|May-07-04|| ||TrueFiendish: Good old random game function! |
|Nov-29-04|| ||checkpat: 11..Nf4 was decentralizing a well developed piece instead of moving a new
|Nov-29-04|| ||error: ...and 17...♕xa2 was an inconceivable act of gluttony. |
|Feb-15-05|| ||chessgames.com: Today's Game of the Day is the first of several games we will be showing from "60 Games by David Janowski (with annotations)" to be published by Hardinge Simpole in a few months.
The book is compiled by Alexander Meynell and Alexander Chernaiev and edited/translated by J.N. Sugden. In this case, however, the notes are by Chigorin.|
Ray Keene is the general series editor, and will surely be able to answer any questions you might have about the book.
|Feb-15-05|| ||Seraphina: Us Qa2 really such a heinous act of gluttony, <error>? It seems to me the Queen can return fast with f6 and Qf7. Also, if the attack fails, it's nice to have a little extra pawn here and there... Whereby I basically agree, that it is not seem to be the strongest move. |
|Feb-15-05|| ||Marvol: If Chigorin says <with faultless defence Black could have repelled it and retained
his extra material. > and later he gives some variations that Black could have played to defend correctly,
then I suppose ♕a2 can't be that bad.
Of course it depends on who Black is, whether (s)he will be capable of executing this faultless defence :-)...
|Feb-15-05|| ||Seraphina: After meditating on it... Qxa2 is the only alternative, really. So it's best under the circumstances. But b6 seems like a wasted move. Perhapos black could have given up the extra pawn for a little counterplay. |
|Feb-15-05|| ||capanegra: I studied the move 17...♕xa2, which at first glance looks very suspicious, as the Queen is cornered far away from the hot zone (the ulterior continuation of the game demonstrated that). The alternative 17
♕d8 was probably safer, though White still keeps a strong initiative. |
As for Chigorin's suggestion 19
♖d8 to reject White's attack, I think it is interesting the continuation 20.♕b4 ♘f4 21.b3!?, and Black must not dare to play 21
♘xh5? 22.♕c4+ and mates. Now:
♘xh5 22.♕c4+ mates) 22.♖xd5 cxd5 23.♕b5! and wins.
♗e6(!) 22.♖xe6 ♘xe6 23.♕xb7 ♕a1+ 24.♔h2 ♕xd5 25.♕f7+ ♔h8 26.♖xh7+ ♔xh7 27.♕h5+ ♔g8 28.♕f7+ and I can find nothing better than a perpetual check.
♘e6 probably has better opportunities for Black. It should be studied a little bit, but I have no time for the moment. I'll come back later.
|Feb-15-05|| ||kevin86: Janowski finds a way to attack on both sides at the same time! Several moves are in fact double threats on both sides.|
Goetz-can be pronounced "gets" or "goats"-the pun,eeriely like the game,works both sides of the street.
|Feb-15-05|| ||jkiipli: excellent annotations, no crap |
|Feb-15-05|| ||aw1988: What would you label as 'crap' in annotation? |
|Feb-15-05|| ||Capafan9: I was playing through this game and thought that Qxa2 was a bad move. I enjoyed the annotations showing that there was a defense though. Despite all of this it was still a good game. |
|Feb-15-05|| ||capanegra: I apologize for my previous post. The variation I gave is incorrect. After 21
♗e6 22.♖xe6 ♘xe6 23.♕xb7 Black has ♕b1+ 24.♔h2 ♕g6 and wins. So, 17
♕xa2 wasnt so bad after all. |
|Jun-07-07|| ||JMJ565X: so white is up in material after queening pawn but play on black he may make a mistake!|