|Jun-16-04|| ||offramp: Cool! Game number 1,000,000 on this site; and a good one! |
|Jun-16-04|| ||iron maiden: Oh no, game one million and it's a French! :-) It's pretty exciting though. Almost makes me want to play 1...e6. |
|Feb-07-08|| ||D.Observer: The millionth game|
|Jul-16-08|| ||whiteshark: I would like to adopt this game.|
|Dec-21-08|| ||thebribri8: Not the millionth game! The first game!|
|Feb-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Funny game ID|
|Dec-09-11|| ||Penguincw: A queen sacrifice on game number 1000000.|
|Dec-10-12|| ||Phony Benoni: As part of the Birthday Celebration of <chessgames.com>, today's GOTD is the first game added to the database.|
|Dec-10-12|| ||waustad: Ah, so you need special info. Is there a way to tell the cg folks about extra reasons to pick a GOTD that don't fit into any of the spaces on the submission page? I recently submitted one where the reason I picked it may not be obvious, but it is a multi-level pun. It involves an old C&W singer I'd never heard of, but who's name was the reason for the submission.|
|Dec-10-12|| ||al wazir: 42...Bb8! 43. Qxb8 Rfxg2+ 44. Kh1 (44. Kh3 R2g4 45. Qf8+ Kh5 46. Qg7 Rh4#) Rg1+ 45. Kh2 R5g2+ 46. Kh3 Bg4+ 47. Kh4 g5#|
|Dec-10-12|| ||PaulLovric: FIRST? Who's on first?|
|Dec-10-12|| ||gregtebble: Surely black is winning after 24...cd! and 25 Na4 loses to Qxa4 or am I missing something?|
|Dec-10-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Excellent, puzzle-like finish, <al wazir>. I don't see any flaws. Well done.|
|Dec-10-12|| ||morfishine: Black rosen to the occasion
<al wazir> Nice find! 42...Bb8
|Dec-10-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Black rosen to the occasion>|
|Dec-10-12|| ||erniecohen: The sac 35...xe5 was not the strongest move; white could have defended with 37. c8+ f8 38. xd5+ xd5 39. e6+ g7 40. xd5 f1+ 41. h2 d8+ 42. g2 f3+ 43.xf3 xf3 44. xf3, leaving White down a (though in a probably lost ending). |
The more brutal continuation is 35...xd4+ 36. xd4 f1 37. xc6 xh3 38. xe8 xe8, leaving Black up the exchange and 2. Or 37. g4 xf4 38. xf4 xd7, leaving Black up the exchange and 3 (39. xf1 g4+ 40. h1 e2 41. f2 e5 0-1).
|Dec-10-12|| ||kevin86: A good game...and it was a great start to cg.com
Congrats on 11th anny!
|Dec-10-12|| ||ricardolopez: What about 22..., cxd4 ?|
|Dec-10-12|| ||ProLogik: Wow, White got played.|
|Dec-10-12|| ||master of defence: Well, this is the first game that was added at the database of chessgames.com?|
|Dec-10-12|| ||BlackSheep: <al wazir> : 42...Bb8! 43. Qxb8 Rfxg2+ 44. Kh1 (44. Kh3 R2g4 45. Qf8+ Kh5 46. Qg7 Rh4#) Rg1+ 45. Kh2 R5g2+ 46. Kh3 Bg4+ 47. Kh4 g5# .
In the subline 46.Qg7 is just a waste of a move , how about Qf2 to intercept Rh4 , then Bf1+ , Kh2 (forced the bishop is immune) , Rh4+ , Qxh4 , Kxh4 (or Rg2+ , Qxg2 , Rxg2) either way wins the queen , black is a R+P up and will still win its just a more stubborn resistance .|
|Dec-10-12|| ||MountainMatt: <gregtebble: Surely black is winning after 24...cd! and 25 Na4 loses to Qxa4 or am I missing something?>|
Yeah, I'm wondering about that too. Black definitely wins material in the line that seems most likely (to me) to be played - 25...Qxa4 26. Rxg4 Bxg4 27. Qxg4 cxd3 28. Qe6+, and here I'm not sure if the best white has is simply forking the Bishop on b6, or if he has a mating net after 28...Rf7. It looks like he might, but I can't see it!
|Dec-11-12|| ||al wazir: <BlackSheep>: You're right about 46. Qg7. I found the line you described after I posted, but I didn't bother posting it because I figured no one was interested.|
|Dec-11-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: < *** A good game *** >|
Based on a quick play-through, some of the moves seem passing strange, to the point I have to wonder if the move score is correct.
|Dec-11-12|| ||BlackSheep: <al wazir> Interested ? haha you should know that scrutinizing improvements is a staple diet here . I'm surprised Abdel Irada didnt pick you up on it when he scanned his watchful eye over your variations .|