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Sam Sloan vs Jon Jacobs
New York June Game in 50 (2007), Hotel New Yorker NYC, rd 5, Jun-16
Grob Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0

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Oct-12-07  Manic: Nice puzzle at move 37.
Oct-22-07  notatiger54: "Nice puzzle at move 37." Yes, if by "puzzle" you mean finding the only way for White to lose!

White indeed found the only way to lose, by playing the Q-sac 37.Qxf8+. He could have simplified to a trivially won K+P ending (thanks to the outside passed h-pawn) by just trading all the remaining pieces on f7. Instead, White's "cute" Q-sac should have actually lost the game for him. Black, with seconds left on his clock, missed that he could simply take a R with his N (38...Nxf7) before playing ...Qg6. After that White would have to lose either his B or R, so it's all over.

Apr-12-09  slapwa: Not quite: after 38 ..., Nxf7 white takes with the Bishop and he's not losing.

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