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Ashot Anastasian vs Sergei Tiviakov
"A Shot Anastasian" (game of the day Feb-13-2012)
European Team Championship (1999), Batumi GEO, rd 7, Dec-05
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0



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Dec-19-16  Dionysius1: Oh my - it's a modified Anastasia's mate, and the winner's surname is a modification of Anastasia! If this is a theme I wonder how long can run it for.
Dec-19-16  Dionysius1: Ach <gofer> you got there before me!
Dec-19-16  thegoodanarchist: Game of the Day pun:

<Ashot not in the Dark>

Dec-19-16  scholes: 40 Qxh7 would have been nice tuesday puzzle
Dec-19-16  abuzic: <AylerKupp: <<abuzic> Why didn't white play the much stronger 66.e7>

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Because the "much stronger" 66.e7 does not lead to anything more than a draw per the Nalimov tablebases: 66...Qe5+ 67.Kg6 Qg3+ 68.Kh7 Qh4+....>

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  gawain: What a good puzzle! Tried Nxg6+ first. Doesn't work. When I finally thought about the queen sac on h7 it was a pleasant surprise to see that the white rook is waiting to slide between the pawns across to the h-file to deliver the coup de grace.
Dec-19-16  stingray0104: Funny, the player's name gave the puzzle away.
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  Willber G: <scholes: 40 Qxh7 would have been nice tuesday puzzle>

Yes, well spotted!

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  Bubo bubo: The Monday ♕-sac is back: 41.Qxh7+ Kxh7 42.Rh3+ and mate next move.
Dec-19-16  whiteshark: Mondayish Pavlovian conditioning at work...
Oct-25-21  Brenin: Q sac Monday: 41 Qh7+ Kxh7 42 Rh3+ Qh4 43 Rxh4 mate. Those helpful knights!
Oct-25-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Classic Monday.
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  corneliussulla: Re6 is slow but wins with white up 2 knights
Oct-25-21  Whitehat1963: If this puzzle appeared on a Saturday or Sunday, how long would you spend trying to refute the obvious queen sac?
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  agb2002: White has both knights for a rook and a pawn.

The knights allow a corridor mate: 41.Qxh7+ Kxh7 42.Rh3+ and mate next.

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  Teyss: TGI Monday. Didn't understand the pun, thought it referred to the Tsar's daughter being shot in 1917, then looked at the puzzle, made more sense.
Oct-25-21  The Kings Domain: My, my, my.
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  chrisowen: Wash ies key out Qxh7+ gang affect pack bud cox wash i key out with its bavarian ruck tidy it syndrome bike july clap map pac man camp quiffer feng out its wobbly rug met dip key i chin it slip it stanza cataracts key paddys harangue huff gang its hang hi v it link flick icicle has key i flock axioms jis i key huh mcs aint sad dane its dock hacked its bayern key u fact so i key dc fane on its dare abridges key i dutch key i cj hank ho do bain deen its fag block thigh garconed it fees it vast disc key it shag jain us pleased it dote i key geed it if any key i tac vital it let’s have it dad other bind add otto it good it squash black it fate key in it showgirl Qxh7+ grub?
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  Once: So we have two knights doing their street mime "invisible wall" routine, a queen throwing herself on the barbed wire and a rook dancing the two step swing.

Fun stuff for a Monday

Oct-25-21  TheaN: <Once: So we have two knights doing their street mime "invisible wall" routine, a queen throwing herself on the barbed wire and a rook dancing the two step swing.>

Once strikes again. It was roughly what I was thinking, but would have never written it down like this. I have nothing to add :>

Oct-25-21  whiteshark: Somehow one is always drawn back to the old places of action.
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  takebackok: Easy peasy
Oct-25-21  AlicesKnight: Took a number of moments to recognise that the white R has no barrier to getting to the h-file - at which point the Q-sac became obvious... also; Thanks <Once>
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  gawain: No wonder this felt familiar! My comments from 12/19/2016 still apply. Very enjoyable puzzle.
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  fredthebear: It's a joy to see a handful of long-time members kibitz here today!
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