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   SchachAndAwe has kibitzed 12 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-13-21 Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: <Olsonist:> Final position isn't check; it's mate. That + should be a #. Not quite mate yet, as the King can flee to c1. That's when Ba3# is delivered.
   Dec-16-20 K Georgiev vs Topalov, 1992 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Same puzzle as given two months ago on a Saturday with a rating of Very Difficult ... great expectations of improvement from it seems. Didn't get it then, and didn't get it this time either. Couldn't seem to give up the N for a pawn and possible exchange win.
   Dec-15-20 E Gulden vs Andrei Macovei, 2018 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Material wise, black has 2 Knights for a Rook, but is down a pawn ... so it's roughly equal. White has the Queen and Rook battery lined up on the g-file, but can't deliver mate on g7 nor g8 as the squares are covered. White can sack Rxh7+, and the King is forced to capture. ...
   Dec-14-20 T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: White is up a minor piece but down an exchange and a pawn. His King is relatively safe, but Black's is still stuck dangerously in the middle of the board. To exploit the King safety issue, one needs to be aware of Boden's Mate pattern, sometimes called the Criss-cross ...
   Dec-10-20 Y Vovk vs S Lots, 2007 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Black is up three pawns, and both Kings are rather loose, though White is on the attack with just a lone Knight near the King for defence. The attack could proceed as follows ... 31. Rh7+ Kg8 (If Kxg7, then the Queen gets into play with Qd3+ Ne4 (only move) Qxe4+ Kf6 ...
   Dec-09-20 Ganguly vs Axel Smith, 2019 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: White is down a pawn, and Black is threatening to take another, with check, and win the Rook on g1 as well. It looks as though White has threats as well, given control of the h-file and the potential of a Queen/Rook battery. The Knight and g-pawn do a great job of restricting ...
   Dec-08-20 Velimirovic vs G Dizdar, 1990 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Black is up a minor piece, and both Kings are exposed. Black must attack with checks as White threatens mate-in-one. Black forces only moves as follows ... 31. ...... Rxh2+ 32. KxR Qxf2+ 33. Kh3 Qg3+ 34. KxN Qg4#
   Dec-07-20 H Bastian vs G Walter, 1997 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Black is currently up an exchange, which could be simply won back with Nxf6, but there is a killer deflection move which wins the Queen instead. Re8+ drags the Queen over to the square where Nxf6 forks Queen and King, leaving White up a Queen for a Knight.
   Dec-03-20 V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1940 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: Material is equal. and neither sides King is particularly safe. Black has two Rooks attacking the Bishop, which is only defended by the Queen, however the Rook in the c-file is loose. I managed to find the combination that picks up the Knight for free, but failed to find f6! ...
   Dec-02-20 K G Shirazi vs O Castro, 1991 (replies)
SchachAndAwe: White is down a piece, but the majority of Black's are congregated on the Queenside, leaving the King rather lonely. White needs to get the Queen to f6 where it will work with the Rook and ultimately mate with Rh1 to Rh8. Sad, but I missed Bh6+, dragging the King to the open ...
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