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Jacob Carstensen vs Shkelqim Cela
European Club Cup (2008), Kallithea GRE, rd 2, Oct-18
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Romanishin Attack (E12)  ·  0-1



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Nov-26-18  lost in space: I love Mondays!

37...Qxe1+ 38.Bxe1 Rxe1#

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  al wazir: How could a 2300 player make a move like 37. Re1? He must have been in time trouble.
Nov-26-18  saturn2: 37...Qxe1+ 38. Bxe1 Rxe1+ 39. Qd1 Rxd1#
Nov-26-18  patzer2: Perhaps 37. Re1? was White's way of conceding a lost position as the best play option 37.Ka1 Qe7 -+ (-3.44 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 9) still gives Black a decisive advantage.

For an early White improvement, 12. 0-0 = (0.00 @ 29 ply, Stockfish 9) is apparently better than 12. d5? Nc5 ∓ (-0.75 @ 26 ply, Stockfish 9).

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  agb2002: Black is two pawns ahead.

White threatens Rxe6.

White's back rank is too weak: 37... Qxe1+ 38.Bxe1 Rxe1+ 39.Qd1 Rxd1#.

Nov-26-18  Patzer1907: I was able to solve this easy puzzle but can someone please explain why on move 25 White did not play RXe5 since the rook on e6 was hanging.

My first post :)

Nov-26-18  newzild: <Patzer1907>
25. Rxd5 exd5
26. Qxe6 Qxf4+

Black wins the exchange.

Nov-26-18  Walter Glattke: Worst chess puzzle ever. "Fingerfehler", that 37.Re1.
Nov-26-18  jith1207: Welcome <Patzer1907>: even if White sacrifices his Rook to gain the Bishop on d5, Black's motive is to lure the White queen away from the defense of the other Rook. So black would end up losing a Rook and a Bishop for White's both rooks, as <newzild> pointed out.
Nov-26-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: Always check; there may be a forced mate.
Nov-26-18  whiteshark: I better skip Mondays.

<Walter G.:Worst chess puzzle ever.> Greatest exaggeration, EVER! ;)

Nov-26-18  thegoodanarchist: <al wazir: How could a 2300 player make a move like 37. Re1? He must have been in time trouble.>

Or drinking. Lots of people drink during tournament games for some reason. I don't - messes up my play.

Nov-26-18  zb2cr: White's weak back rank betrays him: 37. ... Qxe1+; 38. Bxe1, Rxe1+; 39. Qd1, Rxd1#. The other Black Rook on h7 and the Bishop on d5 covering the escape squares are the enablers.
Nov-26-18  Chess for life: Too easy for a Monday...way too obvious.
Nov-26-18  Hodor:


Nov-26-18  stacase: Black's Bishop & Rook cover a2 and c2 so it's a simple matter of check with a Monday Queen sacrifice followed by check with the Rook & White tips his King over.
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  al wazir: <patzer2: Perhaps 37. Re1? was White's way of conceding a lost position as the best play option 37.Ka1 Qe7 -+ (-3.44 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 9) still gives Black a decisive advantage.> Thanks.

I think a move that loses after a fight is better than one that loses immediately.

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