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Viorel Iordachescu vs Raul Schmidt
European Individual Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 2, Mar-07
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  1-0



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Mar-21-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: TACTICAL TARGET can be a TACTICAL MOTIF

V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010 20 Qh4-g3! threatens loose g6-sq, create disc againt undef c3-Q

Mar-27-10  notyetagm: Notice:




Mekhitarian vs Matsuura Argentine Ch 2009

Mar-27-10  notyetagm: 19 ♘g5xf7!! 1-0
Aug-15-10  notyetagm: What a **great** tactical shot by Iordachescu to finish off the game in style!!
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  GrahamClayton: 18...♕c3 sets up the double threat with 20.♕g3. What would White play if Black played 18...♕c7?

I don' think that the sacrifice on f7 now works, eg 18.♘f7 ♔f7 19.♕f4+ ♔g7.

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010

19 ♘e5xf7!! 1-0 <UPGRADES> the singular <THREAT> of ♕g4-g3 into a <TACTICAL TARGET (DOUBLE ATTACK)>.

That is why you want to <VISUALIZE> the occupation of the <TACTICAL BASE>, to determine what the <CANDIDATE SQUARES> are for creating a *second* <TACTICAL TARGET> for a <DOUBLE ATTACK>!!!




Sep-05-10  notyetagm: V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010

19 ?

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19 ♘g5xf7!! 1-0

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Game Collection: ENEMY KING makes a great second target

V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010 19 Ng5xf7!! makes g6-mating sq a second target

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: <EXPLAIN> 19 ♘g5xf7!! in V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010:

<VISUALIZATION> to <UPGRADE> a singular <THREAT> that can easily be met into a <TACTICAL TARGET (DOUBLE ATTACK)> that cannot be satisfactorily answered.

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: BEST TACTICAL SHOTS OF 2010

V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010 19 Ng5xf7!! turns simple discovery into winning double threat

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: 19 ?

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This is the position after Black has just played 18 ... ♕c5xc3?!, capturing a White pawn on c3 *but* also dangerously <LINING UP> his <UNDEFENDED> Black c3-queen with the White d3-bishop, creating the prerequisite White-piece-lined-up-with-Black-piece for a possible <DISCOVERED ATTACK>.

White realizes that he can create said <DISCOVERED ATTACK> by moving his White h4-queen onto the g3-square with 19 ♕h4-g3?, but this move does not really threaten anything and just drops the White g5-knight.

What is the problem? The problem is that when the White h4-queen arrives on g3, it does *not* create a <SECOND THREAT>. The threat of ♕h4-g3 needs to be *augmented*, that is, White needs the arrival of the White h4-queen onto g3 to threaten something besides the creation of the <DISCOVERY CHAIN> White g3-queen + White d3-bishop + <UNDEFENDED> Black c3-queen.

Here is the key: <VISUALIZE> the White h4-queen on g3. What other squares might make a good <SECOND TARGET>. The g6-square stands out, as it is a square that can be reach by the White queen from g3 *and* is near the enemy Black e8-king.

Now what <FORCING MOVE> does White have at his disposal that could make the g6-square a <SECOND TACTICAL TARGET>? 19 ♘g5xf7!!

19 ♘g5xf7!! 1-0

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The point is that the brilliant 19 ♘g5xf7!! has created a <SECOND WEAKNESS>, the Black king in general and the g6-square in particular.

After 19 ... ♔e8x♘f7, White *now* plays his h4-queen onto the g3-square with 20 ♕h4-g3 and *now* this queen move is a <DOUBLE THREAT>.

19 ... ♔e8x♘f7 20 ♕h4-g3

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White now has *two*, count'em *two* threats:

1) 21 ♕g3xg6#
2) 21 ♗d3xg6+, 22 ♕g3x♕c3

Sep-05-10  notyetagm: (CONT'D)

GM Baburin in Chess Today CT-3420 gives the sequence <19 ♘g5xf7! ♔e8x♘f7 20 ♕h4-g3! g6-g5 21 ♗d3-g6+ ♔f7xg6 22 ♕g3x♕c3> with great loss of material for Black, so he resigned.

A simply brilliant idea by White, 19 ♘g5xf7!! followed by 20 ♕h4-g3, or 19 ♘g5xf7!, 20 ♕h4xg3! if you prefer Baburin's annotation.

White <VISUALIZED> the White h4-queen on the g3-square <TACTICAL BASE>, where one <TACTICAL TARGET> for a <FORK> was the <DISCOVERY CHAIN> ♕c3-♗d3-♕g3 and the second <TACTICAL TARGET> was the g6-square near the Black e8-king that was created by 19 ♘g5xf7!! and could be reached by the White h4-queen when she arrived on the g3-square.

The brilliant 19 ♘g5xf7!! <UPGRADES> the easily met idea of ♕h4-g3 into a <DOUBLE THREAT> that wins immediately.

Dec-12-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: TACTICAL TARGET can be a TACTICAL MOTIF

V Iordachescu vs R Schmidt, 2010 20 Qh4-g3! threatens loose g6-sq, create disc againt undef c3-Q

Dec-12-10  ounos: <stillapatzer>, instead of spamming this forum, a more productive course of action would be seeking professional help. Seriously.
Dec-13-10  notyetagm: <ounos: <stillapatzer>, instead of spamming this forum, a more productive course of action would be seeking professional help. Seriously.>

I'll stop spamming when you become a GM, k.

Oops. Guess that means I'll never stop spamming.

Mar-28-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: YOU MUST *CREATE* THE SECOND TACTICAL TARGET!
Mar-29-11  sevenseaman: 16. Q h4 ? I vaguely recall I have seen some game that came to an immediate head with the 16. Bxg6 sac. Presence of the N on e7 here stops that precipitate action.

A very good denouement! 'One can pluck a raw fruit and make ripen it in the basket; one can let it ripen on the branch'. Here White expertly waits for the right moment.

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