Game of the Day September 22, 2018

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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Puzzle for September 21, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

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Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Partievariante”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Auerswald”]
[Black “Stephan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[Annotator “T+3X”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “2rqr3/pp1b2kp/6p1/1B2bp2/2Qn1N2/2B5/PPP3PP/2KR3R w – – 0 25”]
[PlyCount “7”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “swiss”]

25. Qxd4 Bxd4 26. Rxd4 Qg5 27. Rxd7+ Kf8 28. Bd2 1/2-1/2

Chess Punks Unite! Wainscott – Williams 1-0

Last night at the club I played seven time WI state champion Bill Williams.  Prior to this game my record against Bill in classical games was one win, two draws, and 12 losses.

While overall I am not satisfied with my play over the past several months, the one area where I think I’ve been performing at a high level is tactics.

This game was no exception since I spotted the genesis of an idea in this position.  See if you can see it.  Keep in mind that this is not a puzzle since the idea can’t be brought to fruition yet.  It requires help by the opponent.

Here is the game.

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Chris Wainscott

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Game of the Day September 21, 2018

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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Puzzle for September 20, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

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Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Partievariante”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “1980.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Timman”]
[Black “Karpow”]
[Result “0-1”]
[Annotator “T1X”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3rk1n1/pp5p/2pb1pp1/5b2/2P2P2/1P3B2/PK2NBPP/7R b – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “5”]
[EventDate “1980.??.??”]
[EventType “swiss”]

1… Bxf4 2. Nxf4 Rd2+ 3. Kc3 Rxf2 0-1

Game of the Day September 20, 2018

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Chris Wainscott

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Puzzle for September 19, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Tilburg”]
[Site “Tilburg”]
[Date “1980.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Spasski”]
[Black “Larsen”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T1X”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “8/2R3p1/5pk1/p3prp1/3r4/PP1n2PP/3R1P2/3N1K2 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “5”]
[EventDate “1980.??.??”]
[EventType “swiss”]
[EventCountry “NED”]

1. Ne3 Rf3 2. Nc2 (2. Kg2 $2 Ne1+) 2… Re4 3. Kg2 1-0

Game of the Day September 19, 2018

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Chris Wainscott

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Puzzle for September 18, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

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Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Dortmund”]
[Site “Dortmund”]
[Date “1992.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Glek”]
[Black “Kischnew”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T4W”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “8/3P2k1/5p2/4p1p1/1P2Q2p/5P1P/3q2PK/8 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “9”]
[EventDate “1992.??.??”]
[EventType “game”]
[EventCountry “GER”]

1. f4 (1. Qg4 $2 Kf7) 1… gxf4 (1… Qxd7 2. fxg5 (2. fxe5 $6 f5 (2… fxe5 3.
Qxe5+ $18) 3. Qe3 Kg6 4. Qb6+ Kh5 5. Qd6 Qa7 6. e6 Qe3 $13) 2… Qd4 3. Qxd4
exd4 4. Kg1) 2. Qb7 Kg6 3. Qc8 f3 4. Qg8+ Kh6 5. d8=Q 1-0

Amazing Attacking Instincts Pantsulaia-Polgar 0-1

I was looking at the beginning of Jan Markos’ book for Quality Chess Under the Surface and the first example they show is this one.

This is from the 2011 European Championship, and I personally believe this to be one of Judit’s finest games in her later career.

She has sacrificed an exchange already, but once White castles out of any perceived danger on his next move he should be fine.  Sure, he’ll be slightly weak on the light squares, and Judit does have the bishop pair, but will that be enough?

On top of all of this, the b pawn is hanging, so Judit needs to get an attack going in order to justify the material deficit.

So she uncorks 13…Nd3+ 14.exd3 Bxd3!

Now White can no longer castle, and the bishop on d3 is a monster which fully justifies being down a rook for two pawns.

Here is the full game:

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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