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Wang Hao vs Susanto Megaranto
"Mega Man" (game of the day Nov-16-2012)
Asian Individual Championship (2007), Cebu City PHI, rd 4, Sep-22
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  0-1

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Nov-16-12  The Last Straw: 3 cheers! We've got another winnin' pun by <LoveThatJoker>.

Black correctly coordinated his rooks and queen, seized the open file, and blew hard with a strong and hard attack on the white king.

I wonder if <notyetagm> has collections on this kinda thing. Lemme check.

Nov-16-12  The Last Straw: It looks like Susanto Megaranto was an Indonesian person. The picture of her looks kinda different compared to an American, British person, or an Australian person (I'm mentioning all three so nobody'll get offended.).

I have an Indonesian friend who doesn't portray that type of look, either. :-)

Nov-16-12  Shams: <The Last Straw> If you click on Megaranto's page which you yourself linked to, you will find that Megaranto is indeed Indonesian. You will also find he's a man.
Nov-16-12  LoveThatJoker: <The Last Straw> Thanks kindly for the support, man! I appreciate the fact that you're glad that one of my puns was selected today.

I think this game is simply exceptional as a display of GM Megaranto's resourcefulness and style.

This is my fourth pun selected. Good show and thank you <CG>!

Sincerely,

LTJ

Nov-16-12  Abdel Irada: Somehow, Black's name puts me in mind of the heavy metal band Styx. I half expect lyrics: <Domo ariganto, Susanto Megaranto.>

(Yes, I know that's an atrocious mangling of both the real "Mr. Roboto" lyrics and a Japanese expression of gratitude — not to mention a grandmaster's name. I can't help that; it entered my mind, and there you have it.

It's terrible, but it's catchy.

Or is that "catching"?)

Nov-16-12  Abdel Irada: Astounding that after Megaranto castled queenside, Wang never did get in the almost-reflexive c4. Instead, he chose to try to drive off the knight on f5 and got comprehensively obliterated.
Nov-16-12
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  erniecohen: 23. ♗xg4 hxg4 24. ♔g2 g3 25. fxg3 ♗xg3 26. ♗xg3 and Black has no more than a draw.
Nov-16-12  Castleinthesky: This style of game, which I like to call "Storm the Ramparts," is one of my favorites. Black methodically breaks down White's king side and has a clear strategy for attack. Nice GOD.
Nov-16-12  fokers13: <erniecohen> why should black capture with the pawn?Rxg4 seems much better.
Nov-16-12
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  kevin86: The black attack will lead to mate-soon.
Nov-16-12
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  erniecohen: <<fokers13>: <erniecohen> why should black capture with the pawn?Rxg4 seems much better.> 23. ♗xg4 ♖xg4 24. ♗e3 f5 25. exf6 ♕xf6 26. ♕f3 ♕g6 27. ♖g1 ♗d8 28. ♖g2 ♖g8 29. ♖xg4 hxg4 30. ♕g2. Black's attack is not going anywhere, and White's material advantage should eventually win out.
Nov-16-12  goodevans: Perhaps after <23.Bxg4> black doesn't capture it immediately at all. <23...Bxf2> looks like an interesting alternative.
Nov-16-12
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  erniecohen: <<goodevans>: Perhaps after <23.Bxg4> black doesn't capture it immediately at all. <23...Bxf2> looks like an interesting alternative.>

Black's attack peters out before it gets anywhere, e.g. 24. ♗f3 ♕h4+ 25. ♗h2 ♖g3 26. ♗g2 ♖hg8 27. ♘f3 ♕g4 28. ♗xg3 ♕xg3 29. ♖g1 ♖g4 30. ♕f1, leaving White with a winning material advantage.

May-08-16  Felipe38: I like black position. If 23-Bxg4...I think 23-...Bxf2 looks very strong moves for black ...I didn't analyzed with my computer this move. It was my own tactic ideas. After that move the white king will be in big trouble.
Dec-03-21  Brenin: 24... Be3, forking R and B, has White on the ropes, since 25 Bxe3 allows 25 ... Bxf3+ and 26 ... Qh4 mate. If 25 Bh2 then 25 .... Bh3, threatening 26 ... Bg2 mate) adds to White's pain.
Dec-03-21  Granny O Doul: Tough choice when you may capture either rook for nothing. I might have run out of time trying to decide.
Dec-03-21
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  al wazir: I didn't get it. I didn't even see all the themes in the combination.

I think 26...Qh4 also wins. The threat is 27...Qxe1, followed by 28...Bg2#. White can't move the ♗ on h2 or the ♘ because of the immediate 27...Bg2#.

Dec-03-21  landshark: I could have looked at this position for 2 weeks and never considered 24... Be3.

My lack of optimism in late-in-the-week puzzles notwithstanding - this is the kind of move that separates the really good players from the rest of us patzers.

I've gotten better at considering hard-to-find moves lately but this shows me I've got a long way yet to go...

Dec-03-21  mel gibson: I thought 24...BxNf3
but that doesn't work.
Stockfish calls that a draw.

Stockfish 14 says:

24... Be3

(24. .. Be3
(♗f2-e3 ♗f4-g3 ♗g4xf3+ ♖f1xf3 ♕e7-g5 ♗e2-f1 ♗e3xc1 ♗g3-h2 ♕g5-g4 ♕d1-d3 ♕g4-h4 b2-b4 ♖g8-g7 ♖f3-h3 ♕h4-e1 ♗h2-g3 ♕e1-e4+ ♕d3xe4 d5xe4 ♗g3-h2 ♖h8-g8 ♖h3-h4 ♖g7-g4 ♖h4xg4 ♖g8xg4 ♗f1-e2 ♖g4-g7 ♗h2-g1 ♗c1-d2 b4-b5 ♗d2xc3 ♗g1-e3 ♖g7-g3 ♗e3-f2 ♖g3-g5 ♗f2-e3 ♖g5-f5 b5xc6 b7xc6 ♔h1-g1 ♔c8-b7 ♗e2-d1 ♔b7-c7 a4-a5 ♗c3xa5 ♔g1-g2 ♔c7-d7 ♔g2-h2 ♗a5-d8 ♔h2-g2 ♗d8-g5 ♗d1-c2 ♗g5xe3 ♗c2xe4 ♖f5-f2+ ♔g2-g3 ♗e3xd4) +7.61/46 408)

score for Black +7.61 depth 46.

Dec-03-21
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  raymondhow: I found the first two moves, then got grabby with 26...Bxf1. Winning the exchange twice not so good as bringing the queen in. Maybe I get 2/3 credit?
Dec-03-21  AlicesKnight: Missed this one.

Colourful clerical conclave....

Dec-03-21
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  parch: Went for 24...Be3 25.Bh2
(25.B:e3 B:f3+ 26.R:f3 Qh4+ 27.Rh3 Q:h3# )

25...Bh3 and both rooks attacked,
(26.Rf1 Bg2# )

Leaves 26.Ne1
(26.Rf2 B:f2 27.Bf1 )

Dec-03-21
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Dec-03-21  Cellist: I did not get it. But I have very little time for a Friday puzzle. I believed Bxf3+ would work (it is only draw); the solution did not even cross my mind.
Dec-03-21
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  agb2002: Black has two pawns for a knight.

White threatens Rxf2.

This threat and the defense Bh2, after 24... Bxf3+ 25.Bxf3 Qh4+, suggest 24... Be3:

A) 25.Bxe3 Bxf3+ and 26... Qh4#.

B) 25.Bh2 Bh3

B.1) 26.Ne1 Qg5, with the double threat Bg2+ and Bxc1, looks winning.

B.2) 26.Rg1 Bxg1 27.Bxg1 (27.Nxg1 Bg2#) 27... Bg2+ 28.Kh2 Bxf3 29.Bf2 (29.Bxf3 Qh4#) 29... Rg2+ is winning.

C) 25.Bg3 Bxf3 26.Rxf3 Qg5, with the double threat Bxc1 and h4, looks winning.

D) 25.Nh2 Bh3 (25... Bxc1 26.Bxc1) 26.Bxe3 Bg2+ 27.Kg1 Be4+ looks very good for Black. For example, 27.Ng4 (27.Kf2 Qh4#) 27... hxg4 followed by g3 or Qh4.

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