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K Praneeth Surya vs Kantholi Rathnakaran
ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Champi (2015), Hotel Kasi's Inn,Tiruvarur, rd 12, Nov-27
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  0-1

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Mar-06-17  saturn2: ..Qh1 followed by Rh1++. The white king cannot reach the second rank.
Mar-06-17  Steve.Patzer: Why move 33. Kf1?
Mar-06-17  lost in space: I love Mondays!

33...Qh1+ 34. Nxh2 Rxh1#

Mar-06-17
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  FSR: 33...Qh1+ 34.Nxh1 Rxh1#
Mar-06-17
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Steve.Patzer>

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Mar-06-17  latebishop: Steve Patzer:Why move 33.Kf1?
I guess to try and avoid 33...Qg3+34.Kf1 Rh1+! 35.Nxh1 Qg2+ 36.Ke1 Qe2++
Mar-06-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: Easy even by Monday standards!
Mar-06-17  stst: R&Q on same file, easy Q-sac:
33............Qh1+
34.NxQ (forced) RxN#
Mar-06-17  YouRang: Monday 33...?


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Believe it or not, my first thought was 33...Qxg4?! with the idea of 34.Nxg4 Rh1#.

But then it occurred to me that white could answer with 34.Qe8+! forcing 34...Rxe8 35.Nxg4. Black is still winning, but it's complicated. I gathered that this was too tricky for a Monday, so I went back and realized that the straight <33...Qh1+!> settles things in a more Monday-appropriate manner.

Mar-06-17  Henrychn: If 33. Nxe4, 33...Qh1 34 Kf2 Qg2 35 Ke3 Qe2 mate
Mar-06-17  zb2cr: Simple. 33. ... Qh1+; 34. Nxh1, Rxh1#.
The Black Knight and Pawn provide the wall along White's 2nd rank that allows the Rook to mate.
Mar-06-17
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  agb2002: Black has a pawn for a knight.

Black can deliver mate in two with 33... Qh1+ 34.Nxh1 Rxh1#.

Much slower is 33... Qxg4 34.Qe8+ Rxe8 35.Nxg4 Nxc3.

Mar-06-17  yadasampati: <lost in space> In contrast to you, i feel more like Bob Geldof: I Don't Like Mondays, because there is no challenge in solving the very easy problems
Mar-06-17  AlicesKnight: It is not quite obvious that the Black N and P hold the second White rank secure, so that ....Qh1+; Nxh1 Rxh1# does the job. The white pieces stuck on the Q-side look on woefully.
Mar-06-17  ChessHigherCat: <Steve.Patzer: Why move 33. Kf1?> Because otherwise Qg3+ is mate in 2. <yadasampati: <lost in space> In contrast to you, i feel more like Bob Geldof: I Don't Like Mondays, because there is no challenge in solving the very easy problems> Oh, Yada. Yada, Yada...
Mar-06-17  leRevenant: <yadasampati:> Show some compassion for the real patzers and let us savour our Mondays. You have the rest of the week to save Africa.
Mar-06-17  rgr459: A blunt force mate.
Mar-06-17  stacase: Another Queen sacrifice Monday. I am reminded of the Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday [YouTube # sUzs5dlLrm0]
Mar-06-17  morfishine: <33...Qh1+> takes advantage of the fact the Black Knight covers <f2> and the pawn on <f3> covers <e2> & <g2>

No escape for the White King

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Mar-06-17
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  kdogphs: I pulled a similar queen sac in a game from this past weekend. Very very gratifying to win a game like that.
Mar-06-17  YetAnotherAmateur: I love Mondays!

33. ... Qh1+ forces 34. Nxh1 Rh1# finishes it off. This works because the Ne4 and f3 pawn keep the white king stuck on the back rank just as surely as white pawns would.

Mar-06-17  An Engliishman: Good Evening: I agree, this is an easy puzzle even for a Monday.
Mar-06-17
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  kevin86: Queen sac leads to immediate mate in two!
Mar-06-17  YouRang: I wouldn't consider this "too easy for a Monday".

It does require the observation that black's Pf3 and Ne4 conspire to make an unusual back-rank mate threat.

Mar-06-17  BOSTER: Why 17.c3?
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