|Sep-09-14|| ||wordfunph: one of Pein's best games.
|Dec-05-18|| ||ajk68: Wow. The final position is just a world of hurt for black.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||paavoh: He deserved to win, and Svidler deserved to lose for choosing this opening.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||areknames: At the time of this game Svidler was only 15 and not yet a GM. Pein's almost nonchalant demolition of him is nonetheless remarkable.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||greenfield67: Nice similarity between the game of the day and the puzzle.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||offramp: Svidler was only 10 years old when this was played.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||offramp: Malcolm Pein told me that he went to a DNA clinic. He was informed that he was a Pein, a complete and utter Pein.|
|Dec-05-18|| ||goodevans: <paavoh: ... Svidler deserved to lose for choosing this opening>|
I guess you must have some sort of personal grudge against this opening because it looks fine to me right up until the <19...Qxc5?> error, exposing the weakness at c7.
Pein capitalised energetically on that and it's surprising how quickly black's position collapsed.
|Dec-05-18|| ||Domdaniel: <goodevans> -- < it's surprising how quickly black's position collapsed.>|
Very true. An extremely strong player - one of the top 3 or 4 in the world, perhaps - might possibly have been angling for such a collapse. But Pein is and was well outside that zone, and even Svidler is no longer in touch with the super-elite. Probably. Smart as he is, as well as he speaks English, etc.
Peter is still a great player, and I wouldn't be surprised if he continued on, Korchnoi-style.
|Dec-05-18|| ||Honza Cervenka: Well, the game was played in 1991. Svidler was then just 15, and not even IM.|
|Dec-06-18|| ||Domdaniel: Oops. Good point, <Honza>. I think I probably misread the date originally, hence my comments about Svidler being a top player.|
Of course, he was a very strong 15-year-old.
|Dec-10-18|| ||paavoh: @goodevans: <I guess you must have some sort of personal grudge against this opening because it looks fine to me...>|
No, no personal grudge. Perhaps I did not phrase my sentence well - I just think Black's play is quite artificial, in search for the activity in moves 8 - 16 (e.g. h7-h5 push) when he has lost the Bishop pair, has no real control of the center, or other solid basis to be so active. All this is forgivable for a 15-year old, of course :-)