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Gustavo Kanefsck vs Ruben Cristobal
City-ch (1999), Mar del Plata ARG, rd 9
Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Variation (B08)  ·  1-0



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Feb-19-13  patzer2: <lost in space: I saw 19. Nxf7 Kxf7 20. Qxe6+ Kf8 21. Bd6#> Me too! It's demolition derby time (i.e. demolition of pawn structure combination theme) with 19. Nxf7!, and the Black King can't capture the pawn wrecking Knight without getting mated.
Feb-19-13  ZUGZWANG67: If 19...Rf8 then 20.Nd6 Qa6 21.Qxe6+ wins 2 pawns.

This is typical problems for a 3 rank defence: no good squares available for your pieces! :)

Feb-19-13  SamAtoms1980: This puzzle made me think of this game, even though it's not quite the same thing:

W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912

Feb-19-13  Abdel Irada: I used to know someone who routinely used "fsck" in place of a well-known profanity ... or so I thought.

Only now do I recognize it as a veiled reference to Kanefsck.

Feb-19-13  M.Hassan: "Easy"
White to play 19.?

<if...Kxf7 20.Qxe6+ Kf8 21.Bd6#>

20.Nxh6+ Kh7
Knight gains two pawns and lands on a safe square.
Time to see how the game was played

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Kanefsck's opponent was probably the one saying "fsck" here. Or, more likely, "Porque no te vas al gran carajo?"
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  agb2002: The material is identical.

The light squares around the black king are momentarily weak. This suggests 19.Nxf7, attracting the king to a mating net:

A) 19... Kxf7 20.Qxe6+ Kf8 21.Bd6#.

B) 19... Re8 20.Nd6 + - [R+P vs N].

C) 19... Rf8 20.Nxh6+ + - [2P].

D) 19... Kh7 20.Nxd8 + - [R+P vs N].

E) 19... Nh5 20.Bxh6

E.1) 20... Kxf7 21.Qxe6+ Kf8 22.Qe7+ Kg8 23.Qxg7#.

E.2) 20... Bxh6 21.Nxh6+ Kh7 22.Ng4 + - [2P].

E.3) 20... Rf8 21.Bxg7 again two pawns ahead.

F) 19... g5 20.Nxd8

F.1) 20... Qxd8 21.Qxe6+ + - [R+P vs N].

F.2) 20... gxf4 21.Qxe6+, etc.

Feb-19-13  holy tramp: Yeah Black had trouble seeing White's plans here- even using a Cristobal.
Feb-19-13  Abdel Irada: You have to understand that what Black had here was a Ruben Cristobal, which shows nothing but an enticing view of a popular sandwich. This limits the options for clairvoyance.
Feb-19-13  morfishine: <19.Nxf7> Threatens 20.Nxd8 plus 20.Nxh6+ <19...Rf8> White mates after 19...Kxf7 20.Qxe6+ Kf8 21.Bd6 # <20.Nd6 Qd8 21.Qxe6+ Kh7> Black's position is a shambles

PM1: I don't see a huge difference in 19...Rf8 & 20...Nf8; Since the Knight is immune after sacrificing on f7, the Knight will continue its rampage unabated until the game is effectively over

PM2: I noticed that White didn't have to grab the exchange; After 20.Nxh6+ Bxh6 21.Bxh6 Kh7 22.Bxf8 Rxf8 23.Qxe6 Qxe6 24.Rxe6

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By simply simplifying, White is up 3-pawns

Feb-19-13  Abdel Irada: <morfishine>: In your PM2, I don't think 21. ...Kh7 is Black's best. Stronger appears 21. ...Re8, holding the e-pawn and greatly prolonging the game.

Black is still much worse and will eventually lose, but I think taking the exchange (to be returned later in return for that selfsame third pawn) *was* simplifying and probably the more efficient course.

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  Oxspawn: White appears o be able to break open the black position due to the weakness of the f pawn.

19. Nxf7
if 19.........Kxf7
20. Qxe6+ Kf8 (forced)
21. Bd6++

If 19. Nxf7 Re8
20. Nd6 forks rook and queen I guess it would continue

20...... Qc2
21 Nxe8 Qxf4
22 Nxg7 Kxg7
23 Qxe6

And white has a rook, bishop and two pawns for bishop and knight. I suspect I have missed something better for white after black plays Qc2...

Feb-19-13  morfishine: <Abdel Irada> I see your point though 'greatly' seems a stretch; Black already was able to drag it out even after losing the exchange

Either way, as you noted, Ruben's getting sandwiched :)

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  HeMateMe: Pretty straight forward. Black can lose two pawns and the exchange or immediately get mated.
Feb-19-13  maxfrank: In the game, 21d5 with the idea ...cxd5 22cxd5 exd5 23Nxd5 NxN 24Qc4. Wonder what engines like in move 21?
Feb-19-13  zb2cr: Found this. I have nothing to add to the commentary posted by <Patriot>, <lost in space>, <FSR>, <Abdel Irada>, <patzer2>, <ZUGSWANG67>, <agb2002>, <morfishine>, and <Oxspawn>.
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  chrisowen: Needed in flight I accedence 19.nxf7 in his aim, cinch in cooped up pieces again cruise a wave in cashing back begot head for heights free cap in light knight a lip in afore match in crikey it is camp i chuckings 19.Kxf7 20.qxe6+ a lick our black king boot off rim in see freedom I cage light rook here backings fab ko good in afraid it horded 20...kf8 21.bd6#
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  chrisowen: As i said incase of a wasting move like a fastening,

19...Nf8 in a hope for low having got, in free call light oomph 20.nxd8 Qxd8 in see edge for open shute light,

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  gawain: I saw (after a long think) the mate after 19 Nxf7 Kxf7. How can d6 and e6 be so unprotected at this stage of the game? Surprising. After a longer think I decided that Black is positively lost even if he refuses the knight. Difficult puzzle for a Tuesday in my opinion.
Feb-19-13  whiteshark: What <zb2cr> said...
Feb-19-13  James D Flynn: Material is equal even down to the square colour of the Bs but Black is somewhat cramped and seems to have overlooked the obvious pseudo- sacrifice of the N on f7: 19.Nxf7 Re8(not Kxf7 20.Qxe6+ Kf8 21.Bd6#) 20.Nd6(if Nxh6 Bxh6 21.Bxh6 Kh7 White has won 2 pawns and exposed Black‚Äôs K and should obviously win, but White remaining pieces cannot be readily mobilized on the K-side and the pawn on h3 inhibits attacks by the Rs on the h file so material gain looks better) Qa6 21.b4 (there is no hurry to win the exchange when the Q is isolated on a6 and subject to attack ) Rac8(to defend c7 if the c3 N retakes after b5, if instead b5 c5 leaves the Q hopelessly entombed) 22.b5 cxb5 23. Nxb5 threatening to win 2 exchanges) Qh5(ifQh4(ifRe7 24.Bd6 Rf7 25.Qxe6 and the R is lost)24.b3 Qb4 26.Bd6 wins the Q) 25.Bd2 Qh4 26.Rb1 Qa6 27.Nxe8 Rxe8 28.Nc7 Qc8 29.Nxe8 Qxe8 30Qxe6+ Qxe6 31.Rxe6 White is up 2 pawns and 2Rs versus 2 Ns so the endgame is hopeless for black.
Feb-19-13  kevin86: The knight sac leads to a quick win.
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  ZZpatzer: First move not so hard, Nxf7. It's one of those "move first, ask questions later" kind of puzzles.

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Feb-19-13  Patriot: <ZZpatzer> Thanks for the link. After the third try or so I finally won in a rook and pawn ending.
Feb-20-13  snakebyt: I chose Nxf7 threatens his Rook but hoped he would take with pawn so my Queen can take Pawn and check. That didn't happen.
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