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Tejas Bakre vs Beata Zawadzka
Skanska open (2004), ?, rd 6
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78)  ·  0-1



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Mar-11-07  nikolajewitsch: Well, the beginning is relatively easy to spot but, needless to say, I did not find the entire correct continuation. Still, I found it less depressing than other sunday's where one does not have any idea how to begin....this one is from this world at least.
Mar-11-07  get Reti: 19.Bxg7 is a very interesting line....
19...Ba4(that's jester's move) 20. b3!! Bxb3 21. Bb2!! is the proper defense. Pretty neat how the pawn sacrifices itself so it no longer occupies the b2 square so the bishop can come all the way back to interfere and prevent Qa1 at the same time. Can 19.Bxg7 19...b3 continue the attack?
Mar-11-07  Happypuppet: <syracrophy> Looking at the ratings, it looks like "Gamma Beata Alpha" instead though.
Mar-11-07  Fisheremon: <get Reti: Can 19.Bxg7 19...b3 continue the attack?> It's refuted by 20.Bc3. Ingeneral Black still has a resource f6, but also leading to equality.
Mar-11-07  Libar: 18 - B x B !!! and white wins! Everybody agree?
Mar-11-07  Marmot PFL: 18.BxB Qa1+ 19.Bb1 Rc8+ wins easily for black.
Mar-11-07  THE pawn: This whole game is absolutely amazing. Two rooks sacs at the same square.
Mar-11-07  Libar: Thank you, Marmot. I did`t remember more of my elementary lessons.
Mar-12-07  hitman84: Dragon at its best. Beautiful game.
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  kevin86: Nice game-ending in good king chase.
Nov-29-10  elohah: 16...!

17 Qxc2 Bh6+ 18 Kb1 Bf5 19 Rd3 Rc8 20 Bc4 b3!! 21 Qxb3 ( 21 ab Ra8!) Rxc4! 22 Qxc4 Qd2 23 Ka1 Bxd3 24 Qc8+ Bf8 25 Rg1 Bf1! 26 Rxf1 Qxd4 27 Qb7 Qd2 28 a4 Qxg2 29 Rb1 plus for White. (a-pawn will win)

For this reason, Black must play 17...Rc8 18 Qxc8+ Bxc8 19 Bxg7 Kxg7 20 Rhe1 Kf8 (or 20...e5) with some chances in the Q vs. two rooks game that should still favor White.

28 Kh5 Qc8! 29 Qb5 Bg6+ 30 Kh6 Qf8 MATE.

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  Penguincw: When reviewing puzzles, they seem so simple. Trying to solve them, that's a different story.

Anyway, I got the easy exchange sac of 19...Rxc2+ 20.Kxc2, but thought 20...b3+ or 20...Ba4+ was going to follow.

Jun-06-15  jith1207: Got the theme (Eliminating White Bishops and forming diagonal mating nightmares with Black's Queen and Bishops) and the moves today, I tried 26..h6 rather than game line 26..f6 and either way Black has got the moves. Black can sing "I've got the moves like Jagger, I've got the moves like Jagger".
Jun-06-15  jith1207: Finding the starting move (rook sac) was where I got stuck, but playing through first 19 moves told me that White has sacrificed the first rook for nothing and the second rook sac was indeed necessary and then 20..Qc4, 21..Bxd4 (eliminating next bishop) seemed the right moves. 22..Bc3! took a while for me to figure out, but positionally that's the move to play to push black into an eternal Diagnalo-phobia!!
Jun-06-15  M.Hassan: I did almost like <penguincw> but 20...Bf4 but could not get a sound attack
Jun-06-15  sfm: An absolutely stunning flaying by the Polish tigress. No surprise it has found its way into so many game collections.
Jun-06-15  TheoNov: Skeptical Ms. Kadziolka calculated the consequences of the first rook sac OTB. Nevertheless, brilliant idea, forces White to find several difficult "only" moves. White went wrong with 18. ♕f2; necessary was 18. ♕e3 and after 18 .. ♖c8 19. ♔d2 ♖xc2+ 20. ♔xc2 ♕c4+ 21. ♔d2 ♗xd4 22. ♕xe7 ♗b5 23. ♕e4 f5 24. ♕e6+ ♔h8 25. ♖c1 ♕d3+ 26. ♔e1 ♗f2+ 27. ♔xf2 ♕d2+ 28. ♔g3 ♕g5+ 1/2-1/2.
Jun-06-15  gofer: The start is pretty easy, even though black is a whole rook down, exchanging off the other one gives black complete control of the white diagonals, with tempo! After sweeping off the other bishop black's bishop reign supreme and white's rooks just look on dumbfounded...

<19 ... Rxc2+>
<20 Kxc2 Qc4+>
<21 Kd2 Bxd4> (21 Kb1 Bf5+ mating)

Black has traded down twice, but has a huge attack. Black threatens to simply sweep up Pb2 and Pd5 without giving the white king any chance of reaching safety. White has to find a decent response...

22 Rc1 Qxd4

22 Qd2 Bc3+

<22 Qf1 Qxd5>


Hmmm, I don't think white found the best defence. 22 Qf1 give white more chances of survival...

Jun-06-15  Viennablue: Would anybody have the grace to show the continuation after 28.Kh5 pls.? First I went with 28...Qc8 with the idea Qe8 with mate. But 29.Qb5 seems to prevent this. And the variations after 28...Bg6+ followed by h5+ have some depth... I can only see perpetuals...
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  Caissalove: 28 Kh5 Bg6+ 29 Kg4 Qc8 mate
Jun-06-15  jith1207: <Viennablue> are you looking for: 28.Kh5 Bg6+ 29. Kg4 Qc8# ?
Jun-06-15  ninja warrior: if 28.Kh5 Qc8 29.Qb5, then 29...Bg6+ 30.Kh6 Qf8#

you were close to seeing it; you just had to combine your two ideas: the trick was in realizing that 28...Qc8 forms a battery with & frees the B to shut the trap.

2 of my favorite chess quotes pertain:

"chess is 99% tactics".
"tactics flow from a superior position".

Jun-06-15  jith1207: Apologize in my previous posts, I have confused white and black in multiple places.
Jun-06-15  Viennablue: @ninja,jith: thanks!
Seems i missed a tuesday-level thing on todays saturday 😐
Jun-06-15  sfm: I am certain that 16.-,Rxc2+ would never have crossed my mind. It is as much a 'bolt from the blue' move as anything I have ever seen. White's position looks completely healthy and solid, with two perfectly positioned bishops, with one of them dealing with Black's important Bg7, and even overprotected.

White could of course simply have tried 17.Qxc2, as 17.-,Rc8 18.QxR+, appears to be at least 'quite safe'?!

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