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Egemen Gulden vs Andrei Macovei
"A Gulden Opportunity" (game of the day Oct-30-2020)
World Junior Championship (2018), Gebze TUR, rd 1, Sep-05
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Dec-15-20  goldfarbdj: Rxh7+ was obvious, but I had trouble finding a square to give the Queen check from: the Black Queen covers h4, and Qh4+ allows Nh6. Then I realized there was a Rook check available that suffered from neither of those flaws.
Dec-15-20  Walter Glattke: 31.Rxh7+ Kxh7 32.Rh4+ Nh6 33.Rxh6# If 31.Qh4, then 31.-h5.
Dec-15-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice Monday puzzle for me. :)
Dec-15-20  Brenin: This is the third appearance of this game, as POTD or GOTD, this year: see the kibitzing above for Oct 02 and Oct 20. Are we running out of games to use?
Dec-15-20  zb2cr: I, too, found it simpler than yesterday's puzzle to see 31. Rxh7+, Kxh7; 32. Rh4+, Nh6; 33. Rxh6#. All forced, so very simple.
Dec-15-20  TheaN: Didn't recognize this as the earlier Friday(!) puzzle we were given on move 22. Frankly, <31.Rxh7+ Kxh7 32.Rh4+ Nh6 33.Rxh6#> is just the forced finish of the combination. The rest of the game is more interesting.
Dec-15-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the Turkish youngster Egemen Gulden finally found the pretty mate in 3 moves with the rook sacrifice 31.Rxh7+!,Kxh7 32.Rh4+,Nh6 33.Rxh6#. I hope, that we will hear something from him in the near future. Tomorrow Germany will close until January 10, 2021. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to every true chess player out there!
Dec-15-20  lost in space: Easier than yesterday
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  Messiah: Terrible pun, nice mate.
Dec-15-20  cormier: i think that 16.BxNh3 is weak and that even 23.f5 may be better ...
Dec-15-20  Nullifidian: 31. ♖xh7+ ♔xh7 32. ♖h4+ ♘h6 33. ♖xh6#, though as a matter of practical over the board play I think 32. ♕g6+ followed by ♖h4+ is just as good because no player is going to give up their queen just to stave off mate for one more move.
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  Yuridmi: "Gulden Cuts The Mustard"
Dec-15-20  Mayankk: Having the same game as puzzles at varying difficulty level is quite instructive. This one is definitely easy - the only confusing bit is when you try to check with Queen instead of Rook after 31 Rxh7+ but unable to find way through Nh6 defence. 32 Rh6+ kills the game instantly.

However back when the ‘difficult’ combination started at 22 Nf5, one needs to construct this ‘easy’ position 9 moves ahead and solve it. Not so easy then.

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  eternaloptimist: <lost in space> I actually think yesterday’s puzzle was easier but this is still an easy puzzle. Tuesday is the perfect day for this puzzle to be POTD imho
Dec-26-20  stacase: Three times since October 15th Well anyway, I got the first move this time around.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Quite a few reruns this week. Depending upon Sundays puzzle, might finish 3/3 with 4 known.
Dec-26-20  Walter Glattke: 24.-Kg6? 25.Qh6+ Kxf5 26.Rf4+ Ke5 27.Rf4+ mate next
Dec-26-20  yataturk: What's up with the tractor company advertising at CG? Didn't know we had so many farmers among us. Happy to have gotten a Saturday puzzle.
Dec-26-20  Brenin: I have nothing to add to my comments on this game on 2nd and 30th Oct and 15th Dec.
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  agb2002: Level 2.5: 18.?
Capablanca vs J C Rosenthal, 1909

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Dec-26-20  siggemannen: Is it me or has the puzzle quality dropped a bit recently? This puzzle is way too broad. Black doesn't even have to take back on f5
Dec-26-20  goodevans: Does anyone know if four appearances of the same game in under three months is a new record for CG?

Thanks again, <agb2002>, for giving us something different to consider.

Dec-26-20  stacase: <yataturk: What's up with the tractor company advertising at CG? Didn't know we had so many farmers among us. Happy to have gotten a Saturday puzzle.>

I posted a while back that the ads are now interfering with the functionality of the webpage. The internet along with a few other things in this world just isn't fun anymore.

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  chrisowen: Proper snafu no?
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