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Ulvi Bajarani vs Dragan Solak
European Championship (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 7, Mar-12
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  1-0



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Apr-09-12  PinnedPiece: Monday Time Goal: 30 sec

Solution found in 10 sec, verified by 15 sec.

Result: Succeed.

This was not just a Monday, puzzle, but a first thing Monday after midnight puzzle.


Apr-09-12  BadKnight: not a queen sac, exceptional for a monday.
Apr-09-12  lostlink: The puzzle was pretty easy. It is a Monday after all.

Looking through the game, I was trying to figure out the reasoning behind black's 16th move: 16 .. Kf8

Was it just to get the King out of the center of the board, and he liked the rook where it was?

Apr-09-12  zb2cr: Rook sacrifice to start up a mate in two instead of Queen sacrifice for a Monday! How exciting!

38. Rh8+, Nxh8; 39. Qg7#.

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  Oxspawn: <Zkid:> <38. Qh4?? Nxh4 39. Rxh4 Re3+ 40. Kb2 Rg3 would be very distressing for white.> Ah. Yes. indeed. Zkid. I am undone.
41. Rh8 Rg8 Sound of grinding teeth.
Mind you, after Qf4, there is no compulsion on black to take it (black's aims being restricted to losing without taking the white queen!) The amazing thing about this position is the chains on the black queen. How many free moves would black need to get it into play....?
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  FSR: What everyone else said.
Apr-09-12  bachbeet: Got it. Just may be the easiest puzzle yet on CG.
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  chrisowen: Cob digger true delight tower end heffalump it tainted ergo ah giving

love hounding bishop i f6 lean in CHIRP easy.

Crowing Hanggang I Rope Pony bas rakes lash couple 38.rh8+ nxh8 39.qg7# arrow in calms it of bishop hording e7 re my eye for ointment in qxg6 bad call it re3+ in romping queen off hording erstwhile third rank jack in black rook hall for one musket win single bain right rook left off h1.

Checks h8 and for black arose nxh8 in good rumble you see dress low 39.qg7 waiver black rights steps up as the for i queen smother in fact, manday good to me.

Apr-09-12  whiteshark: What <FSR> said.
Apr-09-12  BlackSheep: This puzzle does not need commenting on. :)
Apr-09-12  M.Hassan: <sevenseaman>: Unfortunately, I don't know French. I showed the prit out of your message to a girl in our office (a good looking one!) who said she knows a little French and she translated it as follows:

On the contrary, all I could say, for me a hectic Monday! Sir! you attached Monday to Tuesday

Is this the right translation of your message? and by attaching Monday to Tuesday, do you mean that the puzzle is worth for Tuesday? (I don't think so).

If you saw this message and replied to it, can you also let me know how you can answer a part of someone's message in this site?. I fully type it and put it in red and then answer it in black lettering. Is there a quicker way to do so?. Thanks in advance.

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  scormus: <morfishine: ..... The state of Texas allocated $600,000 of taxpayer money ....>

Wasn't there a little German guy who proved that if it was a waste of money, it couldn't be proved to be so by a government study?

Apr-09-12  Patriot: 38.Rh8+ Nxh8 39.Qg7# - End of discussion
Apr-09-12  PinnedPiece: <M.Hassan: quicker way?>

Place your mouse cursor above the first word of the message you would like to copy. In anormal browser the cursor should look tall, thin and like a capital I. If not, get a different browser.

Because you should be able to now click down and hold the left mouse button (IBM-style mouse) and then move the cursor down along the parts of the message you want to copy. You should see a reversed color highlight when doing this action.

Press both Ctrl+C keys on your keyboard (or right-click mouse and select Copy).

Down in the kibitz box, press ctrl+V or (right-click and select Paste).

Continue with the <> around the quote.

And Bob's your uncle.


Apr-09-12  1stboard: Just remove the guard ......
Apr-09-12  1stboard: Why not for black on move 16 O-O ???
[ instead of Kf8 ? ]
Apr-09-12  sevenseaman: Thanks <M.Hassan> The girl in your office (a good looking one) is correct in the translation too. I thank her for her literal accuracy.

'Attaching a Monday to a Tuesday' is a phrase in french which means getting a simple thing wrong, like buttoning up your shirt with a button too many at one end and a hole too many at the other.

<Copying and pasting a part message>.

'Left-Click and slide mouse (delicately) along the line (or lines) you wanna copy. They come on in a different color. Leave the mouse now - just take your hand off it. ( w/o clicking, if you happen to re-click, the selection will return to normal color, and you will have a redo).

Now 'ctrl-c' and 'ctrl-v' as usual (or cut and paste).

Any doubts, you are welcome to my forum, 'A close Call'. You get there by left-clicking my handle or avatar.

Thanks, your curiosity was inspiring. I just happened to be very awkward with the puzzle. Most Punjabis do not mind if the joke turns out to be on themselves. 'Thats life', they say, unrattled.

Apr-09-12  stst: This time it's R-sac:
Rh8+ NxR (only defense)
Apr-09-12  Stormbringer: Missed it. Didn't even get the correct queen sac. //shame\\
Apr-09-12  M.Hassan: <sevenseaman>: Thank you so much. It's so nice of you. Best regards
Apr-09-12  M.Hassan: <PinnedPiece>:
Appreciate your cooperation very much.Will try and send you a post to prove that I have learnt your and <sevenseaman>'s guidance
Apr-09-12  M.Hassan: Place your mouse cursor above the first word of the message you would like to copy. In anormal browser the cursor should look tall, thin and like a capital I. If not, get a different browser <sevenseaman> and <PinnedPiece>: DONE! with further thanks
Apr-09-12  LoveThatJoker: Monday, April 9th, 2012

38. Rh8+ Nxh8 39. Qg7#


Apr-10-12  TheaN: Monday 9 April 2012


Material: Black up 2♙

Candidates: Qxg6, <[Rh8†]>

It's always striking that when GMs are pawns behind it is because they're mating two moves later. When I'm pawns behind I'm pawns behind. Unfair.

<38.Rh8† Nxh8 39.Qg7‡ 1-0>

Aug-21-18  residentlegal: Damiano's mate
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