|Aug-05-06|| ||Benzol: Thorold played well here. Blackburne was no push-over.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||think: Why not 33...Nf6 or 33...f6?|
|Dec-12-06|| ||The Backward Pawn: At a quick look, if 33...f6 then 34. Qxh5 threatens mate and the rook on g4. and 33...Nf6 might fall to 34.Rxf6 Qxf6 35.Rg8+ and white gets a knight and queen for his two rooks.|
Again this is a quick look there is probly a better line out there.
|Dec-12-06|| ||black knight c6: Because he wants to protect the h5 pawn?
After f6 Qxh5 is possible, but don't know how worrying it is...
Also f6 allows Rg8+ and opens up bishop's line completely
After Nf6, would Rg8+, Kxg8, Rxf6 be devestating enough to win? after black moves (probably to safeguard queen somehow) Qe8+ is possible...
Actually even Re6! might be played, cutting off the queen from the defense of the Knight and adding another attacker. Interesting tactics anyway, I can't be bothered going into them at the moment though. Maybe someone else would like to find winning lines.
|Dec-12-06|| ||artemis: I was watching the game and thinking: wow! I knew blackburne was strong with white.|
At the end of the game, I looked at the top and realized that it was thorold who was white! Who is this thorold? He executed the middlegame in a very pretty manner.
|Dec-12-06|| ||Phony Benoni: 36.Rg8 is pretty, but I wonder if 36.Bxf7 might have been even more effective.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Phony> Yep, seems like winning on the spot.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||percyblakeney: <I wonder if 36.Bxf7 might have been even more effective>|
Indeed, and it looks quite playable already on move 34.
|Dec-12-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Nice attack! Thorold is the guy one kibitzer called a "weak player" when the following game was featured as last Tuesday's GOTD: Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890|
|Dec-12-06|| ||Microbe: Wow very pretty game. I loved the rook sac and the clever interference with 41.Bd5.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||Defiler: I don't really understand ...g6 or g3. Seems like purposeless weakening to me especially by black who was castled while white was not.
After 21 f5! black was in his death throes.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||PaulLovric: the quiet game|
|Dec-12-06|| ||kevin86: Where was the "great annotator" today. I notice that Blackburne was clobbered in this game and I also notice the lack of notes.|
White knew enough to attack on his own and to shut off the counter-attack by black.
|Dec-12-06|| ||kelu: i love it ! great game !
|Dec-12-06|| ||thedoyle: i dont understand 5... Bb6. why didn't he take? doubled E-pawns can't be good...|
|Dec-12-06|| ||tatarch: Doubled pawns in the endgame can be a weakness, but doubling the e-pawns on the 5th move here would open the f-file and strengthen the white center. Black doesn't want to help out his opponent like that.|
|Dec-12-06|| ||hedgehog: Would anyone be able to give some insight as to defiler's question? I don't understand those move either.|
|Dec-13-06|| ||black knight c6: both could be to stop either knight reaching f4 or f5, which are very annoying/good positions.|
|Dec-19-06|| ||hedgehog: Thanks bkc6, that makes sense.|