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Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Magnus Carlsen
"Can't Touch This" (game of the day Aug-03-2009)
Wch U14 (2003), Halkidiki GRE, rd 1, Oct-23
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1

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Feb-14-12
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  Patriot: 17...Qh5+ 18.gxh5 Rh4# This was more like a Monday problem.
Feb-14-12  Garech: It seems they have the Monday and Tuesday puzzles mixed up this week - this was simpler than yesterday, for sure - and yesterday wasn't easy enough for a Monday problem, IMO!

-Garech

Feb-14-12
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  agb2002: <johnlspouge: <Once>, I hope they are paying you for this stuff. ROFL.>

There are two classes of chess writers. One is for Stefan Zweig, Vladimir Nabokov, Katherine Neville, Ian Fleming, Ronan Bennett, etc. The other is for <Once>.

So, yes, they should pay him.

Feb-14-12
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  whiteshark: 17...Qh5+ 18. gxh5 Rh4# and that's it
Feb-14-12
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  dangerhump: I'm a dunce, kept trying to make Nxc3 or Rxe3 work
Feb-14-12  CHESSTTCAMPS: In this middle-game attacking position, white is down a pawn, but has trapped black's knight. However, white's king is fatally exposed and black can put the knight to maximum use with 17... Qh5+! 18.gxh5 Rh4#, a beautiful application of Anastasia's mate.
Feb-14-12  VincentL: "Easy".

Easier than yesterday. Queen sacrifice on Tuesday this week.

17.... Qh5+ 18. gxh5 (only move) Rh4#.

Feb-14-12  Memethecat: <agb2002,zb2cr,johnlspouge> Please refrain from encouraging this type of behaviour, especially now that legal proceedings are under way. It could sway the judges "already difficult" decision regarding the restraining/committal order.8>)
Feb-14-12  Shelter417: What am I missing? I don't get the pun at ALL.
Feb-14-12  jrbleau: Once, if you ever publish your chess stories (and I hope you do), you could call them "Once Upon a Tempo".
Feb-14-12  TheTamale: Very nice!

<Shelter417>, it probably speaks better of you that you don't get the pun! Note that White's surname is Hammer. In the 1980s, MC Hammer made a zillion dollars with "Can't Touch This," which was essentially a spoken-word remake of Rick James' "Super Freak" with inferior lyrics. Maybe "It's Hammer's Time" would have been better...?

Feb-14-12  Nemesistic: 17..Qh5+.. This was really easy, i don't think iv ever got one quicker
Feb-14-12  Shamot: <agb2002> well said!

<once> has a class of his own. Can somebody compile some of his selected pieces and post them in in one place ?! i do not know how to do it.

I thank you <once> for all!

Feb-14-12
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  gawain: Gee that's a beauty. 17...Qh5+ to clear the 4th rank, then 18...Rh4 mate.
Feb-14-12
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  kevin86: Let's see,a Tuesday puzzle on Monday and a Monday puzzle on Tuesday.

Happy Valentine's Day! (not EVER to be abbreviated as VD)

Feb-14-12  kurtrichards: 17. ... Qh5+ with an idea of 18. gxh5 Rh4#. 1-0
Feb-14-12  Shamot: <kevin86> LOL!!!!
Feb-14-12  squaresquat: The puzzle was a hoot. It's not the pieces its the squares; be aware of the square. Fred Reinfeld
Feb-14-12  Memethecat: Maybe CG changed the natural order of things because VD is today, thereby allowing le feme the last word.
Feb-14-12  jackpawn: Found immediately. Based on the comments I was not alone in being a tactical genius! :)
Feb-14-12  Arcturus: Ha ha !
"Can't touch this"
. . . . sounds like my last Valentine's Day date
Feb-14-12  PurpleHornet: Someone said that....Every piece casts a shadow...

I just could not figure it out from the white side...flipped board and instantly it appeared out of nowhere...

Feb-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: Opening d6 f6 g6 bite dog indig o kingside surge so you tease hit

2...bg4 warning cat of 9.d5 c5! ayes (A41) in chigorin like

M Peek vs Akobian, 2012

Pc3 I deep in h5 f4 a lump re4 drag up isnt it reading e2 god ele

see h4 er bask a chin queenh5+ easy it stem in escry it littled

in feint h4 0l I see in ground at epiphany h5 mop trumble f4

edict in establishment kid you nought without active pieces in

good call it hold in rook+ TN xe5 it hopes in bad bb5 could

someone explain it?

Feb-14-12  Marmot PFL: A very simple problem. This must have been a blitz game.
Feb-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Whitehat1963: More of a Monday puzzle.
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