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Yuri Yakovich vs Giorgi Giorgadze
Yerevan (open) (1996), ?
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation Larsen Variation (D47)  ·  1-0



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May-12-19  mel gibson: I saw the text move but Stockfish 10
has a different move and it's mate in 18.

24. Be4

(24. Be4
(♗d3-e4 ♕e8-e7 ♕d4-b6 ♗f8-h6 ♗e4xb7 ♖a8-a7 ♗b7-e4+ ♖a7-b7 ♕b6xa6 ♖b7-a7 ♕a6-b6+ ♖a7-b7 ♗e4xb7 ♕e7xb7 ♗f4xe5+ f6xe5 ♕b6-d6+ ♔b8-a8 ♖c1-c5 ♗h6-e3 ♖c5-a5+ ♕b7-a7 ♕d6-c6+ ♔a8-b8 ♖a5-b5+ ♗e3-b6 ♘a4xb6 ♕a7-a6 ♘b6-d7+ ♔b8-a7 ♕c6-c7+ ♔a7-a8 ♖b5-b8+ ♖h8xb8 ♕c7xb8+) +M18/50 172)

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  OrangeTulip: Solved as well ( first two moves), a good way to start the Sunday
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  drollere: the moves through 27 (the repeated moves are irrelevant) play themselves, and i'm a duffer. the headshot with 28. Be3 eluded me.
May-12-19  newzild: <drollere>: Me too.
May-12-19  goodevans: White's position is so strong there must be a bucket load of winning moves.

As <mel gibson> says, SF prefers <24.Be4> to what was played. I found <24.Qb6> which also wins by force, e.g. 24.Qb6 Qe7 25.Be4 Bh6 26.Bxb7 Qxb7 27.Qd6+ Ka7 28.Rc7.

May-12-19  SugarDom: I didn't calculate. Pure instinct told me Qb6, but I can't calculate. Got no talent on that department.
May-12-19  Sally Simpson: ***

White to play.

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Originally thought about bringing the Knight in from the cold with Nb6 but I'm a 'get the king' caveman and chasing a harmless Rook which is blocking a flight square is not me. (I always look at these things with 'what would I play here.')

So 24. Qb6 with Qc7+ and Be3 mates on the board and Be4 poking the pinned b7 Bishop in the wind. Could not see a way Black could avoid it without giving up material and still end up with a naked King on the tightrope...I could win that, I'm happy.

May-12-19  unrepentant: Sally Simpson, Won't 24. ... Qe7 save black from the Qc7/Be3 and Be4 maneuvers?
May-12-19  BwanaVa: Saw the Na4-b6-d7 manuver hitting the Ne5, but settled for an exchange down to a two pawn advantage for White. Didn't see the Be3/Qd4 battery.
May-12-19  Hercdon: She was only 6 years old when she beat this GM?? WOW!
May-12-19  The17thPawn: Well spotted <Hercdon> that is impressive.
May-12-19  MelvinDoucet: This puzzle doesn't really make sense. As others have pointed out, 24. ♘b6 is one of several strong moves white has at their disposal but 24. ♗e4 is objectively strongest.
May-12-19  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi unrepentant,

24.Qb6 Qe7 and as I said Be4 poking at the pinned b7 piece works for me.

I see the engines like 24.Be4 which is my idea more refined. 24.Be4 Bxe4 25.Qb6+ and I get a Queen to c7 with a check and then mate.

I did not even look at it, hopefully would have gone for it if it was the only way but saw my win and stuck with it. A bit shabby and open ended for a Sunday with a few plausible ways to go that appear to win. Good game overall.


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  agb2002: White has a pawn for a rook.

The black king doesn't have any legal moves. This suggests 24.Ng6:

A) 24... Ra7 25.Nd7+ Ka8 26.Be3 Nc6 27.Rxc7 wins.

B) 24... Bc6 25.Be4

B.1) 25... Bxe4 26.Nd7+ Qxd7 (26... Kb7 27.Qb6#) 27.Qxd7 Bd6 28.Qxd6+ Kb7(8) 29.Qc7#.

B.2) 25... Bb5 26.Nxa8 recovers the rook and keeps the attack.

B.3) 25... Kb7 26.Nxa8 looks good for White. For example, 26... Kxa8 27.Rxc6 Nxc6 28.Bxc6+ Qxc6 29.Qd8+ and mate in two.

C) 24... Bc8 25.Rxc8+ Qxc8 26.Nd7+ as in B.1.

May-12-19  cormier: 26.Be3 is shorter
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  drollere: <29.Qc7#.> 29. .. Bb7
May-12-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 done

1. = (0.16): 13...Be7 14.Qh5 g6 15.Qh6 cxd4 16.Qg7 Rf8 17.Nxh7 Bc6 18.b3 Qc7 19.Be4 Nc3 20.Bxc6 Qxc6 21.Bh6 0-0-0 22.Rae1 Qd5 23.Nxf8 Bxf8 24.Qh7 Bxh6 25.Qxh6 Nxa2 26.Qh4 Nc3 27.Rc1 Qxe5 28.Qe7 Qc7 29.Nxc3 bxc3 30.Qxf7 Nc5 31.Qxg6 a5 32.h4 Kb7 33.Rfd1 Nxb3 34.Rc2 e5 35.Ra2 Nd2 36.Qd3 Qc5 37.Rdxd2 cxd2 38.Qxd2 Qc3 39.Rb2+ Kc6 40.Rc2

2. + / - (0.76): 13...Qc7 14.Qf3 N5f6 15.Qg3 Nd5 16.Be3 Bc6 17.b3 Bxa4 18.bxa4 Be7 19.Ne4 g6 20.Nd6+ Bxd6 21.exd6 Qc6 22.Rfc1 Nxe3 23.Qxe3 Qxd6 24.dxc5 Qc7 25.c6 Nf6 26.a3 bxa3 27.Rxa3 Ng4 28.Qg3 Qxg3 29.hxg3 Ne5 30.Rb3 Nxd3 31.Rxd3 Rc8 32.Kh2 a5 33.Rd6 h5 34.Rcd1 Ke7 35.Rd7+ Kf6

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  Breunor: Despite the chess powers of this 6 year old wonder, it looks like approximately 2600 rated GM Yuri Yakovich played white here.
May-12-19  Ron game: My third Sunday puzzle solved this year.
May-12-19  TheaN: Bit of an off Sunday, tbh. Normally I'd spent I don't know how long on Sundays looking for a remote solution, where now it was apparent very quickly that both <24.Be4!> (he's immune) and <24.Nb6> accomplish a lot of things for White, despite being a rook down. Wondering what CG's motivation is for a Sunday combination. I'm not seeing it.
May-12-19  Hercdon: <Breunor> how do we correct this if black was indeed the 6yo?
May-13-19  Sally Simpson: ***

I sent a correction slip yesterday after my last post - White is Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich here he is playing in the same tournament. Wojtkiewicz vs Y R Yakovich, 1996


Jul-05-20  unrepentant: no-mannered sumagun... Sorry for the late reply Sally Simpson. Thank you for your reply to my question. I didn't know how to find my post until just now. DUH. and I play chess??
Jul-05-20  jith1207: <unrepentant>: you can also go to recent kibitzing and type in the search at the end of the page your username to see if anyone has recently indicated an address in reply to you.

This search would also list all such references of your name by others so you may need to scroll to see the recent dates if any.

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  perfidious: Marvellous handle, <unrepentant>.
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