|Jun-17-04|| ||hollowone: Incredibly sweet little play in white's last two moves. |
|Jun-18-04|| ||notsodeepthought: Beautiful ending but what was black's plan with 27 ... B:f2 anyway? Even without the winning knight sequence in moves 28-29, white could play 28 Q:f2 where he goes a piece up and threatens 29 Qf3, forcing the queen exchange with a won ending. |
|Aug-02-05|| ||Shams: <notsodeepthought> desperation-- white threatened Ng5+ winning the bishop, or Nf7+ intending Qh5 with a quick mate.|
|Aug-27-05|| ||uladzik: A novice question: why couldn't the white queen take the black bishop on f2 and went for a check instead (Nf7+) instead (move 28)?|
|Aug-27-05|| ||810609: <uladzik> Bacrot simply went for more effective and shorter way how to finish the game: if 29. ... hxg5, then 30. Qh5#; if 29. ... Kg6 30. Nxe4+ and every continuation is bad for Black: 30. ...Kh7 31. Nxf2 and Black´s position is absolutely hopeless. Almost the same is 29. ... Kh7 30. Nxe4+ fxe4 31. Qxf2 and White is queen up and surely winning the game.|
|Jun-06-06|| ||Manic: <shams> white actually intends f3 trapping the queen. Bxf2 removes the f pawn but black still loses the queen anyway.|
|Jun-06-06|| ||Jarlaxle: haha nice pun for 6-6-06, nice game too.|
|Jun-06-06|| ||CapablancaFan: It's funny how Azarov plays 27...Bxf2 believing that relieves the attack on his queen when the real threat was the knight on e5! Amazing that a 9 year old found this line!(28.Nf7+ 29.Ng5+!)|
|Jun-06-06|| ||aginis: very impressive game for a pair of nine year olds.|
|Jun-06-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Great final combination by little Etienne!|
|Jun-06-06|| ||dakgootje: < very impressive game for a pair of nine year olds.> Ah that is the pun about, i already wondered lol|
|Jun-06-06|| ||kevin86: A Hobson's choice for black:either retreat the king and losethe queen--or capture the knight to save the queen -only to die of an instant mate.|
A good game by a pair of niners-could this be a good OMEN for the future of chess?
|Jun-06-06|| ||chessic eric: Bacrot saw that 27.Qe2!! was stronger than the immediate win of a piece with Ng6+, threatening both 28.f3 and setting up the possibility for Qh5+, making the knight tactic deadly. He saw all this as a nine year old. Simply stunning...|
|Jun-06-06|| ||chessic eric: In 1992 I was twelve, and I think the extent of my chess skill was copying king's gambit lines from my grandfather's copy of Walter Korn's 7th edition of MCO. No wonder Bacrot plays better than I today.|
|Jun-06-06|| ||itz2000: GREAT FINISH!
what happens if 28. Qxf2?!
|Jun-06-06|| ||dakgootje: <what happens if 28. Qxf2?!> As black i would play something like c5, trying to get the queen out of her imprisonement|
|Jun-06-06|| ||LluviaSean: Wow...these kids could do that at that age??|
|Nov-19-10|| ||sevenseaman: A quick reference to Bacrot's wiki showed he started playing at the age of 4. So 'master Bacrot' had 5 years of experience at the game. No wonder!|
|May-31-17|| ||optimuswise: Nice finish!|