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Paulvandyk
Member since Dec-12-06 · Last seen Jan-24-07
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   Paulvandyk has kibitzed 12 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-07 Pillsbury vs Tinsley, 1899 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: 26 ... Nxf6 or Qxd6 27 Qc7#
 
   Jan-18-07 Pillsbury vs N Jasnogrodsky, 1893 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: In the final position the threat is 28 Qc7# If A) 27 ... Kd7 or Kd8, 28 Qc7# If B) 27 ... Qe7, 28 Qb8+ Kd7 29 Qc7# If C) 27 ... Re7, 28 Qb8+ Kd7 29 Qc7+ Ke8 30 Qc8# In light of these variations, the only way to avoid mate appears to be D) 27 ... Re1+ 28 Rxe1 Qxe1+ (28 ... Kd7 or ...
 
   Jan-14-07 Alekhine vs NN, 1936 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: Sadly, my last post contains a mistake, because black can prevent the mate with 7 ... Qxd5. So, I guess that after 4 ... Ke7 black must give up his queen for a bishop in order to avoid mate in 8.
 
   Jan-13-07 Alekhine vs Gutkevich, 1910 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: In the final position, if 17 ... Kxh7 18 Nf6+ Kg6 19 Rh6#. If instead 17 ... Kh8 18 Nf6 (with the threat of 19 Bf5+ Nh5 20 Rxh5+ Kg7 21 Rh7#). If black tries to defend against this threat with 18 ... Nxf6, 19 gxf6 and the knight is lost because if 19 ... Ne8 20 Bg8+ Kxg8 21 Qg5+
 
   Jan-10-07 Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs Karjakin, 2002
 
Paulvandyk: I'm not entirely sure of the finish, but here are some ideas. In the final position, one threat is 29 ... Qe2 30 Rb1 Be4 winning the exchange, after which black will be up a piece. One possible defense is to protect the rook with the queen, but after 29 Qa2 Qe2 30 Qb1 Be4 31 Qa2 ...
 
   Jan-08-07 Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: The finish is either A) 23 ... Kh8 24 Bxf6+ Bg7 25 Qxg7# or B) 23 ... Bg7 24 Bxf6 any move 25 Qxg7# If black plays 22 ... Kh8 instead of gxh6 he is also lost, and in one beautiful variation the game ends with a smothered mate. 22 ... Kh8 23 Qxf7 and the threat is 24 Qg8#. If ...
 
   Jan-08-07 Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: Magician of Riga, you may be thinking of this game: Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (see notyetagm's comment on page 7)
 
   Jan-07-07 Grischuk vs A Graf, 2001
 
Paulvandyk: I'm not sure when the situation became completely hopeless for black, but after the move 32 ... Rf8 checkmate appears unavoidable. 33 Re7 threatens 34 Qh4+ g5 35 Qh6# If black tries to defend with 33 ... Qxe7, 34 Qxe7#. If instead 33 ... g5, 34 Qg7#. If 33 ... Rf7, 34 Rxf7+ ...
 
   Jan-07-07 Alekhine vs A Anderson, 1933 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: The finish appears to be 24 ... Kxh7 25 Qxf5+ and either A) 25 ... Kxg8 26 Rg1+ Kh8 27 Qf6+ Kh7 28 Qg7# or B) 25 ... Kh6 26 Qg5+ Kh7 27 Qg7#
 
   Dec-13-06 Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 (replies)
 
Paulvandyk: To steal another comment from "The Art of Positional Play", Reshevsky notes that "after 44 Re8, Black's position is hopeless." Another way to win seems to be 44 h5+. If 44 ... Kg5, 45 Qd5+ Qe5 46 Qxe5#. Otherwise, 44 ... Kxh5 45 Qd5+ and either A) 45 ... Kg6 46 Qf5# or B) 45 ... ...
 
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