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Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs David Astasio Lopez
Spanish Championship (2013), Linares ESP, rd 6, Sep-03
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1-0



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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Is this one of those easy Sunday puzzles that occasionally get thrown in to keep patzers like me from getting discouraged, or did a Monday puzzle get posted by mistake?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After flubbing Tuesday-Friday and solving Saturday, Sunday proved the easiest puzzle of the week for me. White gets too many pieces for the Q.
Feb-06-22  Knightmare07: Was this really a 4-star puzzle tho?
Feb-06-22  mel gibson: Hi guys - I think the puzzle writer felt
sorry for people like me who failed to find
so many of the solutions during the week
and so put in an easy puzzle on Sunday - LOL.

I did feel like Einstein for about 5 seconds. LOL

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  scormus: Why is it that on the rare occasions I get a Sunday puzzle, everybody else says how easy it is?
Feb-06-22  DarthStapler: First time that I saw the solution to a Sunday puzzle instantly.
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  agb2002: The pawn on b6 is defenseless but 17.Qxb6 Qxb6 18.Bxb6 Rb8 recovers the pawn.

The rook on g8 is also defenseless and after 17.Qg7 Rxg7 18.hxg7 f5 (or 18... 0-0-0) 19.g8=Q Bf6 Black must keep the new white queen trapped. However, after 20.0-0 White threatens exf5 opening the trap.

Feb-06-22  saturn2: 17. Qg7 wins a rook

17....Rxg7 18.hxg7 followed by g8Q

or otherwise 18.Qxg8

Feb-06-22  saturn2: Against black's trapping move Bf6 white can also answer g4 and then g5
Feb-06-22  Ariogermano: 17. Nd5
Feb-06-22  Stanco: lol took me 5 seconds!!
Rxg7? hxg7 and h8Q promotes inevitably...
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  Teyss: Beginning of the week-ish is you just spot 17.Qg7, mid-week-ish if you figure it out all the way to the R+B+N+2P vs Q endgame.

For info 10.Be3 is the only game in the database so they were outside of standard quite quickly.

Black should have tried 16...f6 instead of Rg8? despite the resulting weak Pawn wall (SF +1.6 at 26 ply).
A move earlier he could have tried 15...Qxc6 instead of Bxc6 because if still 16.Qd4, Qc5! e.g. 17.Qxh8?! Qxe3+ 18.Ne2 Rc8 with compensations for the exchange (SF 0.0 at 39 ply).

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Feb-06-22  1stboard: Qg7 is just nasty isn't it ......

What is impressive is all the damage then white does with R + B + B afterwards ( against Q+R ) in which black's Q has almost no value and still has a R on a1 in reserve doing nothing yet and two paws ready to = Q times 2 .

Resignation for black was appropriate.

Feb-06-22  johnnydeep: Well, the first two (white) moves were glaringly obvious. After that of course, I got lost.
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  whiteshark: Well, it is a Sunday puzzle. Therefore, one should expect it to go deeper than just <17.Qg7>. After <18...Bf6> the white ♕ is trapped.

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Capturing her is not possible, I thought. Freeing her with an early f4-f5 should therefore win. The motif <19...g5> followed by <20...Ng6> completely escaped me.

And again something learned.

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  saffuna: How did black get into such a terrible position with the knight on f8 and the pawn on g6? At a glance it looks like 7...Nge7 and 8...Ng6 are the culprits.
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  perfidious: <saffuna>, very often in these lines Black will play ..Nge7 rather than.....Nf6, as Taimanov often did, an idea being ....Nxd4 followed by....Nc6.
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  saffuna: Well, in this case the knight on g6 just presented an inviting target for the white h-pawn.
Feb-06-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: Gooood! This time I found everything... I didn't need to repeat!!! I'm very happy!
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  Jimfromprovidence: I was wondering why white castles king side on move 19?

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Does that mean that he anticipated the sequence from that move until 23 Rxf6, below?

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Feb-06-22  Whitehat1963: Way beyond my abilities.
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  OhioChessFan: I'm with <White hat>.
Feb-06-22  Brenin: <Jimfromprovidence>: I think White did indeed anticipate 23 Rxf6 when playing 19 0-0 rather than 19 0-0-0 (my earlier preference): 19 Rxf6 hits Black's e- and g-pawns, whereas after 19 gxf6 the passed f-pawn can be blocked by 19 ... Qf7. Also castling K-side rather than Q-side avoids any later Black counter-attack by b5, b4 and Ba4. It seems to me that White has a big advantage whichever side he castles, but K-side is slightly stronger.
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  chrisowen: Out over
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