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Yuri Zimmerman vs Zombor Erdelyi
"When I Paint My Masterpiece" (game of the day Dec-27-2006)
Budapest Spring Open (2001), Budapest HUN, rd 6, Mar-21
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1-0



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Dec-27-06  Chess Carnival: <mack> thanks for the link, very cool this dylan song 0:
Dec-27-06  LivBlockade: <syracrophy: Dr. J No such luck. 16. Qxh7+ Kxh7; 17. Rh3+ Bh6; 18 Bxh6. Nf3+!; 19. gxf3 Qh5!>

Another interesting variation is 18...Nxd3; and if 19. Bxf8+? Qh5; 20. Rxh5+ gxh5 and material is even but White's Bishop on f8 is trapped. So in this variation, White has to take a draw with 19. Bg5+ Kg7; 20. Bh6+, etc.

Dec-31-06  ketchuplover: I found a solution to my java problem. :)
Dec-16-21  Brenin: My first thought was 17 Qxh5+ gxh5 18 Rxh5+ Bh6 19 Bxh6 (threatening 20 Bxf8 mate) Ng6 20 Rxa5, winning a piece, but (following Lasker's advice) my second thought was to look for a better move, namely 19 Rxh6+ Kg7 20 Nf5+ Kg8 21 Bf6 (threatening 22 Rh8 mate) Ng6 22 Ne7+ Nxe7 23 Rh8 mate.
Dec-16-21  Honey Blend: I went with 17. ♗e2 intending ♗xh5, and Black has to rush making some space for the King to escape with 17. ... ♖fe8 18. ♗xh5 ♖xe7 19. ♗g4+ ♔g8 20. ♗xe7, but wait...the f8 square is covered anyway. I don't see the Black King going anywhere, and Qh7 is coming.

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Dec-16-21  mel gibson: Very easy - I saw that in under 5 seconds.

Stockfish 14 says mate in 8:

17. Qxh5+

(17. Qxh5+ (♕h4xh5+ g6xh5
♖h3xh5+ ♗g7-h6 ♖h5xh6+ ♔h8-g7 ♘e7-f5+ ♔g7-g8 ♗g5-f6 ♕a5-e1+ ♖a1xe1 ♘e5-g6 ♘f5-e7+ ♘g6xe7 ♖h6-h8+) +M8/71 21)

Dec-16-21  stacase: I parted company at 21.Bf6

First few moves way too easy for a Thursday

Dec-16-21  stacase: <mel gibson: Very easy - I saw that in under 5 seconds.>

Yep, the first few moves are obvious.

Dec-16-21  sudoplatov: Seems more like a Monday puzzle. It wasn't that hard.
Dec-16-21  Cheapo by the Dozen:

17 Qxh5+ gxh5
18 Rxh5+ Bh6

clears g7 for the king. So this isn't a Monday puzzle.

19 Bxh6, with the plan of 20 Bxf8++ via discovered attack, fails to 19 ... Nf3+ with a discovered attack of Black's own. So this isn't an easy Tuesday puzzle either.

But I agree it's in the Tuesday/Wednesday range more than Thursday.

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  agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop, a knight and a pawn.

White can deliver mate in four with 17.Qxh5+ gxh5 18.Rxh5+ Bh6 19.Bf6+ Kh7 20.Rxh5#.

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  agb2002: Still sleeping: the king protects the bishop...
Dec-16-21  newzild: Is White any relation to Bob Dylan?

The defence 22...Ng6 is a bit hard to spot from the starting position, so definitely not a Monday.

Dec-16-21  Brenin: As several kibitzers have claimed, the first two moves are indeed easy (even I saw them in under 5 seconds), but the trap 19 Bxh6? Nf3+ pointed out by <Cheapo> raises this POTD to mid-week standard, and the final mate is not easy to see. Bizarrely, the local engine misses the forced mate and recommends 17 Be2.
Dec-16-21  murkia: TGIM at last!
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  scormus: attractive finish, but a shame B didn't let it continue 21 .... Ng6 22 Ne7+, then maybe 1-0
Dec-16-21  AlicesKnight: Found the complete line - not convinced it was quite as Monday easy as some suggest, but I am a bear of very little brain. Black seemed to encourage the attacking pieces forward on moves 12-13.
Dec-16-21  Pawn Slayer: The first 2 moves are only easy if you see the remainder that make the sacrifice work. The key was realising that after 21 Bf6, Ng6 fails to the deflection 22 Ne7+ allowing the rook to mate on h8.
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  Teyss: Oh I hate it when I solve on Thursday and people say "So easy, like an early morning Monday" (thanks to those who didn't agree). Hope you stalemate a winning position or lose against a King's gambit. Nothing personal.
PS: Beautiful combination.
Dec-16-21  nalinw: It only looks like a Monday because the first move is a Q sacrifice ..... requires a lot of thought to make it work.
Dec-16-21  parch: 17.Q:h5+ gh5 18.R:h5+ Bh6 19.R:h6+ Kg7
20.Nf5+ Kg8 21.Bf6 Ng6 22.Ne7+ N:e7
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Dec-16-21  saturn2: I took 17.Bf6 which wins but is not the best move
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  scormus: <Teyss> !!
Dec-16-21  johnnydeep: I saw the obvious first few moves moves, but didn't see far enough ahead to the inevitable mate.
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