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Andre Lilienthal vs Salo Landau
Lilienthal-Landau Match (1934), Amsterdam NED, rd 2, Sep-02
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical Defense. Alekhine System Except Main Line (D28)  ·  1-0



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May-04-12  sneaky pete: The apparently only surviving game from a 6 games match, won by Lilienthal +2-1=3. After 26.Rd6! .. black is forced to accept the sacrifice because not only his queen, but his king too is threatened (27.Nxh6+ ..).
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  Stonehenge: The other games are in the database now :)

Aug-20-21  Brenin: I considered 25 Bxf7+ but after 26 ... Kxf7 missed 26 Rd6. Perhaps Black's best defence is 26 ... Re6 27 Rxb6 Rxb6 28 Nd6+ Bxd6 29 exd6 Rxd6, but then White has 30 Nxb5 since 30 ... Bxb5 allows 31 Qxc8.
Aug-20-21  mel gibson: I found that quite easy but
I did spend over 1 minute on it.
The first 3 plies played themselves.

Stockfish 14 says:

25. Bxf7+

(25. Bxf7+
(♗d5xf7+ ♔g8xf7 ♖d1-d6 ♖e8-e6 ♖d6xb6 ♖e6xb6 h2-h4 ♔f7-g8 ♘a3-c2 ♖c8-e8 ♕g4-d4 ♖e8-e6 ♕d4-d8 ♖e6xe5 ♕d8xb6 ♖e5xf5 ♖a1-e1 ♖f5-f6 ♕b6-b8 ♗a6-b7 ♖e1-e8 ♗b7-c6 ♖e8-c8 ♘c5-d7 ♕b8-c7 ♘d7-b6 ♕c7xb6 ♗c6-d7 ♖c8xf8+ ♖f6xf8 ♘c2-d4 ♔g8-h8 ♕b6-d6 ♖f8-f7 h4-h5 b5-b4 ♕d6-b8+ ♔h8-h7 ♕b8-e5 ♔h7-h8 ♕e5-e4 ♔h8-g8) +5.58/34 229)

score for White +5.58 depth 34.

Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: Many possible continuations after 25.Bxf7+, being more careful this morning, I saw, 25.Qh5 wins a pawn.
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  agb2002: I know this game and suggested this puzzle here:

Keene vs Miles, 1976

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  Teyss: As <Brenin> I missed 26.Rd6, I find these "quiet" moves difficult to spot. Beautiful shot removing the defending Bf8 because if the BQ moves, 27.Nxh6+ gxh6 (Ke7 28.Qg5#) 28. Qg6+ Ke7 29. Qf6#

Complex puzzle because there are many intricate combinations from there on. <agb2002> suggested it as a Saturday puzzle so I don't feel too bad.

Aug-20-21  Brenin: <Walter Glattke>: 25 Qh5 may win a pawn, but after 25 ... g6 it also loses a piece, without compensation.
Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: A) 25.Qh5 g6 26.Nxh6+ Kg7 27.Qg5 Be7?? 28.Ng5+ Kg8 (otherwise mate Qh6+ - Qg7#) 29.Nxe7+ Kh7 30.Qf6/ 26.-Bxh6 27.Qxh6 B) 25.Qh5 Rc7 (only pawn defense) 26.Rd4 g6 27.Rg4 Ne6!? 28.Nxh6+ one pawn, But stockfish and Lilienthal are always better than me, hope, my comments are interesting so far.
Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: *A) 28.Nf5+ not 28.Ng5
Aug-20-21  sophiephilo: woohoo! Got this!
Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: C) very hairy, that, 26.-Kh7! 27.Qf3 Bxh6 28.Qxf7+ Bg7 29.Rd4 Rxe5 30.Rh4+ Rh5 31.Rxh5+ gxh5 32.Qxh5+ Bh6 33.Re1 Qc7 34.g4 / 33.-Rc7 34.Re8
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  chrisowen: Lathered its ok ivories vilifies Bxf7 hubbles it achtung munched its blobby vilifies tubbies blights lathered its ok ivories vilifies families maw its tabs ivories vilifies its guv doubler its hug ivories vilifies its poke its yen it yards vehicle its hog in its built it creep its fritz vehicle vilifies awooga fraggier it suffragette vilifies addify doubles axiom its jab doggerel etcetera vilifies its chooser lottery in its rug its wobble its fizz its piddles its moves it pinched it Bxf7 philosophy o it i see hal bd5 rad;
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  chrisowen: Ivories tinkle bf7 apostle no?
Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: D Interesting? 25.Qh4 g6 26.Qf3 gxf5 27.Qf5 Rc7 (Qg6?? Qxg6+ Pf7 pinned) 28.Rd4 Ne6 29.Rg4+ Bg7 30.Qf6 Ng5 31.QxQ
Aug-20-21  Walter Glattke: 26.-Rxe5 27.Bxf7+ Kxf7!? 28.Nd6++ Kg7 29.Qf7+ Kh8 30.Nxc8 Bxc8 31.Rd8
Aug-20-21  johnnydeep: Nothing more fun than a game that ends in a nice king hunt!
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  chrisowen: Eg on examine no week vigilant no x
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  Jimfromprovidence: There is a nice threat after the text 28 ...Qd8, namely 29 f4!, below, seeing 30 Qf7#

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I think it's winning as well!?

Aug-20-21  Brenin: <Jimfromprovidence>: An entertaining line after your 29 f4 is 29 ... Re7 30 Qg4+ Kd5 31 Nc2 Kc6 32 Nb4+ Kb6 33 Nd5+ Kc6 34 Nxe7+ Qxe7 35 Nxc8 Bxc8 36 Qxc8+ with an easy win for White.
Aug-20-21  Stanco: I gave it only few seconds and thought it must be 25.e6, with the same idea of cutting the black queen off the the action, but Rd6 is better hundredfold for that purpose! It turned out that 25.e6 Re6 26.Be6 is only about equal...

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