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Erich Eliskases vs Paulino Frydman
Lodz (1938), Lodz POL, rd 4, Mar-23
Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Advance Variation (B29)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: <Greystar69> <10...dxc3> is extremely sharp, but it may not be sound. One possibility is:

<11.0-0> cxb2 12.Qf3 Be6 13.Rae1 Bb4 14.Nxf7 Bxe1 15.Nxh8 Bb4 (15...Bc3? 16.Bf5 Bxf5 17.Qxf5) 16.Qe2 with advantage.

Aug-30-04  2ndNature: Not an easy one but definetly solvable... I had to switch to the third gear to get that one, but I got it. The key point, for me, was to look at a position that arises *after* 19.Bxh7+, and rework all the other white pieces. First I saw 20.Qd3+, but a refutation (20... g6) was to obvious, then I recalled that black rook on c8, which I didn't know what to do with before (it does threaten checkmate on the back raw...), so 20.Qc2+ poped in quite naturally.

Good on me :)

Aug-30-04  notyetagm: Damn, missed a Monday problem. I, too, was carried away with dreams of <mate down the h-file>.
Aug-30-04  bob725: I got this!!! It is quite crafty for a Monday puzzle. The key to solving this for myself was the realisation that black's bishop could not move freely without giving up his queen.
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  kevin86: I missed a Monday puzzle-it is going to be a LONG week!
Aug-30-04  Knight13: Constrasitive!
Aug-30-04  mynameisrandy: What happens if black plays 20... Bf6?
Aug-30-04  iron maiden: That's not a legal move. Do you mean 20...Bf5?
Aug-30-04  simsan: <mynameisrandy>: Moving the black bishop means loosing both black B and Q: After 20. ... Bf5 21. Qxf5+ g6 22. Qh3+ Kg7 23. Rxe7
Aug-30-04  Dick Brain: I got it pretty fast but I'll admit I was looking for mates along the h-file after Bxh7+ for a while until I finally got it through my head that the black bishop controls h3 and white has back rank weakness problems. Then I thought for a minute how to use the f-pawn to storm the kingside (but that was so unlike puzzles). Only then did I realize Qc2+ was decisive after Bxh7+.
Aug-30-04  midknightblue: I am playing the hawaii state open (in chess) this weekend. Betters beware, I didn't come close to solving this tricky monday puzzle. I was sure there was a mate on the h file. Come visit hawaii and lay down all your money on my opponents. You will leave a rich man.
Aug-30-04  MatrixManNe0: Haha, I'm not alone in missing the monday puzzle! Whoot!
Aug-30-04  ThomYorke: When Black moved Rc8 he was avoiding 19)Bxh7+ Kxh7 20)Qh5+ Kg8 21)Rh3 ... nice try
Dec-31-05  Timothy Glenn Forney: This is the wackiest anti-sicilian I have ever seen.What's wrong with the fork 10...f6?
Dec-31-05  syracrophy: -<9.Nxd4> was better than <9.Bd3>

-<10...Qc7?> is useless. Correct was <10...dxc3>

-<14.Bf6? was a big mistake> It's a tentative sacrifice, but it doesn't reaches its proposits. <After 14...gxf6 15.Qh5 Re8 16.Nxc6 bxc6 17.Rfe1 Be6 18.Qxh7+ Rf8 19.b3 Ke7 20.Bf5 Kd8 21.Bxe6 fxe6 and there's no enough compensation for the piece>

-After <19.Bxh7+! Kxh7 20.Qc2+ g6 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Qxc8 Qb4 23.Qc3 winning>

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  Phony Benoni: Hmmm... looks like a little trick here. 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Qh5+ Kg8 21.Rh3 Bxh3 22.Rxe7 Rc1+, and White don't feel so good.

So instead 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Qc2+, and wins up an exchange. Don't be hasty on Tuesday.

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  agb2002: The material is identical.

Black threatens Rxc3, weakening White's queenside pawn structure.

The rook on c8 is momentarily undefended (attacked once and only defended once) due to the pinned bishop. The same happens with the pawn on h7. The white queen can attack both spots from c2. This suggests 19.Bxh7+:

A) 19... Kxh7 20.Qc2+ g6 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Qxc8 + - [R+P vs B] (22... Bxc8 23.Rxe7; 22... Qb4 23.Qc3).

B) 19... Kh8 20.Qh5

B.1) 20... g6 21.Bxg6+ Kg7 (21... Kg8 22.Qh7#) 22.Qh7+ Kf6 23.Qh4+ and 24.Qxe7 wins.

B.2) 20... g5 21.Bc2+ Kg7 22.Qh7+ Kf6 23.Qh6#.

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  Jimfromprovidence: If 19 Bxh7+ Kh8, there is also 20 Rh3.

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Nov-22-16  Ratt Boy: <Timothy Glenn Forney: This is the wackiest anti-sicilian I have ever seen.What's wrong with the fork 10...f6?>

11.♕h5+, with an attack. In some lines (11...g6 12.♘xg6, hxg6 13.♕xh8, fxg5), Black gets ♗♘ for his ♖, butt his ♔ is exposed and White's ♖s will come into play.

Nov-22-16  R4f43l L3 M4550n: it's taken me more than ten minutes to access this position (19. ?). For me it was not so easy one.

Very interesting game, by the way.

Nov-22-16  zb2cr: Looks like White wins material with 19. Bxh7+, Kxh7; 20. Qc2+, Kg8; 21. Rxc8, Rxc8; 22. Qxc8+, Bxc8; 23. Rxe7. White is up by the exchange and a Pawn.
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  patzer2: For today's Tuesday puzzle (19. ?), a simple double attack and overloading of pieces wins decisive material after 19. Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Qc2+ Kg8 (20...g6 21. Rxc8 ; 20...Bf5 21. Qxf5+ g6 22. Qh3+ Kg7 23. Rxe7 ) 21. Rxc8 (+3.88 @ 30 depth, Komodo 10).

Black's decisive mistake was 18...Rac8? allowing 19. Bxh7+ . Instead, Black can hold the position level with 18...g6 19. f4 Qb4 = (0.14 @ 22 depth, Deep Fritz 15).

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  patzer2: <TGF> If 10...f6?, then 11. Qh5+! Ke7 (11...g6 12. Bxg6+ ) 12. Qf7+ kd8 13. Bxf6+ (+4.07 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15) wins for White.
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  kevin86: The queens and rook end this etude.
Nov-22-16  jhoro: found this one hard for Tuesday. I kept looking for a mate in vain
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