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Emil Sigurdarson vs Heimir Pall Ragnarsson
Reykjavik Open (2011), Reykjavik ISL, rd 6, Mar-13
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann Attack (C26)  ·  1-0

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Jul-23-12  TheaN: Monday 23 July 2012

<28.?>

Material: = (heavy pieces + 6♙)

Candidates: <[Qxh6†]>

King assault, check, queen sac, check. White rips open the g-file at the cost of his queen, but due to the blocking pawn on h6, this suffices.

<28.Qxh6† gxh6 29.Rxg8† Kh7 30.R1g7‡ 1-0> nice, but nothing too spectacular.

Jul-23-12  stacase: Way too easy.
Jul-23-12
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  Oxspawn: The white queen sees it is Monday so she kisses the king farewell and says “don’t expect me home for tea”. “Send the rooks” pleaded the king to no avail. “You know how two dimensional rooks are,” sighed the queen. “Someone has to look to the diagonal.” “Send the bishops,” said the king crossly. “Looks like we already sent them,” says the queen, and fixing her crown on straight she set aim for the nearest pawn. Briefly she waved her sword in the face of the black king before being stabbed through the ribs. “Admirable how these peasants look after each other,” was her dying thought.

28 Qxh6+ gxh6
29 Rxg8+ Kh7
30 R(g1)g7++
I have to admit it took me a moment to understand that the king cannot escape up the board, trapped not only by the shutter movement of the black rooks but also tripped up by its own h (formerly g) pawn getting in the way. What would have been the outcome if the f3 pawn had not been there?

Jul-23-12  Nullifidian: 28. ♕xh6+ ♙gxh6 29. ♖xg8+ ♔h7 30. ♖1g7#
Jul-23-12  gambler: First, we sac the queen...

Normally, Mondays give you a mate in 2, with mate in 3 the puzzle seems to be harder than normal.

Jul-23-12  Memethecat: 27.Qxh6+ is obviously the answer, but if a sadistic nature compelled you to stretch it out, then:

27.Rxg7 Qxf3+ (27...Rxg7 28.Qxh6+ Rh7 [28...Kg8 29.Qxg7#] 29.Qf8#)

28.Qxf3 Rxg7 29.Qxc3

Black escapes immediate mate, but is a whole Q down.

Jul-23-12  gars: God bless Mondays!
Jul-23-12  KingV93: I like Monday puzzles. They make me think I know what I'm doing. <Once> Excellent analysis thx as ever.
Jul-23-12  justin2seo: Oh I solved it.
Jul-23-12  Hevelius: Monday morning! When it merely takes you a couple of seconds to solve the puzzle, and you crack that roguish smile...
Jul-23-12  The Last Straw: this is way damn too easy. i solved it in like 3 seconds and like i said last week i am not GK.
Jul-23-12
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  kevin86: Can we call it a "postage stamp mate"?

Back in the old days when we used mail,there is where we put the stamp (the top right hand corner)

Typical Monday queen sac...

Jul-23-12  ajax333221: <scormus: "... 28 Rxg7(!) Qxf3+ 29 Qxf3 Rxf3 30 Rxg8+ Kh7 31 R1g7#">

Why Rxf3? Rgx7 makes it mate in 9.

Jul-23-12  yhprom: <Once> I think 14.gxf3 may be necessary in order to prevent the black knight from reaching g4.
Jul-23-12  LoveThatJoker: 28. Qxh6+ gxh6 29. Rxg8+ Kh7 30. R1g7#

LTJ

Jul-23-12  dragon player: I'm back from my holiday in Germany, and ready for a new week. Today's easy:

28.Qxh6+ gxh6
29.Rxg8+ Kh7
30.R1g7#

All forced.

Time to check.

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Right.

1/1

Jul-23-12
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  MichaelJHuman: I looked at Rxg7 instead. Seemed correct, but there must be a spoiling move somewhere. black Q to d6 would prevent the sequence I saw, but I could not see where it could stop it.
Jul-23-12  Patriot: 28.Qxh6+ gxh6 29.Rxg8+ Kh7 30.R1g7#
Jul-23-12
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  chrisowen: Hinger on i model case in h6 booting pawn takes then big 29.rxg8+

Kh7 30.r1g7# oils the wheels providing a net to weave the black

king. In choice again for h7 also manages to machine flat blacks

defences bag g7 and i flipflop in h6 f8. Vindicate in rook wax on g8

back to offer h6 principle it dogmatic in energy it qh6 as tenure it

nice in blow after h6 g8+ kh7 rg7#

Jul-23-12  tivrfoa: I played 28. Rxg7 xD
I think it wins too.
Jul-23-12  1stboard: tivrfoa: I played 28. Rxg7 xD
I think it wins too.,

Yes, I was looking at that also ( Rxg7 ) as my first play ( move 28, not move 27 ), it does win also.

Jul-23-12  dufferps: Yes, I think 28.Rxg7 wins, but it's no quick checkmate.

28. Rxg7 Qxf3+,
29. Qxf3 Rxg7,
30. Qxc3 gives white a huge advantage, but not the quick checkmate that Sigurdarsin achieved. There are other lines that also stretch it out more than the easy line Sigurdarsin used.

Jul-23-12
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  PhilFeeley: If this is Monday or Tuesday, it must be a queen sac.
Jul-23-12  Gambit All: QSMos - Queen Sac Mondays
Jul-24-12  I play the Fred: Mondays & Tuesdays too easy for you? Take the given position and try to <lose> it using <Loser's Chess> rules! It's fun and challenging.
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