Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mark Taimanov vs Lev Psakhis
Moscow-4teams (1981), Moscow URS, rd 2, Feb-??
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  0-1


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 2 times; par: 63 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more Taimanov/Psakhis games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: Just Attempting a POTD

click for larger view

click for larger view

A. Santasiere vs E B Adams White to move

Solution: Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926

Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: I was not able to find anything for Black with the current active pieces, even though I had the impression that I am close...

Therefore I decided that the best is to do what you learn as beginner: activate your pieces which are not doing anything, develop your undeveloped peices. Don't attack until you finalized your development.

Here it works with 25...Rae8.

Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Hello <Penguincw>, 36...Rg1+ 37. Rxg1 Nf2+ 38. Kg2 Rg8 and it is all over
Aug-07-18  dTal: This is a Tuesday puzzle???
Premium Chessgames Member
  sfm: <dTal: This is a Tuesday puzzle???> Yes, why? If you had problems calculating until 35.-,a4 I am afraid this game is not really for you.

As you may have figured out: just kiddin'!
This holds as the most "insane" Tuesday puzzle I can recall. :-)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: I went to my puzzle vault and found this nice one, appropriate for a Tuesday. It's move 14, white to play and win.

click for larger view

Game link below:
Robson vs E Perelshteyn, 2010

Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: Good one <Jimfromprovidence> 14.Nd5
Aug-07-18  King Harvest: What!? Tuesday?? Put this up again Sunday I still won't get it.
Aug-07-18  King Harvest: Well, I can't expect to get them all. I mean I got dressed this morning and I noticed my lev psakis on my right foot.
Aug-07-18  saturn2: <Jim> nice of you giving me that tuesday feeling. At least black loses the bishop on e7 for nothing.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <Malt> Good one, gets away from the same old themes.
Premium Chessgames Member
  malt: <ChessHigerCat> I liked the quote !

Some games encourage you to try to become a professional chess player while others make you resign yourself to being an enthusiastic amateur. This game definitely falls in the latter category.

Aug-07-18  Coriolis: Can someone please explain what has happened to this website?
Aug-07-18  Andrew Chapman: <Coriolis> the webmaster sadly died recently. Andrew
Aug-07-18  Whitehat1963: Tuesday???
Aug-07-18  Patzer Natmas: I clicked on the puzzle before trying to see who moves first...saw Re8 after clicking on puzzle, but was fascinated to see the rest of the game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.30): 17.Re1 Rac8 18.Rcd1 Ndf6 19.Bd3 c4 20.Bxe4 Nxe4 21.Bd4 Bf8 22.Nc3 cxb3 23.Qxb3 Qb4 24.Rb1 Qxb3 25.Rxb3 Ba8 26.Rc1 Rc7 27.Ne5 Rdc8 28.Ng4 Bg7 29.Ne5 f6 30.Nd3 Kf7 31.h3 Nxc3 32.Bxc3

2. = / + (-0.35): 17.Bd3 Nxf2 18.Kxf2 Bxe3+ 19.Kf1 d4 20.Qe2 Rac8 21.Ba3 Ne5 22.Rxc5 Rxc5 23.Nxc5 Nxf3 24.gxf3 Rd5 25.Qg2 Rxc5 26.Qg3 Kg7 27.Bxc5 Qxc5 28.Re1 h5 29.h4 Qc6 30.Kg2 Qe6 31.Rd1 Qf6 32.Re1 Ba6 33.Bb1 Qe6 34.Be4 Bc8 35.Rd1 Bd7 36.Bd3 Bc6 37.Kf1

Premium Chessgames Member

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4

17...d4 18.Nxc5 Ndxc5 19.bxc5 dxe3 20.c6 exf2+ 21.Kf1 Bxc1 22.cxb7 Rxd1+ 23.Qxd1 Re8 24.b8R Rxb8 25.Qxc1 Qb4 26.Qe3 Qxb2 27.Qxe4 Qxa2 28.Qe5 Qb2 29.Qd5 Kg7 30.Kxf2 Re8 31.Qb5 Qxb5 32.Bxb5 Rc8 33.Ke3 Rc2 34.Nd2 a5 35.g3 Rb2 36.Bc6 f5 37.Kd3 Kf6 38.Kc3 Ra2 39.Bd5 Ra3+ 40.Kc4 a4 - / + (-1.36) Depth: 22 dpa

Aug-07-18  WorstPlayerEver: Sometimes.. it's easier to understand a position by considering a real bad move, like 26. Bd4

click for larger view

Now it's mate-in-two

After all, we only learn from mistakes.

Aug-07-18  drollere: i'd encourage those who can to post an obit on this site celebrating mr. freeman and what he built here. it's quite a unique achievement.

i'd hope some of the better rated and more frequent visitors to this site are communicating gentle guidance and support to the current operators.

there's an opportunity for someone who knows the difference between a monday puzzle and a friday puzzle to step up as puzzle editor. no harm recycling puzzles every five years or so.

if the site is currently hosted rather than staffed, it would be prudent to back up everything as a contingency against retail hosting misadventures.

[also posted in the kibitzer's cafe.]

Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <WPE> Good point. Neg3+ Qxg3 or hxg3 and Qxe2#
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Why was this considered "easy"?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: <ChessHigherCat>, <Mayankk>, <malt>, <lost in space>

Thanks and you're welcome.


<malt> Nice puzzle! Thanks for that. Remember, if puzzles are gonna be posted, at least 2 gotta be posted. Otherwise someone won't have a puzzle to solve. :)



Also a nice puzzle. Unfortunately I did not get it. Too desperate at looking for sacrifices. ;)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Mayankk: Nice one Penguincw. Got the real Tuesday puzzle. Please try and post similar ones for rest of the week as well - am sure you can find them :) >

I'll try my best. But hey, this is fun. I hope others step up and find puzzles to share to all as well.

Aug-08-18  dTal: I am so sorry to hear that the webmaster passed away. For years I have visited CG regularly, spending a few mts to look at the daily puzzle and gotd. always marvelling at the quality and integrity of the site. I did not and do not know the staff, and would like to offer my most sincere condolences. I hope somebody posts an obituary.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Instructive Tactical Finishes
by Easy Point
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Nimzophile
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by Olanovich
#48. score 82 "Hacky Psak" (a Vets vs Youth tourney it was)
from 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, RANKED by SirChrislov
Game 303 in Chess Informant Best Games 301-400
from A04s of Fredthebear by fredthebear
25...? (June 16, 2018)
from Saturday Puzzles, 2018-2019 by Phony Benoni
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by koinonia
25...? (Saturday, June 16)
from Puzzle of the Day 2018 by Phony Benoni
# 48.) One of GM Lev Psakhis's prettiest games!!! (35 mvs.)
from "The 100 Best Games," (of the 20th Century). by LIFE Master AJ
Game 303
from # Chess Informant Best Games 301-400 by Qindarka
25...Re8!! solves Saturday June 16, 2018
from Helpless King by patzer2
by whiteshark
No. 48
from 100 Best Games of the 20th Century by LPeristy
Game 211
from Soviet Chess (Soltis) by Qindarka
No. 48
from 100 Best Games of the 20th Century by Monono27

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC