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Iivo Nei vs Sergey Makarichev
URS-ch qual (1974), Daugavpils
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  1-0



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Apr-23-19  Skewbrow: The first thing I spotted is that 34. Nf5 gives an imposing mate threat, and defending it with gxf5 exposes the black queen.

The second thing I noticed was the zwischenzug 34..Qb5+ saving the queen.

Then it took a while to see that 35.(king move)gxf5 36.gxf5+ still leads to a quick mate.

Ho-hum. Typical, I guess.

Apr-23-19  Walter Glattke: 34.Nxf7? Rxf7 is no option. 34.Nf5 gxf5 (or Qg7#) 35.QxQ wins. Prolonguation, e.g 34.-Rd1+ 35.Rxd1 Qb5+ 36.Kg1 gxf5 37.gxf5+ Ng6 38.Rxg6# "Butcher's Party", Thanksgiving for slautering with 37.-gxf5 38.gxf5+ Qg6 39.fxg6 fxg6 40.Rxg6+ Kf7 41.Ra7+ Rd7 42.Qxh7+ Ke8 43.Qxd7#
Apr-23-19  Walter Glattke: Corr: 34.Nf5 gxf5 35.gxf5+ Qg6 36.fxg6 and so on, wrong move no above.
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  agb2002: White has a pawn for a knight.

The rook on g3 x-rays the black king. Therefore, 34.Nf5:

A) 34... gxf5 35.gxf5+ Qg6 36.fxg6 wins.

B) 34... Qb5+ 35.Kg1 gxf5 36.gxf5+ and mate next.

Apr-23-19  Cybe: 33... R:d6!, 34. cd, 34... N:b2.
Apr-23-19  saturn2: I saw 34. Nf5 gxf5 35. gxf5+ Ng5 36. Rxg5+ Qg6 37. fxg6
Apr-23-19  malt: Have 34.Nf5 gf5 35.gf5+ Qg6 36.fg6 wins

Black should have played 33...R:d6

Apr-23-19  whiteshark: 34.Nf5!, and that's it.
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  perfidious: Killtown, delivered in Sensurround.
Apr-23-19  stacase: Yup! Threaten mate and the only defense Black has is to expose his Queen so GAME OVER!
Apr-23-19  ChessHigherCat: 34. Nf5 gxf5 35. gxf5+ (dumb computer moves:) Ng5 36. Rxg5+ Qg3 36. fxg3 Rd1+ 37. Rxd1 fxg6 38. Qxf6 Kh8 39. Rh6# phew!
Apr-23-19  zb2cr: 34. Nf5 sets Black the the choice of which to lose: the King or the Queen.
Apr-23-19  gars: I quote from page 157 of Vasiliev's "Tigran Petrosian his life and games": "Petrosian became a regulr guest at the Moscow pioneer palace. He never refused to appear before young chess-players and followed the chess developments of the most gifted ones. He was most taken by Seriozha Makarichev, 'Makarchik', as he called him. Even now (1974)Petrosian follows 'Makarchik', analyzes with him and helps him wth advice." Well, what was made of Makarichev? Did he climb higher steps in Chess?
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  keypusher: Was briefly led astray by 34.Nxf7, but then Nf5 opening the g-file just jumped out.
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  perfidious: <gars>, Makarichev became a GM.
Apr-23-19  Momentum Man: After Nf5, If ...gxf Black will lose the big exchange
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  gawain: I solved this one quickly. 34 Nf5 leaped out at me--and it is easy to see that taking the knight is fatal because of the discovered check.


Apr-23-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.13): 16.0-0 Qc7 17.Rfd1 Rac8 18.Ba3 Rfd8 19.Rac1 dxc4 20.bxc4 Bf8 21.e4 g5 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.Bb2 Nd7 24.Nd5 Qd6 25.a5 Ng6 26.Rd1 Qe6 27.Qc3 Bc5 28.Bf1 Kg7 29.Ba1 Kg8 30.Qd3 Nf4 31.Nxf4 exf4

2. = / + (-0.42): 16.a5 Qc7 17.Rd1 d4 18.exd4 exd4 19.Rxd4 h5 20.Kf1 Rad8 21.Na4 Nd7 22.Rd1 Qxa5 23.Bxg7 Kxg7 24.Rg1 hxg4 25.Qb2+ f6 26.hxg4 b5 27.Qc3 Qxc3 28.Nxc3 Nc5 29.Rxd8 Rxd8 30.cxb5 axb5 31.Nxb5 Nxb3 32.Kg2 f5 33.gxf5 Nxf5 34.Rh1 Re8

Apr-23-19  RandomVisitor: Arguably black had a strong position at move 25, which he did not take full advantage of:

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<39/60 10:02 -5.21 25. ... Qb3> 26.Rg3 Nc3 27.Rc1 Rxd6 28.cxd6 Ne4 29.Qc2 Qb4+ 30.Nd2 Nxg3 31.Qb3 Qxb3 32.Nxb3 Ne4 33.d7 Rd8 34.Rc8 Bf6 35.exd4 Nf8 36.dxe5 Nxd7 37.Rc4 Nd6 38.exd6 Bxb2 39.Na5 b5 40.Rc2 Be5 41.Nc6 Ra8 42.Rc1 Kg7 43.Nxe5 Nxe5 44.Rd1 Nd7 45.h4 Kf6 46.g5+ hxg5 47.hxg5+ Ke6 48.Rb1 Rb8 49.Rb4 Kxd6 50.Rd4+ Kc6 51.Kd2 Nc5 52.Kc3

Apr-23-19  RandomVisitor: From wikipedia:

<Sergei Yuryevic Makarichev> born November 17, 1953 is a Russian chess player, who gained the Grandmaster title in 1976.


Makarichev gained the title of International Master in 1974 and became a Grandmaster in 1976. His highest FIDE rating was 2550 in January 1991, which places him 84th in the world at that time. His best world ranking was 61st, in July 1983. <He has not been an active player since July 1999>.

Makarichev is a noted chess trainer. He was Anatoly Karpov's second in the 1985 World Championship, Garry Kasparov's second in the 1993 PCA World Championship, and became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2007. Alongside his wife, he has also presented chess programs on the Russian channel NTV Plus Sport. Notable tournament results

1973/4 European Junior Chess Championship (Groningen) 1st 1975 Amsterdam 2nd=
1976 Moscow City Chess Championship 1st= (with Mikhail Tseitlin) 1983 Moscow City Chess Championship 1st= (with Evgeny Sveshnikov) 1983 Novi Sad 1st=
1984 Oslo 2nd=
1992 Tal Memorial (Open) 1st= with Nukhim Rashkovsky and Mikhail Krasenkov

Apr-23-19  RandomVisitor: <Iivo Nei> (born 31 October 1931 in Tartu) is an Estonian chess master.

In 1947, at the beginning of his career, Nei took 3rd in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) at the sixth USSR juniors championships won by Viktor Korchnoi. In 1948, he tied for first with Korchnoi in Tallinn (seventh USSR juniors championships). Nei won the Estonian Championship eight times (1951, 1952, 1956, 1960–1962, 1971, and 1974). In 1955, he tied for third through sixth place in Pärnu (Baltic Republics championships), an event won by Paul Keres. In 1960, he tied for 14–15th at the 27th USSR championships in Leningrad won by Korchnoi. Nei won the Baltic Republics championships in 1961 in Palanga, in 1962 in Tartu, in 1963 in Estonia, and in 1964 in Pärnu. In 1964 he also tied for first with Keres in Beverwijk (Corus chess tournament). In 1965 he took second, behind Vladas Mikėnas, in Palanga (Baltic championships).

Nei was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1964. <He was one of Boris Spassky's seconds (along with Efim Geller and Nikolai Krogius) for the 1972 Fischer vs. Spassky World Championship match>. He went on to become a trainer, teaching grandmaster Lembit Oll.

Apr-23-19  Pedro Fernandez: <<Steve.Patzer>: I thought it said Black to play and Rxd6 was my move.> <Patzer!!!>, what kind of Kool-Aid were you drinking?
Apr-23-19  Pedro Fernandez: This is the kind of puzzle you see in 5 seconds!
Apr-23-19  Nullifidian: I saw 34. ♘f5 with the threat of 35. ♕g7# immediately and Black has no good moves.

There's an attractive epaulette mate if Black plays this sequence of moves:

34. ♘f5 ♙gxf5 35. ♙gxf5+ ♕g6 36. ♙fxg6 ♘f6 37. ♙gxf7+ ♔xf7 38. ♕xf6+ ♔e8 39. ♕e6#

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Apr-24-19  gars: <perfidious> Thank you.
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