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Dominic Foord vs Ezra Kirk
Hastings (2009/10), Hastings ENG, rd 6, Jan-02
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97)  ·  1-0



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  Jimfromprovidence: Here is a side puzzle after 39 Ne6 Qe5. White to play and win.

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Feb-12-20  Walter Glattke: 39.Rxg7 Kxg7 40.Ne6+ Kf7 41.Qxf8+ Kxe6 42.Qxh6 won ending only.
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  rodchuck: 39 Rxg7 Kxg7 40 Ne6+ also wins, but is a bit more prosaic
Feb-12-20  eblunt: <rodchuck> So did I, boring but winning.
Feb-12-20  TheaN: Is this a Wednesday? Last I remember a full forced mating sequence is usually not more than Tuesday; as after <39.Qxf8+ Bxf8 (Ng8 40.Nf7#) 40.Rxh7+ Kg8 41.Bc4+ Qd5 42.Bxd5+ Nf7 43.Bxf7#> I don't really see how Black can deviate.
Feb-12-20  malt: 39.Q:f8+ B:f8 40.R:h7+ Kg8 41.Bc4+ Nf7 42.B:f7#
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  thegoodanarchist: Took me a little time because I wanted to sac the rook at first.
Feb-12-20  Stale.Mate: That’s one pretty checkmate.
Feb-12-20  landshark: Easier to spot than Monday's puzzle. And (for me) far easier than yesterday.
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  chrisowen: Feck any stool?
Feb-12-20  Parachessus: I have a harder time with these puzzles because I know many people here will say how easy it was, they spotted it immediately, etc. etc. and that causes psychological interference with my thought processes, the feeling that I am competing with people. This goes alllll the way back to when I was in elementary school and my class had to write all the numbers from 1 to 100 on a piece of paper by writing each number in blank squares on a piece of paper. I always felt others were done while I was still on say, number 20.
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  chrisowen: Until I feel your touch?
Feb-12-20  Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, my old English friend Dominic finally found the mate in 5 moves with the queen sacrifice 39.Qxf8+!,Bxf8 (39.-,Ng8 40.Qxg7#) 40.Rxh7+,Kg8 41.Bc4+,Qd5 (41.-,Nf7 42.Bxf7#) 42.Bxd5+,Nf7 43.Bxf7#. The Bayonet Attack is a very dangerous line against the King's Indian (cf. the games of the immortal Vladimir Kramnik) and playing -,Nf4 combined with -,f5 is like commiting suicide for black.
Feb-12-20  5hrsolver: Nice puzzle.

<Jimfromprovidence> How about

40. Qxe5 Bxe5 41. Rc5 Rf5 42. g4 Nxg4 43. Rc8+

Feb-12-20  TheBish: I thought this was easier than yesterday's. A forced mate in 4, when Tuesday's had several variations to check after finding the key move. Plus, you're always going to look for a queen sac in these puzzles, right?
Feb-12-20  TheBish: OK, forced mate in 5 if Black gives up the queen. Had to correct myself before someone else did :)
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  drollere: <I have a harder time with these puzzles because I know many people here will say how easy it was, they spotted it immediately, etc. etc. and that causes psychological interference with my thought processes>

uh, what causes psychological interference with your thought processes may be knowing that reading the comments interferes with your psychological thought processes -- but reading them anyway.

the culture on this site is helpful, and i don't remember a post saying someone was stupid.

i agree, though, that "i got this one" or "3/3 for the week" or "too easy for a wednesday" are not intended to be useful to others. who cares?

Feb-12-20  5hrsolver: <Parachessus>

I go at my own pace and I enjoy the process. Most days it takes me 5 hrs to solve a puzzle and still find out I have the wrong solution.

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  ajk68: <al wazir: An obvious ♕ sac.>

Yes but it took me a minute because I was not seeing that the bishop was on f8 later in the Queen sac line. Once I saw (remembered) it, the puzzle was simple.

Feb-12-20  AlicesKnight: Found it on second glance. The 3-piece mate is a nice picture.
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  Jimfromprovidence: <5hrsolver>

<Jimfromprovidence> <How about> (after 39 Ne6 Qe5)

<40. Qxe5 Bxe5 41. Rc5 Rf5 42. g4 Nxg4 43. Rc8+>

Here is the position after 42 g4 in your line.

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42 g4 is the key move forcing black to give up a piece. Stockfish suggests 42...Bh2+ 43.Kxh2 Nxg4+ 44.Kg3 Rxc5 45.Nxc5 as the best course for black.

Your 42...Nxg4 leads to a quick mate because the knight abandons protection of the back row.

Feb-12-20  TheaN: <Parachessus: I have a harder time with these puzzles because I know many people here will say how easy it was, they spotted it immediately, etc. etc. and that causes psychological interference with my thought processes>

Isolate your own thoughts and solve it in your own time. Yes, I do generally have no issues with Mon-Wed, usually fine on Thursdays, Friday is the day where I usually stall (I see the principle but not all variations). The weekend I usually ignore because I cba :>

During all of this, I try to make it more of an experience rather than just posting a solution. Today was different as I think this is an inappropriate Wednesday: from a comparable difficulty it's much easier. That's not to say it's as instant and easy for others.

Feb-12-20  Nullifidian: This one is easier than yesterday's "white to move and win a pawn" puzzle. It's a straightforward queen sac leading to an inevitable mate.

39. ♕xf8+

If black feels like surrendering, he can play 39... ♘g8 for a smothered mate with 40. ♘f7#. Otherwise, the only continuation is:

39. ♗xg8 40. ♖h7+ ♔g8 41. ♗c4+ ♕d5 42. ♗xd5+ ♘f7 43. ♗xf7#

Feb-13-20  TheBish: "Running into a Bayonet"
Feb-18-20  jith1207: <Until I feel your touch?> ~~ chrisowen, 2020.
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