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Jolanta Zawadzka vs Lisa Schut
"Open and Shut" (game of the day May-29-2014)
European Championship (Women) (2010), Rijeka CRO, rd 1, Mar-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0



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Dec-02-11  BOSTER: After 30.Qg6 if black accept this gift they play hxg6,and after 31.hxg6+ Kg8 we have the usual picture in Sicilian, when black king has his shelter between two opened ("f" & "h") files. 32.Bd6,pinning rook on f7. This rook has only one defender, and three times attack. You can't protect it(you can't bring two defenders during one move in this position), and game is over. If after 30.Qg6 black play Rxf5, 31.Qxe8 and bishop f8 under attack by rook f1 and queen e8.
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  chrisowen: Bareth humbug Bh7+ ar verily I courted it then appeared Qg6 I lost found im a schmaltz lovely roping it down kingside nc5 removes in too many guards whites point.

What's her lock cruise 22 knight lefty?

Dec-02-11  YouRang: Wow, 30.Qg6 is fantastic. I found 30.Bg6 and was happy to see that it is also winning, but not nearly as impressively as the queen sac.

I should have looked at Qg6 though. Often, when we see tons of firepower aimed at the enemy king, it's a sign that we can afford a queen sac to bust it open and mate with the other pieces.

In this case, we had tons of firepower: Q + 2R + 2B + P!

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  Sneaky: I guess you can call this a Schut Out.
Dec-02-11  SuperPatzer77: <Sneaky: I guess you can call this a Schut Out. >

<Sneaky> I also guess we can call this "Aw, schut up".


Dec-02-11  Marmot PFL: This was rather tough- at first. Many candidate moves, too many to deal with, but since it's a puzzle lets try the most forcing- 30 Qg6. 30...hg6 31 hg6+ Kg8 32 gf7+ kxf7 33 Be6+ leads to mate so 30...Rxf5 is forced but 31 Qxe8 wins easily.
Dec-02-11  Rosbach: Or we could call it "Pretty smart, eh?"
Dec-02-11  morfishine: <sevenseaman> Excellent post! I contemplated 31...Qc8 quickly and figured after 32.Qxc8 Rxc8 33.Rf7 white is simply winning, but perhaps Ole "Crafty" hangs tough

<Patriot> Thanks! Much appreciated: Found Qg6 after about 4-5 minutes or so

Dec-02-11  Koblenz: ArrGghh ! Found the first move quicly, but after 30. Qg6 hxg6 31. hxg6+ Kg8 my continuation was 32.Rh8+ Kxh8 33.gxf7 with many threats (mate on Rh1, Queen with gxe8... etc)

The game continuation is more efficient of course but, can someone analyse it, or tell if there is a fault in this continuation ?

Dec-02-11  realbrob: <Koblenz> In your line, 33..Re1 34.Rxe1 Qxd5

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  Penguincw: Wow. I was thinking of 30.♗xh7 hoping that black would play 30...♔xh7 and to follow with 31.♕g6+ ♔h8 32.♕xf7. Didn't think it over good though.

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Dec-02-11  porkfloyd: I was in the 32. Be6 group
Dec-02-11  The17thPawn: Admittedly Qg6 is striking but I haven't found a defense for black after 30. Bxh7 even though it is prosaic at best.
Dec-02-11  mohannagappan: I got Qg6 within a second i am improving
Dec-02-11  alachabre: This is a fun position. I took a quick look at the moves Bh6 and Bxh7 before deciding that the skewer move Bg6 should be my first serious candidate.

30. Bg6 hxg6
31. hxg6+ Kg8
32. gxf7#

30. ... Rxf1
31. Qxf1 hxg6
32. gxh6+ Kg8
33. Qf7#

31. ... Rc8
32. Be4 preparing Qf5. Not a terribly deep analysis, but I think it works.

Dec-02-11  TheBish: J Zawadzka vs L Schut, 2010

White to play (30.?) "Difficult"

It looks like White wins with a direct assault:

30. Qg6!! hxg6

Or 30...Rxf5 31. Qxe8, winning with multiple threats, including 32. Qxf8+ Rxf8 33. Rxf8#.

31. hxg6+ Kg8 32. Rh8+! Kxh8 33. gxf7

With dual threats of Rh1# and fxe8=Q.

After 33...g6 (what else?) 34. fxe8=Q gxf5 35. Qxf8+ with a quick win from here.

Dec-03-11  SuperPatzer77: <<TheBish> ...31. hxg6+ Kg8 32. Rh8+! Kxh8 33. gxf7...> See diagram below:

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<TheBish> 32. Rh8+ is a bad move.

Black's strong reply to 33. gxf7 is 33...Re1! - If 34. Rf3, 34...Rxc1+!, 35. Kxc1 Qg1+ (mates next move).

We should take a look at <Dr. J>'s commentary. Jolanta Zawadzka's correct move is 32. gxf7+! instead of 32. Rh8+??.


Dec-04-11  TheBish: Yes, thank you SuperPatzer. I don't need to read Dr. J's commentary (although I did) -- it's the same thing you just said. I rushed through this, not seeing the forced mate right away, and thinking that my line was good enough to win. Lessons to be learned: (1) Don't try to solve puzzles (especially "difficult" ones) when in a hurry, or don't rush through them; (2) Look for forced mates, especially when you have a double-check; (3) Take the time to look for a refutation for what you think is a winning move. I actually did see 33...Re1!, but didn't look ahead to see the simple follow-up 34...g5.
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  FSR: Open and Schut.
May-29-14  Gilmoy: Homage to Rubinstein's other game!
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  perfidious: <FSR: Open and Schut.>

Wonder why it was not spelt thus.

May-29-14  morfishine: The Dutch pronounciation of 'schut' is 'shoot', which leaves us rifling through our files trying to figure out what 'open and shoot' refers to
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  perfidious: <morf> While you rifle through your files, I will riffle through mine and I imagine we will come up with the same, mysterious nothingness in the end as the answer to your question.
May-29-14  kevin86: A very artful mate...power of bishops and rooks!
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  FSR: <perfidious> Dunno. I too was mystified.
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