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Garry Kasparov vs Robert Huebner
Huebner-Kasparov Match (1985), Hamburg FRG, rd 2, May-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Miles Variation (D53)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-26-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 35.Qh6! leaves the poor rook alone to be taken+check by black queen, but Kasparov had other plans... Well seen.
Apr-26-15  RKnight: Huebner correctly resigned. 39...Qe8 (if 39...Qxd1 40.Nh8+ Ke6 41.Rh6+) 41.Ne5+ and black's queen falls.
Mar-30-17  Dave12: 35.Qh6. this 'take my Rook and check me, but you are lost' move, requires a precise calculation. Reminds of the beautiful 44.Kg1!! in this amazing gmae D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015
Aug-03-17  bla bla: why he resing
May-19-19  yadasampati: 08:55 CET and no comments yet?
May-19-19  Hodor: slated for Sun May 19th at 10:30am
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  agb2002: White is one pawn down.

Black threatens Qxd2.

After 35.Qh6 Qxe1+ (35... Kf8 36.Nxg6+ is surely winning) 36.Kh2 White's attack seems to win: 36... Kf8 (36... Qxe5+ 37.dxe5 and White looks much better) 37.Nxg6+ Kg8 (37... Kf7 38.Ne5+ Kf8 39.Rg3 looks winning) 38.Qh8+ Kf7 39.Qxd8 Kxg6 (39... Qxd1 40.Ne5+ Ke6 41.Rh6+ and mate in two) 40.Bh5+ Kh6(7) 41.Bf7#.

May-19-19  eaglewing: 36. Kh2 Qxe5+ 37. de Re8 might give Black a bit of hope and at least require White to work for a win.
May-19-19  whiteshark:

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Black to move

If <39...Qe8> 40.Ne5+ Qxe5+ 41.dxe5 Rxg2+ 42.Kh1 f4 43.Qd7+ Ne7 44.Bh5+ Rg6 45.Bxg6+ Kxg6 46.Qe6+ Kg5 47.f3 Nf5 48.Qf6#

If <39...Rxg6> 40.Rh7+ Rg7 41.Bh5+ Ke6 42.Rh6+ Rg6 43.Rxg6+ Kf7 44.Rh6+ Kg7 45.Qh8#

If <39...Kxg6> 40.Bh5+ Kh7 41.Bf7#

[15.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218] - omg ;)

May-19-19  mel gibson: I saw the first move straight away -
threaten a checkmate.

Stockfish 10 says:

35. Qh6

(35. Qh6 (♕d2-h6 ♕b4xe1+ ♔g1-h2 ♕e1xe5+
d4xe5 ♖d8-e8 ♗d1-b3 ♖e8xe5 ♕h6-h8+ ♔g8-f7 ♕h8-d8 f5-f4 ♖h3-h8 ♖e5-h5+ ♖h8xh5 g6xh5 ♗b3xd5+ c6xd5 ♕d8xd5+ ♔f7-g6 ♕d5xb5 ♖g7-f7 ♕b5xb6+ ♖f7-f6 ♕b6-b5 ♖f6-f5 ♕b5-d7 ♔g6-f6 ♔h2-h3 ♔f6-e5 f2-f3 ♖f5-f6 ♕d7-e7+ ♖f6-e6 ♕e7-g5+ ♔e5-d6 ♕g5xh5 ♖e6-f6 ♔h3-h4 ♔d6-e6 ♕h5-e8+ ♔e6-d5 ♕e8-d7+ ♖f6-d6 ♕d7-f7+ ♔d5-c5 ♕f7-f8 ♔c5-c6 ♕f8xf4 ♖d6-d5 ♕f4-e4 ♔c6-d6 f3-f4 ♖d5-c5 g2-g4 ♔d6-c7 ♔h4-g3) +8.81/40 69)

score for White +8.81 depth 40.

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  dorsnikov: This is crazy. I got this one no problem. Yet, sometimes i can't get the "easy" Monday or Tuesday problem.
May-19-19  Ceri Evans: I saw it reasonably quickly, as well.

My SF 10 is continuing to give different evaluations to mel gibson's, though:

40/69 2:25 +13.07 35.Qh6 Qxe1+ 36.Kh2 Qxe5+ 37.dxe5 Re8 38.Bb3 Rxe5 39.Qh8+ Kf7 40.Qd8 f4 41.Rh8 Rh5+ 42.Rxh5 gxh5 43.Bxd5+ cxd5 44.Qxd5+ Ke7 45.Qe5+ Kf7 46.Qxb5 Rg6 47.Qxh5 b5 48.Qh7+ (3.094.508.541) 21213



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  OhioChessFan: I'm with <dorsnikov>. I've <missed> a few Mondays lately but saw this quickly. There were a few variations with Re8 Black could have tried, but overall I saw it.
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  AylerKupp: <dorsnikov> I'm with you. I saw 35.Qh6 almost immediately and considered it a winning move but I thought that it couldn't be played because White's Re1 was en prise. Then, almost immediately again I said to myself "So what?". Black still has no defense.

But after 36.Qh6 Qe1+ 36.Kh2 Kf8 instead of Kasparov's 37.Nxg6+ I chose the obvious 37.Qh8+ which according to Stockfish 10 also wins but with somewhat greater difficulty.

Hubner could have put up slightly greater resistance with 37...Qxe5+ but Stockfish indicates that this leads to a mate in 27 for White after 37.Nxg6+ while 37.Qh8+ leads to "only" a mate in 28 for White:

Stockfish 10, d=44:

1. [+M27]: 37.Nxg6+ Kf7 38.Ne5+ Qxe5+ 39.dxe5 Rdg8 40.Bh5+ Rg6 [looks suicidal but the alternatives are much worse: (a) 40...Kf8 41.Ra3 Ba4 (horizon effect at work; delay the inevitable as long as possible) 42.Rxa4 b5 43.Ra8+ Ke7 44.Qd6# and (b) 40...Ke7 41.Qd6#] 41.Bxg6+ Rxg6 42.Qh7+ Ke6 [Black could quite justifiably resign here but the alternatives are again much worse; 43...Rg7 least to mate in 8 and 43...Kf8 leads to mate in 4. 42...Ke6 at least leads to more horizon effect-induced delay of the inevitable] 43.Qxg6+ Kxe5 44.Rh5 Bd3 45.Qxc6 Kd4 46.Qd6 Kc4 47.Rh4+ f4 48.Rh5 Be4 49.Qe6 Kd3 50.Rxd5+ Bxd5 51.Qxd5+ Kc3 52.Qf3+ Kb2 53.Qxf4 b5 54.Qb4+ Kc2 55.Qxb5 Kc3 56.Qc5+ Kb2 57.g4 Kb3 58.g5 Kb2 59.g6 Kb3 60.g7 Ka4 61.g8R Kb3 62.Rb8+ Ka4 63.Qa7#

2. [+M28]: 37.Qh8+ Rg8 38.Nxg6+ Kf7 39.Ne5+ Kf8 40.Qh6+ Ke7 41.Qh7+ Kd6 42.Rh6+ Nf6 43.Rxf6+ Kd5 44.Qf7+ Kxd4 45.Nf3+ [and Black could quite justifiably resign here also] 45...Kc5 46.Rxf5+ Rd5 47.Rxd5+ cxd5 48.Qc7+ [Stockfish is being quite sadistic, delaying the capture of Black's queen as long as possible. I wonder if it has an undocumented UCI parameter of SADISM=1?] 48...Bc6 49.Nxe1 Re8 50.Nd3+ Kd4 51.Qxc6 Rh8+ 52.Kg1 Kxd3 53.Qxd5+ Kc3 54.Qe5+ [then again, 51...Rh8+ did not turn out well] 54...Kb4 55.Qxh8 Kc5 56.Qe5+ Kc6 57.Ba4+ b5 58.Bxb5+ Kb6 59.Ba4 Kb7 60.Qb5+ Kc7 61.Qc6+ Kb8 62.Bd1 Ka7 63.Qc7+ Ka6 64.Be2#

So I think that I should get at least partial credit for 37.Qh8+. Which would console me somewhat since I also sometimes can't get the "easy" Monday or Tuesday puzzles either.

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  chrisowen: Bedouin fire! Eowyn Miranda otto
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  Willber G: Every time I get a Sunday puzzle people say how easy it is. :(

Which is probably correct. :)

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  Breunor: Well I saw Qh6 and given it was a puzzle I knew it was the right move, but I can't say I 'solved' it as I didn't have everything that black could do worked out.

Besides the finale, I thought that Kasparov's knight maneuver to get it to e5 was really terrific. this was a representative game of his superior positional play then finishes off with tactics.

In the 'where did black go wrong' issue:

Black is even until 25 Nd5, the computer prefers Ba6 After Nd5:

1) +0.52 (19 ply) 24.Qa3 Rc7 25.g3 Kg7 26.Qb3 Re7 27.Rxe7 Nxe7 28.Ne3 h5 29.Rd1 b5 30.Qc3 Nd5 31.Nxd5 cxd5 32.Qc5 Qd7 33.Rc1 Re8 34.Qc7

After Ba6 we have:

1) +0.10 (21 ply) 23...Ba6 24.Rbc1 Nd5 25.Qb3 Bxc4 26.Rxc4 Re8 27.Rd1 Rc7 28.Rcc1 Qd7 29.b5 Rd8 30.Rxc6 Rxc6 31.bxc6 Qxc6 32.g3 Qd7 33.Rb1 Qd6 34.Bg2 Qd7 35.Re1 Qd6 36.Qb2 Qb4 37.Qxb4 Nxb4

although in this line black plays Nd5 next move anyway and they score close to even.

The losing move is 32 f5? which obviously opens up the king to attack.

1) +2.43 (24 ply) 33.Bxf5 gxf5 34.Rg3+ Rg7 35.Rxg7+ Kxg7 36.Qg5+ Kf8 37.Qxf5+ Qf6 38.Nd7+ Rxd7 39.Qxd7 Qf7 40.Qd8+ Kg7 41.Re5 Bd3 42.b5 Bxb5 43.Rg5+ Kh7 44.Rg3 Be2 45.Rh3+ Bh5 46.Qg5 Nf6 47.g4 Qe6 48.Kg2 Qe4+ 49.Kh2 Nxg4+ 50.Kg3 Nf6 51.Qxf6 Qg6+ 52.Qxg6+ Kxg6 53.Kf4 Bd1 54.Ke5 Bc2 55.f4

Instead, black is solid with

1) +0.66 (21 ply) 32...Re7 33.Rh3 Qf6 34.Rf3 Qh4 35.g3 Qh7 36.Nxf7 Rxf7 37.Be6 Rf8 38.Qg5 Kg7 39.Rxf7+ Rxf7 40.Qe5+ Rf6 41.Ra1 Qh5 42.Bxd5 Qxe5 43.dxe5 Rf5 44.Ra7+ Kf8 45.Be4 Rxe5 46.Bxg6 c5 47.bxc5 Rxc5 48.Rf7+ Kg8 49.Rb7 Bc6

Kasparov makes a 'relative' error with 33 Bd1:

1) +1.82 (23 ply) 33...f4 34.Bc2 Ba4 35.Rh3 Bxc2 36.Qxc2 Kg7 37.g4 Qf6 38.Kg2 Rh8 39.Rxh8 f3+ 40.Nxf3 Kxh8 41.Qe4 Kg7 42.b5 Qf4 43.Qxf4 Nxf4+ 44.Kg3 Nd5 45.Re6 cxb5 46.Ne5 g5 47.Rg6+ Kf8 48.Kf3 b4 49.Rd6 Nf4 50.Rxb6 Nh3 51.Rxb4 Rc3+ 52.Ke2 Rc2+ 53.Kd3 Rxf2 54.Rb7 Kg8 55.Kc4 Rf8

It looks like black needed f4 to keep the white queen out of h6, but after Rg7, its all over:

1) +4.19 (22 ply) 34.Rh3 g5 35.Bb3 Re8 36.Rh5 Rf8 37.Qe3 g4 38.g3 Ba4 39.Ba2 Qf6 40.Kg2 Rh7 41.Reh1 Rxh5 42.Rxh5 Bc2 43.Bxd5+ cxd5 44.Nd7 Be4+ 45.Kf1 Qf7 46.Rg5+ Kh7 47.Nxf8+ Qxf8 48.Rh5+ Kg6

May-19-19  devere: 35.Qh6 Qxe1+ 36.Kh2 is easy to see. But the crux of the matter is that after 36...Qxe5+ 37. dxe5 Re8 38. Bb3, material is approximately equal, but Black has no way to successfully defend his position from White's attack.

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  chrisowen: And the eighty eighth angel.
May-19-19  eaglewing: Anyone cares to tell, what the silicone ones say following 35.Qh6 Qxe1+ 36.Kh2 Qxe5+ 37. dxe5 Re8 38. Bb3 Be2?
May-19-19  RandomVisitor: After 30.Bg4

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Black might have unexpected defensive resources with 30...f6:


50/72 50:57 <+0.13 30...f6> 31.Nf3 Bc4 32.Qh6 gxh5 33.Qxh5 Kh8 34.Re3 Ng6 35.Nh4 Nxh4 36.Qxh4 Qf4 37.g3 Qg5 38.Qh3 Bf7 39.Rd1 Kg7 40.Rc3 h5 41.Bf5 Rd5 42.Be4 Rd6 43.Bf3 c5 44.bxc5 bxc5 45.Rxc5 Rxc5 46.dxc5 Rxd1+ 47.Bxd1 Qxc5 48.Qd7 Kf8 49.Bf3 Kg7 50.Qb7 Qg5 51.Qe4 Qe5 52.Kg2 Qxe4 53.Bxe4 Bg6 54.Bf3 Kh6 55.Bd5 Bf5 56.f4 Kg7 57.Kf3 Kg6 58.Ke3 Bd7 59.Bf3 Bg4 60.Bxg4 hxg4

May-19-19  devere: <eaglewing: Anyone cares to tell, what the silicone ones say following 35.Qh6 Qxe1+ 36.Kh2 Qxe5+ 37. dxe5 Re8 38. Bb3 Be2?>

Stockfish 10 64 BMI2
( 27.41 (depth 42) 38...Be2 39.Qc1 Bb5 40.Qg5 Kf7 41.Qh4 Rxe5 42.Qd8 f4 43.Rh8 Rh5+ 44.Rxh5 gxh5 45.Bxd5+ cxd5 46.Qxd5+ Ke7 47.Qe5+ Kf7 48.Qxb5 Rg6 49.Qxh5 Kf6 50.Kh3 Kg7)

May-20-19  LoveThatJoker: <AylerKupp> I too had gone with 37. Qh8+. Thanks for posting the engine's analysis on that line! LTJ
May-21-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.33): 31...fxg6 32.Bd1 Ra7 33.Re4 Rda8 34.Bb3 Ba4 35.Bxd5+ cxd5 36.Rh4 Bb5 37.Rb3 Bd7 38.Kh2 Bf5 39.Qf4 Qf8 40.b5 Re8 41.Rc3 Bd7 42.Nxd7 Rxd7 43.Qxf8+ Rxf8 44.f3 Kg7 45.Rc6 Rb8 46.Kg3 Re7

2. + - (2.02): 31...hxg6 32.Rb3 Re8 33.Rh3 Qf8 34.Bf3 Nf6 35.Rc1 Qg7 36.Nxc6 Bxc6 37.Bxc6 Rd8 38.d5 Nd7 39.Qg5 Qf6 40.Qh6 Qg7 41.Qh4 Rcc8 42.Re1 Nf6 43.Qg5 Rd6 44.Re7 Rcd8 45.Rhe3 Qf8 46.b5 Qg7 47.R7e5 Qh8 48.Rh3 Qg7

May-21-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: < ... <R V> is right ..... d 22 dpa done

1. = (0.00): 30...f6 31.Nf3 Bc4 32.Qh6> Bf7 33.hxg6 hxg6 34.Nh4 Ra7 35.Bd1 Qxd4 36.Bb3 Bxb3 37.Nxg6 Nxg6 38.Qxg6+ Rg7 39.Re8+ Rxe8 40.Qxe8+ Kh7 41.Qh5+ Kg8 42.Qe8+ Kh7

2. = (0.10): 30...Ra7 31.Qh6 Nd5 32.Rb3 Qf8 33.Qd2 Qd6 34.hxg6 fxg6 35.Be2 Bxe2 36.Qxe2 b5 37.Rc1 Nf4 38.Qg4 Rf8 39.Kh2 Qxd4 40.Nxc6 Qd7 41.Rg3 Nd3 42.Nxa7 Qxg4 43.Rxg4 Nxc1 44.f3

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