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Mihai Suba vs Ortwin Peters
Hospitalet op (1993), L'Hospitalet, rd 2
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Pawn Return Variation (A57)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: Good one by Suba.

Black might have tried 13. ...Nxc4 to remove the offending bishop before it spelled his doom.

But after 13 ...Bb7? 14. Qxd7 that possibility evaporates. E.g. 14 ...Nxc4? 15. Nxc4 Qb5 16. Qxe7 Qxc4 17. Qxb7 and White is up a whole piece.

Jul-01-02  joe dirt: i want to play a game
Dec-08-02  Bears092: This was one of chessgames' easier puzzles.
Jan-17-04  unclewalter: "h-i-s d-o-o-m" -offending bishop
Jan-17-04  JSYantiss: Baaaad, walter....really baaad. *snicker*
Jan-17-04  TheTurk: Bears092 i dont ever think ive figured out a puzzle quicker.
Jan-17-04  nateinstein: The obvious continuation... hxg6, Qh3+, Bh4, Qxh4++
Jan-17-04  Dr Young: took me less than a sec
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  Sneaky: Oh yeah, well I solved it a year and half before I even saw it. Top THAT!
Jan-17-04  nziceman: well, being a beginner and surprised i actually worked one of these out with realitive ease....
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  kevin86: There is a little quirk,note how the pawn on g6 blocks the queen from interposition at h6 after the bishop first moves to h4. The problem was VERY easy despite it.
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  jaime gallegos: very nice , 13... Bb7 was the final mistake
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  patzer2: Still catching up on puzzles I missed this week. The Tuesday solution 16. Ng6+ hxg6 17. Qh3+ Bh4 18. Qxh4# seems just about right for easy early week difficulty.

Black's decisive mistake was 14...Bf6? allowing 15. Bxf7+! +- (+5.37 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 9).

Instead, 14...Qd8 15. Bd5 ⩲ (+0.58 @ 40 ply, Stockfish 9) or 14...Qf6 15. Ng4 ⩲ (+0.55 @ 39 ply, Stockfish 9) would have given Black drawing chances.

Earlier, instead of 12...Na5?! 13. Ne5! ± to ⩲ (+0.71 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 9), Black could have kept it level with 12...d6 13. Qd3 Nb4 14. Qb3 a5 15. a3 a4 16. Qd1 a6 = (+0.22 @ 35 ply, Stockfish 9).

Nov-02-19  Whitehat1963: I like Suba’s quiet attacking style!

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