|Feb-11-05|| ||invincible: http://www.insight.demon.co.uk/Tech... |
|Nov-15-12|| ||FSR: To Sher, with Love.|
|Jan-02-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: <Nunn to Sher>|
|Feb-14-15|| ||FSR: It's been so long since I submitted it that I'd forgotten that this was my pun.|
|Feb-14-15|| ||FSR: For anyone who doesn't get the allusion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Si...|
|Feb-14-15|| ||Jim Bartle: This game is a real Lulu.|
|Feb-14-15|| ||offramp: Love is tennis for Nunn.
Hence the pun.
|Feb-14-15|| ||al wazir: Black should have played 21...Bd6 before ...Ne7. That would have blocked the advance of the d-♙ and kept the marauding ♕ off the a7-h2 diagonal.|
|Feb-14-15|| ||morfishine: Fascinating game. Black gets a double-attack on <c2> which White ignores.
White then gets a double-attack on <c7> which Black can't ignore. The
difference being both Black King and Queen are under pressure. White
surgically dismantles Black's position first by sacrificing a piece for 2 pawns, then offering 2 minors for the Queen, and finishes with a routine exchange-sac|
Just what the Doctor ordered
|Feb-14-15|| ||rickycota: Black played a careless game, never developed his pieces. White just kept going for it and he got it|
|Feb-14-15|| ||offramp: The famous Sicilian Alapin.
According to ChessGames.com Statistics Page, the third-most-played opening IN THE WORLD!!
<Which ECO opening chapters are played most often?
A04 - Reti Opening (11,934)
B06 - Robatsch (10,826)
B22 - Sicilian, Alapin (9,753)...>
|Feb-14-15|| ||Richard Taylor: 6. ... cxd4 7. cxd4 e6 8. Nc3 Qd8 is better than what black played. Letting Nunn get c4 and d5 in wasn't fatal but made it hard for black. Black needs to attack the isolated QP and develop as quickly and as well as possible. |
Yes as <al wazir> says 21. ... Bd6 was better but by then black was struggling a bit.
|Feb-14-15|| ||Richard Taylor: In fact 22. a3 is easily winning for white.
<off ramp> there is nothing wrong with it indeed. It doesn't always win of course!
Black didn't play the opening well here. I was interested as I think I will be facing it in a club game in a couple of days so I was looking around. Using this game and my computer and book moves I decided to go for this line rather than what I mostly play that is the Nf6 line which I feel is more cramped and although I've won some good games with it I have also had problems.
There is also a "trick" line to take c3 players out of their comfort zone but I will settle for a good line after 2. ... d5 I think.
|Feb-14-15|| ||kamagong24: awesome game!!! how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?...|
|Jan-13-18|| ||Grandma Sturleigh: Sher's plan to build a black-squared pawn-chain is the centre is refuted by Nunn's 15. Nxe5!|
11...O-O-O (in place of 11...f6?) gives equality, according to Stockfish.