|Dec-19-03|| ||jaime gallegos: what a game! Smagin Rook sac is great, attacking the unprotected castled King ( see the bishops placed on d3 and e3 ... in fact the attack on h7 would be possible with a white Knight placed on f3 ) and finally creating two free central pawns !!! |
|Nov-29-04|| ||themindset: this is indeed an incredible sac, one that takes a computer quite a while to justify - but does turn out to be sound.|
ps - this would be a perfect sunday puzzle.
|Dec-14-04|| ||Gowe: This game is just amazing. The whole combination is almost perfect. Valery play every move after the sacrifice forced. Change that rock for the 4 kingside pawns, was incredible. |
|Sep-02-06|| ||e4Newman: nice play - it's the continuation that always amazes me|
|Sep-08-06|| ||horseyattack101: i think chessgames is trying to give us a hint as to how we should continue the game versus Arno Nickel. it seems a little too convenient that this is exactly how the game with Mr. Nickel opened and white is victorious here.|
|Sep-08-06|| ||syracrophy: I don't know why, but this game reminds me this charming attacking game: Carlos Torre vs M Schapiro, 1924|
|Sep-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: I think <chessgames.com> wants us to move 5.Bd3 in our match against GM Nickel. :)|
|Sep-08-06|| ||rookattack: Would'nt 15...g6 have been a better defence than Nf8?|
|Sep-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <rookattack> I think after 15...g6 follows 16.Bxg6.|
|Sep-08-06|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Emperor> How did you know? :)|
|Sep-08-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <Autoreparatufwerkbau> It's just a guess.|
|Sep-08-06|| ||kevin86: White's attack is so strong that black offered a rook and white gladly refused. Instead,he pushed a couple of foot soldiers forward and black resigned.|
|Sep-08-06|| ||RonB52734: <Emperor> Did you also notice that today's puzzle of the day has a B on d3?|
|Sep-08-06|| ||dehanne: Did black go wrong in the opening somewhere? I don't think black is supposed to let white dump a rook on just the 13th move for a slashing attack.. heck, after 12 moves white could even be tempted to play Bxh7+|
What does the theory say? Shouldn't black first play Nbd7 to prevent the immediate e4-e5 thrust?
|Sep-08-06|| ||johnnyfroaction: <kevin86> if you are talking about 29. ...Rd7 as the free rook, after 30. exd7 black could have taken the white rook on e3 with check, and mated in a matter of moves. i think black was just getting ready for whites next move.|
|Oct-07-09|| ||GrahamClayton: 12...♔f7 allows 13.♕h5+, and now:
13...♔g8 14.♗h7+ ♔h8 15.♗g6+ ♔g8 16.♕h7#, or
13...g6 14.♕h7+ ♔e8 15.♗g6+ ♖f7 16.♕f7#
Can White play the same sacrifice after 12..♘e8?