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Anna-Maja Kazarian vs Elizabete Limanovska
European Championship (Women) (2017), Riga, Latvia, rd 2, Apr-12
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation (B84)  ·  1-0



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Sep-13-17  stst: It's an intimate body-massage, or, a zig-zag "Wing-Chuan":

32.QxP+ KxQ
33.Rh3+ Kg6
34.Rh6+ Kg5
35.h4+ Kg4
36.Ne3+ Kg3

The monarch is forced, one step per move, until stopped by all nails around him.

Sep-13-17  saturn2: After Qh7 the king is chased to death.
Sep-13-17  jith1207: Wednesday = Monday + Tuesday.
Sep-13-17  AlicesKnight: 32.Qxh7+ leads to a forced one-way mate (.... Kxh7; 33.Rh3+ Kg6; 35.Rh6+ etc). Not uncommon;

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shows a very similar pattern by Spielmann (v. our friend NN in 1913)

Sep-13-17  latebishop: I believe these kind of mates used to be called corkscrew mates which I think is apt.
Sep-13-17  groog: Seems more like a Tuesday puzzle.
Sep-13-17  leRevenant: <stst:
The monarch is forced, one step per move, until stopped by all nails around him.>
... out of breath n coffin his lungs out.
Sep-13-17  malt: < ChessHigerCat Queen sac Wednesday >

32.Q:h7+ K:h7 33.Rh3+ Kg6 34.Rh6+ Kg5
35.h4+ Kg4 "Come into my parlour"
36.Ne3+ Kg3 37.Rf3#

Sep-13-17  ozmikey: These "single-line" puzzles are usually fairly straightforward.
Sep-13-17  diagonalley: easy (practically plays itself!) ... but very pleasing
Sep-13-17  morfishine: <32.Qxh7+> starts the march of death


Sep-13-17  ndg2: Dead man walking, starting with 32.Qxh7+
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  gawain: I love <ndg2>'s comment: <Dead man walking.> Perfect.

Too bad Black, having played along so far, did not gallantly play just one more move to allow the mate to appear on the board.

Sep-13-17  alphee: Those queen sacrifices are always very nice ....
Sep-13-17  ChatGrognon: Can Black avoid checkmate after Rh3?
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  kevin86: mate comes next move.
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  kevin86: a queen sac sets it off.
Sep-13-17  stacase: Black's King was frog walked h7, g6, g5, g4, <mate>
Sep-13-17  Walter Glattke: White also wins with 32.Rh3 Rg7
(or 32.-Rxg2+ / 32.-Qxf5) 33.Nxg7 Kxg7
34.Qh6+ Kg8 35.Rg3+ Qg4 36.Rxg4+ Kh8
37.Qg7# mate in move 37, too.
Sep-13-17  DarthStapler: Got it
Sep-13-17  Sally Simpson:

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Fairly straight forward. Black's last move was 31....Nb6-d7 desperately trying to get the Knight to f8.

I took the easy way. (the lazy way) I did the first 4 moves in my head, switched to the actual game, played it out my obvious chosen moves, got to here.

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And you see right away 36...Ne3 + and MNM.

OTB of course you have to work it all out, but there have been times in the past when OTB I have gone for such a position as I did above, knowing 'there must be mate - I'll dig it out when I get there.' usually I was right and I did.

Sep-13-17  ruzon: <Walter Glattke: White also wins with 32.Rh3 Rg7...>

32.Rh3 Nf8.

I only saw that 32.Qxh7+ Kxh7 33.Rh3+ Kg6 34.R2f3? Qxf5! 35.exf5+ Kg7 and Black escapes with a Knight for a pawn. No points for me.

Sep-13-17  mqhelisi: 36.Ne3 Hashtag..... saw it quick this time
Sep-13-17  Pedro Fernandez: Nice puzzle as it is authentic!
Sep-19-17  LivBlockade: The game Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 had a nearly identical finish.
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