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Dragoslav Andric vs Luigi Santolini
Caorle op (1981), Caorle ITA, rd 5, Jul-08
Sicilian Defense: Prins Variation. Venice Attack (B55)  ·  1-0



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Nov-21-06  ganesh957: What an awful game! White missed two simple mates in 5 moves. This has to be a 1600-player-blitz game
Nov-21-06  ahmadov: Very easy win. I immediately thought about Rdd7 followed by Re7. If someone told me there is even a shorter one I would find that one as well.
Nov-21-06  euripides: Black's position after move 11 looks pretty bad to me, but there have been quite a few games. A Duman vs Krum Georgiev, 2003 may a better way for Black to handle this line.
Nov-21-06  tz061: white missed mate in 1 on move 23. and mate in 2 on move 26.
Nov-21-06  euripides: Results suggest Black's 6th might be the problem: Opening Explorer

However, Georgiev's 6...Bd7 7 Bxd7 Nbxd7 has been little tried and is also worth considering.

Nov-21-06  eblunt: <tz061> What I like about white missing 23 Ng7 mate is that he'd just moved Nf5 the previous move. So he had a better plan than immediate mate in mind ....
Nov-21-06  euripides: For a taste ofwhat Andric could do with this variation in his earlier days against better opposition: D Andric vs S Nedeljkovic, 1952
Nov-21-06  euripides: Another way of exploiting the tempo spent on f3 is shown in Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960, where Fisher's d5 has some kinship with the gambit Kasparov played against Karpov in the Taimanov (1985 game 16).
Nov-21-06  greensfield: Nice one. 27. Re7 Bxe7 28. Ng7#
Nov-21-06  Soltari: <eblunt: <tz061> What I like about white missing 23 Ng7 mate is that he'd just moved Nf5 the previous move. So he had a better plan than immediate mate in mind ....> LOL!

And I didn't solve it :(.

Nov-21-06  TopaLove: I found 27.Rd8 threatening the bishop on f8 and Re8+ mating soon.
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  thegoodanarchist: <kevin86:

The bad: White missed a mate in one at the same square on move 23.>

Of course, Black missed it too!

Nov-21-06  Halldor: Very nice mate! The obvious thing to notice here is the critical position of the black king with no flight square. But the bishop is in the way defending both the e7 and the g7 squares against mate, so the bishop is obviously overworked, ...and voilà !
Nov-21-06  charms: If the black rook was on b8, there would be a nice alternate solution: Rd6+ Bxd6 Ng7.
Nov-21-06  MiCrooks: All the talk of missing in favor of slightly longer alternatives is all wrong! Rd8, Rdd7, and Ra8 for that matter all look good as well except for the response Rxe4. Now the King escapes with KxN making Rdd7 actually bad, and the other two, where White gets RxB there is still a long rook endgame.

Re7+ is the only move that really works here. It is interesting that it was there the move before, and earlier. I agree with the other comments that it must have been a blitz game. White doesn't come up with the killer move until forced to by the threat of Rxe4! Prior to that making "safe" moves that won material as Black seemed to be totally caught in a bind.

Nov-21-06  Stellar King: Hey guys!! I got this one too!! I saw that the King was stalemated (see my four rules in the The Kibitzer's Café to figure out a combination) and I easily came up with mate two different ways if the bishop wasn't there so I used deflection to figure out that 1.♖e7+ ♗xe7 2.♘g7#
Nov-21-06  BadKnight: Got the solution in 20 seconds. Forced mate is always easy to see. \0/
Nov-21-06  YouRang: I got it, but it sure looked familiar... Then I noticed that I kibitzed on this page over a year ago, lol.
Nov-21-06  zb2cr: Put me down for 27. Rd8, Bc5; 28. Ng7#.
Nov-21-06  Stonewaller2: Nuts, it was all an elaborate plan to make the daily puzzle:

``I could mate here but it's not pretty enough yet so:

23. ♖d5 ♗c5

Whew, he didn't move ... ♖c5. Now, I'll need another ♖ on that file for the mate so:

24. ♖hd1 ♖b6 25. ♖d7 ♗f8

I could nail him now but, wait a minute, this would be more elegant, wouldn't it:

26. ♖xa7 ♖c4

At last he has a threat, now I can uncork:

27. ♖e7+ 1-0


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  cu8sfan: How beautiful. I like to call this tactic a decoyflection. The rook decoys the Bishop to a square the King needs and at the same time deflects it from covering g7. This is one of the combinations a player should play out 'till mate just to honor Caissa.
Nov-21-06  coolbob: Dosn't Rd8 also win?
Nov-22-06  Fisheremon: <technical draw: White failed to see a mate on the move twice! So I guess he just lucked into this win.> Also after 22. Nf5 Black didn't suspect that his King was in a danger, otherwise he must play 22...Bf8 and try to have a counterplay on the Queen-side wing (still the position might be forced to a lost endgame for Black already).
Dec-20-08  newzild: 23.Ng7 mate looks quite strong. In any case, it's better than 23.Rd5??, as played in the game.
Mar-02-09  WhiteRook48: 22...b5??? 23. Rd5??
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