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Mateusz Bartel vs Michal Krasenkow
"Pole Position" (game of the day Feb-05-2010)
Polish Championship (2010), Warsaw POL, rd 6, Jan-14
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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  chrisowen: Cog afraid as glowing 33.rxg7+ coin operated nicked it new clear route form in gain it notice rookh7 over then it paves the way free for h6+ in general lift rok eg mi lare pad out in g3xg7 time ado the hammer

Can't abstain flags a lot pick strip in queen pawn equal out it horse

Castle ment ace Bartel. Open is it nuthatch back to back o be brawn it

good to go-

33.rxg7+ rxg7 34.nh6+ kf8 35.nxf7 rxf7 36.bxf6 ( )

F8 i story for car park rookf7 hill iron high 36.bxf6 ball as tread

as far as i got ha dry an it kins wallow your pride white in drivers

seat f6 h5 f3 queen retired in either again pawn it ear in grund let

rooks and hapless king fanciful a post in grade f6s too strong queenf3

over sat a yeah black is pigeon entree these nor flappin get rifle f5

street queen sweep off cashino h6 h7 baby bio groan win corner f3f5

escort easy finish lie man is hoof queen grid corrugated i carte 5f l0.

do net ele comin craggy pro seek one ding dong battle up until dare 28...kh7 got in smoked gq4 snap inceed 29 rd3 g3 g7+ out rook leg in dogged a5 pawn?

Apr-03-12  Clodhopper: The winning idea behind the rook "sac" isn't the fork (which only regains material parity) - it is the creation of the passed pawn. That is what wins the game.
Apr-03-12  Capabal: This is way too much work for a Tuesday. The fork is immediately obvious but there are too many possible lines to examine, mainly because 34…Kh7 is just as playable, probably better, than 34...Kf8, and leads to a totally different continuation.
Apr-03-12  YoungEd: The YoungEd juggernaut has not been stopped this week! There's always tomorrow...
Apr-03-12  David2009: M Bartel vs Krasenkow, 2010 White 33?

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For once the win against Crafty End Game Trainer is straightforward. Interactive link to the puzzle position as above:

Apr-03-12  TheaN: 3 April 2012


Material: Black up, ♖ vs ♘+♙

Candidates: Nh6, h6, Bxf6, <[Rxg7†]>

There are a few things I did wrong in analysing this puzzle. Checking initial material, I had the consensus Black was up a rook, not the exchange, for a pawn. White's still down, but that doesn't make the combination that urgent, Black's pieces are not well placed.

Nonetheless, finally deciding on the keymove, the foremost moveorder is simple.

<33.Rxg7† Rxg7 34.Nh6† Kf8> Kh8 just being the illogical move in this position, considering the kingside pawns will march up harrasing the king if he's in the corner.

<35.Nxf7 Rxf7> Kxf7 being a blunder and plain suicidal. However. Now, I actually went with the straightforward analysis "White's better, but it's probably a draw", putting no effort into either 36.Bxf6 and 36.g4, thinking it goes too far for a Tuesday. It somehow does, but that doesn't warrant the fact that just up to move 36, is too few for true credit in this position. White repairs the material deficit, but is clearly winning.

Apr-03-12  sevenseaman: I knew Krasenko to be a high quality Polish GM. But Mateusz Bartel is brilliant young GM. Only 27 he won the European at the age of 18. He has a sizzling win against Caruana and a brilliant one against K. Sasikiran.
Apr-03-12  kevin86: Notice the pieces on g3,g7,g8,f7,and h7 at move 33-remind you of something? this week?

White wins the queen AND TWO PAWNS for a rook and bishop...And creates a passed pawn...which will queen soonest.

Apr-03-12  cyclon: 33. Rxg7+ Rxg7 ( -Qxg7 34. Nxg7 Rxg7/Kxg7 35. Bxf6/+ White also gets winning game ) 34. Nh6+ and now despite Black King having 3 moves at his disposal the basic idea is that after 34. -K- 35. Nxf7/+ Rxf7 ( or in case of 34. -Kf8 35. Nxf7 Kxf7 36. Qxf6+ Kg8 37. h6 is devastating ) 36. Bxf6, White sooner or later - in this position - wins material or mates Black. Whether this is an "easy" puzzle or not, is another question.
Apr-03-12  MarkFinan: <chrisowen> nailed it once again, lol...

You did better than me buddy, i thought it started with h6?

Apr-03-12  BlackSheep: I think on seeing what was required (finally) I took way to long to find it as it was so obvious that g7 is the weak point and its destruction is going to be the only way to blast the position open immediately <David2009> I must have made a meal of it then because I didnt quickly finish him off and I didnt particularly find it harder/easier than most days but I do enjoy the link though as I am fastidiously lazy and would never bother to set it up for myself .
Apr-03-12  DarthStapler: Got it
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  chrisowen: <Mark Finan> Ar sweet fanny it's good inner oe tics the box 6...c4 geotherm it now down in for a sinch you in bb3 dampener it old off the capes 13.pc4 prototype another d3 rook goggles twee din late iff i cast in g4 lady it has the desired effect off racing queen it nudges kin over sat i lean it rookd3 half way their one more mistake nitpicking rookh8 ambling for queen and rookg3 all i gate for big fin it elope advantage break in corner 30.bh4 kg8 tradition i kit aint it nugget gfile kg8 stuck it nimble nitro for queen and rook elan one crashing through queen exposed f7 red rook trip huff queen out rook sac black me says twin rear h5 a turn it f5 got outside pass slide a f7 queen halt rooka8 give spar feeding elevated a 40.ph7 l0 ad lib prompt well it nametag h5 a touch black could it nab in ti re kh8 a5 - lite rook up lo in whirligig!
Apr-03-12  sevenseaman: *7945

'Dream On'

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May be only daydreams, if you have a mind you'll dream.

Apr-03-12  dragon player: This move looks good:

33.Rxg7! Rxg7

34.Nxg7 Kxg7

winning material

34. Nh6+

also winning material

Time to check.


Yes, right


Tomorrow I will not be there, I'll solve the puzzle thursday

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  Penguincw: For some reason, I see this as being easier than yesterday's. 1/2 this week.
Apr-03-12  Patriot: White is up a pawn for the exchange.

33.Rxg7+ Rxg7 34.Nh6+ Kf8 35.Nxf7 Rxf7

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  Oxspawn: Arrived late, in the final hour of the day and no time, so bash straight in 33 Rxg7+
If Qxg7 then
Nxg7 Rxg7
Qxf6 wins a queen and two pawns for a rook and a knight and leaves black open to the queen and bishop. If Rxg7 then Nh6+ wins the queen.
Apr-03-12  1stboard: If I were black I would play 36 R(a)a7 first instead of d5 which was actually played. Double the rooks first which would prevent whits h7 later .....
Apr-03-12  Whitehat1963: But what happens if 36...Ra7? I think black may be better after all.
Apr-03-12  rhickma4: The theme is obvious: it just takes time to see that the final position is actually a clear win.

33.Rxg7+ Rxg7 34.Nh6+ Kf8 35.Nxf7 Rxf7 36.Bxf6
White has a Q + 3P for 2R, and can readily push the K side pawns trough.

Apr-03-12  sevenseaman: <Whitehat & Istboard> It does not look so.

35. Nxf7 Rxf7
36. Bxf6 Raa7
37. h6 Raa7
38. Qf5

creates all sorts of problems for Black.

Apr-03-12  1stboard: sevenseaman: <Whitehat & Istboard> It does not look so.

Black could play 38 R(a)d7 and see what happens .....

Apr-03-12  stst: No immediate kill, but the Bk Q will be lost:
33.Rxg7+ Rxg7 (what else, if Kxg7, 34. RxQ etc.)
34.Nh6+ forks K-any move,
Apr-04-12  sevenseaman: <1stboard> White delays promotion and simply advances the g pawn to attack f7 R. Black's 'a' or 'd' Ps will not trouble White. In case you doubt it, give me your line.
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