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Gilles Miralles vs John Fedorowicz
Match (team) (active) (1992) (quick), Cannes (France)
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Quiet Line (E15)  ·  0-1



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Aug-18-21  Brenin: 27 ... Nxf3+ 28 Bxf3 (28 Kh3 Qg4 mate) Qxh4+ 29 Kg1 (or Kg2) Qxg3+ and 30 ... Re1 mate. A lot easier than yesterday's POTD.
Aug-18-21  Walter Glattke: A) 27.-Nxf3+ 28.Bxf3 Qxh4+ 29.Kg2 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Qxf3+31.Qg2 Qxh1 32.Qg1 Re1+ 33.Kxe1 Qxg1+ -++ B) 27.-Nxf3+ 28.Kh3 Qg4#
Aug-18-21  Walter Glattke: Ah, yes, 30.-Re1#
Aug-18-21  mel gibson: Damn - I missed an easy mate in 4.
I didn't see that the pawn on g3 would be pinned.

Stockfish 14 says:

27... Nxf3+

(27. .. Nxf3+ (♘e5xf3+ ♗g2xf3 ♕a4xh4+ ♔h2-g2 ♕h4xg3+ ♔g2-f1 ♖e8-e1+) +M4/245 2)

mate in 4.

Aug-18-21  Tiggler: Well, this one was easy. I started to doubt it after yesterday, but all good today.
Aug-18-21  geeker: I thought it was Monday and hoped that 27...Qxh4+ followed by a double check would work. It doesn't, but sacking the Knight first to clear the Bishop's diagonal and pin the g3 pawn does.
Aug-18-21  nalinw: Yes - if you see the pin it becomes a Wednesday puzzle ....
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  agb2002: Black is one pawn down.

The bishop on d6 x-rays the white king. This suggests 27... Nxf3+ (27... Qxh4+ doesn't work) 28.Bxf3 (28.Kh3 Qg4#) 28... Qxh4+ 29.Kg1 (29.Kg2 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Re1#) 29... Re1+ 30.Kg(f)2 Qxg3#.

Aug-18-21  Cellist: I think I found a different solution, albeit much slower and less decisive: 27. ... Ng4+. The engine says -4.50 (25 ply) 28.fxg4 Qxg4 29.Bf4 Bxf4 30.Qf2 Qxh4+ 31.Kg1 Qxg3 32.Qxg3 Bxg3 33.Rxh5 Bxd5 34.Rh3 Bb8 35.Rd1 Bxg2 36.Rxd8 Rxd8 37.Kxg2 Kf7 38.Kf3 Rd3+ 39.Kg4 Rxh3 40.Kxh3 c4 41.Nc1 Be5 42.Ne2 Kf6 43.Kg4 c3 Refusing the sacrifice with 28. Kh3 does not help White either.
Aug-18-21  Brenin: <Cellist>: Interesting solution 27 ... Ng4+. Declining the sac with 28 Kh3 Ba6 (threatening 29 ... Re2 and 30 ... Nf2+) 29 Bf1 c4 30 Nd4 Qxc2 31 Nxc2 Nf2+ 32 Kg2 Nxa1 leaves White the exchange down with a horrible position, but it looks slightly better than accepting the N.
Aug-18-21  stacase: You have to notice that White's defending Pawn is pinned if Black's Knight moves. Hmmm where to to go? g4+ blocks the killer move, so 27...Nxf3+
Aug-18-21  cocker: 27 exf5 was disastrous for White, although he was already in trouble.
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  Teyss: Aaahhh feel much better today. Real Wed puzzle because you have to see that removing the BN pins the g3 P as noted. That's the most difficult IMHO: visualising double changes beforehand (here sac N and clear diagonal).
Aug-18-21  Socrates2: Very interesting position.
Aug-18-21  TheaN: Once you realize the alternative doesn't work, <27....Nxf3+ 28.Bxf3 (Kh3 Qg4#) Qxh4+ 29.Kg1 (Kg2 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Re1#) Re1+ with 30....Qxg3#>.

Said alternative though, is to change the moves. Sadly for Black, this venture would have been ill fated: 27....Qxh4? 28.gxh4 (Bh3? Nxf3+ 29.Kg2 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Re1#) and now either 28....Nxf3+ 29.Kh3 +- and 28....Ng4+ 29.Kg1 Re1+ 30.Bf1 +- leave Black stranded with what looks like a winning queen sac with double check, but in reality loses outright.

Aug-18-21  widjaja70: Instead of 9. bxc4 White can play 9. Nxc6 won.
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  chrisowen: I blink its query Nf3 ghouls ventus acclimatise manage I blink its query protocol ventus avidus toad i ventus drops its waits ventus munching its fellow jelly uzi its taj minutes avidus ventus z its weak bag it flush its lady its year leviticus ventus vouches totadd fiddle hive its hack dangled its abled its axled its edifice ventus its chomp its new its lads ventus barrys Nf3 buccanear;
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  chrisowen: Ar bold befriend no nf3 a vice it was :)
Aug-18-21  Brenin: <widjaja70>: After 9 Nxc6 Nxc6 10 Bxc6+ Ke7 11 Bxa8 Qxa8 12 f3 Rc8 White is the exchange ahead, but he is a long way behind in development and still has work to do to demonstrate a win.
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  chrisowen: Champ me old mucker ay no x
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  chrisowen: hucked it f3 no?
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  Honza Cervenka: <widjaja70: Instead of 9. bxc4 White can play 9. Nxc6 won.>

Well, somebody already tried it... Fier vs N Dzagnidze, 2012

But the outcome was not pleasing for him.

Aug-18-21  Hercdon: Had to throw that knight out, in the way
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  chrisowen: Whale dictum no x

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