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Claudio Coppola vs Bryan Macias Murillo
Pan-American Junior Championship (2009), Montevideo URU, rd 2, Oct-07
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  0-1



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Sep-16-19  belgradegambit: I swear I looked at it and assumed it was black to move and that made it an easy Monday puzzle.
Sep-16-19  swclark25: I also thought something was strange, but was happy to also get 34.Rxd5 as the best move for white like several others.
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  gawain: Hmph.
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  Sargon: Apologies for the for the confusion with today‚Äôs puzzle, ladies and gentlemen—it should read <Black to play: 34...?> rather than White. It has been belatedly corrected.
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  Yuridmi: Thank You, Great God Sargon!
We offer you prayers and supplications!

Actually a very instructive anti-Benoni game. Shows how White can get his bum in a sling with just a few non-contact slow moves in the opening when aggression was called for!

Thanks Again Sargon! We love the daily Puzzles!

Sep-16-19  zb2cr: STILL not right. If it's Black's 34th move, the home page diagram should have the White Bishop on g6.

To be sure, the diagram on this page does have the Bishop positioned correctly.

Sep-16-19  WorstPlayerEver: I found this not so easy:

34... Bxf3+ 35. Rg2 Qxe2 36. Bxf7+ Kh7 37. Rg1 Bxg2+ 38. Rxg2 Qf1+ 39. Rg1 Qxf7 40. Qxh4

And then? I got stuck lol

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Jan-15-21  Walter Glattke: 34.-Bxf3+ 35.Rg2 Qxg3 36.Nxg3 Bxd1 37.Bd3 Re1+ 38.Nf1 Bf3 39.Bc5 Bf4 40.Kg1 Rxf1+ 41.Bxf1 Bxg2 42.Bxg2 Rxh2 (R + 2P for B)
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  al wazir: Far too easy for a Thursday/Friday puzzle.
Jan-15-21  Brenin: Is it Monday already? As <Walter Glattke> wrote, 34 ... Bxf3+ 35 Rg2 (35 Qxf3 allows mate on h2) Qxg3 36 Nxg3 Bxd1 leaves Black with R+P for B, and White has no compensation. 35 ... Qe2 also works, though White has some counterplay with 36 Bxf7+, e.g. 36 ... Kxf7? 37 Rd7+ wins for White.
Jan-15-21  AlicesKnight: I saw .... Bxf3+ and thought "There must be more to it on Friday ... seems not. After 35.Rg2 Qxg3 36.Nxg3 Bxd1 there remain the threats of Bf3 and fxg6.
Jan-15-21  TheBish: Easiest Friday puzzle ever. Maybe because it was a Monday puzzle in 2019!
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  Messiah: I totally agree with my friends who said this is an unusually easy puzzle for a Friday.

However, it was tricky, because I did not even check for the most obvious moves, once I saw the idea, exactly because it is Friday: I tried to make it work with 34...Bf4 or 34...Rxh2+, which means, in a time trouble, I might have been unable to find the easy win. It occurred numerous times in my laughable career.

Jan-15-21  stacase: Super easy for a Friday. What gives?
Jan-15-21  saturn2: White threatens Qxh4 but after 34...Bxf3 not any more.
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  chrisowen: Jowls javas Bxf3+ gives afford puddle bubbled box vides jowls frank tv in jog it wc gives chime it bells evict helas in baulk ask daiquiri queasy que it in up its french kit do age it mop clean vid cup law within vid qg3 glibs add nadda it macabre gacks 7 8 javas Ng3 gives arrive oat 1 2 totsup feels likes ghost again fords duffy job Bxf3+ ear.
Jan-15-21  thegoodanarchist: I found 34...Bxf3+ 35.Rg2 Qxg3 -+

And it really didn't take me that long.

Jan-15-21  Who is me: i love Mondays ! !
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  Jimfromprovidence: CG is recycling puzzles from the middle of September, 2019, so I am offering this one from a collection of LA Times puzzles I have accumulated.

This is a clever puzzle of moderate difficulty. It's white to play and win, move 31.

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Here is the game link.
J Friedel vs T Coleman, 2009

Jan-15-21  Everett: Not best, after the obvious 34..Bxf3 35.Rg2 I chose Qxe2
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  agb2002: Black is one knight down.

The black queen x-rays the square h2. Therefore, 34... Bxf3+ 35.Rg2 (35.Qxf3 Q(R)xh2#) 35... Qxe2:

A) 36.Qxh4 Qxg2#.

B) 36.Rdg1 Bxg2+

B.1) 37.Rxg2 Qe1+ followed by fxg6 wins decisive material.

B.2) 37.Qxg2 Qxg2+ followed by fxg6 wins decisive material.

C) 36.Bxf7+ Kh8 (36... Kxf7 37.Rd7+ wins for White)

C.1) 37.Bxe8 Qf1#.

C.2) 37.Rdg1 Bxg2+ wins an exchange at least.

Jan-15-21  RandomVisitor: After 9...Nbd7 white has a good position:

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<63/81 3:03:20 +0.46 10.Be3 Be7 11.Qd2> Ne5 12.Be2 Rc8 13.b3 0-0 14.Rfd1 Re8 15.Rac1 Qc7 16.Bf1 h6 17.Kh1 Qb8 18.Na4 Nfd7 19.Bf2 Nc6 20.Nc2 Nce5

Jan-15-21  mel gibson: It's a Monday puzzle - surely?
Jan-15-21  messachess: Funny mistake.
Jan-16-21  Everett: <RandomVisitor: After 9...Nbd7 white has a good position: >

White often has a good position facing the hedgehog... it just proves treacherous moving forward

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