|Oct-13-03|| ||PizzatheHut: <chessgames.com> Much better! |
|Oct-13-03|| ||chessgames.com: Our pleasure, and thanks for the help. |
|Jul-12-06|| ||JustAFish: I believe Yasser is refering to this game in his video-anecdote regarding his becoming second to Korchnoi:|
Apparently Yasser had studied this particular line so well that he, as a Junior managed to impress Kortchnoi, during the post-mortem, into hiring him on the spot.
|Jul-22-06|| ||checkpat: Why does Viktor resign?
Q vs R+B is not such a bad deal
|Jul-22-06|| ||KingG: <checkpat> 39...Bxe7 40.Qd5+ wins the rook.|
|Jul-24-06|| ||checkpat: Thanks KingG!|
|Jul-24-09|| ||zooter: What's the deal with 24...Bxc4?
According to Crafty, after 24...bxc4 Black has a -1.90 advantage
I was reading about this game in Seirawan's "Winning Chess Strategies" and I thought 24...bxc4 was a better move
Can somebody explain?
|Jul-09-11|| ||Everett: <zooter> I guess you mean 24..dxc4. |
I don't know why Seirawan did not include analysis of that line in the book. Space and complexity of tactics may not have been a fit with the editor.
After <24..dxc4 25.Bc2> Seirawan would have nice attacking prospects, with Bxf6, Bg6 and Re1 all in the air. If Black cannot find a reasonable defense to <26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Bg6 Nxg6 28.hxg6> then he is lost.
Black's K safety is the key to the position. Korchnoi's 24..Bxc4 is trying to exchange one of his offside pieces for Seirawan's active bishop on b3.
BTW Seirawan recommends <32.Qc2 Be5 33.Qc4+> as better continuation.
|Jul-09-11|| ||Everett: BTW I am not claiming that Seirawan has a win after <24..dxc4 25.Bc2> In fact, I imagine playing the position arising after the logical <25..Bc5> against a computer or friend would be very interesting practice. I can't make heads or tails of the positions, and both kings are not so safe at all.|
Should white exchange rooks or play Re1? When does he have time for the h-file rook lift? When does Bxf6 work?
For Black, if he gets in Qxa2, he not only put pressure on f2 but after c3 he can cover the light squares on his porous K-side. Running interference with ..Rd3 also looks interesting.
An interesting position, beyond my calculating abilities.
|Sep-23-11|| ||Cemoblanca: "An Unexpected Offer" by Yasser Seirawan
Victor took me aside to speak with me in private. He explained he would soon be playing his Candidates' Match against an arch-rival, Tigran Petrosian. "Would I like to be his second?" I was dumbfounded and didn't know how to answer. I'm quitesure nothing came out of my mouth as I stood there in shock. I can honestly say that my tumultuous thoughts centered around one concept only: how much would it cost me and could I afford it?
Victor completely misunderstood my silence. "Oh!" Victor said, "Sorry. The conditions are: I pay your travel, hotel and meal expenses. While you are working with me, I pay you 500 Swiss francs a week..."
Now I was convinced I was dreaming. Did I understand that right? Victor was offering to pay me? To train him? What on earth could I teach Victor Korchnoi? I gratefully accepted and stuck out my hand in agreement. Shake.
|Sep-23-11|| ||sevenseaman: A complex game that seemed to propel on home preparation. I got quite a few urges but kept learning.|
<cemoblanca> You confuse me. Was it Victor or Yasser?
|Sep-24-11|| ||Shams: <sevenseaman> Korchnoi offered the position to Yasser. Playing through the game it's not hard to see why, the youngster fed him his tuches on a plate here. What luck for Seirawan that this line arose that day.|
|Sep-24-11|| ||Cemoblanca: <sevenseaman>
The offer came from Victor and the whole text from Jasser... äh sorry... Yasser! ;0)
Literature source: Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions by Yasser Seirawan >>> http://www.amazon.com/Chess-Duels-G...
P.S. Written in an appealing and casual manner, this book is definitely recommended! Thank you for your efforts on this book Mr. Seirawan! :0)
|Oct-26-11|| ||wordfunph: <Cemoblanca: P.S. Written in an appealing and casual manner, this book is definitely recommended! Thank you for your efforts on this book Mr. Seirawan! :0)>|
indeed a very good book, i seldom rate a perfect book but this one is an exception, 10/10 for Yasser's book Chess Duel - My Games with the World Champions. I am now on page 31 and 399 more juicy pages to read :)
|Oct-26-11|| ||TheFocus: <Chess Duels> should be in everybody's library! An excellent book with superb annotations and great anecdotes.|
10 stars out of 10, to be sure.
|Feb-19-13|| ||hyperactivemodernist: Fascinating game. Viktor keeps probing the position searching for counterplay, but each time he makes an attempt, Yasser finds a way to thwart him. That must have been frustrating!|