|Jun-24-03|| ||refutor: clever finish for the fans of underpromotion...anything other than 39.f8=♘+ allows 39. ... ♖g5#. also, why not kramnik's 9. ... ♗xe4 that seems stronger than the text |
|Jun-24-03|| ||AgentRgent: <Refutor> 39...Rg5+ isn't actually Mate since Kf6 is available.. however the end is near: 39...Rg5+ 40. Kf6 Rg3+ 41. Kf5 Rf3# will finish. |
|Jun-24-03|| ||refutor: i'm sorry, is my face red...must've been thinking about something else ;) |
|Jun-25-03|| ||caseyclyde: In the line 39...Rg5+ 40. Kf6 Rg3+ 41. Kf5 Rf3#, Rf3 is not mate since g4 is available. And after 39...Rg5+ 40. Kf6 Rg3+ white could play Kxf7. |
|Jun-25-03|| ||huflix: Is she the wife of vasily Ivanchuk? |
|Jun-25-03|| ||mandar: Is this Semi-Slav?? Yes then which variation? |
|Jun-25-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: 39.c8=N+ is the most logical as black has no other move than 39...Rxc8, but 39.c8=Q would have won too as then all alternatives of 39...Rxc8 are even worse. |
|Jun-25-03|| ||refutor: <mandar> this is the botwinnik variation of the semi-slav |
|Jun-25-03|| ||paulalbert: Alisa Galliamova married Ivanchuk, but I think they are now divorced. |
|Apr-03-06|| ||prinsallan: Spectacular finish by Swedens first lady ^^
|Apr-11-06|| ||offramp: <paulalbert: Alisa Galliamova married Ivanchuk, but I think they are now divorced.> Their children are semi-Slavs.|
|Apr-11-06|| ||aragorn69: LOL <offramp>|
|Dec-27-11|| ||Penguincw: Connect the knights. Hehe.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||piltdown man: A beautiful finish!|
|Oct-11-17|| ||MuzioFan: Although beautiful, the underpromotion seems unneccesary. After for example 39.c8=Q Rg5+ 40.Kf6 the white king can always escape to f7-e8, so black has nothing better than 39..Rxc8.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||Ratt Boy: <MuzioFan: Although beautiful, the underpromotion seems unneccesary. After for example 39.c8=Q Rg5+ 40.Kf6 the white king can always escape to f7-e8, so black has nothing better than 39..Rxc8.>|
True, butt the underpromotion is simpler. It forces immediate toppling of the ♔.
|Oct-11-17|| ||Ratt Boy: I second <LOL <offramp>>. You win the comment section.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||catlover: <offramp>'s comment gave me a chuckle as well. |
According to Pia Cramling's profile on Chessgames.com, she is married to Spanish GM Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez.
|Oct-11-17|| ||newzild: 39. c8=N+ is the best move because if forces Black to play 39...Rxc8.|
Promoting to Queen gives Black other options unnecessarily.
|Oct-11-17|| ||waustad: <catlover> Yes, they are married and have a daughter Anna who played on the Swedish women's team at the last olympiad. Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez has just filed a transfer to the Swedish federation.|
|Oct-11-17|| ||clement41: 39 c8N+ is the best practical chance but objectively 39 c8Q wins too although white'd have to make sure he does not get mated after 39...Rg5+ 40 Kf6 and no he doesn't.
However with a black pawn on e7 this would threaten 39...e6# or 39...Rg5# and thus would force 39 c8N+.|
An awesome tactical variation: 16...Qa4 17 cb Qc6 18 Bb5!! +-
|Oct-11-17|| ||chessgames.com: Stockfish says that 39.c8=N+ and 39.c8=Q are equivalent as Black is forced to capture on c8 in either case. |
analysis of move 39.?
But from a human perspective, it makes sense to make forcing moves, and nothing's more forcing than check.
|Oct-11-17|| ||eternaloptimist: I think it would have been a better idea to play 7...♕b6 & try to head for a position like this.: Opening Explorer
W/ her ♕ on b6 she could've prevented GM Cramling from getting a passed ♙ on the c-file. Cramling played 15.♙d5 which led to a passed ♙ & that helped her win this game.
<CG> The last sentence in your kibitz makes a lot of sense in that it's a lot easier for a human to calculate forcing moves than non-forcing moves.|
|Oct-12-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Although IM Galliamova could've gotten an = position & she possibly could've avoided losing even w/ Cramling's passed ♙ on the board by playing 24...♕xd3 as shown in Stockfish's notes.|
|Oct-12-17|| ||kevin86: I like underpromotions!|