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Neel Arora vs Bilal Samhouri
Dresden Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 6, Nov-19
Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04)  ·  0-1

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Jul-02-18  dumbgai: The chess Olympiad is great because you can have players of this level playing with world championship level GMs in the same event.
Jul-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: I saw the ...Qxd1+ solution and stopped looking. After the ...Re1+ alternative is pointed out, I agree: that one is more elegant.
Jul-02-18  swclark25: I also went with the ...Re1+ option. Nice to know it is the more "elegant" solution. I'm thinking more "chivalrous" to sac the Rook and let the Black Queen stand over the White King. Looks like <Gawain> prefers to save the Queen as expected.
Jul-02-18  Strelets: Rook sac Monday? 32...Re1+ forces checkmate on the next move.
Jul-02-18  messachess: It doesn't get easier than this.
Jul-02-18  alphee: Cute!!!!
Jul-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: It seems that more users like Re1+ than Qxd1+. It depends on your definition of "like", but I believe in every instance Re1+ wins. (ex. 8-4)
Aug-23-18  Boerboel Guy: Should be a Monday puzzle!
Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OrangeTulip: Chesspiece of cake indeed
Aug-23-18  stst: Might be a mis-placement, POD for Monday...
White's back-rank too bad, K imprisoned.
Two ways, same result:
(A)32.......Re1+, 33.RxR QxR#
(B)32.......QxR+, 33.BxQ Re1#
Aug-23-18  stst: choices to sac, of course sac the lower piece, As many would hymn:

G Save the Q!!

Also of course, for ELEGANCE - that's important, and what chess is for!!

Aug-23-18  AlicesKnight: Both the 'sacrificial' ....Qxd1+ and the non-sacrificial ....Re1+ win here. Is it Tuesday today?
Aug-23-18  Beancounter: Er... isn't it thursday?
Aug-23-18  eblunt: Any move that gives check , followed by any other move that gives check.
Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diocletian: I blundered: 32...Rd1+. It's disheartening to miss a puzzle so elementary.
Aug-23-18  JeffCaruso: Site has been on autopilot and the days are still out of sync. Looks like it's "virtual Monday" again.
Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < Beancounter: Er... isn't it thursday?>

The webmaster & owner of cg.com, Daniel Freeman, passed away last month. So much of the website stuff that he maintained is not being maintained as of now.

The puzzles are being recycled automatically for the time being...

Aug-23-18  lzromeu: not so easy
God save The Queen
Sac the rook
Aug-23-18  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

<1. + / = (0.32): 8.c4> Nb6 9.d5 Ne5 10.Nd4 0-0 11.Na3 Ned7 12.Re1 Nc5 13.Be3 Bd7 14.Rc1 a6 15.Bf3 Rc8 16.Qd2 Re8 17.b4 Nca4 18.h3 Qc7 19.Bd1 Be5 20.Bg5 Qd8 21.Bf4 Bg7 22.Be3

2. + / = (0.27): 8.h3 e6 9.c4 Nde7 10.d5 Ne5 11.Nc3 0-0 12.Re1 Nxf3+ 13.Bxf3 Nf5 14.Bg4 Bxc3 15.bxc3 e5 16.Qb3 b6 17.Be2 Qc7 18.g4 Ne7 19.Rb1 Bb7 20.Qc2 Qc5 21.Bh6 Rfc8 22.Bg5 Rc7

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: I'd go for 32. ... ♖e1. For some reasons, that's the version I find more pleasing to the eye.
Aug-23-18  gars: Gentlemen, what day is today? Monday?
Aug-23-18  mravikiran: I agree with @thegoodanarchist.

... Re1+ is much better.

Any chess puzzle must have one and only one solution.

Aug-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Imo a bit to Monday-ish for a Thursday puzzle.
Aug-23-18  Huddsblue: Got this straight away - but it's a Monday puzzle and isn't remotely difficult, so therefore not a Thursday puzzle.
Aug-23-18  zb2cr: Repeat my comments from when this was a Monday puzzle on 2 Jul 2018.
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