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Katerina Rohonyan vs Alina L'Ami
Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008), Dresden GER, rd 6, Nov-19
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Aug-06-18  ChessHigherCat: COOKED AS A.LAMI

FWIW, I really liked this puzzle. Not one of those where you end up with a slight material advantage and then win in 39 moves.

Great Friday puzzle, lousy Monday puzzle

Aug-06-18  tjshann: I love Fridays!
Aug-06-18  lost in space: Saw the generell idea....

18. Rxd7+ Kxd7 19. Nc5+ Kd6 (best move; other king moves lead to mate) 20. Qxe6+ Kxc5 21. b4+ Kd4 22. Bg2 and there are too many mate threats (after the whites next move Qd5+)

Hard for a Monday

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  Penguincw: Happy Civic Holiday to all that it applies to.


I honestly thought this was a new puzzle, like a new Monday puzzle. It did have a blue link, but then I realized it was originally a Friday puzzle that I didn't bother with.

But since it's Monday, anyone want a Monday puzzle? Here's one I randomly found.


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Solution: P Soln vs N Fercec, 2001.

Somewhat challenging Monday.

Aug-06-18  diagonalley: looking back over these posts it would appear that master owen is alive (if not well) ... but thankfully CG offers the 'ignore user' option, which <diagonalley> successfully deployed against master owen - perhaps his real name is bates(?) - many moons ago...
Aug-06-18  landshark: <Penguincw> Thanks for the real Monday. It did take me longer until I remembered - Q sac! 30.Qxh6+ Kxh6 31.Nf6# since it blocks the black Q from snarfing the h4 rook -
Aug-06-18  Walter Glattke: 23.-Kc3 24.Qb5# / 23.-Ke3 24.Qe6+ Kf2 25.Qf4+ Kxg2 26.Qf1# / 23.-Ke3 24.Qe6+ Kd4 25.Qd5+ Ke3 26.Qe4+ Kf2 27.Qf3# / 24.-Kf4 25.Rf1+ Qf2 26.Rxf2# or 25.Qf5+ Ke3 26.Qe4+ Kf2 27.Rf1# or 27.Qf3#
Aug-06-18  lost in space: Hi <Penguincw>

30. Qh6+ Kh6 (only move) 31. Nf6#

I love Mondays!

Aug-06-18  ChessHigherCat: Thanks <Penguin>, excellent choice!
Aug-06-18  malt: Thanks <Penguincw:>

30.Q:h6+ K:h6 31.Nf6#
I had composed one for today, you got in first.

Aug-06-18  jith1207: So, next two day puzzles would be Saturday and Sunday toughness?

<Thursdays are the New Mondays>.

Aug-06-18  jith1207: Knowing it's not a Monday puzzle, and having not already seen its previous instance in June, I was able to solve in more than few ways, including the text line. I take it as an improvement over the years personally. Thank You, <Demetrius Cross>.
Aug-06-18  Whitehat1963: Monday??
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  Richard Taylor: I recognized this. The method is as I saw last time. They are still lacking their Webmaster.
Aug-06-18  Pawn Slayer: Holy cow. I got it (well, nearly all the way) but only after 30 mins thought.

If that's a Monday, I dread Sunday's puzzle!!

As for chrisowen, I've always thought he was like the embarrassing distant relative at family reunions: the one who pulls lewd faces and swears, but everyone politely ignores and carries on as if he didn't exist. I thought there was some unwritten rule that no-one mentions him.

I simply cannot understand what he gets out of it, but each to his own.

Aug-06-18  Chess for life: What's going on with Wrong day puzzles, live games that happened 4 days ago...
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  moronovich: <Aug-06-18

Chess for life: What's going on with Wrong day puzzles, live games that happened 4 days ago..>

Daniel Freeman passed away about a week ago.So we must all bear with the new situation.

Aug-06-18  Pasker: How come this is a Monday puzzle? Its not that easy. This is deep for us mere mortals.
Aug-06-18  Olsonist: Looked at it last night and gave it a rest. Saw it this morning. The rook screamed to be sac'd and it was fill in the details from there.

I love Wednesdays. That and I truly appreciate Daniel Freeman for the enjoyment he has afforded me.

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  cu8sfan: Wow, that was difficult, even for me!
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  catlover: Thanks, <Penguincw>. Your puzzle was perfect for today!
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  gawain: I was aware that (due to the very sad recent setback suffered by the site) this puzzle, whatever it was, would likely not be a Monday Very Easy specimen. So it was a Friday. I believe it. Pretty tough to carry all the way through. I saw the general idea: enough to get the first 3 moves.
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  Penguincw: <landshark>, <lost in space>, <ChessHigherCat>, <catlover>

You're welcome.

< malt: Thanks <Penguincw:>

30.Q:h6+ K:h6 31.Nf6#
I had composed one for today, you got in first. >

You're welcome too. But hey. On Thursday <cg> will release the Monday puzzle from Mon/Jun/18, so you could release your composition then.

Aug-06-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4

16...Qxb7 17.Bg2 Qc7 18.Bxa8 Rxa8 19.Kb1 Qc4 20.Qe3 Rc8 21.Rd2 h6 22.Rhd1 Nf8 23.Qa7+ Rc7 24.Qxa6 Bf6 25.f5 Kf7 26.c3 exf5 27.gxf5 Qe4+ 28.Ka1 Qxf5 29.Rd5 Qh3 30.Rxb5 Qxh2 31.Rb7 Kg8 32.a4 Rc5 33.Qd3 Re5 34.Qc4+ Ne6 35.Rb5 Re3 36.a5 Qc2 37.Qb3 Qxb3 38.Rxb3 Nc5 39.Rb6 = (0.16) Depth: 25 dpa

16...Qxb7 17.Bg2
= (0.24 --) Depth: 26 dpa

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  Breunor: I got this one right away. Looking back I missed it the first time, I played g5 when the puzzle was shown recently; so I suspect I remembered the game.
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