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Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Anton Filippov
World Cup (2009), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-21
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  ·  1-0

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Nov-25-09  Rachit: I am unrated and nowhere near to even hoping to play Professionally .. but i do think this game lacks any professional refinement :-( ... makes me said.
Nov-25-09  Shams: strange comment; not sure what professional refinement is nor why lack of same would cause you sadness. To each their own. I think the game is a barrel of monkeys, personally.
Jul-12-10  Brandon plays: I liked this game. It was interesting.
Feb-11-19  smitha1: Straight forward.
Feb-11-19
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  ChessHigherCat: It's easy to get a decisive material advantage but no clear mate. Atypical Monday (as opposed to a typical Monday):

38. Rxe5 fxe5 39. Bxe5+ Kh7 40. Bxd6 cxd6 41. Qxc4

Feb-11-19
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  jith1207: May be I'm disappointed because I was looking to find a mating pattern in vain. Decisive advantage after rook exchange is clear enough, not sure if puzzle worthy.
Feb-11-19  lost in space: I tried

38. Rxe5 fxe5 39. Bxe5+ Kh7 40. Qe4+ Kh6 41. Bf4+ Kg7 42. Qe7+ Kh8 43. Be5+ and the black queen is gone with mate attack still ongoing.


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A little to complex for Monday, so I may have missed something easy like 40. Bxd6 dxc6 41. Qxc4?!

Feb-11-19  thisisasign: In retrospect 37...Rg8 was a blunder.
Feb-11-19
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  jith1207: <lost in space>: I thought Rdg6 after Qe4+ will let rook off the hook.
Feb-11-19  saturn2: White is a piece up. With

38 Rxe5 fxe5 39 Bxe5

he wins another pawn and clears off two pairs of pieces.

Feb-11-19
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  ChessHigherCat: The idea of Qxc4 in my line is to get the LSB into play:


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It's +9.87 but no quick mate either.

Feb-11-19
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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a knight and two pawns.

The bishop on c3 allows 38.Rxe5 fxe5 39.Bxe5+ Kh7 40.Bxd6 cxd6 41.Qxc4 and White ends up a bishop ahead.

Feb-11-19
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  al wazir: After 39...Kh7 40. Bxd6, white has a won end game.

This is not what I call "very easy.."

Feb-11-19  lost in space: <<jith1207:> <lost in space>: I thought Rdg6 after Qe4+ will let rook off the hook.>

my line is not forced (untypical for Monday), so there are sidelines...

40. Qe4+ Rdg6 41. Rf7+ Kh6
(41...R8g7 42. Rxg7 and Black can not take back)

42. Bf4+ and again the queen is lost


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Feb-11-19
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  ChessHigherCat: When is atypical Monday not a typical Monday?
Feb-11-19  landshark: I chose the game continuation - and what I visualized from where Black resigned was 39...Kh7 40. Qe4+ Qg6 41. Rf7+ Kh6 42. Bf4+ Kh5 - at which point I saw 43.Rh7+ which does force ...QxR at which point 44. QxQ should be sufficient - but I missed the stronger 43. Rf5+ which mates. Ahh - the powers of visualization - !!
This was unexpectedly complex (and interesting) for Monday -
Feb-11-19  Amarande: I'm seeing 38 Qxf6+ Rxf6 39 Rxf6 Re8 (otherwise the Knight is lost, as Nf3+ or Ng6 allows it to be taken with discovered check while any other square allows mate on the move by double check Rh6) 40 Rf8+ Rxf8 41 Rxe5 which looks like it is probably winning?

Black can't hang onto his Queen because of discovered checks, so might as well give it back and get the Rook behind the passed pawns (41 ... Qxe5 42 Bxe5+ Kg8 43 Bxc7 Rc8) but even that doesn't look like it's going to help much.

Feb-11-19  landshark: <lost in space> In your line not only is the Q lost, so is the K - 40. Qe4+ Rdg6 41. Rf7+ Kh6 42. Bf4+ Qg5 43. hxg5+ Kh5 44. Qf3+ Kh4 45. Qh3#
Feb-11-19  lost in space: <<ChessHigherCat>: When is atypical Monday not a typical Monday?>

Today

Feb-11-19  newzild: I went for the same line as <ChessHigherCat>:

38. Rxe5 fxe5
39. Bxe5+ Kh7
40. Bxd6 cxd6
41. Qxc4

White has an extra bishop with an ongoing attack, and Black's pawns are shattered.

It's an interesting exercise to hunt for a mate, but the above line is clear and winning.

Feb-11-19  lost in space: <<landshark:> <lost in space> In your line not only is the Q lost, so is the K - 40. Qe4+ Rdg6 41. Rf7+ Kh6 42. Bf4+ Qg5 43. hxg5+ Kh5 44. Qf3+ Kh4 45. Qh3#>

Very good! And even 42. Bf4+ Qg5 43. Bxg5+ Rxg5 44. Qh7# is an additional option.

Feb-11-19
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  OrangeTulip: Easy peasy monday.
The long diagonal of the bishop has to be used
Feb-11-19  drollere: Rxe5 was easy to find. another way to lose ...
38. Rxe5 fxe5
39. Bxe5+ Kh7
40. Qe4+ Rdg6 (attempting to save the R)
41. Rf7+ Kh6
42. Bf4+ Rg5
43. Qh7#

and another

38. Rxe5 fxe5
39. Bxe5+ Kh7
40. Qe4+ Qg6 (blocking with the Q)
41. Rf7+ Kh6
42. Qf4+ Kh5
43. Rf5+ Qg5
44. Rxg5+ Kh6
45. Rxg8+ etc.

Feb-11-19  cocker: Far too much play for a Monday
Feb-11-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Qxf6 also works, but that's REALLY not a Monday puzzle kind of approach.
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