|Feb-24-08|| ||Knight13: This is one of those good bishop vs ugly bishop games (with a passer swimming through the garbag on the e-file).|
Bird should've played d4 sometime in his opening.
|Jun-22-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 33...Qxf1+!!|
|Oct-18-11|| ||andrewjsacks: Um. So obvious it does not deserve even one.|
|Oct-18-11|| ||al wazir: Very nice -- but black could have won less spectacularly, e.g., with 33...Qc7, since the on a3 is dead meat: If 34. Bc1, then 34...Re6.|
|Oct-18-11|| ||kevin86: FIREBIRD!
The queen sac allows for a new queen soon after.
But,coy boy that black is,instead of queening,Burn would mate.
|Oct-18-11|| ||goodevans: <al wazir: ... black could have won less spectacularly, e.g., with 33...Qc7, since the on a3 is dead meat: If 34. Bc1, then 34...Re6.>|
Then white plays 35 Rfd1 threatening 36 Rd8+. Black should still win but it's all far less convincing than 33 ... Qxf1+!
|Oct-18-11|| ||EQUILIBRIUM: may be more precisely 8 ... Bd7 and if 9.B:c6 a 9 ... B:c6 10.Ne5 Qc7|
|Oct-18-11|| ||monopole2313: <kevin86> Satisfaction came in a chain reaction.|
|Oct-18-11|| ||Lil Swine: wasnt the pun already used for a previous Game Of The Day|
|Oct-18-11|| ||waustad: Classic case of a tall pawn.|
|Oct-19-11|| ||al wazir: <goodevans: 33...Qc7 34. Bc1 Re6 35. Rfd1> Rxd6 36. Qxd6 (36. Rxd6 Ra1, winning the ) Qxd6 37. Rxd6 e2 38. Kf2 (38. Be2 Rxe2; 38. Re6 Ra1) Bd3 39. Re6 Ra1 40. Bd2 Rf1+ 41. Kg3 Rd1, finally collecting the .|
|Oct-19-11|| ||goodevans: <al wazir> As I said, "Black should still win but it's all far less convincing than 33 ... Qxf1+!".|
|Oct-19-11|| ||goodevans: P.S. 39 Ke1 is tougher to beat than 39 Re6.|
|Oct-20-11|| ||al wazir: <goodevans: P.S. 39 Ke1 is tougher to beat than 39 Re6> 39...Ra1 40. Kd2 Rxc1 41. Kxc1 e1=Q+, and mate in two.|
|Oct-20-11|| ||goodevans: <al wazir> True. I missed that one.|