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Lembit Oll vs Tal Shaked
"Best of Oll" (game of the day Aug-15-2011)
New York Open (1997), New York, NY USA, rd 2, Mar-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Double Fianchetto Attack (E64)  ·  1-0



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Nov-06-08  DarthStapler: I got the first 3 moves
Nov-06-08  Oliveira: <LaFreaK>

The "Indian Theme"!

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1.g8=N!!, b5; 2.Ne7, Kb4; 3.Nc6++

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  maxi: Stirred Oll, not Shaked! I love this combination!
Nov-06-08  BadKnight: yep, took only couple of minutes to solve it!
Nov-06-08  crwynn: I missed 38.Bf6, I thought this line was just an opp-colored bishops ending; I turned to 33.Be5 instead, since 33...Re5? 34.Qd8 Rg6 35.Qc7+ should win easily, but 33...Rf8 leaves White with "nothing" from a puzzle-solving perspective although I think he has more than enough for the Exchange.
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  maxi: It's a terrible loss, poor Oll; I hope God grants him peace.
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  chancho: <There are rumors that his tragic decision was ignited by some financial difficulties, but those who knew him better doubt this very much, pointing out that his recent divorce and separation from his two sons is more likely to be the cause.>

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  maxi: <chancho> I had never paid attention to him, but when I saw this game (yesterday's puzzle here) I was very impressed. I realized I was in the presence of a great player. Today I was going again over the game and read he was already dead. He was only 33 when he took his own life.
Dec-13-08  thebribri8: How has this not been a game of the day yet? His name is "Shaked" for crying out loud!
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: Tal has not been known to be shaked
Jun-13-11  abstract: Im sure Shaked thought himself winning before the last move :)
Aug-15-11  sfm: 770 Stirred Shaked
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  piltdown man: What a beautiful game!
Aug-15-11  sevenseaman: This a pleasurable game, so much fun!
Aug-15-11  abuzic: <White to play, 33.? Qd8 or Bg8+> 33.Bg8+!! and black cannot escape mate...

(33.Qd8! works well. Black will avoid direct mate, but will emerge a R+2P down:

33.Qd8 Qe8 34.Bg8+ Kh8 35.Bxe5 Qxd8 36.Bxf6+ Rg7 37.Bxg7+ Kxg8 38.Bf6+ Kf7 39.Bxd8

a whole R+2P up and easy win).

33.Bg8+!! has more spectacular finish. White keeps his Q and black may give up the Q and a R to try to avoid direct mate.... but can he? There are many mating variations:

33.Bg8+ Kh8 (is forced);
34.Bxe5. The best defences here are:
a.33...Rxe5 and b.33...Qh3+ c.other moves finish faster.

a.34...Rxe5 35.Qd8 Qxh3+ <(35...Rg6 36.Be6+ Kh7 37.Qc7+ Kh8 38.Qxe5+ Kh7 39.Bxf5 Kg8 40.Qe8+ Kg7 41.Bxg6 Qd5 42.Qe7+ Kg8 43.Bh7+ Kh8 44.Qg7#)> 36.Rxh3 Kg7 37.Bc4 Rd5 38.Bxd5 (38.Rg3+ works too) cxd5 39.Rg3+ Rg6 40.Qe7+ Kg8 41.Qe8+ Kg7 42.Qe5+ Kg8 43.Qxf5 Rg5 44.Qe6+ Kg7 45.Rxf3 Rh5+ 46.Kg2 Rg5+ 47.Kf1 Kh7 48.Rf7+ Rg7 49.Qf5+ Kh8 50.Qf6 Kh7 51.Qxg7#

b.34...Qxh3+ leads to a similar position as a. after 35.Rxh3 Rd5 36.Qd8 Kg7 37.Bc4 Rd5....

Other variations lead to faster mate:
c.34...Bg4 35.Bxf6+ Kxg8 36.Rxg4+ Kf8 37.Qd8+ Qe8 38.Bxe7+ Kf7 39.Rf4+ Kg7 40.Qxe8+ h5 41.Qxh5+ and 42.Rg4#.

34...Bxh3 35.Bxf6+ Rg7 36.Rxg7 Bg2+ 37.Kg3! Qh3+ 38.Kf4 (forced!) Qh4+ 39.Ke5! (not forced!) Qxf6+ 40.Kxf6 and mate will follow.

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  kevin86: How is this for a windmill?

35...♕xd8 36 ♗xf6+ ♖g7 37 ♗xg7+ ♔xg8 38 ♗f6+ and 39 ♗xd8

Aug-15-11  MikeB20: Shaked, rattled and Oll'd.
Aug-15-11  Eduardo Bermudez: Axe5 !!!
Aug-15-11  naruto00122: 33.Bg8+ Kh8 34.Bxe5 Rxe5 35.Qd8 works too

(final position)

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followed by 35...Qxh3 36.Rxh3 Kg7 37.Qc7+ Kxg8 38.Qxe5 Bxh3 39.Qxf6

Aug-15-11  nolanryan: this is difficult for a monday level pun.. any help?
May-02-15  diagonalley: fabulous vision by oll!
May-02-15  stst: Try this line before bed:

32.Bxe5 Rxe5
33.Rxf6 Rxf6
34.Bg8+ Kh8
35.Qd8 Re8

Of course other defense variations exist,... will check again later ("tomorrow"... )

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  agb2002: The material identical.

The white queen can invade the black field with 32.Rxf6 Rxf6 33.Qd8:

A) 33... Qe8 34.Bg8+ Kh8 (34... Qxg8 35.Qxg8#) 35.Bxe5

A.1) 35... Qxd8 36.Bxf6+ Rg7 37.Bxg7+ Kxg8 38.Bf6+ followed by 39.Bxd8 + - [R].

A.2) 35... Rxe5 36.Qxf6#.

A.3) 35... Qf8 36.Qxf8 wins.

A.4) 35... Re6 36.Qxe8 Rxe8 37.Bxf6#.

B) 33... Re8 34.Qxf6 + - [B].

C) 33... Be6 34.Bxf6 Rxe6 35.Qg8#.

D) 33... Rg7 34.Bg8+ (34.Qxf6 Rxg3 35.fxg3 Qxh3+ 36.Kg1 Qg2#) 34... Kh8 35.Bf7+ wins the queen.

E) 33... Bxh3 34.Rxh6+ followed by 35.Rxh3 wins the queen.

May-02-15  morfishine: I had <32.Rxf6> followed by 32...Rxf6 33.Bg8+ Kh8 34.Qd8 Qe8 <35.Bxe5> The Bishop cannot be taken due to 36.Qxf6+; and 35...Qxd8 is met by 36.Bxf6+

No time now to check if move-order makes a difference


May-02-15  gofer: Black has already lost control of the a2-g8 diagonal and the g file, so white just needs to control the a1-h8 diagonal and its all over. The start to that plan is getting rid of the main able defender of that diagonal, the DSB.

<32 Rxf6 ...>

If black accepts its all over very quickly!

32 ... Rxf6
33 Qd8 Qe8
34 Bg8+ Kh8
35 Bxe5! ...

35 ... Qxd8
36 Bxf6+ Rg7
37 Bxg7+ Kxg8
38 Bf6+

So black must refuse...

32 ... Rg7
33 Rxf5

32 ... Bxh3
33 Rxh6+! Kxh6/Qxh6
34 Rxh3

I really don't see how to refuse...



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