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Juan Corzo vs Manuel Golmayo De La Torriente
Havana (1896)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Open Variation (C55)  ·  1-0



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Jun-14-17  stst: Got to break through by R-sac,
22.Re7+ NxR (best)
23.Qxg7+ (the whole point) Ke8 is suicide (QxN#) so Ke6 and is exposed From here, if Nd4+ then the K can wander for long, so another sac could be made, with QxN+ forcing the K to go K-side and contain it, e.g. KxN, Rd5+ etc... K has to go toward the White pawn line. Also important not to forget the Black Qxf2 if supported by R@f8, hence forcing the Black K going K-side got this advantage of self-blocking the f-file.
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  ChessHigherCat: Would you believe: 22. Re7+ Ne7 23. Qxe7+ 24. Kg8 Qg7#. Good Monday/Tuesday puzzle! Much trickier when black declines the sacrifice with 22..Kg8 23. Rxg7+ Kh8 24. Rxh7+ Kxh7 25. Qh6+ Kg8 26. Qg7# or 25..Kf6/f7 It's too late to calculate it out but I'm sure 26. Qg7+ Kxf5 must either mate or win material. Time to check...

FSR is Faster than a Speeding Rotweiler!

Jun-14-17  Walter Glattke: 24.Nxe7?? Qxf2+ 25.Kh1 Qf1+ 26.Rxf1 Rxf1# 0-1
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  agb2002: White has a pawn for a knight.

Black threatens Bxf5.

White can start a mate attack with 22.Re7+:

A) 22... Nxe7 23.Qxg7+ Ke6 (23... Ke8 24.Qxe7#) 24.Re1+

A.1) 24... Kxf5 25.Re5+ Kf4 Qg5#.

A.2) 24... Kd5 25.Qe5+ Kc4 (25... Kc6 26.Nxe7#) 26.Re4+ Qd4 27.Rxd4#.

A.3) 24... Qe3 25.Rxe3+ and mate soon.

B) 22... Kg8 23.Rxg7+ Kh8 24.Rxh7+

B.1) 24... Kxh7 25.Qh6+ Kg8 26.Qg7#.

B.2) 24... Kg8 25.Rg7+ Kh8 26.Qh6#.

Jun-14-17  Cybe: From strong russian engines „thinking”: 20. Q:f7+!, 20… R:f7, 21. R:d7!
Jun-14-17  Lambda: Completely missed the 23. Qxg7+ option. I only looked at 23. Qxe7+, which leads to a similar position at Rd5+ except the queen is at g7 rather than e7, where the mating net doesn't quite work, I think.
Jun-14-17  saturn2: Black has one piece more but not enough controll of the square e7 therefore 22 Re7+ The black king will be mated on the back rank or in the middle of the board.
Jun-14-17  morfishine: <22.Re7+>
Jun-14-17  whiteshark: pattern recognition n stuff Game Collection: 87c_ Hunting Season - king marches OTB one way o
Jun-14-17  malt: 22.R:e7+ N:e7 23.Q:g7+ Ke6 24.Q:e7+ K:f5 25.Rd5+ Kg6 (25...Kf4 26.Qe5+ Kg4 27.Qg5# ) 26.Rg5+ Kh6 27.Qg7#
Jun-14-17  Walter Glattke: Variation C) 22.Re7+ Nxe7 23.Qxe7+ Kg6
24.Qg7+ Kxf5 25.Rd5+ Kf4 26.Qg5# C2) 25.-Ke4 26.Qe5#
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  ChessHigherCat: <Lambda><Walter Glattke: Variation C) 22.Re7+ Nxe7 23.Qxe7+ Kg6 24.Qg7+ Kxf5 25.Rd5+ Kf4 26.Qg5# C2) 25.-Ke4 26.Qe5#>

Thanks, Walter, for showing that the 22.Re7+ Nxe7 23.Qxe7+ variation works, too, which is what I had.

Jun-14-17  JTV: After 21...Kxf7, it's mate in six for white.

22.Re7+ Nxe7 23.Qxg7+ Ke6 24.Qxe7+ Kxf5 25.Rd5+ Kg6 26.Rg5+ Kh6 27.Qg7#

Jun-14-17  Carlos0012358: Checkmate in six
Jun-14-17  saturn2: Checkmate in five as posted by Walter Glattke. Me too I only looked at 23 Qe7. Is it not more natural to check by taking the knight at the same time?
Jun-14-17  Lambda: 22. Re7+ Nxe7 23. Qxe7+ Kg6 24. Qg7+ Kxf5 25. Rd5+ Ke6 and the king escapes.
Jun-14-17  saturn2: 25 ..Ke6 26 Re5
Jun-14-17  Lambda: ... 26... Kd6. On 27. Qe7+ Kc6. Don't forget that if you stop checking, black is threatening f2.
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  kevin86: The rook sac blows the king into the open and a n early grave.
Jun-14-17  saturn2: <26... Kd6. On 27. Qe7+ Kc6. Don't forget that if you stop checking> I dont stop checking 28 Qh6
Jun-14-17  devere: Nice combination. 20...Ng6? was a fatal error; 20...Qf6! is playable for Black.
Jun-14-17  Longview: I was surprised by the Qg7 move. I was expecting Qxe7. Makes more sense the way it was played. Did not think of using that square which was protected by the Knight. thought the purpose of the R sac was to get the queen to e7 though.
Jun-15-17  Moszkowski012273: Re7+,Nxe7,Qxe7+ does NOT work.
Jun-15-17  Moszkowski012273: Also white missed the super duper awesome (and slightly stronger) 20.Qxf7+!!
Jun-15-17  Lambda: <saturn2> Queen can't move from e7 to h6. If you mean 27. Qh6+ then 27... Kxe5
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