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Old March 8th 04, 08:55 PM
Gregory Topov
 
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Check out this position I had with white in a recent online blitz game (I
wasn't playing seriously):

3rk1nr/1bN2q1p/p1p2p2/3pp2Q/1b2P3/1PN5/P1PP1PPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 14

White's queen is hanging and is attacked by black's queen. The white knight
that's checking black's king is also hanging and is also attacked by black's
queen. Yet black's queen is completely helpless and can't capture either
piece!

The position occurs after 14.Nxc7+. Of course far better (and winning) was
14.Qxf7! which exchanges queens and wins the rook and the light bishop after
14...Kxf7 15. Nxd8+ Kg6 16.Nxb7. But I couldn't resist the beautiful
dilemma that black was in after 14.Nxc7+.

[White "Me"]
[Black "GuestVCNG"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f6 4.Nc3 a6 5.Bxc6 bxc6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Nh4 d5 8.Qf3 Bb7
9.Nf5 Qd7 10.Qg4 Rd8 11.Nxg7+ Kf8 12.Ne6+ Ke8 13.Qh5+ Qf7 14.Nxc7+ Kf8
15.Qxf7+ Kxf7
16.exd5 Bxc3 17.dxc3 cxd5 18.O-O Rc8 19.Nxd5 Bxd5 20.c4 Be4 21.c3 Bd3 22.f4
Bxf1
23.fxe5 fxe5 24.Be3 Rd8 25.Rxf1+ {GuestVCNG resigns} 1-0

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Old March 9th 04, 01:40 PM
Janne Kokkala
 
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Default Humorous position with helpless queen

"Gregory Topov" wrote in
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Check out this position I had with white in a recent online blitz game
(I wasn't playing seriously):

3rk1nr/1bN2q1p/p1p2p2/3pp2Q/1b2P3/1PN5/P1PP1PPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 14

White's queen is hanging and is attacked by black's queen. The white
knight that's checking black's king is also hanging and is also
attacked by black's queen. Yet black's queen is completely helpless
and can't capture either piece!


This kind of positions are always nice, and I have had a position like
this in a serious 30 min game. I hadn't seen any "combinations" like
this before the game, but recently I saw one, and immediately remembered
this game.

[Event "Nopean shakin turnaus, SSK"]
[Site "Helsinki, Finland"]
[Date "2003.09.07"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Kokkala, Janne"]
[Black "Korhonen, Aleksi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[EventDate "2003.09.07"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.O-O Bd7 6.Bg5 Be7 7.c4 Nb4 8.Bxd7+
Qxd7 9.a3 Nc6 10.Nc3 Ng4 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Nd5 Qd7 13.h3 Nh6 14.b4 f6
15.Qa4 Nb8 16.Nxc7+ 1-0
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Old March 10th 04, 04:51 AM
Gregory Topov
 
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"Janne Kokkala" wrote in message
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This kind of positions are always nice, and I have had a position like
this in a serious 30 min game. I hadn't seen any "combinations" like
this before the game, but recently I saw one, and immediately remembered
this game.


Yes, your position is the same idea as the one I had. Great stuff - just a
wonderful and shocking dilemma for black!
Thanks for sharing your game!


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