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Olaf Barda vs Jan Foltys
Marianske Lazne / Prague Zonal (1951), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 12, Aug-??
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0



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Jun-09-05  black knight c6: Just like to post i saw the White mate and Black mate (after ♕x♖). Thought i did quite well on that one, because how many people actually saw the black mate to the end? you could probably compose two problems out of this position somehow for black and white.
Jun-09-05  The beginner: Pretty easy for thursday :)

The first move has to be a check, if not white can easy get into a lot of troubles, if he allows black to play Qd2+

36 Qxf5+ obviusly loses to ..Bxf5
So there is realy no other move but

36 Rxh7+ ..Rxh7 (forced)
Where white can follow up with the mating combination after

37 Qc8+ ..Kg7 (forced)
38 Qg8+ ..Kh6(forced)
39 g5+ mate in 1 after
39 ..fxg5
40 Qxg5 mate.

Or 39 ..Kh5
40 Qxh7 mate.

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  Richard Taylor: I got this very quickly after ai saw that 36. Rh2 + Rh2 37. Qf3 wwan'y mate! if it was why not juxt 35. Qxf3 - that hallucination over I found all the moves -it is a forced mate in all variations.

<Timos> is right 35. .. Qd2+ is very strong. 35. Qd2+ Bg2 36. f6 if now Qxd7? 37. Bg1+ !

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  Richard Taylor: I wish - <> that when there is kibitizing a litle board could pop up where the analysis is - as I have to move from someone's analysis to the board and back to their analysis -and I lose track ---I know -we want the earth!! (I'm a typical lazy young 57 year old!) Why don't we use pocket sets? Why not use pocket sets - in fact have have one - a whole lot actually - handy - just that the more tech you get the lazier you get (I didn't invent all these gizmos: it's not my fault!!) ...why do I drive to the shops when my mother used to walk? Please dont answer that one...
Jun-09-05  isolatedpawn: Hey I got this one. Is the Puzzle is really easy for a Thursday or is it just one of those days, where one gets all the answers?
Jun-09-05  jmuller: Perhaps this one is easier as a puzzle than it would be in over-the-board play?

What time do they post the new puzzle each day? Thx!

Jun-09-05  awfulhangover: I solved it quickly, and I'm norwegian like Olaf Barda!
Jun-09-05  KniGtAME: This won was pretty easy, and from some of the preveous kibits yes white really has no choice.My first move I thought was rxh7 but couldent find the follow up. Took me about 20-25 secs. Great puzzle though!
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  Richard Taylor: Not sure when they come as I'm in NZ and we are a day ahead of the rest of theworld so its very hard working out the times -and also the US is so vast - there's about 8 hours of time from east to west or something? Its not so bad if you are in England or Europe as the difference is about 4 or 5 hours - a head I think...but the puzzles I am told get harder towards Friday and Saturday -it's Thursday here in NZ - well its actually Friday now - so tommorrow's might be "tougher " but its good to be able to work some out and so on; I got one for two of the difficult ones but have missed a lot...
Jun-09-05  farrooj: this one was nicely done
Now kh6 follows g5+
if fxg5 Qxg5#
if Kh5 Qxh7#
Jun-09-05  zb2cr: Got it, all the way to the end. Rather quickly, too; it must be due to the straightforward nature of the setup and the obvious problems with 36. Qxd7.
Jun-09-05  Eric Xanthus: Richard, there are basically four time zones in the continental U.S. (of course Hawaii and Alaska stretch that out). I say basically because I believe a small part of the New England state of Maine falls in a fifth (Atlantic) time zone.

New puzzles show up at midnight in my U.S. timezone--I live in Washington D.C.

Jun-09-05  Shokwave: Yeah, first move I looked at, as the black threats meant white *must* check. Everyone always looks at RxP+ sacs anyway, right? Just like BxP+ sacs, hehe.
Jun-09-05  YouRang: Got it. Not too hard for a Thursday.
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  kevin86: Black's rook is taboo-so white gives up his own.
Jun-09-05  myratingstinks: Dang, I thought I was going furbee. I thought I was a genius!!!! Guess I am not (sigh) thursday puzzle being easy. way to burst my bubble.
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  WannaBe: <Richard Taylor> U.S. only have 4 time zones, East, Central, Mountain, and Pacific. New Puzzles comes midnight East, 11 PM Central, 10 PM Mountain, or 9 PM Pacific. You'll have adjust to your local time, plus U.S. changes clock for daylight savings. (to further complicates things.)
Jun-09-05  notyetagm: The win is a forced mating line which runs 36 ♖xh7+! ♖xh7 37 ♕c8+ ♔g7 38 ♕g8+ ♔h6 39 g5+! ♔h5 (39 ... fxg5 40 ♕xg5#) 40 ♕xh7#. The result is a lovely <pure checkmate>: the h3-pawn covers g4, the f4-pawn covers g5, and the h7-queen covers g6, h6, h5 and h4. This variation features the commmon mating pattern of <trapping the enemy king in a corridor>, on either the 8th rank or a rook file.
Jun-09-05  gaffchick: For anyone who cares, all of Maine is in the Eastern time zone. Interestingly enough, a bill has been introduced in the Maine legislature to put the eastern part of Maine in the Atlantic time zone. It isn't likely to pass, even though it's light here at 0430. I didn't solve the puzzle.
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  WannaBe: speaking of time zones, didn't the old USSR was all in ONE time zone?! And now it's in 7(?) time zones. China is still one time zone. According to
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  Richard Taylor: <wanabe> and <Eric> I have an international "time calculator -its like circular slide rule - but its still confusing! but I know if its 7 pm here its 7 am in London (or Madrid) - I once played a game via ICC ( along time game) with a bloke in Barrow which is is the Northern most part of the US -in Alaska! Re Kiwis - haven't travelled much -but per capita they travel just about more than anyone and more and more older kiwis are travelling a lot - I tavelled to NY in 1993 and got a sense of the vastness of the country (I mean I know NY isnt the US - I mean in flying over the US) - of course the USSR is vast as is China and other continents (Kiwis are bit like Americans in thinking everything starts and ends in New Zealand!!(America) - I mean the stupid Kiwis who dont travel much! (I have no doubt the Russians feel similary et al et al)
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  kevin86: The Us has more than four time zones:Eastern,Central<Mountain,Pacific,Yukon,and Alaska-Hawaiian.In addition,Arizona,Hawaii,and parts of Indiana don't observe Daylight Saving Time in the warmer months. Indiana,however,will have DST starting next year.Also,there are American (US) possessions in other time zones as well.

I don't know if Russia had one time zone under early communism-but she has 11 now. China is still one time zone.

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  WannaBe: <Kevin86> Thank you for the correction on the U.S. Time Zone, living on the continent, I often shamefully forget about the other time zones. I am truly embarassed.
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  kevin86: White forces mate...but he must remember to check!
Aug-17-16  Abdel Irada: ∞

<I don't know if Russia had one time zone under early communism-but she has 11 now.>

I can only imagine it:

"We are one country not to be divided, Comrade, so we have one time zone."

"So, *that's* why it's completely dark at 11 a.m.!"

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