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Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs Ivan Cheparinov
World Cup (2009) (rapid), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-23
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  0-1



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Nov-26-09  notyetagm: Game Collection: Weakening your own position: making ALIGNMENTS 34 Qg2-g3?? lines up everything on b8-h2 for 34 .. Re4xBf4! 0-1
Jan-24-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: DECOYS: Alignment 34 ... Re4xBf4! forces White to line up pieces along b8-h2 diag
Jan-11-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: EXCHANGE ON THE PINNING SQUARE
Feb-20-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: EXCHANGE ON THE PINNING SQUARE: CREATING TARGET

Y Kryvoruchko vs I Cheparinov, 2009 34 - Re4xBf4! 35 Rf1xRf4 Black reinforces pin with 35 - Qd8-c7

Aug-31-21  Brenin: 34 ... Rxf4 35 Rxf4 Qc7 wins a piece, and with it the game.
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  Breunor: Easy one! Not sure why they show 1 and a half stars for the puzzle, looks like an easy Monday.
Aug-31-21  mel gibson: I got that in under 20 seconds of looking.
A good Tuesday puzzle.
Aug-31-21  landshark: I thought I was a GM when I muffed Monday's puzzle a week ago. But today made up for that: 34.... Rxf4
35.Rxf4 Qc7
Black has an invincible pin and wins
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  drollere: 34. .. Rxf4, 35. Rxf4 Qc7, 36. Qf3 Bxf4+, 37. Kg2 seems to work well.
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  agb2002: White threatens Bxd6.

The alignment of king, queen and bishop on the b8-h2 diagonal suggests 34... Rxf4 35.Rxf4 Qc7, winning the bishop.

Aug-31-21  Nullifidian: I had a different move with the queen than the other people here, though I think it's equivalently winning. I thought of 34... ♖xf4 35. ♖xf4 ♕g5 with the intention of breaking open the kingside with a ♙h5 push.
Aug-31-21  saturn2: Only thought after seeing the gameline - does white escape by something like 36.Qe3 ? No.
Aug-31-21  jith1207: 36.Qe3 and 36..Bxf4+ and Boom!
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  raymondhow: Rather shocking that a GM would play 34 Qg3, even at rapid. 34 Bg3 holds?
Aug-31-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: The engine thinks White was in bad shape even without the final blunder.

Anyhow, seeing the game move is Monday-easy. And in anything that resembles a clever attempt at White defense via Zwischenzug or whatever, Black is likely to have a tempo-assuring check that confirms the win.

Aug-31-21  TheaN: <34....Rxf4 35.Rxf4 Qc7 -+> possibly the best learning moment from this puzzle is that this is the epitome of rook weaknesses; great with a lot of space, weak on diagonals. May seem obvious, but the only difference between a rook and a bishop is that the latter can only hit half the board.
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Aug-31-21  Pawn Slayer: I went Qb8 instead of Qc7 but it makes no difference.
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  chrisowen: Bennies bike platform no? x
Aug-31-21  Hercdon: Easy peasy lemon squeezy
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  chrisowen: No tomahawk no x
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  Steve Holloway: I only saw 35... Qg5
Sep-01-21  Brenin: <Pawn Slayer>: True, but Qc7 has a slightly lower carbon footprint than Qb8 (or Qg5).

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