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Josef Klinger vs Igor Glek
"Clinging to Dreams" (game of the day Nov-28-2015)
Werfen op (1990), Werfen AUT, rd 5
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Oct-20-10  GaeBulg: I saw the forced mate moderately quickly...but I spent some time looking at if black declined the sac Qc8+ with Nf8...And it took me a while to realize after Nf8, black's queen is hanging. haha
Oct-20-10  wals: Analysis Rybka 4 x 64

depth 19 : 7 min :
White blunder
Best, f3, =0.01, prevents Qe4.

depth 19 : 5 min :
Black blunder
Best, Qh5, -8.40. 24.Qe4 f5.etc.

Game over for Black.

Oct-20-10  David2009: J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 White 24?

24 Qc8+? is tempting but unsound: Rxc8! (24 ...Nf8?? 25 Qxh3 1-0) 25 Rxc8+ Nf8 26 Rxf8+ Kxf8 27 Bc5+ Re6! 28 Rxe6 (or dxe6) and now 28...Qf1 is checkmate. Meanwhile Black threatens Qg2 mate.

Instead 24 Qe4 Nc7 25 d6! (not 25 Rxc7?? Qf1#) Rxd6 26 Bb6! wins the Nc7 since 26...Rxb6? 27 Qxa8+ Nxa8 28 Re8#. The immediate 26 Qxa8?? is a terrible blunder: 26...Nxa8 27 Rc8+ is not checkmate because of Qxc8. Time to check:
What on earth is going on??

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J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 White 24?

All is clear on playing through the game - after 27 Bc5+ Re6 fails to block the check so is illegal. Meanwhile 24 Qe4 is well met by 24...f5! (no need to move the N) and it is White rather than Black who loses the Queen.

An example of "chess blindness" - I don't know how one guards against it.

Oct-20-10  David2009: J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 postscript:

I have set up the position at move 23 for White on Crafty End Game Trainer:

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(J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 23?) Enjoy testing out the variations!

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  scormus: When I played this through I kept thinking, "how did B come to lose so quick from here, surely there were winning chances."

23 ... Qh5 is real cute, allowing Nc8 in reply to Qc8+, though I didnt see the continuation. After 24 Qe4, f5 is a bomb. Position with 23 ... B to play would have made a good puzzle, but perhaps a bit tough for midweek.

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  chrisowen: <Phony Benoni> October twentieth espn I for ballgame 25.qg2 stays course. F5 a Klinger on fresh past why head rook Elgar symphony B arrow net power ranger. Snaps up her majesty. Qh3 a fish one superstitious hrank blow felled trilogy wheeled enterprise eight check check check. Industry dermat knuckles down back row. Wharf d4 d5 end hopes although wind qh5 up plainly it haul turf.
Oct-20-10  carelessfills: <David2009:An example of "chess blindness" - I don't know how one guards against it.>

Very tricky to see that Re2 can be activated from behind Be3 and Ne6 without moving and that it took a Q sacrifice followed by an exchange sacrifice and then a discovered attack on e8 to get it done

Oct-20-10  Rosbach: <<Andrew Chapman:> If 23..Qh5 then how about 24.Qe4 Qxe2 25.d5xe6 which now threatens Qxa8 and it's not obvious to me that the game is over yet.>

If 23...Qh5 24.Qe4 Qxe2 25.dxe6... then Rd8 26.exf7+ Kxf7. And black is in a winning position. Black's King can retreat to g8 if attacked. However, black should play 24...f5. like Once and Phony Benoni mention.

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  OBIT: <Maczynski>Yeh, the positions out of the Exchange French can actually get quite lively if White plays c4 or Black plays c5. I think it's a neat way for White to sidestep the normal closed positions of the French that regular players of the French are used to seeing. Or, from the Black side, it's a good way to throw an imbalance into the game against an opponent who is hoping for an easy draw.
Oct-20-10  cjgone: Wow, this position is rather epic. What appears to be a standard defense against a back rank mate opens up to an elaborate set of moves for a checkmate only because every piece is in the right position (or wrong in black's case).
Oct-21-10  Andrew Chapman: <By the way, after 23...Qh5 24.Qe4: Instead of taking the rook, what if Black plays 24...f5?

With so many mating threats, grabbing material should be on the second level of candidate moves.> Thanks I didn't see that - and that's a good point.

Oct-21-10  turbo231: Missed it. I really like this puzzle. It could pass for a Friday's puzzle.
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  fm avari viraf: The "Back Rank Theme" is always a magical one & this one too corroborates.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi,

I used this game as a possible example of 'Luck in Chess'.

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  piltdown man: The guy's name is Klinger and this is the best pun we could come up with? Pathetic!
Nov-28-15  jith1207: One of those games where White's inspired attack brought Black's defense in right places that they all fell right into making a mating net for White to collapse. You would feel sorry for the losing playing there.
Nov-28-15  thegoodanarchist: < piltdown man: The guy's name is Klinger and this is the best pun we could come up with? Pathetic!>

And it seems to me the word "clinging" should be spelled "Klinging"

Nov-28-15  morfishine: <piltdown man> & <thegoodanarchist> On the positive side, one could say the GOTD has gotten so pathetic, that the subsequent kabitzing is whats entertaining, not these half-arse attempts at humor or wit
Nov-28-15  kamagong24: nice pun!
Nov-28-15  Ferro: Leo 'Luck in Chess'

Imagen: James Dean (de perfil izquierdo, con una chaqueta marrĂ³n y un cigarrillo en la boca)

Nov-28-15  Ferro: Los inmortales: Kramnik, Carlsen y yo.
Nov-28-15  Ferro:
Nov-28-15  waustad: I wonder if they played here:

I think part of it was a youth hostel in the late '70s and I stayed there overnight. I had a horrible cold so I wasn't out looking at the sights much.

Nov-28-15  Moszkowski012273: 23...Qh3??? What a blunder...
Nov-30-15  kevin86: Queen sac leads to mate on the back rank!
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