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Arthur Kogan vs Dragan Paunovic
IV Stadium Casablanca Open (2010), Zaragoza ESP, rd 6, Dec-28
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Variation (B42)  ·  1-0



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Nov-24-21  Brenin: 31 Rxh6+ gxh6 32 g7+ Kxg7 (32 ... Kh7 33 Ng5+ hxg5 34 Rh1+, or 33 ... Kxg7 34 Qg6+ lead immediately to mate) 33 Qg6+ Kh8 34 Qxh6+ Kg8 35 Qg6+ Kh8 36 Rh8 mate.
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  NMABQjmgChess: Brenin, you mean 36 Rh1 mate?
Nov-24-21  Brenin: <NMABQjmgChess>: I do indeed: I'm looking at the mated K while moving the mating R. I guess it's time for bed.
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  raymondhow: Too easy for a Wednesday..
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: So annoying when your own Rook and pawn have gotten in the way, never mind the two Black pawns. Decluttering your life can feel so good.
Nov-24-21  mel gibson: It's a Monday puzzle - so easy.
Nov-24-21  newzild: <mel gibson> The first move is easy, but the need for an additional sac with 32...Kg7 33. Ng5+ takes it to Wednesday level.
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  agb2002: White is one pawn up.

Black threatens Qxg2# and Qxd3+.

White can deliver mate starting with 31.Rxh6+ gxh6 32.g7+:

A) 32... Kxg7 33.Rg1+ Kh7 (33... Kh8 34.Qxh6#) 34.Qg6+ Kh8 35.Qg7#.

B) 32... Kh7 33.Ng5+

B.1) 33... hxg5 34.Rh1+ Kxg7 35.Qg6#.

B.2) 33... Kxg7 34.Qg6+ Kh8 35.Qh7#.

Nov-24-21  saturn2: <newzlid 32...Kg7 33. Ng5+ takes it to Wednesday level.>

33.Qg6 + wins too

Nov-24-21  newzild: <Saturn 2> Please back up your comment with variations.
Nov-24-21  saturn2: 31.Rxh6+ gxh6 32. g7+ Kh7 33. Qg6+ Kg8 34. gxf8=Q+ Kxf8 35. Qxh6+ and now there are many variations. However black is lost in all. (Would like to see one where he is not) White has checks Qe6+, can bring the knight into play with check and the black king cannot step over the c file.
Nov-24-21  saturn2: The engine move 35.Rc8+ instead of 35 Qxh6 wins even qicker
Nov-24-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: I actually never saw the mating knight sacrifice, because I first found the material-winning line:

32 ...Kh7
33. Qg6+ Kg8
34. gxf8=Q+ Kxf8
35. Rc8+

Nov-24-21  stacase: <Cheapo by the Dozen:> And I missed your 35.Rc8+ winning Black's Queen yielding a won game for White.
Nov-24-21  Lambda: Monday's was Wednesday-level, Tuesday's was Monday-level, today's is Tuesday-level.
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  Dionysius1: If Black, making every effort to escape (as is his duty), plays 32...Kh7, then 33.Ng5+ and mate in two is nice. All under the pressure of Black threatening mate on b2.
Nov-24-21  Hercdon: I seventh the motion that this was a Monday puzzle
Nov-24-21  AlicesKnight: Given the mating threat 31.Rxh6+ looks like the move; if ... gxh6 then 32.g7+ and if the Black K captures then Rg1+ brings quick doom. So ... Kh7, 33.Qg6+ Kg8; 34.Pxf8=Q+ along the lines of <saturn2>; I overlooked the value of the white N.
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  chrisowen: No Rh6+ no what else do you think no?
Nov-24-21  johnnydeep: I "saw" it up to the pawn fork at 32.g7+ but failed to see the inevitable mate that follows. <Sad>
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  chrisowen: Ren slip
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  drollere: with the threat of Qxb2#, white requires forcing moves: 31. Rxh6+ gxh6, 32. g7+ Kh7, 33. Ng5+ hxg5, 34. Rh1+ Kxg7, 35. Qg6#
Nov-25-21  newzild: <<Saturn 2> 31.Rxh6+ gxh6 32. g7+ Kh7 33. Qg6+ Kg8 34. gxf8=Q+ Kxf8 35. Qxh6+ and now there are many variations. However black is lost in all. (Would like to see one where he is not) White has checks Qe6+, can bring the knight into play with check and the black king cannot step over the c file.>

How about, after 35. Qxh6+, simply 35...Ke8.

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