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Assylkhan Karayev vs Alcon John Datu
Open 16-wycc (2008), Vung Tau city, rd 8, Oct-27
Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01)  ·  1-0



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  Plaidpawn: What happened to the good old days when Monday was a queen sac and the whole thing was over in a few moves?
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  ChessHigherCat: I don't get it. White can just play 23. Bxg7 Kxg7 and then fork the Q with Nxf5.
Jan-20-19  jith1207: Deja Vu.
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  OrangeTulip: Elementary, Watson!
But nice anyway, great to finish off your opponent in this way.
Jan-20-19  messachess: Cute, but by no means 'insanely' difficult.
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  agb2002: Recycled.
Jan-20-19  Walter Glattke: Shown too often, 2nd idea was 23.Nxf5 Qg7 24.Bxg7+ with A) Qxg7 Nxg7 Kxg7 or B) Kg8 Bxh8
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  ChessHigherCat: The puzzle is fine, but as a Monday or
Tuesday, not Sunday! They must have made a mistake. Or else it should start 6 moves earlier or something. <CG>: could you please switch to a Sunday puzzle when you get a chance?
Jan-20-19  yadasampati: The bishop sacrifice on g7 on is far too easy for a Sunday puzzle. And why repeat an old puzzle? Is it so difficult to find a new one?
Jan-20-19  yadasampati: It is really amazing: this puzzle appeared very recently, namely on October 22 2018, and that was a Monday!
Jan-20-19  DonChalce: the difficulty increases from Monday to Friday and in the weekend they appear randomly? because this puzzle was easy.
Jan-20-19  malt: 23.B:g7+ K:g7 24.N:f5+ and 25.N:d6

Where did Sunday go ?

Jan-20-19  stacase: Interesting but not surprising, some wine and the hour, but in reality just the wine, and I gave up without looking and went to bed. Five hours later in the wee hours, and the knight fork was obvious. But winning a won game as those little clues when you post sometimes tell you isn’t that easy.

Like what everyone else said, not worthy of Sunday status.

Jan-20-19  gofer: There are two things wrong with this <Sunday> POTD;

1) October 15th 2018 was not that long ago. So I remembered not only the first three moves, but vaguely remembered the next six more...

2) October 15th 2018 was a Monday which means I gave this position to our juniors as part of their coaching...

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  ChessHigherCat: Somebody obviously just skipped a day by accident. Can anybody propose a good Sunday puzzle?
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  ChessHigherCat: Penguin's good at that kind of thing but he's probably sleeping the sleep of the just at this hour.
Jan-20-19  schachfuchs: Recycled already twice. I think the original Monday puzzle on October 8th was still chosen from our highly valued, passed away CG puzzle master. We commemorate him!
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  Willem Wallekers: Prosaic 23. Nf5 seems good enough also.
Jan-20-19  jayfreeman: Easiest puzzle of this week for everyone;)
Jan-20-19  morfishine: A re-re-retread
Jan-20-19  AlicesKnight: Found my comment from its October publication further back. A Sunday puzzle?
Jan-20-19  et1: Not insane at all.
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  ChessHigherCat: <et1: Not insane at all.>

I disagree: it was insanely easy.

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  eternaloptimist: I found the correct moves through Karayev’s 25th move quickly! Although I chose 26.♕c3+ instead of 26.♕h6. This is the only time that I can remember finding the first few moves of an insane puzzle being this easy. Although this is the 1st time that I’ve tried to solve it in a pretty long time.
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  Penguincw: < ChessHigherCat: Penguin's good at that kind of thing but he's probably sleeping the sleep of the just at this hour. >

I didn't see your message because I don't click on Sunday puzzles. ;)

But when I do, I probably don't have a Sunday puzzle. I'd probably suggest a random puzzle (most likely composed, of unknown difficulty).

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