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Robert D Gillon-Ferguson vs Max Euwe
Broadstairs (1921), Broadstairs ENG, rd 1, Mar-26
Four Knights Game: Double Spanish (C49)  ·  0-1



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Mar-06-07  jmrulez2004: thank consul...i missed that one....haiz...but anywayz still an advantage for white cause if
30.Kf8 after 30.Qd4 .....31.Qd5!!!..its either draw for white but if he moves to 31.e8 ..31..Rxe3!!and the queen is bye-bye
Mar-06-07  chopin4525: Got it.It was pretty easy but I needed a couple of minutes to find it I am out of training...must be the exams ^^
Mar-06-07  bulanterbang: how about Qg3. it's very tough
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  gawain: I, too, went for ...Qg3. Alas.
Mar-06-07  JustAFish: < I just have to see when chessgames formatter will run out of colors for multiply nested quotes :-)>

They repeat. To wit:


Mar-06-07  YouRang: It took me a minute or so, but I got it. The rook sac does 3 things:

(1) It's check, giving black time to not worry about his queen being under attack. (2) It removes the king's defending pawn. (3) It brings the king to a square where the bishop can be brought into play with check, again giving black time.

And now, with white's defensive position ripped apart, and with black's Q+B+P attacking, it's over very soon. (If needed, the black rook could also be called to join the attack on the f-file, but it's not even needed.)

Mar-06-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <micartouse: I kind of messed it up. I was calculating 30 ... Rf8+ 31. Ke2 Bf3+ 32. Kd3 Qe4+>

You missed this: 31 ... ♖f2+ 32. ♔xe3 ♕f4#

Mar-06-07  YouRang: chessgames color sequence:








and back to gold>

Mar-06-07  micartouse: <MostlyAverageJoe> Thanks! Yeah, I missed that too. I suck. :)
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  kevin86: I was wondering: In the tv show,MASH,was g2 the name of the command and control center? I think it was.

JW,because the first two puzzles have started with sacrifices at g2. It looks like out theme,at least for the easy part of the week.

Mar-06-07  Stonewaller2: In the U.S. military, G2 refers to the assistant to a general officer for intelligence matters and his or her staff. See
Mar-06-07  BabalooMoon: Wouldn't 30. Qf3 mix things up a bit? It obviously still loses but it would take a little longer.

I was lost in the pack of Qg3'ers :(

Mar-06-07  realbrob: Well if 30.Qf3 then 30.. Bxf3+ 31.Kxf3 Rf8+ 32.Ke2 Qxd4 a quick checkmate is still in the air I think..
Mar-06-07  outplayer: I didnt see 29...Be4+.
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  kevin86: <StoneWaller2> thanks for the clarification. I remember they were reporting info to G2-Now I know that they meant a person-not a place. The point was in today's discussion-the black rook "reported" to square g2.
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  playground player: How to feel like Max Euwe... Did anybody miss this one?
Mar-06-07  Stonewaller2: <playground player: ... Did anybody miss this one?>

Well I must admit I was looking at 28. ... ♗e4 to set up ... ♖xg2, when actually I should have been looking at those moves in the opposite order, before I gave up and peeked. I'm after thinkin' I'd have gotten it eventually. ;)

Mar-06-07  wals: Mr Euwe makes it look so easy !
Mar-06-07  schnarre: Even I saw this one...
Mar-06-07  WickedPawn: Another great example of a White's powerful first rank and a extremely weak second rank... Pretty similar theme to Monday's puzzle.. I wish we had 15 years ago when I had plenty of time to study chess...
Mar-06-07  vibes43: <TheBB: <Tactic101> Most people, like me, solve these puzzles for themselves, and not for others. Also, having 3 pages of posts explaining the same thing sounds like overkill... :)> I enjoy reading other's analysis and contributing when I can. And I appreciate those who take the time to correct or confirm my offerings. Even simple posts let CG administrators know we are interested in this great site.
Mar-06-07  dzechiel: Found this even faster than yesterday's.
Mar-06-07  Sydro: Hooray! I solved a puzzle!
Mar-06-07  cornking2000: How about this line: 28.... Rxg2+ 29. Kxg2 Be4+ 30.Qf3 Bxf3+ 31.Kxf3 Rf8+ 32.Ke2 Qxd4 33.Red1 Rf2+ 34.Ke1 Qc3+ 35.Rd2 Qxd2# White prolongs the game, but too much power with Q, R and P.
Mar-07-07  AugustAle: <YouRang:> <<<<<<<<< how>does>this>work>?Oh!> i get> it now, thanks YR> Anyway,> Under the heading of "Why did i take that ♘ anyway?">:

<<<<<<<<>>The e♙ on d4 just sits there the whole game and says "hi, how ya doin" as all his buddies ♙s and ♘ and ♗ and ♖ and the Big Q come by to visit.>

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