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|Aug-31-04|| ||morphynoman2: A very good lesson by Petrosian. |
|Aug-31-04|| ||Chessical: <52...Ng5> lost the game for Larsen, (Nd6 may have drawn). |
|Oct-17-05|| ||offramp: A VERY enterprising opening from Larsen: 2...f5 & 4...b5.|
|Oct-18-05|| ||thathwamasi: Excellant work by tigran...Many players would have resigned after the queen loss|
|Oct-18-05|| ||suenteus po 147: Was it a queen loss or a sac to gain time?|
|Oct-19-05|| ||beatgiant: <Chessical: <52...Ng5> lost the game for Larsen, (Nd6 may have drawn).>|
Could you give your line? I'm not seeing the draw after 52...Nd6 53. Bd3. White threatens to win another pawn with Kf3-Kg4-Kxg4, and any plan to capture the g6 pawn leads to a lost pawn ending as in 52...Nd6 53. Bd3 Nc8 54. Kf3 Ne7 55. Kg4 Nxg6 56. Bxg6 Kxg6 57. Kxh4 followed by a king march to the queenside while Black is tied down by the h-pawn.
Or maybe you meant 52...Nh6, covering g4 and g8. I haven't had time to analyze that try yet, although I'd be surprised if it draws.
|Jul-17-06|| ||Eggman: "If your oppponent wants to play the Dutch, you shouldn't prevent him!"|
|Jul-17-06|| ||ARTIN: It was definitely a queen sac, not a queen loss.|
|Jul-17-06|| ||ARTIN: doesn't 52...Nh6 lose to zugzwang as well? March the king to f4 and wait until Black free the g5 or the g4 square.|
|Jul-18-06|| ||Capthahn86: A phenomenal game by Petrosian! Simply beautiful! What else can I say?|
|Aug-25-06|| ||Albertan: This game was played at San Antonio 1972.|
|Aug-26-06|| ||Resignation Trap: <offramp> <<A VERY enterprising opening from Larsen: 2...f5 & 4...b5.>>|
Yes, but is this so unexpected from Larsen? Compare it with this game: Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 .
|Aug-26-06|| ||kinghunt72: Black made his first mistake by castling into an assault: 15... 0-0 16. Ne5 Qh5 17. Bf3 Qe8 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. Nxb5. Better off would've been 15... d6, preventing access to e5 square.|
|Aug-02-07|| ||patzerboy: Craziest damn Dutchman I've ever seen!
This game provides a perfect contrast to today's game of the day:
HIARCS vs Homer, 2007
A tremendously exciting slugfest between two great human players making astonishing moves vs a matchup of two (yawn) computers.
Which do you find more exciting?
|Nov-06-07|| ||HOTDOG: according to Suetin,28.Bg6! Qe7 29.Qc2! is much stronger;46.g5? is bad and White wins with 46.Kg3;52...Ng5? is the decisive mistake,instead 52...Ne5! draws,for example 53.Ke3 Nxg6 54.Bxg6 Kxg6 55.Ke4 Kg5 56.Ke5 Kg6 57.Kd5 Kf5 58.Kxc5 Kf4 59.b4 Kg3 60.b5 Kh3 61.b6 Kg2 62.b7 h3 63.b8=Q h2 with a theoretical draw|
|Nov-06-07|| ||Riverbeast: <A tremendously exciting slugfest between two great human players making astonishing moves>|
I agree, this is a fascinating game...
|Jul-14-08|| ||Fusilli: <HOTDOG: according to Suetin... 52...Ng5? is the decisive mistake,instead 52...Ne5! draws>|
True, but Larsen was probably exhausted by then after a tenacious defense. Painful game to play with the black pieces. Though up a pawn, black had to hold and hold and hold.
A merciless grinding machine, that's what Petrosian was.
|Feb-19-09|| ||arsen387: What a Q sac by Petrosian!!|
|Feb-19-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: Larsen should have resigned after 56.Ke4. If 56...Kf6 (or e7 or d7), Petrosian gets his queen long before Larsen gets his. If 56...Kd6 Petrosian simply queens his pawn. The black king must guard white's g-pawn, but in doing so must allow white to achieve an unstoppable b-pawn. Surely Larsen figured this out.|
|Feb-19-09|| ||chessman95: I don't like the way that black opens this game. He wastes four of his first five moves with pawns and then develops his queen much too early and allows white to chase it around the board the whole game.|
|Feb-19-09|| ||blacksburg: omg <Fusilli>! i found another muppet!|
|Feb-20-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <He wastes four of his first five moves with pawns>|
You know, there's a school of thought that it is desirable to develop one's pawns before one's pieces, and it isn't wise to simply dismiss it.
|Feb-20-09|| ||chessman95: <swarmoflocusts> I'm not saying that it is bad to play pawn moves in the opening, but in this game he doesn't really play for control of the center, and by move five black isn't controling any of the black squares in the center with pawns. On move five white's knight already gets a strong center post at e5, which should not happen.|
|Feb-21-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: <chessman95>
Much of what you say is true. However, just because black's pawns do not control dark central squares does not mean he has weaknesses on those squares. His dark bishop will have incredible opportunity to activate and the absence of black pawns on dark squares allows his queen to activate early (although this is condemned by chess dogma), winning a pawn.
White's knight, by the way, is not on a very strong post. Black can, at will, kick it or trade it off, and indeed white is forced to retreat it once black's queen activates, demonstrating that the outpost is not secured by white's pawns. Furthermore, the knight doesn't actually cause black that much discomfort - a well posted knight should tie your opponent in knots.
|Nov-14-10|| ||Tigranny: So brilliant to sacrifice Tigran's queen earlier in the game in order to win!|
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