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Andras Ozsvath vs Gyula Kluger
Hungarian Championship (1962), Budapest HUN, rd 5, May-24
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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Jan-11-22  Brenin: 32 ... Nb1+ or Ne4+ 33 Rxf3 Nxd2+ and 34 Nxf3 wins a piece.
Jan-11-22  saturn2: 32...Nb1 is check and attacks the Bd2.
33.Bc3 Rxc3 or
33.Rxf3 Nxd2 win both the Bishop.
Jan-11-22  Brenin: White is 2P down, with a shattered pawn structure, so Black can miss the combination and still win with the prosaic 32 ... Rf2, e.g. 33 Bxc3 dxc3 34 Kxc3 Rxh2
Jan-11-22  mel gibson: Another very easy one today.
Jan-11-22  stacase: Kluger must have done the happy dance after that.
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  agb2002: Black is two pawns up.

White threatens Rxf3.

The knight is close to the white pieces. This suggests 32... Ne4+ (or 32... Nb1+):

A) 33.Rxf3 Nxd2+ and 34... Nxd2 wins the bishop.

B) 33.Kb2 Nxd2 wins the bishop (34.Kc1 Rxg3 35.hxg3 Nxc4, etc.).

C) 33.c3 Nxd2+ 34.Kc2 Rxg3 35.hxg3 Nxc4 as above.

Jan-11-22  geeker: I saw that 32...Nb1+ worked and stopped there, didn't consider 32...Ne4+.
Jan-11-22  goldfarbdj: And I was the exact opposite: I saw 32. ... Ne4+ and didn't consider Nb1.
Jan-11-22  AlicesKnight: Black is already Pawns up, but can shorten things by ... Ne4+ (marginally better than ... Nb1+ perhaps as White's reply Kb2 threatens a capture and offers prolongation); 33.Rxf3 Nxd2+ winning the R and a piece overall; or 33.Kb2 and Black can choose between winning the exchange and mopping up the K-side, or a full piece with Nxd2. 32.Bxc3 would have saved this but Black continues to win Ps, and the game.
Jan-11-22  Refused: Ne4 or Nb1 both work Ne4 is the somewhat more forcing line as it also threatens g3.

So 32.Ne4+ Rxf3 33.Nxd2+ Ksomewhere 34.Nxf3 +-

Jan-11-22  cocker: I saw 32 ... Nb1+. Fritz thinks the two knight moves are equally good.
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  Teyss: Even if White hadn't played 32.Rg3 he was lost: 32.Rg2 (to save the B: if B moves, Ne2+ wins the R) Ne4+ 33.Kb2 Nxd2 34.Rxd2 c5 and the WPs will fall.
Jan-11-22  paavoh: It is Tuesday, and 32.- Ne4+ followed by 33.-Nxd2 should do it.
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Jan-11-22  TheaN: I also had Nb1+ instantly and didn't consider Ne4+. Typically, there <is> a difference depending on how you wanted to continue.

After <32....Nb1+ 33.Kb2> I was actually considering to play <33....Rxg3> to take the White rook off the board, given that the piece up end game is relatively easily won after 34.hxg3 Nxd2 35.c5 Ne4 -+. 33....Nxd2 is technically better but there might still be some counter play for White.

In the Nb1 line however, White can complicate things with <34.Kxb1> going down 'only' the exchange. However, the White pawns are so weak that even though <34....Ra3 -+> is best, Rxh3 wins as well, after exchange of a few pawns being an exchange and three pawns up.

The point is, in the Ne4 line White doesn't even have the KxN option. So after 32....Ne4 33.Kb2 Rxg3, 33.hxg3 Nxd2 -+ is forced, considerably easing up Black's play.

I'd guess both moves are correct if you calculated the exchange endgame after 33.Kxb2 Rxg3 34.Kxb1 or wanted to play 33....Nxd2 anyway.

Jan-11-22  geeker: I agree that 32...Ne4+ is marginally better. But the Exchange up ending with 3 connected passers (after 32...Nb1+) is an easy win.
Jan-11-22  johnnydeep: Took me a little longer than yesterday, but I still saw all the moves. Good week for me so far!
Jan-11-22  unferth: <TheaN: 33....Nxd2 is technically better but there might still be some counter play for White.>

what possible counterplay are you seeing in this line? white is down a piece and two pawns, his remaining pawns are shattered and will soon fall, and his rook has zero scope and will soon be traded off or driven into irrelevance.

Jan-11-22  Chris Bennington: So what was the problem with 29. . . Bxe3? I have been looking at this for 15 minutes I don't see the down side. What am I missing?
Jan-11-22  unferth: <Chris Bennington> Nb4+
Jan-11-22  TheaN: <unferth: <TheaN: 33....Nxd2 is technically better but there might still be some counter play for White.>

what possible counterplay are you seeing in this line? white is down a piece and two pawns, his remaining pawns are shattered and will soon fall, and his rook has zero scope and will soon be traded off or driven into irrelevance.>

Fair. Normally simplification is in favor of the color ahead, but here I'm not so sure.

Jan-11-22  TheTamale: <stacase> He did indeed, but only because the Humpty Dance hadn't come along yet. Regardless, it's nice to solve a Tuesday puzzle in two seconds after failing YET AGAIN on the Monday puzzle.
Jan-11-22  mel gibson: Just for interest sake:

Stockfish 14 says:

32... Ne4+

(32. .. Ne4+ (♘c3-e4+ c2-c3 ♘e4xd2+ ♔b3-c2 ♖f3-f2 ♔c2-d3 d4xc3 ♖g3-g1 ♖f2-f3+ ♔d3-c2 ♖f3xh3 ♖g1-e1 f7-f5 ♖e1-e8+ ♔g8-f7 ♖e8-e2 ♘d2-e4 ♔c2-d1 ♔f7-e6 ♔d1-c1 ♔e6-e5 ♔c1-c2 ♔e5-d4 ♔c2-b3 ♔d4-d3 ♖e2-g2 ♘e4-d2+ ♔b3-a2 ♘d2xc4 ♔a2-b1 ♘c4-d2+ ♔b1-a1 ♔d3-c4 ♖g2-e2 ♘d2-e4 ♔a1-a2 ♘e4-c5 ♔a2-a3 ♔c4-d4 ♖e2-g2 c3-c2+ ♔a3-b2 ♘c5-d3+ ♔b2xc2 ♘d3-e1+ ♔c2-d2) +16.76/38 485)

score for Black +16.76 depth 38.

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