Saturday, November 10, 2007

Puzzle 2 - solution!

Black to move

The above postion arise after Karpov 28.g4?

Ponamariov reply with the 28...Qh4!!!

Anatoly Karpov (2670) - Ponomariov,R (2705)

[D12]Chess Champions League Vitoria Gasteiz ESP (3), 04.11.2007

29.gxh5 Rxh5 30.f6+?? the pressure is too much, White crumbles [30.Bd7 Rg5+ 31.Kh1-+] 30...Kh7 31.Kh1 [31.Bd7 Rg5+ 32.Kh1 Rd8 33.Rg1 Bg3; 31.Be2 Rg5+ 32.Kh1 Rg3] 31...Bg3 [31...Qxh3+?! is clearly worse 32.Qxh3 Rxh3+ 33.Kg1 Rxb3 34.Bc6-+] 32.Bd7 Rd8 33.Rg1 Bf4 [33...Rg5 makes it even easier for Black 34.Rc2 Rxd7 35.Rh2-+] 34.Rg4 [34.Qe1 a last effort to resist the inevitable 34...Rxd7 35.Qxh4 Rxh4 36.Kg2 Bxc1 37.Rxc1-+] 34...Bxe3 [34...Rxd7? is seductive, but 35.Rxf4 Qg5 36.Kh2+-] 35.Rxh4 Rxh4 [35...Rxd7?! is much weaker 36.Rxh5+ gxh5 37.Re1-+] 36.Rc7 [36.Re1 Bf2 37.Re2 Rxd7 38.Rxf2 Rxh3+ 39.Kg2 Rxb3-+] 36...Bf4 37.Rb7 Rxd7! Eliminates the defender d7 [37...Rxd7 38.Rxd7 Rxh3+ 39.Kg2 Rxb3 40.Rxf7+ Kh6-+] 0-1

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