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Robert Zysk vs Andreas Huss
Lugano Open (1987), Lugano SUI
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation. General (E13)  ·  0-1



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  FSR: You might suppose that Mr. Zysk would at least have the consolation of appearing last in's Chess Player Directory. Nope - that honor belongs to Adolf Zytogorski.
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  Phony Benoni: Zysk, Zysk.
Oct-30-17  lost in space: 31...Rxf5+ 32. Ke3
(32. exf5 Qf3#)

32...Rxe4+ 33. Kd3
(33. Kd2 Rf2+ and the Queen is gone)

33...Rf3# 34. Kd2 Rf2+ and the Queen is lost.

I love Mondays!

Oct-30-17  Walter Glattke: 33.Ke3 Rxe4+ 34.Kd2 Rf2+ 35.Kc1 Rxc2+
36.Kxc2 Rxe1 37.Bxc7+ Kxc7 38.Rxe1 g1Q
39.Rxg1 Qxg1 mate soon.
34.Qxe4? Qxe4+ 35.Kd2 Rf2+ 36.Kc1 Qc2#
or 36.Re2 Rxe2+ 37.Kc1/d1 Qc2#
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  patzer2: The winning shot 31...Rxf5+! -+ was easy enough to see for a Monday puzzle. Not so easy to visualize was the pretty pawn sham sacrifice 20...g4 ⩱ which gave Black the advantage that helped prepare the pretty finishing mate.

White's game starts to go bad with 16. Rfd1?! Nc5 ⩱ to ∓. Instead, 16. Qxe6 = keeps it about level.

Oct-30-17  morfishine: The ole one-two: one <31...Rxf5+> two <32...Qf3#>


Oct-30-17  mel gibson: It's not that simple -
it's mate in 9 according to the computer.

31. Bxd6
Rxf5+ (31. .. Rxf5+ (♖f8xf5+ ♔f2-e3 ♗d5xe4 ♕c2xg2 ♗e4xg2+ ♔e3-d2 ♖f5-f2+ ♔d2-c1 ♖e8xe1+ ♖g1xe1 ♕g4-g6 ♖e1-e8+ ♕g6xe8 ♔c1-d1 ♗g2-f3+ ♔d1-c1 ♕e8-e1+) +M9/12 56)

Oct-30-17  leRevenant: <mel gibson: It's not that simple - it's mate in 9 according to the computer. > Thank you, it just goes to show ! These computers are tough little rascals.
Oct-30-17  schachfuchs: I was also not sure about the most accurate continuation after the forced 32.Ke3. I think I wouldn't have found the mate in 9 ;-)
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  Willber G: Mate in nine is not usual for a Monday. Perhaps CG didn't notice the 32.Ke3 defence...
Oct-30-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: It was Monday-easy to see that the correct move would lead to an utter beatdown.

It was neither easy nor necessary to check whether there was an actual quick mate if White declined the rook, or rather just generally massive destruction.

Oct-30-17  leRevenant: To sum up:
Capturing the rook with the pawn is putting the seal of excellence on the botch-up.
Oct-30-17  malt: Had <31...R:f5+> (32.ef5 Qf3#) 32.Ke3 R:e4+ (32..B:e4) 33.Kd2

(33.Kd3 Bc4+ 34.Kd2 Qg5+ 35.Bf4 Q:f4+
Kd1 Rd5+) 33...Rf2+ 34.Kc1 R:c2+

Oct-30-17  saturn2: 31..RxNf5 gets the dangerous beast for free plus a strong attack.
Oct-30-17  Lambda: You don't need to find the mate in 9, you just need to demonstrate that white is toast in that line, which the sequence ending in Rf2+ does perfectly well.
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  devere: Easy problem on Sunday, mate in 9 on Monday, is civilization as we know it coming to an end?
Oct-30-17  eblunt: Doesn't 31 .... ♗xe4 work as well ?

Threat : ♗x♕ , ♕f3# and ♖xf5+

I can't see any good reply for white

Oct-30-17  lzromeu: lose it
Bxe4 !!!
long way to same thing
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  gawain: It seemed enough that because of the mate threat (if W captures the rook,as in the game) Black has an overwhelming position. No need to find a forced mate after K moves. But it's neat that there is one.

I would never have found the 9 move mate starting with a move that is not a check. I hope I would have seen and played the very direct variation winning queen for rook given by <FSR>.

Oct-30-17  mel gibson: <devere: Easy problem on Sunday, mate in 9 on Monday, is civilization as we know it coming to an end?>

It seems that way - Monday should be mate in 2 or 3.

Oct-30-17  leRevenant: <eblunt: Doesn't 31 .... ♗xe4 work as well ?> Ach so, ze plot sickens ...
Oct-30-17  Bubo bubo: After 31...Rxf5+ White cannot afford to recapture because of Qf3#, but 32.Ke3 Rxe4+ 33.Kd3 Bc4+ 34.Kd2 Rf2+ loses at least the queen.

Not the typical Monday puzzle imho...

Oct-30-17  Boomie: <32.Ke3 Rxe4+ 33.Kd3 Bc4+ 34.Kd2 Rf2+ loses at least the queen.>

34...Qg5+ 35. Kd2 Rd5+ is also brutally effective.

Oct-30-17  zb2cr: 31. ... Rxf5+; 32. Ke3 (32. exf5, Qf3#), Rxe4+; 33. Kd3, Rf3+; 34. Kd2, Rf2+ wins the White Queen.
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  kevin86: Black wins the queen or mates in 2.
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