Awesomest combination I've ever seen

  • #21

    None of the people who found Rd5 analysis could have done it without a computer...

    but yes: the combo from start to finish is as follows:



  • #22
    fianchetto123 wrote:

    None of the people who found Rd5 analysis could have done it without a computer...

    but yes: the combo from start to finish is as follows:

    I did it without a computer, and stopped analysing after 5...Rd6 6.d5 ed5. I missed the stronger 6...Qf2+ 7.Kh1 Rxd5, but the fact is that even a player rated around 1200 should have absolutely no trouble winning this, using half a dozen of ways. Where's your beef?

  • #23

    ...Rxe3 is pretty obvious, although I do admit I'm not able to calculate much past that. I suspect the IM you showed it to saw the move right away, then spent a bunch of time analyzing it to figure out the lines a few moves deeper.

  • #24

    Anyone can see Rxe3. The point is Rd5. And some people rated 2200 couldn't win the position pfren, the Rd5 move is too far off in the calculations. 

  • #25

    Rxe3 is easy to play in a puzzle, but not so easy in a tournament.  Seems hard to play this move on principal, you had to calculate to make sure there is a mating attack.  I probably woudln't find it in a game.

    As for "Rd5 is too far off to see" lol.  No it's not.  After you see the theme of mate attack, moves like this pop out.  I don't think I would have found this in a real game, but as a puzzle it's not beyond me to solve it (although I bet I'd spend many more minutes looking for the win than pfren heh).

    As for solving it during a real game, the idea of an attack is clear, the player would just have to be experienced / stubborn enough to find the correct moves (a lot of time on your clock would help too ;)

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  • #27

    lol remember this stupid thread anyone? it was the first one I ever posted, and I had just said something stupid to waffllemaster which I've deleted now. lol

  • #28

    Oh, you're a different fianchetto, weird.

    Yeah, this combination is a very nice example.  I have problems finding attacking ideas in real games, this is a good one for me to be sure to remember.

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  • #31

    Fianchetto1967 is NOT me, he is someone else. 

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