|Feb-28-03|| ||kostich in time: according to Chernev(1933 Chess review article),this is "the Perfect Game"..any arguments to the contrary? |
|Feb-28-03|| ||ughaibu: My arguement is that the perfect game should be enjoyed by both players. this one doesn't look as if it was much fun for black. |
|Mar-31-06|| ||paladin at large: Why did Kostic play 19......Qf6? After the exchange of queens, Kostic has four pawn islands, weakened kingside pawns and a bad bishop.|
|Mar-31-06|| ||CapablancaFan: <paladin at large: Why did Kostic play 19......Qf6?> My guess would be that Kostic attempted to simplify the game down to a rook and pawn ending hoping maybe for a draw. (He was playing Reti after all, so a draw was not a bad option). Problem is whem you attempt something like this you have to play dynamically which Kostic didn't do. The pawn "isolanis" didn't help either. That's the problem opponents had with Capablanca, they would try to exchange down to a draw, but Capa always had some trump card waiting in the background. "One does not play for a draw against Capablanca, you play for a win and hope you get a draw!"-Irving Chernev.|
|Nov-08-07|| ||Gypsy: <19.f4! Qf6> Kostic could not prevent the threatened further advance of the f-pawn otherwise. If 19...f5, then 20.Rfe1 with following Re5; and if 19...Rad8, then 20.f5 Bc8 21.f6 Gxf6 22.Rxf6... with a win (22...Rd6 23.Qd3!) <Gruenfeld>|
|Nov-26-09|| ||psmith: The position after 19. f4 does seem to be crucial. Black has a couple of other defenses to consider: 19...Qh4, 19... Rae8, or 19... Rfe8. The point of the first is to trade Queens after f5; the point of the second and third is to allow Qe3+ trading Queens after 20. f5 Bd7 21. f6.|
However, White has other resources in these lines. One is the Rook lift Rae1-e3-g3. I have looked at this with Fritz 5.32 for a while and White seems better but I don't have anything definitive.
|Nov-26-09|| ||psmith: Another defense to consider, though ugly, is 19...f6. I don't have anything definitive there either. I offer these positions for others to analyze further.|