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Andreas Bartsch vs H Meyer
corr (1949) (correspondence)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: Vienna Variation (D00)  ·  1-0



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  OhioChessFan: Hooray for Mondays. Funny that Black didn't resign in a correspondence game.
Sep-11-06  LoFarkas: Could have been a case of letting White complete his work as an acknowledgement of a really well-played game? Still, in correspondence???
Sep-11-06  anandr: Really one of the easier ones.
Sep-11-06  prinsallan: Gotto love mondays ^^
Sep-11-06  child in time: Love mondays... make me think I'm good at chess ^^
Sep-11-06  SPCCrutch: i say it should have started on move 29... for white. i forgot mondays where this easy...
Sep-11-06  Krebstar: too easy
Sep-11-06  EmperorAtahualpa: This was a correspondence game and yet it was played out until the last move. Looks like an awful waste of stamps to me. :) Anyway, nice Monday puzzle.
Sep-11-06  franksp: Years ago, I used to play correspondence chess. The player woth white was given a score sheet which was to be mailed back and forth. On the score sheet was a space for conditional moves like "14... P-K5 15. B-Q3 P-B4 16. N-Q2" - that sort of thing. The player receiving the conditional move sequence could play the sequence as far as he liked or of course not play it at all. The idea was to speed up the game. I would be surprised if conditional moves were not widely used and quite likely the last few moves of this game were from a sequence of conditional moves.
Sep-11-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Black missed 7...Qc8!
Sep-11-06  zb2cr: An easy one. Saw it in under 5 seconds. Mondays are fun!
Sep-11-06  uuft: Pretty easy. My dog saw it, too. Just kiddin'.
Sep-11-06  Kreifi: Damn, took few minutes to find it out. I must be in rust. :(
Sep-11-06  YouRang: Nice and easy mate-in-2. I suppose that technically, the rook sac would be considered a 'decoy', setting up the black king for a nifty Q+N mate.
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  kevin86: <uuft> I know Brian "the dog" Griffin (Family Guy) saw it.

This could have been a Tuesday or Wednesday puzzle if it had started earlier at move 31.

A good solid conclusion-sort of a "one-armed" epaulette mate.

Sep-11-06  lvlaple: I got it in < one second... but would I have played it in a game? Probably not. Puzzles are easier when you know they are puzzles and this is a prime example.
Sep-11-06  crumpy: Simple, the rook sacrifice is so obvious, bring on tuesday's puzzle!!
Sep-11-06  YouRang: <franksp> Thanks for the history on "conditional moves". They may speed up the game, but they might also carry a psychological punch (or they could give away too much information an backfire).

I would think that giving conditional moves would be a bad idea unless you're really sure that your entire line is solid. Basically, you're committing to a sequence of moves, and once you drop it in the mail, you can't change your mind.

Sep-11-06  pawn52: Got it. Puzzle wasn't that difficult today. Fortunatelly for me :D. Took me maybe 5 seconds to figure it out. Not hard at all.
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  Sneaky: <This problem really should have started one move earlier.> Not true! The problem is destroyed in this position

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Because the obvious Qxg6 is a forced mate as well.

Sep-11-06  BishopofBlunder: This puzzle is made alot more difficult if you fail to notice the white rook on h1. :)
Sep-11-06  Chess Classics: I was going to say something about how easy Mondays are, but the others seem to have taken the words out of my mouth. Cheers!


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  patzer2: It's mate-in-two with the decoy sham sacrifice 32. Rxh7+!
Apr-06-09  WhiteRook48: why did white choose the sacrificial mate
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  fredthebear: 31.QxRg6 robbing the pin on the h7-pawn also leads to mate.
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