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Ernesto Inarkiev vs Murtas Kazhgaleyev
Moscow Open (2008), rd 6
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C72)  ·  1-0



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May-04-08  vajeer: <rogermorin: After 41.qxe7+ rxe7 42.c8(q)+kg7
43.qg8+ kh6
how does white win?>

right....I guess we have a draw by repeated checks in that case, or am i missing something too
May-04-08  baba1000: black could have easily drawn this game
May-04-08  aazqua: I didn't think this was insane at all. In fact, I'd say it's pretty easy. Black has mate in one so white has to check. Q*n is fairly obvious. Clearly if the king takes the rook check comes next. The only real issue is deflecting the queen but this is pretty obvious too.

45 kf8 seems a lot better than kh8.

May-04-08  Terry McCracken: < johnlspouge: <Terry McCracken>, out of curiosity, did you find an improvement to <MostlyAverageJoe>'s lines yesterday?>

I haven't a quad computer to offer 24 hour analysis to the problem.

I think 31. Ba4 to yesterdays puzzle is still somewhat better than Bd3.

It appears 31. Bd3 wasn't as bad as I first thought, but it's still my second choice.

May-04-08  johnlspouge: <<Terry McCracken> wrote: I think 31. Ba4 to yesterdays puzzle is still somewhat better than Bd3.>

I wanted to close out my analysis of yesterday's game. Thanks for the input.

May-04-08  wals: Ernesto Inarkiev - Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Moscow Open 2008

Analysis by Fritz 11: depth 50 time 13min 05

1. (2.74): 41.Qb4xe7+ Kf8xe7 42.Rd3-d7+ Ke7-f8 43.Rd1-h1 Qh5xh1 44.Rd7-f7+ Kf8-g8 45.Rf7-e7+ Kg8-f8 46.Re7xe8+ Kf8xe8 47.c7-c8Q+ Ke8-e7 48.Qc8xf5 Qh1-g2+ 49.Kg3-f4 Qg2xf2 50.Qf5-e6+ Ke7-d8 51.Qe6xf6+ Kd8-c7 52.Qf6-e5+ Kc7-d8 53.Qe5-d6+ Kd8-e8 54.Qd6xa6 Qf2xb2 55.Qa6-c8+ Ke8-e7

2. (-7.00): 41.Qb4xg4 Rf5-g5 42.Qg4xg5 Qh5xg5+ 43.Kg3xf3 Ne7-f5 44.Rd1-h1 Nf5-h4+ 45.Rh1xh4 Qg5xh4 46.Ba2-e6 Qh4-h5+ 47.Be6-g4 Qh5-e5 48.Rd3-d7 f6-f5 49.Bg4-h3 Qe5-e6 50.c7-c8Q Re8xc8 51.Rd7-d4 Kf8-g7 52.Rd4-f4 Qe6-c6+

(, 05.05.2008)

May-04-08  wals: <aazqua> and Fritz 11 backs you as being 100% correct.
May-04-08  MarioGolfMaster: Hey, I remember this game! Didn't Kazhgaleyev miss a forced mate earlier?
May-04-08  234: Saturday puzzle <29. ?> May-03-08 G Kuzmin vs A Choudhary, 1984
May-04-08  stacase: 41 Qxe7+ is the only real move white has. Except for 41 rh1 black's next move will be 41 Qh3++ So why does the puzzle start there?

Oh well, I got the first move on a Sunday puzzle. (-:

I got most of the rest too.

May-04-08  openingspecialist: this was definately to easy for a sunday. but i think it took a while to solve. It's pretty easy combo play. I dont really like the line after Kf8 for white but id live with it.
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  kevin86: This one is quite easy for a Sunday-mainly because much of the combination is forced with white being under the gun of a mate threat.

An old chessbook I used to have has the correct title for a combination such as this: CHESSBOARD MAGIC.

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  kevin86: If black deviates from the text with 45...♔f8,white has 46 ♖xe8+ ♔xe8 47 c8=♕ ♔e7 48 ♕xf5... The mate threat is gone and white is ahead a piece for a pawn.
May-05-08  patzer2: The Sunday May 4, 2008 puzzle is an amusing sequence of forced moves utilizing a variety of tactical themes ("combined operations"), which begins with the decoy Queen pseudo sacrifice 41. Qxe7+!!

In the final position, what follows is 50...Kh6 51. Qh8+ , when White picks off the previously decoyed Black Queen (after 43. Rh1! Qxh1) with a skewer tactic.

Prior to this move, 42. Rd7+ forced the deflection 42...Kf8 in order to prepare the discovered check 45. Re8+ and the Queening move 49. c8=Q+!

May-05-08  patzer2: Because of the precarious nature of Black's King, about to be mated, the combination with 41. Qxe7+!! might also be categorized as a "desperado" or "defensive" combination.
May-06-08  ramrock: someone help here. What am I missing?? After Qxe7+ why doesn't black play Rxe7, and after white's c8(q)+, black plays Kg7 ??? the best i can see for white here is a forced draw by perpetual check. How can white win? As an earlier kibitzer said ... "am i missing something?" Anyone?
May-06-08  MostlyAverageJoe: <ramrock>

41. Qxe7+ Rxe7 42. c8=Q+ Kg7 43. Rh1 Qxh1 44. Qxf5

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and black has an extra piece. Still, it would have been better than the line played in the game.

May-06-08  ramrock: <MostlyAverageJoe>

thank you! when i looked at that before, somehow i thought black could perpetually check by 44. ... Qh3+ 45. Kf4 Qh2+ 46. Kg5 Qh6+ 47. Kf4 Qh2+ etc... but i missed the obvious fact that the King just takes the g4 pawn... duh...

Jul-03-08  Jedithious: Awesome puzzle! The queen sacrifice was obvious since it was the only move in which white wouldn't be mated by black.
Sep-17-08  Xeroxx: <Awesome puzzle!>

But the game was mediocre??

Feb-12-09  WhiteRook48: nice exploiting
Dec-04-10  sevenseaman: White seemed buried under a mountain; he gets to the top through its innards.
May-20-16  Whitehat1963: Wow! What an amazing ending combination!
Jan-30-17  Operador: The importance of being Ernesto!
Dec-08-17  mikealando: Gasp! Fireworks
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