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Artur Jakubiec vs Maxence Godard
Tradewise Gibraltar (2013), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 8, Jan-29
Hungarian Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Feb-02-16  Nick46: <Phony Benoni> lol
Feb-02-16  cocker: Much easier than yesterday's
Feb-02-16  CHESSTTCAMPS: In this middle-game attacking position, white has a material deficit of a bishop for a knight plus pawn, but the battery of rooks, the queen, and the knight are all strongly focused on black's weakened king position. White can easily brush aside black's threat of 36... Nxh5 by forcing mate with 36.Rxg7+ Rxg7 37.Qxh6+ Kg8 38.Qxg7#
Feb-02-16  patzer2: Correction: No problem finding the three-move mate starting with 36. Rxg7+, though you can stretch it to a four move mate with 36. Rxg7+ Rxg7 37. Qxh6+ Kg8 38. Rxg7+ (instead of 38. Qxg7#) 38...Kf8 39. Qh8#.
Feb-02-16  patzer2: White's win actually begins a move earlier with 35. Nf7+! when, instead of 35...Kh7 allowing mate-in-three, Black can prolong the game with 35...Qxf7 (diagram below):

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Here white wins after 36. Qxf7 hxg5 37. Rxg5 Bh6 38. Qf6+! when play might continue 38...Bg7 (38... Kh7 39. Qe7+! Bg7 40. Be3! Rae8 41. Qf7 Ref8 42. Rh5+ Nxh5 43. Qxh5+ Bh6 44. Qxh6#) 39. Qe7 Bh6 40. Rxf5! exf5 41. e6+ Rg7 42. Bxg7+ Bxg7 43. Qh4+ Kg8 44. Qxf4 a3 45. bxa3 bxa3 46. Bxd5 with Deep Fritz 15 announcing mate-in-twelve.

Feb-02-16  gars: <Phony Benoni> I saw it in six hours but, unfortunately, I didn't see anything in yesterday's puzzle.
Feb-02-16  saturn2: Everybody goes for 38 Qxg7#; I prefer 38 Rxg7#
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  whiteshark: <saturn2: Everybody goes for 38 Qxg7#; <I prefer 38 Rxg7#>> I don't, cuz 38...Kf8 is still a legal move. ;)
Feb-02-16  TheTamale: Got this one quickly. It's more impressive to behold from one move earlier... pretty keen combo by White.
Feb-02-16  saturn2: whiteshark:saturn 1:0
Feb-02-16  chesscheater: Seems more like a Monday game than Tuesday. Super easy.
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  Once: Well, that's weird. I managed to make today's puzzle a little bit more complicated than it needed to be.

The cluster of pieces around the black king suggest that mate is close. Once I had got 36. Qxh6+ out of my system, I reversed the order and found the game continuation: 36. Rxg7+ Rxg7 37. Qxh6+ Kg8

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But then I had a little brainfart. I wanted to play either 38. Qh8+ Kxf7 39. Rxg7#

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or 38. Rxg7+ Kf8 39. Qh8#

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And while I was trying to decide which finish was the most artistic, I completely ignored the much simpler 38. Qxg7#

Ho hum. Hopefully I would have spotted it OTB. Or my opponent would have resigned before we got to that point.

Feb-02-16  Herma48852: Easier than yesterday:

36. Rxg7+ Rxg7 37. Qxh6+ Kg8 38. Qxg7#

Feb-02-16  psmith: Weirdly, I could not see this on my phone (kept wanting to play 37. Rxg7+ instead of 37. Qxh6+) but when I switched to my laptop I saw it immediately.
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  kevin86: An easy mate in three. Just take out the black bishop and the game collapses!
Feb-02-16  rozzatu: <kungfufighter888: today better 30 seconds and yesterday i took 5 mins>

the same here

Feb-02-16  King Harvest: Simpla!

Vidu ... vi povas preskaŭ parolas esperanton jam!

Feb-02-16  Bubo bubo: 36.Rxg7+ Rxg7 37.Qxh6+ Kg8 38.Qxg7#
Tuesday is the new Monday?!
Feb-02-16  Nick46: <psmith: Weirdly, I could not see this on my phone (kept wanting to play 37. Rxg7+ instead of 37. Qxh6+) but when I switched to my laptop I saw it immediately> The medium is the message.
Feb-02-16  Pinkerton: White has overwhelming firepower here.
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  Tiggler: <Once: Well, that's weird. I managed to make today's puzzle a little bit more complicated than it needed to be.>

Well I chose the exact same variation as you: 38. Qh8+ Kxf7 39. Rxg7#.

Who cares: all roads lead to Rome.

Feb-02-16  Patriot: Nice position. I'd say it took me a little less thought than yesterday's. On yesterday's problem I was eyeing two different ideas--winning a pawn and exchanging down to a winning K&P endgame; and winning the loose rook on h7.
Feb-02-16  Patriot: <ChessGames> It's too bad we don't have the ability to "Like" comments on here (such as on Facebook). I'm probably not the only one on here who has thought from time to time that no one cares what we write. And unless someone addresses your post, who would know after days of posting and no reply?

I think this feature would really boost this site!

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  transpose: I also think the Monday and Tuesday puzzles were switched this week.
Feb-02-16  zb2cr: Simple. All forced. 36. Rxg7+, Rxg7; 37. Qxh6+, Kg8; 38. Qxg7#.
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