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Pavol Krylov vs Julius Kozma
"Kozma Pull It In" (game of the day Oct-14-2004)
Match (1950), ?
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Spassky Variation (D87)  ·  1-0



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Oct-14-04  ConspTheory06: The ending combination is beautiful. It starts with 26. Bxh7! a bishop sacrifice that cannont be declined. After 26...Kxh7 27. Rf7+ (If the king walks towards the middle of the board like he did anyone can mate him so i'll explain what happens when he moves to his own side) So 27...Kg8 28. Rg7+ where the king can now go two ways. First 28...Kh8 29.Rg5+ wins the queen with a stong attack still threatening the King. Second 28...Kf8 29 Qf1+ 29...Ke8 30. Qf7+ 30... Kd8 31. Rg8+ with mate to come.
Oct-14-04  pinakin8: Mate in two!
It was amazing to see white's attack.
Oct-14-04  Eopithecus: Glad you like the game. I found it published in one of those Reinfeld books. An author Chessplayers like to discount
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Chessgames, the quality of your puns has improved greatly. I think we should offer a toast to our host.

I'll have a Cosmopolitan, of course.

Oct-14-04  poktirity: I don't get the pun :/
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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty game. I don't know it but white was probably Pavol Krylov and black IM Julius Kozma
Oct-14-04  samikd: Is White's exchange sacrifice a book line ? Do you guys think its sound ?
Oct-14-04  boyhimud: Can somebody tell why black did not play 22...f6xBg5. I am new to chess, I would appreciate a good explanation thanks.
Oct-14-04  clocked: fxg5 f6! threatens f7
Oct-14-04  boyhimud: What do u mean by threatens f7 clocked cant it be 23..Qf7.
Oct-14-04  acirce: <samikd> Yes, it's book. The main alternative is 14.Rc1, but d5 is probably "sound" if you like that kind of position. Interestingly, Jonathan Rowson in <Understanding the Grünfeld> quotes two opinions on the position after 15..f6:

Bronstein: <Black will be totally passive and White's pieces can use their fantasy and knowledge to create a strong offensive.>

Karpov: <Black is the exchange up and can extricate himself without too much difficulty.>

Rowson's conclusion is that <both statements are fair> and that whether or not you should enter the line depends more on your style and abilities.

Oct-14-04  clocked: <boyhimud> Qf7 Nxg5 and white still threatens f7
Oct-14-04  Cyphelium: <acirce> Those two quotes are quite good summaries of Bronstein's and Karpov's respective playing styles too, don't you agree?
Oct-14-04  acirce: <Cyphelium> Yep, exactly. Btw, you haven't thought about playing in "Björkstadsschacket"? :-)
Oct-14-04  Cyphelium: <acirce> Actually I hadn't given it any thought, but that weekend I'm busy anyway.

Counter question: Have you thought about playing in Uppsala Öppna DM?

Oct-14-04  acirce: No, and I think I won't .. it would be a little too much right now. I might be playing in Rilton Cup later.
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  mahmoudkubba: i just want to ask is Kozma pull it in means the stop of the system today for some hours??
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  kevin86: Nice combination! Names almost like a TV character having problems with his paint:Krylon vs Cosmo.

BTW:after getting sick from drinking the bad milk,cosmo gave up all milk products and became:NON DAIRY KRAMER!!

Oct-14-04  Calculoso: lol <kevin86> Good show and good game.
Oct-14-04  Calculoso: For anyone who doesn't get the pun, I *think* it is supposed to mean Cosmopolitan (magazine, ice cream variety, etc.). However, I am not sure how that fits into the game.
Oct-14-04  Chesspatch: <Poktirity> the pun is 'cos Ma pulled it in' ... get it?? huh? huh?
Jun-20-11  Albanius: After 26 Rf7+ Kg6 the mate is neither obvious nor difficult: 27 Rg7+ Kh5 (..Kf5 28 Qf1+ Ke4 29 Rg4#)
28 Qd1+ Kh6 28 Qd2+Kh5 29 g4+ Kh4 30 Qf2+ Kh3 31 Qg3#
Jun-20-11  Albanius: Also note if 22 Bxg5 is met by ..fxg5, W wins with
23 f6! Qf7 24 Nxg5 Qxd5 (or Qh5)
25 f7+ Kf8 26 fxe8/Q++ Kxe8 27 Qh8+ Ke7
28 Qf6+ Ke8 29 Qf8#
Apr-16-13  bengalcat47: This game is featued in Reinfeld's book "Modern Ideas in the Chess Openings."
Dec-20-21  jerseybob: I saw this sac in a Horowitz NY Times column from way back, George Krauss vs. someone in a Jersey tourney. White won nicely.

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