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Zhu Chen vs Gilles Suez-Panama
Tradewise Gibraltar (2014), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 1, Jan-28
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  1-0

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Jan-25-16  jith1207: Right there, you see the Suez Canal. That's where you need to sac your queen and mate.
Jan-25-16  LoveThatJoker: <Penguincw> 51. Rd7! Qxd7 52.Qd1/Qd2/Qd3+ wins the endgame.

LTJ

Jan-25-16  patzer2: Today's Monday and it's a sham Queen sacrifice to force mate with 53. Qe5+ for our puzzle solution.

Black's decisive mistake according to Deep Fritz 15 is 49...Rg7?, allowing the game move 50. Qe2 or 50. cxb6 . Instead, 49...Kf7 puts up more resistance.

Earlier, I like the Fritz preferences 15...Ng4, 15...Ne4 or 15...c5 over the plan of doubling rooks on the c-file with 15...Rc7.

Jan-25-16
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  agb2002: White has a bishop for a knight.

Black threatens 53... Qxc7.

White can win the knight with 53.Rxc6 but the lack of mobility of the black king allows a much quicker win with 53.Qe5+ Nxe5 54.dxe5#.

Jan-25-16  lost in space: Thanks God, it is Monday again!

53. Qe5+ is a clean cut with mate after 54. dxe5, but also 53. R1xc6 is good enough to win.

In a blitz game I would have found and played 53. R1xc6...

Jan-25-16
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  al wazir: A ♕ sac is so, well, Mondayne. My solution was 53. R1xc6. If 53...Qxc7, then 54. Rxc7 g5 (if any other move, then 54. Qe5#) 55. Qe5+ Kg6 56. Qg7#. If 53...g5, then 54. Qxe6#. If any other move, then 54. Qe5#.
Jan-25-16  saturn2: 53 R1xNc6 wins the rook for nothing, to prevent mate 54 Qe5 black cannot retake the rook.
Jan-25-16  goldfarbdj: My first thought was 54 Qxe6+ Kxe6 55 Re1+ but that went nowhere. Then I realized that the queen sac was right, but I'd moved her one square too far up the e-file!
Jan-25-16  The Kings Domain: Nice simple finish.
Jan-25-16
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  whiteshark: <53.Qe5+!> The Trip to Panama

[Oh, wie schön ist Panama]

Jan-25-16  TheFocus: A child of three could have solved this puzzle.

Qe5+.

Jan-25-16  cocker: Make sure you capture the knight with the right (i.e. the left) pawn.
Jan-25-16  Nick46: <lost in space: ...In a blitz game I would have found and played 53. R1xc6...> This is what I did here, Oy vey. Lost in time, time being shameful Monday.
Jan-25-16  psionl0: Not my finest Monday. I missed the mate in 2.

I came up with 51.R1xc6 Qxc7 (forced) 52.Rxc7 winning Q+N for R. I didn't see it all the way through but forced mate was inevitable by this stage. In fact, 52...g5 is the only way to delay mate by 1 move.

Jan-25-16  faulty: And played in the vicinity of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Jan-25-16  LIzzard: <Penguincw>
Thanks for posting the 2010 puzzle
My impulse:
Rd7 QxD7 (otherwise black must sacrifice the Queen
Qd3 Ke5
QxD7

There are a few variations, but I don't see how to save the black queen at this point

Not a win, but win the queen
I'll take a closer look to see if there's a better finish

Jan-25-16  DrGridlock: 53 Qe5 ...
but don't forget to take with the correct pawn on move 54!
Jan-25-16
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  gawain: I missed the real mate in two. I was in a hurry and was satisfied with 53 R(1)xc6 Qxc7 (not ...Rxc6 54 Qe5#) 54 Rxc7 which wins but is not correct.
Jan-25-16
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  gawain: Too bad that Gilles Suez-Panama never had a chance to meet Esteban Canal over the board.
Jan-25-16
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  kevin86: A tricky one on Monday. A double reverse...actually THIS is a Monday queen sacrifice puzzle! OUCH!
Jan-25-16  soberknight: Too bad Suez-Panama never played against Esteban Canal!
Jan-25-16  HowDoesTheHorsieMove: I missed it. I though 53. Qe5 was mate.
Jan-25-16
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  Bubo bubo: White removes the defender of e5 with 53.R1xc6, threatening Qe5#. Since Black can neither re-cover e5 (53...Qxc7 54.Rxc7) nor escape with his king (53...g5 54.Qe5+ Kg6 55.Qg7#) efficiently, he can only postpone mate.
Jan-25-16  morfishine: <gawain: Too bad that Gilles Suez-Panama never had a chance to meet Esteban Canal over the board> That would've been a "Lock" for pun of the year

*****

Jan-25-16  Nullifidian: 53. ♕e5+ ♘xe5 54. ♙dxe5#

An unusual mating pattern today.

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