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|Dec-01-04|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Alekhine would have been proud to call this game his own, and I can think of no higher praise. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||isolatedpawn: Looks like Nick DeFirmian was struggling to find the right sequence of moves to Mate. He was repeating some Check moves over and over again and then thought of sacrificing the Bishop and Knight to get the right moves!!! |
|Dec-01-04|| ||deshad: isolatedpawn, he may have been low on time and repeated those moves to get some extra time. I've done that a few times myself. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||Derek880: In Honza's line in which he suggests 20...c4, White can play 21 Qh5 Rf8 22 Bxh6 Qe8 23 Qg4 |
|Dec-01-04|| ||ajile: Could we get some "games of the day" where black wins? This is like the 5th game in a row with white winning. thx. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||acirce: <ajile> The 13th, to be exact. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||kevin86: The oscillations to save time drive me up a wall!;I know there are ten seconds per move and even five seconds per move in speed chess -has any thought been given to something like three minutes per move in regular chess? I do like the Fischer idea of adding time after each move,as a compromise. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||JohnBoy: If black plays <Honza>'s 20...c4, I believe that 21.Qh5 is very stong for white. The immediate threat is Qf7+ followed by Bh6 with a seemingly irresistable attack.|
Secondly, when <Honza> suggests that 26...Nb4 is not black's best, I must admit that I don't see anything better. 26...Nd4 runs into the same knight sac, for example.
|Dec-01-04|| ||aw1988: This is the correct first player, but not the 2nd! :( |
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: This is not an easy game to finish off; the chesslab computer struggles w/ it. Again this computer is not much good at endgams so maybe the win is easy. From the final position (move 1 = blacks 37th): |
1. ... Qxc4
2. Qe7+ Kh6
3. Qe3+ Kh5
4. Qxa7 Qc1+
5. Kg2 Qxb2+
6. Kh3 Kg5
7. Qxh7 Qa3
8. Qf7 Kh5
9. Kg2 Qa6
10. Kf2 Qb6+
11. Ke2 Qb5+
12. Ke3 Qc5+
13. Ke4 Qc2+
14. Kd4 Qd1+
15. Kc5 Qc1+
|Dec-01-04|| ||crafty: 37. ... f5 38. e5+ f4 39. g3# (eval Mat02; depth 7 ply; 1M nodes)|
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: sorry I think I posted that in the above line in the wrong folder, is there another Nikolic game? duh. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: sorry it is the Halkias/Ftacnik game that is supposed to be in.... |
|Dec-01-04|| ||Granite: Move 29 and 31 should be Neg4+ instead of simply Neg4. Discovery from the rook. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||ruylopez900: a very nice mating pattern had black allowed it :) |
|Dec-19-04|| ||patzer2: Defirmian's 19. e6!? is a good calculated attempt at demolishing Black's pawn structure, but it succeeds only because Black misses a simple and strong defense. |
After 19...f5! 20. Ng3 c4 , Black holds the position with equal or better chances.
Playing 19...c5!?, or the previously discussed 20...c5!?, leads to very complex positions, which, though slightly favoring White, may still be defensible for Black. However, debating the merit of those moves seems to be a moot point, since preparing the 20...c4! thrust with 19...f5! gives Black good counterplay.
|Dec-19-04|| ||patzer2: Defirmian seems to have overlooked a sure win by not playing the strong "demolition of pawn structure" move 24. Bxh6!! |
24. xh6!! d4
[24...gxh6?? 25. Ng5! Nxe5 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. Qh8#]
[24...Qd8 25. Nd7 Bh4 26. Qd5+ Kh8 27. Be3 Ne5 28. Qxb7 Qxd7 29. Qxd7 Nxd7 30. Nd6 Rf8 31. Rd1 c4 32. Rd5 Bf6 33. Rxb5 c3 34. bxc3 Bxc3 ]
[24...Nxe5 25. Qg3 Bf8 26. Nf6+ Kf7 27. Nxe8 Qxe8 28. Rxe5 ]
24. xh6!! d4 25. xg7! a6
[25...Kxg7?? 26. Qg3+! Kh8 27. Nf7+ Kh7 28. Nfg5+ Bxg5 (28...Kg6 29. Ne6+ Kf7 30. Nd6+ Bxd6 31. Qg7#) 29. Nxg5+ Kh6 (29...Kg6 30. Ne6+ Kf6 31. Qg5+ Kf7 32. Qg7#) 30. Qh4+ Kg6 31. Qh7+ Kf6 32. Qh6+ Kf5 33. g4+ Kf4 34. Qf6+ Nf5 35. Qxf5#]
24. xh6!! d4 25. xg7! a6 26. b4 e6
[26...Rd8 27. Bh8 Bxe4 28. Rxe4 Ne6 29. Rg4+ Ng5 30. Qf5 Rf8 (30...Kxh7 31. Ng6+ Kg7 32. Nxe7 Rd1+ 33. Kh2 Qd6+ 34. f4 Qxe7 35. Rxg5+ Kh8 36. Rh5+ Kg8 37. Qg6+ Qg7 38. Qe8+ Qf8 39. Rg5+ Kh7 40. Qg6+ Kh8 41. Rh5+ Qh6 42. Rxh6#) 31. Rxg5+ Bxg5 32. Qxg5+ Kxh8 33. Ng6+ Kg7 34. Nxf8+ Kxf8 35. Qxc5+ ]
[26...Kxg7 27. bxc5 Rd8 (27...Bxe4 28. Qxe4 Rd8 29. Qg4+ Kh7 30. c6 Rf8 31. Qxd4 Qa2 32. Qd3+ Kg8 33. Qg6+ Kh8 34. Re4 Qxf2+ 35. Kh2 Qf5 36. Qh6+ Kg8 37. Rg4+ ) 28. Qg3+ Kf8 (28...Kh7 29. c6 ) 29. Qf4+ Kg8 30. Qf7+ Kh8 31. Ng6+ (31. Nd6 ) ]
24. xh6!! d4 25. xg7! a6 26. b4 e6 27. xc5 d5 28. bxc5 d5 29. g6 xg2+ 30. xg2 xg2 31. xg2 xg7 32. e4 White has a winning endgame advantage.
|Dec-20-04|| ||patzer2: After 26...Nb5?? (better was 26...Kh8 putting up much more resistance), White wins with the surprising 27. Nef6+!|
27. ef6+ f7
[27...Bxf6 28. Nxf6+ Kf7 29. Qd7+ Kxf6 30. Rxe8 ]
[27...gxf6 28. Qg6+ Kh8 29. Qxh6+ Kg8 30. Qg6+ Kh8 31. Nxf6 Bxf6 32. Qxf6+ Kg8 33. Qg6+ Kh8 34. Rxe8+ ]
27. ef6+ f7 28. e5+ e6
[28...Kxf6 29. Qg6#; 28...Kf8 29. Qg6 Bxf6 30. Qf7#]
27. ef6+ f7 28. e5+ e6 29. eg4+ f7 30. xh6+ gxh6 31. h7+ xf6 32. xh6+ f7 33. h7+ f6 34. g5+ xg5 35. g7+ f5 36. e5+ f4 37. g3#
|Jun-03-07|| ||pawnQueenblack: 20...Nc7!
22. Rxe4 c4!
23. Bxh6! Bf6
24. Bxg7 Bxg7
25. Qg6 Re7!
26. Rh4 Qa1!
27. Kh2 Nbd5!
28. Qh7 Kf8
29. Ng6+ Ke8
30. Nxe7 Be5+
31 g3 Qxb2
32 Bc2 Nxe7
|May-16-10|| ||Cardinal Fang: Where did this game get its name?|
|May-10-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
DeFirmian vs P Nikolic, 1985.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF DEFIRMIAN.
Your score: 37 (par = 28)
|Oct-30-12|| ||andyatchess: ltj we dont care about your guess the move score ok?|
|Oct-31-12|| ||Shams: <andyatchess> He knows that nobody cares and that many people find it annoying, but he does it anyway. I've heard he's been known to toast himself at weddings too.|
|Oct-31-12|| ||perfidious: <Shams> Would toasting oneself at a wedding be bad form?|
<andyatchess> Bleep that-I scored 400 on the Guess the Move for this game, so let <Joke> top that if he can!
|Oct-31-12|| ||Shams: <perfidious> <Would toasting oneself at a wedding be bad form?>|
Not if one were marrying oneself. Perhaps after gay marriage that will be the next bud to flower.
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