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Sergey Karjakin vs Dmitry Frolyanov
Aeroflot Open (Rapid Final) (2013) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Feb-16
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1-0



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  FSR: 34.Rxh6+ Bxh6 35.Qe5+ Bg7 36.Qh2+ forces mate.
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  FSR: Dang - <Phony Benoni>'s queen check mates a move faster than mine.
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  steinitzfan: Easier than yesterday.
Mar-21-18  ChessHigherCat: Took me a while but Qg6 threatening Rxh6 Bxh6 Qxh6 Bh7 Qxh7#. Black's only defense is Qf6 but Rxh6! Bxh6 Qxf6#
Mar-21-18  Altairvega: 1. Rxh6+ Bxh6 2. Qe5+ Bg7 3. Qh5+ Bh7 4. Qxh7 + mate
Mar-21-18  ChessHigherCat: Damn, I overlooked the defense Qf8! My excuse is that I didn't want to find a win for Karjakin :-)
Mar-21-18  pdxjjb: Yeah, if I found something like this over the board, my bucket list would go empty.
Mar-21-18  ChessHigherCat: Damn, I overlooked the defense Qf8! My excuse is that I didn't want to find a win for Karjakin :-)

Also I meant Qg6 Qf6 Rxh6 Bxh6 Qxf6+ Bg7 Qh4+ Bh6 Qxh6+ Bh7 Qxh7#, but it still doesn't work because Black plays Qf8 instead of Qf6 (this all came to me as I was falling asleep so I had to come back and repent to Caissana or whatever her name is)

Mar-21-18  Cheapo by the Dozen: I went with 34 Qg6, which leads to Zugschwang after 34 ... Qf8. Unfortunately, defenses like 34 ... Qd7 don't have the same flaw.
Mar-21-18  Mayankk: Found it. A pretty puzzle. Once you see that Black king doesn’t really have any squares to escape, rest is just geometry.

3/3 for the week. But it only gets harder...

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  agb2002: White has a rook for a bishop.

White can deliver mate in six with 34.Rxh6+ Bxh6 (34... Bh7 35.Qxh7#) 35.Qe5+:

A) 35... Bg7 36.Qh5+ Bh6 37.Qxh6+ Bh7 38.Qxh8#.

B) 35... Qf6 36.Qxf6+ Bg7 37.Qh4+ Bh6 38.Qxh6 Bh7 39.Qxh7#.

Mar-21-18  leRevenant: I love Mondays; oh, it's already Wednesday.
Mar-21-18  eblunt: 34 Qxc6 wins fairly comfortably as far as I can see as well
Mar-21-18  Geronimo: Fun little puzzle, but a bit easy for a Wednesday.
Mar-21-18  saturn2: After Qxc6 I would win it against Carlson.
Mar-21-18  malt: Nice puzzle 34.R:h6+ B:h6 35.Qe5+ Bg7
(35...Qf6 36.Q:f6+ Bg7 37.Qh4+ Bh6 38.Q:h6+ Bh7 39.Q:h7# )

36.Qh5+ Bh6 37.Q:h6+ Bh7 38.Q:h7#

Mar-21-18  thegoodanarchist: I got it. Just do a rook sac and a little zig-zag with queeny, and it's mate!
Mar-21-18  Pchief: 34.Qxc6 Qd4 and you should sac your R anyway
Mar-21-18  eblunt: < Pchief > 34 Qxc6 Qd4 ? 35 Rxh6+ and mate in 2

Kd4 is bad, but after 34 Qxc6 there isn't really any good move I can see for black that doesn't lead to swapping the heavy pieces and leaving White with a 4-2 pawn advantage on the Q side for a straightforward march up the board.

That's why don't like this puzzle - white's winning easily already.

Mar-21-18  jinkinson: I got it pretty quick for a Wed.
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  Once: I sometimes think that the bishop pair are (is?) over-rated.

Sure, they are sometimes good when you are attacking. They're good sacrifice fodder. They look pretty cool and symmetrical. They've got arguably the best hats in the game. Unless we count crowns as hats, which I don't think we should.

But bishops aren't so good at defence. They can't do that bromance thing that rooks do by protecting each other. They're not all that good at defending ranks and files.

In today's POTD, the dark squared black bishop has to defend h6, then the long a1-h8 diagonal, then the h file. And it's all a bit too much.

Fun little position. Enjoyed that.

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  PawnSac: < Once: I sometimes think that the bishop pair are (is?) over-rated. >

IS .. it's one pair (singular)

pair is // pairs are

Mar-21-18  Grandma Sturleigh: 34. Qg6 does win eventually. For example:

34...Qf8 35. c5 a4 36. b3 a3 37. c3 bxc3 38. Bc2 (zugzwang) Qe7 39. Rxh6+ Bxh6 40. Qxh6+ Bh7 41. Qxh7+ Qxh7 42. Bxh7 Kxh7 43. Kc2 etc.

That's obviously not a Wednesday solution, so I looked again and found 34. Rxh6+.

Mar-21-18  olinart: I think white is won at move 25. Black cannot protect against all the threats that open up.
Mar-21-18  patzer2: Instead of 12...Qa5 13. Qe2 ±, Black has had better results according to our with 12...Be6 as in the draw in Karjakin vs Mamedyarov, 2011.
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