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Marsel Efroimski vs Tsegmed Munkhchuluun
Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008), Dresden GER, rd 6, Nov-19
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense Modern Line (C07)  ·  0-1

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Jun-12-18  ChessHigherCat: Pure skure or pewer skewer this week. Raxe2 Rxe2 Rg1+ wins the other rook
Jun-12-18  ChessHigherCat: Well, the combination was easy but it's a fairly bizarre choice for a Tuesday since it's really just an elaborate way of trading down.
Jun-12-18
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  Phony Benoni: The Left Rook is Right, and the Right Rook is Left.
Jun-12-18
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  andrewjsacks: Late resignation.
Jun-12-18
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  Penguincw: Black has 3 pawns for a bishop. Tried to deflect the rook from the defense of the bishop, but not possible.

But got it. 2/2 this week.

Yet another Women's Olympiad Game from 2008, and yet another rook skewer.

Jun-12-18  jith1207: So, Rook endings this week, huh?
Jun-12-18  patzer2: White's decisive mistake was 41. Be2?, allowing today's Tuesday puzzle solution 41...Raxe2 -+.

Instead, 41. Re2 = (0.00 @ 25 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 41...?) would've held it level.

Jun-12-18  lost in space: 42. Rxe2+ Rxe2 43. Rg1+ Kd2 44. Rxb1 and Black win due to his extra pawns. If White wins blacks b-pawn, Black will eat up the kingside pawns and win there.
Jun-12-18  stst: Main line remains 41.......Rg1+, 42.Bf1 f4
[(*) 42.Kf2 loses immediately as RxR]
(A1) 43.Rxe4 f3, 44.Rxb4 f2+, 45.Kd1 RxB# (A2)44.Rf4 Re2+, 45.Kd1 RxB#

(B)
43.Rb3 f3
44.Rxb4 Re2+
45.Kd1 RxB#

Jun-12-18  zb2cr: Black has 3 Pawns for a Bishop, and wins White's Bishop with 41. ... Raxe2+; 42. Rxe2, Rg1+; 43. Kd2, Rxb1. Black remains 3 Pawns up and should win the Rook ending in a straightforward manner.
Jun-12-18  stst: <Late resignation....>

Yeah, can hardly agree with the game moves... ok but not elegant... boring long dwindling...

Jun-12-18  sudoplatov: Same theme as a recent puzzle.
Jun-12-18
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  agb2002: Black has three pawns for a bishop.

The rook on b1 is defenseless but 41... Rg1+ is met with 42.Bf1. Therefore, 41... Raxe2+ 42.Rxe2 Rg1+ followed by 43... Rxb1 - + [3p].

Jun-12-18  UnknownPlayer: this puzzle was also quite easy. figured out in 30 seconds
Jun-12-18  saturn2: The rook on b1 can be won by a skewer. 41..RaxB removes first the defender ie interposer
Jun-12-18  Walter Glattke: 41.-Rg1+ 42.Bf1 Rg2 43.Rxb4 (otherwise RxRb1) 43.-Ka7 44.Reb3 R2g1 45.Rxb6! Rxf1+ 46.Kd2 Rd1+ 47.Ke3 g5! / 47.Kc3 Rd3+ 48.Kc4 Rxb4 49.Rxb3 Rxh3 50.Kc5 f4
Jun-12-18  Walter Glattke: 42.-Rag2
Jun-12-18  Walter Glattke: I saw 47.Ke3 or Kc3 both 47.-Rd3+ 43.-g5 not good.
Jun-12-18  messachess: Difficult for being 'easy.' I got the exchange, but not the pawn play.
Jun-12-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: It's skewer week.

Is somebody hankering after kebabs?

Jun-12-18  Mayankk: Another Rook sac followed by a skewer. Sounds eerily familiar...

Hope we get more variety in the latter days of this week.

Jun-12-18
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  Stonehenge: You also have to see 41...Raxe2+ 42. Kf1 Rxe3 43.Kxg2 b3
Jun-12-18  saturn2: <Stonehenge You also have to see 41...Raxe2+ 42. Kf1 Rxe3 43.Kxg2 b3>

If 42 Kf1 then
Rf2 43 Ke1 Rg1 44 KxRf2 RxRb1 winning with the same skewer as in the game.

Jun-12-18
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  Stonehenge: Yes OK, but the variation with 42. Kf1 makes it a little bit more difficult.
Jun-12-18  stacase: Count the Pawns and then proceed with 41...Raxe2+
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