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Zhaoqin Peng vs Arianne Caoili
Bled Olympiad (Women) (2002), Bled SLO, rd 4, Oct-29
Queen's Indian Defense: Miles Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Feb-14-05  poktirity: Saw it instantly because I tried similiar combos today in some blitz games, though mine always failed.
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  mahmoudkubba: It just took me very little to solve this one.. not a very difficult one at all..
Feb-14-05  DanielBryant: I felt good about this one, then I checked the calendar...
Feb-14-05  Backward Development: pretty easy, anyone who's looked at the mating patterns in 'The Art of Attack' should recognize this theme. Maybe a more complex version of it is shown here... G Abramovic vs Botvinnik, 1924
Apr-29-06  CapablancaFan: Haha. Ms.Caoili thought she was exchanging queens towards the end winning a pawn in the process, but Ms.Peng had something else in mind!
Jun-14-06  alexapple: Great win for GM Peng!
Nov-18-19  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Today we have the luxury of 2 POTDs.

Solved first one G Daskalov vs N Padevsky, 1970, which was 2 hours later replaced by this one. Solved this one too, since after 23.♕h8+ and 24.♗f6+(+) double check wins the day.

Nov-18-19  WorstPlayerEver: Sac and mate
Nov-18-19  saturn2: Monday II
23 Qh8+ Kxh8 24. Bf6+ Kg8 25. Rh8 mate
Nov-18-19  mel gibson: So easy - took me less than 3 seconds.
Nov-18-19  stacase: Ha ha (-: 24.Bf6+ and not 24.Bxe7+

I did look at 24.Bxe7+ first but one of those little hints when you post says, "When you see a good move, look for a better one."

Well anyway a good Monday puzzle to start off my day.

Nov-18-19  malt: Queen sac Monday 23.Qh8+
Nov-18-19  et1: Bf6 is not very easy...
Nov-18-19  TheaN: Frankly, I saw this one in a near instant and never considered 24.Bxe7+ at all. There's a logical reason for this: on move 23, both threaten the queen, yet White throws it completely with 'no compensation'. If we then go about 'winning' the queen for no compensation, we come out even under the line anyway. Also, once you see the double check potential along the h-file, the fact that we should be mating Black is apparent. <23.Qh8+ Kxh8 24.Bf6+ Kg8 25.Rh8#> and pieces in the box.
Nov-18-19  zb2cr: White sacrifices the Queen to lure Black into the path of a devastating double check. 24. Qh8+, Kxh8; 25. Bf6+, Kg8; 26. Rh8#.
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  Diademas: <Annie K.: I don't recall seeing a double mate in the database, but here's one of mine: ;)>

Who were you playing?
It's not nice to pick on the mentally disabled.

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  dorsnikov: Took a while. But after i saw beyond the obvious Queen trades I nailed it.
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  FSR: As Nimzo said, even the laziest king flees wildly in the face of a double check.
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  Willber G: <Diademas: <Annie K.: I don't recall seeing a double mate in the database, but here's one of mine: ;)>

Who were you playing?
It's not nice to pick on the mentally disabled.>

I doubt she can remember - it was 14 years ago when she was a mere slip of a girl!

Nov-18-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, Zhaoqin Peng finally found the mate in 3 moves with the queen sacrifice 23.Qh8+!,Kxh8 24.Bf6+,Kg8 25.Rh8#. Do not feel too sorry for Arianne Caoili, because 15 years later she was married by Levon Aronian and has now a very strong second.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Same motif as the classic Reti vs Tartakower, 1910

In 2012, I won the following offhand game based on the same idea:

1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.♘xd4 ♘f6 5.♘c3 ♗e7 6.♗e2 0-0 7.0-0 ♘c6 8.♗e3 ♘e5 9.h3 a6 10.f4 ♘c6 11.♗f3 ♖e8 12.♘xc6 bxc6 13.e5 dxe5 14.fxe5 ♘d5 15.♘xd5 cxd5 16.♕xd5 ♖b8 17.♕xf7+ ♔xf7 18.♗d5+ ♔g6 19.♗f7#

Nov-18-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: Queen sac on h8 and a three-move mate.

That's about as Mondayish as it gets. :)

Nov-18-19  Cheapo by the Dozen: The one thing not quickly obvious to me was why Black can't turtle up and defend passively instead of the immediately fatal 22 ... Nxd5 blunder. Oh, the position certainly looked indefensible, but the details didn't jump out.

Well, that boils down to why Black can't hunker down and weather the pin(s) of the f6 knight, and it turns out that what tips the scales is White's light-squared bishop coming to bear (and Black's light-squared bishop not doing anything useful to prevent that).

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  Annie K.: <Willber G: <<Diademas: <Annie K.: I don't recall seeing a double mate in the database, but here's one of mine: ;)> Who were you playing?
It's not nice to pick on the mentally disabled.>

I doubt she can remember - it was 14 years ago when she was a mere slip of a girl!>>

Hmm, I think I will plead 'Autopairings', actually. Pretty sure that game was played at Gameknot, with the blitz autopairing system. ;)

Nov-18-19  drollere: i love discovered check. the white B can go where it is attacked by 3 black pieces and provide the anchor for the R mate.
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