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Boris Gulko vs Anatoly M Kremenietsky
Moscow Championship (1982), Moscow URS, rd 15
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Steiner Attack (E80)  ·  0-1



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Jun-04-06  chessmoron: <dassy> I don't know what the quotation from <NakoSonorense> post means. I'm guessing sarcasm? or maybe he knew the solution.
Jun-04-06  uscstudent: I hope that after couple years i will be able to solve this kind of problems.
Jun-04-06  tjshann: Pretty obvious. Is this Sunday or Monday?
Jun-06-06  NakoSonorense: <dassy> <chessmoron> Yes, it was sarcasm. :)
Jun-21-06  patzer2: Black's clearance sacrifice 27...d5! facilitates a winning attack on White's weakened Kingside castled position.
Jun-21-06  patzer2: One alternative possibility is 28. Bxd5 h4 29. Ne2 Nxd5 30. exd5 Qe7 with a winning double attack.
Dec-04-11  tacticalmonster: 1) the a2 knight and a3 rook is shut out of place

2) Black has pressure against the g2 pawn

general analysis: the f4 knight is very good. Black wants to play h5 to drive the g3 knight away. After Ne2, Black do not wish to trade knights. White queen side pieces are uncoordinated and Black wish to open up the position.

26 d5! 27 exd5 ( 27 Bxd5 does not work bec of 27...h5 28 Ne2 Nxe2+ 29 Qxe2 Qxd5 ) h5 28 Ne4 Rxe4! 29 fxe4 Bh3 30 Be3 Bd4! 31 Bxd4 Bxg2 32 Kf2 Bxf1 with a crushing attack. (Black just have to make sure that after 32 Qxf4? that he did not sacrifice too many materials. 32...Qxf4 33 Kxg2 Qxe4+ pick up the b1 rook.)

Dec-29-18  ChessHigherCat: This looks pretty good after a 5-minute analysis:

29...Rxe4 30. fxe4 Bh3 31. Be3 Bd4 32. Bxd4 Bxg2 33. Qxf4 Qxf4 34. Kxg2 Qxe4+ 35. Kf2 Qxb1

Maybe not so good after ten minutes...

Dec-29-18  ChessHigherCat: Well, I got the first seven moves and then missed white's best defense 33. Kf2 (-8.16) but the move I guessed there (33. Qxf4) was only slightly worse (-9.24) according to SF, so I'll give myself a score of PDG (Pretty Damn Good!)
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  OrangeTulip: The first two moves were not that difficult to find because of the forcing character. But the third one...31. ..Ld4. Nice deflection of the white bishop. And white’s pieces are being picked up like ripe apples.
Dec-29-18  ChessHigherCat: <Orange Tulip: Ld4> Läufer = Bishop
Dec-29-18  Mayankk: I saw the sequence from 29 ... Rxe4 to 32... Bxg2. After that I had blurred vision and wasn’t sure if White could simply sac his Queen and still have some defence or it was game up.
Dec-29-18  mel gibson: I saw the first move easily but the rest was a mystery.

Stockfish 10 says:

29. Ne4 Rxe4

(29. .. Rxe4 (♖e8xe4 ♘a2-c3 ♗g7xc3 f3xe4
♘h7-f6 ♗b6-c7 ♗c3-e5 ♗c7xe5 ♕g5xe5 h2-h3 ♘f6xe4 ♖a3-a2 ♖a8-e8 ♖b1-e1 ♕e5-g5 ♔g1-h2 ♕g5-g3+ ♔h2-h1 ♘f4xh3 g2xh3 ♗d7xh3 ♕f1-g1 ♗h3-g4 ♕g1xg3 ♘e4xg3+ ♔h1-g2 ♖e8xe1 d5-d6 ♖e1-d1 b3-b4 ♖d1-d4 ♗c4-b3 ♘g3-e4 ♖a2-b2 ♘e4xd6 ♔g2-f2 h4-h3 ♔f2-g1 ♗g4-f5 ♖b2-e2 ♘d6-e4 ♖e2-e3 ♖d4xb4 ♗b3-d5 ♖b4-b1+ ♔g1-h2) +8.67/32)

score for Black +8.67 depth 32.

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  OrangeTulip: <ChessHigherCat> Haha, you’ve got me! Just for the facts, I’m Dutch (tough, but someone has to be it), but close enough:)
Dec-29-18  Walter Glattke: 29.-Rxe4 30.fxe4 Bh3 31.d6!? Bxg2 32.Qf2 Bxe4+ 33.Kf1 Bxb1 one piece for black. 34.Be3? Bd3+ 35.Ke1 Ng2+ next piece.
Dec-29-18  Articalplayer: Without doing any detailed analysis, am I the only one who feels that Kremenietsky could have ended this earlier and without sacrificing so many pieces?
Dec-29-18  bachiller: <am I the only one who feels that Kremenietsky could have ended this earlier and without sacrificing so many pieces?> He may have thought that Boris is worth a mess
Dec-29-18  SpiritedReposte: <31. ...Bd4!> jeeze louise
Dec-29-18  malt: Had 29...R:e4 30.fe4 Bh3 31.Kf2 B:g2 32.Qe1 Nh3+ 33.Ke2 B:e4 34.Be3 Qg2+ 35.Bf2 B:b1 Δ 36.Re8

Got the first three right

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  agb2002: Black is one pawn down.

White threatens Nxg5.

Black's queen, knight on f4 and bishops are ready to attack the white king. These details suggest 29... Rxe4 30.fxe4 Bh3:

A) 31.Be3 Bd4

A.1) 32.Bxd4 Bxg2, with the double threat Bxf1+ and Nh3#, seems to win.

A.2) 32.Qxf4 Qxf4 33.Bxd4 Qxe4, with the triple threat Qxg2#, Qxb1+ and Qxd4+, seems to win.

A.3) 32.b4 Bxe3+ 33.Rxe3 Bxg2 34.Qc1 (34.Qf2 Bxe4+ 35.Kf1 Bxb1 wins decisive material; 34.Qe1 Bxe4+ 35.Kf1(2) Qg2#) 34... Bxe4+ 35.Kf1(2) Bxb1 36.Qxb1 Qg2+ 37.Ke1 Qg1+ 38.Kd2 Qxb1 wins.

A.4) 32.Qf2 Bxe3 33.Qxe3 Qxg2#.

B) 31.Qxf4 Qxf4 32.gxh3 Ng5 looks winning.

C) 31.b4 Bxg2 32.Qc1 Bxe4+ 33.Kf2 (33.Kf1 Bxb1 as in A.3) 33... Bxb1 34.Qxb1 Qf2+ 35.Ke3 (35.Ke1 Qg1+ as in A.3) 35... Re8+ 36.Kxf4 Qxh2+ 37.Kg4 (37.Kf3 Qg3#) 37... f5+ 38.Kf3 Qg3#.

Dec-29-18  Saniyat24: I got 29...Rxe4 and was happy about it :D
Dec-29-18  Saniyat24: Gulko could have resigned after Kremenietsky played 37...Re4+ ...
Dec-29-18  Carlos0012358: I would say Kremenietzky made it much harder than necessary starting with a poor 33........Nh3+ and a few other blunders thereafter. Gulko helped him with his own poor play.
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  Breunor: So many tactics in this game! To answer a question from years ago, the refutation to 28 Rd1 is Qe7! threatening the rook on a3 and ready to take the bishop on c4.
Dec-29-18  messachess: It's probably inevitable at the end, but there was still lots of fight left for white if wanted.
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