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Ajgaonkar Mithil vs Deepak Aaron
World Junior Championship (2011), Chennai IND, rd 4, Aug-05
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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Jan-01-13  stacase: That was fun and a good way to start 2013
Jan-01-13  Rama: I decided 34. Rc1 was a winning antidote to black's threatened Rxd7...then realized it was black to play, heh.
Jan-01-13  whiteshark: 34...Rxd7 35.Qxd7 Qf3+ 36.Kg1 Bf2+ 37.Kf1 Be3+ 38.Ke1 Qf2# With such a start 2013 will be my year! :D
Jan-01-13  LoveThatJoker: Happy New Year!!

<34...RxP! 35. QxR>

Forced because of Black's pressure against White's Q1 square.

<35...Q-B6+ 36. K-N1 B-B7+ 37. K-B1 B-R2+>

With the exception of KN8, the B is free to move to any other square and still assist in delivering mate.

<38. K-K1 Q-B7 mate>


Jan-01-13  morfishine: FWIW: <34.Bf4> appears to be a slip; much better is an immediate <34.e6>

Since the White Bishop still covers f2, and his pawn on <d7> is now supported, White fears no worse than a draw; I'll let the machine run on this awhile

*First look shows Black's best is to repeat for the draw

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  scormus: Happy New Year!

And a lovely Tuesday puzzle to start it off with. A nice one for me as I have an internet game going now with my B+Q attacking the K

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  agb2002: Black is one pawn behind.

White threatens 35.e6 and Bc7.

Black can take advantage of the x-ray after 34... Rxd7 to divert the white queen from controlling f3. So 35.Qxd7 Qf3+ 36.Kg1 Bf2+ 37.Kf1 Be3+ (37... Bg3+ is one move slower) 38.Ke1 Qf2#.

Jan-01-13  LoveThatJoker: Yesterday I referred to a post by <tpstar> earlier this year that is utterly hilarious.

I second <FSR>'s statement at that time that it has "Best Post of the Year" quality.

Enjoy: Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship (2012)


PS. In my solution post I was referring to any square *along the QR2-KN8 diagonal*, except KN8.

I see some fellow solvers came up with the alternate mate via 37...B-N6. In all honesty, I just saw the mate involving the QR2-KN8 diagonal.

Jan-01-13  mistreaver: Black to play, 34...? Easy.
The first move is kinda obvious
34... Rxd7
35 Qxd7 White has to take else he looses his rook on d1 35... Qf3+
36 Kg1 Bf2+
37 Kf1 Be3+
38 Ke1 Qf2 mate
Time to check
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  chrisowen: Bind i phew like a fans feather calm rook divulge question feckless f5 whenced stone the crow 34...Rxd7 off edged 35.Qxd7 look in Qf3+ mint a cobalt I see curry favour in king aim ocular 36.Kg1 sight rouse the troops again flint joke horde dock er skin queen rook dissuct henry either bf2+ barjan finjan in ja noose us blinker I digress kingf1 straight off bishop queen any where seek a tack in dredged white at sixes and sevens matter not no a kf1 g1 h1 ive in blew ahh gadzooks 38.Kg1 met absolute 38.Ke1 mate neck in cache Qf2. A lump rd7 stint queenh5 ring out in f3 one bishop to the rescued! Happy new Year!
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  Oxspawn: A new year and even more brain cells seem to have resigned rather than play on. Took me 10 minute of staring at the board before I saw <34. ......... Rxd7
35. QxR>
(more or less forced) <Qf3+ 36. Kg1> and now black needs to tread carefully since white is still hoping for mate on e8. <36. Bf2+
37. Kf1 Be3 Discovered check
38. Ke1 Qf2++>

I would never have found this over the board. I would have panicked as black. I am not even convinced that I have played the last few moves correctly. Easy to get in a muddle and let the bmatge slip. The interesting aspect for me is that white ends the game with queen, rook and bishop all surviving, which is not much consolation if your king has been hogtied.... A good puzzle for a player of my calibre.
Jan-01-13  snakebyt: The quick path is RXd7 to draw Q away from row 3 then Qf3, ...Bf2+. I got it woopie! Happy New Year.
Jan-01-13  BOSTER: <Cihator> <White had an impressive-looking game at one stage>. It looks like white decided not simple win, but demolish black.

I guess that white didn't see that rook d1 is attacked twice, and had only one defender, and after 34...Rxd7 35.Qxd7 "f3" square has no defense. 34. Bf4 is a blunder, after 34.Bb6 was draw.

Jan-01-13  thomson: well , the question already is why 34.bf4?? instead qf1!!
Jan-01-13  thomson: and by the way 34.e6 gives " ewiges schach"
Jan-01-13 Appearances can be deceiving. White's position looks overwhelming, and at first thought this was one of those trick positions where you look for the draw and not the win. Then spotted the Q+B pattern after ...Rxd7. Batting 1.000 for the year!
Jan-01-13  thomson: and 34.bb6 gives draw to black , 34.qf1 is strong
Jan-01-13  mig55: 38. Le3 is one move faster than Lg3.....
Jan-01-13  hedgehog: 25. e6 looks good to me.
Jan-01-13  Kikoman: 34. ...Rxd7!! and wins for Black. :D
Jan-01-13  James D Flynn: Material is equal but White has a doubly protected apwn on the 7th rank. The Black Ks pawn shield is intact whereas the White King has only the h2 pawn. White threatens e6 followed by Bbc7 winning the exchange and preparing Re1 supporting th pawn thrust e7. 34.----Rxd7 35.Qxd7 Qf3+ 39 Kg1 Bf2+ 40.Kf1 Bd4+(Bc5,Bb5 or Ba7 are equally good) 41. Ke1 Qf2#
Jan-01-13  BOSTER: <FSR> <Poor white, and he's about to play e6, when it's game over>.

Sometimes the opposite is truth. This is the pos. in the game with black to play move 24.( who knows, maybe it will be good <POTD> for Tuesday next year).

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Here black played 24...Qh5, but if he played Rc2, white should resign. He lost the piece.

Jan-01-13  EXIDE: Missed this one entirely. Not good, I wish they would reverse the board so that black is playing upward , like one would if one were playing as black. Anyway missing Tuesday puzzle is dissapointing.
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  kevin86: I saw this one...just lure the queen away and bring your own down to force mate in four!
Jan-03-13  UnsoundHero: 34 Bf4 was unfortunate. But if White tries 34 Qf1 Bg3 35 Rd2 Rxd7. Or 34 Qf1 Bg3 35 Bg1 Bxe5.

33 Pf5 endangers the winning game for White. White's position is too exposed. I like 33 Qe4, which allows the Rd1 to guard d7, allows the Q to guard the critical h1-a8 diagonal, fortifies the possibility of a Pe6 push, and can play Qa8 if Black weakens his back rank.

A sample line is 33 Qe4 Qh5 34 Rd2 Be1 35 Rd6 Qh3 36 Bg1 Bh4 37 f5.

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