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Ahmed Adly vs Viktor Laznicka
World Junior Championship (2007), Yerevan ARM, rd 8, Oct-11
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Oct-12-07  luzhin: 28...Nxg7 29.Nh6 mate. Sweet. 28.Qg5+ would also have done the trick.
Oct-12-07
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  superuser171: Lovely attack by Adly...Laznicka BTW is the Czech Rep. champion (youngest ever)...I would like to hear from you viewers what u think about white's 22-Qh5 and why black didn't play 22...Bxe4 ? ..28-Qg7+ Ouch what a mate !
Oct-14-07  amr52: what a game!!!!!
Oct-14-07  Jim Bartle: Very nice, leaving Adly with 7/8. But it looks to have been his high point--he lost the next two or three games.
Oct-15-07  notyetagm: <luzhin: 28...Nxg7 29.Nh6 mate. Sweet. 28.Qg5+ would also have done the trick.>

Position after 28 ♕h6-g7+! <clearance for f5-h6> ♘e6xg7 29 ♘f5-h6#:


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Black paid dearly for failing to sufficiently notice that 27 ♗f4-d6 took away the f8-flight square from his Black g8-king, resulting in the incredibly tactically dangerous <STALEMATED KING> condition.

Oct-16-07  notyetagm: Position after 25 ... ♖a8-e8:


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White now wins by playing four consecutive moves on Black's <WEAK DARK SQUARES>: 26 ♗c1-f4! ♖e8-c8 27 ♗f4-d6 ♘c6-d4 28 ♕h6-g7+! ♘e6x♕g7 29 ♘f5-h6#, resulting in the smothered mate shown below.


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<<<This mating combination is possible because of Black's weakness on the <DARK SQUARES>.>>>

Black does not have a dark-squared e5-pawn to prevent 26 ♗c1-f4!. Black does not have a dark-squared e7-bishop to prevent 27 ♗f4-d6. Black does not have a dark-squared g7-pawn to keep the White queen out of h6 and also prevent 29 ♘f5-h6#. Black has -zero- control over these critical <DARK SQUARES> f4, d6, and h6 and is mated(!) because of this <COLOR COMPLEX> weakness.

A <WEAK COLOR COMPLEX> is bad.

A <WEAK COLOR COMPLEX> near your king is worse.

A <WEAK COLOR COMPLEX> near your king that can be exploited is -fatal-.

Oct-16-07  amr52: Ahmad Adly is the world junior champion
Oct-16-07  dippel: What a chessplayer! This guy is dangerous.
Oct-16-07  Riverbeast: Wonder how many rating points Adly's going to gain. He put the hurt on a lot of 2600+ players in this tournament
Oct-17-07  notyetagm: From http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt... <http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...; :


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<Here's a diag from Adly's crushing win over Laznicka in round 8. White to play. A rather one-sided diagram I admit, but the finishing maneuver is cute in how totally helpless Black is to stop it. 26.Bf4! and other than losing half his material there is nothing Black can do to prevent Bd6 with Qf8+ (or Qg7+) and Nh6 mate. The game finished: 26..Rc8 (26..Ncd4 27.Nxd4 cxd4 28.Rxe6! fxe6 29.Qg5+ Kf8 30.Bd6+! Ouch.) 27.Bd6 Ncd4 28.Qg7+ 1-0. Unfortunately for Egypt's favorite sun (god), Adly lost to Wang Hao and Popov in the next two rounds.>

That sure is a nice variation pointed out by Mig in the notes there: 26 ... Nc6-d4 27 Nf5xNd4 c5xd4 28 Re1xNe6! <remove the guard of g7> f7xe6 29 Qh6-g5+ Kg8-f8 30 Bf4-d6+! <Black d7-queen overworked defending d6,g7>


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These lines are all beautiful tactical variations but notice Black's underlying strategic problem: Black is defenseless to stop these beautiful mating ideas because he does -not- have a <DARK-SQUARED BISHOP> to defend the critical d6-dark square.

Also notice the immense power of the White <KILLER PAWN>, the f6-pawn.

Oct-25-07  XMarxT3hSpot: What if 28. Qg5+? :)

Btw I agree with <notyetagm> that Adly brilliantly utilized Black's weakness on dark square.

Feb-15-08  tranquil simplicity: I first saw this game on BBC 2 Teletext Pg 568. It is one of the BEST games I have ever seen. The young Egyptian GM (watch this space) not only mates a 2600+ GM in FINE STYLE but even the moves he makes are certainly not anything I expected. I can hardly guess correctly 'his' next move. This is a characteristic I noted also in Fischer's games. No wonder Laznicka was blown away!! Carlsen, Aronian and Radjabov watch your backs as the likes of the Brilliant Ahmed Adly steps into your gang!
Oct-09-08  TITIKIZA: even 28.Qf8+!! was working!!!
May-30-12  vinidivici: 23. Nf6....wow is it sound>??
May-30-12  vinidivici: is it 23> Nf6 is that strong...? any refutation of that sacrifice?
May-30-12  vinidivici: someone?
May-31-12  vinidivici: nobody?
Jul-10-13  notyetagm: Subject: !!!!!! CG.COM: Beautiful example of problem of missing bishop: Black cannot defend d6(!), no dark-squared bishop

From: Hall Jeffrey S NPRI

To: 'gmnotyet.chess@gmail.com'; 'gmnotyet@gmail.com'

Date Sent: 10/15/2007 11:32:51

From http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...:


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<Here's a diag from Adly's crushing win over Laznicka in round 8. White to play. A rather one-sided diagram I admit, but the finishing maneuver is cute in how totally helpless Black is to stop it. 26.Bf4! and other than losing half his material there is nothing Black can do to prevent Bd6 with Qf8+ (or Qg7+) and Nh6 mate. The game finished: 26..Rc8 (26..Ncd4 27.Nxd4 cxd4 28.Rxe6! fxe6 29.Qg5+ Kf8 30.Bd6+! Ouch.) 27.Bd6 Ncd4 28.Qg7+ 1-0. Unfortunately for Egypt's favorite sun (god), Adly lost to Wang Hao and Popov in the next two rounds.> That sure is a nice variation pointed out by Mig in the notes there: {26 … Nc6-d4 27 Nf5xNd4 c5xd4 28 Re1xNe6! <remove the guard of g7> f7xe6 29 Qh6-g5+ Kg8-f8 30 Bf4-d6+! <Black d7-queen overworked defending d6,g7>


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These lines are all beautiful tactical variations but notice Black's underlying strategic problem: Black is defenseless to stop these beautiful mating ideas because he does -not- have a <DARK-SQUARED BISHOP> to defend the critical d6-dark square.
Also notice the immense power of the White <KILLER PAWN>, the f6-pawn.

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GAME COLLECTIONS

1) REMOVE THE GUARD 28 Re1xNe6! destroys the Black e6-knight defender of g7-mating square

2) OVERWORKED 30 Bf4-d6+! Black d7-queen cannot defend both the d6- -and- g7-squares

3) DEFENDING ONE SQUARE IS A FULL-TIME JOB 30 Bf4-d6+! Black d7-queen must defend the g7-mating focal point

[Event "WJun"]
[Site "Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "2007.10.11"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Adly,A"]
[Black "Laznicka,V"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2494"]
[BlackElo "2610"]
[EventDate "2007.10.03"]
[ECO "C00"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O b6 8. Re1 Bb7 9. e5 Nd7 10. c4 Qc7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. d4 Nf8 13. Nf1 Ne6 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Ne3 d4 16. Nd5 Qd7 17. Nd2 Nb4 18. Nxe7 Bxg2 19. Nf5 Bd5 20. Ne4 Kf8 21. a3 Nc6 22. Qh5 d3 23. Nf6 gxf6 24. Qh6+ Kg8 25. exf6 Re8 26. Bf4 Rc8 27. Bd6 Ncd4 28. Qg7+ 1-0

Nov-19-16
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  MissScarlett: <Ahmed and dangerous>
Oct-03-21  Brenin: 23 Nf6 is begging to be played here. If 23 ... gxf6 then 24 Qh6+ Kg8 (if 24 ... Ke8 then 25 Qxf6 looks strong, and 24 ... Ng7 25 Qxg7+ leads to mate) 25 exf6, and with Black's N on e6 tied to defending against mate on g7, White's DSB can join the attack via 26 Bf4 and 27 Bd6, with the threat of 28 Qg7+ Nxg7 29 Nh6 mate. Even giving his Q with 27 ... Qxd6 loses to 28 Rxe6 and 29 Qg7 mate.
Oct-03-21  mel gibson: I was wrong as I thought either Knight to d6
was the answer.
I checked and that gives little or no advantage.

Stockfish 14 says:

23. Nf6

(23. Nf6 (♘e4-f6 g7xf6 ♕h5-h6+ ♔f8-e8
♕h6xf6 ♕d7-d8 ♕f6xh8+ ♔e8-d7 ♕h8xh7 ♕d8-g8 ♕h7xg8 ♖a8xg8 ♖e1-e3 ♘e6-f4 ♔g1-f1 ♘c6-d4 ♘f5xd4 c5xd4 ♖e3-e1 ♘f4-g6 f2-f4 ♘g6-e7 f4-f5 ♘e7xf5 ♗c1-f4 ♖g8-h8 h2-h4 ♖h8-c8 ♖a1-d1 ♖c8-c2 h4-h5 ♔d7-e8 h5-h6 ♔e8-f8 e5-e6 f7xe6 ♖e1-e5 ♖c2xb2 ♔f1-e1 ♔f8-g8 ♖d1xd3 ♔g8-h7 ♖d3-d2 ♖b2-b7 ♖d2-d1 a7-a5 ♖d1-c1 a5-a4 ♖c1-c5 ♔h7-g6 ♖e5xd5 e6xd5 ♖c5-c6+ ♔g6-f7 g3-g4) +3.02/38 200)

score for White +3.02 depth 38

Oct-03-21
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  al wazir: Too many candidates.
Oct-03-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Not just another 5/7 week; no, this week, solved Saturday and Sunday. Flubbed Wednesday and Thursday.

Sigh.

Oct-03-21  Checker2: Nicked by a knife
Oct-03-21  Brenin: After 23 Nf6 Black can decline the offered sac with 23 ... Qd8, but then 24 Bh6 adds to the K-side pressure, since 24 ... gxh6 25 Qxh6+ Ng7 26 Qxg7 is mate.
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