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Michael Adams vs David Baramidze
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015), Baden-Baden GER, rd 3, Feb-04
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Mar-20-16  RandomVisitor:

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<+2.67/31 18.Rxa7 Rxa7 19.Bg5 Qg6 20.Qe3 f6 21.Qxa7 fxg5 22.Qxc7> Nf4 23.Bxb5 g4 24.hxg4 Nxg2 25.Qxe7 Nxe1 26.Nxe1 Qxg4+ 27.Ng3 Qg6 28.Nd3 Qf6 29.Qxf6 gxf6 30.Nc5 Kf7 31.Nxe6 Kxe6 32.Nf5 Ra8 33.Kg2 Ra1 34.Bd3 Kd7 35.Ne3 Kd6 36.b4 Rc1 37.Nd5 f5 38.b5 Re1 39.Kf3 fxe4+ 40.Bxe4

+0.98/31 18.Bxb5 h6 19.Be3 c6 20.Bc4 Bxe3 21.fxe3 Ng6 22.N3d2 Bxc4 23.Nxc4 Qe6 24.Nfd2 Nf6 25.b4 Rxa1 26.Rxa1 Qd7 27.Qf1 Re8 28.Ra6 Rf8 29.Kh2 Rd8 30.Ra5 Re8 31.Kg1 Rf8 32.Ra6 Re8 33.Qa1 Nh4 34.Ra8 Rxa8 35.Qxa8+ Kh7 36.Qb8

Mar-20-16  dfcx: At first I thought it was easy - 18.Bg5 wins a piece. But after

18.Bg5 Nf4 19.Qd2 Nxh3+ 20.gxh3 Qxf3 21.Bxe7 Bxh3 22.Ne3 Bxe3 23.fxe3 Rae8 white is losing. (Stockfish 6 64, -1.43 @25)

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Mar-20-16  dgbuckmeister: <Kirchhoff> <Imran> <Black is down a piece and after 31...Kh8 32. Nf3 he is going to lose another piece.> After 31...Kh8 I think the problem for Black is 32.Rf1 pinning and winning Black's Nf2.
Mar-20-16  Razgriz: I saw Bg5 first but I couldn't see the continuation properly.

Although I have a question. After 31. ..... Kh8, what would the continuation be? 32. Rf1/Nf3 would both seek to grab the initiative and pick up more pieces for White towards a better end game?

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  patzer2: My attempt at today's Sunday puzzle solution was 18. Bg5 which gives White a small advantage after 18...Nf4 19. Bxf4 (not 19. Qd2? Nxh3+ ; a playable option here is 19. Bxf6 Nxe2+ 20. Bxe2 gxf6 21. Ng3 ) 19...Qxf4 20. Bxb5 Qf6 21. Ng3 (+0.89 @ 21 depth, deep Fritz 15).

Stronger is the game continuation 18. Rxa7!! Rxa7 19. Bg5 Qg6 20. Qe3! (not 20. Bxe7?? Nf4 ) 20... f6 21. Qxa7 fxg5 (diagram below)

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Here (diagram above), the computers indicate White has two winning moves.

The obvious 22. Nxe5 (+2.38 @ 36 depth, Stockfish 250315) wins as in the game continuation.

However, also strong and winning is 22. Qxc7 (+2.36 @ 27 depth, Stockfish 7).

P.S.: For a Black improvement, instead of 16...Ne7? allowing 17. axb5 to (+1.53 @ 22 depth, Komodo 9.1), the computer pick 16...b4 = (0.21 @ 33 depth, Stockfish 250315) holds it about level.

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  patzer2: <Razgriz> 31...Kh8 32. Nf3 Qd6 33. Qxf2 (+9.45 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 15).
Mar-20-16  Timi Timov: What is wrong with 18. Bg5?
Mar-20-16  Timi Timov: Lol, I saw only 18...Ng3 and not 18...Nf4 , my calculation abilities are terrible
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  agb2002: The material is identical.

Black threatens 18... Bxf2+ followed by 19... Rxa1, and 18... Nf4, nearly forcing Bxf4 which would weaken the dark squares in White's field.

The first idea that comes to mind is 18.Bg5 but after 18... Qg6 19.Bxe7 Nf4 Black wins.

Another option is to try to trap the black with Bg5, Qd2, Nh4. This suggests 18.Rxa7, to be able to play Qe3 (instead of Qd2) with tempo, 18... Rxa7 19.Bg5:

A) 19... Nf4 20.Qe3 Qg6 21.Bxf4 (21.Qxa7 Nxd3 22.Re3 Nf4 and 23.Bxe7 loses to 23... Qxg2#) 21... Rfa8 (21... exf4 22.Qxa7 + - [N]) 22.Nxe5 + - [B+N+P vs R].

B) 19... Qg6 20.Qe3

B.1) 20... Nc8 (or 20... c5) 21.Nh4 traps the queen.

B.2) 20... Nf4 21.Bxf4 transposes to A.

Mar-20-16  morfishine: I couldn't remember the entire combination or if this was a particular game, but I remembered Adams taking the bishop on <a7> and the game being fairly recent, and as it turns out, this was the game
Mar-20-16  alphee: Completely missed this one. I focused on the castled king (which was a wrong idea) and tried ♗g5 as well as ♘g5 and ♘xe5. ♗g5 wins the e7 ♗ but nothing more and that didn't look as a clear solution. Nevertheless I may have played that move if it was for real ...
Mar-20-16  The Kings Domain: Tough and good one. Deep sacrifice that left black with no choice but to compromise.
Mar-20-16  RandomVisitor:

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<+3.04/39 18.Rxa7 Rxa7 19.Bg5 Qg6 20.Qe3 f6 21.Qxa7 fxg5 22.Qxc7> Qf6 23.Qxe5 b4 24.cxb4 Nf4 25.Ba6 Qxe5 26.Nxe5 Neg6 27.Nxg6 Nxg6 28.b5 Rb8 29.Rc1 Nf4 30.Rc5 h6 31.Ne3 Kf8 32.Ng4 Ne2+ 33.Kh2 Nd4 34.Ne5 Ke7 35.Kg3 Rb6 36.f3 Nb3 37.Rc6 Rxc6 38.Nxc6+ Kd6 39.Kf2 Kc5 40.Ke3 Kb6 41.e5 Bc4 42.Ke4 Be6

+0.91/39 18.Bxb5 h6 19.Kh2 Ng6 20.g3 Bb6 21.Rxa8 Rxa8 22.Kg2 Ra1 23.Bd2 Ra2 24.Rb1 Ra8 25.Bc4 Rd8 26.Bxe6 Qxe6 27.Ra1 Qc6 28.Re1 Ra8 29.Qd3 Ra2 30.Bc1 Qe6 31.Qb5 Ra5 32.Qe2 Ra1 33.Bd2 Ra2 34.Qb5 Ra5 35.Qd3 Ra2 36.Qb1 Ra8 37.b3 Nf6 38.Ne3 Ne7 39.Nc4 Nc6 40.Be3 Ba5 41.Nxa5 Rxa5

+0.89/39 18.Bg5 Nf4 19.Bxf4 Qxf4 20.Bxb5 Qf6 21.Ne3 Rfb8 22.Bc4 Bxe3 23.fxe3 h6 24.Rxa8 Rxa8 25.Rf1 Bxc4 26.Qxc4 Qd6 27.Nh4 Rf8 28.Kh2 g6 29.Nf3 Kg7 30.Rf2 f6 31.Rd2 Qc6 32.Qxc6 Nxc6 33.Rd5 Rf7 34.Kg3 Ne7 35.Rd8 Nc6 36.Rd3 Na5 37.Nd2 Nb7 38.b4 Nd6 39.Rd5 Rf8 40.Kf3 f5 41.Rxe5 fxe4+ 42.Ke2 Kf6

Mar-20-16  yadasampati: Intuition did it again! I only switched the first two moves, but that does not make any difference: 18) Bg5 Qg6 19) Rxa7 Rxa7 20) Qe3 and white has a winning position
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  thegoodanarchist: Black could have played on, hoping for 31...Kh8 32.Rf1? Qxh2 33.Kxh2 Nxg4+. But then 34.Kh3 keeps the situation hopeless.
Mar-20-16  devere: 18.Rxa7 Rxa7 19.Bg5 Qg6 20.Qe3

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Black can't play 20...Nc6 because 21.Nh4 would trap his queen. So he must play 20...f6, and after 21.Qxa7 fxg5 22.Qxc7 White's attack succeeds before Black's can.

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Mar-20-16  PJs Studio: I'm proud to have seen everything up to 27.Nh2 (which is far superior to my idea 27.Nd2 btw, shielding the king from check on the h file and covering f3!) Adams; not just your average GM
Mar-20-16  mel gibson: Deep Rybka4 64 bit agrees with the move
18 RxB.
score +2.05 depth 17.

I can't really follow this game - it's too hard.

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Let's see--solved Monday and Tuesday, flubbed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, solved Sunday easily. Sounds like a normal week, doesn't it?
Mar-20-16  Patriot: I sort of lucked out on this one because I didn't see the x-ray of Ra8-Ra1. After a little analysis I saw the importance of taking on a7 first to eliminate tricks from that bishop so that Bg5 can be played.

I thought 18.Rxa7 Rxa7 19.Bg5 Nf4 20.Qe3 Qg6 21.Bxf4 was going to be the main variation.

Mar-20-16  Erikko: Everytime I solve a sunday puzzle, it makes me think that it must have been an easy one. By the way, who is this puzzling chrisowen, and why is he doing this?
Mar-20-16  Patriot: Erikko - Good job on the Sunday puzzle!

Don't worry about chrisowen...he is harmless.

Mar-20-16  Turtle3: does <chrisowen>'s long essays have a meaning??
Mar-21-16  Caissanist: He appears to be using Chessgames's daily puzzles as a platform for his search engine optimization experiments.
Mar-22-16  gabriel25: <chrisowen> there is acertain monotomy in the length of words that detracts from the variability of the sound, a sprikle of longer words will make better


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