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Mate Bagi vs Vadim Zvjaginsev
European Club Cup (2019), Ulcinj MNE, rd 2, Nov-11
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  0-1

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Nov-20-19  luzhin: 61...Rg6!! is a problem like win:the point is after 62.d7 Kf5 63.d8=Q Rh6+ 64.Bxh6 g6 mate!
Nov-21-19  areknames: Thanks <Sally Simpson> for submitting this game.
Nov-21-19  areknames: As per the discussion on Mate Bagi's page this could be a GOTD. 'A Big Mate' or 'I bag Mate' are appropriate puns. The 64...g6 mate that was never played is stunning and the game itself is an interesting struggle, far superior in quality to most GOTDs.
Nov-21-19  jith1207: Agreed.

How rare is to see a side promote the pawn to a Queen and get mated the very next move!?

It's truly a big mate, indeed and the Margana agrees.

Nov-22-19  areknames: <How rare is to see a side promote the pawn to a Queen and get mated the very next move!?> Not only that, Mate Bagi gets/would have been mated by the tiniest material available to his opposition, the lowly g pawn which thus makes an unforgettable debut - which is also curtains - on the stage of this game. I should also add that <A Big Mate> is obviously Sally Simpson's excellent suggestion for a pun, not mine.
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  FSR: This would make a great puzzle had White played 62.d7 rather than resigning.
Jul-09-21
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  perfidious: Pity White deprived the world of the elegant finish which would have ensued after the correct 62.d7, rather than the clear error 0-1.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Completely agree. Zvjaginsev must have been bitterly disappointed.
Jul-09-21
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  FSR: Good Sunday puzzle after 61.d6.

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