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Bedri Sadiku vs Stef Soors
European Team Championship (2015), Reykjavik ISL, rd 3, Nov-15
Polish Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1

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Oct-23-19  restless: #patzer2: You probably mean "White's decisive mistake".

I agree with that, but after 30.Be4 there is 30....Rd8, which is very tricky to answer and leads to interesting complications.

Oct-26-19
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  al wazir: Looks familiar.
Oct-26-19  sfm: <al wazir: Looks familiar.>

LOL! Made my day.

Oct-26-19  patzer2: : <restless> Thanks for the correction. I did intend to say 30. Qxb5? was White's decisive mistake. After 30. Be4 Rd8, my best guess is 31. Rfd1 = which appears to hold it level.
Oct-26-19
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  drollere: never seen this puzzle before.
Oct-26-19  DonChalce: literally solved it a week ago.
Oct-26-19  Walter Glattke: Recycled
Oct-26-19  AlicesKnight: Didn't see it last time, but saw as for <al wazir> on the 19th.
Oct-26-19  trnbg: Déjà vu
Oct-26-19
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  agb2002: Level 3.5: 20.?
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953


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Oct-26-19
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  OhioChessFan: Deja blew it.
Oct-26-19  Prosperus: If you should repeat, why don´t you put old tasks from 10 or 15 years ago?
Oct-26-19
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  Bishoprick: HorsePlay: Lost but now found. Last post a decade ago. Does this work for black.
35...Be3+ 36. Rf2 Qg3+ 37. Kh1 Qh4+
38. Kg1 Qxf2+
39. Kh1 Qh4+
40. Kg2 Qg3+
41. Kh1
Qh3#.
Mate??
Or am I still lost?

You are absolutely right. The Rook can't go anywhere, because it is pinned. Had a feeling this "puzzle" was lame.

Oct-26-19
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  whiteshark: <Prosp> I would think it would be easier to find the puzzle from last week than the one from 10 years ago.
Oct-26-19  mel gibson: A repeat.
What's going on?
Oct-26-19  catlover: As Yogi Berra used to say, "It's deja vu all over again."
Oct-26-19  Anjeneyar: Bishoprick,
Your solution does not work due to:
35. .... Be3+
36. Rf2. Qg3+
37. Kh1. Qh4+
38. Rh2!! The rook is no longer pinned!

The game continuation is best (though black took more moves and time to think.

Harry

Oct-26-19  sfm: <catlover: As Yogi Berra used to say, "It's deja vu all over again.">

It might even be reappearing sets of copies of repetitive deja vues, each of these having multiple instances, and then all of that coming back again and again?

Oct-26-19  poachedeggs: As soon as we saw the set up we recognized it as a puzzle from a just a few days ago.

What's up with chessgames?

Oct-26-19
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  pittpanther: Well, I was traveling last weekend and did not do the Saturday puzzle, so this was new for me. Nice puzzle. But for those that were doing puzzles last weekend seems like a pretty fast repeat! CG, if there is not time to find a new one, perhaps the default could be to use one from 5+ years ago. That would still be easy to do but would reduce the "deja vu" effect.
Oct-26-19  Ron game: I finally got two in a row.
Oct-26-19
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  Diademas: Much easier than last Saturday's.
Oct-26-19  Carrots and Pizza: I saw all the way to 37...Be3 and would have gone for it in a tournament game. Do I get full credit?
Oct-26-19  sfm: <Carrots and Pizza: I saw all the way to 37...Be3 and would have gone for it in a tournament game. Do I get full credit?>

Finding the right first move gives full credit, as long as you do not fall for the temptation to back it up with analysis.

“Give your decisions, never your reasons.Your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong."

James Mansfield

Oct-26-19
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  perfidious: <catlover>, we have had many such 'deja vus all over again' here at cg.
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