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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ivan Cheparinov
FIDE Grand Prix (2008), Sochi RUS, rd 13, Aug-14
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1-0



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Jan-22-10  nolanryan: truly beautiful concept at the end
Jun-15-10  abstract: A finesse touch
Apr-10-11  chessaddict25: where the hell is jacovenko lost?
May-26-15  leow: Solution is a bit trickier then noted above as the g pawn can be stopped with 51 g7 Rf5 52 g8Q Rg5 53 Qg5 h*g5 54 h6 wins as black is to lae with his king
Nov-30-17  Saniyat24: wonderful sacrifice....!
Jun-06-18  Toribio3: Bravo Jakovenko! Knight against Rook, its amazing. This is a very difficult end game.
Jul-08-18  FairyPromotion: Last Knight a DJ Saved My Life
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Not even close. Astounding combination; how well do you think this compares with M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933?
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  FSR: 46.Ne4 looks winning, e.g. 46...Rf4+ 47.Kg3 Rxe4 48.d7+ Kxd7 49.g7 Re3+ 50.Kf2 and wins. 46...Kd7 47.g7 is no better. Or 46...Kd8 47.Nf6! yadda yadda. Or 46...Rf1 47.d7+ Kxd7 48.g7 Rg1+ 49.Ng3 1-0. Unless I'm missing something, Black is toast.
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  FSR: I didn't see the stutter-step 46...Rf4+ 47.Kg3 Rf1, but 48.Kg2 is obvious and winning.
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  FSR: <An Englishman> I know Ortueta-Sanz. Ortueta-Sanz is a friend of mine. This one is nice, but doesn't compare.
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  FSR: <An Englishman> I know Ortueta-Sanz. Ortueta-Sanz is a friend of mine. Jakovenko's combination is nice, but it's no Ortueta-Sanz.
Feb-01-20  mel gibson: I didn't see that tricky ending -
it seems the g6 pawn cannot be stopped from Queening.

Stockfish 11 says:

46. Ne4

(46. Ne4 (♘d2-e4 ♖f8-f4+ ♔g4-h3 ♖f4xe4 d6-d7+
♔e8xd7 g6-g7 ♖e4-d4 g7-g8♕ ♖d4-d6 ♔h3-g2 ♖d6-f6 ♕g8-h8 ♔d7-e7 ♕h8-b8 ♔e7-d7 ♕b8xe5 ♖f6-e6 ♕e5-g7+ ♔d7-d8 ♕g7-f8+ ♔d8-d7 ♕f8-f7+ ♖e6-e7 ♕f7-f4 ♖e7-e6 ♔g2-f3 ♖e6-d6 ♕f4-f7+ ♔d7-c8 ♕f7-e8+ ♔c8-c7 ♕e8-e5 ♔c7-d7 ♕e5-g7+ ♔d7-e8 ♔f3-e4 b6-b5 ♔e4-e5 ♖d6-d1 ♕g7xh6 ♖d1-e1+ ♔e5-f5 ♖e1-f1+ ♔f5-e4 ♔e8-e7 ♕h6-g7+ ♔e7-e8 ♕g7-g6+ ♔e8-d7) +13.66/38 302)

score for White +13.66 depth 38

Feb-01-20  kungfufighter888: Impressive play by white !!!!!!!!
Feb-01-20  abstract: Talk about finesse
Feb-01-20  Walter Glattke: The white pawns cannot be stopped, e.g.46.Ne4 Rf4+ 47.Kg3 Rxe4 48.d7+ Kxd7 49.g7 Re3+ 50.Kg4 Rxb3 51.g8Q Rb4 52.Kf5 e4 53.Kxe4 Rxa4 54.Ke5 Rb4 55.Qg7+ Kc8 56.Qxh6 wins.
Feb-01-20  agb2002: White has a knight for a rook.

The advanced passed pawns suggest 46.Ne4, threatening g7:

A) 46... Rf4+ 47.Kg3

A.1) 47... Rxe4 48.d7+ Kxd7 49.g7 Re1 50.Kf2 and the g-pawn promotes.

A.2) 47... Rf1 48.Kg2

A.2.a) 48... Rf8 49.g7 Rg8 50.Nf6+ Kf7 51.Nxg8 wins.

A.2.b) 48... Rd1 49.Nf6+ Kf8 50.d7 Ke7 51.g7 wins.

B) 46... Kd7 47.g7 wins (47... Kg8 48.Nf6+).

C) 46... Kd8 47.Nf6 Rxf6 (or 47... e4) 48.g7 wins.

Feb-01-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Ack. I whiffed for a really dumb reason. I thought Black's king could handle the g-pawn while his rook handled the d-pawn, because I overlooked that d7+ was check. :(
Feb-01-20  devere: Distant echo of a chess mystery
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  chrisowen: Deo meo:
Feb-01-20  Walter Glattke: I found a joke, so 46.Ne4 … 50.-Rxb3 is "armed civilian, threat minimal", trying to get a queen, too, while 46.-Kd7 47.Nf6+ Kxd6 48.g7 Re8 49.g8Q Rxg8 50.Nxg8 Ke6 51.Nxh6 is "non-combattant, threat zero" 51.-Kf6 52.Nf5 e4 h6 e.g. 52.-Kg6 53.Kf4 e3 54.Kxe3! Kxh6 55.Ke5 Kg7 56.Ke6 Kf8 57.Ke6 Kd8 58.Kd6, or other ways, no counter chance without 46.-Rf4+
Feb-01-20  Walter Glattke: 52.Nf5 hold the black king, just more hopeless with 53.Kxe3
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  chrisowen: Ripe play on:
Feb-01-20  5hrsolver: 46. Ne4 Rf4+ 47. Kg3 Rf1 48. Kg2 Rf4 49. Nf6+ Kf8 50. d7 Rd4 51. Nd5 Rxd5 52. cxd5 Ke7 53. g7 Kxd7 54. g8=Q
Feb-01-20  schachfuchs: Before playing 44.Rxd6 (and also before resigning as Black) you have to assure that the line 50.d7+ Kxd7 51.g7 Rf5 52.g8=Q Rg5+ 53.Qxg5 hxg5 54.h6 is still won.
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