|Apr-22-05|| ||Takya Kotov: I was actually present in the Barbican Centre in London in 1988 where this game was being played. It caused quite a stir at the time, both in the analysis room upstairs and around the world. It was quite a well known game.|
Funny how it does not seem worthy of comment now.
|Apr-22-05|| ||aw1988: <Takya Kotov> Indeed; if I recall correctly, didn't they state at the time that 22. fxe6 wins? |
|Nov-06-05|| ||aw1988: Yasser Seirawan annotates, so I'm revisiting this game. 22. f6? is a blunder. I was not actually at the place where it was played, but I heard that afterward one grandmaster stated "fxe6!!, and White has good chances". This is garbage, of course. Perhaps a case of chess blindness...|
|Jun-14-08|| ||hedgeh0g: How is 22. f6 a blunder? I don't see anything better for White.|
|Jun-14-08|| ||whiteshark: <hedgeh0g: How is 22. f6 a blunder? I don't see anything better for White.> |
Exactly! The final blunder is not until 32.dxe4, whereas <32.Rxe4!> would have prevented black from playing 32...Qe3.
Furthermore <31.Qe2> (instead of 31.Nc1) looks like a strong alternative here.
|Jun-17-08|| ||kingscrusher: This was a brilliant game. I video annotated it at:
|Jun-17-08|| ||luzhin: The strange thing is that Speelman admitted at the time that he had missed 22.f6 altogether! In that sense he was lucky; but of course he is a great fighter-- or was then.|
|Mar-06-11|| ||Caissas Clown: Takya - hello.
I was there,too - the London Central Chess Club assisted the match organisers.
I was struck by seeing Jon after this win , casually walking out with a hessian bag over his shoulder.
Fine player , lovely chap.
How nice that in our world,the "heroes" are not drug-addicted groupie magnets !
|Mar-07-11|| ||perfidious: Speelman annotates this game in his best games collection; an interesting struggle. The book is well worth it, if it can still be found.|
|Feb-20-12|| ||Tigranny: What was 17.Bg1 for?|
|Feb-20-12|| ||Shams: <What was 17.Bg1 for?> |
Nigel had recently watched "Beckett" and didn't want his Bishop straying too far from the King.