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Georg Mohr vs Blaz Bratovic
23rd Open (2002), Bled SLO, rd 1
Queen Pawn Game: Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Variation (D02)  ·  1-0



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Jan-13-04  nateinstein: if 43... Kh5, then 44. Bd5 wins also. Very nice positional queen move -- good puzzle.
Jan-13-04  Shadout Mapes: i'm guessing 41.Bxf5 fails to ...a2?
Jan-13-04  fatbaldguy: Black made it interesting but the game was lost early on after the queen got herself painted into a corner. Would 14 ... Qb4 (instead of Qb5) with the idea of creating an escape route with 15 ... e5 help?
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  patzer2: 44. Bd5 a8Q 45. Bg2+ Kg3 46. Qf3+ Kh4 47. Qh3# also works in this mating web.
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  Honza Cervenka: I think that 41.Bxf5 wins too. 41...a2 is not sufficient for 42.Qe6 a1=Q 43.Bxg6+ hxg6 44.Qg4# or 42...Kh4 43.Bxg6 h5 44.gxh6 e.p. and 45.Qg4#. If 41...gxf5, then 42.Qf7+ Kh4 43.Qxf5 Kh5 (After 43...h5 44.g6 or 44.Kh2 the black King will get a mate in several moves.) 44.Qe6 and black cannot play 44...h6 for 45.g6 and 46.Qg4#. Of course, 44...Ra6 45.Qxa6 h6 46.Qe6 hxg5 47.Qf7+ Kh6 (47...Kh4 48.Qf5 and 49.Qg4#) 48.f5 is not much better.
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  patzer2: I suspect GM Mohr did a little home cooking in preparing the poison pawn trap ( after 11...Qxb2) for the Black Queen.
Jan-13-04  crafty: 41. ♗xf5 gxf5 42. ♕f7+ ♔h4 43. ♕xf5 ♔h5 44. ♕e6   (eval 4.90; depth 13 ply; 750M nodes)
Jan-13-04  mymt: 43.Kh2 looks good.The checks must be a time scramble.
Jan-13-04  Doctor Who: What are you talking about, time scramble? 43.Qf2+ mates in a few moves, I don't see the mate at all after 43.Kh2.
Jan-13-04  DexterGordon: Yes, I don't see a time scramble either, especially since these moves are all after move 40!

Does Rxd2 win too?

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  kevin86: The checks were made to vacate the h3 square for the queen to mate there.
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  patzer2: Black seems to get more piece activity and counterplay with 6...c5, as for example in Winants vs A David, 2001 and Ian Rogers vs Judit Polgar, 1991 and Ian Rogers vs Lautier, 1989

Preferable to losing the Queen on a pawn grabbing forrray is 7...Nd7 ( as in Blatny vs S Kalinichev, 1991 ) continuing with development, without the waste of tempo from 7...Qb6.

Jan-13-04  thesonicvision: "mymt: 43.Kh2 looks good.The checks must be a time scramble "

^h5 is a flight square for the black king :)

Jan-13-04  Helloween: 41.Rxd2 also wins easily, and was my first choice.
Jan-13-04  socrates: 41.Rxd2 wins easily?! Care to share that analysis, or have you been studying with druknknight?
Jan-13-04  Helloween: <socrates> 41.Rxd2 wins on account of 41...Bxd2? 42.Qg7 Bxe3+ 43.Kg2 h6 44.Bf7 which is very clear cut, while 41...Rae8 42.Qb7! Rxe6! (42...Bxd2? is mate in 5 via the same method discussed earlier)43.Qf3+ Kh4 44.Rg2! and Black cannot stop the mate(44...Be1 is met by 45.Qe2!, 44...b3 is met by 45.Rg4+ Kh5 46.Qg3 and mate ensues). I hope that clears it up for you.
Jan-13-04  talchess2003: Helloween, you are correct in that Rxd2 is winning. Although, Qb7 is the simplest and quickest.. there are many wins in this puzzle just that one is quickest..

anyways, you did not write down on black's reply after Rab8, in which black is also helpless, and will be mated in a few moves. 41. Rxd2 Rab8 42. Rd7 Kh4 43. Kg1 and mate is inevitable.

Jan-13-04  Dick Brain: Yuck! 41.. a2 loses too easily. I was thinking best play was 41 Qb7 Rad8 (dont let the bishop follow the queen to the king!) 42 Qf3+ Kh4 43 Kg2! and then no matter what White will sac the queen for mate with 44 Qg3+ Kh5 45 Qg4+ fxg4 46 hxg4+ kh4 47 Rh1#
Jan-13-04  AlexBabich: It is hard for me to understand why 9. 0-0 instead of doing something with the Black Knight. Why white is not affraid of doubled pawns??
Jan-13-04  refutor: the doubled pawns are not weak here. the knight on e4 is black's strongest piece in that situation, and if black played ...Nxc3 (similar to a nimzo) white would be able to advance and trade off his doubled pawn fairly easily, while getting rid of black's best piece (knight on e4)
Jan-16-04  AlexBabich: Still, I usually play the beginners in my club and those patzers take anything they can. Often I find a nice plan but because of some capture the plan falls appart (pawn structure, castling, combination) Did you ever find your selfin a situation where your opponent screwed his position but still there seems to be no benefit for your game? What is your plan then?
Feb-17-04  crafty: 41. ♖xd2 ♗xd2 42. ♔h2 ♗xe3 43. ♔g3 ♗xf4+ 44. ♔xf4 ♖ae8 =   (eval 0.00; depth 14 ply; 500M nodes)
Sep-01-14  Xeroxx: That's a long queen trap.
Jan-18-15  johnlspouge: Mohr Stressed

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