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Player: dsuttles Subject: kalimera: chess for those with a rating greater than 1900 (every Wednesday)20140903 10:16:41  
  
 
44 kai2011  20141002 09:05:54  
Hi my friend! But what\'s the catch? 1. Qxd4 and finish!    
45 kalimera  20141002 13:53:01  
Congratulations my friend kai2011! Yes! This is exactly the right solution of this task.  The detailed answer I will show you later (not today)! Georgi    
46 kalimera  20141008 15:59:24  
The answer to the task:  1.Qxd4!!  matter of course! 5rk1/8/p1bN4/3nqpP1/2BQ3R/5P1P/1P6/7K b
This task is from the game: Veselin Topalov (1:0) Sergey Karjakin FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013) (Here: 1.Qxd4!! = 38.Qxd4!!) http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Note:   Please also see and our forums: (44) and (45)!  After: 41.Rh8+! the blacks resign!  My a little analysis:  If: 39...Qd7 (instead of: 39...Qe7) 5rk1/3q4/p1b4R/3n1pP1/2BQ4/5P1P/1P6/7K w
40.Rh8+! 5rkR/3q4/p1b5/3n1pP1/2BQ4/5P1P/1P6/7K b
40...Kf7 41.Qf6+! 5r1R/3q1k2/p1b2Q2/3n1pP1/2B5/5P1P/1P6/7K b
41...Ke8 42.Rxf8x (1:0) 4kR2/3q4/p1b2Q2/3n1pP1/2B5/5P1P/1P6/7K b
Or: 42.Qxf8x (1:0) 4kQ1R/3q4/p1b5/3n1pP1/2B5/5P1P/1P6/7K b
 Good luck!  
47 kalimera  20141008 17:10:25  
The new lesson:  The whites will move!  r5k1/pp1q3p/3p2p1/2pP3n/2P3P1/3p3P/PP6/R1BQ2K1 w
And now for you (for the diagram):   First, check out this diagram.  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  My friends , if you are on the move with the whites pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the whites will move and how the whites will win in this game!)  Good luck!     
48 kalimera  20141008 17:40:00  
This is the answer to the diagram:  1.Qxd3!  This is the best move! r5k1/pp1q3p/3p2p1/2pP3n/2P3P1/3Q3P/PP6/R1B3K1 b
 My analysis:  If: 1.gxh5? Qxh3! r5k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3P/2P5/3p3q/PP6/R1BQ2K1 w
And the blacks have a strong attack! The whites is very late in its development and they are helpless! Let\'s look at: If: 2.Bf4 Rf8! 5rk1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3P/2P2B2/3p3q/PP6/R2Q2K1 w
3.Bh2 Qe3+! 5rk1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3P/2P5/3pq3/PP5B/R2Q2K1 w
And the blacks have a strong attack!  If: 2.Bd2 Re8! 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3P/2P5/3p3q/PP1B4/R2Q2K1 w
3.Qf1 Qg4+! 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3P/2P3q1/3p4/PP1B4/R4QK1 w
4.Kh1 Qxh5+ 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP3q/2P5/3p4/PP1B4/R4Q1K w
5.Kg1 Qg4+ etc = Draw!  (6.Kh1 Qh5+) 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP4/2P3q1/3p4/PP1B4/R4QK1 w
Or: (after: 4.Kh1 Qxh5+ 5.Kg1 Qg4+ 6.Kh1) 6...Re5! etc. 6k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pPr3/2P3q1/3p4/PP1B4/R4Q1K w
And the blacks have a strong attack!  And if: 2.Bh6 Qg3+! r5k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3P/2P5/3p2q1/PP6/R2Q2K1 w
3.Kh1 Qh3+ etc = Draw!  (4.Kg3 Qg3+) r5k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3P/2P5/3p3q/PP6/R2Q3K w
Or: (after: 3.Kh1) 3...Re8! 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3P/2P5/3p2q1/PP6/R2Q3K w
if: 4.Qg1 Qf3+! 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3P/2P5/3p1q2/PP6/R5QK w
And the blacks have a strong attack! For a sample:  5.Qg2 Qxh5+ 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3q/2P5/3p4/PP4Q1/R6K w
if: 6.Qh2 d2! 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2pB/2pP3q/2P5/8/PP1p3Q/R6K w
7.Bxd2 Qxh2+ 4r1k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP4/2P5/8/PP1B3q/R6K w
8.Kxh2 Re2+ etc = (0:1) 6k1/pp5p/3p2p1/2pP4/2P5/8/PP1Br2K/R7 w
    
49 kalimera  20141008 17:47:53  
Read more:  Let\'s go back to: 1.Qxd3!! r5k1/pp1q3p/3p2p1/2pP3n/2P3P1/3Q3P/PP6/R1B3K1 b
Yes! Here we can easily see the hand of the great master! This our diagram is from this game: Note:  Here:(1.Qxd3!! = 20.Qxd3!!) http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif And now , after: 30...Qa6  this is our new task! Please see below!   
50 kalimera  20141008 17:54:35  
The new task:  Note:  You can see and above in our forum (49)!  Here (in this endgame with the queens) the whites will to move and they will win: 6k1/pp5p/q5p1/2pPp3/2P3P1/4QK1P/PP6/8 w
If you play with the whites how you proceed now? Here white to move and later they will win. Good luck!  My friends , I will expect your answers and your opinions for our new task in \'\'Chess for those with a rating greater than 1900 (every Wednesday)\'\'  our course(2). Good luck! Georgi     
51 kai2011  20141009 14:35:44  
Either 1. Qxc5 or 1. Qxe5... It doesn\'t matter!    
52 kalimera  20141016 08:53:45  
The answer to the task:  I totally agree with the answer given by our friend kai2011 and I will consider it a correct answer (especially in the correspondence chess), congratulations, but still ... This task is from the game: Veselin Topalov (1:0) Alexander Morozevich European Club Cup (2014) (after: 30...Qa6) Now Topalov has played: 1.Ke4! (in the task) = 31.Ke4 (in the game) 6k1/pp5p/q5p1/2pPp3/2P1K1P1/4Q2P/PP6/8 b
Note:  Here the moves: 1.Qxc5/or: 1.Qxe5/or and: 1.Qb3 are very good mouves also and they are with nothing worse or nor weaker moves by: 1.Ke4. However, in practical game, this move is a very surprising move, a very nice move and the brave white king has included in the attack  he has tangled a network around matte to black king and subsequently this  the whites have won this game in a few moves (and this is in an endgame with queens, which the whites and the blacks usually played a hundred course)  so I put him (just move it) an amazing  undoubtedly this move is the best (move\'s great master). Please see the answer to our task throughout the original game where after: 35.g5! the blacks resing! http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif I think that more comments will be redundant! Good luck! Georgi   
53 kalimera  20141016 11:23:25  
The new lesson:   First, check out this diagram.  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  Diagram:  Here the blacks to move and later they will win !  2q3k1/p6p/1p1r4/2bP1b2/P1P1r1p1/1Q1Bp1P1/1R4KP/5RN1 b
My friends , if you are on the move with the blacks pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the blacks will move and how the blacks will win in this game!) Here it is in this game from debut to now: http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif  Good luck!   
54 kalimera  20141016 13:20:48  
This is the answer to the diagram:  1...(36...)Rf6!!  This is the best move! 2q3k1/p6p/1p3r2/2bP1b2/P1P1r1p1/1Q1Bp1P1/1R4KP/5RN1 w
This diagram is from the very nice game:  F. L. Alexander (0:1) George Thomas London (1919) Please enjoy the whole game: http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Especially for those who want a detailed analysis  I\'ve tried this (only by the notation): 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bxf6 ( 7. Nd2 ) 7... Nxf6 8. a3 Ne4 9. Qb3 Be7 10. Bd3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Bf6 13. OO ( 13. e4 OO 14. e5 Be7 15. OO ) 13... OO 14. e4 e5 15. d5 ( 15. Rfd1 Bg4 ) ( 15. a4 Bd7 ) ( 15. h3 ) 15... Qc7 16. Bd3 ( 16. h3 ) ( 16. Rfd1 Bg4 ( 16... b6 17. dxc6 Qxc6 18. Bd5 ) ) 16... b6 17. c4 Bb7 18. Rfc1 Be7 19. Rc2 Bc5 20. Qb2 f6 ( 20... Rfe8 21. Rd1 f5 ) ( 20... Rae8 21. Rd1 f5 ) 21. Rb1 Rad8 22. a4 Ba6 23. Rd1 Rfe8 24. Qb3 Rd6 25. Nh4 g6 26. Be2 cxd5 ( 26... Bc8 27. Qg3 cxd5 28. cxd5 Bxf2+ ) 27. exd5 ( 27. cxd5 Bxe2 ) 27... e4 28. g3 e3 ( 28... f5 ) 29. f4 Bc8 30. Nf3 Bf5 31. Rb2 Re4 32. Kg2 Qc8 33. Ng1 g5 34. fxg5 ( 34. Bf3 gxf4 35. Bxe4 Bxe4+ ) 34... fxg5 35. Rf1 g4 ( 35... Rh6 36. Kh1 ) 36. Bd3 Отговора: 36...Rf6!! 37. Ne2 ( 37. Bxe4 Bxe4+ ) 37... Qf8 38. Rbb1 ( 38. Bxe4 Bxe4+ 39. Kg1 Rxf1# ) ( 38. Nf4 e2 ( 38... Qh6 39. Qc2 Qh3+ 40. Kh1 ( 40. Kg1 e2+ 41. Rf2 Qf1# ) ( 40. Nxh3 gxh3+ 41. Kg1 ( 41. Kh1 e2 42. Re1 Bg4 43. Bxe4 Rf1+ ) ( 41. Kf3 e2 42. Bxe2 Bg6# )41... e2+ 42. Rf2 e1=Q+ ) 40... Qxf1+ ) 39. Nxe2 Rxe2+ 40. Rxe2 Be4+ 41. Bxe4 Rxf1 ) 38... Qh6 39. Qc2 ( 39. Bxe4 Bxe4+ 40. Kg1 Qh3 41. Nf4 Rxf4 42. Qb2 e2+ 43. Rf2 Qg2# ) 39... Qh3+ 40. Kh1 Rxc4!! (Very nice!) 6k1/p6p/1p3r2/2bP1b2/P1r3p1/3Bp1Pq/2Q1N2P/1R3R1K w
( 40... Rh6 41. Ng1 Qxg3 42. Qg2 ) 41. Qxc4 ( 41. Rxf5 Rxc2 42. Rxf6 ) 41... Bxd3 ( 41... Rh6 42. d6+ ) 42. Rxf6 ( 42. Qxd3 Rh6 ) 42... Bxc4 43. Nf4 e2 44. Rg1 ( 44. Nxh3 Bxd5+ 45. Rf3 Bxf3# ) 44... Qf1 45. Nxe2 ( 45. Rxf1 exf1=Q# ) 45... Bxd5+ 46. Rf3 Bxf3# Good luck! Georgi   
55 kalimera  20141016 13:35:21  
Note (a small repair):  Above in the our forum (54) after: 36.Bd3 ,you should read (where written): \'\'Отговора: 36...Rf6!!\'\' = \'\'The answer to our diagram: 36...Rf6!!\'\' etc. Good luck!    
56 kalimera  20141016 13:45:30  
The task:  Here the whites will to move and they will win:  2r1rnk1/5ppp/bR3n2/3N4/2q1N3/5PQ1/1B1R2PP/6K1 w
If you play with the whites how you proceed now? Here the whites to move and later (after only 4 moves) they will win with a mate. How? Good luck!  My friends , I will expect your answers and your opinions for our new task in \'\'Chess for those with a rating greater than 1900 (every Wednesday)\'\'  our course(2). Good luck! Georgi     
57 kai2011  20141017 11:22:33  
Good task! The main thing is to choose a knight. I think \"e\" is suitable    
58 kalimera  20141020 17:59:39  
The answer to the task:  This is an etude! 1.Nexf6+! 2r1rnk1/5ppp/bR3N2/3N4/2q5/5PQ1/1B1R2PP/6K1 b
1...Kh8 2.Qxg7+!!  (Very nice!) 2r1rn1k/5pQp/bR3N2/3N4/2q5/5P2/1B1R2PP/6K1 b
2...Kxg7 3.Nxe8++! 2r1Nn2/5pkp/bR6/3N4/2q5/5P2/1B1R2PP/6K1 b
3...Kg8 4.Ne7x (1:0) 2r1Nnk1/4Np1p/bR6/8/2q5/5P2/1B1R2PP/6K1 b
 Good luck!    
59 kalimera  20141021 12:43:31  
The new lesson:   Note:  Yes! Today! And I know it is a day early, but tomorrow I will have a lot of work!   First, check out this diagram.  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  Diagram:  Here the whites to move and later they will win !  3q1rbk/5r1p/2np3Q/p2N2p1/2B1pP1b/1PP1N3/4K1R1/7R w
My friends , the whites have two pawns less, but if you are on the move with the whites pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the whites will move and how the whites will win in this game!)     
60 kalimera  20141021 12:49:22  
This is the answer to the diagram:  1.Rxh4!!  This is the best move! And after this move the whites have a strong attack! 3q1rbk/5r1p/2np3Q/p2N2p1/2B1pP1R/1PP1N3/4K1R1/8 b
This diagram is from the very nice game:  Giri, Anish (2768) (1:0) Shirov, Alexei (2691) Unive GiriShirov m 2014 (festival in Hoogeveen in the Netherlands ) Round 6 (18 Oct 2014) Note:  Anish Giri and Baadur Jobava won their matches against Alexei Shirov and Jan Timman respectively. In both cases the final score was 4.51.5.  Giri (+3 =3 0) Shirov (Univé Match) 2014 and: Jobava (+3 =3 0) Timman (Univé Match) 2014  Please enjoy whole this very nice game:  http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Note:  Here: 1.Rxh4!! (in the diagram) = 29.Rxh4!! (in the game). Especially for those who want a detailed analysis  I have tried this (only by the notation): Giri, Anish (2768) (1:0) Shirov, Alexei (2691) Unive chess  GiriShirov match 2014  Hoogeveen NED  Round 6 (18 Oct 2014) 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 OO This moves is mostly avoided nowadays and 12...Rb8 is preferred, and in this game Giri shows why. 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4 a5 15. Bc4 Rb8 16. b3 Kh8 17. Nce3 (17. OO f5 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Nce3 Bg6 20. Bd3 Bxd3 21. Qxd3 Bxe3 22. fxe3 Rxf1+ 23. Qxf1 Rxb3 24. Rc4 Kasimdzhanov,R (2696)Gelfand,B (2751) Tashkent 2012 )17... g6 18. h4 Bxh4 19. g3 Bg5 20. f4 exf4 21. gxf4 Bh4+ 22. Kf1! (22. Kd2 was the more common move here, but Giri had found out that the text move poses Black considerable problems. )22... f5 23. Ra2 fxe4 24. Rah2 g5 25. Qh5 (25. Ng2 Rb7 26. Nxh4 gxh4 27. Rxh4 Rg7 28. Qh5 Be6 29. Qxh7+ Rxh7 30. Rxh7+ Kg8 31. Rh8+ Kg7 32. R8h7+ Kg8 33. Rh8+ Kg7 34. R8h7+ Kg8 35. Rh8+ Kg7 1/2 Radulski,J (2552)Spasov,V (2571) Panagyurishte 2012 )25... Rb7 26. Ke2 Be6 27. Qh6 Bg8?! (Too passive. Black\'s best chance seems to be 27... Bxd5 28. Nxd5 Rff7 (Shirov hadn\'t seen this latter move), though after 29. Qe6 White still has the upper hand. )28. Rg2 Rbf7 (After this the black position collapses. The computer gives 28... Ne5 29. fxe5 dxe5 30. Rxh4 gxh4 31. Qh5 Re8 but that doesn\'t look too attractive. )29. Rxh4! gxh4 30. Nf5 30.f5 also wins, due to the threat of 30.f6 and 31.Qg7+. Black cannot take on f6 because the bishop on g8 is hanging: 30...h3 31.Rg5 and White wins. 30... h3 31. Nh4 Qxh4 32. Rxg8+ Rxg8 33. Qxh4 Rg2+ 34. Kf1 Rh2 35. Ne3 Rg7 36. Qf6 Rh1+ 37. Kf2 Rh2+ 38. Ke1 Rh1+ 39. Kd2 Rh2+ 40. Kc1 Ne7 41. Nf5 Rhg2 42. Nxg7 Rxg7 43. Qf8+ Ng8 44. Bxg8 Rxg8 45. Qf6+ Rg7 46. Qh4  Good luck! Georgi   
61 kalimera  20141021 12:52:50  
The task (This is an etude.):  Here the whites will to move and they will do a draw. How? 8/p5pk/6q1/p6p/P6P/8/1KQ5/8 w
If you play with the whites how you proceed now? Here the whites will to move and later (after only 4 moves) they will do (100%) a draw. How? Good luck!  My friends , I will expect your answers and your opinions for our new task in \'\'Chess for those with a rating greater than 1900 (every Wednesday)\'\'  our course(2). Good luck! Georgi     
62 kai2011  20141021 14:50:01  
The first move is obvious 1. Ка3!! If black move King 1. ...Kh6 а draw by repetition of moves. 1. ... a6 2. Qb1!! DRAW! Why 4 moves??    
63 kalimera  20141023 13:23:21  
Excellent my friend! Congratulations kai2011! This is exactly the right solution to this problem! No good: 1.Ka1? a6! = (0:1) 8/6pk/p5q1/p6p/P6P/8/2Q5/K7 w
 This is the answer to the task (This is an Emanuel Lasker\'s etude.):  1.Ka3!! 8/p5pk/6q1/p6p/P6P/K7/2Q5/8 b
1...Kh6 (No: 1...Qxc2? = Stalemate!) 2.Qc1+! 8/p5p1/6qk/p6p/P6P/K7/8/2Q5 b
2...Kh7 3.Qc2! 8/p5pk/6q1/p6p/P6P/K7/2Q5/8 b
3... a6! 4.Qb1! = (1/2 : 1/2) 8/6pk/p5q1/p6p/P6P/K7/8/1Q6 b
if: 4...Qxb1 = Stalemate! 8/6pk/p7/p6p/P6P/K7/8/1q6 w
 Good luck!    
64 kalimera  20141028 06:17:20  
The new lesson:   Note:  Yes! Today! And I know it is a day early, but tomorrow I will have a lot of work!   First, check out this diagram.  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  Diagram:  Here the whites to move and later they will win !  8/p3q1kp/1p2Pnp1/3pQ3/2pP4/1nP3N1/1B4PP/6K1 w
My friends , the whites have one pawn less, but if you are on the move with the whites pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the whites will move and how the whites will win in this game!)     
65 kalimera  20141028 06:34:42  
This is the answer to the diagram:  1.Ba3!!  This is the best move! And after this move the whites have a strong attack! 8/p3q1kp/1p2Pnp1/3pQ3/2pP4/BnP3N1/6PP/6K1 b
This diagram is from the very nice game:  Mikhail Botvinnik (1:0) Jose Raul Capablanca \"A Thing of the Passed\" (game of the day Jan2706) AVRO (1938) Please enjoy whole this very nice game (I think that more my comments will be redundant here!):  http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Note:  Here: 1.Ba3!! (in the diagram) = 30.Ba3!! (in the game). Good luck! Georgi   
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66 kalimera  20141028 06:55:00  
The new task (This is an another etude.):  Here the whites will to move and they will do a draw. How? (In 100% the pawn\'s black (\'\'f2\'\') will go to a queen , but...!)  8/6N1/8/2n2R2/P1k2P2/8/2K2p2/8 w
If you play with the whites how you proceed now? Here the whites will to move and later (after only 4 moves) they will do (100%) a draw. How? Good luck!  My friends , I will expect your answers and your opinions for our new task in \'\'Chess for those with a rating greater than 1900 (every Wednesday)\'\'  our course(2). Good luck! Georgi     
67 kalimera  20141104 17:56:12  
This is the answer to the task (This is an A. Troitsky\'s etude.):  1.Rd5!! 8/6N1/8/2nR4/P1k2P2/8/2K2p2/8 b
If: 1...Kxd5 2.Nf5! etc = (1/2 : 1/2) 8/8/8/2nk1N2/P4P2/8/2K2p2/8 b
For a example:  if: 2...f1=Q 3.Ne3+ = (1/2 : 1/2) 8/8/8/2nk4/P4P2/4N3/2K5/5q2 b
if: 2...Ke4 3.Ng3+! 8/8/8/2n5/P3kP2/6N1/2K2p2/8 b
3...Kxf4 4.Nf1 8/8/8/2n5/P4k2/8/2K2p2/5N2 b
4...Kf3 5.a5 8/8/8/P1n5/8/5k2/2K2p2/5N2 b
5...Ke2 6.Nd2 8/8/8/P1n5/8/8/2KNkp2/8 b
No: 6...Ne4? 7.Nxe4! = (1:0) 8/8/8/P7/4N3/8/2K1kp2/8 b
if: 6...Ke1! 7.Nf3+ 8/8/8/P1n5/8/5N2/2K2p2/4k3 b
7...Kd7 8.Nh2! 8/8/8/P1n5/8/8/2K1kp1N/8 b
if: 8...Nd3 9.Kc3! 8/8/8/P7/8/2Kn4/4kp1N/8 b
9...Ne5 10.a6 8/8/P7/4n3/8/2K5/4kp1N/8 b
10...Nf3 11.a7! 8/P7/8/8/8/2K2n2/4kp1N/8 b
11...Nxh2 12.a8=Q Q7/8/8/8/8/2K5/4kp1n/8 b
12...f1=Q 13.Qa2+! 8/8/8/8/8/2K5/Q3k2n/5q2 b
13...Ke3 14.Qd2+ 8/8/8/8/8/2K1k3/3Q3n/5q2 b
14...Ke4 15.Qxh2 etc = (1/2 : 1/2) 8/8/8/8/4k3/2K5/7Q/5q2 b
 To be continued!    
68 kalimera  20141104 18:09:40  
Read more:  Or if (after: 1.Rd5!!): 1...f1=Q 2.Rd4+!! 8/6N1/8/2n5/P1kR1P2/8/2K5/5q2 b
2...Kxd4 3.Nf5+! etc = (1/2 : 1/2) 8/8/8/2n2N2/P2k1P2/8/2K5/5q2 b
It is clear that wherever to go the black king, it always the blacks will loses its black queen! Yhis is only a draw!  Good luck!    
69 kalimera  20141105 15:47:51  
The new and the last lesson:  The last year in the \'\'World Cup (2013)\'\' has played this game: Yifan Hou (0:1) Alexey Shirov World Cup (2013) http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Instead of making a draw with а perpetual check, Yifan Hou has played: 36.Rf3? and he immediately resign. Why? This is our Diagram (1): r5k1/1p5p/5Qp1/p7/2P5/4pRPb/3qN3/6K1 b
 First, check out this diagram(1).  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  For the Diagram(1):  Here the blacks to move and later they will win !  My friends , the whites have one pawn less, but if you are on the move with the blacks pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the blacks will move and how the blacks will win in this game!)   Diagram (2):  2r2rk1/pp3p2/2n4p/3p1qp1/Q3n3/6B1/PP3PPP/K2R2NR b
 First, check out this diagram(2).  Try it yourself to answer (to decide) , but consistently.  Then see what was the original solution to this problem.  For the Diagram(2):  Here the blacks to move and later they will win !  My friends , the whites have one pawn less, but if you are on the move with the blacks pieces, what do you play now? Good luck! (My friends , if you do not do this, then here down you can to look how the blacks will move and how the blacks will win in this game!)   
70 kalimera  20141106 15:25:29  
This is the answers to the diagrams:  For the Diagram(1):  1...Qe1+! r5k1/1p5p/5Qp1/p7/2P5/4pRPb/4N3/4q1K1 w
2.Kh2 Bf5!! r5k1/1p5p/5Qp1/p4b2/2P5/4pRP1/4N2K/4q3 w
The white\'s attack has beaten  no longer a perpetual check and the blacks have three pawns more! The blacks will win! If: 3.Rxf5! Qxe2+ r5k1/1p5p/5Qp1/p4R2/2P5/4p1P1/4q2K/8 w
4.Kh3 Qxc4!! r5k1/1p5p/5Qp1/p4R2/2q5/4p1PK/8/8 w
5.Re5 Qf7! r5k1/1p3q1p/5Qp1/p3R3/8/4p1PK/8/8 w
6.Qxf7+ Kxf7 r7/1p3k1p/6p1/p3R3/8/4p1PK/8/8 w
7.Rxe3 a4! etc = (0:1) r7/1p3k1p/6p1/8/p7/4R1PK/8/8 w
And the blacks will win easy with three pawns more!  To be continued!    
71 kalimera  20141106 15:41:54  
Read more:  For the Diagram(2):  1...b5!! 2r2rk1/p4p2/2n4p/1p1p1qp1/Q3n3/6B1/PP3PPP/K2R2NR w
This Diagram(2) is from the game: Paul Keres (0:1) Mikhail Botvinnik USSR Absolute Championship (1941) In this game (comment is superfluous) you will find the answer on our Diagram(2): http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif Note:  After: 22...Nb4! and the whites resign in the original game.  Good luck! Georgi  
72 kalimera  20141106 16:10:32  
Read more:  TOURNAMENT STANDINGS:  USSR Absolute Championship Tournament Mikhail Botvinnik 13.5/20(+9 2 =9) Paul Keres 11.0/20(+6 4 =10) Vasily Smyslov 10.0/20(+4 4 =12) Isaac Boleslavsky 9.0/20(+4 6 =10) Andre Lilienthal 8.5/20(+5 8 =7) Igor Bondarevsky 8.0/20(+3 7 =10) This is the only (the first and the last) Turnament: \'\'Absolute Championship Tournament\'\'. His name has borrowed from the boxing and has collected six of the strongest players of the USSR at the time (1941).  The new task:  No! There do not will be a new task!  For now here do not will be a new task because from tomorrow (Nov 7) will start the great match for the World Championship between Carlsen and Anand in Sochi , Russia, and here on this our forum (on the site: \'\'Play along with great masters!\'\') I will do only my best to comment on it! Good luck! Georgi    
73 kalimera  20141130 19:07:20  
Super Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian to go 5 rounds in Showdown in the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, USA on 2125th November 2014. Follow LIVE with analysis: http://www.chessdom.com/aroniannakamuralive/ Nakamura and Aronian have played a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. The classical games were tied, but Nakamura won the blitz 9.5 to 6.5 to win the match. (4 games, 2 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.) MATCH STANDINGS NakamuraAronian Match Levon Aronian 2/4 (+1 1 =2) Hikaru Nakamura 2/4 (+1 1 =2) World Champion Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. After a victory in game 11, World Champion Carlsen retains the title 6.5 to 4.5. (11 games, 2 players, 151 discussion pages, crosstable.) One blitz game:  Hikaru Nakamura (1:0) Levon Aronian (25/11/2014) http://www.chesshere.com/pgnviewer/t.gif  Good luck! Georgi  
