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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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Feb-23-15  Cheapo by the Dozen: Queen sac on the h-file. It's Monday!!
Feb-23-15
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  Phony Benoni: Same old play, different cast.
Feb-23-15  Cheapo by the Dozen: In retrospect Black needed to try 24 ... Rb7, so as to defend f7 and allow his queen to wander up the g-file and try to get exchanged. Not the prettiest, but a lot better than what actually happened ...
Feb-23-15  lost in space: I love Mondays!

27. Qxh6+ Kxh6 (only move) 28. Rh2+ Rh5 (only move) 29. Rxh5#

Feb-23-15
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  Infohunter: I'll say it this way for old time's sake: 27. QxRPch, KxQ; 28. R-R2ch, R-R4; 29. RxR mate.
Feb-23-15
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  al wazir: 25...Kh8 would have limited black's losses to a ♙.
Feb-23-15  patzer2: Black's 26...Rg5?? blunders into mate-in-three, starting with 27. Qxh6+!

Instead, 26...Rf8! allows Black to hold on after 26...Rf8! 27. Rh2 (Not 27. Qxh6+?? Kxh6 28. Rh2+ Kg5 ) 27...Qg5! .

Feb-23-15  M.Hassan: Queen sac and mate in two:

27.Qxh6+ Kxh6
28.Rh2+ Rh5
29.Rxh5#

Also, demonstates rare power of doubled pawns

Feb-23-15
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  gawain: What a finish. 27 Qxh6+ forces mate. Black's nearby heavy pieces are curiously helpless.
Feb-23-15  greed and death: 27. Qxh6+ Kxh6 (forced)
28. Rh2+ Rh5 (forced)
29. Rxh5#
Feb-23-15
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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#

*****

Feb-23-15
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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
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  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#.
Feb-23-15
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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#
Feb-23-15
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  kevin86: In response to the attack on the queen, whiter sacs said queen and mates in three!

Typical Monday.

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