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Abhimanyu Puranik vs Sanan Sjugirov
Aeroflot Open (2020), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Feb-23
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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  An Englishman: Good Evening: After 29.Kxf1,Bh3+; 30.Kg1,Nd4; 31.Qxc3,Ne2+; 32.Kh1,Bg2X. Or 31.Qd1,Ne2+; 32.Qxe2,fxe2. 21...Nc4 starts the attack, and if the silicon monsters verify, a brilliant one.
Feb-24-20  luzhin: 28.h4 (instead of 28.Qb3?) would have been good for a draw, alas, after Black missed the wonderful 25...Nd4! which would have been decisive. Fortunately he got a second chance.
Feb-24-22  Brenin: 28 ... Rxf1+ 29 Kxf1 Bh3+ 30 Kg1 Nd4 31 Qd1 (or Qa2) Ne2+ 32 Qxe2 (32 Kh1 Bg2 mate) fxe2 and 33 ... e1=Q mate.
Feb-24-22  Cheapo by the Dozen: Black can't really use the rook to finish the attack, as White's queen can keep harassing it.

But if the rook is sacrificed, the only other piece Black can realistically attack g1 with is the knight.

The puzzle is very easy after one takes the analysis that far.

Feb-24-22  Brenin: As <luzhin> pointed out, Black missed 25 ... Nd4, and also 25 ... Bxc3, both leading to a win, whereas 25 ... Rd3 26 Rxd1 Rxd1+ 27 Bf1 Bxc3 28 h4, creating an escape square h2, should have resulted in a draw after 28 ... Nd4 29 Nf6+ Kg7 (29 ... Kf8 or Kh8 30 c6) 30 Ne8+ Kg8 (30 ... Kh6 31 c6 Ne2+ 32 Kh2 Rxf1 33 Qf8+ Kh5 34 Qc5+ with advantage to White).
Feb-24-22  drollere: i had 28...Rxf1+, 29. Kxf1 Bh3+, 30. Kg1 Nd4, 31. Qd1 Ne2+, 32. Qxe2 fxe2, 33. Nd6 e1=Q#
Feb-24-22  mel gibson: An easy one today.

Stockfish 14 says mate in 7:

28... Rxf1+

(28. .. Rxf1+ (♖d1xf1+ ♔g1xf1 ♗e6-h3+
♔f1-g1 ♘c6-d4 ♕b3-d1 ♘d4-e2+ ♕d1xe2 f3xe2 ♘e8-f6+ ♔g8-h8 ♘f6-d5 e2-e1♕+) +M7/164 55)

Feb-24-22  agb2002: Black has a rook and a bishop for the queen and a pawn.

White threatens Qxd1 and Qxc3.

Black can attack the white king with the pieces: 28... Rxf1+ 29.Kxf1 Bh3+ 30.Kg1 Nd4:

A) 31.Qxc3 Ne2+ 32.Kh1 Bg2#.

B) 31.Qd1 Ne2+ 32.Qxe2 fxe2 and mate in two.

C) 31.Nf6+ Kh8 only delays the defeat.

Feb-24-22  Caissas Clown: Ahh , yes , 25..Nd4 ! I chose 28..Nd4 ?? , which is great if White plays Qxc3 , but I overlooked Qxd1. It's been a tiring day !
Feb-24-22  parch: Black has 28...Rc1 or 28...R:f1+ which I prefer. 29.K:f1 Bh3+ 30.Kg1 Nd4 31.Nf6+ Kh8 32.Qd1 Ne2 33.Q:e2

(33.Kh1 Bg2# )

33...fe2 and mate follows.

28...Rc1 29.h4 Bh3 30.Q:c3 R:c3 (30...R:f1+ 31.Kh2 Kf8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 )

Feb-24-22  Refused: Cute little finish.

28...Rxf1+ 29.Kxf1 Bh3+ 30.Kg1 Nd4

And white has no adequate defense against 31...Ne2+

Feb-24-22  DrWeevil: I was looking first at Bh3, attacking the pinned bishop & blocking the h pawn from creating an escape square..

Until I noticed, of course, that the rook is en prise!

So what happens if we change the move order? And then found the forced mate mentioned by others.

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Feb-24-22  Chris Bennington: I believe 28. . . Nd4 works just as well, but not as quickly.
Feb-24-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: Directly 28...♖xf1 29. ♔xf1 ♗h3+ 30. ♔g1 ♘d5 31. ♕xc3 ♘e2+ 32. ♔h1 ♗g2# or 31. ♕a2 ♘e2+ 32.♕xe2 fxe2 and check mate soon.
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  chrisowen: Key ron an no a no moon by Rf1 la no?
Feb-24-22  AlicesKnight: I saw the ... Nd4 thing, the LSB check possibility and RxB+, and finally put them in the right order - as Brenin, K.A.B and l'Anglais etc. have said. But I'm not sure I want to be seeing a Russian win today ....
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  raymondhow: < I believe 28. . . Nd4 works just as well, but not as quickly. > No, loses at once to 29.Qxd1.
Feb-24-22  nikonoel: Feels like a Tuesday!
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  chrisowen: To celebrate no x
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  maytintan: 27........Bxc4 is answered by 28.Qa1, which looks like a draw

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