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Carl Fredrik Johansson vs Magnus Hernback
SWE-ch op (1997), Gotland, rd 1
Dutch Defense: Janzen-Korchnoi Gambit (A80)  ·  1-0



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Dec-10-12  waustad: At first I couldn't imagine what it would be until it dawned on me that the g and h pawns were missing so I could move the rook or bishop. Then it was fairly quick. The position seemed contrived, but seeing the game it makes more sense.
Dec-10-12  zb2cr: Got this. I have nothing to add to the cogent analysis by <samAtoms1980>, <Patriot>, <Bartimeus>, <M.Hassan>, <Abdel Irada>, <bachbeet>, <Steve.Patzer>, <FSR>,and <waustad>.

Commentary and philosophical musings, including those by <RookFile>, <Infohunter>, <captaindrewwiggins>, and especially <morfishine> is much appreciated.

Dec-10-12  Bengambit: 6.Rxh7.......But just last week I played a 15 minute blitz game against the black pieces,playing the Dutch Defence and now since I have seen this opening by the white pieces,i want to see the response to 3.g4 d5 looks good for black,thus far I would love to see the continuation with my sparring partners.
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  Penguincw: Good way to start the week for me. It's mate, for huge material loss.
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  agb2002: White is a pawn down.

The pawn on h7 prevents 6.Qg6#. Hence, 6.Rxh7 + -, with the double threat 7.Qg6# and 7.Rxh8.

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Dec-10-12  Chess for life: This took me a full 3 minutes!!!!
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  whiteshark: Played it on the spot.
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  kevin86: I was looking for a queen sac-found the rook sac-two ways.

Fools mate variation!

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  chrisowen: Flies in the wave face of danger try rampart rookxh7 in queen dig at g6 e7 black suffers loose of rook humiliate ar son h8 a master stroke minded black in deep water roar in d3 then f6 lowly it signal one in 6.Rxh7 after hoho d3 carrier it brick in plastered 5..g6 for rook churlish in effect, spoil share goes free to the victor angel in f6 Rxh7!
Dec-10-12  BOSTER: With such impetuous bold aspiration to make Monday <POTD> more attractive , more <I love Monday>, I expect to see on the end of this Year the position like this. Black to play ...2.

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Nevertheless, Thanks for Live from England, this is really the great event in Chess World.

Dec-10-12  stst: R-sac:
6.Rxh7 NxR or RxR
Dec-10-12  stst: <The pawn on h7 prevents 6.Qg6#. Hence, 6.Rxh7 + -, with the double threat 7.Qg6# and 7.Rxh8.>

Have to admit that, after Rxh7, Black can resist mate by Kf7, even though RxR etc causes Black heavy material loss.

Dec-10-12  MountainMatt: That was easy...and weird
Dec-10-12  QueenMe: Proposing subtitle "Orders of Magnus-tude" for this one.
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  Once: <morfishine> Very funny posts today, sir! Much appreciated.
Dec-10-12  ProLogik: <morfishine> I'll tell you what really happened:

Our dear Magnus trained for years for this very tournament, with this very defense. He spent thousands of dollars for coaching from the top players in the world, including Kasparov, Kramnik, and Anand.

He secluded himself, reading chess books feverishly, neglecting his poor wife and child. Plus he forgot to shower, which is kind of gross, and he never changed clothes. He was determined to make his magnificent debut at this tiny little tournament. "I'll be called Magnus the Great!" he uttered, smelling of BO.

Our dear Magnus woke up early, and brought his little chess clock and notation pad. After the pleasantries of polite chess players are done, and the arbitrator gives the go, Magnus plays the Dutch, and smiles, seeing his vision unfold....

This was the headline in "Small Time Chess Biquarterly": SMELLY HOMELESS MAN GETS ASS WHUPPED IN A FEW MOVES

Dec-10-12  Kikoman: ♖xh7+! threatening mate ♕g6+# and ♖xh8.


Dec-10-12  rudiment: Straightforward alright. I tried to be kind to Black and got to here on Black's move:

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Poor, oxymoronic Magnus the Lesser has no hope...

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  morfishine: <Once> Thank you for the kind compliment sir! While I will never match your eloquence and wit, I'm glad you found enjoyment in this little story
Dec-10-12  Jafar219: İf this game was played in 1797 then i wouldn`t be surprised, but it is not normal to see such game in 1997 open tournament.
Dec-10-12  tim butler: It took me about 20 minutes to notice there are no pawns on g2 & h2. First look, a typo?
Dec-10-12  Nullifidian: 6. ♖xh7+ wins a rook at least, and if Black takes the rook with either knight or rook, White wins the game.
Dec-10-12  BOSTER: <m-shine> <Kind of funny when you think about it>.

This white and black picture of our real life, made by very sensitive painter is very touching.

I don't know what is more dramatic: the short chess story, where deep thoughts are hidden between lines, or the game, where beneath the surface of the quite opening lie the killiing tactical possibilities, when the player makes the slightest mistake.

Dec-10-12  TheBish: C F Johansson vs M Hernback, 1997

White to play (6.?) "Very Easy"

OK, this must DEFINITELY be the earliest puzzle in the database! An oldy but a goody. This puzzle is in one of the tactics workbooks that I use for my chess classes, in the category "removing the defender".

6. Rxh7! wins a rook, since after 6...Rxh7 or 6...Nxh7 or 6...Rg8 (the only moves to save the rook), the answer is the same: 7. Qg6#.

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