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Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff vs NN
Liege (1923), Liege BEL
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Graz Variation (C70)  ·  1-0

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Oct-14-13  Boerboel Guy: <Infohunter> how about....

17. Qxc6+ Qd7
18. Qxd7+ Kf8
19. Qd8# :)

Oct-14-13
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  agb2002: White has one pawn for one rook.

Black threatens 17... Bc5 and 17... O-O.

The knight on c6 prevents Rd8#. Hence, 17.Qxc6+ and mate in two.

Oct-14-13  goldfarbdj: As usual on Monday, the first thing I looked for, before anything else, was if the queen had a reasonable-looking place to sacrifice herself. Sure enough, Qxc6+ was the solution.
Oct-14-13  LoveThatJoker: <17. Qxc6+> forces Checkmate

LTJ

Oct-14-13  Nick46: Easily solved, my Liege.
Oct-14-13  patzer2: The losing move 14...Ne4?, allowing 15. Rd1! , looks so logical and natural.

The only move that doesn't lose on the spot is the odd looking 14...Nd5! (diagram below).


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This saving move (i.e. 14....Nd5!) allows a self-pin of the Queen, which is easily broken after 14...Nd5! 15. Rd1 Qe6 . White's best response to 14...Nd5! might be the computer suggestion 15. Nc3 .

Following 14...Ne4?, White wins with three overpowering deflections (15. Rd1!, 16. Rxa6! and 17. Qxc6+!).

A winning alternative to 16. Rxa6! is the poisoned piece offer 16. Rd6! (diagram below).


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After 16. Rd6!, the Rook's untouchable as 16...cxd6 17. Qxc6+ or 16...Nxd6 17. Qxc6+! win easily.

Oct-14-13  Infohunter: <Boerboel Guy: <Infohunter> how about....

17. Qxc6+ Qd7
18. Qxd7+ Kf8
19. Qd8# :)>

Very good!

Oct-14-13
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  whiteshark: <17.Qxc6+ Q/Rxc6 18.Rd8#> Simple Boolean moves.
Oct-14-13  morfishine: <17.Qxc6+> followed by 18.Rd8#

<patzer2> Very nice write up

*****

Oct-14-13  Morttuus: One could say "a standard queen sacrifice." :-) A similar checkmate like in the famous game between Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Braunschweig and Count Isouard.
Oct-14-13  Ratt Boy: Once again, NN gets rolled.
Poor dude never could play a competitive game.
Oct-14-13
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  FSR: What everyone said. Except <Everyone>, who was silent.
Oct-14-13
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  FSR: <Ratt Boy: Once again, NN gets rolled.

Poor dude never could play a competitive game.>

Not true! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Oct-14-13  zb2cr: 17. Qxc6+ removes the guard from d8. This allows 18. Rd8#. There are a couple of minor side lines which delay mate just a bit, (see postings above from <Infohunter and <Boerboel Guy>), but these are insignificant to the result.
Oct-14-13
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  Penguincw: I was starting to wonder why it was so easy, but realized it's Monday.
Oct-14-13  Everyone: <FSR>

Spirits that I've cited
My commands ignore...

Oct-14-13  TheaN: Monday 14 October 2013

<17.?>

Ugh, NN made a mess of his position. Most likely already won a few moves back, white finishes with <17.Qxc6+ Kf8 (R/Qxc6 18.Rd8#) 18.Rd8+ Qe8 19.Rxe8# 1-0>.

Indeed, black's opportunistic play let to his downfall. <patzer2> shows clearly where black's true fatal mistake occured. I thought it was a move earlier when black captured on e5, and the point where the position was still quite even was after Bg5, where f6 seems playable in combination with castling. If anything, Black avoided to castle and paid the ultimate price.

Oct-14-13  Shamot: Easy as usual for Monday. Remove the guard and # with Rd8.
Oct-14-13
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Oct-14-13
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  kevin86: It was important for white to chop out the knight-then the rook can mate at d8.
Oct-14-13  LIzzard: Back to simple Mon "queen sacrifice for mate" puzzles after a stimulating (and for me tough) week of traps!
Oct-14-13  bachbeet: Saw the knight protecting the mate so just get rid of it with the Q.
Oct-14-13  pericles of athens: White removes one defender of the back rank (RxP), then another (QxN), then checkmate on d8.
Oct-15-13  Nullifidian: There are several solutions here, but nothing can delay the game by more than a mate in 3.

18. ♕xc6+

18... ♖xc6/♕xc6 19. ♖d8#
18... ♕d7 19. ♕xd7+ ♔f8 ♕c8/d8#
18... ♔f8 19. ♖d8+ ♕e8 20. ♕xe8#/♖xe8#

Oct-15-13  Abdel Irada: Mate in three:

<17. Qxc6+!, Kf8>

Or (a) 17. ...Q/Rxc6? 18. Rd8#, with a lingering bouquet of Morphy vs. Duke Karl and Count Isouard.

<18. Rd8+, Qe8
19. Q/Rxe8#>

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