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Robert Graham Wade vs Ronald Frank Boxall
"Wade a Minute" (game of the day Dec-01-2008)
Bognor Regis Premier (1953), Bognor Regis ENG, rd 7, May-09
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Variation (B88)  ·  1-0

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Mar-07-22  Brenin: There is a curious symmetry between the a7-g1 diagonal, along which Black missed the opportunity 10 ... Qb6 pointed out by <estrick>, and the a2-g8 diagonal exploited by White to win the game. In the first case, White needed to move his K off the diagonal with 12 Kh1 to avoid later danger, whereas in the second case Black should have moved his K back onto the diagonal with 21 ... Kg8.
Mar-07-22  landshark: With how Mondays have gotten lately - it didn't surprise me that it took <5 minutes> to solve. At least I solved it! Time was when Monday solves were a given - not so much anymore. 22.Bxf7 suggested itself quickly enough - what took time was to see that none of the easy to see defenses (...g6 or ....Nh5 worked because of the double threat of Ng6# and Ng6 just forking the Q.
Mar-07-22  mel gibson: Same as others.
It took me a few minutes to see the solution.
Black is forced to lose its Queen.
or be checkmated in 1.

Stockfish 14.1 says:

22. Bxf7

(22. Bxf7 (♗b3xf7 ♖f8xf7 ♘f4-g6+ ♔h8-g8
♘g6xe5 d6xe5 ♕d4-f2 ♖f7-f8 ♕f2-f5 ♖d7-d6 ♔h1-g1 h7-h6 ♕f5xe5 ♖f8-e8 ♖h3-f3 ♖d6-d8 ♕e5-e6+ ♔g8-h8 ♔g1-h1 ♘f6-h7 ♖f3-d3 ♖d8-b8 e4-e5 ♗e7-g5 ♕e6-d6 b5-b4 ♖d3-f3 ♖b8-d8 ♕d6-c7 ♖d8-c8 ♕c7-b7 a6-a5 ♖f3-f7 ♖e8-g8 ♕b7-e4 ♖c8-e8 ♕e4-d5 ♖e8-c8 ♕d5-b3 ♖c8-e8 ♖f7-f5 ♖e8-c8 ♕b3-a4 ♖g8-f8 ♖f5xf8+ ♖c8xf8 ♖f1xf8+ ♘h7xf8 ♕a4-e8) +7.23/43 218)

score for White +7.23 depth 43.

Mar-07-22  areknames: 22. After the quiet 22.Bxf7 Black is completely helpess, quite surprising. "Wade a Minute" indeed!
Mar-07-22
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  FSR: What <areknames> said.
Mar-07-22
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  agb2002: Black threatens Qxd4 and Qxe4.

The pawn on f7 prevents Ng6+. Hence, 22.Bxf7:

A) 22... Qxd4 23.Ng6#.

B) 22... Rxf7 23.Ng6+ Kg8 24.Nxd4 wins decisive material.

C) 22... Qxe4 23.Ng6+ Qxg6 24.Bxg6 wins even more material.

Mar-07-22  saturn2: After 22....Qg5 23.Ng6 decides again
Mar-07-22  Skewbrow: I spotted Bxf7 threatening the follow up Ng6+ right away.

But, characteristically, I needed an embarrassing amount of time to see how white should continue, if black refuses the bishop and blocks the h-file with Nh5.

After all, the white queen is still hanging, and in some careless variations white needs to look out for a backrank mate along the f-file. My brain can get stuck in such loops :-)

Mar-07-22
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  scormus: I'll take a quick look at the puzzle, Monday so I should see it straight off. It's 22 Bxc7 .... no <wait a minute> WQ is en pris, it's not 22 Ng6+ either (... fxg6). Hmmm .... Oh yes of course, 22 Bxc7 after All

Great pun!

Mar-07-22  goodevans: Mondays are the new Wednesdays.
Mar-07-22  cocker: <goodevans> Yes, it was a Wednesday puzzle in 2008.
Mar-07-22
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  whiteshark: So a reassessment has taken place here.
Mar-07-22  TheaN: Interesting that <MAJ> analyzed this one based on a relatively 'rating', and that it came out as "more Tuesday then Wednesday". Today, it's a Monday puzzle. Skill inflation or different criteria for puzzles? I don't know.

Alas, <22.Bxf7 +-> and that, considering it's free 22....Rxf7 23.Ng6+ +-, and Black has to do a lot to prevent heaps of material loss... and still does.

Mar-07-22
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  Sally Simpson: The instructive bit was here (Black to play)


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The game is still in the pot. Black feeling a bit uneasy about the pieces pointing at his Kingside goes for the Queens off. 21....Qe5 and relaxes. It was his last move in the game.

Mar-07-22
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Mar-07-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: The only move to Black keep alive is 22...♕xf4 23. ♖xf4 ♖xf7 24. ♖f1, when they have ♗+♘ against the ♕. Sure, it is a little. Game over.
Mar-07-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: <Sally Simpson> Black could try to survive, going back with 21... ♔g8 22. ♖g3 ♕h4!? proposing game tied by repetition of moves (lgs).
Mar-07-22
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  dorsnikov: That was NOT " VERY EASY!" Of course at 80 years old my dynamic vision is not improving.
Mar-07-22
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  raymondhow: Rather unusual Monday puzzle, 22 Bxf7 appeared to be the only strong choice. 22...Nh5 looks to be a rather tricky defense. Probably chosen for Monday because it was one move, then resign.
Mar-07-22  NBZ: <Skewbrow><raymondhow>: Nh5 is indeed interesting. After Nh5 Rxh5 Rxf7, White has to play the obvious Rxe5, and avoid the tempting Ng6+?? Kg8 and now White even loses because of the mate threat. Example: Nxe7+ Rdxe7 Rd1 Rxf1+ Qxf1 Qxh5 picks up a rook. Or Nxe5 Rxf1+ Qg1 Rxg1+ and Black is a piece up at the end.
Mar-07-22  AlicesKnight: Found Bxf7. Of all the possible captures this looks the least probable at first, but proves the deadliest, making Ng6 possible and blocking g8 escape. ... Rxf7 seems to gain two pieces for the Q but White retains attacking prospects.
Mar-07-22
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  gawain: Once again I could not solve a Monday puzzle until I turned away from it for a few minutes. A very nice puzzle with a surprisingly quiet solution.
Mar-07-22
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  Dionysius1: Surely all he gets from ...Rxf7 is ♝♞ for the ♕ - even without immediate attacking chances for White that would be enough to resign.

Not that I got 22.Bxf7. That's a pretty quiet move - tough for a Monday. Confidently expecting an easy Tuesday 😂

Mar-07-22  ndg2: Another one of these "where exactly did black go wrong" games. I can't spot the exakt moment and it seems as if black was doomed right from the start. Can anybody point out when did black go astray?
Mar-08-22  Brenin: <ndg2>: Black's 10th and 21st moves were blunders: see my posting above.
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