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Lajos Seres vs Melinda Goczo
FSIMB March (2001), Budapest HUN, rd 5, Mar-08
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1-0



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Jan-14-20  Delboy: Nice early-week puzzle position after 21. ... Rae8. The back row mate theme comes into play on both sides of the board here
Dec-29-20  nalinw: First today .... but completely missed this one ... the theme is not difficult but clearly a blind spot for me ....
Dec-29-20  Walter Glattke: Irresistable attack
Dec-29-20  drollere: defang the doubled rooks, and unblock the clear file.

22. Qxe5 Rxe5, 23. Ne7+ Rxe7, 24. Rd8+ Re8, 25. Rxe8#

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  al wazir: Easier than yesterday's, because there is only one way to win:

22. Qxe5 Rxe5 23. Ne7+ Rxe7 (23...Kf8/Kh8 24. Rd8#) 24. Rd8+ Re8 25. Rxe8#.

Dec-29-20  Walter Glattke: 22.-Kf8 23.Qd6+ Kg8 24.Ne7+ Kf8! 25.Ng6++ Kg8 26.Qe7 Qxg2+ 27.Kxg2 hxg6 28.Qf7+ mate next
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  agb2002: Black threatens Re1+ and mate next.

The rook on e8 is overburdened with the defense of Black's first rank and the other rook. Therefore, 22.Qxe5 Rxe5 (22... Qb8 drops a rook) 23.Ne7+ Rxe7 (else 24.Rd8#) 24.Rd8+ Re8 25.Rxe8#.

Dec-29-20  saturn2: Black threatens backrank mate.
 22. Qxe5 (now white does it) Rxe5 23. Ne7+ Kf8 (or Rxe7 ) 24. Rd8
Dec-29-20  Brenin: A classic back rank mate threat meant that the R on e5 was effectively unprotected. Black needed to give up the exchange with 21 ... Rxd5 in order to survive.
Dec-29-20  AlicesKnight: Qxe5 answers the questions, winning a R or mating after ....Rxe5; Ne7+ etc. A very sharp tactical display before the finish.
Dec-29-20  malt: 22.Q:e5 Qb8
(22...R:e5 23.Ne7+ R:e7 24.Rd8+ Re8 25.R:e8# )

23.Qf5 Rf8 24.Rd4 Ne6 25.Ne7+ Kh8 26.Q:h7+
...K:h7 27.Rh4#

Dec-29-20  Walter Glattke: Malt: Or 23.-g6 24.Qf6 Qe8 25.Rc8 Nd7 26.Ne7+ Qxe7 27.Qxe7 Rxc8 28.Qxd7 - so 22.-Qb8 is a really nice idea!
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  chrisowen: Tiger booked it ivory Rae8 gotcha about gloat Qxe5 gobble a blush leash a height rival tiger booked it ivory quagmire liner fares feast flasher feral chums cow its jack dug birth mew clown hunch effect Rxd5 abridge axled its against quality totup eg fluff eh faffs real it o winch Qxe5 ear?
Dec-29-20  thegoodanarchist: Easier than yesterday's Monday puzzle.
Dec-29-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long thinking, the Hungarian GM Lajos Seres finally found the nice queen sacrifice 22.Qxe5!,Rxe5 23.Ne7+,Rxe7 (23.-,Kf8 24.Rd8#) 24.Rd8+,Re8 25.Rxe8#.
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  catlover: As Rev. Spooner would say, the combination ends in a rack bank mate.
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  gawain: Black threatens a back rank mate of his own, so White has no time to waste. Fortunately (for him) he has an irresistible combination.
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  eternaloptimist: This is an “easy” puzzle indeed. In fact it’s easier than yesterday’s puzzle IMHO
Dec-29-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: I rarely struggle as much with a Monday/Tuesday pair of puzzles as I did this week. That's even though Ne7+ is one of the first ideas one has, and it doesn't do anything useful as interference, and it pretty obviously unblocks the file.

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