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Arturo Pomar Salamanca vs Karl Robatsch
Palma de Mallorca (1966), Palma ESP, rd 11, Dec-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0



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Jan-26-06  mymt: <Benzol> yes that skewer picks up the exchange with a big advantage to White.
Jan-26-06  EricCartman: <mymt> Actually 27.... ♘d4 leads to 28. ♗d4 cd4 and then probably 29. ♖f3, and mate to follow
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  OhioChessFan: <Stop press! Fritz has had a bit more of a think and, at the end of the 22... e6 line, it now thinks 27... g6 28.d8 (28.b4 e3 and Black crashes through on the kingside) 28... g8 29.d6 1/2-1/2! Surely there's an improvement for White earlier in the line?>

<Richerby> 23 Rf3 looks good.

Jan-26-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Wow, a very tough puzzle! I didn't get it at all... I was thinking of bringing the rook on d1 to h3 but now I see 21.Rd3 actually loses.. :( (21...g6 22.Qf6 Qxd3)
Jan-26-06  mymt: <EricCartman> yes Black is lost & he resigned. Often in Blitz games moves like ...Nf5
...Nd4 & 28. ...Qxc4 upset the winning
side & cause things like
29.Qxh6 Re2
its because they can see the "mate"
[but not the danger]

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  LIFE Master AJ: Hmmm, got it. (Pretty quickly too.)
Jan-26-06  Richerby: <OhioChessFan> 22... ♘e6 23.♖f3?? ♕xd1+
Jan-26-06  Richerby: <Richerby: Surely there's an improvement for White earlier in the line?> Hunting around a bit, Fritz thinks that White maintains his advantage after 22... ♘e6 23.♗b2 ♘d4 24.♗xd4 (instead of 24.♕xd6 etc.) 24... cxd4 25.♕xd6 and, now, either

1) 25... ♔g7 (best) 26.♖xd4 ♕e3+ 27.♔h1 ♕xd7 28.♕xe7 (+1.6 to 14 ply) or

2) 25... ♔h7 (attempting to use the g-file) 26.♕f6 ♖g8 27.g3 ♖g6 28.♕xd4 ♕xa2 (+1.9 to 14 ply)

Jan-26-06  YouRang: I missed it, widely. Never saw Bb2. :-(
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  OhioChessFan: LOL, <Richerby>, what was I looking at?! Not sure if I just blundered that or got my lines mixed up.
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  kevin86: I think these puzzles are becoming more philosophical arguments that instruction. The ending here is quite unclear-and a quick resignation is not called for. I chose ♘h6+ followed by ♖d3 that seems unclear,by again,so does the text.
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  LIFE Master AJ: This game actually reminded me of one of my games, I went looking for it, but never found it.

The point being was that I made a similar sacrifice. However, when my opponent played ...Nh4; I was unable to defend against his (counter) threats. So even the so-called "simple" sacrifices ... MUST be calculated correctly!!!

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  LIFE Master AJ: I think the value of the puzzles here is very good. Chess skill, like the edge of a good blade, requires constant honing.
Jan-26-06  Sami Jr: Can anyone suggest to me the best commercial computer chess program for PC? I am looking for an excellent engine, and I also want one that gives advice when asked for. I have Chesmaster 9000. I like the advice feature but the time controls when I load a PGN file sometimes get messed up. It plays all moves instantly thus not giving the best move. Can I get some suggestions on which software to purchase. Should I get Fritz, Shredder or Chesmaster 10000?
Jan-26-06  hayton3: Any of the Fritz family of engines are good. My recommendation is Fritz 9 for all round solid play.
Jan-26-06  hangingenprise: pilgarlic minor master when you lost your mind you went around looking for it but have yet to find "it" too. your impotence is pellucid when you don't have your fritz. when you go looking again i hope you find it.
Jan-26-06  Boomie: Black's blunder is 20...Re7. After 20...Ng6, black is better.

20...Ng6 21. Rd2

(21. Nxh6+ gxh6 22. Qf6 Bf8 23. Bb2 Rad8)

21...Qe4 22. Qxe4 Rxe4

Jan-26-06  pawn52: Why not 21.Rd2, completely strangling the queen, whats wrong with that?
Jan-26-06  YouRang: <pawn52: Why not 21.Rd2, completely strangling the queen, whats wrong with that?> I think 21...Qxc4.
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  Richard Taylor: I thought Nxh6+ was a bit dull - but White had so many moves that I couldn't decide what to do eg 21 Rd3 g6 22. Rg3! and if gxf5 23. Nf6+ Kh8 24 Rg1# lol So say 23. ... Kh7 24. Qh5!! (again the Q cant be taken) and White wins.

But after 21. Rd3 there is Qe4 22. Rg3! and if QxQ 23 Nh6+ Kh8! 24. Nxf5 Rd7 25. Rxg7 and White is easily winning

But I didnt look at all of the above of course... but I saw the Q sac

But there was also Nf6+ and so on -so I didn't know what was best

I was keen on Rd3 (because of the Q sac) but there were other moves after R got to g3 I think..

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  Richard Taylor: Nh6 looks as though it was better than Nf6+ as it immediately opens the diagonal for White's B
Jan-27-06  Richerby: <kevin86> Have a look at the Fritz lines I gave earlier. Black will soon be a whole piece down so the position is very resignable. After 25... ♕e4 or 25... ♘f5, White wins the knight by 26.♕f6!, threatening 27.♗b2 28.♕h8#.
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  LIFE Master AJ: <Sami Jr>
If you want to have fun, get CM 10th Edition.

If you want the best chess program around, (but its a pain to use sometimes), get Fritz.

Jan-30-06  patzer2: White's 21. Nxh6+!! demolishes Black's pawn structure to allow a decisive attack with the followup 22. Qf6! on the weakened Black Kingside.
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  LIFE Master AJ: I got an e-mail from one young lad, he said he was 12.

He thought 22...Ng6; was a bad mistake. However, his suggestion of 22...Rd8; is cleanly refuted by 23.Bb2. (And I did not bother to use an analysis engine to check this.)

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