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Alexander Moiseenko vs Shanglei Lu
World Rapid Championship (2014) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 8, Jun-17
Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80)  ·  1-0



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Jul-01-14  notyetagm: A Moiseenko vs Lu Shanglei, 2014

Wow, no comments on this??

Jul-01-14  Shams: Fantastic miniature. It's mate in 4 if Black takes the Queen.
Aug-16-14  sorokahdeen: Comments on this? How about, "Dang!"
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  fredthebear: Doesn't 13.h5 mate quicker or force Black to give away material to the light squared bishop? Now I see 13.Nd5 is played to prevent Black from playing 13...Qe5 to exchange queens as 14.Nxf6+ (robbing the pin) is decisive.
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  fredthebear: If the queen offer is accepted, it's a pawn mate: 11...KxQh5 12.Bf7+ Kg4 13. Ne2 f4 14.f3+ Kf5 15.e4#
Jul-04-21  Brenin: <fredthebear>: After 10 Nxg6 Kxg6 11 Qxh5+ Kxh5 12 Bf7+ Kg4, White can also deliver mate with 13 f3+ Kg3 14 Kf1, followed by 15 Ne2 or 15 Rh3.

Earlier, can Black simply decline the N sac with 10 ... Rh7, e.g. 11 Qxh5 Bxe3 ?

Jul-04-21  Granny O Doul: @Brenin: Black looks pretty crushed after 10...Rh7 11. Rh3.
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  FSR: What a shot!!
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  saffuna: Reminds me a little of Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Pretty easy for Sunday, but 4/7 for the week. Looking at the database, 2.Bg5 has done extremely well v. the Dutch. Black already seems in trouble as early as move 5.
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  drollere: this is the weirdest chess position i have seen in a long while. i started with 10. Nxg6 Kxg6 but completely missed the shot 11. Qxh5 -- i preconceived the attack must come from the front, and missed the back door trapping move Bf7.
Jul-04-21  Walter Glattke: A)10.Nxh5+ gxh5 11.Qxh5 Qf8 12.Qxf5 +-
B) 12.Rh3 Bg5 13.Qf3 Rxh4 14.Rxh4 Bxh4 15.Qxf5 Nc6 16.0-0-0 +- C) 10.Nxg6 Kxg6 11.Qxh5+! Kxh5 12.Bf7+ Kg4 13.f3+ Kg3 14.Kf1 Bxe3 or f4 15.Rh3# D) 11.-Kh7 11.Bf7 Rg8 12.Qxf5+ Kg7 13.Qg6+ Qxg8+ ++- E) 15.-Qe8 in the Match, Rf8 is a blunder 16.Nxf6+ Bxf6 17.Qxf5+ Qg6 +-
Jul-04-21  mel gibson: I wasn't sure.

Stockfish 13 says:

10. Nxg6

(10. Nxg6
(♘f4xg6 d7-d5 ♗c4xd5 ♖h8-h7 ♕d1-f3
c7-c6 ♗d5-b3 ♕d8-e8 ♘g6-f4 ♗h6xf4 ♕f3xf4 ♘b8-d7 O-O-O ♘d7-f8 d4-d5 ♘f8-g6 ♕f4-g3 ♗c8-d7 d5xc6 ♗d7xc6 ♘c3-e2 ♔g7-h6 ♖d1-d6 ♕e8-e5 ♖d6-e6 ♕e5xg3 ♘e2xg3 ♖h7-d7 ♖e6xf6 ♖a8-f8 ♘g3xf5+ ♔h6-h7 ♖f6xf8 ♘g6xf8 c2-c3 ♘f8-g6 f2-f4 ♔h7-h8 ♖h1-g1 ♘g6-e7 ♘f5-g3 ♖d7-d8 ♘g3xh5 ♗c6-e8 g2-g4 ♗e8xh5 g4xh5 ♔h8-h7 e3-e4 a7-a6 e4-e5) +7.17/46 1713)

score for White +7.17 depth 46.

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  Dionysius1: It's those quiet moves in the middle of an attack where win or lose is balanced on a knife edge that get me. Like <fredthebear>'s 13. ♘e2. Planning a ♕ sacrifice and incorporating a quiet move must take cojones.
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  agb2002: White has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair.

White can further weaken the light squares around the black king with 10.Nxg6:

A) 10... Kxg6 11.Qxh5+

A.1) 11... Kxh5 12.Bf7+ Kg4 13.f3+ Kg3 14.Kf1 Bxe3 15.Ne2#.

A.2) 11... Kg7 12.Qf7#.

A.3) 11... Kh7 12.Rh3

A.3.a) 12... d6 13.Rg3 Qe8 14.Bf7 wins.

A.3.b) 12... d5 13.Rg3

A.3.b.i) 13... Qe8 14.Nxd5 Nd7 (14... Qxh5 15.Nxf6#) 15.Qxf5+ Qg6 16.Qxg6#.

A.3.b.ii) 13... Rg8 14.Qf7+

A.3.b.ii.1) 14... Rg7 15.Rxg7+ Bxg7 16.Nxd5 with the double threat Nxc7 and Ne7. For example, 16... Nd7 17.Ne7 Qf8 18.Qg6+ Kh8 19.Nh5+ Bh6 20.Ng6+ Kh7 21.Nxf8+ wins.

A.3.b.ii.2) 14... Bg7 15.Qg6+ Kh8 16.Qh5+ Bh6 17.Qxh6#.

A.3.b.ii.3) 14... Kh8 15.Nxd5 Rxg3 (due to 16.Rxg8+ Qxg8 17.Qxg8+ Kxg8 18.Nxc7+) 16.fxg3 looks similar to A.3.b.ii.1.

A.3.c) 12... Qe8 13.Bf7 wins.

A.3.d) 12... Rg8 13.Bxg8+ Qxg8 (13... Kxg8 14.Qxh6 wins decisive material) 14.Rg3 Qf8 15.Qg6+ Kh8 16.Nd5, with the double threat Nxf6 and Nxc7 is winning.

B) 10... Re8 11.Qxh5 wins two pawns at least.

C) 10... Rh7 11.Nf4 Bxf4 12.exf4 wins a pawn at least.

Jul-04-21  Whitehat1963: Crushing! So many ways to finish!
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  chrisowen: Hacks keys hand Nxg6 hobble achtung baby munch a hung roger it?s inane keys i hacks keys hand java pavilion vand danish bacon cuffs muffles wibble quirky grey toggle keys gutted it?s o!

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Jul-04-21  johnnydeep: For a guy who as often as not fails to solve Tuesday puzzles, I actually "saw" the knight sac, and attempted queen sac, but I thought the black king would take the tempting queen bait and so be lured deep into enemy territory where mate would be assured. So, I give myself a half point for "almost" solving this one.
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  chrisowen: Have a heart
Hovered it in up no?
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  chrisowen: I mean hoovered x
Jul-04-21  Muttley101: <<johnnydeep>: For a guy who as often as not fails to solve Tuesday puzzles, I actually "saw" the knight sac, and attempted queen sac, but I thought the black king would take the tempting queen bait and so be lured deep into enemy territory where mate would be assured. So, I give myself a half point for "almost" solving this one.>

Well done- spotting the moves and the ideas that make them work is half the battle. Not solving everything first time is fine- you'll see more next time you try this one if you looked up the solution, and thought about what you could also have seen, and also start seeing the same and similar ideas if you keep practicing :D

Jul-04-21  Scuvy: Botvinnik always entered the Dutch with ...e6, precluding the Staunton Gambit and other nasty sidelines such as this one. Of course, you need to be willing to play the French if White plays 2 e4. But you can always try for a Sicilian after 1d4 e6 2 e4 with ...c5. Except then White could play 3 d5! trying for a Benoni. Chess openings can be very transpositional.
Jul-04-21  Brenin: <Granny O Doul: @Brenin: Black looks pretty crushed after 10...Rh7 11. Rh3.> After 11 ... Kxg6 12 Rg3+ Bg5 13 hxg5 fxg5, material is equal and White has a clear lead in development, but is his position crushing? At least, Black's position looks better than that in the game continuation.
Jul-05-21  TheBish: <Scuvy: Botvinnik always entered the Dutch with ...e6, precluding the Staunton Gambit and other nasty sidelines such as this one. Of course, you need to be willing to play the French if White plays 2 e4.>

Same with Tal, who didn't mind the French, and often played it (unlike Fischer) against 1. e4. I don't play the French, and rarely have played the Dutch, but would welcome 2. c4 against it. I think that's a little too tame! I'm not a 1. d4 player either, so never face the Dutch as White (except in the rare blitz game), but I think 2. Bg5 is one of the stronger lines against it (as <An Englishman> noted), as well as 2. Nc3 and 2. e4, the Staunton Gambit.

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