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Mark Timmermans vs Nick Hortensius
Hengelo U16 op (2005), Hengelo NED, rd 7, Aug-12
Polish Opening: Czech Defense (A00)  ·  0-1



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Jun-03-13  Conrad93: Another queen sacrifice. *snore*

Let's have an actual puzzle...

Jun-03-13  zb2cr: 29. ... Qxf2+; 30. Rxf2 and now the move that makes it work: 30. ... Ra1+. Now White has only useless interpositions on e1 and f1.
Jun-03-13  Abdel Irada: <mates in two more moves>

Three, actually.

Jun-03-13  Abdel Irada: <whiteshark: Marcus et Cornelia in horto ambulant. Subito Cornelia serpentem videt et clamat: <'Marce, Marce! Serpentem video!'>>

"Mark and Cornelia are walking in a garden. Suddenly Cornelia sees a snake and shouts: <Mark! Mark! I see a snake!>"

And this has what to do with today's puzzle?

Jun-03-13  gars: <Conrad 93>: May I disagree? I love Monday puzzles, they are the only ones I can confidently solve! As <whiteshark> would say, "veni, vidi, vinci".

<whiteshark>: although I love Latin and intend to study it seriously, I repeat <Abdel Irada>'s question: what is that sentence about?

Jun-03-13  OldFool: Marcus = Mark Timmermans
Hortus = Hortensius
serpens = alignment of black Q,R & R after 27 ... Qf5


Just guessing.

Jun-03-13  YetAnotherAmateur: Queen sac Monday: 29. ... Qxf2

The longest line:
30. Rxf2 Ra1+ 31. Re1 Rxe1+ 32. Rf1 Rxf1#

Jun-03-13  alexy1: Sigh.. This is embarrasing.
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  LucB: <gars> <"veni, vidi, vinci">

It's actually "Vici", not "Vinci".,_...

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  whiteshark: <gars: what is that sentence about?> It's the first Latin sentence we had in school. :D

It popped up as wild association similar to <OldFool>'s guessing. ;)

Jun-03-13  JG27Pyth: <<Oldfool>Marcus = Mark Timmermans Hortus = Hortensius
serpens = alignment of black Q,R & R after 27 ... Qf5 ?

Just guessing.>

Yes I think the proximity of Mark and the very latinate Hortensius set off a cascade of neural fireworks in <Whiteshark>'s cerebral cortex sending him

|s h i m m e r y f l a s h b a c k e f f e c t|

to a tiny desk somewhere in the provinces where a bearded and obese Latin teacher declaims this very early Latin lesson.

Ahh, wait, yes, even now do I hear <Whiteshark> singing Gaudeamus Igitur and sobbing with bittersweet nostalgia and regret at the passage of the years... no, wait, that's me...

Ubi sunt...

Jun-03-13  JG27Pyth: Ahh, whiteshark posted while I wrote... I see I nailed it on the head, too :)
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  kevin86: Monday=easy. The queen sac at f2,opens white to a bank rank mate,aided by rook on rank and file.

But doggone it,I probably wouldn't have seen it over the board.

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  chrisowen: Afternoons all you rook backfire in e3 advance.

Offer take see a dancer affabled in suffering 29.Qxd6 Qxf2+ a flittered in e3 a tingling etc him pan in do feckless one bad be enough a differ in biangular 29.Qxd6 cue the weight banded a corner.

30.Rxf2 ra1+ now ledge in rich again really it is a d5xd6 instead aint a bifoliate rooke3 needed in too e1 lever tax us d6 out na in a rook feint fab I 31.re1 down in jail it ok in jesus tenance fooled f7 old a 31...Rxe1+ it abjectness in ago e3 32.rf1 foilable ar oo ok 32...rexf1#

Jun-03-13  BOSTER: Does "f2" is really the weakness?
The strange opening b4, c4, a4, desire to give the opponent open "a" and "f" files, and of course our greed Qxd6 these are the best steps to lose the game.

<Moonwalker> <White declined the queen exchange. I wonder what would have happened if he had accepted>.

After 26...Qc8 27.Qxc8 Rfxc8 28. f4 exf4 29.Rxf4 Ra1+ 30. Kf2 and white is better, because the black pawns b6 and d6 are weak.

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  playground player: This isn't the most enterprising 1.b4 game I've ever seen. In fact, White's play was very humdrum throughout, doing things that you nearly always do in this opening, without paying much attention to what Black *could* do... with the fatal pawn-grab sealing his fate.
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  OhioChessFan: Strange.......I forgot it was Monday, so it took me much longer than it otherwise would have. I started by looking at Ra1, then decided it involved trapping the White Queen, and then realized I just needed to sac the Queen.
Jun-03-13  Patriot: I've seen this pattern quite a bit.

29...Qxf2+ 30.Rxf2 Ra1+

Jun-03-13  Moonwalker: <BOSTER: ...and white is better, because the black pawns b6 and d6 are weak>

That's what I thought too.. Even when <Dr. J> pointed out the open, and black-controlled, a-file, white isn't in that bad a shape!

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  gawain: An interesting variant of those common themes: Queen sac and back rank mate. I liked this one a lot.

29...Qxf2+ 30.Rxf2 Ra1+ etc.

I enjoyed the Latin wordplay supplied by <Whiteshark>.

Jun-03-13  Patriot: <<Moonwalker>: White declined the queen exchange. Three times! In a row! I wonder what would have happened if he had accepted.> It's about even. I can understand why white did not want to exchange queens--it's really not that beneficial to do so. It makes more sense for black to trade here actually because of potential threats against the king. White's game didn't go downhill because he didn't trade queens though. It's because of the blunder, 29.Qxd6??.
Jun-03-13  Patriot: <Moonwalker> By the way, I commend you. I've been reading your posts over several years and I've noticed you have improved a great deal! Good job!
Jun-03-13  Moonwalker: Thank you <Patriot>! Appreciate the compliment :-)
Jun-03-13  stacase: Bang bang bang!
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  thegoodanarchist: Ahhh, the greedy pawn grab. Who amongst us can say that he or she hasn't fallen victim to our own greed at some point?

Be it in chess or in life...

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