|Sep-11-04|| ||beatgiant: White appears to have a big positional advantage in the early middlegame, but Black turns it around with tactical counterblows.|
What does Black have on 21. bxc7 instead of the mysterious 21. c1 ?
|Sep-11-04|| ||Leviathan: <beatgiant> after 21.Ndxc7 white is perfectly fine.|
After that, black can start some kind of counter-attack with 21. ... Rh6, but white can defend himself easily.
For example: 22.h3 Nh4+ 23.Kh2 Nf5 24.Qf3 a4 25.Rd3 Bxc7 26.Nxc7 with a winning position.
|Sep-11-04|| ||beatgiant: Another possible improvement is 22. f3 instead of the game's 22. f4 . Then after running a gauntlet of tactical threats, White still may emerge with some positional advantage. For example, 22. f3 h4+ 23. f2 h3 24. g1 fe8 25. f1 g6 26. df2 e1 27. d2 xf1+ 28. xf1 d7 29. e2 . |
|Oct-01-04|| ||beatgiant: It looks like 24 h3 h6 25. g2 xh3 26. xh3 h4+ 27. h2 f3+ leads to a draw by perpetual check. Maybe White was still playing for a win here, although I'm not sure he has the advantage anymore. |
|Oct-01-04|| ||percyblakeney: The black bishop on b8 isn't looking very active, standing there from move 19 to 35... Fritz (who agrees with Nimzowitsch on 21.Bc1) sees 22.f3 as the best move, one line is: 22.f3 Qg6 23.g4 Nh4+ 24.Kg3 Qg5 25.f4 Qd8 26.f5 Ree8 27.Rf2 g5 28.fxg6 fxg6, evaluated +3.12. |
|Oct-01-04|| ||beatgiant: <Fritz (who agrees with Nimzowitsch on 21.Bc1)>|
Does this mean Fritz does see a way for Black to get compensation for the pawn after 21. bxc7 ? Or it believes the positional advantage is worth more than a pawn?
|Oct-01-04|| ||percyblakeney: Fritz thinks white is clearly better after taking on c7 as well, but not as much better as the positional advantage makes it after Bc1 and f3, the latter seems to be the key move. |
|Dec-21-05|| ||lopium: Well, Capablanca was maybe the best end gamer, but here Alekhine seems perfect to my eyes.|
|Dec-26-05|| ||Pawn and Two: Fritz 9 at (19 ply) (favoring White +1.34) recommends 21. Nb5xc7 (or Nd5xc7) Re6-h6 22. h2-h3 Bb8xc7 23. Nd5xc7 Nf5-h4+ 24. Kg2-h2 Nh4-g6 25. Qd3-f3 Qg5-e7 26. Nc7-d5.|
Fritz rates Nimzovich's move 21. Bc1 at (19 ply) as favoring White by only (.61) and suggests the following line: 21. Bb2-c1 Qg5-g4 22. f2-f3 Nf5-h4+ 23. Kg2-f2 Qg4-h3 24. Kf2-g1 Rf8-e8.
Both Fritz and the tournament book agree that correct for White is 24. h3! Rh6 25.Kg2 Rxh3 26. Nxh3 Nh4+ 27. Kh2 and leads to a draw.
|Jun-17-11|| ||dull2vivid: I have the feeling (could be totally wrong) that these two masters just wanted to show off, and that meant not taking material when some was offered and offering material for illiquid compensation. I see vanity in the erroneous moves.|
|Jun-18-11|| ||aliejin: "I see vanity in the erroneous moves."
Alekhine wrote "Chess is vanity !"
|Feb-18-13|| ||Ulhumbrus: Instead of 17 Rfd1, 17 f4 grabs space. It may be mistake to wait for Black to play ...Nf5 followed by ...Qg4 and ...Nf5-h4-f3|
|Feb-21-13|| ||Ulhumbrus: Instead of 17 Rfd1, 17 f4 grabs space. It may be a mistake to wait for Black to play ...Nf5 followed by ...Qg4 and ...Nf5-h4-f3|