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Mark Hebden vs Ian Snape
British Championship (2006), Swansea WLS, rd 1, Aug-07
Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48)  ·  1-0



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Aug-08-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Beautiful finish by Hebden!

If 33...Bxd8, then 34.Be5+ Bf6 35.Bxf6#

If 33...Kg7, then 34.Rg8#!

I wonder from which move Hebden saw this finish?

(this would make a good puzzle for a Wednesday)

Aug-08-06  GBKnight: The theme of mating with the 2 bishops was certainly there as soon as the long diagonal was opened on move 25. Black had to play 31..Ra8 to hang on but 32 Be3 would win quickly.
Aug-11-06  thundershock2k: it might even end up as the game of the day with some reference to harry potter and 'snape' as a pun as for a puzzle, it might make it as a tuesday puzzle, with 33 Rd8+ as a solution
Oct-21-14  SpiritedReposte: 8 years and counting and no one else even sniffed at this game.

Pretty final move. I thought Black had some good bishops going there but they were aiming the wrong way.

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33.Rd8+!! (33...Bxd8 34.Be5+ Bf6 35.Bxf6++; 33...Kg7 34.Rg8++)
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