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Mihail-Cosmin Pit-Rada vs George-Catalin Ardelean
TCh-ROU Superliga (2017), Baile Govora ROU, rd 4, Nov-14
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. King's Knight (A13)  ·  0-1



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Oct-25-19  Delboy: With three white pieces effectively out of play, the 19. ... Bxg3 sacrifice was always going to create major problems. What if white took the knight instead? 20. Qxd3 Qh3 21. Rf2 (21. hxg3 Qxg3+ 22. Kh1 Re6 is deadly) Bxf2+ 22. Kxf2 Qh2+ 23. Kf1 Re6 and white can do very little to stop Rfe8, Rg6, etc. Moving the queen allows an immediate Re2
Mar-05-20  stacase: 19...Bxg3 The very first thing you see when looking at this one. 21.Rf2 was unexpected.
Mar-05-20  jith1207: This puzzle is solved by Brute Force, not any savvy tactics from that position. To get to that position though, that's Chess.

If White didn't play 21.Rf2, and takes the Knight out, for example

21. Qxd3 Qxg3+ 22. Kh1 Re6 and there seems to be no way to stop the onslaught. Black just seems to have taken lot of its pieces out of their King's way.

Mar-05-20  Walter Glattke: Black threatens Qh3 Qxd3 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ Kh1 Re6-h6 mating, 18.Na3 Nd3 19.Qc2 allows this. Therefore also possible 19.-Qh3 20.Qxd3 Bxg3 21.Rf2 (21.hxg3? Qxg3+ 22.Kh1 Re6) Bxf2+ 22.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 23.Kf1 Re6 24.Re1 Rg6 25.Qxg6 fxg6 mating 19.-Bxg3 20.Kg2 Ne1+ 21.Raxe1 Bxe1 22.Rxe1 Rxe1 decisive material for black.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Saw the text move and 19...Qh3, which seems to transpose into <Delboy's> 20.Qxd3,Bxg3. If 20.f4,Re2.

White committed a subtle error with 6.Bb2; 6.Bg2 is better. If Black plays ...d5-d4 before White moves the Bc1, the resource e3xd4,c5xd4; d2-d3 intending Bc1-g5 becomes available. Upset a master with that plan way back when.

Mar-05-20  saturn2: I looked at 19...Bxg3 

20. hxg3 Qh3 21. Qxd3 Qxg3+ 22. Kh1 Re6

20. Qxd3 Qh3 21. Rf2 Bxf2+ 22. Kxf2 Qxh2+ 23. Kf- 1 Re6 

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  agb2002: White threatens Qxd3.

Black has Re2, Nxb2, Qh3 and Bxg3.

In the case of 19... Qh3 20.Qxd3 (due to Re2) 20... Bxg3:

A) 21.hxg3 Qxg3+ 22.Kh1 Re5 and mate soon.

B) 21.Rf2 Bxf2+ 22.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 23.Kf1 Qh1+ 24.Kf2 Qh4+

B.1) 25.Kf1 Re6

B.1.a) 26.Rd1 Rfe8 27.Qb1 Re2 wins.

B.1.b) 26.Nc2 Rfe8 and White looks defenseless against 27... Qh1+ 28.Kf2 Qh2+ 29.Kf1 Re2.

B.2) 25.Kg1 Re6 with the double threat Rfe8 and Rg6.

B.3) 25.Kg2 Re6

B.3.a) 26.Rh1 Qg5+ (26... Rg6+ 27.Qxg6) 27.Kf2 Rg6 (stops Qxh7# and threatens Qg2+) 28.Rf1 (28.Re1 Qg2#) 28... Re8 wins.

B.3.b) 26.Rg1 Rfe8 wins.

B.3.c) 26.Rf1 Rg6+ wins.

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  agb2002: After 23.Kf1 in my line B, 23... Re5 is stronger (24.Re1 Qh1+ wins).
Mar-05-20  thegoodanarchist: Sort of got it solved. I just didn't realize how powerful ...Qh3 was going to be.
Mar-05-20  cormier: 19... Bg3 20. hg3 Qh3 and if 21.QxNd3, ain't it a draw ?
Mar-05-20  cormier: oh 21...Qxg3+ 22.Kh1 Re6 --> ...Rh6#

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