Christiansen - Burmakin

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Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 03, 2023 8:48 pm



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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed May 03, 2023 10:20 pm

Think that I have got it, but won't spill the beans just yet.
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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 03, 2023 11:27 pm

I assume it starts with Qe3, which obviously ( in analysis mode! ) cannot be taken. But there are other defences.

I've searched for the game but can't find it.
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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Thu May 04, 2023 12:33 am

The problem with 1. Qe3 is that after 1. ... Qxe3 2. Rxg7+ Kh8 3. Rxf7+, Black has 3. ... d4, protected by the queen.

I think I've got the solution but since it's late at night I won't post it in case people want to attempt solving it in the morning.

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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Thu May 04, 2023 8:50 am

Very nice!
Again, I won’t post the solution.

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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu May 04, 2023 11:27 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed May 03, 2023 11:27 pm
I assume it starts with Qe3, which obviously ( in analysis mode! ) cannot be taken. But there are other defences.

I've searched for the game but can't find it.
I searched for "Christiansen - Burmakin" and the live game was the first result of that search.

My instinct to play the silliest looking move on the board was right. It is quite logical in hindsight. The Black queen is completely overloaded and has nowhere to go and nothing to protect it. Ditto for the Black king.

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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Richard Thursby » Sat May 06, 2023 11:17 pm

Echoes of the conclusion to the 2016 World Championship match. Almost study-like.

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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed May 17, 2023 2:17 pm

Given that some time has elapsed now, I presume that Qh5 is the solution?
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Re: Christiansen - Burmakin

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 17, 2023 4:38 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed May 17, 2023 2:17 pm
Given that some time has elapsed now, I presume that Qh5 is the solution?
Yes and if black takes then white has Rxg7+, Rxf7+, Rg7+ and Rg1-6 and Bxf6 mate.

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