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Tamaz Giorgadze vs Alexander Kuindzhy
41st URS-ch First League (1973), Tbilisi URS, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Quinteros Variation (B27)  ·  0-1



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Apr-10-04  Minor Piece Activity: I wonder what is wrong with 47...Rxg4+.
Apr-10-04  suenteus po 147: The problem with 47...Rxg4+ is you cannot move the rook. It's pinned by the queen.
Apr-10-04  suenteus po 147: If you mean 47...R2xg4+, then 48.hxg4 wins material for white with no advantage for black to persecute a mate. Checks can now be blocked by the rook and queen.
Apr-10-04  Minor Piece Activity: Whoops, I didn't see the h pawn. =)
Apr-10-04  boyetjg: 47...Qf2+ 48QxQ,Rh5+ 49Bxh5,g5+!mate
Apr-10-04  rochade18: 49.Bxh5 g5# You have to mention the finish! I didn't expect a mate in one after 48...Rh5.
Apr-10-04  sagahelten: I saw another mate (which is actually more beatiful!!!): 47... Qe1 48. Rg3 Rxg3 49. Qxg3 Rh5+ 50. Bxh5 g5+ 51. Kg4 Qe4+ 52. Qf4 Qxf4 mate!
Apr-10-04  boyetjg: That is not correct. I will not do 49. Qxg3 instead I will reply 49.Qxg5+ and black king will be mated in two.
Apr-10-04  sagahelten: boyetjg: You can't play 49. Qxg5+! The Queen is bound to defend the King!!!
Apr-10-04  PAWNTOEFOUR: i'll wait for tomorrow's puzzle!! lol
Apr-10-04  boyetjg: sagahelten: Remember you are playing as black here and your opponent is white. you are assuming here that white will reply 49.Qxg3 but how about if white reply is 49.Qxg5+ since there's no check on 48...Rxg3
Apr-10-04  Suwelas: boyetjq: Qxg5+ will not lead to black king mated...after 49.Qxg5+ , black king moves 49. other check by white's queen.(black's queen is in e1 and covers all squares for white's queen to check)..but i got your point 49.Qxg5+ is better than 49.Qxg3
Apr-10-04  skakmiv: This combination reminds me of a Rubinstein-game.
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  kevin86: In this case the simple approach is best. The setting up of the discovered check fails to the simple Qxg5+. Black should win,but the mate trap is over.

The final move diverts the bishop and clears the rook guard for the mating pawn-black must not take the bishop at move 48, as the pawn capture creates an escape square at h3

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  patzer2: The strong deflection move 47...Qf2+!! is the simplest and most straight forward solution to today's puzzle.

suenteus po 147, adding to your good comment, the attempt 47...R(2)xg4+?? works only if White responds 48. Qxg4?? giving Black a mate in three with 48...RxQ(g4) 49. hxg4 Qh2+ 50. Rh3 g5#. Otherwise, 47...R(2)xg4+?? wins for White after 48. hxg4 Qh1+ 49. Kg3! (not 49. Rh3? Qe1+ 50. Rg3 Qh1+ 51. Rh3 =) 49...Qg1+ 50. Kh3 Qh1+ 51. Qh2 Qc1 52. Ra2! Qxc4 53. Kg3+!

sagahelten, although a longer and more complicated solution, your 47...Qe1+!! is indeed a clever winning resource. After 47... Qe1+!! 48. Rg3 Rxg3 49. Qxg5+?? Kg7 White's Queen has no safe haven to defend against the Rook's threat of discovered check. After 47... Qe1+!! 48. Rg3 Rxg3 49. Qxg5+?? Kg7, play might continue 50. Qc5 Rf3+! Kg5 51. h6#.

Apr-10-04  ajit: Well easy victory apart from the correct solution:
47....Rh5+. 48.BXh5 g5+! Winning white's queen and mate in 2 after that.
Apr-10-04  BeautyInChess: Patzer2 the line you describe with 47. ... ♕e1+ doesn't work because 48 ♖g3 ♖xg3 49 ♕f8#
Apr-10-04  ajit: Yes, black has to be wary of his own mate. His king ain't too comfortabe either!
Apr-10-04  ajit: <sagahelten>By the rules of the game...i guess?!
Apr-10-04  sagahelten: ajit: You're right! :-) (I misplaced the pieces with the black king on g7...)
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  kevin86: A few corrections:including on myself:

First <ajit> 47...♖h5 is illegal;the rook is pinned.

Second: If47...♕e1+ 48 ♖g3 ♖xg3??? 49 ♕f8 #

Just tying up a few loose ends-a quote from COLUMBO-

Apr-10-04  midknightblue: Ajit, The alternate solution of 47 Rh5+ does not work. The move is illegal becausethe rook is pinned.
Apr-10-04  Benjamin Lau: We miss a lot of tactics for unknown psychological reasons, a lot of people today seemed to miss the simple pin.
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  patzer2: <BeautyiNChess><Kevin86> Thanks for the correction. The move 47...Qe1+ 48 Rg3 Rxg3?? does indeed lose to 49. Qf8# (don't know why I missed mate-in-one), even though the greedy 49. Qx(R)g5?? would give the win back to Black.

After 47...Qe1+?! 48. Rg3 Qxg3 (not 48...Rxg3?? 49. Qf8#) 49. Qxg3 Kxg3 Black wins the exchange, but will have difficulty holding against White's double passed pawns and strong Bishop.

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