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Ivan Sokolov vs Aleksey Dreev
GMA (2001), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 3, Apr-21
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  0-1



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Oct-05-03  rochade18: This semi-slav line is very lively!!
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  dhotts: What a game, I don't where to start the analysis? This is complexity at its best! Is it move 16.dxc5 leaving the Knight hanging at f3? Why not 16.Nd4? Once these moves start happening its really hard to figure out the truth in this position. This is chess at its finest!
Sep-20-05  aw1988: dxc5 threatens a fork c6, while Nd2 is much too timid and leaves the g2 pawn hanging.
Sep-30-07  xeroxmachine: This Dreev-guy is really something specoal. Yuu mihgt thonk he likes da drows hohoho but NO!
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  Xeroxx: amazing game
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  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001.
Your score: 62 (par = 32)


PS. "28...?" Black to play and win, would make an excellent Thursday/Friday puzzle.

Apr-29-17  ChessHigherCat: My initial analysis is divided into two basic parts SHEE + UT!!!. Patzer doesn't even see a check. The only good news is that black is a piece up. I saw that Qxf2 would be mate if it were possible but I just took it for granted that Black couldn't survive Qxd7, so I didn't want to move the Q. If I had examined the corpse a bit longer I would have noticed that the zombie's heart was still beating and that it would soon rise for revenge. Overall, it was the trickiest puzzle I've ever seen on <CG>. I'll now leave the floor to some boastful (and probably mythomaniacal) snit who will tell you how elementary it all is...
Apr-29-17  watwinc: What’s the killer after 29 f3?
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: 25.-Rd8 was the killer, so as 27.-Rd8
defense brought the initiative to black for mate net then.
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: watwinc, I found 29.-Qg3+ 30.Ke2 Rd2+
31.Ke3 Qf2+ 32.Kxe4 Qxa7 that kills the White queen.
Apr-29-17  Strelets: What a scorcher! This is the best sort of game, where both sides go hard and play fearlessly. I can only add that on 31.fxg3, Black wins with 31...Qxg3+ 32. Kxe4 f5#
Apr-29-17  diagonalley: what an incredible position!! ....enough to give just about anybody the heebie-jeebies! (OTB i think i would have passed out)
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: Fist-on-fist, I think for 23.cd7+ Kd8
24.Nxb2, those stockfish elo 3400 surely will find the best moves today.
Apr-29-17  AlicesKnight: <watwinc: What’s the killer after 29 f3?> Looks like 29...Qg3+; 30.Ke2 Rd2+; 31.Ke3 Qf2+ wins the White Q for N (if there isn't a mate to follow) and leaves the White K open to the heavy Black pieces.
Apr-29-17  7he5haman: What's the finish after 23.cxd7+ Ke7 24.Qe3?

Is it 24...Qh2 and then if:

25.Ke2 Qh5+ and 26...Qxb5+

Or if:

25.f3 Qg3+ 26.Ke2 and then Ng5?

Doing this without a board makes my head hurt :-(

Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: I think, white should play 23.cxb7 Rd8 24.Bxd7+ Kf8 25.Qb5+ Kg7 26.Rxg2+ wins, also 24.-Rb8 25.Qxd7+ Kf8
26.Qc8+ Rxc8 27.bxc8Q+ Kg7 28.Rxg2+
or 27.-Ke7 28.Qd7+ Kf6 29.Qd4+ Ke7 30.Nxb2 / 23.-b1Q 24.Qxd7+ Kf8 25.bxa8Q+ Kg7 26.Rxg2+ Kf6 27.Qad8+ if one manage -Kg7 Rxg2+, what guards the mate on f2, white will win.
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: 23.cxb7 Ke7 24.Qxd7+ Kf6 25.Qd4+ e5
nearing to Kg7 Rxg2+ +
Apr-29-17  mel gibson: DR4 64 bit makes a different second move:
White's Queen protects the f2 square instead of checking the black King.

22. Rd1 Qxh4 (22. .. Qxh4 (♕d8xh4 ♕d3-e3 ♕h4-h2 f2-f3 ♕h2-h4+ ♔e1-e2 ♘e4-g3+ ♔e2-e1 ♘g3-h1+ ♔e1-d2 ♗b7xc6 ♗b5xc6 ♕h4-f2+ ♕e3xf2 ♘h1xf2 ♗c6xa8 ♘f2xd1 ♘a4xb2 ♘d1xb2 f3-f4 ♔e8-e7 ♗a8-f3 ♘d7-c5 ♔d2-e3 ♖g8-d8 ♗f3xg2 ♖d8-d3+ ♔e3-e2 ♘c5-a4 ♔e2-f2 ♘a4xc3) +6.06/17 114)

score for black +6.06 depth 17

Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: Oh, yes in move 22 the queen is not on d4.
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: 22.-Qxh4 23.Qd3-e3 Qh4-h2
idea: 24.cxb7 Qxg1+ 25.Ke2 Qxd1+ 26.Kxd1
b1Q+ 27.Ke2 g1N+ 28.Kd3 Qxb5+ 29.Qxb7
very smart, that computer.
Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: 22.-Qh4 23.Qe3
Qh2 24.Qxe4, that guards b1, 24.-Qxg1+ 25.Ke2 Qxd1+ 26.Kxd1 g1Q+ always a move Fails for White.
Apr-29-17  morfishine: This is more of the insane variety, what with the numerous twist and turns

Very entertaining


Apr-29-17  Walter Glattke: I found the failing move: 16.Nd2, while
16.dxc5 gxf3 17.c6 is 2:1 moves, too slow, I mean.
Apr-29-17  clement41: Caution: 31...Qh4+?? allows 32 f4 when, although still winning, black still has some work to do. It's not every day you see ...g2 attacking Rh1 then ...b2 attacking Ra1 !
Apr-29-17  scholes: <morfshine> Leaving your king to capture check by Queen rook battery. When your one other piece is hanging whose capture will threaten promotion with check. Only to threaten mate on a square which is easily protected.

Even first move is crazy and there are lot of crazy variations

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