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Gyula Sax vs Jan Hein Donner
"Gyula Sacs" (game of the day Dec-18-2012)
Amsterdam IBM (1976), Amsterdam NED, rd 5, Jul-10
French Defense: Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Spielmann Variation (C13)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: Gyula Sax.
Dec-18-12  ravadi: Can someone please show me the immediate winning line that forced the resignation?
Dec-18-12  Dr. Funkenstein: Is the finish 18. ...Rxf6 19. Qe8+ Kg7 20. Rg1+ and now black has a series of losing choices

20. ...Kh6 21. Qg8 and I don't see how black can cover mate on g5 with the rook blocking on f6 (Rf5 is just met with Bxf5 and the a8 rook hangs)

20. ...Rg6 21. Bxg6 Qa5+ (to save the queen) Kd1 22. hxg6 Rxg6+ seems all over

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  Phony Benoni: <ravadi> Here's the final position, after <18.Bxf6+>:

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First of all, Black can't decline the bishop since it's quick mate after 18...Kg8 19.Rg1+. So <18...Rxf6>, which is followed by <19.Qe8+ Kg7 20.Rg1+ Kh6> (20...Rg6 21.Bxg6 wins since it's mate after 21..hxg6 22.Rxg6+ Kh7 23.Qg8#) <21.Qg8>:

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And Black can only delay mate a few moves.

Dec-18-12  ravadi: Thanks guys. I went blind after 21. Qg8 and was seeing 21...Bf5 as a possible defense.
Dec-18-12  mmousez: It seems Black can put up greater resistance with this line:

14. Nb5 hxg6
15. Qxg6+ Qg7
16. Qxg7+ Kxg7
17. Bxf6+ Kxf6!
18. Nc7 Na6
19. Nxa8 Bd7
20. Nb6 axb6

Ok, Black is the exchange down and his pawns are doubled. But the centre mass looks strong so perhaps Black can hold with good play?

Dec-18-12  morfishine: Is it Christmas time for White with a sac full of toys? Or is it simply sack-time for Black as White quietly puts him to bed? In any case,

<16...e4> improves for Black: 17.Bxf6 Qxf6 18.Qxd5+ Be6 19.Qxe4 Qxf2+ 20.Kd1 Bf5

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I guess it never Donned on him

Dec-18-12  goodevans: <mmousez> I was looking at that and was just about to post something similar when I saw you'd beaten me to it.
Dec-18-12  lost in space: Donner means Thunder.

So why not "Gyula Thunder Sacs"?

Dec-18-12  Kikoman: Nice game :)x
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  PawnSac: Nice finish! Gyula Sax (sacs) a knight!
Dec-18-12  tucsonkid1: Ha! Morfishine is in fine form this morning, both with his alliteration in the puzzle of the day and the puns up above.
Dec-18-12  rune ohlsson: The main mistake is obviously 10. ---Nxf6. If 10. --- Bxf6 instead it will make all difference in the world.
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  kevin86: Sax steals Jan Hein's thunder.
Dec-18-12  Expendable Asset: 6... c5 is better: Start the real operation here in the center instead of castling into White's attack.
Dec-18-12  master of defence: What´s wrong with 10...gxf6?
Dec-18-12  Meistro1: it leaves the king a little exposed...
Dec-18-12  Ezzy: Donner doesn't seem to have much luck playing Sax. They've played 3 times, with Donner winning all 3 games in 18, 24 and 25 moves.

Donner actually finished last in this tournament with 5/15.

Korchnoi was joint winner with Tony Miles on 9.5/15

Sax was 3rd with 9/15.

Dec-18-12  whiteshark: Game related music vid in connotations of this pun:
Dec-19-12  Gambit All: <What´s wrong with 10...gxf6?>

11. ♕ to h5 then threatens checkmate w/ Queen and Bishop on h7. And Black could not play ...11 ♖f6 to defend because the Queen would take the Rook.

Sep-04-16  faulty: Amazing. after move 10, black sacrifices a piece, is a piece down almost all the time and under a crushing attack as well. talk about game preparation

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