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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Nov-21-19
I live in Stredokluky (a village near Prague, Czech republic). I play both practical and correspondence chess. My rating in practical chess (Czech national ELO) oscillates somewhere between 2010 and 2060, in correspondence chess I have rating 2155 (my best was 2220 in the middle of 90's). I have no special favorite player but I like to view good games of old masters (Tarrasch, Schlechter, Chigorin etc.)
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   Honza Cervenka has kibitzed 9942 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-21-19 Savon vs I Platonov, 1971
 
Honza Cervenka: And of course, if 40...dxc5, then 41.Rxd8 Rxd8 42.Ne6 +-
 
   Nov-21-19 Taimanov vs Savon, 1971
 
Honza Cervenka: Elegant fortress saves the day for black. This setup is worth to remember.
 
   Nov-20-19 Zukertort vs W A Lindsay, 1874
 
Honza Cervenka: 6...Nge7 in this line is a bad idea for immediate 7.Ng5 0-0 (7...d5 is a bit better but also insufficient) 8.Qh5 h6 9.Nxf7 +- Zukertort went astray with 12.dxe7 (12.Qa4+ was much better) and 13.Qb3 (13.Nd2 was a lesser evil, as 13...Qxa1 14.Nxc4 Qd4 15.Nxb6 gives nothing to ...
 
   Nov-20-19 A Becker vs Yates, 1929
 
Honza Cervenka: 26.Qxb4 is a little combination winning a Pawn. If 26...Qxb4 27.Nxb4 Rxb4, then simple 29.Ba3 wins the Knight on e7 after retreat of the Rook. Pretty game by the founding father of the Vera Menchik Club.
 
   Nov-17-19 Keres vs Suetin, 1952
 
Honza Cervenka: 20....Qf6 was a mistake. Black should have played 20....Qe8.
 
   Nov-13-19 K Kurrik vs Keres, 1935
 
Honza Cervenka: <sea7kenp: This is Correspondence?> Probably not. As the event title suggests, the game was played in a training tournament in Tartu on the 19th of March, 1935. 8.e4 seems to be a mistake. Well, 10.Bg5 sealed white's quick disaster but after better 10.Nc3 black can play
 
   Nov-09-19 E Lowe vs F Deacon, 1851
 
Honza Cervenka: Lovely Kinghunt. 21...Bxe5 was a mistake, instead of that black should have played 21...Nb3 with a complex and unclear game.
 
   Nov-09-19 Duras vs A E Post, 1904 (replies)
 
Honza Cervenka: <piltdown man: Does "going postal" mean shooting your workmates, as disgruntled postal workers in the USA are prone to doing?> Going postal is an American slang phrase used for people becoming extremely and uncontrollably angry or even violent, usually in their ...
 
   Nov-09-19 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1895
 
Honza Cervenka: Chigorin a la Steinitz. Well, to see two black Knights after the 16th move of black and after 6 moves of these two pieces to sit on a8 and b8 is not a good sign for black. And he could lose the game quite easily, for example after 32.c4 Nc7 33.Bd1 with idea Ba4. But white's ...
 
   Nov-07-19 Z von Balla vs Duras, 1904
 
Honza Cervenka: 38.Rxf7 Rxf7 39.Rxf7 Kxf7 40.Qxd5+ Qxd5 41.Bxd5+ with next 42.a7 wins easily. Instead of 43.gxf5?? white should have played 43.Kh2. Of course, 44...Qf2!! is a beautiful shot but black was very lucky winner here.
 
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Nov-16-17
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  Honza Cervenka: <jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?>


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Well, there is a solution with a series of under-promotion:

1.h8=N g3 2.Ng6 fxg6 3.f7 g5 4.f8=N g4 5.Ne6 dxe6 6.d7 e5 7.d8=N e4 8.Nc6 bxc6 9.b7 c5 10.b8=N c4 11.Nc6 c3 12.Nb4#

Dec-31-17
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  Honza Cervenka: Black to move, white wins:


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Dec-31-17
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  Honza Cervenka: Here is a solution: 1... e1=N 2.Rxe1 dxe1=N 3.Rxe1 fxe1=N 4.Nf3 d2 5.Nxe1 dxe1=N 6.Kb6 d3 7.Bxg3 d2 8.Bxe1 dxe1=N 9.a5 e2 10.a6 Nf3 11.Bxg2 e1=N 12.Bh3 Nd3 13.Bc8 Nc5 14.Bb7+ Nxb7 15.axb7#

And as bonus for those who can understand Russian an awesome story by Dmitry Dzhangirov

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Happy New Year! :-)

Mar-13-18
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  Honza Cervenka: White to move wins:


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Mar-13-18  zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah? No. I don't think this works. The Black king will somehow turn into a knight and escape.
Mar-14-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah?> The first move is correct. Of course, 1....Qxg7 is forced reply. And what now?:-)
Mar-15-18  zborris8: <And what now?:-)> The purpose of <1. g7> was for me to safeguard the bishop on h1 for the discovered check. <1...Qxg7 2. d6+>.
Mar-16-18  zborris8: Ok, I see it through now. It's not the king that turns into a knight, it's the pawn. Very good puzzle, <Honza Cervenka>!

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Mar-17-18
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  OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...
Mar-17-18
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  OhioChessFan: The BR defends e8...the BN prevents check at b2...it's coming together...
Mar-17-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...>

Yes, passed Pawns must be pushed.... and underpromoted.;-)

Mar-17-18
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  Honza Cervenka: 1.g7 Qxg7 2.d6+ Kb8 3.Re8+ Rxe8 4.d7+ Nc7+ 5.Bxc7+ Kxc7 6.dxe8=N+ and 7.Nxg7 +-
May-09-18
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  jith1207: And then there is the small matter of mating the king with a bishop and a knight.

Still better than these two against a queen.

Sep-04-18
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  Penguincw: Hi <Honza Cervenka>. Happy Sweet Sixteen to you!on this site!
Sep-08-18
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  Honza Cervenka: <Penguincw> Thanks! :-)
Jan-30-19  JimNorCal: Mr Honza Cervenka, whose picture is your icon?
Is that you, or a well known chess player or ...?
Jan-30-19  JimNorCal: It's a classic look, simple yet elegant.
Feb-09-19
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  offramp: It's Simon Winawer.
Feb-09-19
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  offramp: <JimNorCal: It's a classic look> There is something wrong with it. Mr Winawer should look towards the centre of the page.

I had that problem with my avatar: Mr Pike was looking to the left, off the screen. I asked Daniel and he reversed the photo.

Now Mr Pike looks to the centre. This is regularly done in the newspaper and magazine business.

Sometimes it is done to chess scenes, and results in a black square at "h1" (a1 in real life).

Jun-12-19
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  Honza Cervenka: Black to move wins:


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Jun-13-19
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  OhioChessFan: There's got to be a problem with that position. Any King move to the third rank wins. While trying to figure out what you intended, I found this:


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Black to play and win

Jun-16-19
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  Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan> In your diagram 1...Kf1 is apparently the only reasonable move. In my diagram 1...Kf4! 2.a5! Ke4! is the solution. 1...Kg4 with idea to take both white KS Pawns is insufficient for 2.a5 Kxh5 3.Kd2 Kxg6 4.Kc2 h5 5.Kb2 h4 6.Ka3 h3 7.Ka4 h2 8.a3 with inevitable stalemate. Also 1...Kf4 2.a5 Kg5 fails to win due to the same stalemate trick. After 1...Kf4! 2.a5! Ke4! white is in zugzwang, as any Pawn move leaves him without that stalemate defense, which indirectly covers white KS Pawns, and after 3.Kd2 Kf3 4.Kc2 Ke2 5.Kb2 Kd2 6.Ka3 Kxc3 7.Ka4 Kd2 (of course not 7...Kb2 8.a3 with stalemate) 8.a3 c3 etc. there is no stalemate, as white can play 9.Kb3.
Jun-16-19
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  OhioChessFan: Yes, Kf1 is the only move. I can't believe I missed the stalemate in yours. Oddly enough, I knew if I was missing something-which I was "sure" I wasn't, I knew Kf4 had to be the puzzle move.
Sep-28-19
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  Ron: A suggested game for your Missed Chances collection:

W Leonhardt vs O Ferreira, 1976

Nov-10-19
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  Ron: Here's a suggested game for your Missed Chances collection. Zukertort's sacrifice was not sound; his opponent missed the one move that refutes it.

Zukertort vs W A Lindsay, 1874

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