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Humpy Koneru vs Antoaneta Stefanova
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Kazan (2012), Kazan RUS, rd 8, Jun-18
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack. Fianchetto Defense (B14)  ·  1-0

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Jun-19-12  notyetagm: Beautiful <PETITE COMBINAISON> by Koneru to win a piece.
Jul-07-12  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

<(25) Koneru,H (2589) Stefanova,A (2518)

Kazan, 18.06.2012
[Solutions]

32. Rxf8+! Kxf8 [32... Bxf8 33.Nf6+ ] 33.Qxe2!! Qe6
[33...Qxe2 34. Rc8#] 34.Nc3 >

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

Game Collection: COMBINATIONEN! 32 Rc8xNf8+!, 33 Qd3xRe2! is a lovely combination by Humpy

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

Q. How does White meet the <DOUBLE ATTACK> against e2 and h4?

41 ?


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41 ♘e2-f4! <<interpose: e4->h4@f4+c1>>>


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A. By <INTERPOSING>, of course!

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

Game Collection: INTERPOSE TO DEFEND. DEFEND BY INTERPOSING. 41 Ne2-f4! e4->h4@f4+c1

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

A *fantastic* <PETITE COMBINAISON> by Humpy Koneru.

32 ?


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32 ♖c8x♘f8+!


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The Black g7-bishop cannot take on f8 because it must <DEFEND/PROTECT> the f6-sq from the threat of a <KNIGHT FORK> from the <CENTRALIZED> White d5-knight due to the <KNIGHT FORK DISTANCE> between the Black g4-queen and Black g8-king (i.e., 32 ... ♗g7x♖f8?? 33 ♘d5-f6+).

32 ... ♔g8x♖f8


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Now the Black g8-king has been <DECOYED (DRAGGED)> to the f8-sq, where His Majesty is <TRAPPED> on a <WEAK BACK RANK>.

33 ♕d3x♖e2!


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The point of the combination: the Black g4-queen is <OVERWORKED>, having to <DEFEND/PROTECT> the <LOOSE> Black e2-rook from <CAPTURE> while also simultaneusly <DEFENDING/PROTECTING> the <LOOSE> c8-mating sq.

Two simple <FORCING MOVES>, a <CHECK> 32 ♖c8x♘f8+! and a <CAPTURE> 33 ♕d3x♖e2!, and White has won a clean piece.

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

Solution to a puzzle given in an issue of Chess Evolution Weekly Newsletter (CEWN):

<(25) Koneru,H (2589) Stefanova,A (2518)

Kazan, 18.06.2012
[Solutions]

<<<32. Rxf8+!>>> Kxf8 [32... Bxf8 33.Nf6+ ] <<<33.Qxe2!!>>> Qe6 [33...Qxe2 34. Rc8#] 34.Nc3 >

Jul-18-13  notyetagm: Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2012

Game Collection: OVERLOADED (YDNPS)! OVERLOADED (YDNPS)! OVERLOAD 33 Qd3xRe2! g4-queen must protect both e2-rook & c8-mating sq

Game Collection: OVERLOADED (YDNPS): PART DEUX 32 Rc8xNf8+! g7-bishop must protect f6-forking sq from d5-knight

An outstanding display by Humpy Koneru of exploiting <OVERLOADED PIECES>.

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