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Ortvin Sarapu vs Zygmunt Frankel
69th New Zealand Championship (1962), Wellington NZL, rd 8
Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Declined (C44)  ·  1-0



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May-03-10  turbo231: I solved Sunday's puzzle ( for the first time ) only to failed at this Monday's puzzle. One step forward and 2 steps back. Although I must say that Sunday's puzzle wasn't very hard. In that case it's one half step forward and 2 steps back.
May-03-10  ZUGZWANG67: 1.Qxh5 gxh5 2.Bh7 is mate.
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  Penguincw: Very close to Blackburne's Mate, per Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns.

But the definition Schiller gives is < "One bishop gives check, protected by <a knight that covers one flight square>, while the other bishop covers the other escape squares." >

Knight technically covers h7, and f7 if there weren't a pawn there.

Jan-09-23  Brenin: 29 Qxh5 wins a piece after 29 ... Qh2+ (not gxh5 30 Bh7 mate) Kxh2 Bd6+(creating an escape square f8) 31 g3 gxh5.
Jan-09-23  Cheapo by the Dozen: Heavy piece sacrifice on the h-file. Pure Monday!
Jan-09-23  Mayankk: White has mating threats at h7 via either Qh7# or Bh7#. The Knight at h5 can block one but not both. So eliminate the obstructing Knight by 29 Qxh5 and then mate by 29 ... gxh5 30 Bh7#.

At 20 ... c5. Black has nicely stacked all its artillery at the starting line on Queenside while White has its two Bishops and Queen aiming at its Kingside. That usually means a quick kill and it started with the sham Knight sac 22 ...Nxg6, opening up the pawn wall.

Jan-09-23  Brenin: 26 Bb2, followed by Nf6+ or Qc3, is even stronger than the move 26 Qg5 played.
Jan-09-23  BxChess: White gets an even better position if they refuse the queen sacrifice in the non-game line: 29. Qxh5 Qh2+ 30. Kf1
Provided the king remains on the white squares, black can only keep giving checks by giving up extra pieces, including eventually a queen swap.
Jan-09-23  Brenin: <BxChess: White gets an even better position if they refuse the queen sacrifice in the non-game line: 29. Qxh5 Qh2+ 30. Kf1> Now White loses to 30 ... Qxg2+ 31 Ke2 Re8+ 32 Kd2 Qxf2+ or 32 Kd1 Rxe1+ 33 Kxe1 Bxb4+ 34 axb4 gxh5.
Jan-09-23  King.Arthur.Brazil: Everybody loves Monday... 29. Qxh5 gxh5 30. Bh7# (without figurine, OK?).
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Nothing like a Blackburne mating pattern to start the week.

Black appeared to have no idea of how to play the middle game; from 9...Qf5?! through 19...Qb8, his position deteriorates with remarkable speed.

Jan-09-23  jrredfield: Doesn't get much easier than this. Nice start to the week. Took me all of 3 or 4 seconds. 28 moves into the game and Black still has two pieces undeveloped, along with two isolated pawns. Not his best day.
Jan-09-23  King.Arthur.Brazil: Just imagine that White doesn't want Black to escape with 29... Qh2+ 30. Kxh2 Bd6+ 31. g3 gxh5 as <Brenin> showed. Then, the King saw the line: 9. g4 Qf4 (the P of g4 is pinned). 30. Be5! Re8! Observe that 31. Bxf4?? Rxe1+ 32. Kh2 Rh1#. Now, 31. Qxh5! (Obviously, the same theme: 31... gxh5 32. Bh7#). Now, 31... Qh2+ 32. Kxh2 (there's no intermediate 32... Bd6+ to save). So, 31... Rxe5 or 31... Qxe5 32 Qh7#.

One alternative could be: 31.. Qxf2+ 32. Kxf2 Bc5+ 33. bxc5 gxh5 34. Bh7+ Kf8 35. Bd6+ Kg7 36. Rxe8. In this case, Black lost enough material to resign. Other case: 31... Qxg5 32. Qxg5 Bg7 33. Bc3.

This line seems stronger than the game one. It's time to <Brenin> find some mistake (lgs). <Chris> thank you so much for a clear and high level chess msg in May 03 2010!

Jan-09-23  mel gibson: So easy - LOL.
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  takebackok: No think Queen sack Monday and i think it works.
Jan-09-23  stacase: 29.Qxh5 Threatens mate. Black's g6 Pawn blocks the mate at h7 with the Bishop. At the very least 29.Qxh5 wins the Knight. I did finally get it after looking at every other possible move except that one - so it was more than a few seconds.
Jan-09-23  saturn2: Black can delay a bit. 29.Qxh5 Bg7 30.Qh7 Kf8 31.Qxg7.So also the Re1 played his part in the mate
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  agb2002: White is one pawn up.

The pawn on g6 stops Bh7#. Therefore, 29.Qxh5 Qh2+ (29... gxh5 30.Bh7#; 29... Bg7 30.Qh7+ Kf8 31.B(Q)g7#) 30.Kxh2 Bd6+ 31.Kg1 gxh5 32.Ne4 wins a piece (32... Re8 33.Bc3).

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  nickhernandez1: 1Qxh5 gxh5
2bh7# If you are a beginner like me, it's counterintuitive to sacrifice the queen, but it's a good learning experience due to the inevitable mate.
Jan-09-23  Brenin: <King.Arthur.Brazil>: I'm afraid that 29 g4 loses immediately to 29 ... Nxf6, with Black's N on f6 now preventing the mate on h7. White can try 30 Nxf7, e.g. 30 ... Kxf7 Qg5, but 30 ... Qf4 safely traps the N, leaving Black up by two pieces.
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  chrisowen: I qualitative oz it was flunk Qxh5 acclimatise man fab abattoir auld it was dub in Qxh5 edict :)
Jan-09-23  ET3 Hefley: Same idea as the finish between Dubov - Sarin at the FIRE Rapid recently. The minor pieces seal the deal after 29. ♕xh5 ...gxh5, 30. ♗h7#

Dubov vs N Sarin, 2022

Jan-09-23  mel gibson: Although it's easy it's not a quick checkmate.

Stockfish 15 says:

29. Qxh5

(29. Qxh5 (♕h4xh5 ♕b8-h2+ ♔g1xh2 ♗f8-d6+ ♔h2-g1 g6xh5 h3-h4 ♗d6-f4 ♗f6-c3 ♖a8-d8 ♗d3xa6 ♗d5-b3 ♘g5-e4 ♗f4-d6 ♘e4-f6+ ♔g8-f8 ♘f6xh5 ♗b3-e6 ♗a6-e2 ♗d6-e7 g2-g3 ♖d8-b8 ♘h5-f4 ♗e6-b3 ♖e1-c1 ♗b3-a4 ♗c3-e5 ♖b8-e8 ♗e5-d4 ♖e8-d8 ♗d4-c5 ♖d8-d2 ♗c5xe7+ ♔f8xe7 ♗e2-f3 ♖d2-a2 ♖c1-c3 f7-f5 ♔g1-g2 ♔e7-f7 ♘f4-h3 ♔f7-f8 ♗f3xc6 ♗a4xc6+ ♖c3xc6 ♖a2xa3 ♖c6-f6+ ♔f8-g7 ♖f6xf5 ♔g7-g6 ♖f5-g5+ ♔g6-h6 ♖g5-b5 ♔h6-g7 ♖b5-b7+ ♔g7-f6) +10.87/39 522)

score for White +10.87 depth 39.

Jan-09-23  thegoodanarchist: Good Monday puzzle
Jan-09-23  King.Arthur.Brazil: <Brenin> I wanted to explore the position resulting from 29...Qf4. I sadly saw this right before end the analysis. I was sure that you'll find it immediately, that is why I mention you. (lgs). Thank you for answer correctly.
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