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Vladimir Karasev vs Konstantin Klaman
Leningrad (1967)
Sicilian Defense: Modern Variations (B56)  ·  1-0



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Oct-22-05  endeavour: i saw re6 fairly easily and in the follow up missed rg6....was stumbling with re6qd8/rff6?....did not get anywhere with that move.
Oct-22-05  mervynj: Is there anything wrong with Rg6 with the idea of mate on g7 by the Queen?
Oct-22-05  pogo5: 1.Rg6 springs to the eye but 1...Rg8 defends, and then neither 2.Rxg8+ Kxg8 3.Rf4 Rd1+ 4.Kh2 Qe5 nor, obviously, 2.Rxf7 Qxf7 will do. This I had been pondering for 20 minutes or so, then I had to take care my 9 months daughter who was awakening and suddenly I hit on 1.Re6, the rook offers itself on this other square, for the sake of deviating the queen. Thus 1.Re6 Qd8 2.Rg6 (eventually!) Rg8 3.Rxf7 Rd1+ 4.Kh2 Qb8+ 5.g3 Rd2+ 6.Kh1 Rd1+ 7.Kg2 Rd2+ 8.Kf1 etc ... Black will run out of checks and get mated.
Oct-22-05  deepsix: Do any of you do anything but think about chess? You all need to get a life!
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  cu8sfan: You know, I actually found the right move but then rejected it. I saw 34...Qxe6 35.Qxe6 fxe6 36.Rxf8# but after 34...fxe6 35.Qxe6 Rxf1+ White would be lost. How on earth could I fail to see the much easier Qxf8...
Oct-22-05  Daodejing: The famous game from Zweigs "Schachnovelle"

Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922

Oct-22-05  ReikiMaster: <EXIDE> after 34.R1f5 R8d8 35.Rxf7 Rd1+ 36.Kh2 black has no check. Maybe 34.R1f5 Rd1+ 35.Kh2 Qc7+ 36.g3 Rg8 !?
Oct-22-05  AlexanderMorphy: Brilliant!!! even though i missed it....maybe next time!
Oct-22-05  Halldor: The first move I considered almost instantly was 34. ♖e6 ♕d8, then I was stuck for 25 minutes... Then I tried 34. ♖g6, and in a few seconds I saw the following line: 34.♖e6 ♕d8 35.♖g6! ♖g8 36.♖xf7 ♖d1+ 37.♔h2 and Black can only postpone the mate in a few moves.

I've had a fine week and found the right moves for six days in a row, never happened before.

Oct-22-05  Halldor: <deepsix> Be patient until next Monday, then life becomes easy again, and then gradually more difficult puzzles throughout the week.

Your first kibitz :) Welcome!

Oct-22-05  Halldor: <WannaBe> I wouldn't get the first move either in the time you spent for it! < 0.0000000000183 seconds> I'm rather slow.
Oct-22-05  Koster: I didn't see s&&t today. My computer found Re6 in about 2 sec. I thought Rf1-f5 would win but it doesn't, although it seems to be the 2nd best move
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  al wazir: <pogo5: Black will run out of checks and get mated.> Yes, black can deliver at least seven more spite checks before surrendering to the inevitable. "Do not go gentle into that good(?) night."
Oct-22-05  esticles: Yes!! My first fully successful Saturday puzzle ever!
Oct-22-05  chessor: Stefan Zweig's book, the Royal Game, was made into a movie in the 1960's with the same title.
Oct-22-05  lopium: <Gowe> "I just finish a great book of chess of Stefan Zweig and i was like excited." Leiste el libro "El jugador de ajdrez"? Yo lo lei hace una semana!!! Que casualidad si es este libro!!! Dimelo pues.
Oct-22-05  EmperorAtahualpa: It was obvious that the rook at some point had to go to g6....but first e6, then to g6, that is the tricky part! Very nice puzzle...
Oct-22-05  Dionyseus: I didn't solve it, so far I've only solved one puzzle this week, and it was a Monday puzzle...

I was convinced that pushing the g pawn wins, but Shredder 9.1 says black simply plays 34.g4 Rdd8 35.g5 Kg8 and the mate threat is gone.

According to Shredder 9.1, black's best defense to 34.Re6 is Rd6 35.Rxd6 Rg8 36.Qf6+ Qxf6 37.Rdxf6 Rb8 and this is an elementary win for white being a rook up.

34.Re6 is a beautiful move, I wish I had seen it. Notice that black can't take the rook with the f pawn because of 35.Rxf8+ Qxf8 36.Qxf8 mate.

Oct-22-05  kevin86: I pondered both Re6 and Rg6-I didn't realize that BOTH were necessary!
Oct-22-05  Saruman: <Halldor> I have analyzed your game vs Gallileo and it seems black can force a draw with 16.-Nb4!?. If Re2 Na2 draws and if cxb4 Qxb4+ draws as well, since white has nothing to do but check.

8.-c4 seems better strategically since the white bishop cant participate in the attack. Black may later continue with f6 or a queenside expansion.

Also 18.Nh7! would have been more decisive.

Oct-22-05  RonB52734: <deepsix> Actually, we think about women on average once every 62 seconds. However, this right here happens to be what you call a CHESS website. The latter fact may possibly explain why a certain number of the messages you are reading have to do with, um.... er.... oh yeah, CHESS
Oct-23-05  Halldor: <Saruman> Thanks for very interesting comments. I find it terrible when my king becomes exposed in the middle game. Maybe therefore this game became memorable.
Oct-26-05  patzer2: The puzzle solution 34. Re6! utilizes the pin and deflection to followup with the decoy 35. Rg6! and set up a quick mating attack with 36. Rxf7. The only slight difficulty might be in seeing that Black's spite checks are harmless to White as the King maneuvers toward the checking Rook.
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  Messiah: 'Leningrad Cowboys'
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  Messiah: <Messiah: 'Leningrad Cowboys'>

FFS the system does not accept this pun as someone else already submitted it. :(

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