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Jiri Pelikan vs Carlos Enrique Guimard
Buenos Aires Circulo (1945), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 6, May-14
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Nimzowitsch Line (E18)  ·  0-1



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Oct-16-10  CHESSTTCAMPS: Whoa - I missed the game line, a cumbersome but theoretical win with rooks on the board.
Oct-16-10  kramputz: Not a good puzzle
Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: 56...Re3! (after about five minutes of analysis.)

As ususal, <dzechiel> has already done a good job of summarizing ...

Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: < Oct-16-10 Once: The scene - a room inside King Theoden's castle. Eowyn is practising sword play when Aragorn speaks to her. Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.

Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.

Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?

Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.

Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.

Today's puzzle is about cages, ...>

I mean this in all sincerity ...

SIR!!! I Stand in AWE of your writing ability.

Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: You got a nice, creative spark there too, kid.
Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: < Oct-16-10 kramputz: Not a good puzzle >

Quite the oppositie.

A delicious puzzle. Most games have such MISSED OPPORTINITIES.

I saw and endgame a few years ago at a LA State Champ. Both players were masters, both were in time trouble. The game was eventually drawn, and after the game, M.D. looked very annoyed that he missed a mating web. (I think many of the spectators saw it.)

Oct-16-10  LIFE Master AJ: You should read <Once's> post as well ... ... ...
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  kevin86: An easy one for Saturday:Re3 is a winner;it forces white to give up a bishop to stop mate.

The REAL solution is to win the endgame of ♖+♗+♙ vs ♖

Oct-16-10  BOSTER: For me it was interesting to see what <CG> means under <the pleasant stroll>. The first impression that move 56...Re3 is obvious, creating the mating net. The beauty of this position that white can not using one move protect from two threats h5+ and f5+,and decisive check from Bd8 they can not cover too. So 57.Rg1 foced? h5+
58. Kh4+ Kh6
59.Rg8 Be5 and Bf6 # after Rh8 Bxh8.
Maybe is this only the dream?
What about 57.Bxf7 Kxf7 58.Rb7 Re7 59 Kh5 Kg7 and black have to play careful without eschanging the rooks and the win under the question.
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  doubledrooks: 56...Re3 sets up a mating net.

The tricky line is 57. Rg1 h5+ 58. Kh4+ Kh6 59. Rg8 Be5, covering the h8 square and threatening 60. Bf6+

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  Domdaniel: I like the irony here. Two players, Pelikan and Guimard, meet. Each has an important opening variation, in the Sicilian and French respectively, named for them. And this is ... an endgame study.
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  Jimfromprovidence: I'm having a terrible week overall. I missed 56...Re3 because I thought that after 57 Kh4 Bd8+ 58 Kg4 h5+ 59 Kf4, below, black would have to move the rook.

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I missed 59...Bg5#.

<CHESSTTCAMPS> Loved your line B.

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  Jimfromprovidence: Speaking of endgame studies, I'm now reading Nunn's Chess Endings, Volume 1, which came out earlier this year.

Is there a forum to discuss and rate chess books on this site?

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Oct-16-10  David2009: Pelikan vs Guimard, 1945 postscript: In the game White played an ingenious set of stalemate tries which nearly but not quite work. The last try could have been at move 91 when 91 Rg2! just fails to draw. The link below is with colours reversed: enjoy finding the win against Crafty EGT.

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Pelikan vs Guimard 90...? coulours reversed

Oct-16-10  wals: Nalimov endgame tablebases

White move 63.

Ra7 lose 28

Ra6,Ra4,Ra3,Ra2,Ra1,Ra8, lose 27

Rb7 lose 26

Rxc7 lose 11

Oct-16-10  Blunderdome: If this was played in 1945, why does black have an ELO rating? Surely they weren't in use then...
Oct-16-10  muralman: I got Re3 easily. The white bishop had to fall on his sword. It is the after-play that has me scratching my head. I don't mind showing the player half a dozen moves, but not too willing to play half the game for him.

I just figure with the advantage being one minor piece up for the end game will leave little doubt about the outcome. I wonder why white decided to drag it on.

Oct-16-10  wals: White blunder depth 18 : 4 min :
(-1.05):28.fxe6. Best,Bxc5,+0.85, or
f6, +0.57.

Black blunder depth 20 : 6 min :
(=0.00):40...Re1+.Best, g6, -1.29, or
b3, -1.13.

White blunder depth 19 : 3 min :
(-1.05):42.Qf5. Best, h4, -0.79.

White blunder depth 29 : 57 min:
(-4.65):56.Rb1. best, Kf3, -0.60, or
Rb7, -0.70.

White's position worsened as the game progressed and finished 93.Kh1 -#4.
93...Bf2 -#3.

Oct-16-10  WhiteRook48: interesting finish
Oct-16-10  njchess: I got this one immediately. Strange, since I found both Friday's and Thursday's to be much harder.
Oct-16-10  M.Hassan: I did'nt solve it but looked at the solution. Very interesting and instructive.
Oct-16-10  jrbleau: @muralman, W decided to drag it on because the RP's queening square is the wrong color for the B.
Oct-17-10  tacticalmonster: 1) Black has a meaningless extra pawn because of the opposite colour bishops and rooks ending.

2) Black has the resources to start a king hunt because:

a) White king is stripped of pieces and pawns protection

b) Black pawns and king are part of the attack

c) opposite coloured bishop favor attacking the king because it's like you are attacking with an extra piece

candidate: 56 Re3

a) 57 Kh4 Bd8+ 58 Kg4 f5+ (or h5+) 59 Kf4 Bg5#

b) 57 Rg1 h5+ 58 Kh4+ Kh6 59 Rg8 Be5! 60 Bxf7 Bf6 61 Rg5 Bxg5#

c) 57 Bxf7+ Kxf7 58 Rb7 Re7 59 Kh5 Kg7 (not 59...Bf4?? 60 Rxe7+ Kxe7 draw!)

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  perfidious: <Blunderdome: If this was played in 1945, why does black have an ELO rating? Surely they weren't in use then...>

Kenneth Harkness created the system in 1950, with Arpad Elo suggesting improvements which were brought into use ten years later.

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