 22.......Qb5+
23.ka1 is the only square that white King can go to if 23.Qb2 axb2 and white Queen is lost so Ka1 is a safer move 23.Ka1 Qb4 (pawn on c3 is pinned)
24.Qb1 Bxc3+
25.Rxc3 Qxc3+
26.Kb1 a2#
Time to check
Not quite, and much longer than the actual game!
May-10-12  Blunderdome: Came here to post some analysis I read in a book, but I guess David2009 and Crafty came up with the same thing. I recommend playing through that line.
May-10-12  Blunderdome: (His post from 6-22-10, not far below mine)
Sep-17-20  Chesgambit: 12.Bd4 white is a lot of tempo down
Sep-17-20  Chesgambit: Why white don't played Qa3 after black play Qa5
Sep-17-20  Chesgambit: 8.Bg5
Sep-17-20  Chesgambit: 17...Rc3?? Rd3
Oct-18-20  f.alonso01: Pun Candidate

"Commandante Re Guerra"

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  GrahamClayton: Two rook sacrifices on c3 by Recuero Guerra are - one active (capturing a piece) and one passive (placing the rook on the empty square).
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