|Dec-15-07|| ||wouldpusher: The ♕-sortie looks like it didn't work out well here. He had to move the ♕ around too many times, compromising his development.|
13. ... dxe5!? 14. ♗c5 ♕xc4 15. ♗xf8 ♗xf8 16. ♖e1 ♘bd7 looks more playable.
Torre's last chance to dampen the attack was 36. ... ♕f5 37. ♕h4 ♖ad8 38. ♘e3 ♕h5.
|Dec-15-07|| ||al wazir: Ten ♕ moves in the first 26! And at the end of it all she's back on d8!|
Why didn't black play 30...c5 ? And why not 35...Be6 ? If 36. Ne4, then 36...Re8.
|Dec-15-07|| ||Shams: 30...c5? 31.gxf6 ♔g8 32.♕h4 ♕xd6 33.♖d1 and 34.♕h6 looks like it mates.|
35...♗e6? 36.♖xe6 fxe6 37.♕xg6+ and 38.♔h2 with mate inevitable
|Dec-15-07|| ||al wazir: <Shams>: Thanks. My suggestions weren't very inspired.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||Shams: lol <al wazir>. I think we can all agree the story of this game is the black queen having happy feet.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||Sularus: Yep, up to move 29 three of black's minor pieces are still in their original squares.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||D4n: Black didn't have much development...until move 29.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||CapablancaFan: Black brought his queen out way too early resulting in a massive loss of time. By the time some of the black pieces began to move, the damage was done.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||kevin86: Black has only one move to stave off the mate-Qxh1+,after which he would be hopelessly lost-down a queen for rook and pawn-with white's queen pawn ready to mangle another piece or two.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||Confuse: the king manuever at the end is cute : )|
|Dec-15-07|| ||arnaud1959: After 13.e5 Black had a very difficult game. I can't see how he could have saved the game.|
|Dec-15-07|| ||Jimfromprovidence: <arnaud1959> <After 13.e5 Black had a very difficult game. I can't see how he could have saved the game.>|
Maybe he can simply play 13 dxe5. If 14 Bc5 (skewering the queen and rook) then 14…Qxc4 15 Bxf8 Bxf8.
Black gives up the rook for a bishop and two pawns, so there is no material loss.
He also should have chances now to develop his game.
|Dec-16-07|| ||arnaud1959: <Jimfromprovidence:Black gives up the rook for a bishop and two pawns, so there is no material loss.>Positionally yes but there are some tactical issues like 16.♕d8 and white threatens ♗c8, ♘f6 and ♙a5. Now if 16.-a4, 17.♕xc8 axb3 18.♕xb7|
|Dec-16-07|| ||Jimfromprovidence: <arnaud1959>< Positionally yes but there are some tactical issues like 16. Qd8 and white threatens c8, f6 and a5. Now if 16.-a4, 17. Qxc8 axb3 18. Qxb7>|
I still prefer the alternative line I enumerated earlier, because it eliminates that nasty passed pawn on d6 without material loss. (That pawn is such a thorn in the side of black, even though it never moves again after it reaches d6 on move 15).
And, if in this alternative continuation white plays 16 Qd8, black would play 16…Nbd7. (16… a4 immediately loses material for black).
White can take the a pawn with 17 Nxa5 but the position is even for all intents and purposes.
|Dec-28-07|| ||Capablanca44: The black squared weakness near Black's castled King was taken advantage of by White. Then once White took control of the h file with his Rook, the game was over. A very instructive positional lesson for us all.|