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Andrei Maksimenko vs Branko Damljanovic
Serbian Team Championship (2006), Zlatibor SCG, rd 3, Aug-28
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  1-0



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  gambitfan: A very interesting Morra Gambit Declined (Alapin Variation)
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  gambitfan: Very nice endgame ♖+♘+♙♙♙♙♙ // ♖+♘+♙♙♙♙♙

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Aug-30-09  computer chess guy: Black is lost after 46. .. ♘c5?. Better is .. ♔e7.
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  ChessHigherCat: At first I thought there must be a mistake and then I found this:

51. Ke5 Rxc3 52. b6 Rc5+ 53. Kd6 Rd5+ 54. Kxe6 Ra5 55. Rxa7

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White is threatening Rg8#, KxR, bxa and general death and destruction (at that's just for starters)

Apr-26-19  Fish55: Not difficult for a Thursday.
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  ChessHigherCat: Hey, I got the Friday, that means that the Saturday puzzle will probably be Fischer's mate-in-13 against Byrne or something because I think I'm fated never to score 6 out of 6 (except during the "interregnum" period when the puzzles were chosen pretty much at random)
Apr-26-19  wtpy: Chcat, I am 5/5 as well.
Apr-26-19  Walter Glattke: Options to the match moves: A) 51.-Rc7 52.Rxc7 Kxc7 53.Kxe6 Kb6 54.Kxf5 Nd4+ 55.Kxg5 Nxb5 56.Nxb5 Kxb5 57.h4 Kxa6 58.h5 Kb5 59.h6 a5 60.h7 a4 61.h8Q a3 62.Qa1 Kb4 63.f4 enough to win -B) 51.-Nc5 52.Rg8+ Kd7 53.Rxc8 Kxc8 54.Kd6 wins. C) 51.Rxc3 52.b6 (52.Kxe6? Nd4+!) axb6 53.a7 Rc8 54.Rg8+ Kc7 55.Rxc8+ Kxc8 56.a8Q+ Kc7 57.Kxe6 wins. No surprising situation for black.
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  agb2002: The white king is under check.

The advanced a- and b-pawns suggests 51.Ke5, with the triple threat Rxa7, b6 and Kd6:

A) 51... Rxc3 52.b6 (52.Rxa7 Rc5+ 53.Kd6 Rd5+ 54.Kxe6 Rxb5 doesn't look good for White)

A.1) 52... axb6 53.a7 Rc5+ 54.Kd6 Rd5+ (54... Ra5 55.Rg8#) 55.Kxe6 (55.Kc6? Na5#) 55... Ra5 (55... Nd4+ 56.Kf6 doesn't seem to help Black) 56.a8=Q+ Rxa8 57.Rg8+ Kc7 58.Rxa8 wins decisive material.

A.2) 52... Rc5+ 53.Kd6 Rd5+ 54.Kxe6 axb6 (54... Ra(b)5 55.Rg8#) 55.Kxd5 wins.

B) 51... Rc5+ 52.Kd6 looks even better for White than A.

Apr-26-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: I missed this one.

The first move was totally obvious by the construction of the puzzle, but then I went with Kxe6, overlooking ... Nd4+. Yep -- an endgame with this amount of material, and I still managed to overlook a knight fork. :(

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  malt: Also got 51.Ke5 R:c3 52.b6 Rc6
(52...ab6 53.a7 Rc5+ 54.Kd6 Ra5 55.Rg8# )

53.ba7 R:a6 54.a8/Q R:a8 55.Rh8+

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  Jimfromprovidence: Took me a good while to see 52 b6. I first thought of 52 Kd6, below, because of the mate in one threat 53 Rg8.

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But black holds with 52...Rd3+.

One continuation is 53.Kxe6 Nc5+ 54.Kxf5 Nd7 (guarding b6.)

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Apr-26-19  Hodor: Hodor!
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