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Manuel Perez Candelario vs Saleh Salman
Istanbul Olympiad (2012), Istanbul TUR, rd 4, Aug-31
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0



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Feb-04-13  snakebyt: QxB and Rooks batter down the palace doors to mate.
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  chrisowen: Headings above the ramparts linger in banded cock the hammer 30.qxh7+ absorbance units vindicate rook to cook 30...Rxh7 31.Rxh7: line little feint for thod in heft along queen sac it seem like for together in xray it doubles in dig for erstwhile go build in feed cemented alive in every it is bridge in betcha again tease for a 31...qd7 dutiful fort barrack honour in ailing forage off re hustle another bind man in 32.rh8+ king has only it square g7 look you in seem for basket case the long haul for rook having ar golly it statue in cart for home it straight hinghy it you in rope again blind aint shore up ride a maned couple lion in a 1h 5h and queenh7 for now thin picking g8 in its quad including f5 oh in see hob aint it he in just bading fever blow it doing at chest queen rifle i h7 first it said rook in h7#.
Feb-04-13  mistreaver: <morfishine>
Thank you very much. :)
Feb-04-13  MountainMatt: 30. Qxh7+ is like a George Foreman punch - pure knockout power, sans finesse. Mate will come unavoidably - indeed, it's strange that black bothered to play 31...Qd7, an obviously futile attempt at opening an escape square. But I guess you can't blame him for trying.
Feb-04-13  LIFE Master AJ: I would say 30.QxB/h7+!, RxQ/h7; 31.Rxr/h7, (" ") and it appears that Black is helpless to stop 32.Rh8+ and 33.R/h1-h7#.

Can this be? (Isn't this a little too sophisticated for a Monday?)

Feb-04-13  LIFE Master AJ: BTW - a lot of people have not been able to see the games lately. Downloading the latest JAVA patch or switching the viewer can help ...
Feb-04-13  IndigoViolet: I downloaded the latest version of Java but I had a problem with using it with my Firefox browser. Then I found this page:

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  kevin86: A little deeper than usual for a Monday,but after ♕xh7+,the rooks will mate on h7 and h8 and there is no escape.
Feb-04-13  Marmot PFL: I switched to the non-java viewer (pgn4web) as firefox keeps killing my java. A bonus is I can play over the game without seeing the move list if I need more clues to solve the problem (today that was not necessary).
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  Phony Benoni: The "my king likes to go for a walk" quote is usually attributed to Steinitz, referring to his infamous gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exd4 4.d4 Qh4+ 5.Ke2. I can't seem to find a source offhand, however.

If Steinitz didn't say it, than Nimzowitsch probably did. This is true of most chess quotes.

As for <28...Qf8>:

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Looks to me like simply 29.Qxf6 is crushing; what is Black to do about 30.Rg5+? Black can't interpose on g6 since the f-pawn is pinned, which explains why he probably chose 28...d5.

Nor does <29..Qf8> seem to improve:

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30.Qxf6 Qg7 (not like there's anything better) 31.Rg5 Bg6 32.Rxg6 fxg6 33.Qe6+ Kf8 (33...Qf7 34.Rxh8+ Kg7 35.Rh7+) 34.f6, when Black's game is crumbling. And White doesn't even have to get fancy.

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  FSR: Easy, but a little harder than the normal Monday IMO. 30.Qxh7+! Rxh7 31.Rxh7 - GOOT!
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni: Since it is Monday, I don't think anyone will fall for 30.Rg5+ fxg5 31.f6. Especially since it looks like 31...Qf8 holds (32.Qg5+ Bg6).>

That was the first line I looked at, but no, I didn't fall for it.

Feb-04-13  stst: The Black Monarch is completely imprisoned, and White got enough power for sac: 30.Qxh7+ Rxh7
31.Rxh7 any legal move
Feb-04-13  stst: <<Not as easy as normal monday - in many situations the king could crawl away with the "free" move.>>

Just the opposite, this is easier than any other Monday's... Black K is doomed - no escape!!

Feb-04-13  morfishine: <mistreaver> NP, you can find the archive of puzzles here: click on 'about our puzzles' Daily Puzzle F.A.Q. below the daily puzzle then click on 'The Tactics Archive' Tactics Archive at the bottom of the description
Feb-04-13  solskytz: Right - ...Qf8 wouldn't work. I didn't consider the capture on f6
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  scormus: <morfishine> thanks, I have it. Yes, I see how you can play the position :)
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  beenthere240: Not the most elegant of combinations.
Feb-04-13  MiCrooks: 28 ... Qf8 29. Qxf6 is pretty crushing as d5 Rf5+ Bg6 fxg6! leads to mate. So d5 was Black's best move in the situation. The big mistake was 29...Rd8 leading to mate. Qd8 would allow Black to play a hopeless ending a piece down while Qf8 could lead to a similar ending if White goes ahead and takes the Bishop outright with Qxh7+ or an even better position after Qxf6 again...though here interstingly enough with the Rook on h1 it doesn't appear to lead to a quick mate.
Feb-04-13  Patriot: 30.Qxh7+ Rxh7 31.Rxh7 and I see no way to prevent mate.
Feb-04-13  morfishine: <scormus> I really like this PGN editor since you can upload either FEN or PGN; and when you want to vary, just use the delete button from the move you want to start at (again)

*NOTE: If you want to upload PGN from an entirely new game, its best to start with a fresh screen, so don't use the 'back' then 'delete' function: it won't take...Thats why I copied the URL to my profile so I can always have a fresh screen available

Feb-04-13  LIFE Master AJ: Again - did anyone find this a tad advanced ... as compared to the normal Monday problem?
Feb-04-13  Patriot: <LMAJ> Yes it's a little more advanced for the usual Monday. I had to look around just to make sure black didn't have a counter-strike or a way out somehow. Usually on Monday's I see the forced win instantly and without a doubt. I probably looked at this 1-2 minutes before I was certain.
Feb-04-13  jovack: Maybe black forgot to turn on his danger sensors....

So many red flags before the final blow.

Feb-04-13  LIFE Master AJ: <Patriot> As usual, thanks for the excellent feedback ... I was beginning to think maybe it was just me.
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