|Oct-29-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: 28.Qe1 threatening 29.Rh4 would have been even better than the text move. |
|Oct-29-03|| ||erikcu: I thought maybe 18.Bxd6
Is there a way for black to regain parity from that fork? It seems to me in that case after trading it will be white with a rook, bishop, and knight against black with 2 rooks.
|Oct-29-03|| ||aulero: Yes Honza, just a little care in order to avoid 28...Rde8 29.Rh4?? Rxe7 30.Qxe7 Qg1+ :-) |
|Oct-29-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: <aulero> Of course, if 28...Rde8, then 29.g7+ Kxg7 30.Nf5+ Kf7 31.Re7+ Rxe7 32.Qxe7+ Kg6 33.Qg7+ Kh5 34.Qxh7+ etc. |
|Oct-29-03|| ||Diggitydawg: <eriku> One of my candidate moves was 18.Bxd6. I discounted it in favor of the text move because I calculated: 18..QxB 19.QxQ BxQ 20.RxB, leaving the material count even, with Black having the option to play 20...g6xf5. |
|Oct-29-03|| ||DexterGordon: What do y'all think of 18. Bh3?
18...Ne5 either loses an exchange or leaves the BK in the center; 18...h4 19. fxg6 fxg6 20. Qd3 seems to give W a pretty good attack.
|Oct-29-03|| ||patzer2: If 19...Qc6, then 20. Re1 Ne5 21. Bxe5 dxe5 22. Rxe5 Rc7 23. f6 Rd7 24. c4 Kd8 [if 24...h5, then 25. Bg2!; if 24...h6, then 25. Qd4!; if 24...Rxd5, then 25. Rxe7+-] 25. fxe7+ Ke8 26. Bg2 f6 27. Re1 Kf7 28. Qh6 Rd6 29. e8Q+ Rxe8 wins for white, per Fritz 8
(+6.66 @14/14 depth & 736kN/s, as last assessed for black's 24th move). |
|Oct-29-03|| ||patzer2: <Honza Cervenka> As usual, your analysis is outstanding! For white's 28th move, Fritz 8 gives five wins, rating your choice best (@12/41 depth & 734kN/s):|
28. Qe1 (+7.16)
28. Re1 (+5.81)
28. a3 (+5.75)
28. gxh7 (+5.38)
28. a4 (+5.25)
|Oct-29-03|| ||noone2: Why not 20 N:e7
If Q:e7 B:d6 Qh4 (else Qe2 + or Re1)
Re1 + Kd7 or d8 Bg3 +
|Oct-29-03|| ||crafty: 20. xe7 xe7 21. h3 f6 22. fxg6 c6 23. e1 (eval 3.46; depth 13 ply; 500M nodes)|
|Oct-29-03|| ||noone2: 20 N:e7 looks quite obvious (even without Bh3 - Bd6 looks crushing).|
I wonder why this line wasn't chosen...
|Oct-29-03|| ||John Doe: What the heck kind of puzzle is this?
I was much more enamored by a knight sac at b5 with a following check by the bishop and a pawn trade on the other flank. I envisioned something similar to a Boden's mate but couldn't come up with the move order for it.
|Oct-30-03|| ||noone2: I see the error of 20 N:e7 Q:e7 21 B:d6 Rd8! 22 Re1 Ne5! (23 R:e5 Q:e5) and black wins |
|Apr-27-04|| ||vonKrolock: Nunn's defense is sound, whith the stronghold 'e5' completelly compensating for Sax's pair of Bishop's; but 14...Tc8? was a mistake. Better would be 14...0-0-0, to be followed by Kb8, Tc8 etc. , whith equilibium. |
|Apr-27-04|| ||kevin86: It's not really a puzzle-but it's an illustration on how even the best players miss the best move-more often then we would think.|
The notes here often show the converse problem of parlysis by analysis.
|Apr-27-04|| ||iron maiden: "Sax and the City?" Someone stop the chessgames.com puns before they kill again! :-) |
|Apr-27-04|| ||notsodeepthought: <iron maiden> It could have been worse - "the Nunn who didn't like Sax"? |
|Apr-27-04|| ||iron maiden: LOL, you're right. |