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Dominic Mackle vs Gawain Jones
"Snap Mackle Pop" (game of the day Sep-12-2014)
British Championship (2013), Torquay ENG, rd 8, Aug-05
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  0-1



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Aug-12-13  sambo: White's final move is a blunder allowing mate in two, but I don't know if I would have seen it over the board. Nice finish by Jones! Maybe 24, black to move could be a Tuesday puzzle?
Oct-01-13  chesstones: Very swift!!
Sep-12-14  The Last Straw: Strong play by black leading to a quick win.
Sep-12-14  rickycota: Why not 24 g3? At least
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  MJCB: Funny is that, 24... ♘e2 was threatened to win the queen by fork (or mate), White last move simply "upgraded" the threat to become a mate in two... Agree with rickycota 24 g3 as a better option.
Sep-12-14  morfishine: White's move-order looks fishy

<20.Rd5>! steers the game into pure tactics, accelerates White's development & blunts Black's WSB

However, <21.Rxe5>?? is a horrendous blunder opening the a8-h1 diagonal & allowing 22...Bxe4; White's rook must remain on <d5>; better would be to develop the other rook (21.Rbd1 or 21.Rbe1) and hope for the best

Sep-12-14  catlover: Sir Gawain and the Black Knight.
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  kevin86: White must give up his queen or his king.
Sep-12-14  DLev: Giving up the queen is not an option. If white's king moves to the h file black will ignore white's queen and deliver mate on the h file with his own queen.
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  Penguincw: Ha! Great pun. For those of you who don't get it, it's in reference of the 3 mascots for the Rice Krispies Cereal (Snap, Crackle and Pop).
Sep-12-14  TORRIDON: Why not 10. Bxf4. After exf White has a strong pawn centre, surely compensation for Black's bishops. The N on f4 proved very strong, so worth getting rid of.
Sep-12-14  morfishine: <Torridon> Excellent point about <10.Bxf4>, looking back further than what I did
Sep-12-14  newhampshireboy: Nice knight check!
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  kevin86: The choice is worse than I thought: white's only choice is to take the knight and get mated by the queen at g2.

Or he could step aside and be mated by the queen on the h-file.

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