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Robert Beltz vs Evgeni Vasiukov
World Senior 65+ (2017), Acqui Terme ITA, rd 3, Nov-09
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  0-1



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Nov-30-18  Walter Glattke: 31.-Qe1+ 32.Kc2 Rxf2# / 27.-Rae8? 28.Rxe8 Rxe8+ 29.Kd1 Qxh4
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  al wazir: The first move, 27...Bc3, is easy to see. If white plays 28. Kd1, he's in for a world of hurt: 28...Rad8+ 29. Bd3 Qxe4 30. Qb3+ Kh7 31. Rxc3, and now there's no way to defend after 31...Rxf2.

But after 28. Ke2 Qxf2+ 29. Kd3, I don't see how black continues. And even 28. Rxc3 Qxe4+ 29. Qe3 leaves black with an exchange for a ♙, which isn't an easy win.

Nov-30-18  newzild: <al wazir>
In your first line, after 28...Rad8+ 29. Bd3 Qxe4 30. Qb3+ Kh7 31. Rxc3 Rxd3 32. Rxd3, the move 32...Rxf2?? is a blunder because of 33. Rd7+, and Black is soon mated.
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  al wazir: <newzild>: Sorry, I mistyped the first time. See amended post above.
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  agb2002: Black is one pawn down.

White threatens Rxf4.

The white queen is overburdened with the defense of both rooks and f2. Therefore, 27... Bc3+:

A) 28.Qxc3 Qxe4+ looks very good for Black (29.Qe3 Qxh4 or 29.Be2 Qxg2 + - [r vs B]).

B) 28.Kd1 Rad8+ 29.Bd3 (29.Ke2 Qxf2#) 29... Qxe4 wins (30.Qxc3 Rxd3+).

C) 28.Ke2 Rae8

C.1) 29.f3 Rxe4+ 30.fxe4 (30.Qxe4 Qd2#) 30... Qf2+ 31.Kd3 (31.Kd1 Qe1#) 31... Qd4+ 32.Re2 Rf2#.

C.2) 29.Bd3 Rxe4+ 30.Bxe4 Qxf2+ as above.

C.3) 29.Rxe8 Rxe8+ and mate soon.

C.4) 29.Re3 Qxf2+ 30.Kd3 (30.Kd1 Qxf1+ 31.Re1 Q(R)xe1#) 30... Qxe3+ wins.

Nov-30-18  stacase: I went move for move on a not so difficult Friday.

Overall I'd say this was maybe a Wednesday puzzle.

Nov-30-18  newzild: <al wazir> No need to be sorry bro - it's a collaborative effort to figure out these lines.
Nov-30-18  Walter Glattke: Had a wrong rook position above, 31.-Qxg2 or 31.-Rxf2 wins.
Nov-30-18  5hrsolver: <al wazir
But after 28. Ke2 Qxf2+ 29. Kd3, I don't see how black continues. And even 28. Rxc3 Qxe4+ 29. Qe3 leaves black with an exchange for a ♙, which isn't an easy win.>

27...Bc3+ 28. Ke2 Rae8 29. f3 Rxe4+ 30. fxe4 Qf2+ 31. Kd3 Qd4+ 32. Ke2 Rf2#

27...Bc3+ 28. Qxc3 Qxf2+ 29. Kd1 Rad8+

Nov-30-18  5hrsolver: Oh in my second line didn't see 30.Bd3. My bad.
Nov-30-18  Mayankk: The overloaded theme works again. White Queen defends both Rooks against the menacing Black Queen, which couldn’t be better placed. So we want to divert the White Queen and Be3+ seems the right way for it. And since its a puzzle, it just so happens that the only alternative to Qxe3 is a rather helpless looking Kd1, walking straight into the fire! Rest are just the details :)
Nov-30-18  saturn2: I saw 27..Bc3+

From a practical point of view I would stopp calculating after

29.Qxc3 Qxe4 or

29 Ke2 Qxf2

because black seems better and I dont see a real alternative at move 27 for black.

Nov-30-18  saturn2: ah. black has to cut off the d file first by 28..Rd8
Nov-30-18  SpamIAm: <saturn2>, after 28.Ke2 Qxf2+?!, black actually drives the white king to where he wants to go after 30.Kd3 Qg3+ 31.Kc4. And he has no time for 28...R(a8)d8 because his queen is under attack. Better is 28...R(a8)e8! This eliminates the e4 rook's defense of the fourth rank.
Nov-30-18  Christoforus Polacco: It's possible : 27.... Bc3+ 28.Ke2 Q:f2+ 29.Kd3 Qg3+ 30.Re3 Rad8+ 31.K:c3 Q:e3+ and black is better
Nov-30-18  SpamIAm: <Christoforus Polacco>, after 29...Qg3+ I would prefer 30.Kc4.
Nov-30-18  mel gibson: I wasn't sure.
Stockfish 9 agrees with only the first move.
Advantage to Black is + 3.5 depth 36.
So White played a lot harder with Stockfish.

27... Bc3+

(27. .. Bc3+ (♗g7-c3+ ♕c2xc3 ♕f4xe4+ ♕c3-e3 ♖a8-e8 ♗f1-c4+ ♔g8-g7 ♕e3xe4 ♖e8xe4+ ♔e1-f1 ♖f8-f4 ♗c4-d3 ♖f4xh4 ♔f1-g1 ♖e4-e7 f2-f3 ♖h4-d4 ♗d3-e4 ♖e7-d7 ♔g1-h2 ♔g7-f6 ♖c1-b1 ♖d4-c4 ♖b1-b2 ♖d7-d4 ♔h2-h3 ♖c4-c3 ♔h3-h2 h6-h5 ♔h2-g1 g6-g5 b4-b5 ♖c3xc5 b5xc6 b7xc6 ♖b2-b7 a7-a5 ♔g1-h2 h5-h4 ♖b7-h7 ♖d4-d2 ♖h7-h6+ ♔f6-e5 ♖h6-g6 ♔e5-f4 ♖g6-f6+ ♔f4-e3 ♖f6-e6 ♔e3-f2 ♖e6xc6 ♖c5xc6 ♗e4xc6) +3.50/36 )

Then when White resigned in the game.
It was mate in 7.
31... Rxf2

{(Rf8xf2 Qb3-f7+ Rf2xf7 Kd1-c2 Rf7-f2+ Kc2-b3 Rd8xd3 Rc3xd3 Qe4xd3+ Kb3-a4 Rf2-b2 h4-h5 Qd3-b5+) +M7/61 0-1

Nov-30-18  TheBish: This was the easiest Friday puzzle in recent memory.

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