|Jan-18-04|| ||Fisto: Well played. |
|May-08-05|| ||soberknight: Wahle played. Spielmann had a Wahle of an attack.|
|May-08-05|| ||Everett: Spielmann Wahled on him.
This really is a nice, clean attack. No obvious mistakes by black here.
|Jul-16-05|| ||bomb the bishop: I really enjoy uncomplicated open games where tactical sight jumps up to create beautiful treasures such as this game, it is no surprise that Spielman carries the white pieces|
|Jul-16-05|| ||Brown: Guess 12...0-0 is the mistake. Be6 instead?|
|Nov-17-05|| ||LondonSystem: 12.Rxe7!! What a fantastic move!|
|Nov-17-05|| ||Averageguy: What's the point of 9...g6 ?|
|Nov-21-05|| ||KingG: Not a great game, but an instructive one.|
|Jan-13-06|| ||karlth: The g6, c6 combo killed black. Especially the former.|
|Feb-26-06|| ||LluviaSean: <karlth> Former what?|
|Jun-10-07|| ||mattbeckwith: Amazing combination. First sacrifice the exchange, then sacrifice a whole piece.|
|Aug-18-07|| ||Manic: <Averageguy> I think the point of 9...g6 is to prevent the knight from coming to f5, although your probably right in implying it is a mistake.|
It looks like <karlth> is right in pointing out that g6 and c6 killed black.
|May-21-09|| ||randomsac: ... which is why you don't castle when the bishop isn't covering those pawn holes.|
|Dec-08-09|| ||pts92: I tend to often arrive at this kind of position, but rarely do I play such a nice clean combination. Maybe I should learn more from Speelman. Kind like a Morphy win against the lesser oponents he faced in general.|
|Jan-11-10|| ||zanshin: <Brown: Guess 12...0-0 is the mistake. Be6 instead?>|
I guess so ... would never have guessed though. Black to play move 12 comparison of <12....0-0> and <12...Be6> (Rybka 3):
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[+0.31] d=19 11...Be6 12.Nce2 Nd7 13.Bd2 Bd6 14.Nf4 Bxf4 15.Bxf4 OľO 16.h3 Re8 17.a4 a5 18.Rad1 Qh4 (0:24.11) 187703kN
[+1.44] d=19 11...OľO 12.Rxe7 Qxe7 13.Qf3 Bg4 14.Qxf6 Qxf6 15.Bxf6 Rae8 16.h3 Bd7 17.Nf1 Re6 18.Be5 f6 19.Bf4 g5 20.Bg3 Rfe8 (0:26.16) 205422kN
|Sep-28-11|| ||SeanBurdine: Actually, the mistake is not 11... O-O, it's 9... P-KN3??? which irreparably weakens the K-side. At the end Black has no adequate way of stopping 18 Q-R6 -- which would nver have come up without 9... P-KN3???|
|Aug-09-12|| ||e4 resigns: 9...PN3 or g6 does not lose immediately. Don't give it a ??.
It was the inaccuracies of 9...g6 10...c6 and 11...0-0, all which could be given a ? or ?!,|
|Apr-10-13|| ||Balmo: what's the point if 9...g6? Still confused... Nice finish by Spielmann no doubt. How to take advantage of a pin.|
|Apr-10-13|| ||Phony Benoni: I would guess that 9...g6 was intended to support an eventual ...Bf5. The idea is seen in some variations of the Caro-Kann and Queen's Gambit Declined.|
As long as Black retains his dark-squared bishop, the kingside weaknesses can be covered. The problem in this position is that White can easily eliminate the DSB, due to the open e-file. In the QGD lines, for instance, White will usually have a pawn on e3, so that bishop is safe and the ...g6 idea is better founded.