|Aug-13-03|| ||hickchess99: why did najdorf even bother with the checking until white's king made it to safety? did he not see that his attempt was futile? or was it? someone correct me please. |
|Aug-13-03|| ||Sneaky: Yes the last 5 moves seem like pure desperation. |
|Aug-13-03|| ||myratingstinks: Can someone explain the balance between tempo vs. material? It seems that Najdorf over emphasized tempo so that in the course of 32 - 38 (6 moves) he was at a significant material disadvantage. I assume most of it is the ability to read your opponents reaction to moves. But, I could be wrong. Any Ideas? Books? Websites? |
|Aug-13-03|| ||pawn2king4: It seems that Najdorf over emphasized tempo so that in the course of 32 - 38 (6 moves) he was at a significant material disadvantage.|
I concur. It seems that 35...Rxf2 would have served Najdorf better.
|Aug-13-03|| ||Andrew Chapman: And how about 40...Qxh6? |
|Aug-14-03|| ||bishop: 40...Qh6 does not help. White continues with Bxe5+, Nxb8, and then pushes his passed pawns. |
|Jun-16-08|| ||Sem: An unbelievable fight, which must have left the two GM's gasping for breath.|
|Apr-10-10|| ||al wazir: I think 66...Qc2+ would have kept the white ♔ from finding a safe hiding place.|
|Apr-10-10|| ||cyruslaihy: <It seems that Najdorf over emphasized tempo so that in the course of 32 - 38 (6 moves) he was at a significant material disadvantage.>
but 35 Rxf2 seem to give white a clearer advantage after 35 Bxe5+ Qxe5 36 Nxe5 Rxa2 37 d6 and the pawn is very hard to stop|
|Apr-10-10|| ||Chess Network: Wow! Bxc5 was a nice shot with an attack on the Black queen on e4. This game was extremely positional and then all of a sudden turned into wild calculations with an unbalanced ending. Nice coordination of the 3 minors vs Q in the ending. :)|
|Apr-10-10|| ||Garech: A very nice game and good choice for GOTD; such imbalanced fights are always interesting. I had a look with Fritz who indicated, amongst other things:|
34. Rxd6 was significantly stronger than Bxd6 e.g. 34.Rxd6 Rxh3 35.Qxe5+ forcing the exchange of queens, with a big advantage to white, materially and postionally - the connected passed pawns should decide the game.
|Apr-10-10|| ||kevin86: It sounds like our punster has a "code in da dose".lol.|
What an array of minor pieces and pawns!-the queen can't stand a chance.
|Apr-10-10|| ||scormus: <Garech ... imbalanced fights are always interesting> Absolutely! And what a battle, a worthy GOTD. I've seen WBO title fights less exciting than that.|
<34. Bxd6> must have been tempting - keeping the h-file pin and also B-action on the h2-b8 diagonal with threats on e5.
|Apr-10-10|| ||MarbleSkull: A constant exercise in tactics by both players. Great game.|
|Apr-10-10|| ||twillitiger: I don't understand 27...Bxd1. Exchanging light-squared bishops favors White. I think 27...Bd7 would have been better!? It threatens 28...Bxh3 and white bishop on d1 doesn't look well placed.|
|Apr-11-10|| ||jmay: this game reminds me of a fever dream|
|Jan-30-16|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: What happens after 40...Qxh6? If 41.Bxe5+,Kg8; 42.Nxb8,Qe3; 43.Bxc7,Qxe2+; 44.Kc1(or Rd2),Qxc4+, does Black have enough play? If yes, where does White improve?|
|Jan-30-16|| ||Mehem: It was a draw until 64... Qc3??. 64... h3 65.Nfe5+ Kc8 66.Ba5 h2 67.d7+ Qxd7 68.Nxd7 h1Q=|
|Jan-30-16|| ||nalinw: Why can't all GOTDs be like this?
My juvenile side sees one interpretation of the pun - is that all there is?
|Jan-30-16|| ||playground player: Aren't you supposed to win if you take a pawn en passant?|
|Jan-30-16|| ||kevin86: Three pieces usually can hold off a queen, but in this case, they win.|
|Jan-30-16|| ||morfishine: Quite a fascinating game that no doubt has concrete improvements for Black, but who wants to talk about that?|
Personally, I don't like 28...Qf3 allowing 29.Rxg6, but surely, Black's play was sloppy and slipping much earlier than this
|Jan-31-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: 23...cxb4 24.Bxb6... actually favors Black quite a bit. Rather instructive.|
|Jan-31-16|| ||RookFile: Complex game. I'm sure Najdorf wanted to win. You don't get by with vague generalities in a game like this, every move it's time to to break your head and calculate as much as you can.|
|Feb-01-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: Simply 35...Re8 and black wins quite easily.|