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Evgenij Miroshnichenko vs Attila Turzo
Zuglo Hotel Open (1999), Budapest HUN, rd 6, Feb-24
Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28)  ·  1-0



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Jun-24-22  Brenin: Black has a weak spot at f6, so remove the B guarding it with 19 Rxd6 Bxd6 (19 ... Bxh5 20 Nd5 is deadly) 20 Nf6+ as in the game, or 20 Nd5, e,g, 20 ... cxd5 21 Nf6+ Kh8 (Kg7 22 Bxe5 is similar) 22 Bxe5 Bxe5 23 Qxe5 Qe6 24 Qg5 Kg7 (otherwise 25 Qh6) 25 cxd5 with advantage.
Jun-24-22  Honey Blend: On 21. ... cxd5 22. ♗xe5 ♗xe5 23. ♕xe5, the threat is ♘e8++ followed by Qg7+, which is fatal for White.

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In hindsight, 20. ... ♔h8! should have been played. The game may continue 21. ♘cd5 cxd5 22. ♗xe5 ♗xe5 23. ♕xe5 and Black can defend with 23. ... ♕e6, knowing that the double check is no longer possible.

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Jun-24-22  mel gibson: Wow - I didn't even consider the correct move.

Stockfish 15 says:

19. Rxd6

(19. Rxd6
(♖d1xd6 ♗e7xd6 ♘h5-f6+ ♔g8-g7 ♘c3xb5 c6xb5 ♗b2xe5 ♗d6xe5 ♕g3xe5 ♕b6xf6 ♕e5xf6+ ♔g7-g8 c4-c5 ♗g4-e6 ♖f1-d1 ♖a8-e8 h2-h3 ♗e6-c8 c5-c6 ♖e8-e6 ♕f6-c3 ♖e6xe4 c6-c7 ♖e4-e8 ♖d1-d6 ♖e8-e6 ♖d6-d8 ♖e6-e8 ♕c3-f6 ♖e8-e1+ ♔h1-h2 ♖e1-e8 ♕f6-b6 ♔g8-g7 ♕b6-d4+ ♔g7-g8 ♔h2-g3 ♗c8-e6 ♕d4-f6 ♗e6-c8 ♔g3-h4 h7-h6 ♔h4-g3 ♗c8-e6 ♔g3-h2 ♗e6-c8 ♕f6-b6 h6-h5 ♕b6-f6 ♗c8-b7 ♔h2-g3 ♗b7-c8 ♕f6-d4 ♔g8-h7 ♔g3-h2 ♔h7-g8 ♕d4-b6) +7.88/47 568)

score for White +7.88 depth 47.

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Much too hard for me, harder than some of the Sunday puzzles I didn't solve. Eh bien; on to Saturday!
Jun-24-22  suenteus po 147: I immediately thought 19.Rd6 followed by 20.Nf6+ was the answer, but I couldn't work out the follow up. Then I started considering some line that started with 19.Ncd5. If only I had put both together!
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  NM JRousselle: The culprit is 18... Bg4? This move almost forces White to play the winning Rd6. According to the "fish", 18... Qd8 holds the balance.
Jun-24-22  Brenin: <NM JRouselle>: Yes, 18 ... Qd8 holds the position, but such a retreat must be difficult to choose OTB. The continuation could be 19 Nxb5 axb5 20 Bxe5 Bh4 (not 20 ... dxe5 21 Rxd8, losing the Q) 21 Qf4 Bg5 22 Nf6+ Qxf6 (not Bxf6 23 Bxf6 with a clear win for White) 23 Bxf6 Bxf4 24 Rxf4 Rxa2 25 Rf2 bxc4 26 bxc4 Ra4 27 Rxd6 Rxc4, and the players can shake hands on a draw.
Jun-24-22  ChessHigherCat: Great Sunday puzzle (he says on Friday). I saw right away that the key was the long diagonal on the black king with all kinds of crazy windmill ideas with the two white knights but Rxd6 is out of my league although it may seem "obvious" after the fact. That was so hard it was like a composed puzzle from hell.
Jun-24-22  parch: Looked at 19.R:d6 diverting the bishop, Black could dig in with 19...Qc5

(19...B:d6 20.Nf6+ )

20.Nd1 f6

Jun-24-22  Cellist: I saw the first move but then stumbled into less compelling (but in principle still winning) variations. I wanted to play 20. Nd5 right after 19. Rxd6. This can win, but much less clearly: +2.25 (26 ply) 20...cxd5 21.Nf6+ Kh8 22.Qf4 Bc7 23.Nxd5 Qd6 24.Nxc7 f6 25.Nxa8 Rxa8 26.h3 Bd7 27.c5 Qe6 28.Qxf6+ Qxf6 29.Rxf6 Re8 30.c6 Kg8 31.cxd7 Nxd7 32.Rxa6 Rxe4 33.Ra7 Nc5 34.Rg7+ Kf8 35.Rxh7 Re2 36.Rh8+ Kf7 37.Bd4 Rxc2. When I played the game line, guessing the next move at every step, I thought 25. Nxg4+ would be enough for a win. according to the engine, it is indeed mate in 13: 25...f6 26.cxd6 Qxe8 27.bxc4 h6 28.Qh4 Ra7 29.Qxh6+ Kg8 30.Nxf6+ Rxf6 31.Rxf6 Qf7 32.Rxf7 Kxf7 33.Qg7+ Ke6 34.Qf6+ Kd7 35.Qe7+ Kc8 36.Qxa7 Kd8 37.Bf6+ Kc8 38.d7# But the text move (25. Qh4) is better: mate in 6.
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  chrisowen: Leylines huddle auldy Rxd6 ables player difficult jetstream affable packy forth aghast roger hive budge x go biddy behemoth yeah achtung light Rxd6 ebb?
Jun-24-22  King.Arthur.Brazil: After the first trials 19. ♘f6+? ♗xf6 20. ♖xf6 ♗xd1..., {19.c5? Qxc5) and 19. ♘d5? cxd5 20. ♖xd5 ♗xh5... which leaded the King (me, of course) to no realm; occurred me 19.♖xd5 solely because after 19...♗xh5 20. ♘d5 seemed very strong. And this appear to be the right answer to 19...♗xd6 also, after the intermediary 20.♘f6+ with attack position assured.

To justify it, here is the kid secret 21...cxd5 22. ♗xe5 ♗xe5 23. ♕xe5 ♕b8 24. ♘h5+ ♔g8 25. ♕g7#. Now it comes the harder move: 22.c5! Black cannot capture this ♙ since 23.♗xe5 is mortal. Nor 22...♗c7 23. ♘xc7 ♕xc7 24. ♗xe5. With last hope, Black tries to complicate with 24...♘c4 which allowed a beautiful combination started with 25.♘e8+.

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  agb2002: White has a bishop and a knight for the bishop pair.

Black threatens Bxh5 and Bxd1.

The exchange sac 19.Nf6+ Bxf6 20.Rxf6 Bxd1 21.Rxd6 Rae8 22.Rxd1 looks dubious.

This leaves 19.Rxd6, weakening e5, as a reasonable option. For example, 19... Bxd6 20.Nf6+ Kg7 21.Ncd5 (21.Nxg4 f6) 21... cxd5 22.Bxe5 Bxe5 23.Qxe5 Qb8 24.Ne8+ Kh6 25.Qg7+ Kg5 26.h4+ Kxh4 27.Qh6+ Bh5 28.Rf4+ Qxf4 29.Qxf4+ Bg4 30.Nf6 and 31.Qxg4#.

Jun-24-22  TheaN: Got the start, but wanted to play the rather prosaic 21.Nxg4 which loses because Black gets access to f6 again... so not much to say on that. White needs to keep f6 closed and can invest quite a bit of material to do so.
Jun-24-22  ChessHigherCat: One of the things that made this this one so hard is that Turzo keeps finding incredible defenses to seemingly irrefutable attacks. It reminds of the claim every game is always a draw if both sides play perfectly (although it must depend on choosing a sound opening).

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