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Peter Cervenka vs Jyrki Pesola
Prague op-A (2005), rd 9, Jan-21
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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  agb2002: The material is identical.

Black threatens 27... Rxh5.

White wins immediately with 27.Qxh6+ Kxh6 28.Rh2 Rh5 29.Rxh5#.

Feb-23-15  ozu: Haha. . OK I'm back getting puzzles right . . really really want to get through an entire week. .
Feb-23-15  morfishine: 27.Qxh6+ Kxh6 28.Rh2+ Rh5 29.Rxh5#


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  Once: That's funny. The black king would be able to escape the mate if either of the Qg8 and Rg5 weren't there.

The white pawns did a great job of building a wall, but the two black heavies added a chicane to it.

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Feb-23-15  Nick46: Scrutinize the board intensely in search of a possible Qsac.
Feb-23-15  zb2cr: A Queen sacrifice begins a forced mate in 3. 27 Qxh6+, Kxh6; 28. Rh2+, Rh5; 29. Rxh5#. A glorious Monday has begun!
Feb-23-15  Albert Barile: I like the puzzles. No time to play, so this keeps my interest peaked! Thanks.
Feb-23-15  CHESSTTCAMPS: In this middle-game position, material is even, with black having the bad light-squared bishop that is characteristic of the French Defense. Black has control of the g-file, while white has control of the semi-open h-file where the kings reside.

White's pawns on f5 and f6 seal the black king's escape from the edge. This suggests a forced mate with 27.Qxh6+ Kxh6 28.Rh2+ Rh5 29.Rxh5#

With an extra tempo to eliminate f5, black might well have a tenable game.

Feb-23-15  dfcx: queen sac followed by rook mate, black king can't escape to the g-file.
Feb-23-15  Bubo bubo: Toughest Monday for me by now: In an acute fit of chess blindness it took me several minutes to see that ♙f6 covers g7 and so White can force mate-in-three with 27.Qxh6+ Kxh6 28.Rh2+ Rh5 29.Rxh5#.
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  OhioChessFan: <ozu: Haha. . OK I'm back getting puzzles right . . really really want to get through an entire week. >

Based on past experience, I recommend a claim of convenient "computer problems" after Friday.

Feb-23-15  Mating Net: With those 2 pawns, White essentially played the game with 4 Bishops.
Feb-23-15  TheTamale: Honza, is this you, or some close relation?
Feb-23-15  Herma48852: Thanks god its Monday!
27. Qxh6+ Kxh6 28. Rh2+ Rh5 29. Rxh5#
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  kevin86: In response to the attack on the queen, whiter sacs said queen and mates in three!

Typical Monday.

Feb-23-15  patzer2: White's 26. f4!? is interesting but after 26...Rf8! it's about an even position.

Instead of 26. f4!?, White wins with 26. Kh2! (diagram below)

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Here White threatens 27. Qh4 (e.g. 26...a6? 27. Qh4 ) trapping the Rook. Black's best appears to be 26...Qg6 27. Qxg6+ Rxg6 (diagram below).

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Here White has 28. Bh5! when "saving" the rook with 28...Rg8 loses to 29.Bxf7 Rgf8 30.Bh5 Rgf8 31.f7! .

P.S.: Perhaps (26. ?) could make for a future Thursday or Friday puzzle.

Feb-23-15  ozu: <OhioChessFan> Yeah, the Karpov one on Sunday was just. . I mean did Anybody solve the whole thing? It didn't feel so much like a puzzle; more like playing a half completed game with a grandmaster..baBOOMTSss
Feb-23-15  patzer2: <ozu> Even Karpov didn't solve the whole thing, since in yesterday's Sunday puzzle game at Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1993 he played 34...Re2? = to and missed the winning move 34...Bxg2! .
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  Longview: Great Monday Queen sac. It took me a bit, not recognizing the pattern to see the Qxh6 move. I was focused on alignments of rooks but seeing the Bishop controlling the h5 square helped show the way.

I tried to use my imagination, cluing off of <Once>"The black king would be able to escape the mate if either of the Qg8 and Rg5 weren't there" and backed up and tried 22...Kxg6 against the pawn advance. That did not help.

Going back in the moves of the game, I think the key move was 15.Nf5+ which was set up by 14... d5. There is the treat of gxf5 but I believe Black would have been better with Bb7 pinning the Knight.

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That might not have put off the Kingside pawn onslaught but it would have caused the Q to back up. The black knight is still in a tight but does have e7. I still like White's attack but I like black position better than the game.

Feb-23-15  Marmot PFL: Opening should be Closed Sicilian (B25)
Feb-23-15  BOSTER: Pesola made everything to show how his bishop was foolish.

So to continue this strategy, playing in the same style he should play 26...not Rg5,but 26...Qg5.

And if 27.Qxf7+ Kh8 28.Qxd7 and we are here, and who knows maybe he score his first point in CG database.

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Black to play.

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  whiteshark: Best! Monday! puzzle! ever!

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  Penguincw: Woo hoo. 1/1 this week (there are actually some weeks where I miss the Monday puzzles).
Feb-23-15  stst: easy Mondy..

27.QxP+ KxQ (nothing else)
28.Rh2+ Rh5 (also forced)
29.RxR# (supported by B, and K has no escape from the P's)

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