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Yury Gutop vs Alexander Kuindzhy
Moscow-ch (1977)
Dutch Defense: Alekhine Variation (A92)  ·  1-0



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Jun-10-21  Walter Glattke: 30.Qh5
A) 30.-Rxe3 31.Qxh7+ Kf8 32.Qh8#
B) 30.-Qxg5 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8+ Kf7 33.fxg5
C) 30.-h6 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8+ Qf8 33.Rxf8+ Kxf8 34.Ne6+ D) 30.-g6 31.Qxh7+ Rxh7 32.Rxe8+ Kg7 33.R1e7+ Qxe7 34.Rxe7+ Kf6 35.Rxh7 E)30.-Qh6 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8#
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  agb2002: The white rooks x-ray the rook on e8 and h7 is defenseless. This invites to play 30.Qh5:

A) 30... g6 31.Qxh7+

A.1) 31... Rxh7 32.Rxe8+ Kg7 (32... Qf8 33.Rxf8+ wins a rook and a pawn at least) 33.R1e7+ Qxe7 (33... Kh6 34.Rxh7#) 34.Rxe7+ followed by 35.Rxh7 wins a rook and a pawn at least.

A.2) 31... Kf8 32.Rxe7

A.2.a) 32... Rxe7 33.Rxe7 Qd4+ (33... Qxe7 34.Qh8#) 34.Kg2 Qxd5+ 35.Kh3 Qf5+ 36.g4 Qd3+ 37.Kh4 wins.

A.2.b) 32... Qd4+ 33.Kg2 as above.

B) 30... h6 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8+ Qf8 33.Rxf8+ wins a rook.

C) 30... Qh6 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8#.

D) 30... Qg6 31.Qxg6 hxg6 32.Rxe7 wins a rook.

E) 30... Rxe3 31.Qxh7+ Kf8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Rxe3+ wins decisive material.

F) 30... Qxg5 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8+ Kf7 33.fxg5 wins decisive material.

Jun-10-21  KevinDenelsbeck: What a pretty mate!
Jun-10-21  nalinw: Was considering 30. Nxh7 ...

But then I noticed that the night covers f7 and h7 in the event of back rank mates - this lead me to remember Adams-Torre

E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920

Either drive the Black Queen away from defending e7 or attack the Rook on e8

So 30. Qh5 - threatening the Rook and also Qxh7.

Didnt think of g6 though ... so only half a point

Jun-10-21  mel gibson: I wasn't sure.
Stockfish 13 says White wins -
mate in 23

30. Qh5

(30. Qh5 (♕f3-h5 g7-g6
♕h5xh7+ ♖e7xh7 ♖e3xe8+ ♕f6-f8 ♖e8xf8+ ♔g8xf8 ♘g5xh7+ ♔f8-f7 ♘h7-g5+ ♔f7-f8 ♘g5-e6+ ♔f8-f7 ♖e1-c1 ♘b7-c5 b4xc5 d6xc5 ♘e6xc7 ♔f7-e7 ♘c7-b5 ♔e7-d7 ♖c1-e1 c5-c4 ♖e1-c1 ♔d7-e7 ♖c1xc4 ♔e7-f6 d5-d6 ♔f6-e6 ♖c4-c7 ♔e6-f6 d6-d7 ♔f6-e7 ♘b5-d4 g6-g5 ♘d4-c6+ ♔e7-e6 d7-d8♕ ♔e6-f5 ♕d8-d5+ ♔f5-g4 ♕d5-e6+ ♔g4-h5 ♖c7-h7+) +M23/67 4737)

Jun-10-21  Brenin: 30 Qh5, forking h7 and e8, was not hard to see. Black's best defence seems be 30 ... g6 31 Qxh7+ Kf8 32 Rxe7 Rxe7 (Qd4+ 33 R7e3) 33 Rxe7 Qxe7 (33 ... Qd4+ 34 Kg2 Qxd5+ 35 Ne4 or Re4) 34 Qxe7+ Kxe7 35 Ne6 Kd7 36 Nf8+ and 37 Nxg6, with a winning endgame for White.
Jun-10-21  malt: Had gone for
30.Qh5 h6 31.Q:e8+! R:e8 32.R:e8+ Qf8 33.R:f8+ K:f8 34.Ne6+
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  chrisowen: Tracks i vat Qh5 gen uma addendum tracks i vat jilts crest its veins guess quagmire von guv i backed it whiffed it won hazy its vest imp its rails vat von guv throne cad job gap plums within Rxe3 fog abc claw ins a ghoul quash Qf6 goodness abridge livids totadd garcon afford jaffas give its hid guv harks von guv idiom amalgamate about huffle its debts von guv it stomp gravy kid Qh5 cor;
Jun-10-21  saturn2: I took 30.Qh5 g6 31.Nxh7
Jun-10-21  Cellist: <Brenin> In your version, there is a simple mate: 34.Qh8#
Jun-10-21  johnnydeep: I didn't solve it, but I can sure appreciate the elegance of this mate!
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  chrisowen: Fan ie dart it Qh8 won no?
Jun-10-21  TheaN: <30.Qh5 +-> and surprisingly, no defense is adequate. Of course, 30....Rxe3 31.Qxh7+ Kf8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Rxe3+ +- is the point of this zwischenzug, as Black has no time to take on e3.

30....h6 shows the pressure on the e-file after 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8+ Qf8 33.Rxf8+ +-.

Likely the main line <30....g6> follows the elegant <31.Qxh7+! Rxh7 (Kf8 32.Qh8#) 32.Rxe8+ Kg7 (Qf8 33.Rxf8+ +-) 33.R1e7+ +-> as Kh6 34.Rxh7# and White wins a rook in all variations.

Surprisingly elegant line.

Jun-10-21  TheaN: Oh, oops, 31....Kf8 does not follow 32.Qh8# as the queen's on f6, I was already a few moves in. Sloppy, but reviewing after Black moves the king and 32.Rxe7 is straightforward, though 32.Ne6+ also wins.

Mainly 32.Rxe7 Rxe7 33.Rxe7 and now 33....Qxe7 does in fact drop defense of h8, 34.Qh8#, so Black can't retake on e7 twice and will be mated soon.

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  drollere: i didn't get this one. i assumed white would play Qh5 and black would play h6, but i did not really think through the attack at e8.

famous last words: "oh ... i guess that wins."

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  chrisowen: Qh5 it was outer x
Jun-10-21  Brenin: Thanks, <cellist>, a mate in one is indeed preferable to a possibly lengthy K, N & P endgame. I hope I might have spotted it OTB.
Jun-10-21  Refused: 30+Qh5 double attack on e8 and h7 should be curtains.

30...g6 doesn't solve the problem

31.Qxh7+! Rxh7 32.Rxe8+ Kg7 33.R1e7+ Qxe7 34.Rxe7 Kf8 35.Rxh7

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  fredthebear: It's a Hook Mate. Game Collection: Hook Mate Examples

Slow-paced practice of the Hook Mate pattern with Chris Torres here:

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